Matthew J. Bizzarro, MD

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine); Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Departments & Organizations

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

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Matthew Bizzarro is a Professor of Pediatrics and the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. He previously served as the Medical Director for the NICU Transport Team and the 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

MD Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School (1999)
BA Dartmouth College, Biology (1995)
Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident New York University Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2005, recertified: 2013)

Honors & Recognition

  • Joseph A. Zaccagnino Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Conference, Best Quality and Safety ProjectYale Health System (2015)

  • Joseph A. Zaccagnino Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Conference, Best Quality and Safety ProjectYale Health System (2014)

  • Top PresentationChildren's Hospital Association (2013)

  • Best Overall PresentationChildren's Hospital Association (2012)

  • 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‚Äôs Outstanding Leadership Award for Achievements in Eliminating Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections.U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2011)

  • Norman J. Siegel AwardYale Department of Pediatrics (2010)

  • Center of Excellence in Life Support Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (2010, 2012, 2014)

  • Joseph A. Zaccagnino Patient Safety and Clinical Quality Conference, Best Quality and Safety ProjectYale Health System (2009)

  • Mae Gailani Junior Faculty Teaching Award, PediatricsYale University School of Medicine (2008)

Professional Service

  • Connecticut Department of Public Health, State Infectious Disease Action Team (2015) Committee Member

  • Connecticut Statewide Perinatal Quality Collaborative (2014 - Present) Co-chair

  • New England Neonatal Quality and Safety Forum (2012 - 2013) Planning and organization of regional meeting

  • SEECMO International Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Meeting (2012 - 2014) Organizer

  • Connecticut State Medical Society Pulse Oximetry Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease (2012) Organizer

  • Connecticut Department of Public Health, Connecticut Healthcare Associated Infections Advisory Committee (2011 - 2014) Participant

  • Connecticut State Medical Society Quality Committee (2010 - 2012)

  • Society for Pediatric Research (2010 - Present)

  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization Task Force to Reduce Infections in Patients on Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (2009 - 2010) Member and Section Leader

  • Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (2009 - Present)

  • Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital (2007 - Present) Yale New Haven Children's Hospital Quality and Safety Council

  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization (2005 - Present)

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Contact Info

Matthew J. Bizzarro, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Pediatric Neonatal-Perinatal MedicineYale New Haven Hospital - West Pavilion
1 Park Street, Ste WP 493

New Haven, CT 06504
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Office Location
Yale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street, Ste CH/WP 493

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Neonatal - Perinatal MedicinePO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

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