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Golombek, Sergio MD, MPH 

Golombek, Sergio
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Language(s): English, Spanish
Division: Neonatology
Certification: Pediatrics, Neonatology-Perinatology

Dr. Golombek is an Attending Neonatologist at the Regional Neonatal Center of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth), and a Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Public Health at New York Medical College, the academic affliate of WMCHealth. He is the past president of the New York Perinatal Society, member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Public Health Association and the Ibero-American Society of Neonatology. Dr. Golombek is the current president of SIBEN, the Iberoamerican Society of Neonatology.

His research interests include the use of inhaled nitric oxide in newborn babies for pulmonary hypertension in term and late-term infants, and for prevention of chronic lung disease in preterm infants. He participated as a site-principal investigator in the National Institute of Health-sponsored trial “NO-CLD," published in the New England Journal of Medicine (Improved outcome with inhaled nitric oxide in preterm infants mechanically ventilated at 7-21 days of age. N Engl J Med 2006;355:1-11). He served as a co-principal investigator with Dr. Edmund LaGamma in a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)-sponsored trial regarding supplementation of thyroid hormone to extremely low birth weight infants with transient hypothyroxinemia of prematurity.

His interest in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has been shown in the organization and monitoring of a follow-up program of administration of Palivizumab prophylaxis for RSV for newborn infants at-risk for acquiring RSV disease. He has published in this area and has been interviewed many times for radio, newspapers and TV, both in Spanish and English. He has lectured extensively on these topics through Latin America. Along with Dr. Augusto Sola, he published several books in Spanish in 2017, including volume 1 of the neonatology textbook, “Taking Care of the Newborn in SIBEN’s way."

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Medical School: University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Residency: Raymond Blank Memorial Hospital for Children at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA
Fellowship: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, KS


Specialties: Neonatology
Special Clinical Interest: Inhaled Nitric Oxide, Clinical Trials, Fungal Prophylaxis


Maria Fareri Children's Hospital

100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: (914) 493-8558
Fax: (914) 493-1488