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COMMITTEES

COMMITTEE ON THE FETUS AND NEWBORN

The Committee on the Fetus and Newborn studies issues and current advances in fetal and neonatal care; makes recommendations regarding neonatal practice; collaborates with the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) to consider perinatal issues on which the practices of obstetrics and pediatrics merge; and works cooperatively with ACOG on new editions of Guidelines for Perinatal Care.

COFN History ยป

Recent Statements:

Current Initiatives:

  • Timing of Clamping of the Umbilical Cord after Birth
  • Planned Home Birth: Care of the Newborn Infant
  • Birth Trauma
  • Kangaroo Care Patient Safety in the NICU
  • Respiratory Support of the Preterm Infant Starting at Birth
  • Immersion in Water for Labor and Delivery

Go to the COFN website for statements and guidelines »

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

Lu-Ann Papile, MD
Chairperson
Houston, TX

William Benitz, MD
Commmittee Member; Liaison to the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics;
Palo Alto , CA

Praveen Kumar, MD
Committee Member
Chicago, IL

James J Cummings, MD
Committee Member
Greenville, NC

Kristi L Watterberg, MD
Committee Member
Albuquerque, NM

Rosemarie C Tan, MD, PhD
Committee Member
Coronado, CA

Richard A Polin, MD
Committee Member
New York, NY

Waldemar A Carlo, MD
Committee Member
Birmingham, AL

Jill E Baley, MD
Committee Member
Cleveland, OH

Captain Wanda D Barfield, MD, MPH
Liaision; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

Ann L Jefferies, MD
Liaison; Canadian Paediatric Society
Toronto, ON

James D. Goldberg , MD
Liaison; American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology
St Louis, MO

Tonse N K Raju, MD, DCH
Liaison; National Institutes of Health
Gaithersburg, MD

Erin Keels
Liaison; National Association of Neonatal Nurses
Columbus, OH

Kasper S Wang, MD, FACS
Liaison; Section on Surgery

Jim Couto, MA
Section and COFN Staff Manager
Elk Grove Village, IL

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