Fellowship: New York-Presbyterian, Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center
Residency: Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Morristown Medical Center
Med. School: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine
Dr. Pollaro has spent his career caring for babies in New Jersey and enthusiastically joined the team at MANA in 2019. However, his tenure at MANA actually started years ago, when he trained and conducted research alongside several members of our group. Dr. Pollaro remains committed to medical education at MANA and plays an oversized role in our resident education program. He coordinates student schedules, designs and monitors the neonatal curriculum for the pediatric residency program, and works closely with residents and fellows to identify research opportunities. Additionally, Dr. Pollaro is our group’s subject matter expert on EPIC, the electronic health record system used nationwide. He works closely with Atlantic Health System to ensure that the platform is well-suited for neonatology and is the EPIC training partner for our group.
In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Pollaro is also interested in improving outcomes for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). For example, his previous work examined whether normal neonatal growth and body composition are altered in NAS infants, and whether these markers can be used to inform treatment decisions. Dr. Pollaro is also interested in quality improvement projects related to neonatal pain relief, which includes understanding ways to measure neonatal pain and/or stress and assessing non-pharmaceutical methods to relieve it.