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Colby L. Richardson, M.D.

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Administrative: (585) 275-2972

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Professional Background

Dr. Colby Day Richardson is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the division of Neonatology. She completed her pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She then worked as an Assistant Professor of Neonatology at the University of Florida Jacksonville from 2017-2021. Dr. Day’s area of academic focus is primarily quality improvement at the local, regional, and national level. She is highly involved in the Vermont Oxford Network and has worked with multiple state quality collaboratives. Dr. Day also has a special interest in the mentorship of neonatal fellows and early career neonatologists and has been a member of the Executive Council of the AAP’s Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN) group since 2014. Dr. Day is serving as the Medical Director of the NICU Advanced Practice Provider Fellowship at the University of Rochester.



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


MD | Ohio State University College of Medicine/Health

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2014 - 06/30/2017
Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Medical University of South Carolina

07/01/2012 - 06/30/2014
Residency in Pediatrics at Medical University of South Carolina

07/01/2011 - 06/30/2012
Internship in Pediatrics at Medical University of South Carolina

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Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Challenge Coin

Selected as Medical Co-Lead for Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative Family-Centered Care Initiative

UF Exemplary Teacher for 2018-2019

UF Exemplary Teacher for 2017-2018

VON Fellow Liaison

AAP Young Physicians' Leadership Alliance (YPLA) Member

Housestaff Peer Review Committee – Department of Pediatrics Representative

Chair on the Executive Council, TECaN

District IV Fellow Representative, TECaN

Social Media and Communications Chair, TECaN

Selected to attend NICHD Young Investigator Conference, Chicago, IL

Intern of the Year

2011 - 2012
Best Resident Teacher Award

2007 - 2011
Roessler Scholar and recipient of Roessler Memorial Fund for research

2007 - 2011
Excellence Award for over 100 volunteer hours of community service

2007 - 2011
Landacre Honor Society member

2007 - 2011
Drs. M. Henry and Myron E. Speck Fund Scholarship for Financial Need

2007 - 2011
Grant Morrow, III M.D. Award for Excellence in Clinical Pediatrics and Research Aimed at Improving the Health of Children

2007 - 2011
Dean's Scholar, four years

2007 - 2011
Magna Cum Laude

2007 - 2011
Dr. David C. Fay and Mrs. Mary A. Fay Scholarship for Professionalism

2002 - 2006
Golden Key International Honor Society Member

2002 - 2006
Graduation with Honors and acceptance of Honors Thesis in Linguistics

2002 - 2006
Phi Beta Kappa Society, Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honors

2002 - 2006
Dean's list

2002 - 2006
National Merit Scholarship

2002 - 2006
UNC-CH Honors Program

2002 - 2006
McGee Award from the Office of Undergraduate Research

2002 - 2006
The Triple Helix – UNC, Chapel Hill Chapter Editor-in-Chief

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Journal Articles

Day CL, Ryan RM. "Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: new becomes old again!" Pediatric research.. 2017 Jan 0; 81(1-2):210-213. Epub 2016 Sep 28.

Akhter A, Gavrilin MA, Frantz L, Washington S, Ditty C, Limoli D, Day C, Sarkar A, Newland C, Butchar J, Marsh CB, Wewers MD, Tridandapani S, Kanneganti TD, Amer AO. "Caspase-7 activation by the Nlrc4/Ipaf inflammasome restricts Legionella pneumophila infection." PLoS pathogens.. 2009 Apr 0; 5(4):e1000361. Epub 2009 Apr 03.

Day, C. "The Sociolinguistics of Physician-Patient Interactions". The Triple Helix. 2007; 3(2): 27-30.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: What is lung disease of prematurity?
Book Title: Updates on Neonatal Chronic Lung Disease
Author List: Day CL, Patel E, Baatz JE, Ryan R.
Edited By: Suhas G. Kallapur and Gloria S. Pryhuber
Published By: Elsevier 2020

Chapter Title: Fetal Lung Development and Function
Book Title: Encyclopedia of Reproduction
Author List: Day CL, Baatz JE, Ryan R.
Edited By: M.K. Skinner
Published By: Elsevier 2018