Naomi Laventhal, MD, MA, HEC-C

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Dr. Naomi T. Laventhal joined the University of Michigan in August 2009, after completing her residency in pediatrics, fellowships in neonatology and clinical medical ethics, and a master’s degree in public policy at the University of Chicago. She is a Clinical Professor and Associate Chair for Faculty Development in the Department of Pediatrics. She is the Director of the Neonatal Ethics Lab and a clinical ethicist at CBSSM. She cares for critically ill neonates in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and is Service Chief for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. The focus of her scholarly work is on prenatal counseling and complex care coordination for infants with complex congenital anomalies, and perinatal decision-making for infants born at the margin of gestational viability. Her research interests are in neonatal bioethics and clinical research ethics, and her current work focuses on the prognostic value of healthcare providers’ predictions of neonatal outcomes. These areas are also the focus of her teaching activities to students, medical trainees, and faculty throughout the University of Michigan campus. She serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Bioethics.