Neonatology Faculty and Staff

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Neonatology Faculty and Staff

William E. Truog
Director of the Center for Infant Pulmonary Disorders; Sosland Chair in Neonatal Research; Professor and Associate Chair, Faculty Affairs, Department of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Howard W. Kilbride
Division Director, Neonatology; Vice Chair of Perinatal Services, Department of Pediatrics; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Steven L. Olsen
Associate Division Director, Neonatology; Director of North Kansas City Hospital Nurseries; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Brian S. Carter
Neonatologist; Pediatric Bioethicist; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Ikechukwu I. Ekekezie
Neonatologist; Medical Director, Donald W. Thibeault, MD Neonatal Research Laboratories; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Linda L. Gratny
Neonatologist; Director of Infant Tracheostomy and Home Ventilator Program; Director of St. Joseph Medical Center and St. Mary's Medical Center Nurseries; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Frederick K. Hall
Neonatologist; Director of Medical Services/Medical Compliance; Director of the Shawnee Mission Medical Center Nursery; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Jodi K. Jackson
Director of the Shawnee Mission Medical Center Nursery; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Ayman Y. Khmour
Neonatologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Amy C. Knapitsch
Pediatrician in Neonatology; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Charisse I. Lachica
Neonatologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Winston M. Manimtim
Neonatologist; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Emily M. McNellis
Neonatologist; Director of Transport; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Michael F. Nyp
Neonatologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Felix A. Okah
Neonatologist; Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Okunola O. Oluola
Neonatologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Adebayo A. Oshodi
Neonatologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Eugenia K. Pallotto
Neonatologist; Medical Director, Intensive Care Nursery; Medical Director, ECMO; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Joshua E. Petrikin
Neonatologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Danielle J.W. Reed
Neonatologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Christine M. Robertsen
Pediatrician in Neonatology; Director, Special Care Clinic-Neonatal; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Jotishna  Sharma
Neonatologist; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Michael B. Sheehan
Neonatologist; Director of Truman Medical Center Nurseries; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Julie A. Weiner
Neonatologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

Martha Goodwin, RN, MS, NNP Manager, and Carol Trees, RN, NNP-BC, NNP Assistant Manager, provide management support for 55 neonatal nurse practitioners (NNP). These NNPs collaborate with the neonatal physicians, fellows, and residents to provide care for patients in the NICU.

Special Care Clinic
Pediatric Nurse Practioners

Laura Grimm, RN, BC, PNP
Cheryl Wasserman, RN, CPNP

Research Support Staff

Cheri Gauldin, RN, CCRC
Anne Holmes, RN, MSN, MBA-HCM, CCRC
Kathy Johnson, RN, CCRC
Sherry Mabry, MS
Maria A. Navarro Olmo, PhD
Mike Norberg, BS, MDiv

Additional Professional Staff

Betsi Anderson, RN, BSN, CPHQ - Director of Professional Services
Addie Begley, APRN, MSN - Home Vent Clinic
Lisa Hull, BA - Office Manager
Kim Hunter, NNP-BC, MSN - Neon Clinic
Janet Klein, RNC, BSN - ICN Nursing Department Director
Allison Knutson, RN - Coordinator, Nursing Program
Mary Kay Leick-Rude, RN, MSM, PCNS - Clinical Nurse Specialist
Lori Miles, BS, CPC - Financial Coordinator
Nesha Park, RN, BSN - ICN Quality Improvement Coordinator
Pat Reuter, MSN, RNC-NIC - Neonatal Outreach Education Coordinator
Andrea Ritchey, BSN, RN, CCRN, Neonatal Fetal Health Center Coordinator
Denise Smith, RN, MSN, RNC, NNP - CHND Coordinator
Darian Younger, MHA, MS - Project Manager, Neonatology DB/QI

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