Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Nicolas F Porta, MD

Nicolas F Porta, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Focus of Work

Bio

I am interested in the impact of pulmonary vascular disease in pediatric patients. Through clinical and research efforts, I have been studying the role of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular disease in neonatal patients with lung diseases (including bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)) by evaluating for interactions between the respiratory and circulatory dysfunction. Collaborations with other researchers and clinicians has led to the development of ...[Read full text]I am interested in the impact of pulmonary vascular disease in pediatric patients. Through clinical and research efforts, I have been studying the role of pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular disease in neonatal patients with lung diseases (including bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)) by evaluating for interactions between the respiratory and circulatory dysfunction. Collaborations with other researchers and clinicians has led to the development of programmatic approaches for these patients.[Shorten text]

Clinical Focus

My clinical efforts focus on the care of critically ill neonates, and children with pulmonary hypertension. As a neonatologist, I am particularly interested in infants with chronic respiratory failure, the use of advanced strategies for mechanical ventilation, and invasive evaluation of causes and degrees of respiratory dysfunction. As Co-Director for the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program, I am involved in the evaluation and management of children with pulmonary hypertension, including th...[Read full text]My clinical efforts focus on the care of critically ill neonates, and children with pulmonary hypertension. As a neonatologist, I am particularly interested in infants with chronic respiratory failure, the use of advanced strategies for mechanical ventilation, and invasive evaluation of causes and degrees of respiratory dysfunction. As Co-Director for the Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension Program, I am involved in the evaluation and management of children with pulmonary hypertension, including the use of aggressive and combination pulmonary vasodilator medications and other strategies.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Illinois - Chicago (1993)
  • Residency: Univ. of Chicago Hospital, Pediatrics (1996)
  • Fellowship: Univ. of California-San Francisco, Neonatology-Perinatal Med (1999)
  • Board Certification: General Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Contact

Administrative office: 312-227-4190

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 45
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611