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Joanna Beachy, MD, PhD

beachy 140x196Department of Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology (NICU)

Departmental/Divisional Leadership Roles

  • Division Chief, Neonatology (NICU), Department of Pediatrics 

Academic Appointment

  • Professor of Pediatrics at UMass Chan Medical School – Baystate

Education and Training

  • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington, DC    
    • Fellowship, Neonatology (1988-1990)
    • Internship/Residency, Pediatrics (1985-1998)
  • George Washington School of Medicine, Washington, DC
    M.D. (1982-1985)
  • University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
    Ph.D., Biochemistry (1972-1977)
  • Jackson College, Tufts University, Medford, MA
    B.S., Chemistry (1967-1970)

Scholarly Foci

  • Short and long term neonatal outcomes
  • Developmental care for infants in NICU 
  • Evaluate impact of in utero narcotic exposure on brain activity of newborns using EEG

Professional Societies and Leadership Roles

  • Newborn Brain Society
    • Neonatal Neurocritical Care Special Interest Group
      • Member (2016-present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Section on Perinatal Medicine
      • Member (1992-present)
    • Section on Bioethics
      • Member (1992-present)
    • Section on Military Medicine
      • Member (1992-present)
    • WeCan (Well Established Career Neonatologists)
      • Member (1992-present)
    • WIN (Women in Neonatology)
      • Member (1992-present)

Significant Honors and Awards

  • Physician Advocate Excellence Award, Pharmacy Department, Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY (2018)

Contact Information

Department of Pediatrics
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199

(Updated July 2022)