University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Oklahoma City, OK - 2012
Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX - 2015
Fellowship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX - 2018
American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2020)
American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (2015)
Dr. Bergner aims to investigate the role nutrition plays in the health and development of infants that are at high risk for growth failure and poor outcomes. She has a particular emphasis on human milk, human milk fortifiers, and early influencers of long-term metabolic health and disease. Dr. Bergner received the Southern Society for Pediatric Research’s Young Investigator in Clinical Science Award for her work evaluating the post-discharge growth, body composition, and neurodevelopment of preterm infants receiving an exclusive human milk diet in the neonatal intensive care unit. Her work in the preterm population complements additional investigations surrounding the clinical care of infants with congenital abnormalities and those requiring intestinal rehabilitation. Utilizing the knowledge gained from research endeavors, Dr. Bergner hopes to further the understanding of dietary factors that impact growth and development in vulnerable patient populations and improve the means to deliver nutrients to them.
Dr. Bergner also has a great passion for medical education with a particular interest in professional development of trainees and mentorship. She is involved in several committees and organizations that focus on this mission.
Select Honors & Accomplishments:
2018 - Arnold J. Rudolph Award, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
2018 - Travel Award for Young Investigators, Pediatric Academic Societies
2018 - Young Investigator Award in Clinical Science, Southern Society for Pediatric Research
2016 - Travel Award for Young Investigators, Pediatric Academic Societies
2015 - Distinguished Resident Educator, Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
- Bergner EM, Taylor SN, Gollins LA, Hair AB. Human Milk Fortification: A Practical Analysis of Current Evidence. Clin Perinatol. 2022 Jun;49(2):447-460. doi: 10.1016/j.clp.2022.02.010. PubMed PMID: 35659096
- Bergner EM, Shypailo R, Visuthranukul C, Hagan J, O'Donnell AR, Hawthorne KM, Abrams SA, Hair AB. Growth, Body Composition, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 2 Years Among Preterm Infants Fed an Exclusive Human Milk Diet in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Pilot Study. Breastfeed Med. 2020 May;15(5):304-311. doi: 10.1089/bfm.2019.0210. PubMed PMID: 32298596
- Burge K, Bergner E, Gunasekaran A, Eckert J, Chaaban H. The Role of Glycosaminoglycans in Protection from Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A Narrative Review. Nutrients. 2020 Feb 20;12(2). doi: 10.3390/nu12020546. Review. PubMed PMID: 32093194