Richard Allan Ehrenkranz, MD

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

Departments & Organizations

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

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


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.

Education & Training

MD SUNY Downstate Medical Center (1972)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Research Fellow Pregnancy Research Branch, NICHD, NIH
Resident Yale-New Haven Hospital
Intern Yale-New Haven Hospital
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (1977)
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (1979)

Honors & Recognition

  • Public Policy FellowOffice of Government Affairs March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Washington, D.C. Sabbatical (1993, 1994)

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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
Neonatal - Perinatal Medicine333 Cedar ST
PO Box 208064

New Haven, CT 06520-8064

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