Specialties:

Biography:

Sergio G. Golombek, MD
Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Public Health at New York Medical College,
Attending Neonatologist at the Regional Neonatal Center of the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center

Education & Training:
Medical School: University of Buenos Aires, 1983
Residency: Raymond Blank Memorial Hospital for Children, Iowa Methodist MC, 1993
Fellowship: Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, 1996
Masters-Public Health: New York Medical College, 2002

Boards & Certifications:
Pediatric Boards: 1993
Neonatal-Perinatal Boards: 1997

Dr. Golombek is a Professor of Pediatrics and Clinical Public Health at New York Medical College, and an Attending Neonatologist at the Regional Neonatal Center of the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.

He is the past president of the New York Perinatal Society, member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Public Health Association and the Ibero-American Society of Neonatology.

His research interests include the use of inhaled nitric oxide in newborn babies (for pulmonary hypertension in term and late-term infants, and for prevention of chronic lung disease in preterm infants). He participated as a Site-PI in the NIH-sponsored trial “NO-CLD”, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2006 (Improved outcome with inhaled nitric oxide in preterm infants mechanically ventilated at 7-21 days of age. N Engl J Med 2006;355:1-11). He served as a co-PI with Dr. LaGamma in a National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)-sponsored trial regarding supplementation of thyroid hormone to extremely low birth weight infants with transient hypothyroxinemia of prematurity – currently planning a Phase 3 study in the same area.

His interest in respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has been shown in the organization and monitoring of a follow-up program of administration of Palivizumab prophylaxis for RSV for newborn infants at-risk for acquiring RSV disease. He has published in this area and has been interviewed many times for radio, newspapers and TV, both in Spanish and English. He has lectured extensively on these topics through Latin America.

Other Responsibilities:
WMC Pharmacy Committee Physiology & Bioethics Conferences
Chairman, New York Medical College IRB Neonatal Transport Liaison

Professional Experiences
1984 – 1987 Pediatric Resident-Dr. Ignacio Pirovano Hospital-Buenos Aires, Argentina
1987 – 1989 Instructor of Residents in Neonatology-Dr. Cosme Argerich Hospital-Buenos Aires, Argentina
1987 – 1990 Assistant Lecturer of Pediatrics-University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Argentina
1991 – 1993 Pediatric Resident-Raymond Blank Memorial Hospital for Children-Des Moines, Iowa
1993 – 1996 Fellow in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine-The Children’s Mercy Hospital-Kansas City, Missouri
1993 – 1996 Instructor, Pediatrics-University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine-Kansas City, Missouri
1996 – 1999 Attending Neonatologist/Assistant Professor of Pediatrics-SUNY at Stony Brook, New York
1999 – 2003 Attending Neonatologist / Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College
2003 – 2009 Attending Neonatologist / Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College
2006-2010: Attending Neonatologist/Associate Professor of Clinical Public Health, Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College
2009-Present: Attending Neonatologist/ Professor of Pediatrics, Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College
2010-Present:  Attending Neonatologist/ Professor of Clinical Public Health, Westchester Medical Center, New York Medical College