Boston Medical NICU Specialists

Our Team

Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH
Meredith C. Dixon, MD
Alan Fujii, MD
Munish Gupta, MD
Bernadette Levesque, MD
Mark Mirochnick, MD
Margaret Parker, MD, MPH
DeWayne Pursley, MD, MPH
Bharati Sinha, MD
Vincent Smith, MD, MPH
Staff

The NICU at BMC has a high nurse/patient ratio, continuous on site attending neonatologists and pediatric residents from the Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics (http://www.childrenshospital.org/bcrp) a collaborative training program between BMC and Boston Children’s Hospital. Our team also includes specialists in social services, physical therapy, case management, pediatric pharmacology and nutrition. Our interpreter services cover most languages and our diverse faculty and staff speak many languages. Physicians specializing in pediatric surgery, pediatric cardiology, hematology/oncology, pediatric neurology, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric infectious disease, genetics and others are readily available for consultation.

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Mark Mirochnick, MD

Dr. Mark Mirochnick is professor of pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Neonatology at Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Mirochnick is a graduate of Dickinson College and the University of Vermont College of Medicine.  He completed his pediatric residency at Boston City Hospital and his neonatology fellowship at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.  He has been an attending neonatologist at Boston City Hospital and then Boston Medical Center since 1986. Dr. Mirochnick’s research activities focus on the pharmacology of antiretrovirals and other anti-infectives in infants, children and pregnant women.  He is an active investigator with NIH funded pediatric and perinatal HIV research networks, serving as protocol pharmacologist and protocol chair on domestic and international protocols.

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Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH

Dr. Wanda D. Barfield is a maternal and child health epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assigned to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.  She is also a Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service and an adjunct associate professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine

Dr. Barfield received her B.S. in biology from the University of California at Irvine, and her MD/MPH from Harvard University.  She completed a pediatrics residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and fellowship in neonatology at Harvard University. Dr. Barfield is board-certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine and is part of the CDC Control and Prevention, Division of Reproductive Health since 2000, as a member of the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS). She is currently with CDC’s Applied Sciences Branch working with the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Dr. Barfield has a special interest in racial disparities in perinatal outcomes. She also has an interest in stillbirths; an area often under-examined in U.S. pregnancy outcome measures.

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Meredith C. Dixon, MD

Neonatologist

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Alan Fujii, MD

Dr. Alan Fujii is Medical Director of the NICU at Boston Medical Center. He is an associate professor of pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Fujii is a graduate of the University of California at Davis and the UCLA Medical School.  He trained in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, completing fellowships in pediatric cardiology and neonatal-perinatal medicine through the Joint Program in Neonatology, a collaboration of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Fujii’s professional interests include maintenance of central venous catheters, use of newer surfactants, and management of PDA in extremely premature infants. These specific interests are part of an overall interest in NICU quality improvement and resource utilization. Dr. Fujii is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Heart Association and conducts clinical research.

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Munish Gupta, MD

Dr. Munish Gupta is an associate director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and a member of the Children’s Hospital Division of Newborn Medicine and the Harvard Medical School Department of Pediatrics where he is an instructor.

Dr. Gupta is a graduate of Harvard University, Stanford University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School.  He trained in pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center in the Boston Combined Pediatric Residency Program where he served as chief medical resident, and then completed a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine through the Joint Program in Neonatology, a collaboration of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gupta is currently a member of the Scholars in Clinical Science Program Admissions Committee at Harvard Medical School. His research interests focus on clinical and genetic determinants of perinatal inflammation and its impact on preterm delivery and premature infants.

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Bernadette Levesque, MD

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Margaret Parker, MD, MPHMeg Parker is a staff neonatologist at Boston Medical Center and member of the Department of Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine. Meg is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego. She received her MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. Meg completed her pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital Oakland and her fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston. Meg has also completed her MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health and pediatric health services fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston. Meg’s research interests include prenatal and perinatal determinates of fetal and infant growth.

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DeWayne Pursley, MD, MPH

Dr. DeWayne Pursley is neonatologist-in-chief at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and a member of the Boston Children’s Hospital Division of Newborn Medicine and the Harvard Medical School Department of Pediatrics where he is an assistant professor.  Dr. Pursley is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health.  He trained in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital, remaining for a fourth year as chief medical resident, and then completed a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine through the Joint Program in Neonatology, a collaboration of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Pursley’s professional interests include NICU quality improvement and resource utilization, and racial and social disparities in infant outcome. He is a recipient of the Harvard Medical School Dean’s Community Service Award.

A member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Perinatal Section Executive Committee, Dr. Pursley is co-chair of the section’s Practice Management Committee and serves on the planning committee for  the national conference, “Workshop on Perinatal Practice Strategies.”  He is a member of the expert panel to identify drug priorities as part of the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act.  He currently serves on the editorial board for Pediatrics in Review.

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Vincent Smith, MD, MPH

Dr. Vincent Smith is an associate director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and a member of the Boston Children’s Hospital Division of Newborn Medicine and the Harvard Medical School Department of Pediatrics where he is an instructor. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Texas A&M University, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health.  He trained in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center in the Boston Combined Pediatric Residency Program.  He then completed a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine through the Joint Program in Neonatology, a collaboration of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital.  He also completed a fellowship in health services research at Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Smith is a member of the Maternal Child Health Advisory Committee at the Harvard School of Public Health. His professional interests are in parental discharge readiness as well as outpatient growth of former premature infants during the first three years of life.

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Bharati Sinha, MD

Dr. Bharati Sinha is Asst. Professor of pediatrics and staff neonatologist at Boston Medical Center /Boston University School of Medicine. Dr Sinha is a graduate of the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, India. She completed her higher specialist training leading to the award of CCST in Pediatrics and neonatology in the United Kingdom. She did her residency in pediatrics at Floating hospital for children, Tufts University School of Medicine and fellowship in neonatal perinatal medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr Sinha is involved with development of neuroprotective strategies in newborn rodent model of hypoxic-ischemic injury at Brigham and Women Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

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