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Judy C. Bernbaum, MD

Director, Neonatal Follow-up Program

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




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. 

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


Memberships in professional organizations

The American Academy of Pediatrics
Section - Perinatal Pediatrics - Child Development
Ambulatory Pediatric Association
National Perinatal Association
Special People (Professional Advisory Board)
The Society for Pediatric Research
The Eastern Society for Pediatric Research
American Pediatric Society

Original Papers


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.

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