John A F Zupancic, Sc.D., M.D.
|Title||Assistant Professor of Pediatrics|
|Institution||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|
|Address||Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr|
Neonatology, Rose 318
330 Brookline Ave
Boston MA 02215
||Merton R. Bernfield Mentoring Award|
||John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award|
Dr. Zupancic is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program. His research and consulting work seek to improve the efficiency with which scarce resources are used in improving the health of children, and in particular, newborns. He has focused his efforts on performing and improving the validity of economic evaluations alongside neonatal clinical trials. Economic evaluations currently underway by Dr. Zupancic and colleagues alongside multi-center clinical trials include i) donor milk for improvement of neurodevelopmental outcomes; ii) high versus low oxygen saturation thresholds for the prevention of retinopathy of prematurity; iii) non-invasive ventilation for the reduction of chronic lung disease in premature infants; and iv) telephone support for treatment of post-partum depression. A second approach makes use of computer modeling to determine best practice when evidence is currently lacking or where empirical studies are infeasible.
In addition to his research work, Dr. Zupancic serves as leader of the Value Initiative for the Vermont Oxford Network’s Neonatal Intensive Care Quality Improvement Collaborative and as the District One Representative to the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Perinatal Pediatrics Executive Committee. He is a recipient of the Merton R. Bernfield Award for Excellence in Mentoring from the Harvard Medical School Division of Newborn Medicine and the John M. Eisenberg Award for Excellence in Mentorship from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
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