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LaGamma, Edmund, MD Chief, Newborn Medicine; Director, Regional Neonatal Center

LaGamma, Edmund


Language(s): English
Division: Neonatology

Edmund F. La Gamma is Chief of Newborn Medicine at Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at New York Medical College. He is the Director of the Regional Neonatal Center of the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and is also the director of one of the largest Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Programs in the United States with 13 trainees. Dr. La Gamma is a practicing neonatologist and researcher who has authored over 100 peer-reviewed basic and clinical research reports and 25 chapters in textbooks on various aspects of neonatal disease, nutrition, infection and development of the nervous system. His recent work has focused on the use of stem cell therapy to ameliorate the white matter injury due to intraventricular hemorrhage in the developing brain.

Dr. La Gamma has received funding as the Principal Investigator from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, the March of Dimes Foundation, the Dysautonomia Foundation and from industry. He has published extensively in the areas of development of the nervous system, neonatal infections and in the use of cytokine growth factors to augment immune function in premature neonates. He presently holds two patents: one on gene therapy in the central nervous system and another in use of cytokines to treat neonatal infections. He has been on numerous “Best Doctor’s” lists over many years.


Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Residency: NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY
Fellowship: NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY


Specialties: Neonatology
Special Clinical Interest: Molecular Basis of Hypoglycemia Association Autonomic Failure, Role of Thyroid Hormone Supplementation in Extremely Premature Infants, Evaluation of Maldistribution of Oxygen Delivery In Very Low Birthweight Babies, Stress Mediated Regulation of Adrenal Neurotransmitters, Stem Cell Therapy for Intraventricular Hemorrhage


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