Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics


I came to Brown in 1973 with Dr. Leo Stern, the first Academic Chairman of Pediatrics, and since 1974 have been a full-time physician at Brown and Women & Infants' as well as Hasbro Children's Hospitals. My clinical and teaching responsibilities have been in the area of neonatal intensive care, but have also included examination and care of the normal newborn, and more recently work in the high-risk neonatal Follow-Up Clinic. My research has been primarily focused on the epidemiology of neonatal jaundice and the neurotoxicity of bilirubin, with some interest also in neonatal nutrition. On campus, I served as a small group preceptor in the Introductory Undergraduate Biology Course, as a lecturer in the second-year Medical Course in Pathophysiology, and in the 1980s, as a member of an informal curriculum sub-committee which redesigned the Pathophysiology course serving eventually as Course Director. I have also served on campus committees having to do with education and research, and am currently a member of the University's Graduate Medical Education Committee. My roots at Brown are deep, and I have been very fulfilled and happy here.

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