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Howard J. Birenbaum, MD, MBA

Professional Experience 2003 – Present

Director, Division of Newborn Medicine, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, MD The NICU is a 30 bed level III+ unit, providing care to neonates of all gestational ages and birth weights.

2002 – 2003

Medical Officer, Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Division of Allergy and Pulmonary Drug Products, Rockville, MD.

1998 – 2002

NICU Medical Director, Pediatrix Medical Group of Maryland at St. Agnes HealthCare, Baltimore, MD.

1986 – 2002

Director, Division of Neonatology, St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.

2004 – Present

Reviewer, Pediatrics

2001 – Present

Reviewer, Journal of Perinatology

1988 - 1999

Consulting Editor, Respiratory Care.

1983 - 1986

Director of Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship, St. Agnes Hospital

1983 - 1986

Staff Neonatologist, St. Agnes Hospital

Hospital Committees 2005—Present

Institutional Review Board, Greater Baltimore Medical Center

2003—Present

Infection Control Committee, Greater Baltimore Medical Center

2003—Present

Quality Improvement Committee, Department of Pediatrics, Greater Baltimore Medical Center


Statewide Committees State of Maryland: 2004 – Present

Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Board Member, Baltimore County

2000 – Present

Perinatal Advisory Committee, Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services

1997 – Present

Technical Advisory Committee on Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Health Resources Planning Commission

1995 – Present

Perinatal Clinical Advisory Committee, Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Professional Organizations 2002-2004:

President, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter

2000- 2002:

Vice President, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter

1998 – 2000:

Secretary/Treasurer, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter

1994 - 1998:

Chairman, Committee on Fetus and Newborn, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter

1992 - Present:

Member, Executive Committee, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter

1986 - Present:

Member, Committee on Fetus and Newborn, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter

Academic Appointments 1984 - Present:

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine

1984 - 2010:

Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

2010 – Present

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

Education 2


Postgraduate: 2001- 2003

University of Baltimore, Robert G. Merrick School of Business, Baltimore, MD, Master of Business Administration, December 2003

1981 - 1983

Fellow in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, The Perinatology Center, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY 10021

1979 - 1981

Resident in Pediatrics, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY 10021

1978 - 1979

Intern in Pediatrics, The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY 10021

Graduate: 1974 - 1978

New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY 10016 Doctor of Medicine, 1978

College: 1970 - 1974

New York University, Washington Square College of Arts and Science, New York, NY 10003, Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, 1974

Medical Licensure 1983 - Present:

Maryland (#D29475)

1979 - 1985:

New York (#138905)

Certifications 1989 - Present:

Neonatal Resuscitation Program (Regional Trainer, # 1227637)

1985 - Present:

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics, sub-board in NeonatalPerinatal Medicine, 1985 (#1369)

1983 - Present:

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics, 1983 (#27647)

Memberships Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Computers and Other Technologies, American Academy of Pediatrics 3


Maryland Perinatal Association National Perinatal Association Vermont-Oxford Neonatal Network Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics Publications Birenbaum, HJ; Dentry A; Cirelli J et. al; Reduction in the Incidence of Chronic Lung Disease in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: Results of a Quality Improvement Process in a Tertiary Level NICU. Pediatrics 2009;123:44-50. Birenbaum HJ, Dentry A, Cirelli J, et. al: Incidence of Chronic Lung Disease (CLD) in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: A Retrospective Cohort Study of VLBW Infants Prior to and Following the Introduction of CPAP in the Delivery Room and Bubble CPAP in the NICU E-PAS 2007:7935.25.

Birenbaum HJ, Pane MA, Helou SM, Starr, KP: Comparison of a Restricted Transfusion Schedule with Erythropoietin Therapy versus a Restricted Transfusion Schedule Alone in Very Low Birth Weight Premature Infants. Southern Medical Journal 2006: 99:10591063.

Birenbaum HJ. Prophylactic Phototherapy in ABO Incompatiblity (Letter to the Editor). J Perinatol 2005: 25:805. Birenbaum HJ. Conservative Transfusion Schedule (CTS) with Erythropoietin Therapy (EPO) Versus CTS Alone in Premature Infants. PAS 2005: 57: 2218. Birenbaum HJ. Primum Non Nocere. Am J Perinatol 2003;20(8):503-5. The STOP-ROP Multicenter Study Group: Supplemental Oxygen for Prethreshold Retinopathy of Prematurity (STOP-ROP). A Randomized, Controlled Trial. I: Primary Outcomes. Pediatrics 2000;105:295. Vermont-Oxford Neonatal Network: A Multicenter, Randomized Trial Comparing Synthetic Surfactant with Modified Bovine Surfactant Extract in the Treatment of Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Pediatrics, 97:1, 1996. Birenbaum HJ and Armiger J: Neonatology Radiology Casebook, Massive Air Embolism in a Low Birth Wight Infant. J Perinatol 16:142, 1996. Horbar JD, for the Investigators of the Vermont-Oxford Trials Network: Antenatal Corticosteroid Treatment and Neonatal Outcomes for Infants 501-1500 gm in the Vermont-Oxford Trials Network. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 173:275, 1995.

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Birenbaum HJ, Broderick KA, Santos AQ, et. al: Early Feeds, Umbilical Artery Catheters and Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Is There Any Relationship? Pediatric Research, 33:203A, 1993. The Investigators of the Vermont-Oxford Trials Network Database Project: The Vermont-Oxford Trials Network-Very Low Birthweight Outcomes for 1990. Pediatrics, 91:540, 1993. Birenbaum HJ: Book Review of Infections in the Newborn, Perinatal Practice, Vol 6, Edited by John de Louvois and David Harvey. New York, John Wiley, 1990, in The New England Journal of Medicine, 325:1049, 1991. Birenbaum HJ, Glorioso L, Rosenberger C, et. al: Gowning on a Post-Partum Ward Fails to Decrease Colonization in the Newborn Infant. AJDC, 144:1031, 1990. Birenbaum HJ, Santos AQ: Candidal Infections in Neonates of Very Low Birth Weight. Southern Medical Journal, 82:77, 1989. LaGamma EF, Ostertag SG, Birenbaum H: Failure of Delayed Enteral Feedings to Prevent Necrotizing Enterocolitis. AJDC, 139:385, 1985. Birenbaum HJ, Macaraeg AL, Silverman BM, Harris, MD: Splenic Rupture in a Very Low Birth Weight Infant. Maryland Medical Journal, 35:5, 399, 1985. Birenbaum H, Ostertag SG, LaGamma EF: Delayed Feedings Fail to Prevent Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low Birth Weight Neonates. Pediatric Research, 18:331A, 1984. Presentations and Significant Conferences Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy and Neuroprotection of the Brain. Grand Rounds, Department of Obstetrics, Greater Baltimore Medical Center. October 30, 2009. Reducing the Incidence of Chronic Lung Disease in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Invited Speaker, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland. February 24, 2009. Room Air versus Oxygen Resuscitation in the Delivery Room. What Should We Be Doing? Grand Rounds, Department of Obstetrics, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, February 22, 2008. Birenbaum HJ, Helou S, Pane MA. Conservative Transfusion Schedule with Erythropoietin Therapy Versus a Conservative Transfusion Schedule Alone in Premature Infants. Poster presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies’ Meeting, Washington, DC, May 2005 Group B Streptococcal Infections in Neonates: Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, October 18, 2003. 5


Update on Group B Streptococcus Infections: Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, St. Agnes HealthCare, January 19, 2001. Corticosteroids in Chronic Lung Disease in Neonates: Fellow Seminar, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, November 6, 2001. Workshop on Neonatal Resuscitation, 16th Annual Meeting of the Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, October 27-29, 1995. Panel Participant, Group B Streptococcus: Obstetric and Pediatric Issues, Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, November 1994. Program Coordinator, Perinatal Day, "Critical Care of the Newborn in Community Hospitals," at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Sponsored by the Committee on Fetus and Newborn, Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, March 23, 1991. Program Coordinator, Perinatal Day, "The New Technologies and Therapies in Neonatal Care," at St. Agnes Hospital. Sponsored by the Committee on Fetus and Newborn, Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, March 23, 1990. Program Coordinator, Perinatal Day, "The NICU Graduate's First Year," at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. Sponsored by the Committee on Fetus and Newborn, Maryland Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, May 14, 1988. "The Role of Early Enteral Feedings in the Genesis of Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis," The New York Perinatal Society, May 25, 1983.

Selected Awards and Honors 2010

Recognized as a “top Doctor” Baltimore Magazine, November 2010, in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

2005

Recognized as a “Top Doctor” Baltimore Magazine, November 2005, in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

2004

Pediatrician of the Year, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter

1997

Leadership Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, Maryland Chapter 6


1979

Residency Fellowship, American Academy of Pediatrics

1974 - 1978

New York State Regents Scholarship in Medicine

1975

Summer Fellowship, Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University Medical Center

1970 - 1974

New York State Regents Scholarship

1973

Caducean Pre-Medical Honor Society, New York University

1973

Beta Lambda Sigma Biology Honor Society, New York University

1972

Coat of Arms Society for Scholarship, New York University

February 2011

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