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Elizabeth Foglia, MD, MA, MSCE
Elizabeth Foglia
Attending Physician

Dr. Foglia's research aims to identify the best methods to monitor and perform neonatal resuscitation, with the ultimate goal of optimizing outcomes for high risk infants who require resuscitation in the delivery room and neonatal intensive care unit setting.



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Neonatal resuscitation is a high acuity, low occurrence event. There is limited high-quality evidence to inform neonatal resuscitation treatment recommendations. Dr. Foglia's research aims to identify the best methods to monitor and perform neonatal resuscitation, with the goal of optimizing outcomes for high-risk infants who require resuscitation in the delivery room and neonatal intensive care unit setting.

Her research aims to characterize the epidemiology of neonatal resuscitation, to improve monitoring and clinical performance during resuscitation, and to identify interventions to prevent mortality and long-term disability in high-risk infants.

Dr. Foglia is a member of the American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines - Resuscitation Pediatric Research Taskforce, and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, which formulates the guidelines for neonatal resuscitation used globally.

She also serves on the  steering committee for the international National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)-funded Sustained Aeration of Infant Lungs (SAIL) randomized trial, and as principal investigator of the respiratory function monitor ancillary study of the SAIL trial. SAIL was an international NICHD-funded randomized trial of delivery room management of extremely preterm infants that compared the impact of sustained inflation versus standard intermittent positive pressure ventilation on the combined endpoint of death or bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

In addition, Dr. Foglia is a member of the National Emergency Airway Registry for Neonates (NEAR4NEOS) research team. Through single-site and multisite studies using the NEAR4NEOS registry, the team has characterized the type and incidence of adverse events during neonatal intubation and identified modifiable practices that are associated with a lower risk of adverse tracheal intubation-associated events.

Education and Training

BS, University of Notre Dame (Biological Sciences), 2001

MD, Washington University School of Medicine, 2006

MA, Washington University School of Medicine (Biology), 2006

Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Neonatology), 2013

MSCE, University of Pennsylvania (Clinical Epidemiology), 2016

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006-

Society for Pediatric Research, 2015-

European Society of Pediatric Research, 2016-

Professional Awards

Neonatal Resuscitation Program Young Investigator Award, 2015

Society for Pediatric Research Junior Investigator Coaching
Program and Travel Award, 2015

Publication Highlights

Kirpalani H, Ratcliffe SJ, Keszler M, Davis PG, Foglia EE, Te Pas A, Fernando M, Chaudhary A, Localio R, van Kaam AH, Onland W, Owen LS, Schmölzer GM, Katheria A, Hummler H, Lista G, Abbasi S, Klotz D, Simma B, Nadkarni V, Poulain FR, Donn SM, Kim HS, Park WS, Cadet C, Kong JY, Smith A, Guillen U, Liley HG, Hopper AO, Tamura M; SAIL Site Investigators. Effect of Sustained Inflations vs Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation on Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia or Death Among Extremely Preterm Infants: The SAIL Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2019 Mar; 321(12):1165-75. PMID: 30912836
Foglia EE, Ades A, Sawyer T, Glass KM, Singh N, Jung P, Quek BH, Johnston LJ, Barry J, Zenge J, Moussa A, Jim JH, DeMeo SD, Napolitano N, Nadkarni V, Nishisaki A.. Neonatal Intubation Practice and Outcomes: An International Registry Study. Pediatrics. 2019 Jan; 143(1). PMID: 30538147
Foglia EE, Jensen EA, Kirpalani H.. Delivery room interventions to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia in extremely preterm infants. J Perinatol. 2017 Nov; 37(11):1171-79. PMID: 28569744
Foglia EE, Nolen TL, DeMauro SB, Das A, Bell EF, Stoll BJ, Schmidt B for the NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Short-term Outcomes of Infants Enrolled in Randomized Clinical Trials vs Those Eligible but Not Enrolled. JAMA. 2016 Jun; 313(23):2377-9. PMID: 26080344