Feizal Waffarn

Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatrics
School of Medicine

Other not listed

Department of Pediatrics
School of Medicine

M.B.B.S., Madras Medical College, India, 1970

M.B.A., University of California, Irvine

Phone: (714) 456-8470
Fax: (714) 456-8850
Email: fwaffarn@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
505 South Main, suite 500
CHOC Commerce Tower
Mail Code: 4490
Orange, CA 92868

Perinatal stress: effects on growth and outcomes; Global Health Initiatives in Pediatrics; Non-invasive monitoring
Dr. Waffarn's current research interests include
1- Fetal and neonatal adaptations to perinatal stress and its effect on growth, body composition and development;
2- Health Policy and Health Care delivery; appropriate metrics for pediatric outcomes
3- Adapting technology and techniques of neonatal care in developing countries
Publications Buss C, Entringer S, Reyes J, Chicz-De-Met A, Waffarn F, Sandman, C, Wadhwa P: The maternal cortisol awakening response in human pregnancy is associated with the length of gestation: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2009, 201:398-400
  Poggi Davis E, Sandman C, Hobel, Waffarn, F, Uy C, Glynn L: Effect of Prenatal Glucocorticoid Treatment on Size at birth among infants born at term gestation: Journal of Perinatology; July 2009, epub v.29(11) P. 731-7
  Ahmad I, Nemet D, Eliakim A, Koeppel R, Grochow D, Coussens M, Gallito S, Rich J, Pontello A, Leu S, Cooper D, Waffarn F: Body Composition and it’s Components in Preterm and Term Newborns: A Cross-Sectional, Multi-Modal Investigation: American Journal of Human Biology. June 2009, epub
Grants National Children’s Study, Orange County Vanguard Center. Funding Agency: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. An Observational Study of Birth Cohort of 100,000 Infants from Conception to Age 20 Years. Principal Investigator James Swanson, Ph.D.; Co-Investigators Feizal Waffarn, MD, Pathik Wadhwa, MD, PhD, Dean Baker, MD, K. Alison Clarke-Stewart, PhD. $14,678,146. October 2005 – March 2011.
3. Assisted Exercise in Prematurity Effects and Mechanisms. Funding Agencies: National Institute of Nursing Research, National Institute of Health. Principal Investigator Dan M. Cooper, MD; Co-Investigator Feizal Waffarn, MD. Total direct cost $2,000,000. September 2005 – 2009.
American Pediatric Society
Western Society of Pediatric Research
American Academy of Pediatrics
California Association of Neonatologists
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Last updated 08/30/2010