Erik Brandsma, MD

Erik Brandsma, MD

Erik Brandsma, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Neonatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus; CHOP Newborn Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Leiden University Medical School, Leiden, The Netherlands 

Internship

Pediatrics - University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ. New Brunswick, NJ

Residency

Pediatrics - University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ. New Brunswick, NJ

Fellowship

Neonatology - University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ. New Brunswick, NJ

Board Certification

General Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Departments and Services

Publications

Abstracts

2015

Dustin D. Flannery, Erik Brandsma, Judy Saslow, Amy Mackley, David A. Paul, Zubair H. Aghai. Do Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Diagnosed With Urinary Tract Infection Need a Voiding Cystourethrogram? Abstract ESPR and PAS 2015.

Janani Sankaran, Alla Kushnir, Gary Stahl, Judy Saslow, Erik Brandsma. A Single Normal Saline Bolus Has No Effect on Metabolic Acidosis. Abstract PAS 2015.

Vilmaris Quinones Cardona, Harshitha Gattu, Erik Brandsma, Gary Stahl, Judy Saslow, Alla Kushnir. Association between Severity of Hyperglycemia, Insulin Use, and Retinopathy of Prematurity in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants. Abstract PAS 2015.

Alla Kushnir, Jennifer Bleznak, Aadya Sharma, Cynthia Garretson, Maheswari Mariappan, Erik Brandsma, Judy Saslow. Use of Treatment Guidelines To Improve Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Outcomes. Abstract ESPR and PAS 2015.

Kaitlin McLean, Erik Brandsma, Leena Lari, Judy Saslow, Zubair H. Aghai. Exclusive Breast Feeding and “Dehydration Fever” in Newborns During the First Days of Life. Abstract ESPR and PAS 2015.

Aadya Sharma, Cynthia Garretson, Maheswari Mariappan, Erik Brandsma, Judy Saslow, William Graessle, Alla Kushnir. Is the Use of Phenobarbital for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Beneficial? Abstract PAS 2015.

2014

Mariappan M, Stahl G, Brandsma E, Saslow J, Bhat V, Kushnir A. Effects of Levels of Permissive Hypercapnia on Duration of Ventilation and  Short-Term Morbidities in Preterm Neonates. Abstract Neoforum 2014.

Mariappan M, Gupta M, Brandsma E, Saslow J, Stahl G, Kramer N, Kemble N, Kushnir A. Oxygen Use and Retinopathy of Prematurity in Neonates of Varying Gestational Ages. Abstract Neoforum 2014.

Quiñones V, Gattu H, Brandsma E, Stahl G, Saslow J, Kushnir A. Relationship Between Severity of Hyperglycemia, Insulin, and Retinopathy of Prematurity  in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants. Abstract Neoforum 2014.

Ola O, Kushnir A, Stahl G, Saslow J, Brandsma E; Infection In Febrile Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Abstract ESPR 2014, Neoforum 2014.

Sharma A, Garretson C, Brandsma E, Saslow J, Graessle W, Aghai Z, Kushnir A. Differences in Treatment Based on Prenatal Exposure to Single Versus Multiple Illicit Substances. Abstract ESPR 2014.

Flannery D, Brandsma E, Saslow J, McKenna K, Aghai Z. Imaging infants with urinary tract infection admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit. Abstract ESPR 2014.

2013

Kushnir A, Singh H, Brandsma E, Sharma R, Westover T, Harvey R, Stahl G. Implementation of State Mandated Congenital Heart Defect Screening in a New Jersey Hospital. Abstract ESPR and PAS 2013.

Brandsma E, Wicker L, Saslow J, George J, Fox J, Harvey R, Stahl G; Decreased CLABSI rate after addition of a Disinfecting IV Access Port Cap to a Central Line Bundle. Abstract, ESPR and PAS 2013.

Posters and Presentations

Lectures by Invitation

Brandsma E. “Selected Updates in Neonatology.” Pediatric Grand Rounds, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. 10/15/2014

Brandsma E. “Updates in Neonatal Resuscitation in the Delivery Room: Roles of OB and Peds teams.” Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. 01/21/2014

Brandsma E. “Premature Lungs: The Latest on Targets and Strategies." Pediatric Grand Rounds, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ. 09/18/2013

Brandsma E. “Current Concepts in Oxygenation and Ventilation of Neonates.” Clinical insights in respiratory care conference, Lehigh Valley Health Network. Allentown, PA. 05/29/2013

Awards and Honors

2014, Ola O, Kushnir A, Stahl G, Saslow J, Brandsma E; Infection In Febrile Infants With Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. Camden Scholars’ Forum Poster Contest Winner 2014.

2014, Top Docs, Patient Poll,South Jersey Magazine

2014, Top Children’s Physician,South Jersey Magazine

2013, Excellence in Teaching Pediatric residents, Cooper University Hospital. Camden, NJ

2012, Top Children’s Physician, Reader’s choice,South Jersey Magazine

2009, Excellence in Teaching, UMDNJ New Brunswick, NJ