Richard Allan Ehrenkranz, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Provider, Yale NICU GRAD Program

Research Interests

Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia; Infant; Infant, Low Birth Weight; Neonatology; Obstetrics; Pediatrics

Research Organizations

Pediatrics: Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine

Faculty Research

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

My research interests include the nutritional requirements of very low birth weight (VLBW) birth weight infants.

I coordinated Yale's participation in a multicenter research network of newborn intensive care units sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development from 1991-2011. The purpose of this network was to design and perform collaborative clinical research investigations, both randomized clinical trials and observational studies. Examples of on-going or completed randomized clinical trials include projects evaluating the efficacy of parenteral glutamine supplementation in reducing the incidence of death or late-onset infection in extremely low birth weight infants, the efficicacy of induced hypothermia (body cooling) for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy in term infants, the efficacy of early erythropoietin therapy in reducing blood transfusions in extremely preterm infants, the efficacy of supplemental vitamin A therapy in prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and a randomized trial aggressive vs conservative phototherapy extremely low birth weight infants.

Specialized Terms: Clinical trials in neonatal-perinatal medicine; Nutritional needs of very low birth weight infants; Bronchopulmonary dysplasia; Neurodevelopmental follow-up of Newborn Special Care Unit graduates

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Contact Info

Richard Allan Ehrenkranz, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale NeonatalogyYale-New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste Long Wharf, 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
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Mailing Address
333 Cedar ST
PO Box 208064

New Haven, CT 06520-8064

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