Erik Brandsma, MD

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Erik Brandsma, MD, is an attending neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Leiden University Medical School, Leiden, The Netherlands 


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


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


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

Board Certification

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neonatologist

Associate Medical Director, Medicine and Transport, Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit

Medical Director, Infant Breathing Disorder Center

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Departments and Services




Thom CS, Brandsma E, Lambert MP. Thrombocytosis in an infant with a TRPV4 mutation: a case report.  Platelets. 2021 Apr 3;32(3):429-431. doi: 10.1080/09537104.2020.1755644. PMID: 32319342


Dustin D Flannery, DO, Erik Brandsma, MD, Judy Saslow, MD, Amy B Mackley, MSN, David A Paul, MD, and Zubair H Aghai, MD. Do Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Diagnosed with Urinary Tract Infection Need a Routine Voiding Cystourethrogram? Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019 June ; 32(11): 1749–1754



Fraga M, Brandsma E, Stoller J: Implementation of a Neonatology Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training Program in a Large Academic Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Abstract, PAS and ESPR, 2017.

Awards and Honors

2018, Early Career Faculty Honor Roll, CHOP
2017, Istvan Seri Faculty Teaching Award in Neonatology, CHOP
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, 2022, South Jersey Magazine's Top Physicians in Neonatal-Perinatel Medicine
2013, Excellence in Teaching Pediatric residents, Cooper University Hospital. Camden, NJ
2012, 2014, Top Children’s Physician, Reader’s choice, South Jersey Magazine
2009, Excellence in Teaching, UMDNJ New Brunswick, NJ