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

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

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

Professional Bio

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 Bio

Dr. Stevens' primary research interest centers on pulmonary outcome of premature infants, especially the neonatal antecedents of later lung dysfunction that cause infants to require ongoing pulmonary care in childhood. Areas of clinical research include:

1) Supplemental oxygen exposure, oxidant stress and risk of later wheezing in formerly premature infants. Investigative methods include meta-analysis of existing clinical research data, retrospective analysis of existing data sets as well as prospective clinical studies. Two prospective clinical research projects, a randomized clinical trial and a prospective cohort study, are underway to study the effect of supplemental oxygen exposure on risk of wheezing in later childhood. The overarching hypothesis of the prospective trials is that premature infants exposed to supplemental oxygen in the immediate newborn period experience oxidant stress in the lung that results in impaired airway growth and development. These airway changes predispose premature infants to greater airway dysfunction and respiratory symptoms when challenged with subsequent environmental or infectious exposures.

2) Risk of RSV-related hospitalization of formerly premature infants

3) Use of surfactant replacement therapy in the treatment of RDS

4) Outcome of infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

Awards & Honors (Local)

Ruth A. Lawrence Faculty Service Award for Clinical Services 2012
Health Care Achievement Award for Innovation Rochester Business Journal 2010
University of Rochester Medical Center Board Excellence Award 2008
Excellence in Teaching Award, Family Practice Residency Program, St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse NY 2000
Excellence in Teaching Award Family Practice Residency Program, St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse NY 1998
Appointed to NIH Molecular Biology Training Grant, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 1995
National Defense Service Medal 1991
Air Force Training Ribbon 1991
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 1991

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Jul 3
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.
2016 Jan
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; 33(1):9-19. Epub 2015 Jun 17.
2015 Sep
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; 123(9):880-7. Epub 2015 Apr 28.
Singh, N.; Halliday, HL.; Stevens, TP.; Suresh, G.; Soll, R.; Rojas-Reyes, MX. "Comparison of animal-derived surfactants for the prevention and treatment of respiratory distress syndrome in preterm infants". Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2015; .
Blaakman SW, Borrelli B, Wiesenthal EN, Fagnano M, Tremblay PJ, Stevens TP, Halterman JS. "Secondhand Smoke Exposure Reduction After NICU Discharge: Results of a Randomized Trial." Academic pediatrics. 2015 15(6):605-12. Epub 2015 Jul 22.

Current Appointments

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


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


MPH | Public Health | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry2005
MD | Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry1987
BS | Biology | Brown University1983

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neonatology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1994 - 06/30/1997
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1988 - 06/30/1991
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1987 - 06/30/1988