Department of Pediatric Medicine, Neonatology
Texas Children's Hospital
6621 Fannin St.WT6.104Houston, TX 77030Get Map & Directions
Chief, Neonatology Service - Texas Children's HospitalProfessor of Pediatrics, Neonatology, Baylor College of MedicineHead, Section of Neonatology, Baylor College of Medicine
Oregon Health Sciences University, Doctor of Medicine, 1982
Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics, 1983
Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics & Neonatology, 1985Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics, 1987
Baylor College of Medicine, Neonatal-Perinatal, 1986Baylor College of Medicine, Neonatal-Perinatal, 1990
Dr. Welty’s mission is to improve the outcomes of medically fragile infants by providing current evidence based medical care and by doing discovery research. In clinical care, Dr. Welty and his colleagues have expanded programs in interdisciplinary service lines to infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and with short bowel syndrome. Infants with these medical conditions are relatively rare and benefit from the outstanding interdisciplinary that Dr. Welty and the Neonatology Service can provide in concert with other medical disciplines.
Dr. Welty’s clinical research efforts focus on problems confronted commonly by extremely premature infants, which include growth failure and all its associated problems. Basic science research efforts also focus on determining mechanisms for and interventions against the development of complications of prematurity. The areas under intense study include prevention of chronic lung disease and the blinding retinal disease, retinopathy of prematurity.
Velten M, Heyob KM, Rogers LK, and Welty SE. Deficits in lung alveolarization and function after systemic maternal inflammation and neonatal hyperoxia exposure. Journal of Applied Physiology 108:1347-1356, 2010.
Heyob KM, Rogers LK, Tipple TE, Welty SE. Riboflavin supplementation does not attenuate hyperoxic lung injury in transgenic (spc-mt)hGR mice. Experimenal Lung Research 37(3):155-61, 2011.
Rogers LK, Young CM, Pennell ML, Tipple TE, Leonhart KL, Welty SE. Plasma lipid metabolites are associated with gestational age but not broncopulmonary dysplasia. Acta Paediaticia May 2, 2012.
Mandy G, Maikar M, Welty SE, Brown R, Shepherd E, Gardner W, Moise A, Gest A. Tracheostomy placement in infants with bronchopulmonary dysphasia: Safety and outcomes. Pediatric Pulmononary May 8, 2012.
Shepherd EG, Knupp AM, Welty SE, Susey KM, Gardner WP, Gest AL. An interdisciplinary bronchopulmonary dysplasia program is associated with improved neurodevelopmental outcomes and fewer rehospitalizations. Journal of Perinatology 32(1):33-8, 2012.
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