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Matthew Bizzarro, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine); Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Pediatrics; Chief Medical Officer, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

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Matthew Bizzarro, MD

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Dr. Matthew Bizzarro is a Professor of Pediatrics, the Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs for the Department of Pediatrics, and the Chief Medical Officer for Yale New Haven Children's Hospital. He previously served as the Medical Director of the Yale NICU Network, the Yale New Haven Children's Hospital NICU, and the NICU Transport Team, and as Director of the Pediatric Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.

Invited lectures and publications have focused primarily on neonatal infectious disease epidemiology and the prevention of hospital acquired infections in the NICU population, particularly central line associated bloodstream infections. He has served on the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization's International Task Force to Prevent Infections on ECMO, the Connecticut State Infectious Disease Action Team, and is a member of the Connecticut Statewide Perinatal Quality Collaborative.

Dr. Bizzarro received his undergraduate degree in Biology from Dartmouth College and his medical degree from Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his Pediatric Residency at New York University and his Neonatology Fellowship at Yale University.

Education & Training

  • Fellow
    Yale University School of Medicine (2005)
  • Resident
    New York University Medical Center (2002)
  • MD
    Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School (1999)
  • BA
    Dartmouth College, Biology (1995)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Best Doctors in AmericaConnecticut Magazine2018, 2019, 2020
David J. Leffell Prize for Clinical ExcellenceYale Medicine2016
Joseph A. Zaccagnino Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Conference, Best Quality and Safety ProjectYale Health System2015
Joseph A. Zaccagnino Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Conference, Best Quality and Safety ProjectYale Health System2014
Top PresentationChildren's Hospital Association2013
Best Overall PresentationChildren's Hospital Association2012
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Healthcare Quality and the Critical Care Societies Collaborative’s Outstanding Leadership Award for Achievements in Eliminating Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections.U.S. Department of Health and Human Services2011
Norman J. Siegel AwardYale Department of Pediatrics2010
Center of Excellence in Life Support Extracorporeal Life Support Organization2010, 2012, 2014
Joseph A. Zaccagnino Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Conference, Best Quality and Safety ProjectYale Health System2009
Mae Gailani Junior Faculty Teaching Award, PediatricsYale University School of Medicine2008

Professional Service

Connecticut Department of Public Health, State Infectious Disease Action TeamCommittee Member2015 - 2017
Connecticut Statewide Perinatal Quality CollaborativeRepresentative2014 - Present
New England Neonatal Quality and Safety ForumPlanning and organization of regional meeting2012 - 2016
SEECMO International Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation MeetingOrganizer2012 - 2014
Connecticut State Medical Society Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart DiseaseOrganizer2012
Connecticut Department of Public Health, Connecticut Healthcare Associated Infections Advisory CommitteeParticipant2011 - 2017
Connecticut State Medical Society Quality CommitteeRepresentative2010 - 2012
Society for Pediatric ResearchMember2010 - Present
Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Task Force to Reduce Infections in Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane OxygenationMember and Section Leader2009 - 2010
Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of AmericaMember2009 - Present
Extracorporeal Life Support OrganizationMember2005 - Present

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