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Karen Fratantoni, MD, MPH

Pediatrician
Bio

Biography

Dr. Fratantoni is a pediatrician with Children's National Health System and the Medical Director of the Complex Care Program.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1999
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1997
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 1996
    Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • MPH, 1996
    Johns Hopkins University
  • BS, 1992
    The College of William & Mary
News

News

Karen Fratantoni

Depression among parents of newborns can persist 6 months after NICU discharge

Young parents who have less education and care for more than one child are more likely to have persistent symptoms of depression that linger six months after their newborn is discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit, according to a Children’s National Health System research presentation during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 annual meeting.

Children's National Health System Studies Impact of Parent Navigators for Discharged NICU Patients

Karen Frantantoni, MD, MPH, leads the Children’s National Health System research team that has received a $2 million contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to study how parent navigators can help families and children with fragile medical conditions successfully manage the transition from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to the home.

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