Colleen Brennan

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148


  • MD, University of Missouri-Kansas City Medical School2011
  • BA, University of Missouri-Kansas City2010


  • General Pediatric Residency, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis2011 - 2014
  • Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri2014 - 2017
  • Pediatric Leadership Development Program, Washington University in St. Louis2019 - 2019
  • Education Skills Program, Washington University in St. Louis2019 - 2019

Licensure and Board Certification

  • MO, Missouri Board of Registration of the Healing Arts Division of Professional Registration: Physician and Surgeon
  • U.S. Department of Justice: Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Practitioner
  • IL, Licensed Physician Controlled Substance
  • IL, State of Department of Financial and Professional Regulation- Physician and Surgeon
  • 2007 - PresBasic Life Support
  • 2010 - 2020Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • 2011 - PresNeonatal Resuscitation Program
  • 2011 - PresPediatric Advanced Life Support
  • 2012 - 2014Advanced Trauma Life Support
  • 2014 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics - Board Certified
  • 2018 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics- Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Board Certified
  • 2018 - PresNeonatal Resuscitation Program Instructor

Honors and Awards

  • UMKC School of Medicine Research Award- Honorable Mention - Molteni A, Brennan C. “Culture of H. pylori.”2007
  • UMKC School of Medicine Research Award - Third Place - Baybutt, R, Choi S, Ranson B, Herndon B, Shaffiey S, Malburg I, Kamal A, Brennan C, Molteni A. “Protection from Bleomycin-induced Fibrotic Damage in Rats By Flaxseed Oil Administration.”2008
  • Golden Key National Honor Society Chapter Leadership Award2008
  • Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society - UMKC Chapter Delegation2010
  • UMKC Dean’s Scholarship2010
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society2010
  • St. Louis Friends of UMKC School of Medicine Research Award2011
  • Missouri Baptist Healthcare Foundation Honor2022

Recent Publications view all (2)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Propranolol for the Treatment of Lymphatic Malformations in a Neonate – A Case Report and Review of Literature. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2020;25(2):155-162. PMID:32071591 
  2. Thoracoabdominal Asynchrony Is Not Associated with Oxyhemoglobin Saturation in Recovering Premature Infants Neonatology. 2016;111(4):297-302 . PMID:28013296 
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