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Barbara Schmidt, MD, FRCP (C), MSC

Attending Neonatologist

Professor of Pediatrics and Kristine Sandberg Knisely Chair in Neonatology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Senior Scholar, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine at the Unversity of Pennsylvania


2008, Society for Clinical Trials and Project Impact Clinical Trial of the Year Award, Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity Trial

Original Papers


Schmidt B, Davis PG, Roberts RS. Timing of caffeine therapy in very low birth weight infants. J Pediatr. 2014 May;164(5):957-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.01.054. Epub 2014 Mar 12. Abstract not available.

Schmidt B, Davis PG, Asztalos EV, Solimano A, Roberts RS. Association between severe retinopathy of prematurity and nonvisual disabilities at age 5 years. JAMA. 2014;311(5):523-525. Read the abstract.

Schmidt B, Whyte RK, Roberts RS. Trade-Off between lower or higher oxygen saturations for extremely preterm infants: The first benefits of oxygen saturation targeting (BOOST) II trial reports its primary outcome. J Pediatr. 2014 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract.

Giaccone A, Jensen E, Davis P, Schmidt B. Definitions of extubation success in very premature infants: a systematic review. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2014;99(2):F124–127. Read the abstract.


Schmidt B, Whyte RK, Asztalos EV, Moddemann 0, Poets C, Rabi VI Solimano A, Roberts RS; for the Canadian Oxygen Trial (COT) Group. Effects of Targeting Higher vs Lower Arterial Oxygen Saturations on Death or Disability in Extremely Preterm Infants: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2013;309(20):2111-20.


Schmidt B, Anderson PJ, Doyle LW, Dewey D, Grunau RE, Asztalos EV, Davis PG, Tin W, Moddemann D, Solimano A, Ohlsson A, Barrington KJ, Roberts RS; Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity (CAP) Trial Investigators. Survival without disability to age 5 years after neonatal caffeine therapy for apnea of prematurity. JAMA 2012 Jan 18; 307(3):275-82.

Guillen U, DeMauro S, Ma L, Zupancic J, Roberts R, Schmidt B, Kirpalani H. Relationship between attrition and neurodevelopmental impairment rates in extremely preterm infants at 18 to 24 months: a systematic review. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Feb;166(2): 178-84.


Demauro SB, Giaccone A, Kirpalani H, Schnidt B. Quality of reporting of neonatal and infant trials in high-impact journals. Pediatrics. Epub 2011 Aug 22. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21859916. Read the abstract

Demauro SB, Roberts RS, Davis P, Alvaro R, Bairam A, Schmidt B. Impact of delivery room resuscitation on outcomes up to 18 months in very low birth weight infants. J Pediatr. 2011 Oct;159(4):546-50.e.1. Epub 2011 May 17. Cited in PubMed; PMID 21592510. Read the abstract

Dukhovny D, Lorch SA, Schmidt B, Doyle LW, Kok JH, Roberts RS, Kamholz KL, Wang N, Mao W, Zupancic JA; for the Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity Trial Group: Economic Evaluation of Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity. PEDIATRICS 2011; 127:e146-e155.


Davis PG, Schmidt B, Roberts RS, Doyle LW, Asztalos E, Haslam R, et al. Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity Trial: Benefits may vary in subgroups. J Pediatr. 2010 Mar;156(3):382-7. Epub 2009 Nov 18. Read the abstract

Binenbaum G, Bruno CJ, Forbes BJ, Snyder MA, Mollen TJ, Schmidt B, et al. Periocular ulcerative dermatitis associated with gentamicin ointment prophylaxis in newborns. J Pediatr 2010;156:320-321. Read the article



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