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Children's Health Service Neonatology

Division Director: C. Joan Richardson MD

We provide clinical care in a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit which admits approximately 900 babies per year. The 43 bed unit provides the acute and semi-acute care for moderate and critically ill newborns, including:

  • ECMO and
  • integrated subspecialty and
  • surgical care for complex congenital conditions.

We provide care of normal newborns born at UTMB as well as newborns born at a near-by community hospital which has a Level II nursery. In total, we care for about 6000 deliveries per year.  

In addition:

  • We also provide follow-up care for high-risk infant out-patient visits for graduates of the NICU  and
  • a Perinatal Hospice Program for infants with severe medical conditions impacting long-term survival.
  • We are very active in education, including third-year medical student and resident rotations in the newborn nursery, the neonatal ICU, fourth year medical student internships and active fellowship program.
    • We have Fellowship Training Programs and 
    • Residency Education Programs.
  • Our research is focused on sudden infant death syndrome, perinatal epidemiology, neonatal lung injury, neonatal infections, intrauterine asphyxia, necrotizing enterocolitis, and neonatal nutrition.


People

A Richardson, Joan

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C. Joan Richardson MD
Professor, Chair for Department of Pediatrics, Director Neonatology

A Shattuck, Karen


Karen E. Shattuck MD
Professor
Medical Director of Nurseries

Coon, John MD

Coon
John Isaac Coon, MD
Assistant Professor

Cummings, Kristyn MD


Kristyn Cummings MD
Assistant Professor

Dawlett, Marie MD, FAAP


Marie Dawlett MD
Associate Professor
Medical Director Clear Lake Inpatient

Fonseca, Rafael MD


Rafael Fonseca MD
Associate Professor
Director, ECMO Program

Franco Fuenmayor, Maria MD


Maria Franco Fuenmayor MD
Assistant Professor

Gerik, Susan MD


Suzie Gerik MD

Professor

Huff, Monica MD


Monica Huff MD
Assistant Professor

Jain, Sunil MD


Sunil Jain MD
Professor
Director, Premature Follow-up Clinic

Malloy, Mike MD

Rassin, David PhD


David Rassin PhD
Professor

Smith, Karen


Karen Smith PhD
Clinical Professor

Y Carlisle, Julie Deanne

Julie Carlisle
Julie Carlisle, PNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Decker, Patty

Twilla
Patty Decker NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y DeVine, Toni

Twilla
Toni DeVine, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Franks, Pam

Pam Frank,
Pamela G Franks, DNP, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Fridley, Amanda Danielle

Amanda Fridley,
Amanda Fridley, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Gray, Valerie

Twilla
Valerie Gray NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Koerner, Angela R

Angela
Angela Koerner, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Lawton, Katie Nicole

Katie Lawton,
Katie Lawton, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Listi, Brandi C

Brandi Listi
Brandi Listi, PNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Messer, Brittanie

Julie Carlisle
Brittanie Messer, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Saenz, Wendie Fleur

Wendie
Wendie Fleur Saenz, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Vasquez, Stephanie

Stephanie Vasquez
Stephanie Vasquez, FNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Warnke, Keleigh Amber

Keleigh
Keleigh Warnke, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Williams, Deyna

Deyna Williams,
Deyna Williams, PNP
Nurse Practitioner
FOR APPOINTMENTS, REFILLS OR QUESTIONS - CALL 888-886-2543

Locations

  • Clear Lake Campus Hospital Pediatric Services
    Dr. Davis with young boy

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    200 Blossom Street
    8th Floor
    ,
    Webster, TX 77598
    Open 24 hours

    In collaboration with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. We offer leading-edge knowledge and over 120 years of experience in one of the finest academic settings in the nation. The fully redesigned hospital and child life program reflects an attention to all the details that matter to children, offering the whimsy and serenity of an ocean/island design along with many special spaces for toddlers, older children, and teenagers to play, relax, unwind and spend time with family members. UTMB Health offers advanced general inpatient care for ill children, as well as specialty inpatient care for children with serious medical conditions. Our pediatric hospitalists, attending faculty physicians, nurses, residents, students, and staff provide state-of-the-art clinical care and the emotional support that is essential during a hospital stay. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) offers critical care services for infants, children, and adolescents with severe illnesses or injuries. We can arrange emergency helicopter transport when needed to serve the most seriously ill children in our region.
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  • John Sealy Children's Hospital
    Dr. Davis with young boy nurse_boy-with-cowboy-hat-in-bed301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
    9th floor
    (409) 772-1011
    Open 24 hours

    The UTMB Children’s Hospital in Galveston offers leading edge knowledge and over 120 years of experience in one of the finest academic settings in the nation. The fully redesigned hospital and child life program reflects an attention to all the details that matter to children, offering the whimsy and serenity of an ocean/island design along with many special spaces for toddlers, older children and teenagers to play, relax, unwind and spend time with family members. UTMB Health offers advanced general inpatient care for ill children, as well as specialty inpatient care for children with serious medical conditions. Our pediatric hospitalists, attending faculty physicians, nurses, residents, students and staff provide state-of-the-art clinical care and the emotional support that is essential during a hospital stay. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) offers critical care services for infants, children and adolescents with severe illnesses or injuries. We can arrange emergency helicopter transport when needed to serve the most seriously ill children in our region.
    More on the Children's Hospital
  • Labor, Delivery and Recovery Mother/Baby Rooms - Clear Lake Campus
    UTMB Clear Lake Campus

    200 Blossom Street
    5th floor

    (832) 632-7539

    UTMB Clear Lake Campus offers exceptional care for mothers and their healthy newborns in spacious LDRP rooms. Here, families stay in the same room throughout their birthing experience and Mother-Baby stay.

    Our new Labor, Delivery, Recovery Mother/Baby Rooms contains:

    • Birthing suites designed with significant input from patients, nursing staff and physicians
    • Oversized room for mom and baby to stay together
    • Large, private bathroom in each room designed to accommodate mom’s personal belongings
    • Free Wi-Fi, comfortable sofa-bed, rocking glider chair, oversized windows
    • Controlled lighting in each area of the room (mom’s bed, bassinet area, family area)
    • Nursery with private “teaching” room
    • Additional counter space for mom’s flowers and gifts
    • Nurse practitioner (Neonatal) on staff 24/7
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), Critical Care
    Dr. Davis with young boy Part of John Sealy Hospital
    301 8th St, Galveston, TX 77550
    (409) 772-1011
    Open 24 hours, call for visiting hours

    Pediatric Critical Care is responsible for the evaluation and management of critically ill newborns, infants, children and adolescents with medical or surgical problems.

    We have outstanding physicians ready to provide the highest standard of care using the latest innovations and research available.