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William Oh, MD, FAAP is a professor of Pediatrics at the Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. He is also an attending neonatologist at the Women and Infants’ Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Oh is the co-author of Nephrology and Fluid/Electrolyte Physiology: Neonatology Questions and Controversies, 2nd Edition.

Dr. Oh is widely considered to be one of the founders of the field of neonatal medicine. In 2012 he was inducted into the “Legends of Neonatology Hall of Fame” by NEO: The Conference for Neonatology. The president and CEO of Women & Infants Hospital commented, “The contributions that Dr. Oh has made to the field of neonatology are extraordinary. He has impacted the care of some of the tiniest, frailest babies and has paved the way for incredible discoveries and improvements.” In 2012 Dr. Oh received another prestigious honor, the Maureen Andrew Mentor Award from the Society for Pediatric Research.

Trained in the Philippines where he earned his MD, Dr. Oh came to the US in 1958 and performed a pediatric residency at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. He became Chief Resident and a research fellow in neonatology at that institution, and then was promoted to Director of Neonatology. Subsequently, Dr. Oh served as Chief of Neonatology at Harbor General Hospital in California.

A former president of the Perinatal Research Society, Dr. Oh has appeared in Best Doctors in America and received numerous other honors, including the Virginia Apgar Award from the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics of the American Academy of Pediatrics. To date, Dr. Oh has published over 400 papers and has trained more than 80 neonatologists, many of whom are now leaders in the field.