Faculty

The Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics is: Michele C. Walsh, M.D., M.S. Epi.

The Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Division Faculty are:

B.R. Prasad Achanti, M.D. Dr. Achanti was a fellow at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and spent 23 years at Fairview General Hospital before joining our faculty. He works mainly at Southwest General Hospital and Parma Community Hospital and will be a leading force in the growth of Rainbow’s Neonatology services on the west side of Cleveland.

Jill E. Baley, M.D. Dr. Baley completed her fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in 1981. She is the assistant medical director of the Rainbow 4 Neonatal Transitional Nursery. Her special interest is infectious diseases in neonates.

Monika Bhola, M.D. Dr. Bhola completed her fellowship at Loyola University in 1998. Her interests include neonatal resuscitation and medical follow-up of preterm infants. She is the director of the Sim NewB neonatal resuscitation simulation program, the director of neonatal resuscitative services, and runs the NEO follow-up clinic.

Moira Crowley, M.D. Dr. Crowley completed her residency and fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and joined the Rainbow faculty in 2010. Her interests include caring for the surgical neonate and narcotic abstinence - she is the site lead for the OPQC NAS project. She is the associate director of the neonatal ECMO program and the Neonatology lead for the Fetal Care Program.

Avroy A. Fanaroff, M.D. Professor Emeritus, Dr. “Av” Fanaroff was born and educated in South Africa. He joined Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital as a fellow in Neonatology in 1969. He is a pioneer in Neonatology and has been recognized as such internationally. He has received many honorary degrees and awards including educational awards and the prestigious Apgar Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics. He served as chairman of the department of pediatrics from 2004 to 2008 after serving 23 years as Rainbow’s Director of Neonatology. Dr. Fanaroff was a founding member of the NICHD Neonatal research Network and has authored and edited the leading texts in Neonatology as well as serving as Editor of the Yearbook of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine since 1987. He also serves on the Board of University Hospitals Health System.

Jonathan M. Fanaroff, M.D., J.D. Dr. Fanaroff completed his residency and fellowship at Rainbow. His interests include neonatal bioethics and medico-legal issues. He is the director of the Rainbow Center for Ethics and co-director of the NICU. Dr. Fanaroff is a member of the Neonatology Leadership Council assisting Dr. Walsh while she has dual roles as Neonatology Division Director and Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

Kate Griswold, M.D. Dr. Griswold completed her Pediatrics residency at Rainbow and works as a general pediatrician in the Neonatology division caring for normal newborns in MacDonald Women’s Hospital. She is the co-director of the MacDonald nursery.

Anna Maria Hibbs, M.D., M.S.C.E. Dr. Hibbs completed her fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2006. She is co-director of the fellowship program, focusing on the fellows’ research experience. Her research interests are (1) the long-term pulmonary outcomes of prematurity, with an emphasis on wheezing and sleep disordered breathing, (2) GI-pulmonary interactions, particularly the relationships between gastroesophageal reflux and wheezing and apnea, and (3) evidence-based medicine, with interests in medication use, study design, and implementation. Dr. Hibbs is a member of the Neonatology Leadership Council assisting Dr. Walsh while she has dual roles as Neonatology Division Director and Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

Peter MacFarlane, Ph.D. Dr. MacFarlane is from Melbourne, Australia. His research interests focus on the neurobiology of breathing, lung development and airway reactivity, with a translational interest in apnea of prematurity, sudden infant death syndrome and the effects of neonatal CPAP on lung development. He has mentored a number of fellows and residents.

Richard J. Martin, M.D. Dr. Martin was born is Sydney, Australia. He completed his Neonatology fellowship at CWRU School of Medicine in 1976 and was appointed director of the division in1998. Dr. Martin’s interests include apnea, respiratory control, and gastroesophageal reflux. His laboratory work includes studies in airway constriction, nitric oxide, and arginase. He is also involved in many clinical studies within the neonatal apnea program.

Mary L. Nock, M.D. Dr. Nock completed her fellowship at Rainbow in 2003. She is the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program Director and co-director of the NICU. Her research interests include G6PD deficiency and jaundice in neonates, prevention of kernicterus, and quality improvement. Dr. Nock is a member of the Neonatology Leadership Council assisting Dr. Walsh while she has dual roles as Neonatology Division Director and Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

Arielle Olicker, M.D. Dr. Olicker completed her neonatology fellowship training at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in 2015. Her academic and clinical interests include long term medical follow-up of premature and medically complex infants, especially focusing on long term respiratory morbidity and outcomes of moderate and late preterm infants.

Mary Elaine Patrinos, M.D. Dr. Patrinos completed her neonatology fellowship at Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago. She has practiced in both academic and private practice settings throughout the country including Illinois, Hawaii, New Mexico, and now her home state of Ohio. Her interests include apnea/respiratory control and medical follow-up of high-risk infants. She joined the Rainbow faculty in 2011 and coordinates the resident education in neonatology.

Allison H. Payne, M.D., M.S. Dr. Payne completed her fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in 2012 and earned a Master’s Degree in Clinical Research during her fellowship. Her research interests center on the neurodevelopmental outcomes of prematurity and neonatal morbidities.

Thomas “Tommy” Raffay, M.D. Dr. Raffay completed his fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital in 2013. His research focuses on a translational newborn mouse model of airway hyper-reactivity, beta-adrenergic receptor function, and nitric-oxide biology.

Eileen K. Stork, M.D. Dr. Stork completed her fellowship at Rainbow in 1984. She is the director of the Neonatal ECMO Program. Her clinical interests include pulmonary hypertension of the neonate, ECMO, congenital heart disease, and fetal medicine.

Andrea Trembath, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Trembath completed her fellowship at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and joined the Rainbow faculty in 2012. Her interests including health services research, specifically healthcare utilization and comparative effectiveness methodology.

Sreekanth Viswanathan, M.D. Dr Viswanathan completed his fellowship at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio and joined our faculty in July 2012. His clinical research interests include neonatal nutrition, neonatal renal diseases and international health.

Kristen Voos, M.D. Dr. Voos’s areas of interest are family-centered care, trainee education, developmental care, safety, and quality improvement.

Michele C. Walsh, M.D., M.S. Epi. Dr. Walsh completed her Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital in 1988. Dr. Walsh is the Director of the Division of Neonatology and, in spring 2015, assumed the role of Interim Chief of the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Walsh’s research interests include outcomes research, respiratory disease, and quality initiatives. She is the principal investigator for CWRU in the NICHD Neonatal Research Network and the Neonatal Lead for the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative (OPQC).

Deanne E. Wilson-Costello, M.D. Dr. Wilson-Costello is director of the neonatal high risk follow-up clinic and is site PI for the Neonatal Research Network follow-up. Her main interest is neurodevelopmental outcomes of premature infants.

Gulgun Yalcinkaya, M.D. Dr. Yalcinkaya was born in Icel, Turkey and completed her fellowship at New York University Medical Center. She is involved with neonatal follow-up clinic, and is co-director of the MacDonald Hospital Newborn Nursery.

Qin Yao, M.D. Dr. Yao is from China. She graduated from Rainbow’s fellowship program in 2004. She is the director of the Rainbow 4 Transitional Nursery and the medical director of Neonatal Transport.

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