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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

Gaston Ofman, MD
Pediatrics

Gaston Ofman, MD

Assistant Professor


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

405-271-5215

Gaston-Ofman@ouhsc.edu


Dr. Ofman research focuses on a translational approach to bring perinatal bedside findings on organ and cellular oxidative stress and mitochondrial function to laboratory explanations of disease mechanisms. He studies the effects of early life environmental, nutritional and clinical exposures to long term human diseases. 


MyNCBI Publications


Academic Section(s):

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Education:

Medical School: Universidad Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Agrentina
Residency: The Univeristy of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, Texas
Fellowship: Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois


Board Certification(s):

American Board of Pediatrics


Clinical/Research Interests:

The Ofman laboratory works focuses on very early determinants of long-term preterm outcomes. Research is targeted at understanding bedside and laboratory environmental exposures that modulate the developing cardiopulmonary system offering a window of opportunity to improve the undesirable consequences of premature birth.
Dr. Ofman is specifically researching phenotype-specific disease determinants, from molecular alterations in mitochondrial function to genetic mutations or gene-by-environment interactions that leads to cardiopulmonary outcomes in newborns. He is also interested in finding specific physiologic predictors of bronchopulmonary, a form of preterm pulmonary disease, and aligning those with laboratory findings. The laboratory hopes to develop combine molecular mechanism with physiologic and bedside biomarkers hoping to identifying early disease mechanisms and potential modifiable risk factors and therapeutic targets.


Select Honors & Accomplishments:

2019 - Thrasher Early Career Investigator Award
2018 - Fellowship Basic Science Award – Northwestern University
2017 - Selected for the Annual NICHD Young Investigator Conference on Maternal-Fetal-Neonatal-Reproductive Medicine
2013 - AAP International Elective Award
2009 - Honor Diploma for Academic Excellence, Universidad Favaloro, Argentina  


Select Publications:

Ofman G, Tipple. Thiol-redox regulation in lung development and vascular remodeling. Antioxid Redox Signal. 2019 Jan 16. doi: 10.1089/ars.2018.7712
Ofman G, Tipple T Antioxidants & bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Beating the system or beating a dead horse? Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 2019 doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2019.01.038.
Ofman G, Caballero M, Alavarez-Paggi D, et al. : The Discovery BPD (D-BPD) program: A prospective translational collaborative study of chronic lung disease of prematurity BMC Peds 2019 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12887-019-1610-8
Ofman G, Pradarelli B, Caballero M, et al. : Respiratory failure and death in vulnerable premature children with lower respiratory tract illness JID 2020  doi:10.1093/infdis/jiaa046



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