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Jeffrey Perlman, MD, ChB is a professor of pediatrics at the New York-Presbyterian Komansky Center for Children’s Health/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He is also the director of the Division of Newborn Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College’s Department of Pediatrics. He is the author of Neurology: Neonatology Questions and Controversies, 2nd Edition.

A world-renowned expert in neonatal medicine, Dr. Perlman frequently lectures both nationally and internationally. He is co-chairman of the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Pediatric Subcommittee of the American Heart Association, and a member of two NIH committees. His honors and awards are many: voted one of New York Magazine’s Best Doctors, 2004-2012; one of America’s Top Doctors, 2001-2009; selected as Physician of the Year by New York-Presbyterian Hospital in 2011; and named Distinguished Physician of the Year by Parkland Memorial Hospital in 1997.

Dr. Perlman received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town in 1974, and performed his pediatric residency and fellowship training in the US at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, affiliated with Washington University. After completing his training, he served as medical director for the NICU at St. Louis Children’s Hospital for six years. Prior to his arrival at Weill Cornell in 2004, Dr. Perlman was the medical director of the NICU at Parkland Memorial Hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Southwestern.

Dr. Perlman’s research has been related to the mechanisms contributing to neonatal neurological injury, including hemorrhagic ischemic cerebral injury in the preterm infant, and hypoxic ischemic injury in the term infant. He is the author of dozens of published papers.