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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.




    MD | Ohio State University College of Medicine

    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; 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; 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