Newborn Medicine

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Outstanding Care for Our Tiniest Patients

Having a newborn with medical complications can be stressful and frightening. The skilled doctors, nurses and support staff at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Tufts Medical Center understand. Whether an infant is born prematurely, has a congenital anomaly, or is coping with infection, respiratory distress, or another concern, we do everything in our power to ensure that your baby not only recovers, but also thrives.

The Latest in Advanced Treatments

As a Level 3 nursery, we are a top destination for newborns that may require more complex care than their own hospital can provide. Our dedicated transport team shuttles these young patients to Tufts Medical Center from community hospitals throughout Massachusetts.

You can rest assured your child is in good hands: We provide advanced treatments including brain cooling, the latest ventilation techniques, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and sophisticated surgical approaches (such as mandibular distraction osteogenesis) not currently available elsewhere.

Turning Parents into Partners

When it comes to neonatal care, state-of-the-art therapies are important, but they’re only one aspect of the equation. We treat every infant as if they were our own, but we also want you, the parent, to be a true partner in your baby’s care. That’s why we offer family-centered rounds: You’ll meet regularly with our multidisciplinary team of neonatologists, nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, occupational and physical therapists, nutritionists, pediatric surgeons and other experts as we discuss your child’s treatment plan.

And our NICU offers a robust selection of resources for families, from lactation consultants to support groups, including a NICU Family Support Program.  We even have a Facebook page and biannual reunion for patients and parents. It’s all part of our goal to build a lasting relationship with you and your child.

Geoffrey G. Binney, Jr., MD, MPH

Geoffrey G. Binney, Jr., MD, MPH

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Pediatrician-in-Chief, Tufts Medical Center; Neonatologist; Chair of Department of Pediatrics and David and Leona F. Karp Professor in Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Resource utilization in the NICU, billing, reimbursement and coding patterns

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Jaclyn Boulais, MD

Jaclyn Boulais, MD

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): NICU Associate Medical Director; Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency Program; Neonatologist; Assistant Professor, TUSM
Department(s): Pediatrics, Pediatric Inpatient Specialists, Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Medical Education, Palliative Care, Bioethics

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Mario Cordova, MD

Mario Cordova, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Director, Neonatology, Lowell General Hospital; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Clinical neonatology, management of chronic lung disease, convalescent care of the premature infant

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Christiane E. L. Dammann, MD

Christiane E. L. Dammann, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Neonatologist; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Prevention of the development of long-term respiratory disability and disease in preterm infants

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Jonathan M. Davis, MD

Jonathan M. Davis, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Chief, Division of Newborn Medicine; Neonatologist; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Neonatal lung injury (acute chronic), neonatal brain damage, neonatal infection, neonatal drug development

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Amy E.  Heiderich, MD

Amy E. Heiderich, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Neonatologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Newborn Medicine

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Ronnelle King, MD

Ronnelle King, MD

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Neonatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Neontatal-perinatal medicine

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Raja  Senguttuvan, MD

Raja Senguttuvan, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Director, Neonatology, Lawrence General Hospital; Neonatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Newborn medicine, long-term follow-up

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Rachana Singh, MD, MS

Rachana Singh, MD, MS

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Associate Chief, Newborn Medicine; Program Director, Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine Fellowship; Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Alexandra M. Smith, MD

Alexandra M. Smith, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Neonatologist; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Clinical neonatology, non-invasive management of neonatal lung disease, Comfort Care/Bioethics, Medical Education, cardiac diseases of the newborn

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Brenda Tanguay, BSN, MS

Brenda Tanguay, BSN, MS

Title(s): Clinical Nursing Director
Department(s): Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
Appt. Phone:
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MaryAnn V. Volpe, MD

MaryAnn V. Volpe, MD

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Neonatologist; Director, Special Care Nursery at Metrowest Medical Center; Associate Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Lung development, neonatal lung disease, necrotizing enterocolitis

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Elizabeth Yen, MD, MA

Elizabeth Yen, MD, MA

Accepting New Patients

Virtual Appointments Available

Title(s): Neonatologist; Outgoing-Chair, Women in Medicine and Science (WiMS); Principal Investigator, Mother Infant Research Institute; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5322
Fax #: 617-636-1456

Newborn medicine, neonatal abstinence syndrome, neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome, early intervention follow up, neurodevelopmental outcomes

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