Dale L. Phelps, M.D.

Dale L. Phelps, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 651
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2972
Fax: (585) 461-3614

Research Bio

Dr. Phelps' research focus is Neonatal clinical trials in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). Inositol supplementation from birth to reduce ROP is her main project, funded by both the National Institute of Child Health and Development and National Eye Institute.

Awards & Honors (National)

American Academy of Pediatrics' Perinatal Section's Landmark Award 2010

Awards & Honors (Local)

Ruth A. Lawrence Award for Research in Retinopathy of Prematurity | University of Rochester School of Medicine 2008

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 146 available »

2013 Feb
Morris BH, Tyson JE, Stevenson DK, Oh W, Phelps DL, O'Shea TM, McDavid GE, Van Meurs KP, Vohr BR, Grisby C, Yao Q, Kandefer S, Wallace D, Higgins RD. "Efficacy of phototherapy devices and outcomes among extremely low birth weight infants: multi-center observational study." Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association.. 2013 Feb; 33(2):126-33. Epub 2012 Apr 12.
2012 Aug
Greenberg RG, Benjamin DK, Gantz MG, Cotten CM, Stoll BJ, Walsh MC, Sánchez PJ, Shankaran S, Das A, Higgins RD, Miller NA, Auten KJ, Walsh TJ, Laptook AR, Carlo WA, Kennedy KA, Finer NN, Duara S, Schibler K, Ehrenkranz RA, Van Meurs KP, Frantz ID, Phelps DL, Poindexter BB, Bell EF, O'Shea TM, Watterberg KL, Goldberg RN, Smith PB, . "Empiric antifungal therapy and outcomes in extremely low birth weight infants with invasive candidiasis." The Journal of pediatrics.. 2012 Aug; 161(2):264-9.e2. Epub 2012 Mar 15.
Tyson JE, Pedroza C, Langer J, Green C, Morris B, Stevenson D, Van Meurs KP, Oh W, Phelps D, O'Shea M, McDavid GE, Grisby C, Higgins R, for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Neonatal Research Network. "Does aggressive phototherapy increase mortality while decreasing profound impairment among the smallest and sickest newborns? Should the smallest & sickest newborns be treated with aggressive phototherapy." Journal of Perinatology. 2012; . Link
Lasky RE; Church MW; Orlando MS; Morris BH; Parikh NA; Tyson JE; McDavid GE; Oh W; Stevenson DK; Van Meurs KP; Guillet R, Phelps DL. "Effects of Aggressive Versus Conservative Phototherapy on the Brainstem Auditory Evoked Responses of Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants." Pediatric Research. 2012; 71(8): 77-84. Link
2011 Jun
Wheeler DT, Dobson V, Chiang MF, Bremer DL, Gewolb IH, Phelps DL, Hardy RJ, Good WV, Fellows R, Tung BP, Palmer EA. "Retinopathy of prematurity in infants weighing less than 500 grams at birth enrolled in the early treatment for retinopathy of prematurity study." Ophthalmology.. 2011 Jun; 118(6):1145-51. Epub 2011 Jan 06.

Current Appointments

Professor (Part-Time) - Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology (SMD) - Primary


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MD | Medicine | Northwestern University Medical School1969
BMS | Medicine | Northwestern University Medical School1966

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neonatology at University of California, Los Angeles School of Me07/01/1971 - 06/30/1974
Residency in Pediatrics at Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University07/01/1970 - 06/30/1971
Internship in Pediatrics at Children s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University07/01/1969 - 06/30/1970