Nickie Andescavage, MD Neonatologist

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Fetal-Transitional Medicine, 2012
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Fellowship Program, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2011
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2008
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2006
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 2005
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • AB, 2001
    Cornell University
Patient Stories

Patient Stories: Nickie Andescavage

Baby Mila in her stoller with a Happy New Year hat.

Mila's Story

As soon as Mila was born at 35.5 gestational weeks, it was clear something was terribly wrong. Mila’s breathing didn’t sound right. Her mother waited to hear her newborn cry. Following diagnostic imaging and genetic testing, her newborn daughter's health concerns were revealed. 

News

News

Advanced MRI Can Detect Placental Perfusion Abnormalities in Pregnancies Complicated by Fetal CHD

In pregnancies complicated by fetal congenital heart disease, global placental perfusion was significantly decreased and regional variation of placental perfusion significantly increased as pregnancies progressed, findings that point to non-invasive imaging providing an early warning of placental dysfunction. A Children’s National Health System research team is thought to be the first to report non-invasive, whole placenta perfusion imaging in utero in a study published online Nov. 23, 2017 in Scientific Reports.

Sharp Images Key to Spotting the Earliest Signs of Compromised Pregnancies

Over two years, a Children’s National Health System research team led by Wonsang You, a research associate in the Developing Brain Research Laboratory, worked out complex mathematical algorithms to account for independent fetal and placental motions, to erase those noise artifacts from functional magnetic resonance imaging.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

5th International Conference on Brain Monitoring and Neuroprotection in the Newborn

(2010) Neonatal Cerebral Oximetry Monitoring in Preterm Infants with RDS

Advanced Therapies for Respiratory Failure

(2010) Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) to Measure Bowel Motility in Preterm Infants

Always calculate the dose of medications yourself

(0001) Avoiding Common Pediatric Errors

Do not minimize the effects that diet has on metabolism

(0001) Avoiding Common Pediatric Errors

Testing a New NIRS Method to Measure Mesenteric Oxygenation of Preterm Infants that Compensates for Meconium and Transitional Stool Interference

(2014) Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


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The Autism Behavioral Communications (ABC) support team. It is staffed by Eileen Walters, ABC program manager; Kathleen Atmore, an autism specialist and developmental neuropsychologist; and Chayna Humphrey, program assistant.

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