Robert J DiGeronimo, MD
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Medical Director, Neonatal Transport and Extracorporeal Life Support Programs, Seattle Children’s Hospital Co‐Director of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Program, Seattle Children’s Hospital
Clinical Interests: Neonatal respiratory failure management, ECLS, BPD, CDH, surgical diseases of the newborn, transport medicine.
Scholarly Focus: Outcomes based research in quaternary care Children’s Hospital NICUs using large multicenter databases to include the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Collaborative (CHNC) Database, the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization and Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Study Group. Dr. DiGeronimo is currently the co‐site sponsor for Seattle Children’s Hospital for the CHNC and is involved in numerous national and international research groups in the areas of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, necrotizing enterocolitis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, ECMO and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. He is also involved in numerous NICU quality improvement initiatives involving NICU care at Seattle Children’s Hospital as well as nationally.
2018‐2020 Patient Safety Learning Laboratory to Improve the Safety of Neonatal Interfacility Transfers in a Regional Care Network, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Role: Co‐Investigator, Total Award: $2,400,000
Administration/Education Roles: NICU Medical Director for Seattle Children’s including oversight responsibility for neonatal ECMO and transport. He is involved with the clinical training of residents, fellows, nurse practitioners and PA students at Seattle Children’s as well as at other affiliated teaching sites. Dr. DiGeronimo is also the Chairof the District VIII Chapter of Neonatal‐Perinatal Medicine Section, American Academy of Pediatrics.