Dustin Flannery, DO

Dustin Flannery, DO

Dustin Flannery, DO, is an attending neonatologist at CHOP Newborn Care at Pennsylvania Hospital.

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

DO - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - Nemours Alfred I DuPont Hospital/Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neonatologist

Departments and Services




Flannery DD, Dysart K, Cook A, Greenspan J, Aghai ZH, Jensen EA. Association Between Early Antibiotic Exposure and Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia or Death. J Perinatol, Epub ahead of print, June 13, 2018. doi:10.1038/s41372-018-0146-3

Flannery DD, Ross RK, Mukhopadhyay S, Tribble AC, Puopolo KM, Gerber JS. Temporal Trends and Center Variation in Early Antibiotic Use Among Premature Infants. JAMA Network Open. 2018;1(1):e180164. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.0164

Flannery DD, Puopolo KM. Neonatal Antibiotic Use: How Much is Too Much? Pediatrics. 2018; 142(3):e20181942.

Flannery DD, Puopolo KM. Neonatal Antibiotic Use: What Are We Doing and Where Shall We Go? Neoreviews, American Academy of Pediatrics. 2018;19(9):e516-525.


Flannery DD, Brandsma E, Saslow J, Mackley AB, Paul DA, Aghai ZA. Do infants in the neonatal intensive care unit diagnosed with urinary tract infection need a routine voiding cystourethrogram? J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2017 Dec 10:1-121 [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2017.1416352

Flannery DD, Foglia EE. Critical appraisal of: [Patel RM, Knezevic A, Shenvi N, Hinkes M, Keene S, Roback JD, et al. Association of Red Blood Cell Transfusion, Anemia, and Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants. JAMA. 2016;315(9):889-897] J Perinatol 2017, 37: 626-628.

Hay S, Zupancic JA, Flannery DD, Kirpalani H, Dukhovny D. Should We Believe in Transfusion-Associated Necrotizing Enterocolitis? Applying a GRADE to the Literature. Semin Perinatol 2017, 41(1): 80-91

Flannery DD, Foglia EE. The contributions of red blood cell transfusion and severe anemia in necrotizing enterocolitis: causes or confounders? J Perinatol. 2017 Mar 23. [Epub ahead of print]


FFlannery DD, Stephens CL, Thompson AD. The Impact of High-Profile Sexual Abuse Cases in the Media on a Pediatric Emergency Department. J Child Sex Abus 2016, 25(6): 627-635

Flannery DD, O’Donnell E, Kornhauser M, Dysart K, Greenspan J, Aghai ZH. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure versus Mechanical Ventilation on the First Day of Life in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Am J Perinatol 2016, 33(10): 939-944


Flannery DD, Chan S, Swami SK, Eppes SC. Prescriber Perceptions of a Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. Clin Pediatr 2014, 53(8): 743-746


Flannery DD, Akinboyo I, Ty JM, Averill LW, Freedman A. Septic Arthritis and Concern for Osteomyelitis in a Child with Rat Bite Fever. J Clin Microbiol 2013, 51(6): 1987-1989

Awards and Honors

2018, Thomas Boggs Perinatal-Neonatal Fellow Research Award Finalist, Philadelphia Perinatal Society

2017, Excellence in Clinical Research Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute

2017, Trainee Travel Grant Award, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Meeting

2016, Quality and Patient Safety Honorable Mention: Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition (SPIN), Penn Medicine Clinical Effectiveness and Quality Improvement Initiative

2016, Antimicrobial Stewardship Fellowship Award, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society

2015, Section on Infectious Diseases Travel Grant Award, American Academy of Pediatrics

2014, Rosenblum Award for Excellence (Outstanding Senior Resident), Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

2014, Bambi Taylor, M.D. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Award, Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children