Billie Lou Short, MD Division Chief, Neonatology

Bio

Biography

Billie Short, MD, is the chief of the Division of Neonatology and the chief of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Dr. Short also is the Executive Director of the Extracorporeal Membrane Oxgenation Program (ECMO). 

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 1974
    Univ of Oklahoma at Oklahoma City College of Medicine
  • BS, BS, 1969
    NW State College
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Billie Lou Short, MD

Timothy's Story

 Other than the scar on the right side of his neck, there are no visible signs that he went through such grave trauma at birth."

Teresa's Story

"The thing I like most about Children's National is that they don't just take great care of the sick children, but they also take great care of the whole family."

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Skylar's Story

"You have a right to feel robbed of what others have gotten to enjoy, but you also will be thankful for things your child will do that 'normal' parents will never understand. "

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Aidan's Story

"My miracle son, Aidan, is now a feisty 5-year-old. He talks, walks, runs, and eats everything in sight."

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Ava's Story

"She continually amazes us, she is truly a Children’s miracle!"

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Austin's Story

"People always tell me 'You're so strong, I don't know how you got through it.' I like to say that you never know how strong you are or what you are capable of until you have no choice but to be strong." 

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Chloe's Story

"If it wasn't for the doctors, nurses, and case workers, we don't know how we would have gotten through it."

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Ndea's Story

"I was in disbelief and sacred out of my mind. It was one of those days a mom never forgets."

Jared's Story

"At almost 14 now, he is about 5' 7" and is a normal teenager about to start high school next year with no lingering effects of his rough start to life. We've always thought of him as our miracle baby, and we still do."

Jayla's Story

"Look forward to those moments when you bring your child home and can begin planning for the future and all the fun events that you take on as a parent. Stay strong and stay encouraged."

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation the Advanced Therapies for Respiratory Failure

(2006) The 22nd Annual CNMC Symposium

Blood sampling

(2007) Atlas of Procedures in Neonatology

Born too soon born too small

(2007) 6th Edition of Children with Disabilities

Arterial puncture

(2007) Atlas of Procedures in Neonatology

Pulmonary vein stenosis diagnosed after failure to wean from ECMO extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

(2008) Pediatric Cardiology

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Monica's Story

Patient story

"Tonight is the eve of my daughter's 35th birthday. I will forever be grateful to the doctors and nurses of Children's National."

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