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Phyllis A. Dennery, MD, FAAP

Chief, Division of Neonatology

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

Awards

2013, Mentor of the Year, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research

2012, Philadelphia Top Doctors

2011, Philadelphia Top Doctors

2010, Appointed to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality (SACIM)

2009-2012, Selected to Best Doctors in America

2009, Minority Business Leader Award, Philadelphia Business Journal

2009, Honorary Doctor of Science, Ursinus College

2009, Commencement Speaker, Ursinus College, Collegeville, PA

2008, Selected as Participant in Penn Medicine Leadership Forums, Building a Quality Organization

2008, Selected as America’s Leading Doctors, Black Enterprise Magazine

2008, Saint Martin de Porres Award, Archdiocese of Philadelphia

2007-2008, President, Society for Pediatric Research

2007, Selected for the Wharton Business School/Penn Medicine Executive Leadership Program

2006-2007, Nominated to Secretary-Elect, University of Pennsylvania Medical Faculty Senate

2006, Recipient of the Alfred Stengel Health System Champion Award, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2006, President Elect, Society for Pediatric Research

2006, Elected to the Society for Gynecologic Investigation

2005-2006, Selected for the “Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program” (ELAM), Drexel University College of Medicine

2005, Finalist, Burroughs Wellcome Award in Translational Research

2005 Elected to The John Morgan Society

2005, Elected to the Fellowship of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

2005, Elected as Vice President of the Society for Pediatric Research

2004, Masters of Arts (Honorary), University of Pennsylvania

2004, Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation

2002, Elected to the American Pediatric Society

2001, Finalist, Burroughs Wellcome Award in Translational Research

2000, Co-Chair, Gordon Conference on Mechanisms of Toxicity, Plymouth, NH

1998, Invited Speaker, Gordon Conference on Tetrapyrroles Salve Regina University

1997, Ross Young Investigator Award for the Western Society of Pediatric Research

1997, Nominated to Who’s Who in the American Thoracic Society

1996, Nominated to Who’s Who in the World

1996, Nominated to Who’s Who Among American Women

1994, Nominated to Who’s Who in the West

1993, Andrew M. Mellon Fellow

1992, Andrew M. Mellon Fellow

1989, Included in the second edition of International Leaders in Achievement (Cambridge, England) published April 1990

1988, Nominated to Outstanding Young Women of America

1987, Nominated and elected to Who’s Who Amongst Black Americans

1984, Merck Manual Award for highest scholastic record

1984, Grafton Rayner and Edna Spriggs Browne Award for highest cumulative average

1984, Godfrey C. Burns Award in Internal Medicine

1984, Ernest Y. Williams Award in Psychiatry

1984, Department of Ob-Gyn Award for scholastic performance

1984, Department Anatomy Award

1984, Drew-Syphax Prize in Surgery

1984, Department of Psychiatry Award for highest National Board Score

1984, American Medical Women’s Association Award (Janet Glascow Award)

1983, Fist Mordechai Wyatt Johnson Scholarship

1982, Alma Wells Givens Award

Books

Chapters

2012

Posencheg MA, Dennery PA. Hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn. In: Bope E, Kellerman R, editors. Conn's current therapy. Philadelphia: Saunders Press, 2012.

Dennery PA. Role and regulation of heme oxygenase in oxidant stress. In: Pantopoulos K, Schipper H, editors. Principles of free radical biomedicine Vol. II. Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research. Montreal: 2012, Chapter 23, pp 203-230.

2009

Stevenson DK, Wong RJ, Dennery PA. Specific conditions associated with fetal and neonatal brain injury: hyberbilirubinemia and kernicterus. In: Benitz W, Sunshine P, Hintz SR, Druzin ML, Stevenson DK, editors. Fetal and neonatal brain injury: fourth edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2009: 3(27): 311-317.

2006

Dennery PA. Novel functions of heme oxygenase protein. In: Otterbein LE, Zuckerbraun BS, editors. Heme oxygenase: the elegant orchestra of its products in medicine. Hauppauge, New York: Nova Science Publishers; 2006.

2001

Dennery PA. Developmental biology of heme oxygenase and carbon monoxide in the cardiopulmonary system. In: Wang R, editor. Carbon monoxide and cardiovascular functions. CRC Press; 2001.

1996

Dennery PA, Stevenson DK. Specific abnormalities associated with fetal and neonatal brain injury: hyperbilirubinemia. In: Sunshine P, Stevenson DK, editors.  Fetal and neonatal brain injury: mechanisms, management, and the risks of practice. 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press;1996.

1995

Dennery PA, Stevenson DK. Delivery room care. In: Reed GTB, Claireaux AE, Cockbury F, editors. Diseases of the fetus and newborn: pathology, imaging, genetics, and management. Chapman and Hall Ltd.; 1995.

Dennery PA, Stevenson DK. Neonatal management of hemolytic hyperbilirubinemia. In: Reed GTB, Claireaux AE, Cockbury F, editors. Diseases of the fetus and newborn: pathology, imaging, genetics, and management. Chapman and Hall Ltd.; 1995, 2008.

1993

Dennery PA, Stevenson DK. Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. In: Polin RA, editor. Workbook of practical neonatology. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company; 1993.

1992

Dennery PA, Baxter LM, Stevenson DK. Respiratory distress in the newborn. In: Prober CG, Behrman RE, editors. Nelson self-assessment program, neonatology. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company; 1992.

Dennery PA, Stevenson DK. Neonatal jaundice. In: Prober CG, Behrman RE, editors. Nelson self-assessment program, neonatology. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company; 1992.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2012-present, SPR Strategic Planning Committee

2010-present, Editorial Board, Journal of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

2007-present, Associate Editor, Pediatrics

2003-present, Editorial Board, Pediatrics

2002-present, Associate Editor, Free Radicals in Biology and Medicine

Academic and institutional positions

2012- present, Chair, N/IICU 50th Anniversary Committee, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2008-present, Member, Special Delivery Unit, Executive Committee, The Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia

2007-present, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2006-present, Neonatology-Perinatology Workgroup, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2006-present, Committee for Appointments and Promotions (COAP), The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Leadership

Memberships in professional organizations

National societies

American Thoracic Society

  • 2005, Research Strategy Group
  • 2004-2005,“2020 Group” – panel of 15 key ATS members to assist the Board in Strategic Planning for 2004-2005
  • 2004-2008, Scientific Advisory Committee
  • 2004, Strategic Planning Committee
  • 2001-2007, Minority Travel Awards Committee
  • 2001-2004, Pediatric Task Force
  • 1999-2001, Program Committee
  • 1998-2000, International Conference Committee
  • 1998-2000, Program Review Committee (subcommittee of Program and Budget Committee)
  • 1998-1999, Chair, Pediatric Assembly Scientific Committee
  • 1998-1999, Awards Committee
  • 1998, Long Rang Planning Committee
  • 1997-1998, Postgraduate Education Committee
  • 1997, Chair Elect, Pediatric Assembly Scientific Committee
  • 1996-1997, Task Force on Minorities, (Ex-officio)
  • 1996-1997, Task Force on Women, (Ex-officio)
  • 1995-1997, Chair, Membership Committee
  • 1994-1996, 1998, Nominating Committee
  • 1993-1999, Pediatric Assembly Scientific Committee
  • 1990-1997, Membership Committee

Original Papers

2012

Dennery PA. Evaluating the beneficial and detrimental effects of bile pigments in early and later life. Front Pharmacol. 2012;3:115. Epub 2012 Jun 22. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22737125. Read the article

Wright CJ, Agboke F, Muthu M, Mundy M, La P, Yang G, et al. Oxidative stress signaling through the NF-kB inhibitory protein I-kBß prevents apoptotic cell death. J Biol Chem. 2012 Feb 24;287(9):6230-9. Epub 2012 Jan 5. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22223647. Read the abstract

Kalyanaraman B, Darley-Usmar V, Davies KJ, Dennery PA, Forman HJ, Grisham MB, et al. Measuring reactive oxygen and nitrogen species with fluorescent probes: challenges and limitations. Free Radic Biol Med. 2012 Jan 1;52(1):1-6. Epub 2011 Oct 2. Cited in PubMed; PMID 22027063. Read the abstract

2011

Dennery PA. Introduction to the special issue on translational research involving oxidative stress. Free Radic Biol Med. 2011 Sep 1;51(5):923-4. Epub 2011 Jun 6. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21679766. No abstract available.

Yang G, Hinson MD, Bordner JE, Lin QZ, Fernando AP, La P, et al. Silencing hyperoxia-induced C/EBPα in neonatal mice improves lung architecture via enhanced proliferation of alveolar epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2011 Aug;301(2):L187-96. Epub 2011 May 13. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21571903. Read the abstract

2010

Wright CJ, Agboke F, Chen F, La P, Yang G, Dennery PA. Nitric oxide inhibits hyperoxia-induced NF-kappaB activation in neonatal pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells. Pediatr Res. 2010 Dec;68(6):484-9. Epub 2010 Aug 27. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20805787. Read the article.

Zhuang T, Zhang M, Zhang H, Dennery PA, Lin QS. Disrupted postnatal lung development in heme oxygenase-1 deficient mice. Respir Res. 2010 Oct 10;11:142. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20932343. Read the article.

Dennery PA. Oxidative stress in development: nature or nurture? Free Radic Biol Med. 2010 Oct 15;49(7):1147-51. Epub 2010 Jul 23. Cited in PubMed; PMID 20656021. Read the abstract

Dennery, PA. Oxygen administration in the care of neonates: a double-edged sword. Chin Med J (Engl). 2010 Oct;123(20):2938-42. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21034610. Read the abstract

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