Publications by Fellows


  1. Stacey Ramey, Stephanie Merlino Barr, Katie A. Moore, Sharon Groh-Wargo. Exploring Innovations in Human Milk Analysis in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: a survey of the United States. Frontiers in Clinical Nutrition. In Press- August 2021.
  2. Pandey R, Kanike N, Ibrahim M, Swarup N, Super, DM, Groh-Wargo S, Kumar D. Lactose-free infant formula does not change outcomes of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS): a randomized clinical trial. J Perinatol 2021 Mar;41(3):598-605. doi: 10.1038/s41372-020-00797-7.
  3. Elgendy MM, Othman HF, Heis F, Qattea I, Aly H. Spontaneous intestinal perforation in premature infants: A national study.  J Perinatol 2021; 41:1122-1128.
  4. Elgendy MM, Othman HF, Aly H. Esophageal perforation in very low birth weight infants. Euro J Pediatr 2021; 180:513–518.
  5. Osman A, Ibrahim M, Saunders J, Merheb R, Moscorelli M, Caretto V, Groh-Wargo S. Effects of Implementation of Infant-Driven Oral Feeding Guideline on Preterm Infants' Abilities to Achieve Oral Feeding Milestones, in a Tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Nutr Clin Pract. 2021 Mar 2. doi: 10.1002/ncp.10635. Online ahead of print.
  6. Alja'nini Z, McNelis KM, Viswanathan S, Goddard GR, Merlino-Barr S, Collin M, Groh-Wargo S. Infant body composition assessment in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) using air displacement plethysmography: Strategies for implementation into clinical workflow. Clin Nutr ESPEN 2021 Jun;43:212-222. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2021.04.014. Epub 2021 Apr 24.
  7. Elgendy MM, Othman HF, Younis M, Puthuraya S, Bou Matar R, Aly H. Trends and racial disparities for acute kidney injury in premature infants: The US national database.  Pediatr Nephrol 2021;
  8. Guillen J, Ramey S, Parimi PS. Congenital Adhesion Band Presenting as Intestinal Perforation in an Extremely Low Birth Weight Infant. AJP Rep. 2021 Jan;11(1):e1-e4. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1722729. Epub 2021 Jan 13. PMID: 33457073; PMCID: PMC7806359.
  9. Elgendy MM, Durgham R, Othman HF, Heis F, Abu-Shaweesh G, Saker F, et al. Platelet transfusion and outcomes of preterm infants: A cross-sectional study. Neonatology 2021.11; 1-9. 
  10. Kanike N, Hospattankar KG, Marotta G, Kumar D. Management of severe right lung cystic pulmonary interstitial emphysema in an infant at 24 weeks gestation with bedside selective left main stem bronchial intubation: Case report and review of the literature. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2021;14(2):299-305. doi: 10.3233/NPM-180178. PMID: 32986686.
  11. Kopec G, Collin M, Das A. Application of Kaiser Sepsis Calculator in culture-positive infants with early onset sepsis. World J Pediatr. 2021 Jul 23. doi: 10.1007/s12519-021-00446-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34297339. 


  1. Padiyar S, Nusairat L, Kadri A, Abu-Shaweesh J, Aly H: Neonatal Seizures in the U.S. National Inpatient Population: Prevalence and Outcomes. Pediatrics and Neonatology.2020; 61 (3): 300-305.
  2. Sharma A, Kumar D, Moore RM, Deshmukh A, Mercer BM, Mansour JM, Moore JJ: Granulocyte macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF), the critical intermediate of inflammation-induced fetal membrane weakening, primarily exerts its weakening effect on the choriodecidua rather than the amnion. Placenta. 2020; 5; 89: 1-7. 
  3. Kanike N, Groh-Wargo S, Thomas M, Chien EK, Mhanna M, Kumar D, Worley S, Singh RJ, Shekhawat PS. Risk of Iodine Deficiency in Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborns on Parenteral Nutrition. Nutrients. 2020 Jun 1;12(6):E1636. doi: 10.3390/nu12061636. 
  4. Al-Jebawi, Y, Agrawal, N, Groh-Wargo, S, Shekhawat PS, Mhanna, MJ. Low caloric intake and high fluid intake during the first week of life are associated with the severity of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in extremely low birth weight infants. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2020. DOI:10.3233/NPM-19026. 
  5. Parat S, Raza P, Kamleh M, Super DM, Groh-Wargo S. Targeted breast milk fortification for very low birth weight (VLBW) infants: Nutritional intake, growth outcome and body composition. Nutrients.2020;12,1156. doi:10.3390/nu12041156
  6. Neelakanta Kanike, Krupa Gowri Hospattankar, Amit Sharma, Sarah Worley and Sharon Groh-Wargo. Prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency in a Large Newborn Cohort from Northern United States and Effect of Intrauterine Drug Exposure 1 Nutrients 2020, Nutrients 2020, 12, 2085; doi:10.3390/nu12072085


  1. Ankita Shukla, Christine Sonnie, Sarah Worley, Amit Sharma, Dawn Howard, Jon Moore, Ricardo Rodriguez, George Hoppe, Jonathan Sears. Comparison of Biphasic vs Static Oxygen Saturation Targets Among Infants With Retinopathy of Prematurity JAMA Ophthalmology. 2019; 137(4):417–423.
  2. Kanike N, Hospattankar KG, Marotta G, Kumar D. Management of severe right lung emphysematous bleb in a 24-week extreme premature infant with bedside selective left main-stem intubation: Case report and review of the literature. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 2019. In Press
  3. Indrani Bhattacharjee, Marissa J.De Freitas, Maroun Mhanna, Carolyn Abitbol. (2019). Chapter Neonatal Acute Kidney Injury. In Rupesh Raina (Ed.), Critical Care Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis: A practical Handbook (pp. 171- 187). Cleveland: Springer
  4. Aly H, Mohsen L, Bhattacharjee I, Malash A, Atyia A, Elanwary S, El Hawary R. Vitamin D Supplementation and T Cell Regulation in Preterm Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Nov;69(5):607-610. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002448.
  5. Aly H, Ez El Din Z, Soliman RM, Bhattacharjee I, Abdellatif MAK, Kamel A, Salah H. Renal function in small for gestational age preterm infants. J Perinatol. 2019 Sep;39(9):1263-1267. doi: 10.1038/s41372-019-0431-9. Epub 2019 Jul 17
  6. Abdel-Hady H, Yahia S, Megahed A, Mosbah A, Seif B, Nageh E, Bhattacharjee I, Aly H. Mediators in Preterm Infants With Late-onset Sepsis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Apr;68(4):578-584. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002238.
  7. Abdel-Hady H, Yahia S, Megahed A, Mosbah A, Seif B, Nageh E, Bhattacharjee I, Aly H. Vitamin D and Inflammatory Mediators in Preterm Infants with Late-Onset Sepsis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2019 Jan 4. doi: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002238. [Epub ahead of print]