Ronnie Guillet, M.D., Ph.D.

Ronnie Guillet, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

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

Office: (585) 275-6209
Fax: (585) 461-3614

Research Bio

Dr. Guillet's primary research focus is in the area of neonatal brain development and injury. The developing brain is at risk from the effects of centrally-acting agents, including hypoxia, seizures, and medications. This risk is due in part to the fact that the brain may be more vulnerable during times of rapid maturational change. She has an active clinical research program, focused on the neonatal brain. Dr. Guillet is the recent recipient of a 5 year multimillion dollar grant from NIH for a multicenter clinical trial to determine if treatment with phenobarbital compared with treatment with placebo for four months after resolution of neonatal seizures alters neurodevelopmental outcome or changes the incidence of recurrent seizures.

In addition, she is the overall Primary Investigator for long term follow-up of children around the world who were enrolled in the CoolCap Study (head cooling with systemic hypothermia for infants with neonatal encephalopathy). She has served as site investigator on national studies of hypothermia in the treatment of neonatal asphyxia and of phototherapy in extremely low birthweight neonates, including a substudy on the potential effect of hyperbilirubinemia and phototherapy on the maturation of the brainstem evoked response, a marker of brainstem development in premature infants.

Awards & Honors (Local)

URMC Mentoring of Junior Faculty Award 2010
Member, American Pediatric Society 2007
Ruth A. Lawrence Faculty Service Award in Fellowship Training 2007
Department of Pediatrics "Above and Beyond" Award 2003
Member, Society for Pediatric Research 1992

Recent Journal Articles

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2014
Lowmaster-Csont G, Groth S, Hoopkins P, Guillet R. "An evidence-based approach to breastfeeding neonates at risk for hypoglycemia". Journal of Obstetric Gynecologic and Neonatal Nursing. 2014; 43(1): 71-81.
2013 Apr
Laptook AR, McDonald SA, Shankaran S, Stephens BE, Vohr BR, Guillet R, Higgins RD, Das A, . "Elevated temperature and 6- to 7-year outcome of neonatal encephalopathy." Annals of neurology. 2013 Apr; 73(4):520-8. Epub 2013 Apr 17.
2013
Dadiz R, Weinschreider j, Schriefer J, Arnold C, Greves CD, Crosby, Wang H, Pressman EK, Guillet R. "Interdisciplinary simulation-based training to improve delivery room communication." Simul Healthc. 2013; 8(5): 279-91.
2012 Nov
Shankaran S, Barnes PD, Hintz SR, Laptook AR, Zaterka-Baxter KM, McDonald SA, Ehrenkranz RA, Walsh MC, Tyson JE, Donovan EF, Goldberg RN, Bara R, Das A, Finer NN, Sanchez PJ, Poindexter BB, Van Meurs KP, Carlo WA, Stoll BJ, Duara S, Guillet R, Higgins RD, . "Brain injury following trial of hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy." Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition. 2012 Nov; 97(6):F398-404.
2012 Jul 17
Shankaran S, Barnes PD, Hintz SR, Laptook AR, Zaterka-Baxter KM, McDonald SA, Ehrenkranz RA, Walsh MC, Tyson JE, Donovan EF, Goldberg RN, Bara R, Das A, Finer NN, Sanchez PJ, Poindexter BB, Van Meurs KP, Carlo WA, Stoll BJ, Duara S, Guillet R, Higgins RD, . "Brain injury following trial of hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy." Archives of disease in childhood. 2012 Jul 17; Epub 2012 Jul 17.

Current Appointments

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

Specialties

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

Education

MD | Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry1980
PhD | Biophysics | University of Rochester1980
MS | Biophysics | University of Rochester1975
BS | Biology | SUNY at Albany1973

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neonatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia07/01/1983 - 06/30/1985
Residency in Pediatrics at University of California, San Francisco Medical Center07/01/1982 - 06/30/1983
Internship in Pediatrics at Mt. Zion Hospital and Medical Center07/01/1980 - 06/30/1982