Hello Friends 👋
We are so happy to host on the podcast this week retired army colonel and neonatologist: Dr. Nicole Dobson. Dr. Dobson's career is fascinating, and her work with the US military has sent her across the world, from Hawaii to Afghanistan. Daphna and I had a long list of questions for her covering a wide range of topics, including leadership, hierarchy, and how to function in settings with limited resources. We are sure you will enjoy listening to this episode, Dr. Dobson is a remarkable individual with a fascinating career, and it was an honor to chat with her this week.
Have a good Sunday!
If you would like to reach out to Dr. Dobson, she can be contacted by email.
Bio: Nicole Radich Dobson, M.D. joined the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Division of Newborn Medicine in November 2021. She is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Dobson is the director of the UPMC Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program and the director of simulation education for the Division of Newborn Medicine.
Dr. Dobson earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and completed medical school at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey, receiving the Academic Achievement Award for graduating first in class. She attended medical school with a 4-year scholarship from the Army Health Professions Scholarship Program. After medical school, she entered Active Duty and completed her General Pediatrics Residency and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at the National Capital Consortium/Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, MD. She held numerous leadership positions during her two-decade military career, including Chief of Neonatology, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii and Medical Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Craig Joint Theater Hospital, Afghanistan. Prior to moving to Pittsburgh in 2021, Dr. Dobson was the Director of the National Capital Consortium Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program and Professor of Pediatrics at Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Dobson’s research interests include the effects of intermittent hypoxia and caffeine therapy on the developing brain. She has published over 20 manuscripts and two textbook chapters, and she has been an invited speaker at regional, national, and international meetings. She serves on the Executive Board of the American SIDS Institute and the American Association of SIDS Prevention Physicians.