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Section Leadership

Trent Tipple, MD

Trent E Tipple, MD

Professor and Section Chief, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Nutrition Physiology, Biochemistry& Molecular Biology
Children's Health Foundation Reba McEntire Endowed Chair in Neonatology

Medical and Operational Leadership

Erynn Bergner, MD
Pediatrics

Erynn Bergner, MD

Assistant Professor
Associate Fellowship Program Director, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


1200 North Everett Drive; ETNP 7504
Oklahoma City, OK 73104

405-271-5215

Erynn-Bergner@ouhsc.edu


Dr. Bergner’s research focuses on neonatal nutrition with a particular emphasis on human milk and lactational programming. Her work has focused on both the short and long-term outcomes of preterm infants that received diets containing human milk and donor human milk-based fortifiers. Additionally, she has a special interest in infants with specific nutritional challenges and the intestinal rehabilitation population.


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Fun Fact: "I once ended up sitting in Centre Court at the Wimbledon Championships on accident."


Academic Section(s):

Neonatal-Perinatal


Education:

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


Board Certification(s):

American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics


Clinical/Research Interests:

Dr. Bergner aims to investigate the role nutritional elements play 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, donor human milk-derived fortifiers and early influencers of long-term metabolic health and disease. Recently, 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, improve the means of assessing their impact in neonates, and develop novel nutritional strategies to combat the evolution of long-term health consequences.


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


Select Publications:

  • Bergner, E. M., Shypailo, R., Visuthranukul, C., Hagan, J., O'Donnell, A. R., Hawthorne, K. M., Abrams, S. A., Hair, A. B. (2020). Growth, Body Composition, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 2 Years Among Preterm Infants Fed an Exclusive Human Milk Diet in the NICU: A Pilot Study. Breastfeeding Medicine, 15(5), 304-311. PMID: 32298596
  • Burge, K., Bergner, E. M., Gunasekaran, A., Eckert, J. V., Chaaban, H. (2020). The Role of Glycosaminoglycans in Protection from Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A Narrative Review. Nutrients, 12, 546. PMID: 32093194
  • Bergner, E. M., Gollins, L., Massieu, A., Hurst, N., Hair, A. B. (2018). Nutritional Considerations in the Care of Conjoined Twins. Semin Perinatol. PMID: 30197028



Educational Leadership

Erynn Bergner, MD

Erynn Bergner, MD

Assistant Professor
Associate Fellowship Program Director, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Douglas Dannaway, MD

Doug Dannaway, MD

Director of Fellowship
Associate Professor, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Netsanet Kassa, MD

Netsanet Kassa, MD

Assistant Professor
Director of Resident Education, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Research Leadership

Hala Chaaban, MD

​Hala Chaaban, MD

Associate Professor
Adjunct Professor of Nutrition
Associate Director of Translational Research, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Edgardo Szyld, MD, MSc

Edgardo Szyld, MD, MSc

Professor of Research
Director of Clinical and Translational Research Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Associate Vice-Chair of Education, Department of Pediatrics

Peter Vitiello, PhD

Peter Vitiello, PhD

Associate Professor
Adjunct Professor of Physiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Director of Laboratory Research, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Faculty

Lora Bailey-Downs, PhD

Lora Bailey-Downs, PhD

Assistant Professor

Faizah Bhatti, MD

Faizah Bhatti, MD

Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Member, Oklahoma Center for Neurosciences

Sara Brewer, DO

Sara Brewer, DO

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Kathryn Burge, PhD

Kathryn Burge, PhD

Assistant Professor of Research

Jeffrey Eckert, PhD

Jeffrey Eckert, PhD

Director of Lab Research
Assistant Professor of Research

Jolyn Fernandes, PhD

Jolyn Fernandes, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director of Metabolomics, Laboratory for Molecular Biology and Cytometry Research
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Member, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

Arlen Foulks, DO

Arlen Foulks, DO

Assistant Professor
Medical Director of NeoFlight Neonatal Transport Service
Assistant Medical Director, Level 2 NICU at St. Anthony Hospital
Chair of American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics (AOBP)
Chair of the Neonatal Exam Committee on the AOBP
Adjunct Clinical Assistance Professor in Pediatrics at OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and Center of Health Sciences

Abhrajit Ganguly, MD

Abhrajit Ganguly, MD

Assistant Professor

Vadim Ivanov, MD

Vadim Ivanov, MD

Assistant Professor
Assistant Medical Director of CCMH NICU
Neonatologist

Erin Jain, MD

Erin Jain, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatrician

Barbara Johnson, MD

Barbara Johnson, MD

Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of NICU Resident Education

Samuel Levin, MD

Samuel Levin, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
 

Marjorie Makoni, MD

Marjorie Makoni, MD

Assistant Professor
Neonatologist

Maxwell Mathias, MD

Maxwell Mathias, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Raja Nandyal, MD

Raja Nandyal, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director Oklahoma Infant Transition Program (OITP)
Medical Director of Oklahoma Transition Clinic (OTC)
Chairman of OUHSC Neonatal Mortality Committee (NMC)

Gaston Ofman, MD

Gaston Ofman, MD

Assistant Professor

Rita Raman, MD, MS, CNS, JD, MACN, FCLM

Rita Raman, MD, MS, CNS, JD, MACN, FCLM

Professor
Neonatologist

Tavleen Sandhu, MD

Tavleen Sandhu, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Associate Director of NeoFlight Neonatal Transport Service

Kris Sekar, MD

Kris Sekar, MD

Professor
Neonatologist

Birju Shah, MD, MPH, MBA

Birju Shah, MD, MPH, MBA

Associate Professor
Neonatologist

Frederico Vieira, MD

Frederico Vieira, MD

Assistant Professor

Lauren White, DO

Lauren White, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical Director of Transition and Labor Consults
Neonatologist

Anne Wlodaver, MD

Anne Wlodaver, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director of SAH Level II NICU