An Massaro, MD Neonatologist

Bio

Biography

An Massaro, MD, is an attending neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology. She is also Pediatric Residency Assistant Program Director, Director of Residency Research.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2007
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2004
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2002
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 2001
    Weill Cornell Medical College - Cornell University
  • BA, 1997
    George Washington University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: An Massaro

three kids

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."

Patient Avery Bullard at the Race for Every Child.

Avery's Story

Faced with an APGAR score of one, which indicated Avery was struggling, the team quickly recognized the infant had hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), one of the most severe complications that can affect full-term infants.

News

News

Continuous EEG better at identifying oxygen-deprived newborns most at risk

Continuously recording the brain’s electrical signals and examining how those impulses evolve over time is a more reliable way to identify infants at risk for brain injury, compared with doing snapshot evaluations, according to a prospective cohort study led by Children’s National Health System research-clinicians. 

Children's Researchers Focus on Biomarkers to Treat Neonatal Brain Injury

To improve treatments of babies with perinatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), a major cause of brain injury in newborns, Children’s National Health System researchers have focused on a physiological biomarker, Heart Rate Variability (HRV), which can help better predict neurological outcomes, including whether different cooling patterns can improve care.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

A Report on Early Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Extremely Low birth Weight Infants Managed with Early Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure

(2004) Journal of Pediatric Neurology

Brain Monitoring in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

(2008) Hot Topics in Neonatal Neurology

Fetal Brain Development The Role of Maternal Nutrition Exposures and Behaviors

(2006) Journal of Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting

(2009) NICU network neurobehavioral scale (NNNS) and amplitude integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) prior to discharge can help predict outcome in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants.

Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting

(2009) Quantitative analysis of MR images is predictive of adverse neurological outcome in encephalopathic neonates treated with whole body hypothermia.

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