Nina A. Fainberg, MD

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Nina A. Fainberg, MD, is a fellow with the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Internship

Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Resident)

Board Certification

Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Fellow

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2017

Fainberg NA. NEJM Knowledge+ Pediatric Board Review. Authored x10 questions in pediatrics for a comprehensive lifelong learning product from the NEJM Group (published March 2017-September 2017).

2016

Holt R, Arehart A, Hunanyan A, Fainberg NA, Mikati MA. Pediatric sudden unexpected death in epilepsy: What have we learned from animal and human studies, and can we prevent it? Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2016 May;23(2):127-33.

Fainberg NA, Harper A, Tchapyjnikov D, Mikati MA. Response to immunotherapy in a patient with Landau-Kleffner syndrome and GRIN2A mutation. Epileptic Disord. 2016 March 1;18(1):97-100.

2015

Hunanyan A, Fainberg NA, Linabarger M, Arehard E, Leonard AS, Swearingen A, Forbes S, Rodriguiz R, Rhodes T, Adil S, Yao X, Reynolds A, Kibbi N, Hochman D, Wetsel WC, Hochgeschwender U, Mikati MA. Knock-in mouse model of alternating hemiplegia of childhood: behavioral and electrophysiological characterization. Epilepsia. 2015 Jan;56(1):82-93.

2014

He Y, Zhang H, Yung A, Villeda SA, Jaeger PA, Olayiwola O, Fainberg NA, Wyss-Coray T. ALK5-dependent TGF-β signaling is a major determinant of latestage adult neurogenesis. Nat Neurosci. 2014 Jul;17(7):943-52.

2013

Liao J, Elwood F, Britschgi M, Villeda S, Zhang H, Ding Z, Zhu L, Alabasi H, Fainberg NA, James M, Wong G, Relton J, Gambhir S, Pollard J, Wyss-Coray T. Colony-stimulating factor 1 receptor (CSF1R) signaling in injured neurons facilitates protection and survival. J Exp Med. 2013 Jan 14;210(1):157-72.

2011

Villeda SA, Luo J, Mosher KI, Zou B, Britschgi M, Bieri G, Stan TM, Fainberg NA, Ding Z, Eggel A, Lucin KM, Czirr E, Park JS, Couillard-Després S, Aigner L, Li G, Peskind ER, Kaye JA, Quinn JF, Galasko DR, Xie XS, Rando TA, Wyss- Coray T. The aging systemic milieu negatively regulates neurogenesis and cognitive function. Nature. 2011 Aug 31;477(7362):90-4.

Posters and Presentations

2019

Roberts C, Londono Dutton T, Fainberg NA, Rutstein R. Chronic bloody diarrhea and digital clubbing: An uncommon mimicker of inflammatory bowel disease. Poster to be presented at: Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, 2019 Jul 25-28; Seattle, WA.

Fainberg NA, Vasan A, Salazar E. Nighttime Chalk Talks: A Novel Approach to Improving Resident Didactic Education on Night Shifts. Oral Presentation presented at: CHOP Medical Education Forum; 2019 Jun 13; Philadelphia, PA.

Fainberg NA. New Evidence in Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2019 May 23; Philadelphia, PA.

Fainberg NA. Infectious Constrictive Pericarditis. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2019 Apr 19; Philadelphia, PA.

Fainberg NA. Failure to Thrive: An Uncommon Presentation of Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2019 Apr 2; Philadelphia, PA.

Vasan A, Fainberg NA, Salazar E. Nighttime Chalk Talks: A Novel Approach to Developing Residents as Educators and Improving Didactic Education on Night Shifts. Poster presented at: Association of Pediatric Program Directors Annual Meeting. 2019 Mar 26; New Orleans, LA.

Fainberg NA. New Evidence in Allergies & Early Exposure to Acid Suppression and Antibiotics. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2019 Jan 24; Philadelphia, PA.

Vasan A, Fainberg NA, Salazar E, Tenney-Soeiro R, Ronan J, Rezet B. Nighttime Chalk Talks: A Novel Approach to Improving Resident Didactic Education on Night Shifts. Poster presented at: CHOP Interprofessional Education Symposium; 2019 Jan 23; Philadelphia, PA.

Fainberg NA. Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2019 Jan 7; Philadelphia, PA.

Fainberg NA. Gorham’s Disease. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2019 Nov 30; Philadelphia, PA.

2018

Fainberg NA. New Evidence in Febrile Seizures. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2018 Nov 19; Philadelphia, PA.

Fainberg NA, McClam C. Effective Debriefing. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2018 Nov 8; Philadelphia, PA.

Fainberg NA. New Evidence in Bronchiolitis. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2018 Oct 8; Philadelphia, PA.

Fainberg NA. Powerpointers: Creating Effective Presentations. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2018 Sep 13; Philadelphia, PA.

Fainberg NA, Salazar E. High Value Care & Failure to Thrive. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2018 Jul 23; Philadelphia, PA.

Fainberg NA. Plastic bronchitis. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2018 Jun 26; Philadelphia, PA.

Sullivan A, Fainberg NA, Fazzio P, Welch-Horan T. Residents as debriefers: pediatric residents’ perceptions on debriefing clinical events. Poster presented at: Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting; 2018 May 6; Toronto, CA.

Sullivan A, Fainberg NA, Fazzio P, Welch-Horan T. Residents as debriefers: pediatric residents’ perceptions on debriefing clinical events. Poster presented at: CHOP Interprofessional Education Symposium; 2018 Jan 24; Philadelphia, PA.

2017

Fainberg NA. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2017 Nov 9; Philadelphia, PA.

Fainberg NA, Sullivan A, McClam C. Hot debriefing. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2017 Oct 3; Philadelphia, PA.

Fainberg NA. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2017 Jan 23; Philadelphia, PA.

2016

Fainberg NA. The one minute preceptor. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2016 Sep 27; Philadelphia, PA.

Fainberg NA. Epstein Barr virus. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2016 Apr; Philadelphia, PA.

Fainberg NA. Plastic bronchitis. Oral Presentation presented at: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2016 Mar 2; Philadelphia, PA.

Awards and Honors

2018, Association of Pediatric Program Directors Mid-Atlantic Region Resident Research Competition Grant Awardee

2015, Duke University School of Medicine Dean’s Recognition Award

2015, American Academy of Neurology Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology, American Academy of Neurology

2014, Best Platform Presentation in Laboratory Based Research, Duke Alpha Omega Alpha Student Research Day, Duke University School of Medicine

2014, Second Place Winner of the NCPS Resident Poster Competition, North Carolina Pediatric Society Annual Meeting

2014, Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society, Duke University School of Medicine

2014, Senior Tuition Scholarship, Duke University School of Medicine

2011, Outstanding Performance Recognition in Pathology, Duke University School of Medicine

2009, BA with Honors, Stanford University

2008, Bing Honors College, Stanford University

2008, Stanford Undergraduate Advising and Research Major Grant, Stanford University

2004, National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Training Award, National Institutes of Health

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2018-present, Association of Pediatric Program Directors
2015-present, American Academy of Pediatrics