Mark Mercurio, MD, MA

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology); Chief, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Yale Pediatrics Ethics Program

Departments & Organizations

Pediatrics: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Neonatal Transport Program; Newborn Special Care Unit

Program for Biomedical Ethics

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Mercurio is Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, and the Director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics at Yale School of Medicine. He leads the faculty and post-doctoral fellows in Neonatology, overseeing medical care provided in Newborn Intensive Care Units at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, Bridgeport Hospital, and Waterbury Hospital. In addition, he is actively involved in the ethics education of Yale medical students, attending physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, and physician associate students. He has more than 25 years of experience as a clinical neonatologist, including the training of fellows and residents in the Newborn ICU, and over 20 years’ experience in clinical ethics consultation in adult and pediatric medicine. Dr. Mercurio has been an invited lecturer nationally and internationally, focusing on analyses of ethical issues in adult and pediatric medicine, primarily pediatrics. He has for many years served as medical faculty for the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). Published work has appeared in Pediatrics, The Hastings Center Report, Seminars in Perinatology, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, The Journal of Perinatology, and others. He has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Bioethics, and is co-editor of a textbook of pediatric ethics.

Dr. Mercurio received his undergraduate degree in Biochemical Sciences from Princeton University, and his M.D. from Columbia University. He completed Pediatrics Residency and Neonatology Fellowship at Yale University, and received a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Brown University.

Education & Training

MA Brown University (2004)
MD Columbia University (1982)
BA Princeton University, Biochemical Sciences (1978)
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (1987)

Honors & Recognition

  • The Leah M. Lowenstein Award for excellence in the promotion of humane and egalitarian medical education. (2012)

  • Best Doctors in America 2009-2010Best Doctors (2009)

  • Didactic Teaching Award for excellence in formal lecturesConnecticut Children's Medical Center (2008)

  • Named one of Connecticut’s Best Physicians by Connecticut Magazine (2002)

  • Research Award, New England Perinatal Society, for best presentation of research at the annual meeting (1987)

  • Chief Resident’s Book Award, Yale-New Haven Hospital for teamwork (1985)

  • Michael H. Aranow Memorial Prize to the medical graduate best exemplifying the caring and humane qualities of the practicing physicianColumbia University (1982)

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Contact Info

Mark Mercurio, MD, MA
Patient Care Location
Yale NeonatologyYale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste WP-493

New Haven, CT 06504
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Office Location
Yale New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste 4th

New Haven, CT 06504
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Mailing Address
Neonatal - Perinatal MedicinePO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

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