Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Internship

Pediatrics - Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Residency

Pediatrics - Children's Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Fellowship

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Division of Neonatology and Developmental Biology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (Chief Fellow)

Board Certification

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neonatologist

Director, Newborn Nursery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2020

Flynn R, Hill MF, Rood JE, Parga JJ. Abnormal Eye Movements and Poor Feeding in an Infant. Clinical Pediatrics. January 2020.

2019

Parga JJ, Lewin S, Lewis J, Montoya-Williams D, Alwan A, Shaul B, Han C, Bookheimer SY, Eyer S, Dapretto M, Zeltzer L, Dunlap L, Nookala U, Sun D, Dang BH, Anderson AE.  Defining and Distinguishing Infant Behavioral States Using Acoustic Cry Analysis: Is Colic Painful? Pediatr Res 2019.

Parga-Belinkie JJ, Foglia E, Flibotte J. Caveats of Cooling: Available Evidence and Ongoing Investigations of Therapeutic Hypothermia. Neoreviews. September 2019;20(9):e513-e519.

2018

Parga JJ, Daland R, Kesavan K, Macey PM, Zeltzer L, Harper RM. (2018). A description of externally recorded womb sounds in human subjects during gestation. PLoS ONE.

2011

Parga, JJ, E Udofia, D Punguyire: Identification and understanding of preterm birth at Kintampo Municipal Hospital: a qualitative cross-sectional study. Afr J Reprod Health 15(4): 98-105, Dec 2011.

 

Posters and Presentations

2021

Zachritz W, Ofre L, Parga-Belinkie JJ. “Prenatal Consults: Identifying at Risk Families and Expectations Prior to Prolonged Hospitalization for Concern for Neonatal Abstience Syndrome,” poster presentation. National Association of Neonatal Nurses (NANN), September 2021.

Pena MM, Ofre L, Silks S, Zachritz, W, Ferrant M, Walker W, Bittle M, Ferri A, Parga-Belinkie JJ, McDowell A, Hemphill T, Peterman J, Posencheg M, Christ L. “Improving Interdisciplinary Non-Pharmacologic Care for Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Results in Decreased Length of Stay,” e-poster presentation Academic Pediatric Association (APA): Advancing Quality Improvement Science for Children’s Health conference, April 2021.

Pena MM, Ofre L, Silks S, Zachritz, W, Ferrant M, Walker W, Bittle M, Ferri A, Parga-Belinkie JJ, McDowell A, Hemphill T, Peterman J, Posencheg M, Christ L. “Improving Interdisciplinary Non-Pharmacologic Care for Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Results in Decreased Length of Stay,” platform presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Conference (PAS), April 2021.

2020

Parga-Belinkie JJ, Diana Montoya-Williams, Matthew Huber, Katie Lockwood. “Provider & Parent Opinions, Preferences & Knowledge of Podcasting as a Tool for Pediatric Health Promotion (POPP Study),” e-poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Conference (PAS), April 2020.

2019

Parga JJ, Ariana Anderson PhD, Kevin Dysart MD, Grace Hwang, Marcus Davey PhD. “Comparing neonatal intensive care unit Recordings to the human Intrauterine environment and Biobags in the EXTEND System (CRIB Study),” platform presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Conference (PAS), April 2019, Baltimore, MD.

 Parga, JJ, Okan Elci, Roberta Pineda PhD, Casey Hoffman PhD, Amanda Van Wagner, Diane Versaw-Barnes, Jill Veils, Ursula Nawab MD. “Developmental Aids for Premature Infants (DAPI),” poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Conference (PAS), April 2019, Baltimore, MD.

Parga JJ, Ariana Anderson PhD, Kevin Dysart MD, Grace Hwang, Marcus Davey PhD. “Comparing neonatal intensive care unit Recordings to the human Intrauterine environment and Biobags in the EXTEND System (CRIB Study),” platform presentation at the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) conference, March 2019, Philadelphia, PA.

Parga, JJ, Okan Elci, Roberta Pineda PhD, Casey Hoffman PhD, Amanda Van Wagner, Diane Versaw-Barnes, Jill Veils, Ursula Nawab MD. “Developmental Aids for Premature Infants (DAPI),” poster presentation at  the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) conference, March 2019, Philadelphia, PA.

Invited Lectures

2021

Parga, JJ. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Marijuana and Breastfeeding: Getting High on the Facts. Interprofessional Ambulatory Breastfeeding Consortium. January 2021

2020

Parga, JJ. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Giving Back: The Baby Doctor Mamas Podcast. Presentation in front of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia medical faculty to discuss projects to give back to the community. December 2020.

Parga, JJ. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. Co-host and script writer for the Academy’s first virtual conference. October 2020.

2019

Parga, JJ. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Panelist for a lecture for graduate students led by the Marketing and Communications department entitled, “We Started a Podcast and You Can Too.” October 9, 2019.

Awards and Honors

2019, Finalist, Young Investigator Award, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR), Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
2015, First Place, Abstract Proposal as a First Year Fellow, Children's Development Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
2014, Finalist, Society of Hospital Medicine, Clinical Vignettes
2011, Global Health Fellow, General Electric/National Medical Fellows Medical Scholars Program, Ghana

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2014-present, Western Society for Pediatric Research
2011-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
 - Co-Host of the American Academy of Pediatrics Podcast: Pediatrics on Call (aap.org/podcast)