Jeffrey M Perlman   Professor of Pediatrics

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Voted one of New York's Super Doctors, 2013
Voted one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors, 2012

Dr. Perlman is a Professor of Pediatrics at the NewYork-Presbyterian Phyllis and David Komansky Center for Children's Health/Weill Cornell Medical Center and director of the Division of Newborn Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College's Department of Pediatrics.  He also directs the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  He received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town (1974) and completed his pediatric residency and fellowship training at St. Louis Children's Hospital, affiliated with Washington University.
After completing his training, Dr. Perlman served as medical director for the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St. Louis Children's Hospital for six years. Previous to his arrival at Weill Cornell in 2004, Dr. Perlman was the medical director of the NICU at Parkland Memorial Hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Southwestern in Dallas for 14 years.
His research training and subsequent research has been related to the mechanisms contributing to neonatal neurological injury including hemorrahagic ischemic cerebral injury in the preterm infant and hypoxic ischemic injury in the term infant.
A world-renowned expert in neonatal medicine, Dr. Perlman lectures frequently both nationally and internationally, and is the author of dozens of published papers. Additionally, he is co-chairman of the neonatal resusciation program (NRP), a member of the Pediatric Subcommittee of the American Heart Association and currently serves on two NIH committees.


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