Richard Allan Ehrenkranz, MD

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

Physician Biography

Richard Ehrenkranz, MD is a neonatologist who has been an Attending Physician affiliated with the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (NICU, YNHCH) since 1978.He is currently the Director of Clinical Research in the NICU and a physician in the NICU GRAD Program, a follow-up program for former preterm infants and for children with medical and surgical disorders cared for in the NICU following birth.He specializes in nutritional requirements of premature and low-birthweight babies. “My current focus is on early nutritional support for extremely preterm infants to improve growth and developmental outcomes,” he says.

Dr. Ehrenkranz is a professor of pediatrics (neonatal-perinatal medicine) and of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine. In addition to his research on neonatal nutrition, he has been Yale’s principal investigator for numerous multicenter clinical investigations and randomized trials, including a treatment that reduces the incidence of neurological damage in babies deprived of oxygen during birth by cooling them.

Connecticut Magazine has listed Dr. Ehrenkranz as one of the Top Doctors in his field in Connecticut. He has also been listed as one of America’s Top Doctors and in Who’s Who in America.

Patient Care

Accepts new patients? Yes
Patient Type: Child
Referrals: From physicians only

Patient Care Organizations

Pediatrics: Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine: Newborn Special Care Unit

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics AB of Pediatrics (1977)

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine AB of Pediatrics (1979)

Clinical Trials

Conditions Study Title
Children's Health, Diseases of the Respiratory Systems Multicenter Study of Saturation Targeting by Automated vs. Manual Adjustment of Inspired Oxygen
Diseases in Infants & Newborns OPTIMIST-A Trial: Minimally-invasive Surfactant Therapy in Preterm Infants 25-28 Weeks Gestation on CPAP
Children's Health Pharmacokinetics of Understudied Drugs Administered to Children Per Standard of Care (PTN_POPS)

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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

Curriculum Vitae