Neonatal ICU: Meet the Team

The Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center has provided care for both healthy and ill newborns for more than 30 years. Our NICU staff includes well-educated and experienced nurses, nurse practitioners, and other highly-trained healthcare professionals who provide the finest of care for our newborn patients. 

NICU Faculty

Division director, neonatal-perinatal medicine

Rashmin Savani, M.D. MBChB


Neonatal Nurse Practitioners

Neonatal nurse practitioners have advanced training in the care of critically ill newborns. They are an integral part of the health care team providing medical care for your baby and will keep you updated on your baby's progress.

Susan Kuehn, RN, NNP - NNP manager

  • Brittany Wall, RN, MSN, NNP-BC
  • Judy Christy, RN, DNP, NNP-BC
  • Linda Cox, RN, MSN, NNP-BC
  • Catherine Dean, RN,
  • Kamilah Ekechukwu, RN, MSN, CNNP
  • Jeanne Guiterrez, RN,
  • David Haggard, RN, MSN, NNP-BC
  • Elishia Kelley, RN, MSN, NNP-BC
  • Madeline Lynn, RN,
  • Stephanie Matthews, RN, MSN, NNP-BC
  • Maricel Maxey, RN, MSN, NNP-BC
  • Dana Morales, RN, MSN, NNP-BC
  • L. Leigh Patten, RN,
  • Renea Powell, RN
  • Sara Rigdon, RN, MSN, NNP-BC
  • Tara Rosado, RN, MSN, NNP-BC
  • Debra Stevens, RN, MSN, CPNP, NNP-BC
  • Christina "Tina" Ullrich, RN, MSN, NNP, RNC-NIC
  • Lindsay VanCleave, RN
  • Allyson Ward, RN, MSN, NNP-BC
  • Catherine Wiethorn
  • Wendy Wood-Trevino, RN, MSN, NNP, RNC-OB


Neonatal Fellows

The Neonatal-Perinatal fellowship program integrates a strong background in basic and/or clinical research with exceptional clinical training in neonatal medicine.

Find out more about the Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program at UT Southwestern.

Neonatal-Perinatal Fellows 2012-2013

1st Year Fellows

  • Anson Tang
  • Imran Mir
  • Joseph Cantey
  • Juliann Williams

2nd Year Fellows

  • Charitharth Lal
  • Cheryl Motta
  • Christina Stine
  • Reina Mayor

3rd Year Fellows

  • Ja'Near Anderson
  • Katherine Stumpf
  • Olutoye Osunbunmi

Neonatal Nursing

Neonatal nurses play a vital role in the care of our fragile infants and are an integral part of the health care team, acting as both a resource and educator for parents. Our nurses receive highly specialized training including participation in a sixteen-week Neonatal Intensive Care Residency. This residency is designed to prepare the registered nurse for practice in the complex environment of a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

  • Classes include a concentrated schedule of didactic lectures and technical skills demonstrations.
  • Content addresses a wide range of neonatal topics including fetal physiology/pathophysiology, assessment of the normal and ill newborn, nutrition and pharmacology principles and newborn resuscitation.
  • Fundamental technical skills are demonstrated and opportunities for practice and demonstration are offered.

NICU Nursing Leadership

Clinical Director: Lisa Mason

Clinical Manager: Tiffany Epperson

Medical Director: James Moore, M.D., PhD, Associate Professor U.T. Southwestern

Quality & Outreach Program Manager: Kerry Wilder

Fetal Care Coordinator: Raye Ann Pierce, BS, RN

Clinical Educator: Sylvia Brown

To contact someone from the NICU, call 214-456-2033.