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; CHOP at Virtua Voorhees Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - Leiden University Medical School, Leiden, The Netherlands InternshipPediatrics - University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ. New Brunswick, NJ ResidencyPediatrics - University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ. New Brunswick, NJ FellowshipNeonatology - University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ. New Brunswick, NJ Board CertificationGeneral PediatricsNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine Titles and Academic Titles Attending PhysicianAssistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Departments and Services Division of NeonatologyNewborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU) Publications Abstracts2015 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 PresentationsLectures 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 Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. 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