Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Division Chief

Dr. Michael O'Shea has accepted the role of NPM Division Chief and will begin in late August. are extremely pleased to announce that Dr. Michael O’Shea, Jr. has accepted our offer to become the new Division Chief of Neonatology effective August 31, 2015.

Dr. O’Shea joins us from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine where he is the Chief of the Neonatology Division and Vice Chair for Research (Pediatrics), as well as serving as the Medical Director, Special Infant Care Clinic.  Dr. O’Shea attended Chapel Hill for his undergraduate degree and his MPH (Epidemiology) with a thesis titled “Prenatal Factors and the Risk of Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Very Low Birth Weight Infants”.  He continued his training at Chapel Hill with an Internship and Residency in Pediatrics / Internal Medicine, and then received his Fellowship training at Duke University.  He has been on the faculty at Wake Forest since 1988.

Dr. O’Shea’s research interests include: 1) Epidemiologic studies of brain damage and neurodevelopmental outcome in very low gestational age newborns; 2) Developmental follow up of participants in neonatal clinical trials.  He has been externally funded since 1988, and will be bringing a portfolio of NIH grants with him. 

Dr. O’Shea is currently the Program Director for Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Fellowship.  He has joint appointments in the Department of Social Sciences and the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and has an adjunct appointment with the Wake Forest University Graduate School Faculty.  Dr. O’Shea is widely published.