Maria V. Fraga, MD

Maria V. Fraga, MD is an attending neonatologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with special interest in echocardiography and ECMO in infants.

Areas of Expertise: Neonatal cardiac hemodynamics, Functional echocardiography in the neonate, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
Locations: Main Campus
Phone: 215-817-1706

  • Background

    Dr. Maria Victoria Fraga is an attending neonatologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Under the mentorship of Dr. Haresh Kirpalani, BM, MRCP, FRCP, MSc, Dr. Fraga is developing the "Clinician Performed Ultrasound Program" in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She is especially interested in the bedside assessment of neonatal cardiac hemodynamics to serve as an impetus for innovative research and to benefit and improve patient care.

    She is also a neonatal consultant for the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment and is directly involved in the clinical education of residents and fellows at CHOP.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Buenos Aires Medical School, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Pediatrics - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

    National Children's Hospital of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

    Board Certification

    Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician, Neonatology

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

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests

     In vivo expression of pensinogen C

  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2013

    Maxwell LG, Malavolta CP, Fraga MV: Assessment of Pain in the Neonate. Clinics of Perinatology. W.B. Saunders Company (eds.). 40(3): 457-469, September 2013.

    2012

    Fraga MV, Guttentag SH.: Developmental Physiology of the Respiratory System. Gregory’s Pediatric Anesthesia. 5th edition. Gregory GA, Andropoulos DB (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell 2012.

    2011

    Fraga MV, Hedrick H, Connelly J, Rintoul N.: Special Considerations for Neonatal ECMO. Imaging of the Newborn. 2nd edition. Kirpalani H, Epelman M (eds.). 2011.

    Fraga MV, Guttentag SH.: Lung Development: Embryology, Growth, Maturation and Developmental Biology. Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn. 9th edition. Taeusch HW, Ballard RA, Gleason CA (eds.). Elsevier Saunders, 2011. 

    Papers

    2013

    Maxwell LG, Malavolta CP, Fraga MV. Assessment of pain in the neonate. Clin Perinatol. 2013 Sep;40(3):457-69. Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations

    2013

    Fraga, MV, Giaccone A.: Respiratory Morbidity in Infants with Myelomeningocele. Poster Presentation: Society for Pediatric Research, Washington, DC May 2013.

    Fraga, MV, Giaccone A.: Respiratory Morbidity in Infants with Myelomeningocele. Poster Presentation: Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA March 2013. 

    2011

    Fraga, MV, Perry B, Zhang P, Guttentag SH.: In Vivo Expression of Pepsinogen C in a Gene Trap Mouse Model. Poster Presentation: Society for Pediatric Research, Denver, CO May 2011.

    Fraga, MV, Perry B, Zhang P, Guttentag SH.: Developmental Expression of Pepsinogen C in a Gene Trap Mouse Model. Society for Pediatric Research, Denver, CO May 2011.

    Fraga, MV, Perry B, Zhang P, Guttentag SH.: In Vivo Expression of Pepsinogen C in a Gene Trap Mouse Model. Platform Presentation: Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA March 2011.