Hayley Friedman  friedmanh@wustl.edu

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Newborn Medicine

phone: (314) 454-6148

Clinical Interests

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, Advocacy, Medical Education


  • BA, Northwestern University2004
  • MS, Drexel University College of Medicine 2006
  • MD, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences 2011


  • Resident in Pediatrics, Saint Louis University School of Medicine 2012 - 2015
  • Neonatology Fellow, The Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine2015 - 2018

Licensure and Board Certification

  • 2012 - PresProvider, Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • 2012 - PresProvider, Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • 2015 - PresBNDD
  • 2015 - PresDEA
  • 2015 - 2018MA, Massachusetts Medical License
  • 2016 - PresAmerican Board of Pediatrics
  • 2017 - PresMaster Trainer, Helping Babies Breathe
  • 2017 - PresInstructor, Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • 2018 - PresMO, Missouri Medical License
  • 2018 - PresIL, Illinois Medical License
  • 2018 - PresNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Board Eligible

Honors and Awards

  • Barbara E. Clarke Health Services Fellowship Grant, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences2009
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society2010 - Pres
  • Best Resident Teacher Award, Saint Louis University School of Medicine2014
  • Exceptional Neonatology Resident Award, Saint Louis University School of Medicine2015
  • Cohen Exemplary Physician in Residency Award, Pediatrics Residency Program, Saint Louis University School of Medicine2015
  • Salonstall Foundation Research Travel Award, Tufts Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine2017
  • Best Oral Research Presentation, Department of Pediatrics Research Day, Tufts University School of Medicine2018
  • Dr. Corinne Walentik Provider Champion Award, CARE Clinic Team, Generate Health, St. Louis2019
  • ILPQC MNO-Neonatal Excellence Award for Optimal Opioid Exposed Infant Care2020
  • ILPQC MNO-Neonatal Recognition: Achievement of Breastfeeding Goal >70%2020
  • ILPQC Neonatal Recognition: Achievement of Safe Discharge Goal >95%2020
  • SLCH Pediatric Residency QI Showcase, Top Project Award (Primary Mentor); Improving Awareness, Education, and Language for Patients with NAS in the Nursery2021

Recent Publications view all (10)

  1. Reframing maternal opioid use disorder as an opportunity for delivering dyad-centered care: a call for action. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2022;4(4):100646. PMID:35439635 
  2. The Impact of a Multidisciplinary Opioid Use Disorder Prenatal Clinic on Breastfeeding Rates and Postpartum Care. Am J Perinatol. 2022. PMID:35668653 
  3. Medicaid and moms: the potential impact of extending medicaid coverage to mothers for 1 year after delivery. J Perinatol. 2022;42(6):819-824. PMID:35132151 
  4. Barriers to accessing opioid agonist therapy in pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2020;2(4):100225. PMID:33345932 
  5. Neonatal abstinence syndrome practice variations across pediatric subspecialty. J Perinatol. 2020. PMID:32968221 
  6. Length of Resuscitation for Severely Depressed Newborns. Am J Perinatol. 2019. PMID:31167239 
  7. A Term Newborn with Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Severe Fetal Brain Anomalies NeoReviews. 2018;19(10). 
  8. Pharmacologic treatment of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome in community hospitals compared to academic medical centers. J Perinatol. 2018. PMID:30237476 
  9. Case 3: Acute Jaundice in a 16-year-old Boy. Pediatr Rev. 2016;37(12):542-545. PMID:27909110 
  10. Eosinophilic Esophagitis in a Pediatric Patient with Herpes Simplex Virus Esophagitis: A Cause or Consequence? Open J Clin Med Case Rep . 6(1):1036. 
Last updated: 09/17/2022
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