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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

Frederico Vieira, MD
Pediatrics

Frederico Vieira, MD

Assistant Professor


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

405-271-5215

Frederico-Vieira@ouhsc.edu


Dr. Vieira's interests are related to vascular development in preterm neonates, especially in the retina vasculature. He uses oxidative disease models that mimic the retinopathy of prematurity. Furthermore, he is interested in the innate immune function of surfactant proteins and intends to expand its investigation in other systems outside the respiratory system.


MyNCBI Publications

Fun Fact: "I design board game pieces with my 3D printer."


Academic Section(s):

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Education:

Medical School: Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil - 2002 - 2008
Pediatric Residency: Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA - 2011- 2014 
Fellowship: University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK - 2014 - 2017
Master of Physiology: University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK - 2017 - 2019


Board Certification(s):

American Board of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics – Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Clinical/Research Interests:

Dr. Vieira, during his neonatal fellowship, has investigated the presence of surfactant protein D (SP-D) in the mouse retina and possible effects due to the immune function of this protein. He continued to pursue other inflammatory pathways in the newborn mouse retina, currently investigating inflammasome effects in the mouse retina.
Dr. Vieira, with his colleague's support, intends to investigate the effects of SP-D in other tissues outside the respiratory system. He plans to determine the possible correlation of SP-D and gut injury in a mouse model of necrotizing enterocolitis.
Clinically, Dr. Vieira is the Oklahoma University site PI for “Safety of Sildenafil in Premature Infant at Risk for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia”.


Select Honors & Accomplishments:

August 2016 - Pediatric Fellow of the Month, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center
February 2016 - Trainee Travel Award in 2016, The Southern Society of Pediatric Research
May 20014 - Dr. Spahr Award, Dr. Spahr, Geisinger Medical Center
February 2013 - Pediatric Resident of the Month, Geisinger Medical Center
July 2012 - Pediatric Resident of the Month, Geisinger Medical Center
September 2011 - Pediatric Resident of the Month, Geisinger Medical Center


Select Publications:

  • Vieira F, Kung JW, Bhatti F. Structure, genetics and function of the pulmonary associated surfactant proteins A and D: The extra-pulmonary role of these C type lectins. Ann Anat. 2017;211:184-201.
  • Bhatti F, Kung JW, Vieira F. Retinal degeneration mutation in Sftpa1tm1Kor/J and Sftpd -/- targeted mice. PloS one. 2018;13(7):e0199824.



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