Transfusion-related Acute Gut Injury (TRAGI): Potential Mechanisms and Opportunities for Prevention

 

Edmund La Gamma, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology,
Chief of the Division of Newborn Medicine, and Director of
the Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program, New York Medical
College; and Chief of the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care
Unit (NICU) of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester
Medical Center, Valhalla, New York, USA
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Speaker Bio - Edmund F. La Gamma, MD

Dr. Edmund La Gamma received his MD from New York Medical College and completed his residency and fellowship training at the New York Hospital–Cornell Medical Center. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology and Chief of the Division of Newborn Medicine at New York Medical College. There he is also Director of one of the largest neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship programs in the United States. In addition, Dr. La Gamma serves as Chief of the Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, which coordinates and provides neonatal services to 33 hospitals in the Hudson Valley of New York State.

Dr. La Gamma is a practicing neonatologist and researcher, with interests in nervous system development, neonatal infections, and neonatal immunotherapy and stem cell therapy. He is widely published in his field, having authored over 125 peer-reviewed articles and 25 invited book chapters on various aspects of neonatal disease, nutrition, infection, and development of the nervous system. Dr. La Gamma is the recipient of grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Science Foundation, March of Dimes (NSF), Dsyautonomia Foundation, the American Heart Association (AHA), and industry, and presently holds two patents on clinically relevant neuroscience and immunologic research. He has served on many associations and societies, including the Council of the Society for Pediatric Research, past President of the New York Perinatal Society, and former Secretary of the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, and was elected as their “Mentor of the Year” in 2015. Dr. La Gamma has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career and has been featured on various regional and national “Best Doctors” lists for over 15 years.