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Head of Neonatology

Patrick McNamara, portrait

Patrick McNamara, MD, Professor of Pediatrics – Division Head of Neonatology

Through Dr. McNamara’s leadership, Iowa’s division of neonatology has become an internationally recognized leader in Neonatal Hemodynamics. In addition to his role as Founder and Chair of the Pan-American Hemodynamics Collaborative, he is the Chair of the Pediatric Academic Society Neonatal Hemodynamics Club.  His clinical and research interests include myocardial performance in the setting of a hemodynamically significant ductus arteriosus, pulmonary hypertension and Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography.

Fellowship Director

Regan Giesinger, portrait

Regan Giesinger, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics – Neonatology

Regan Giesinger is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology at the University of Iowa where she is the Director of the Neonatal Hemodynamics Clinical and Training programs.  She is also Secretary of the Pan-American Hemodynamics Collaborative and member of the US Hemodynamics Collaborative.  Her areas of academic focus are the hemodynamics of critically ill neonates, particularly among neonates with perinatal hypoxic ischemic insult. 

Neonatology Faculty

Adrianne Bischoff, portrait

Adrianne Bischoff, MD, Pediatrics – Neonatology

Adrianne graduated from medical school at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in her hometown in South Brazil. She completed Pediatrics Residency at the Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre. Adrianne pursued her Neonatal-Perinatal training at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children where she grew a special interest in the field of Neonatal Hemodynamics and Targeted Neontal Echocardiography. Her research interests include cardiovascular physiology and acute pulmonary hypertension of the newborn.

Danielle R. Rios, portrait

Danielle R. Rios, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics – Neonatology

Danielle Rios is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology at the University of Iowa. She completed residency and neonatology fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital. She completed a fellowship in Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography at the University of Toronto and Hospital for Sick Children. Her areas of academic focus are the improvement of outcomes in extremely low birth weight infants through predictive analytics and the hemodynamics of neonates born prematurely. 

Amy H. Stanford, portrait

Amy H Stanford, MD

Amy graduated from medical school at the Carver College of Medicine at University of Iowa. She completed her pediatric residency at the University of Iowa where she also stayed for neonatology fellowship. She is currently in her third year of neonatology fellowship and will begin her hemodynamic fellowship in 2020. Her research interests include using targeted neonatal echocardiography to study the role of intestinal perfusion on susceptibility to injury of the immature intestinal tract.