Beverly Brozanski

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Helen E. Nash, MD Professor in Pediatrics
Vice Chair of Quality and Safety, Department of Pediatrics
Academic PediatricsNewborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148


  • BS, Summa Cum Laude, Duquesne University1978
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 1982


  • Pediatric Internship , University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 1982 - 1983
  • Pediatric Residency, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine 1983 - 1985
  • Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee-Womens Hospital1985 - 1987

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 1980NBME, Part 1
  • 1981NBME, Part 2
  • 1982National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1983NBME, Part 3
  • 1984 - PresPA, Pennsylvania State Board of Medical Education and Licensure
  • 1986American Board of Pediatrics
  • 1987Sub-Board Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • 1990 - PresNALS Regional Instructor
  • 2016 - 2020WV, West Virginia State Board of Medical Education and Licensure
  • 2019 - PresMO, Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts-Physician and Surgeon

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Kappa Phi Society1976
  • Summa Cum Laude, Duquesne University1978
  • Pediatric Resident Excellence in Neonatology Award, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh1985
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Fraternity University of Pittsburgh Joseph M Katz Graduate School of Business1996
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 2004 “Unsung Clinical Hero” Award2004
  • Outstanding Neonatologist, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh2004
  • America’s Top Pediatricians2004 - 2005
  • The Jon Watchko, MD Fellowship Mentoring Award2010
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 2011 “Unsung Clinical Hero” Award2011
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Quality Week 1st Place oral presentation: “NICU CLABSI Prevention”2013
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Quality Week 1st Place poster presentation: “Increase Visitor Hand Hygiene in the NICU”2013
  • Fine Award for Teamwork Excellence in Healthcare - Elevating & Disseminating Best Practices in Infection Control and Pain Management2014
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Quality Week 1st Place oral presentation: “Breastmilk = Medicine”2014
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Quality Week 1st Place poster presentation: “Interdisciplinary Collaboration to Reduce Hospital Stay for Neonates with Gastroschisis"2014
  • Best Doctors in America®2015 - 2019
  • Pittsburgh Top Physicians2016
  • America’s Best Physicians2016 - 2019
  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Champion for Nurses2017
  • Pittsburgh Top Physicians2017
  • US News and World Report Neonatology Working Group chair2017 - 2018
  • Pennsylvania Cribs for Kids Women of Achievement2018
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Champion for Nurses2018
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society2022 - Pres

Recent Publications view all (64)

Publication Co-Authors

  1. Variability in antibiotic duration for necrotizing enterocolitis and outcomes in a large multicenter cohort. J Perinatol. 2022. PMID:35760891 
  2. Predicting treatment of pulmonary hypertension at discharge in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Perinatol. 2022;42(1):45-52. PMID:34711937 
  3. STEPP IN: A Multicenter Quality Improvement Collaborative Standardizing Postoperative Handoffs. Pediatrics. 2021;148(6). PMID:34851419 
  4. Effects of Guitar Accompaniment Patterns on Hospitalized Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial Music Therapy Perspectives. 2021;miab013. doi:  
  5. Prevalence and patterns of gestational parent's own milk feeds among infants with major congenital surgical anomalies in the NICU. J Perinatol. 2021. PMID:34331003 
  6. Treatment of pulmonary hypertension during initial hospitalization in a multicenter cohort of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). J Perinatol. 2021. PMID:33649432 
  7. Premature congenital heart disease: building a comprehensive database to evaluate risks and guide intervention. J Pediatr. 2021;230:272-273.e1. PMID:33253730 
  8. Gestational Age-Specific Complete Blood Count Signatures in Necrotizing Enterocolitis Frontiers in Pediatrics. 2021;9:90. doi:10.3389/fped.2021.604899   
  9. Central Line Utilization and Complications in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Am J Perinatol. 2021. PMID:33535242 
  10. STEPP IN: Working Together to Keep Infants Warm in the Perioperative Period. Pediatrics. 2020;145(4). PMID:32193210 
  11. Center, Gestational Age, and Race Impact End-of-Life Care Practices at Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Units. J Pediatr. 2020;217:86-91.e1. PMID:31831163 
  12. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and bloodstream infection in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Perinatol. 2019;39(10):1384-1391. PMID:31383944 
  13. Does the initial surgery for necrotizing enterocolitis matter? Comparative outcomes for laparotomy vs. peritoneal drain as initial surgery for necrotizing enterocolitis in infants <1000 g birth weight. J Pediatr Surg. 2019;54(4):712-717. PMID:30765157 
  14. Predicting Risk of Infection in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. J Pediatr. 2018;203:101-107.e2. PMID:30217691 
  15. Winging it: maternal perspectives and experiences of breastfeeding newborns with complex congenital surgical anomalies. J Perinatol. 2018;38(6):708-717. PMCID:PMC6030460  PMID:29487350 
  16. Acquired Infection and Antimicrobial Utilization During Initial NICU Hospitalization in Infants With Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018;37(5):469-474. PMID:29189614 
  17. Sustaining SLUG Bug CLABSI Reduction: Does Sterile Tubing Change Technique Really Work? Pediatrics. 2017;140(4). PMID:28951441 
  18. Treatment and follow-up of venous thrombosis in the neonatal intensive care unit: a retrospective study. J Perinatol. 2017;37(3):306-310. PMCID:PMC5334277  PMID:27906197 
  19. Orchestrated Testing. Am J Med Qual. 2017;32(1):87-92. PMID:26483566 
  20. Short-term weight gain velocity in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Early Hum Dev. 2017;106-107:7-12. PMID:28178582 
  21. Predicting death or extended length of stay in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Perinatol. 2016;36(8):654-9. PMID:26963428 
  22. Intercenter Cost Variation for Perinatal Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Era of Therapeutic Hypothermia. J Pediatr. 2016;173:76-83.e1. PMID:26995699 
  23. SLUG Bug: Quality Improvement With Orchestrated Testing Leads to NICU CLABSI Reduction. Pediatrics. 2016;137(1). PMID:26702032 
  24. Short-term outcomes and medical and surgical interventions in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Am J Perinatol. 2015;32(11):1038-44. PMID:25825963 
  25. Interdisciplinary teamwork and the power of a quality improvement collaborative in tertiary neonatal intensive care units. J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2015;29(2):179-86. PMID:25919608 
  26. High surgical burden for infants with severe chronic lung disease (sCLD). J Pediatr Surg. 2014;49(8):1202-5. PMID:25092076 
  27. Postnatal weight gain in preterm infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Am J Perinatol. 2014;31(3):223-30. PMCID:PMC4451086  PMID:23690052 
  28. First 24-h SNAP-II score and highest PaCO2 predict the need for ECMO in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr Surg. 2013;48(11):2214-8. PMID:24210188 
  29. Therapeutic interventions and short-term outcomes for infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia born at <32 weeks' gestation. J Perinatol. 2013;33(11):877-81. PMID:23828204 
  30. Safety and effectiveness of meropenem in infants with suspected or complicated intra-abdominal infections. Clin Infect Dis. 2012;55(11):1495-502. PMCID:PMC3491861  PMID:22955430 
  31. Population pharmacokinetics of meropenem in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid of infants with suspected or complicated intra-abdominal infections. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011;30(10):844-9. PMCID:PMC3173561  PMID:21829139 
  32. A randomized study of a monoclonal antibody (pagibaximab) to prevent staphylococcal sepsis. Pediatrics. 2011;128(2):271-9. PMID:21788224 
  33. Antimicrobial prophylaxis for cesarean delivery before skin incision. Obstet Gynecol. 2009;114(3):573-9. PMID:19701037 
  34. Use of polymerase chain reaction as a diagnostic tool for neonatal sepsis can result in a decrease in use of antibiotics and total neonatal intensive care unit length of stay. J Perinatol. 2006;26(11):688-92. PMID:17024143 
  35. Evaluating the near-term infant for early onset sepsis: progress and challenges to consider with 16S rDNA polymerase chain reaction testing. J Mol Diagn. 2006;8(3):357-63. PMCID:PMC1867603  PMID:16825509 
  36. A pulmonary score for assessing the severity of neonatal chronic lung disease. Pediatrics. 2005;115(4):e450-7. PMID:15805348 
  37. Asymmetry of cerebral blood flow velocity in low birth weight infants. Biol Neonate. 2005;87(3):145-51. PMID:15564780 
  38. Effect of preeclampsia on blood pressure in newborn very low birth weight infants. Hypertens Pregnancy. 2005;24(3):223-34. PMID:16263595 
  39. Postnatal dexamethasone for lung disease of prematurity. N Engl J Med. 2004;350(26):2715-8; author reply 2715-8. PMID:15218577 
  40. Low blood pressure among very-low-birth-weight infants with fetal vessel inflammation. J Perinatol. 2004;24(5):299-304. PMID:15042111 
  41. Prophylactic indomethacin reduces grades III and IV intraventricular hemorrhages when compared to early indomethacin treatment of a patent ductus arteriosus. J Perinatol. 2003;23(4):317-22. PMID:12774141 
  42. Prevention of early-onset GBS sepsis: evaluation of a changing paradigm. J Perinatol. 2003;23(4):263-4. PMID:12774130 
  43. Hemodynamic disturbances in premature infants born after chorioamnionitis: association with cord blood cytokine concentrations. Pediatr Res. 2002;51(3):310-6. PMID:11861935 
  44. Effect of a screening-based prevention policy on prevalence of early-onset group B streptococcal sepsis. Obstet Gynecol. 2000;95(4):496-501. PMID:10725479 
  45. Developmental transitions in the myosin heavy chain phenotype of human respiratory muscle. Biol Neonate. 1996;69(2):67-75. PMID:8713651 
  46. Pulse dexamethasone does not impair growth and body composition of very low birth weight infants. J Am Coll Nutr. 1995;14(5):455-62. PMID:8522724 
  47. Effect of pulse dexamethasone therapy on the incidence and severity of chronic lung disease in the very low birth weight infant. J Pediatr. 1995;126(5 Pt 1):769-76. PMID:7752005 
  48. Neonatal phenobarbital and phenytoin binding profiles. J Clin Pharmacol. 1994;34(4):312-7. PMID:8006198 
  49. Effect of undernutrition on contractile and fatigue properties of rat diaphragm during development. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1993;74(5):2121-6. PMID:8335538 
  50. Postnatal expression of myosin isoforms in the genioglossus and diaphragm muscles. Pediatr Pulmonol. 1993;15(4):212-9. PMID:8469573 
  51. Postnatal expression of myosin isoforms in an expiratory muscle--external abdominal oblique. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1992;73(5):1860-6. PMID:1474062 
  52. Contractile properties of the rat external abdominal oblique and diaphragm muscles during development. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1992;72(4):1432-6. PMID:1592735 
  53. Myosin heavy chain expression in respiratory muscles of the rat. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 1992;6(3):335-9. PMID:1540397 
  54. Control of genioglossal muscle activity in the anesthetized piglet: the role of vagal afferents. Biol Neonate. 1992;61(6):366-73. PMID:1525270 
  55. Effects of perinatal undernutrition on elimination of immature myosin isoforms in the rat diaphragm. Am J Physiol. 1991;261(2 Pt 1):L49-54. PMID:1831330 
  56. Emergence of the mature myosin phenotype in the rat diaphragm muscle. Dev Biol. 1991;144(1):1-15. PMID:1995390 
  57. Effects of continuous low-frequency pacing on immature canine diaphragm. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1990;69(3):892-8. PMID:2147179 
  58. Expiratory abdominal muscle activity during ventilatory chemostimulation in piglets. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1990;68(4):1343-9. PMID:2140826 
  59. Postnatal development of phrenic motoneurons in the cat. Brain Res Dev Brain Res. 1990;51(1):142-5. PMID:2297892 
  60. The postnatal growth of motoneurons at three levels of the cat neuraxis. Neurosci Lett. 1989;104(3):274-80. PMID:2812543 
  61. Postnatal growth of genioglossal motoneurons. Pediatr Pulmonol. 1989;7(3):133-9. PMID:2797927 
  62. Costal and crural diaphragm, and intercostal and genioglossal electromyogram activities during spontaneous augmented breaths (sighs) in kittens. Pediatr Pulmonol. 1989;7(2):94-100. PMID:2797926 
  63. Intraventricular nafcillin-induced seizures in a neonate. Pediatr Neurol. 1988;4(3):188-90. PMID:3242521 
  64. Periorbital cellulitis and paranasal sinusitis: a reappraisal. Pediatr Infect Dis. 1982;1(2):91-4. PMID:7177909 
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