María V. Fraga, MD María V. Fraga, MD, is an attending neonatologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with special interest in neonatal hemodynamics and point-of-care ultrasound. Areas of Expertise: Neonatal cardiac hemodynamics, Functional echocardiography in the neonate, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) Locations: Main Campus; CHOP Newborn Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Phone: 215-817-1706 Background Dr. María Victoria Fraga is an attending neonatologist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and an associate professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Under the mentorship of Dr. Haresh Kirpalani, BM, MRCP, FRCP, MSc, Dr. Fraga trained in neonatal functional echocardiography with Dr. Nicholas Evans in Sydney, Australia and subsequently developed the Neonatal Point-of-Care Ultrasound Program in the Newborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she currently trains attending neonatologists and neonatal fellows in diagnostic and procedural bedside ultrasound applications. She is especially interested in the bedside assessment of neonatal cardiac hemodynamics to serve as an impetus for innovative research and to benefit and improve patient care. She is also a neonatal consultant for the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment as well as a member of the ECMO Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and is directly involved in the clinical education of residents and fellows at CHOP. Education and Training Medical SchoolMD - University of Buenos Aires Medical School, Buenos Aires, Argentina ResidencyPediatrics - Children's Hospital of Buenos Aires “Ricardo Gutierrez,” Buenos Aires, Argentina Pediatrics - Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA FellowshipNational Children's Hospital of Buenos Aires “Juan P. Garrahan,” Buenos Aires, Argentina Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Board CertificationNeonatal-Perinatal MedicinePediatrics Titles and Academic Titles Attending Physician, NeonatologyMedical Director, Neonatal Point-of-Care Ultrasound ProgramAssociate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Departments and Services Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Division of NeonatologyNewborn/Infant Intensive Care Unit (N/IICU) Research Interests Neonatal hemodynamics Pulmonary hypertension in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia Neonatal point-of-care ultrasound Publications Papers2018 Fraga MV, Laje P, Peranteau WH, Hedrick HL, Khalek N, Gebb JS, Moldenhauer JS, Johnson MP, Flake AW, Adzick NS: The influence of gestational age, delivery mode, and abdominal wall closure method in neonates with uncomplicated gastroschisis. Pediatr Surg Int 34:415-9, 2018. Fraga MV, Giaccone A, Adzick NS. Respiratory morbidities in late preterm and term infants with myelomeningocele. J Perinatol. 2018 Aug 30;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30166620 Laje P, Fraga MV, Peranteau WH, Hedrick HL, Khalek N, Gebb JS, Moldenhauer JS, Johnson MP, Flake AW, Adzick NS. Complex gastroschisis: Clinical spectrum and neonatal outcomes at a referral center. J Pediatr Surg. 2018 Mar 14;. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29628208 2013 Maxwell LG, Malavolta CP, Fraga MV. Assessment of pain in the neonate. Clin Perinatol. 2013 Sep;40(3):457-69. Read the abstract BooksChapters 2013 Maxwell LG, Malavolta CP, Fraga MV: Assessment of Pain in the Neonate. Clinics of Perinatology. W.B. Saunders Company (eds.). 40(3): 457-469, September 2013. 2012 Fraga MV, Guttentag SH.: Developmental Physiology of the Respiratory System. Gregory’s Pediatric Anesthesia. 5th edition. Gregory GA, Andropoulos DB (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell 2012. 2011 Fraga MV, Hedrick H, Connelly J, Rintoul N.: Special Considerations for Neonatal ECMO. Imaging of the Newborn. 2nd edition. Kirpalani H, Epelman M (eds.). 2011. Fraga MV, Guttentag SH.: Lung Development: Embryology, Growth, Maturation and Developmental Biology. Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn. 9th edition. Taeusch HW, Ballard RA, Gleason CA (eds.). Elsevier Saunders, 2011. Posters and Presentations2013 Fraga, MV, Giaccone A.: Respiratory Morbidity in Infants with Myelomeningocele. Poster Presentation: Society for Pediatric Research, Washington, DC May 2013. Fraga, MV, Giaccone A.: Respiratory Morbidity in Infants with Myelomeningocele. Poster Presentation: Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA March 2013. 2011 Fraga, MV, Perry B, Zhang P, Guttentag SH.: In Vivo Expression of Pepsinogen C in a Gene Trap Mouse Model. Poster Presentation: Society for Pediatric Research, Denver, CO May 2011. Fraga, MV, Perry B, Zhang P, Guttentag SH.: Developmental Expression of Pepsinogen C in a Gene Trap Mouse Model. Society for Pediatric Research, Denver, CO May 2011. Fraga, MV, Perry B, Zhang P, Guttentag SH.: In Vivo Expression of Pepsinogen C in a Gene Trap Mouse Model. Platform Presentation: Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA March 2011. 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 above 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. We are committed to true transparency. However, to ensure the comments are fair and correctly attributed, we review each one before posting to the website. We exclude entire comments that disclose patient's protected health information, are off-topic, or include other confidential or inappropriate content. 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