Michael Kuzniewicz, MD, MPH


Dr. Michael Kuzniewicz is a neonatologist, a specialist in caring for newborns who are premature, injured or ill. His research focuses on the efficacy of phototherapy for babies with hyperbilirubinemia (jaundice), predicting the need for prolonged ventilation in infants with respiratory distress, and improving performance reporting for intensive care nurseries.

Kuzniewicz earned his medical degree at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics at St. Louis Children's Hospital, an affiliate of Washington University in St. Louis, and completed a fellowship in neonatology at UCSF. He has a master of public health degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Feinberg School of Medicine, MD 1999


Washington University in St. Louis, Pediatrics 2002


UCSF, Neonatology 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Lee HC, Bennett MV, Crockett M, Crowe R, Gwiazdowski SG, Keller H, Kurtin P, Kuzniewicz M, Mazzeo AM, Schulman J, Nisbet CC, Sharek PJ. Comparison of Collaborative Versus Single-Site Quality Improvement to Reduce NICU Length of Stay. Pediatrics. 2018 Jun 13.
  2. Wickremasinghe AC, Kuzniewicz MW, McCulloch CE, Newman TB. Efficacy of Subthreshold Newborn Phototherapy During the Birth Hospitalization in Preventing Readmission for Phototherapy. JAMA Pediatr. 2018 Apr 01; 172(4):378-385.
  3. Butwick AJ, Walsh EM, Kuzniewicz M, Li SX, Escobar GJ. Accuracy of international classification of diseases, ninth revision, codes for postpartum hemorrhage among women undergoing cesarean delivery. Transfusion. 2018 Apr; 58(4):998-1005.
  4. Flaherman V, Schaefer EW, Kuzniewicz MW, Li SX, Walsh EM, Paul IM. Health Care Utilization in the First Month After Birth and Its Relationship to Newborn Weight Loss and Method of Feeding. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Dec 02.
  5. Kuzniewicz MW, Escobar GJ, Puopolo KM. Early-Onset Sepsis Calculator-Reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Oct 01; 171(10):1015-1016.
  6. Kuzniewicz MW, Black L, Walsh EM, Li SX, Greenberg M. Outcomes of Admissions for Preterm Labor. AJP Rep. 2017 Apr; 7(2):e106-e113.
  7. Kuzniewicz MW, Puopolo KM, Fischer A, Walsh EM, Li S, Newman TB, Kipnis P, Escobar GJ. A Quantitative, Risk-Based Approach to the Management of Neonatal Early-Onset Sepsis. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Apr 01; 171(4):365-371.
  8. Chang PW, Kuzniewicz MW, McCulloch CE, Newman TB. A Clinical Prediction Rule for Rebound Hyperbilirubinemia Following Inpatient Phototherapy. Pediatrics. 2017 Mar; 139(3).
  9. Paul IM, Schaefer EW, Miller JR, Kuzniewicz MW, Li SX, Walsh EM, Flaherman VJ. Weight Change Nomograms for the First Month After Birth. Pediatrics. 2016 Dec; 138(6).
  10. Newman TB, Wickremasinghe AC, Walsh EM, Grimes BA, McCulloch CE, Kuzniewicz MW. Phototherapy and Risk of Type 1 Diabetes. Pediatrics. 2016 Nov; 138(5).
  11. Peng TY, Ehrlich SF, Crites Y, Kitzmiller JL, Kuzniewicz MW, Hedderson MM, Ferrara A. Trends and racial and ethnic disparities in the prevalence of pregestational type 1 and type 2 diabetes in Northern California: 1996-2014. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Feb; 216(2):177.e1-177.e8.
  12. Wu YW, Kuzniewicz MW, Croen L, Walsh EM, McCulloch CE, Newman TB. Risk of Autism Associated With Hyperbilirubinemia and Phototherapy. Pediatrics. 2016 Oct; 138(4).
  13. Butwick AJ, Walsh EM, Kuzniewicz M, Li SX, Escobar GJ. Patterns and predictors of severe postpartum anemia after Cesarean section. Transfusion. 2017 01; 57(1):36-44.
  14. Kuzniewicz MW, Greene DN, Walsh EM, McCulloch CE, Newman TB. Association Between Laboratory Calibration of a Serum Bilirubin Assay, Neonatal Bilirubin Levels, and Phototherapy Use. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Jun 01; 170(6):557-61.
  15. Wickremasinghe AC, Kuzniewicz MW, Grimes BA, McCulloch CE, Newman TB. Neonatal Phototherapy and Infantile Cancer. Pediatrics. 2016 Jun; 137(6).
  16. Newman TB, Wickremasinghe AC, Walsh EM, Grimes BA, McCulloch CE, Kuzniewicz MW. Retrospective Cohort Study of Phototherapy and Childhood Cancer in Northern California. Pediatrics. 2016 Jun; 137(6).
  17. Kuzniewicz MW, Walsh EM, Li S, Fischer A, Escobar GJ. Development and Implementation of an Early-Onset Sepsis Calculator to Guide Antibiotic Management in Late Preterm and Term Neonates. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2016 May; 42(5):232-9.
  18. Schaefer EW, Flaherman VJ, Kuzniewicz MW, Li SX, Walsh EM, Paul IM. External Validation of Early Weight Loss Nomograms for Exclusively Breastfed Newborns. Breastfeed Med. 2015 Dec; 10(10):458-63.
  19. Wu YW, Sullivan J, McDaniel SS, Meisler MH, Walsh EM, Li SX, Kuzniewicz MW. Incidence of Dravet Syndrome in a US Population. Pediatrics. 2015 Nov; 136(5):e1310-5.
  20. Wickremasinghe AC, Risley RJ, Kuzniewicz MW, Wu YW, Walsh EM, Wi S, McCulloch CE, Newman TB. Risk of Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Bilirubin Exchange Transfusion Thresholds. Pediatrics. 2015 Sep; 136(3):505-12.

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