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1991 …2021

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Research Interests

Why do some premature infants experience adverse outcomes, while others do not? Dr. Mestan is an attending neonatologist at Lurie Children's Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, whose research focuses on identifying biochemical, environmental, and genetic markers for preterm birth and its complications. Understanding these markers and the scientific mechanisms behind them can lead to new approaches and therapies to prevent complications of preterm birth, such as chronic lung and heart problems, poor growth, and neurodevelopmental delays in early childhood.

Translational research in identifying biomarkers and mechanisms by which placental vascular dysfunction leads to neonatal lung disease and its long-term health sequelae.

Management and prevention of neonatal chronic lung diseases, such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia and neonatal pulmonary hypertension. Clinical care coordination for medically complex infants.

Certifications and Licenses

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Training Experience

1999Residency, University of Chicago
2002Fellowship, University of Chicago

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Chicago Medical School

… → 1996

Research interests

  • Clinical Research
  • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Genomics
  • Lungs / Breathing Problems
  • Maternal-Child Health
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatrics
  • Stem Cells


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