Division Chief

Michele C. Walsh, M.D., M.S. Epi.

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Division Faculty

B.R. Prasad Achanti, MD
Dr. Achanti was a fellow at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and spent 23 years at Fairview General Hospital before joining our faculty. He has been a leading force in the growth of Rainbow's Neonatology services on the west side of Cleveland.

Monika Bhola, MD
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, MD
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 director of the neonatal ECMO program, neonatology lead for the Fetal Care Program, and medical co-director of the NICU.

Avroy A. Fanaroff, MD
Professor Emeritus, Dr. “Av” Fanaroff was born and educated in South Africa. He joined UH Rainbow Babies & 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, MD, JD
Dr. Fanaroff completed residency and fellowship at Rainbow. His interests include neonatal bioethics and medico-legal issues. He is the director of the Rainbow Center for Ethics.

Stephanie Ford, MD
Dr. Ford completed fellowship at Rainbow in 2016. Dr. Ford’s research involves the use of an avian model to investigate how functional changes in the embryonic heart lead to congenital heart disease and cardiac innervation.

Tara Glenn, MD
Dr. Glenn completed fellowship at Rainbow in 2017. She has completed additional training in quality improvement methodology and has a focus on quality improvement research and education.

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

Anna Maria Hibbs, MD, MSCE
Dr. Hibbs completed her fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2006. 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.

Margaret (Meggan) Kuper-Sasse, MD
Dr. Kuper-Sasse completed fellowship at Rainbow in 2016. She is a community liaison and leads the division’s telemedicine efforts.

Peter MacFarlane, PhD
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.

Jessica Madden, MD
Dr. Madden completed fellowship at Rainbow in 2009 and spent time as a neonatologist in Wisconsin and Boston prior to joining the Rainbow faculty in 2017. Her main research interests include NICU follow-up breastfeeding and neonatal nutrition. She is the Associate Program Director for the Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship.

Richard J. Martin, MD
Dr. Martin was born is Sydney, Australia. He completed his Neonatology fellowship at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1976 and was appointed director of the division in 1998. 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 Nock, MD
Dr. Nock completed fellowship at Rainbow in 2003. Her research interests include G6PD deficiency and jaundice in neonates, prevention of kernicterus, and quality improvement. She is the medical co-director of the NICU.

Arielle Olicker, MD
Dr. Olicker completed fellowship at 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. She is the director of neonatal transport services.

Mary Elaine Patrinos, MD
Dr. Patrinos completed 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 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. She is the co-director of the transitional nursery (Rainbow 4).

Allison Payne, MD, MS
Dr. Payne completed fellowship at Rainbow in 2012 and earned a Master's Degree in Clinical Research during her fellowship. Her research interests involve the long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of prematurity and neonatal morbidities and is site co-PI for the Neonatal Research Network follow-up. Dr. Payne is the Program Director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program.

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

Ana Ribeiro, MD
Dr. Ribeiro completed fellowship at Rainbow in 2013. She practiced in her native Brazil before joining the Rainbow faculty in 2017. Her research interests include clinical education and quality improvement during resuscitation in the delivery room, as well as apnea of prematurity.

Vidhi Shah, MD
Dr. Shah completed fellowship at Rainbow in 2017. Her research interests include pulmonary hypertension, nitric oxide, and bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Eileen Stork, MD
Dr. Stork completed fellowship at Rainbow in 1984. Her clinical interests include pulmonary hypertension of the neonate, ECMO, congenital heart disease, and fetal medicine.

Michele Walsh, MD, MS, Epi
Dr. Walsh completed her fellowship at Rainbow in 1988. Dr. Walsh is the Division Chief of Neonatology. Her research interests include neonatal outcomes, respiratory disease, and quality initiatives. She is the principal investigator for Case Western Reserve University in the NICHD Neonatal Research Network and the Neonatal Lead for the Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative (OPQC).

Deanne Wilson-Costello, MD
Dr. Wilson-Costello completed fellowship at Rainbow. She is the 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, MD
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 transitional nursery (Rainbow 4).

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