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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Caring for our tiniest patients is a big job. In our Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICUs), board certified physicians specializing in neonatology along with other clinical and professional staff work together to provide the expert, compassionate care fragile infants and their families require. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, our NICU teams are dedicated to the delicate physical, emotional, and developmental needs of premature and severely ill infants, some of whom weigh just over one pound.

Highlights & Resources

Providers

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

    Biography

    Tammy Allen, RN, MSN, NNP-BC has extensive experience with infants as a bedside nurse, a clinical educator, and also on the maternal-child transport team. She is an instructor for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), STABLE (post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick newborns), and the STABLE cardiac module.

    Tammy earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Utah and master's degree from the advanced practice neonatal nurse practitioner program at the Medical University of South Carolina.

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Megan Ashline, NP is passionate about the field of neonatology and has special interest in skin care, nutrition, and family support. She has many years of experience working as a RN in a Level 3 NICU and also has extensive neonatal transport experience.  

    Megan earned a master's degree in clinical nurse leadership from Sacred Heart University and a post masters certificate from the University of South Alabama as a neonatal nurse practitioner. 

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Cheri Beaumont, RN, MSN, NNP-BC earned master’s degrees as an early intervention specialist and neonatal nurse practitioner after years of experience as an NICU staff nurse and three additional years of education and internship.
  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Anthony "Tony" Broderick, RN, MSN, NNP-BC earned an associate’s degree in respiratory therapy and an associate’s degree in nursing. He also earned a master’s degree in nursing, neonatal nurse practitioner.
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    Biography

    Charlene Crichton, MD is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. She performed her neonatology fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University, where she also served as an assistant professor.
  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Heather Endriss, NNP enjoys teaching and patient education at the bedside. She has interests in outreach education with simulation. She works with late- and pre-term infants and neonatal abstinence syndrome.

    Heather earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Mesa State University and her master's degree in nursing from Duke University.

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

    Biography

    Lauren Gale RN, MSN, NNP-BC is a board certified neonatal nurse practitioner with extensive experience in neonatal medicine.

    Lauren earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of San Francisco and her master's degree with a specialty in neonatal critical care from the University of California San Francisco. In addition to her work at St. Luke's, Lauren continues to maintain her clinical position in the NICU at Stanford Children’s Hospital.

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Gayle Gesswein, NP has extensive experience in neonatal nursing, including maternal-child transport. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from California State University, Bakersfield and her master’s degree in nursing, neonatal nurse practitioner from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Before joining St. Luke’s, Gayle worked at Children’s Hospital Colorado.

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Elizabeth Gibson, NNP earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Montana State University and worked as a level III NICU nurse at Community Medical Center in Missoula. She earned her master’s degree in nursing, neonatal nurse practitioner, from Arizona State University and worked as the first NNP in Missoula.
  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Abby Gray, RN, MSN, NNP-BC is experienced in neonatal nursing and is a nationally certified neonatal nurse practitioner. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Boise State University and her master’s degree in nursing, neonatal nurse practitioner, from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    LaResa Janousek, RN, MSN, NNP-BC earned her master's degree in advanced practice neonatal nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina and her bachelor's degree in nursing from Boise State University. She has served as a member of the high-risk delivery and maternal/child transport teams and is a STABLE (post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick newborns) instructor.
  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

    Biography

    Jerald King, MD is a visiting specialist from Primary Children's Medical Center in Utah. He provides occasional support to the St. Luke's neonatology team in Boise. 
  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Amy Kirk, MD has served as neonatologist and faculty at the University of Tennessee and Thompson Children’s Hospital, St. Mark’s Hospital, and the University of Utah.
  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

    Biography

    Scott Knight, MD is associate medical director of St. Luke's Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and specializes in neonatal-perinatal medicine and has extensive experience in the management of neonatal abstinence syndrome.

    Dr. Knight served as assistant chief of the combined Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program at Tripler Army Medical Center and Kapiolani Medical Center. He was head of the neonatology section at Eastern Maine Medical Center, and Medical Director of Nurseries at King's Daughters Medical Center.

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

    Biography

    Kristie Marbut, NP is a visiting specialist from Washington. She provides occasional support to the St. Luke's neonatology team in Boise.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
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    Biography

    Jennifer Merchant, MD is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and the medical director of the NICU Follow-Up Clinic.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

    Biography

    Erik N. Meyers, MD is a fellow of the Society for Pediatric Research. He performed his pediatrics residency and neonatology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco, where he also served as clinical instructor. Dr. Meyers was an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Duke University, and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Society for Developmental Biology.
  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Yukiko Miura, MD is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has research interests in the effects of maternal nutrition of the fetal/neonatal gut microbiome.

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Jamie Musgrove, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Emory University and her master's degree in nursing, neonatal nurse practitioner, from Baylor University School of Nursing.

    Prior to her work as an NP, Jamie was a NICU nurse.

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Declan O'Riordan, MD is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington.

    Dr. O'Riordan has experience in pediatric emergency medicine and general pediatrics. His research interests include neonatal herpes simplex virus infections, perinatal brain injury, and intrauterine methamphetamine exposure.

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Lena Pascual, DNP, RN, NNP-BC has years of experience in the neonatal intensive care unit and is nationally certified. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Boise State University and her doctorate of nursing practice, neonatal nurse practitioner, from Arizona State University.

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Janice Preuit, MSN, RNC-NIC, NNP-BC is experienced in neonatal nursing, clinical nurse education, nursing leadership, and is a nationally certified neonatal nurse practitioner. She is an instructor for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program and a lead instructor for S.T.A.B.L.E.

    Janice earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Lewis Clark State College and her master's degree in nursing, neonatal nurse practitioner, from the University of Connecticut.

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    Phillissa Rozansky, RN, MSN, NNP-BC cares for newborn infants with long experience as a bedside nurse and educator, and more recently, a neonatal nurse practitioner. She is both a neonatal resuscitation program instructor as well as a STABLE instructor.

    Phillissa earned her master's degree from Regis University.

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Julieanne Schiefelbein, NP is a visiting specialist from Primary Children's Medical Center in Utah. She provides occasional support to the St. Luke's neonatology team in Boise.

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Jennifer Shepard, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of New Mexico and worked for many years as a NICU nurse before earning her master's degree in nursing, neonatal nurse practitioner, from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Scott A. Snyder, MD serves as the system medical director for neonatology at St. Luke’s Children's four neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in Boise, Meridian, Nampa, and Twin Falls. He believes that parents are the most important part of the neonatal care team and strives to make the NICU journey more understandable and less stressful for families. During his training, his research pursuits were in finding novel ways to detect infection early in vulnerable infants. He also has special interest in clinical standardization and guideline development within the NICU to simplify the lives of busy NICU providers and staff, and to create predictability wherever possible for families during what can be a stressful journey.  

    Dr. Snyder is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the board of the Idaho Ronald McDonald House. He is also the past president of the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and past chair of the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics for District VIII of the AAP, a subset of practitioners focused on complex neonatal issues that require NICU care.

    Dr. Snyder is passionate about supporting neonatology colleagues across the country. He is the president and cofounder of Neonatology Solutions, LLC, a free web-based resource for neonatology fellows seeking information about career planning, job searches, neonatology conferences, and clinical guidelines. His goal is to ease the pathway into neonatology careers for the next generation of providers. This resource supports the dissemination of local clinical guidelines and pathways for neonatal care, including COVID-19 guidelines, in the spirit of openness and information sharing with colleagues around the globe.

    Outside of work, Dr. Snyder is committed to civic involvement in Boise and the surrounding region. He is an advocate for sustainable local growth, vitality, strong education, and innovative options for transportation, entertainment, and business. He enjoys spending his free time with his wife at their cabin in Donnelly, cooking, skiing, hiking, fishing, backcountry camping, and hard cider homebrewing with local apples.

    Favorite Books:
    • The River Why
    • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
    • Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Nathan Thornton, MD completed his pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at the University of Utah/Primary Children's Medical Center. Dr. Thornton previously practiced at Dell Children's Medical Center in Austin, TX.
  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Maria Tucker, RN, MSN, NNP-BC serves as clinical supervisor for St. Luke's neonatal nurse practitioners. She is experienced in newborn intensive care, caring for infants in the NICU and serving as an NICU educator. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from California State University, Hayward, and her master’s degree in nursing, neonatal nurse practitioner, from the University of Texas Medical Branch.

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    Timothy Ulrich, MD is board eligible in neonatal and perinatal medicine and has interests in neonatal hypotension and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) management.

  • Neonatal Perinatal Medicine

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    James W. VanLooy Jr., MD is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. His research includes the use of pre-medication prior to intubation in neonates.

Classes & Events

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    Saturday, Dec 12, 2020 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
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    $40.00, Registration Required

    This one-day class helps you and your support companion prepare for labor and childbirth.<br />

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    Next Date & Time
    Monday, Nov 30, 2020 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.
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    $60.00, Registration Required

    This class will help you and your support companion prepare for your labor, birth, and postpartum experience.<br />

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    Wednesday, Dec 02, 2020 4 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
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    $22.50, Registration Required

    <p>Appreciate and enjoy the benefits of yoga while in the online company of other expectant women.</p>

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    Tuesday, Nov 24, 2020 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
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    $60.00, Registration Required

    Prepare your body and mind for the incredible experience of childbirth and parenting.<br />

Newborn Intensive Care and NICUs

Helping Fragile Infants Grow and Thrive

Caring for our tiniest patients is a big job. Our NICU teams are dedicated to the delicate physical, emotional, and developmental needs of premature and severely ill infants, some of whom weigh just over one pound. We have NICUs at St. Luke's Children's Hospital in Boise, St. Luke's Magic Valley, St. Luke's Meridian and St. Luke's Nampa.