MidAtlantic Neonatology Associates is a group of neonatologists, advanced neonatal practitioners and physician assistants dedicated to providing exemplary neonatal intensive care.

Denise Hassinger, MD

Coordinator, Resident Education
Director, Infant Apnea Program


  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: New York Presbyterian at Weill Cornell Medical Center


  • Pediatrics: Morristown Medical Center


  • University of Texas at Houston


  • University of St. Thomas, Houston

Board Certification

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Sub-Board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Clinical Specialties

  • Late preterm infant
  • Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA)
  • Medical education

Research Interests

Dr. Hassinger’s clinical research interests have been focused on improving care to premature infants suffering from respiratory and cardiopulmonary compromise. She has investigated the relationship between apnea, bradycardia and desaturation episodes and life-threatening events, including SIDS following discharge from the NICU. This work has led to earlier discharge from the NICU, with significant reduction in length of stay. She is also investigating neonatal care practices in preterm infants with persistent patent ductus arteriosus (PDA).

Dr. Hassinger devotes much of her time to medical education. She designs and monitors the neonatal curriculum for the pediatric residency program, and works closely with residents and fellows to identify research opportunities.


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Denise Hassinger, MD


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