Neonatology Faculty

Program Leadership

Image: Dr. Jennifer PynnJennifer Pynn, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Fellowship Program Director

Medical School: Downstate Medical Center
Pediatric Residency: Jacobi Medical Center
Fellowship: Columbia University - Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital

Interests: Medical Education, Non-Invasive Ventilation Strategies, Chronic Lung Disease Prevention

Shanthy SridharShanthy Sridhar, MD, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Neonatal Services

Medical Director NICU, Associate Program Director

Medical School: Coimbatore Medical College
Pediatric Residency: New York Methodist Hospital
Fellowship: State University of New York at Brooklyn Down State Medical Center

Interests: Neonatal Transport, Newborn Resuscitation, Antibiotic Stewardship


Core Faculty

Dr Surabhi Aggarwal

Surabhi Aggarwal, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Medical School: Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
Pediatric Residency: Flushing Hospital and Medical Center
Fellowship: Stony Brook Medicine

Interests: Neonatal Nutrition, Medical Education, Simulation

Image Joseph DeCristofaro, MD, FAAP< Joseph DeCristofaro, MD, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Infant Apnea Program, Assistant Medical Director for Patient Safety

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
Pediatric Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Fellowship: Cornell Medical Center, The New York Hospital

Interests:  Apnea of Prematurity, Quality Improvement, Patient Safety

Imge: Dr. Lesley Small-HararyCarly Gomes, MD
 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Medical School: Stanford School of Medicine
Pediatric Residency: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Interests: Neonatal Pain, Brain Development

Stephanie Kyc Stephanie J. Kyc, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Medical School: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Pediatric Residency: Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Fellowship: Yale University

Interests: Neonatal Palliative Care, High Risk Follow-Up of NICU Graduates, Medical Education

Echezona Maduekwe, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Medical School: College of Medicine and Surgery, University of Nigeria
Pediatric Residency: Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center
Fellowship: Golisano Children's Hospital University of Rochester

Interests: General Newborn Care, Prematurity, Reduction of Morbidity and Mortality Related to Hypoxic Injury in Newborns

Aruna Parekh, MD 
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director of NICU High Risk Follow-Up Clinic

Medical School: Bombay University, India
Pediatric Residency: Long Island College Hospital
Fellowship: North Shore University Hospital

Interests: High Risk Follow-Up of NICU Graduates, Developmental Interventions, IVH Prevention Strategies, Simulation/Procedures, Professionalism in the Workplace

Esther Speer, MD, Esther Speer, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Medical School: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany
Pediatric Residency: State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of Chicago Hospital and Biological Sciences Division

Interests: Immunopathology of Neonatal Sepsis, Anti-Inflammatory Pharmacological Therapies  

Research Faculty

Marian Evinger, PhD

Marian Evinger, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology and Neurosciences

Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Roche Institute of Molecular Biology
NIH Post-Doctoral Fellow: Center for Reproductive Sciences, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons 

Interests: Transcriptional Regulation of Gene Expression in the Nervous System, Cell Regulation by Nicotine in the Peripheral Nervous System and in Breast Cancer, Molecular and Cellular Responses to Hypoxia