Judy C. Bernbaum, MD

Areas of Expertise: Chronic lung disease in high-risk neonates, Long-term outcomes of preterm and high-risk infants, Pulmonary hypoplasia and outcomes, especially children with congenital diaphragmatic hernias
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


    Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


    Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


    General Academic Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification


  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Director, Neonatal Follow-up Program

    Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Publications




    Bernbaum JC. Follow-up care of the graduate from the neonatal intensive care unit. In: McInerny T, editor.  American Academy of Pediatrics textbook of pediatric care. Elk Grove Village: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2009. p. 867-82.

    Bernbaum JC. Health and developmental outcomes of infants requiring neonatal intensive care. In: McInerny T, editor. American Academy of Pediatrics textbook of pediatric care. Elk Grove Village: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2009. p. 852-62.


    Bernbaum J. Preterm infants in primary care: a guide to office management. Columbus: Abbott Laboratories; 2000. 


    Tracy A, Maroney DI. Your premature baby and child. In: Bernbaum JC, editor. New York: The Berkley Publishing Group; 1999.


    Bernbaum JC, Hoffman-Williamson M. Primary care of the preterm infant. In:  Britton GH, editor. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book Medical Publishers; 1991. 



    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.


    Valentín-Blasini L, Blount BC, Otero-Santos S, Cao Y, Bernbaum JC, Rogan WJ. Perchlorate exposure and dose estimates in infants. Environ Sci Technol. 2011 May 1;45(9):4127-32. Epub 2011 Mar 30. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21449579. Read the abstract

    Goff DA, Luan X, Gerdes M, Bernbaum J, D'Agostino JA, Rychik J, et al. Younger gestational age is associated with worse neurodevelopmental outcomes after cardiac surgery in infancy. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Mar;143(3):535-42. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22340027. Read the abstract


    Gaynor JW, Gerdes M, Nord AS, Bernbaum J, Zackai E, Wernovsky G, et al. Is cardiac diagnosis a predictor of neurodevelopmental outcome after cardiac surgery in infancy? J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Dec;140(6):1230-7. Epub 2010 Oct 15. Cited in PubMed; PMCID: PMC3278908. Read the article 

    Fuller S, Rajagopalan R, Jarvik GP, Gerdes M, Bernbaum J, Wernovsky G, et al. J. Maxwell Chamberlain Memorial Paper for congenital heart surgery. Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest does not impair neurodevelopmental outcome in school-age children after infant cardiac surgery. Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 Dec;90(6):1985-94; discussion 1994-5. Cited in PubMed; 21095350. Read the article

    Danzer E, Gerdes M, Bernbaum J, D'Agostino J, Bebbington MW, Siegle J, et al. Neurodevelopmental outcome of infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia prospectively enrolled in an interdisciplinary follow-up program. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Sep;45(9):1759-66. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20850617. Read the abstract

    Burnham N, Ittenbach RF, Stallings VA, Gerdes M, Zackai E, Bernbaum J, et al. Genetic factors are important determinants of impaired growth after infant cardiac surgery. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2010 Jul;140(1):144-9. Epub 2010 Apr 9. Cited in PubMed; PMCID: PMC2909691. Read the article

    Danzer E, Gerdes M, D'Agostino JA, Bernbaum J, Siegle J, Hoffman C, et al. Prospective, interdisciplinary follow-up of children with prenatally diagnosed giant omphalocele: short-term neurodevelopmental outcome. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Apr;45(4):718-23. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20385277. Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations


    Danzer E, Gerdes M, Bernbaum J, D'Agostino JA, et al. Longitudinal neurodevelopmental (ND) outcome in congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) survivors during the first 3 years of life [oral presentation]. 2011 PAS/ASPR/Eastern SPGR Joint Annual Meeting; 2011 Apr 30-May 3; Denver, CO.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    Referee and book reviews

    1990-present, Clinical Pediatrics
    1990-present, Journal of Pediatrics
    1990-present, Pediatrics
    1990-present, Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    Child Development
    1990-present, JAMA