Jo Ann D'Agostino, DNP, CRNP

Jo Ann D'Agostino, DNP, CRNP, is a nurse practitioner in the Neonatal Follow-up Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Care coordination for children with complex medical needs, Care of the preterm and high-risk infant after NICU discharge, Neurodevelopmental and medical outcomes of preterm and high-risk infants
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Board Certification

    Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)

    Graduate Degree

    DNP - Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
    MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Nurse Practitioner

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications



    Danzer E, Gerdes M, D'Agostino JA, Bernbaum J, Hoffman C, Herkert L, Rintoul NE, Peranteau WH, Flake AW, Adzick NS, Hedrick HL. Neurodevelopmental outcome at one year of age in congenital diaphragmatic hernia infants not treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Pediatr Surg. 2015 Jun;50(6):898-903. doi: 10.1016. Read the abstract.

    Danzer E, Gerdes M, D'Agostino JA, Bernbaum J, Hoffman C, Rintoul NE, Herkert LM, Flake AW, Adzick NS, Hedrick HL. Patient characteristics are important determinants of neurodevelopmental outcome during infancy in giant omphalocele. Early Hum Dev. 2015 Feb 9;91(3):187-193. Read the abstract.


    DeMauro S, D’Agostino J, Bann C, Bernbaum J, Gerdes M, Bell E, Carlo W, D’Angio C, Das A, Higgins R, Hintz S, Laptook A, Natarajan G, Nelin L, Poindexter B, Sanchez P, Shankaran S, Stoll B, Truog W, Van Meurs K, Vohr B, Walsh M, Kirpalani H. Developmental outcomes of very preterm infants with tracheostomies. J Pediatr. 2014. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract.


    Danzer, E, Gerdes, M, D'Agostino, J A, Hoffman, C, Bernbaum, J, Bebbington, M W, Siegle, J, Sulkowski, J, Rintoul, N E, Flake, A W, Scott Adzick, N, Hedrick, H L. Longitudinal neurodevelopmental and neuromotor outcome in congenital diaphragmatic hernia patients in the first 3 years of life. Journal of Perinatology. Nov 2013, Vol. 33 Issue 11, p893-898. 6p. Read the abstract.

    D'Agostino JA, Gerdes M, Hoffman C, Manning ML, Phalen A, Bernbaum J. (2013). Provider use of corrected age during health supervision visits for premature infants. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. May-Jun;27(3):172-9. Read the abstract.

    Danzer E, Gerdes M, D'Agostino JA, Partridge EA, Hoffman-Craven CH, Bernbaum J, Rintoul NE, Flake AW, Adzick NS, Hedrick HL. (2013). Preschool neurological assessment in congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors: Outcome and perinatal factors associated with neurodevelopmental impairment. Early Human Development. Jun;89(6):393-400. doi: 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2012.12.009. Read the abstract.

    Danzer E, Gerdes M, D'Agostino JA, Hoffman C, Bernbaum J, Bebbington MW, Siegle J, Sulkowski J, Rintoul NE, Flake AW, Scott Adzick N, Hedrick HL. (2013). Longitudinal neurodevelopmental and neuromotor outcome in congenital diaphragmatic hernia patients in the first 3 years of life. Journal of Perinatology. May 9. doi: 10.1038/jp.2013.47. Read the abstract.


    Goff, D.A, Luan, X., Gerdes, M., Bernbaum, J., D’Agostino, J., Rychik, J., Wernovsky, F., Licht, D.J., Nicolson, S.C., Clancy, R.R., Spray, T.L., Gaynor, J.W. (2012).  Younger gestational age is associated with worse neurodevelopmental outcomes after cardiac surgery in infancy. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 143(3). 535-42. Read the abstract.

    Danzer, E., Zarnow, D., Gerdes, M., D’Agostino, J., Siegel, J., Bebbington, M., Flake, A.W., Adzick, N.S., Hedrick, H. (2012). Abnormal brain development and maturation on magnetic resonance imaging in survivors of severe congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 47 (3). 453-61. Read the abstract.

    Danzer, E, Siegle, J., D’Agostino, J., Gerdes, M., Hoffman, C., Bernbaum, J., Rintoul, N.E., Flake, A.W., Hedrick, H.L. (2012). Early neurodevelopmental outcome of infants with high-risk fetal lung lesions. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2012;31(4):210-5. doi: 10.1159/000336228. Epub 2012 Apr 26. Read the abstract.


    D'Agostino, J. (2010). An evidentiary review regarding the use of chronological and adjusted age in the assessment of preterm infants.  Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing, 15 (1), 26-32. Read the abstract.

    Danzer, E., Gerdes, M., Bernbaum, J., D’Agostino, J., Bebbington, M., Siegle, J., Hoffman, C., Rintoul, N., Flake, A., Adzick, N.S., Hedrick, H. (2010). Neurodevelopmental outcome of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia prospectively enrolled in an interdisciplinary follow-up program. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 45 (9). 1759-1766. Read the abstract.

    Danzer, E., Gerdes, M., D’Agostino, J., Bernbaum, J., Siegle, J., Hoffman, C., Rintoul, N.E., Liechty, K.W., Adzick, N.S., Flake, A.W., Hedrick, H.L. (2010). Prospective,  multidisciplinary follow-up of children with prenatally diagnosed giant omphalocele: short-term  neurodevelopmental outcome. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 45(4), 718-23. Read the abstract.