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Timothy P. Stevens, M.D., M.P.H.

Pediatrics

Clinical Interests

Neonatology; NICU Continuing Care

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-2972

Fax: (585) 461-3614

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Biography

Dr. Timothy Stevens is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). He is an attending neonatologist at Golisano Children's Hospital of URMC and at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Stevens serves as the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Children's Hospital where he oversees quality assurance and quality improvement activities.

Professional Background

Dr. Stevens is Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the Golisano Children's Hospital, a role which includes responsibilities for quality assurance, quality improvement and administrative activities. In addition, Dr. Stevens works with external quality improvement programs such as the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) as well as the NYS Perinatal Quality Collaborative (NYSPQC), a State-wide initiative to improve growth of preterm babies and to reduce the risk of infection in NICU patients.

Research

Dr. Stevens' research focuses on pulmonary outcome of premature infants, with emphasis on the neonatal antecedents that cause preterm infants to require ongoing pulmonary care in childhood. Studies include two prospective clinical research projects investigating the effect of supplemental oxygen exposure on the risk of wheezing in later childhood. As a secondary study to the NICHD SUPPORT Trial, a randomized trial of clinical treatment of high – vs. low – targeted oxygen saturations in preterm infants < 28 weeks' gestation, Dr. Stevens investigates the effect of differential oxygen exposure on symptomatic airway dysfunction in preterm infants. In a Rochester-based cohort, the level of early oxygen exposure and consequent oxidant stress is investigated as predictors of later symptomatic airway dysfunction in premature infants 28-32 weeks' gestation. Dr. Stevens is also interested in the effects of air pollution on preterm birth and pulmonary symptoms in preterm infants.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1983
BS | Brown University
Biology

1987
MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Medicine

2005
MPH | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Public Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1987 - 06/30/1988
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1988 - 06/30/1991
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1994 - 06/30/1997
Fellowship in Pediatrics: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2012
Ruth A. Lawrence Faculty Service Award for Clinical Services

2010
Health Care Achievement Award for Innovation Rochester Business Journal

2008
University of Rochester Medical Center Board Excellence Award

2000
Excellence in Teaching Award, Family Practice Residency Program, St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse NY

1998
Excellence in Teaching Award Family Practice Residency Program, St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse NY

1995
Appointed to NIH Molecular Biology Training Grant, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

1991
National Defense Service Medal

1991
Air Force Training Ribbon

1991
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award

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Publications

Journal Articles

7/3/2016
Assibey-Mensah V, Liu K, Thurston SW, Stevens TP, Zhang J, Zhang J, Kane C, Pan Y, Weinberger B, Ohman-Strickland P, Woodruff T, Rich DQ. "Impact of the 2008 Beijing Olympics on the risk of pregnancy complications." Archives of environmental & occupational health.. 2016 Jul 3; 71(4):208-15. Epub 2015 Jun 11.

1/2016
Stevens TP, Shields E, Campbell D, Combs A, Horgan M, La Gamma EF, Xiong K, Kacica M. "Variation in Enteral Feeding Practices and Growth Outcomes among Very Premature Infants: A Report from the New York State Perinatal Quality Collaborative." American journal of perinatology.. 2016 Jan 0; 33(1):9-19. Epub 2015 Jun 17.

9/2015
Rich DQ, Liu K, Zhang J, Thurston SW, Stevens TP, Pan Y, Kane C, Weinberger B, Ohman-Strickland P, Woodruff TJ, Duan X, Assibey-Mensah V, Zhang J. "Differences in Birth Weight Associated with the 2008 Beijing Olympics Air Pollution Reduction: Results from a Natural Experiment." Environmental health perspectives.. 2015 Sep 0; 123(9):880-7. Epub 2015 Apr 28.

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