Specialties:

Biography:

Edmund LaGamma, MD, Chief of Neonatology
Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Positions:
Chief, Division of Newborn Medicine
Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program
Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Education:
BS, City College of New York, NY (1973)
MD, New York Medical College, NY (1976)
Residency, NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (1978)
Fellowship, NY Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (1980)
Post Doc, Cardiovascular Research Inst., USCF (1981)
Post Doc, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, NY (1983)

Pediatric Boards: (1981)
Neonatal – Perinatal Boards: (1981)
Edmund F. La Gamma is Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and is the Chief of the Division of Newborn Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics of the New York Medical College. He is The Director of The Regional Neonatal Center of the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. He is also the Director of one of the largest Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Programs in the United States with 13 trainees. Dr. La Gamma is a practicing neonatologist and researcher who has authored about 100 peer-reviewed basic and clinical research reports and 25 chapters in textbooks on various aspects of neonatal disease, nutrition, infection and development of the nervous system.

Dr. La Gamma has received funding as the Principal Investigator from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, the March of Dimes Foundation, the Dysautonomia Foundation and from industry. He has published extensively in the areas of development of the nervous system, neonatal infections and in the use of cytokine growth factors to augment immune function in premature neonates. He presently holds two patents: one on gene therapy in the central nervous system and another in use of cytokines to treat neonatal infections. He has been on numerous “Best Doctor’s” lists over many years.

Other Responsibilities:
Editor, Fellowship Training & Policy Manual Fellowship Recruitment
Hospital Policy & Procedures Book Fellowship Program Director
Public Relations Committee and Fund Raising Case Conferences
SPDS Network Database & Regional Q/A Graduate Medical Education
Chair, Joint Practice Q/A Committee

Academic Appointments:
Asst. to Assoc Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (M.I. New) 1980-1986
Asst. Professor, Dept. of Neurology, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (F. Plum) 1985-1986
Assoc. Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynecology, New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Ctr (W. Ledger) 1986-1986
Assoc. Professor, Depts of Pediatrics and Neurobiology & Behavior, SUNY (J. Partin/ L.Mendel) 1986-1994
Assoc. Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology Program, SUNY at Stony Brook (H. Lyman/W. Lennarz) 1987-1994
Professor of Pediatrics and Neurobiology, Depts of Pediatrics and Neurobiology, SUNY (R. Fine/ L.Mendell) 1994-1999
Professor of Pediatrics, Biochem & Molec Bio, Depts of Pediatrics & Biochemistry, NYMC (L.Newman/E. Lee) 1999-Present
Director, Division of Newborn Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, SUNY at Stony Brook 1997-1999
Director, Division of Newborn Medicine, The Regional Neonatal Center, Westchester Medical Center, NY Medical College 1999-Present