Michael A. Posencheg, MD

Michael A. Posencheg, MD, is medical director of CHOP Newborn care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Locations: Main Campus; CHOP Newborn Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Phone: 215-662-3228

  • Background

    Dr. Posencheg serves as the medical director for the Intensive Care Nursery and Newborn Nursery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). In this role, Dr. Posencheg leads the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety initiatives for newborn care at HUP. He has utilized education he received in the Improvement Advisor (IA) program at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) to lead a quality improvement program which contains projects in the areas of hospital acquired infection, delivery room management, improving transitions of care, and decreasing in-unit complications. This work has resulted in multiple awards and recent publications.

    In addition to his administrative responsibilities, Dr. Posencheg provides clinical service in the Intensive Care Nursery and Newborn Nursery at HUP and in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). During this service time, he is involved in both resident and fellow education and has been named to the faculty honor roll at CHOP as well as awarded the Istvan Seri, MD, PhD Faculty Teaching Award in the Division of Neonatology in 2010-11 by the Neonatology Fellowship Program.

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Brown University School of Medicine, Providence, RI

    Internship

    The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

    Residency

    Pediatrics - The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY

    Fellowship

    Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Board Certification

    Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    Pediatrics

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Neonatologist

    Medical Director, CHOP Newborn Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2013

    Posencheg MA and Dennery PA, Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn, Conn's Current Therapy, 2013, Section 20, Children's Health, pp. 1074-1078.

    2012

    Posencheg MA and Dennery PA, Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn, Conn's Current Therapy, 2012, Section 20, Children's Health, pp. 1079-1083.

    Wright CJ and Posencheg MA, Newborn Jaundice, Schwartz's Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics, 5th Edition, 2012, Chapter 46, pp. 485-503.

    Posencheg MA and Evans "IR, Chapter 31- Acid-Base, Fluid, and Electrolyte Management, Avery's Diseases of the Newborn, 9th Edition, 2012, Part VIII: Care of the High-Risk Infant, pp. 367-389.

    2011

    Inglis G, Posencheg MA, Mernagh J, and Cartwright D, Chapter 7 - The Gastrointestinal Tract, Imaging of the Newborn, 2nd Edition, 2011, pp. 139-158.

    Wang E, Mernagh J, and Posencheg MA, Chapter 12 - Routine Prenatal Screening During Pregnancy, Imaging of the Newborn, 2nd Edition, 2011, pp.220-234.

    Posencheg MA and Wang E, Chapter 13 - Antenatal Diagnosis of Selected Defects, Imaging of the Newborn, 2nd Edition, 2011, pp. 235-249.

    Posencheg MA and Dennery PA, Hemolytic Disease of the Fetus and Newborn, Conn's Current Therapy, 2011, Section 6, The Blood and Spleen, pp. 424-428.

    Wright CJ and Posencheg MA, Chapter 72 - Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia, Fundamentals of Pediatric Surgery, 2011, Part X: Liver, Biliary Tree, Pancreas, and Spleen, pp. 561-566.

    2009

    Wright CJ and Posencheg MA, Newborn Jaundice, Schwartz's Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics, 4th Edition, 2009, Chapter 46, pp. 525-545

    2007

    Wright CJ and Posencheg MA, New Strategies for the Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Nutritional Care of the Preterm Infant, 2007, Chapter 13, pp 213-224 (In Portugese).

    Posencheg, M and Pereira, G, Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Pediatric Gastroenterology: The Requisites in Pediatrics, 2007, Chapter 19, pp 163-169.

    2004

    Gow AJ, Farkouh C, Munson D, Posencheg M, and Ischiropoulos H. Biological Significance of Nitric Oxide-Mediated Protein Modifications. American Journal of Physiology-Lung, Cell and Molecular Physiology. August 2004; 287(2): L262-268.

    Papers

    2014

    Posencheg M, Kirpalani H. Placental Transfusion at Birth: Do We Have All of the Answers?. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Nov 3. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.2347. [Epub ahead of print]

    2013

    Demauro SB, Douglas E, Karp K, Schmidt B, Patel J, Kronberger A, Scarboro R, Posencheg M. Improving delivery room management for very preterm infants. Ped iatrics. 2013 Oct; 132(4):e1018-25.

    2012

    Patel J, Posencheg M, and Ades A, Proficiency and Retention of Neonatal Resuscitation Skills by Pediatric Residents. Pediatrics, September 2012, Volume 130(3), pp. 515-21.

    Guillen U, Suh S, Munson 0, Posencheg M, Truitt E, Zupancic J, Gafni A, Kirpalani H, Development and Pretesting of a Decision-Aid to Use When Counseling Parents Facing Imminent Extreme Premature Delivery. Journal of Pediatrics, March 2012, volume 160(3), pp. 382-7.

    2011

    DeMauro SB, Patel PR, Medoff-Cooper B, Posencheg M, and Abbasi S, Postdischarge Feeding Patterns in Early- and Late-Preterm Infants, Clinical Pediatrics, October 2011, volume 50, number 10, pp. 957-962.

    Posencheg MA, Gow AJ, Wang, P, Gonzales LW and Guo C. Nitric Oxide and Cellular Maturity Are Key Components of Pro-Inflammatory Cytokine-Induced Apoptosis of Human Fetal Lung Epithelial Cells. The Open Cell Development & Biology Journal, 2011, Volume 3, pp. 1-5.

    2010

    Posencheg MA, Gow AJ, Ballard PL, Merrill JD, Ischiropoulos H, Truog WE, Cnaan A, Luan X, Golombek SG, Parton LA, and Ballard RA, Effect of Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Premature Infants on Tracheal Aspirate and Plasma Nitric Oxide Metabolites, Journal of Perinatology, 2010 Apr;30(4):275-80.

    2009

    Posencheg MA, Gow AJ, Truog WE, Ballard RA, Cnaan A, Golombek SG, et al. Inhaled nitric oxide in premature infants: effect on tracheal aspirate and plasma nitric oxide metabolites. J Perinatol. 2010 Apr;30(4):275-80. Epub 2009 Oct 8. Cited in PubMed; PMID 19812581. Read the article.

    2008

    Bastek JA, Sammel MD, Pare E, Srinivas SK, Posencheg MA and Elovitz MA, Adverse Neonatal Outcomes: Examining the Risks Between Preterm, Late Preterm and Full Term Infants, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2008 Oct;199(4):367.e1-8.

    Maus MV, Posencheg MA, Geddes K, Elkan M, Penaranda S, Oberste MS, and Hodinka RL, Detection of Echovirus 18 in Human Breast Milk, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 2008 Mar;46(3): 1137-40.

    Ballard PL, Truog WE, Merrill JD, Gow AJ, Posencheg MA, Golombek SG, Parton LA, Luan X, Cnaan A, Ballard RA. Plasma Biomarkers of Oxidative Stress: Relationship to Lung Disease and Inhaled Nitric Oxide Therapy in Premature Infants. Pediatrics, 2008 Mar; 121 (3):555-61.

    1998

    Posencheg MA, Chen M, Healey CT, Lai P, Berns SO. Bicycle Helmet Protection in the Fox Point Community. Medicine and Health / Rhode Island. 1998; 81(1): 4-6.