Scientific Advisory Council

The NEC Society’s 12-seat Scientific Advisory Council is committed to advancing NEC research, education, and advocacy in partnership with patient-families and other multidisciplinary stakeholders. Many of the Council members are internationally recognized leaders in the field and have dedicated their careers to neonates at risk of necrotizing enterocolitis. The Scientific Advisory Council works directly with the organization’s leadership and oversees all of the NEC Society’s projects, content, and materials.

We are grateful to the NEC Society’s Scientific Advisory Council:

Gail E. Besner, MD, FACS, FAAP
William Clatworthy Jr.

Professor of Surgery
Chief, Department of Pediatric Surgery
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Columbus, OH

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

Samir K. Gadepalli, MD, MBA
Pediatric Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Misty Good, MD, MS
Division Chief, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Amy Hair, MD
Assistant Professor

Program Director of Neonatal Nutrition
Program Director of NICU Intestinal Rehab Team
Section of Neonatology
Department of Pediatrics
Baylor College of Medicine
Texas Children’s Hospital

Jae Kim, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Neonatology, Perinatal Institute
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Troy A. Markel, MD, FACS, FAAP
Assistant Professor-Pediatric Surgery

Department of Surgery
Riley Hospital for Children
Indiana University School of Medicine

Camilia R. Martin, MD MS
Chief of Newborn Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Komansky Children’s Hospital

Steven J. McElroy, MD
Chief, Division of Neonatology
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
University of California, Davis

Aloka Patel, MD
Glore Family Professor of Neonatology

Chief, Division of Neonatology; Research Director for Neonatology
Rush University Children’s Hospital

Ravi Mangal Patel, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Division of Neonatology
Emory University School of Medicine

Jochen Profit, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine
Director, Neonatal Health Systems Research
Perinatal Epidemiology and Health Outcomes Research Unit
Stanford University, School of Medicine

Key Opinion Leaders

Michael S. Caplan, MD
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics

Chief Scientific Officer, Research Institute
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

Mark Underwood, MD
Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics
UC Davis School of Medicine

Please note:
All statements, actions, and materials are the sole opinion of the NEC Society and not necessarily reflective of any member’s individual institution or place of employment.

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