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Our NICU  

The 43 bed Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UTMB is currently under remodeling. Our NICU will be transitioning from a traditional bay NICU to private rooms.

Clinical facilities include a delivery service of 7000+ births per year, a neonatal intensive care unit which admits 800+ patients per year, a neonatal transport program, an ECMO program, and a large newborn nursery.

Team rounds are multi-disciplinary and include a dedicated neonatal pharmacist and nutritionist.  Subspecialists are readily available for consultation.

In June 2021, the first wing of the new NICU officially opened its doors with its state of the art equipment and beautiful views of our beloved Galveston.

Faculty, NPs and Staff

People

A Richardson, Joan

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

Geary, Cara MD PhD


Cara Geary MD, PhD
Professor
Director of Perinatal Hospice

Fonseca, Rafael MD


Rafael Fonseca MD
Associate Professor
Director, ECMO Program

Malloy, Mike MD

Jain, Sunil MD


Sunil Jain MD
Professor
Director, Premature Follow-up Clinic
Co-Director Neonatology Fellowship Program

Rassin, David PhD


David Rassin PhD
Professor

A Huff, Monica MD


Monica Huff MD
Associate Professor
Pediatric Residency Associate Program Director

A Shattuck, Karen


Karen E. Shattuck MD
Professor
Medical Director of Nurseries

Coon, John MD

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John Isaac Coon, MD
Assistant Professor

Mullins, Charlie

Charlie Mullins
Charlie Mullins. MD
Assistant Professor
Co-Director Neonatology Fellowship
UTMB

Y Fridley, Amanda Danielle

Amanda Fridley,
Amanda Fridley, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Messer, Brittanie

Julie Carlisle
Brittanie Messer, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Warnke, Keleigh Amber

Keleigh
Keleigh Warnke, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Franks, Pam

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

Y Koerner, Angela R

Angela
Angela Koerner, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Saenz, Wendie Fleur

Wendie
Wendie Fleur Saenz, NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Franco Fuenmayor, Maria MD


Maria Franco Fuenmayor MD
Assistant Professor

Y Decker, Patty

Twilla
Patty Decker NNP
Nurse Practitioner

Y Gray, Valerie

Twilla
Valerie Gray NNP
Nurse Practitioner
Neonatology Fellowship
Irene C. Dillon
Fellowship Program Coordinator
(409) 772-2815
FAX: (409) 772-0744
icdillon@utmb.edu

Pediatrics

Excellence in education is a core value for the Department of Pediatrics.

Our faculty participates in the education of all 240+ UTMB medical students, 42 residents, and fellows in two subspecialty programs. In addition, our faculty provide continuing education and faculty development for over 40 full-time faculty and over 100 community-based faculty and preceptors.

We are proud to be contributing to the present and future health of children and families.

Life in Galveston

Much more than a resort town, Galveston has a long, rich history that matches it's beauty and charm...

Life in Clearlake

Best of both worlds 

 


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Providing access to pediatric primary and specialty patient care to serve the health needs of Texas.

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We have a long history of collaborative Pedi research in viral infections, cancer, genetics, asthma and more.

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Physician consultations and referring physicians and important in our mission to provide quality healthcare for all Texans.