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

Year in Review: 2022

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 2022. 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 Pennsylvania 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
Interim Division Chief, UPMC Newborn Medicine Program
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Abeer Azzuqa, MD

Abeer Azzuqa, MD
Clinical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs/Telehealth
Medical Director, Neonatal Telemedicine Services
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

UPMC Children’s Ranks as the #6 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 sixth position on the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.

The Newborn Medicine Program ranked #4 in the nation. 

UPMC Children’s Named ‘Top Children’s Hospital’ by Leapfrog Group

Highlighting its nationally recognized achievements in patient safety and quality, UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh was named one of The Leapfrog Group’s prestigious “Top Children’s Hospitals.” UPMC Children’s is one of only 12 pediatric hospitals in the nation named to this elite class.