Gad Alpan, MD, MBA, FAAP
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Education & Training:
College: Sussex University, England (1973)
Medical School: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (1983)
Residency: Georgetown University Hospital (1985)
Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco (1989)
MBA: New York University (2000)

Boards & Certifications:
Pediatric Boards: (1988)
Neonatal – Perinatal Boards: (1989)

Positions & Honors:
1986-1989 Research Fellow, UCSF (Cardiovascular Research Institute), San Francisco, CA
1988-1989 American Heart Association Fellow, Cardiovascular Research Institute, UCSF, San Francisco, CA
1989-1991 Special Research Fellow, Dept. of Pediatrics (Neonatology), St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY

Academic Appointments:
1992-1994 Attending Physician, Dept. of Neonatology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland
1994-2001 Director, Dept. of Neonatology, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
1994-2001 Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
2001–Present Attending Physician, The Regional Neonatal Center, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY
2003-Present Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, NY Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Dr. Alpan is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College. He is also an attending physician at the Regional Neonatal Center at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital.

His academic interests lie in cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology of the newborn. He is embarking on projects which utilize a non-invasive method of measuring limb blood flow in neonates. The method is impedance plethysmography and has not been widely employed in neonates. Because of their small size, there is very little data on blood flow in premature newborns and the hope is that these measurements, taken under various conditions, will provide data that will be important in clinical management.

Thus, as an example, we would measure how different modes of ventilation, or different medications, affect blood flow. These measurements would enable us to assess the effects of ventilation and these medications on the cardiovascular system. Until now, such issues have been a matter of scientific speculation, rather than based on data.

Dr. Alpan also teaches research methodology and statistics to fellows training in neonatal medicine.

Selected Publications
Arawiran J, Curry J, Welde L, Alpan G. Sojourn in excessively high oxygen saturation ranges in individual, very low-birthweight neonates. Acta Paediatr. 2015 Feb; 104(2):e51-6. PMID: 25319771

Mintzer JP, Parvez B, Alpan G., LaGamma EF. Effects of sodium bicarbonate correction of metabolic acidosis on regional tissue oxygenation in very low birth weight neonates. J of Perinatol. 2015 [epub ahead of print] PMID: 25927273

LaGamma EF, Feldman A, Mintzer J, Lakshminrusimha S, Alpan G. Red blood cell storage in Transfusion Related Acute Gut Injury. NeoReviews. 2015; 16(7):e420-e430.

Canter J, Rao V, Patrick P, Alpan G., Altman R. The impact of a hospital-based educational video on maternal perceptions and planned practices of infant safe sleep. J Spec Pediatr Nurs. 2015; 20(3): 187-92. PMID: 25898856

Perez JM, Golombek SG, Alpan G., Sola A: Using a novel laminar flow unit provided effective total body hypothermia for neonatal hypoxic encephalopathy. Acta Paediatr 2015 Nov;104(11):e483-8 PMID: 26148138

Perez J, Feldman A, Alpan G. Treating hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy with hypothermia. NeoReviews. 2015; 16(7): e413-e419.

Mintzer J, Parvez B, Chelala M, Alpan G., LaGamma EF. Monitoring Regional Tissue Oxygen Extraction in Neonates <1250g Helps Identify Transfusion Thresholds Independent of Hematocrit. J of Neonatal-Perinatal Med. 2014; 7(2):89-100. PMID: 25104129

Blau J, Calo J, Dozor D, Sutton M, Alpan G., LaGamma, EF. Transfusion Related Acute Gut Injury: Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low Birth Weight Neonates Following Packed Red Blood Cell Transfusion. J Pediatr 2011;158(3):403-9.

Golombek, S, Alpan G., Frey, Corbi D, LaGamma EF. Stability of thyroid hormones during continuous infusion. J Perinat Med 2011; 39(4):471-5.