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UPMC Children's Hospital 2022 Year in Review UPMC Children's Hospital 2022 Year in Review

Year in Review: 2023

A Note from Newborn Medicine Leadership

The Newborn Medicine Program at UPMC Children’s is pleased to share a look back at some of the research and clinical accomplishments from faculty and staff during 2023. As our division continues to expand, we look forward to the new year ahead and sharing our contributions to the field of neonatology.

Our faculty and staff strive to deliver comprehensive, innovative, and state-of-the-art multidisciplinary family-centered care for critically ill newborns and infants of all gestational ages with any medical, surgical, or congenital condition throughout western PA and beyond. 

We work tirelessly to optimize the health and outcomes for the neonates entrusted to our teams, and do so by finding novel ways to improve our clinical programs, leveraging our research efforts and their findings in a continual quest for better, evidence-based patient care. This approach also is reflected in our large and diverse educational programs for physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, therapists, and other disciplines.

We also invite you to get in touch with our division or our faculty members mentioned below to learn more about their research and clinical work or discuss ways to collaborate in the future.

Jennifer Kloesz, MD

Jennifer L. Kloesz, MD, FAAP
Division Chief, UPMC Newborn Medicine Program
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Azzuqa

Abeer Azzuqa, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Clinical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs/Telehealth, Department of Pediatrics

Medical Director, Neonatal Telemedicine

UPMC Children’s Ranks as the #8 Best Pediatric Hospital in the U.S.

One of the best children's hospitals, ranked in neonatology by U.S. News and World Report.UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is recognized as one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country, earning the #8 position on the 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.

Pediatrics Residency Ranked Among Top Ten In The Country

Ranked as among the top ten of residency programs in the country by Doximity. This incredible recognition highlights the strength and robustness of our residency program, which provides world-class faculty mentoring and advising to our residents, helping them develop into the next generation of leading pediatricians, clinicians, and scientists.