Newborn Brain Society

Committee Co-Chairs

Lina F Chalak, MD, MSCS

Dr. Lina F Chalak, MD, MSCS is a Professor in Pediatrics and Psychiatry at UT Southwestern. Dr. Chalak is a neonatologist founding director of the Neurointensive Care NICU program and co-director of the Neonatal Neurology Fellowship Program. Her NIH funding trajectory started with a KL2 followed by K23 then RO1. Her current federally funded research …

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Amit Mathur, MD

Dr. Mathur is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Having completed his Pediatric training at Delhi University and his MRCP (Edinburgh, UK), he trained in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis and was a faculty member there until June 2019. His research …

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Maran Ramani, MD

Dr. Ramani is the Associate Program Director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Alabama. As the Associate Program Director, he is responsible for the quality of the fellow clinical experience, didactic educational lectures, duty hours and working environment. He is also responsible for the creation and implementation of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship …

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Gabriel Variane, MD, PhD

Dr. Gabriel F. T. Variane graduated from Medical School at Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas da Santa Casa de Sao Paulo in 2009, completed his Pediatric training and neonatal fellowship at Santa Casa de Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2014. Prior to his current position, he was a visiting observer at Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University, Canada …

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Michael D. Weiss, M.D., FAAP

Dr. Michael Weiss is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Florida. Dr. Weiss obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, Biology Major from Florida State University in 1990. He attended the Program in Medical Science at Florida State University from 1990-1991. From 1991-1994, he attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and …

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Pia Wintermark, MD

Dr. Pia Wintermark is a pediatrician and neonatologist, with a research interest in neonatal neurology, currently working at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, McGill University. Before joining the Montreal Children’s Hospital in July 2010, Dr. Wintermark trained at the Children’s Hospital Boston (Harvard Medical School) in Boston, USA, and at the Lausanne University Hospital (University of …

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