John Flibotte, MD

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John Flibotte, MD, is an attending neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology, Co-medical Director of the Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program and Associate Program Director for the Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Infant brain injury, Neonatal neurocritical care, Neuroimaging
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)

Background

Dr. John Flibotte is co-medical director of the Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program in the Neonatal/ Infant Intensive Care unit. He has a longstanding interest in the neurosciences and has been engaged in both basic science research and clinical research in the areas of neurodevelopment and hypoxic brain injury. Most recently, he has served as the local PI for clinical trials evaluating neuroprotective therapies for infants at risk for brain injury and is involved with research efforts focused on patients with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and hydrocephalus.

His clinical work is in the N/IICU at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and includes care of infants with both medical and surgical conditions. He has strong clinical collaborations with members of the Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology Departments. He is involved in the Special Delivery Unit for both prenatal consults and supervision of resuscitation of infants with high risk conditions.

As a medical educator, he is actively engaged in the education of trainees at all levels, including nursing students, medical students, residents, and fellows. He has won numerous awards for teaching and mentoring including: Early Career Honor Roll for teaching of pediatric residents, Istvan Seri Teaching Award for teaching neonatology fellows, and the Schmidt-Kirpalani Mentoring Award for mentoring of neonatology fellows and junior faculty.

Dr. Flibotte graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and completed his residency and fellowship training at CHOP.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Internship

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Neonatology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

Neonatology Research Fellow - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Co-Medical Director, Neonatal Neurocritical Care Program

Attending Neonatologist

Associate Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Oxygen sensing and molecular response to hypoxia
Mechanisms of neuronal injury after hypoxia
Neural development after hypoxic injury
Model organisms

 

Publications

Papers

2018

Guttmann K, Flibotte J, DeMauro SB: Parental Perspectives on Diagnosis and Prognosis of NICU Graduates with Cerebral Palsy. Journal of Pediatrics 203: 156-162, December 2018.

2013

Flibotte JJ, Lee GE, Buser GL, et al. (2013) “Infertility, In Vitro Fertilization, and Emerging Congenital Tuberculosis.” J. Perinatology, 33: 565-568.

Abstracts

2014

Flibotte J, Kalb RG: Neural oxygen sensing and neuropeptide signaling influence survival after anoxia in C. elegans. Vancouver, Canada, 5/6/2014. [poster presentation] Pediatric Academic Societies/Asian Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting 2014.

2012

Flibotte J & Kalb RG (2012) “Oxygen Sensing Neurons and Selective Neuronal Vulnerability in C. elegans.” Perinatal and Developmental Symposium, Aspen, CO, 6/8/2012. [platform presentation]

Flibotte J, Lee GE, Buser G, Sen S, Chandra S, Baorto EP, Feja KN, Tolan RW, McSherry GD, Nolan SM, Zhang H (2012) “Congenital Tuberculosis in Five Neonates Conceived by In Vitro Fertilization.” Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 4/28-5/1/2012. [poster presentation]

Flibotte J, Lee GE, Buser G, Sen S, Chandra S, Baorto EP, Feja KN, Tolan RW, McSherry GD, Nolan SM, Zhang H (2012) “Congenital Tuberculosis in Five Neonates Conceived by In Vitro Fertilization.” Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 3/30-4/1/2012. [poster presentation]

2011

Lee GE, Flibotte J, Buser G, Nolan S, Zhang H, Baorto EP, McSherry GD, Feja KN, Tolan RW (2011) “Congenital Tuberculosis Following In Vitro Fertilization: Case Series of Five Indian Infants from New Jersey.” Infectious Diseases Society of America Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 10/20-10/23/2011.

Books

Flibotte J (2011). Gastrointestinal disorders. In T Florin and S Ludwig (Eds.), Netter’s Pediatrics (pp. 652-657). Oxford: Elsevier.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and institutional committees

2012-present, Fellow representative. Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists, American Academy of Pediatrics
2011-present, Resident Lecture Committee
2011-2013, Neonatology-Perinatology Fellowship Improvement Committee