DIVISION OF NEONATOLOGY

Faculty

Cynthia L. Blanco, MD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Neonatal Transport and Outreach
Phone: 210-567-5247
Email: blanco@uthscsa.edu

Education: 
M.S., Clinical Investigation, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, 2006
M.D., Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, 1997
B.S., mathematics, Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, 1990

Training:
Fellowship, neonatal-perinatal medicine, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, 2002-05
Residency, pediatrics, Texas Tech University, El Paso, 1998-2001

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 2001; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2005

 

Alice Gong, M.D.Alice Gong, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
William & Rita Head Distinguished Chair in Developmental and Environmental Neonatology
Medical Director, Premature Infant Development
Phone: 210-567-5227
Email: gong@uthscsa.edu

Education:
M.D., University of Mississippi-Jackson, 1980
B.S., chemistry, Mississippi Baptist University, 1976

Training:
Fellowship, neonatal-perinatal medicine, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1983-85
Residency, pediatrics, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1982-83
Residency, pediatrics, UT Medical Branch at Galveston, 1980-82

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 1985; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1985

 

Donald C McCurnin , MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Phone: 210-567-5232
Email: mccurnin@uthscsa.edu

Education: 
M.D., Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, 1980
MSW, Social Work, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1974
BA, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1972

Training:
Fellowship, Wilford Hall, USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, 1990-1993
Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, 1983-1985
Residency, pediatrics, Wilford Hall, USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, 1980-1983

Board Certification:
Sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1993; Sub-board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1985; Pediatrics, 1985

 

Michael Odom, M.D.Alvaro Moreira, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics 
Phone: 210-567-5226
Email: moreiraA@uthscsa.edu

Education: 
M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) 2006 
B.S., Microbiology, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), 2002

Training:
Fellowship, Neonatal-perinatal medicine, UTMB 2009-12
Residency, Pediatrics, UTMB, 2006-09

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 2010; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine board eligible

 

Michael Odom, M.D.Michael Odom, MD

Professor, Department of Pediatrics of Pediatrics
Phone: 210-567-5186
Email: odom@uthscsa.edu

Education: 
M.D., Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, 1983
B.A., chemistry, Baylor University, 1979

Training: 
Fellowship, molecular biology training, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, 1989-95
Fellowship, neonatal-perinatal medicine, Mount Zion Hospital and The Cardiovascular Research Institute, 1986-89
Residency, pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, 1986

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 1987; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1989

 

Jean A. Petershack, M.D.Jean A. Petershack, MD 

Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Recipient of the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award 2015
Director, Neonatal Education
Phone: 210-567-9211
Email: petershack@uthscsa.edu

Education:
M.D., UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, 1991
B.S., biology, Oakland University Honors College, 1985

Training: 
Fellowship, neonatal-perinatal medicine, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, 1996-97 
Fellowship, neonatal-perinatal medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, 1994-96
Residency, pediatrics, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, 1992-94

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 1995; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1999

 

Amy Quinn, MDAmy Quinn, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics 
Co-Medical Director, NICU
Phone: 210-567-5224
Email: quinna@uthscsa.edu

Education: 
M.D., Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 2005 
B.A., Chemistry, Texas A&M University, 2001

Training:
Fellowship, neonatology, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, 2008-2011
Residency, pediatrics, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, 2005-2008

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 2008; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2012

 

Rajam Ramamurthy, M.D.Rajam Ramamurthy, MD

Emerita Professor
Recipient of the Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award -2014
Phone: 210-567-5228
Email: rramamurthy@uthscsa.edu

Education:
M.D., University of Mysore, The Banglaore Medical College, India, 1965

Training:
Fellowship, neonatology, Cook County Hospital, 1970-72
Residency, pediatrics, Cook County Hospital, 1968-70
Internship, medicine/rotational, Cook County Hospital, 1967-68

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 1972; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1975

 

Steven Seidner, M.D.Steven Seidner, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief of Neonatology
Vice Chairman for Neonatal Services
Medical Director, NICU and Newborn Services
Phone: 210-567-5229
Fax: 210-567-5169
Email: seidner@uthscsa.edu

Education:
M.D., University of Arizona Medical School, 1982
B.A., chemistry, Cornell University, 1976

Training:
Fellowship, neonatology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1985-88
Residency, pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, 1982-85

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 1987; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1987

 

Syed K.U. Shah, M.D.Syed K.U. Shah, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Neonatology
Phone: 210-567-5232
Email: shahs4@uthscsa.edu

Education:
M.D.,Punjab Medical College, Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan, 2000
Pre-Medical, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English,  Government Islamia College Civil Lines, Punjab, Pakistan, 1994

Training:
Residency, pediatrics, Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, New York, NY, 2008-2011
Fellowship, neonatal-perinatal medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center, New York, NY, 2011-2014

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 2012
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine board eligible

Publications:
Shah SK. Preterm cord blood CD4 (+) T cells exhibit increased IL-6 production in chorioamnionitis and decreased CD4 (+) T cells in bronchopulmonary dysplasia Human Immunology 2015 May;.

Penon C, Bedgood M, Ortiz J, El Sakka A, Robinson A, Hair A, Shah S, Moreira A. Lean body mass is a determinant of bone health in American adolescents; 2016 Feb. (Southern Society for Pediatric Research).

 

Richard F. Stribley, M.D.Richard F. Stribley, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Phone: 210-567-5224
Email: stribley@uthscsa.edu

Education: 
M.D., Michigan State University-East Lansing, 1983
Ph.D., bioengineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1974 
M.A., experimental psychology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1973
M.S., bioengineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1969
B.S., science engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1969

Training:
Fellowship, Wilford Hall Medical Center, 1990 
Residency, Wilford Hall Medical Center, 1986
Internship, Wilford Hall Medical Center, 1984

Board Certification: 
Pediatrics, 1989; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1991

 

Margarita Vasquez, M.D.Margarita Vasquez, MD 

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Neonatal Fellowship
Phone: 210-567-5225
Email: londonom@uthscsa.edu

Education:
M.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2000 
B.A., liberal arts, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1999

Training:
Fellowship, neonatology, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, 2003-06
Residency, pediatrics, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, 2000-03

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 2003 - 2013; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2008

 

Neonatal Hospitalists

Amy W Flores, M.D.Amy W Flores, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Phone: 210-358-1445
Email: Floresa7@uthscsa.edu

Education:
M.D., UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2009
B.S., Human Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 2004

Training:
Residency, Pediatrics, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, 2012

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 2012

 

Rae C Taylor-Childress, M.D.Rae C Taylor-Childress, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Phone: 210-358-1445
Email: Taylorr2@uthscsa.edu

Education:
M.D., UT Health Science Center San Antonio, 2009
B.A., Biology and Special Education, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, 2005

Training:
Residency, Pediatrics, UT Health Science Center San Antonio, 2012

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 2012

 

Jean A. Petershack, M.D.Kristen R. Roeder, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Phone: 210-358-1445
Email: roederk@uthscsa.edu

Education: 
B.S. University of Houston 2003
M.D. Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine 2010

Training:
Residency, Pediatrics Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron OH 2011-2014

Board Certification:
Pediatrics, 2014

 

PhD

Shamim Mustafa, Ph.D.Shamim B Mustafa, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Phone: 210-567-5307
Email: Mustafa@uthscsa.edu

Education:
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biochemistry, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, 1998
Ph.D., Biological Chemistry, University College London, 1992
B. S., Medicinal Chemistry, University College London, 1988

 

Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

Jamie Boyd, NNPJamie L Boyd, NNP

Instructor, Department of Pediatrics
Phone: 210-567-5225
Email: boydj@uthscsa.edu

Education:
M.S.N., Nursing, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, TX, 2007
B.S.N., Nursing, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, TX, 2005
A.D.N., Nursing, San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX, 2002

 

Karen Brown, NNPKaren M Brown, NNP

Instructor, Department of Pediatrics
Phone: 210-567-5225
Email: brownk@uthscsa.edu

Education:
M.S.N., Nursing, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 1995
M.P.H., Public Health, UT Houston School of Public Health, San Antonio, TX, 1987
B.S.N., Nursing, UT Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX, 1985

 

Rosa I. Carranza, MSN, NNP-BCRosa I. Carranza, MSN, NNP-BC

Specialist, Department of Pediatrics/Neonatology
Phone: 210-567-5225
Email: CarranzaR@uthscsa.edu

Education:
B.S.N., Nursing, The University of Texas at El Paso Science in Nursing El Paso, Texas 2000
M.S.N., Nursing, University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston, TX, 2014

 

Rosa I. Carranza, MSN, NNP-BCRebekah Gerould, RN, MSN, NNP

Specialist, Department of Pediatrics
Phone: 210-567-5225
Email: Gerould@uthscsa.edu

Education:
B.S.N., Roberts Wesleyan College 1998
M.S.N., University of Rochester 2003

 

Maria Yolanda Medina, NNPMaria Yolanda Medina, NNP

Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatrics
Phone: 210-567-5225
Email: medinam4@uthscsa.edu

Education:
M.S.N., University Hospital Jacksonville, FL, 1985
A.D.N., Nursing, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee, WI, 1982

 

Veronica Rettig, NNPVeronica Rettig, NNP

Instructor, Department of Pediatrics
Phone: 210-567-5225
Email: Rettigv@uthscsa.edu

Education:
M.S.N., Nursing, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX 2000
B.S.N., Nursing, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TX 1994

 

Irene G Sandate, RN, MSN, NNP-BCIrene G Sandate, RN, MSN, NNP-BC

Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatrics
Phone: 210-567-5225
Email: sandate@uthscsa.edu

Education:
MSN, NNP, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.  1995
BSN, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, TX.  1991
ADN, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX.  1985