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Joanne M. Lagatta MD

Joanne M. Lagatta MD

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Pediatrics
Division: Neonatology


I am willing to mentor a junior faculty member.
I am willing to collaborate on research projects.


Research Experience

  • Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia
  • Databases, Factual
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Services Research
  • Infant
  • Infant Mortality
  • Infant, Extremely Low Birth Weight
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
  • Neonatology
  • Quality of Life
  • Clinical Expertise

  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
  • Methodologies and Techniques

  • Databases, Factual
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Services Research
  • Publications

  • The Impact of Pulmonary Hypertension in Preterm Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia through 1 Year. (Lagatta JM, Hysinger EB, Zaniletti I, Wymore EM, Vyas-Read S, Yallapragada S, Nelin LD, Truog WE, Padula MA, Porta NFM, Savani RC, Potoka KP, Kawut SM, DiGeronimo R, Natarajan G, Zhang H, Grover TR, Engle WA, Murthy K, Children's Hospital Neonatal Consortium Severe BPD Focus Group) J Pediatr 2018 Dec;203:218-224.e3 PMID: 30172426 09/03/2018    
  • NICU management and outcomes of infants with trisomy 21 without major anomalies. (McAndrew S, Acharya K, Nghiem-Rao TH, Leuthner S, Clark R, Lagatta J) J Perinatol 2018 Aug;38(8):1068-1073 PMID: 29795453 05/26/2018    
  • Inter-center variation in death or tracheostomy placement in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. (Murthy K, Porta NFM, Lagatta JM, Zaniletti I, Truog WE, Grover TR, Nelin LD, Savani RC) J Perinatol 2017 Jun;37(6):723-727 PMID: 28181997 02/10/2017       6 Citations
  • Major anomalies and birth-weight influence NICU interventions and mortality in infants with trisomy 13 or 18. (Acharya K, Leuthner S, Clark R, Nghiem-Rao TH, Spitzer A, Lagatta J) J Perinatol 2017 04;37(4):420-426 PMID: 28079873 PMCID: PMC5738241 01/13/2017       3 Citations
  • Population-Based Outcomes Data for Counseling at the Margin of Gestational Viability. (Myers P, Laventhal N, Andrews B, Lagatta J, Meadow W) J Pediatr 2017 02;181:208-212.e4 PMID: 27814911 11/07/2016       3 Citations
  • A Comparison of Prenatal and Postnatal Models to Predict Outcomes at the Border of Viability. (Andrews B, Myers P, Lagatta J, Meadow W) J Pediatr 2016 Jun;173:96-100 PMID: 26995702 03/21/2016       3 Citations
  • Cost comparison of mechanically ventilated patients across the age span. (Hayman WR, Leuthner SR, Laventhal NT, Brousseau DC, Lagatta JM) J Perinatol 2015 Dec;35(12):1020-6 PMID: 26468935 PMCID: PMC4821466 10/16/2015       4 Citations
  • Comparative effectiveness and practice variation in neonatal care. (Lagatta J, Uhing M, Panepinto J) Clin Perinatol 2014 Dec;41(4):833-45 PMID: 25459777 12/03/2014       4 Citations
  • Predicting death or tracheostomy placement in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. (Murthy K, Savani RC, Lagatta JM, Zaniletti I, Wadhawan R, Truog W, Grover TR, Zhang H, Asselin JM, Durand DJ, Short BL, Pallotto EK, Padula MA, Dykes FD, Reber KM, Evans JR) J Perinatol 2014 Jul;34(7):543-8 PMID: 24651732 03/22/2014       24 Citations
  • Reply to Stokes and Watson. (Govande VP, Lagatta J, Basir MA) J Perinatol 2013 Oct;33(10):823-4 PMID: 24071964 09/28/2013       1 Citations
  • Varying patterns of home oxygen use in infants at 23-43 weeks' gestation discharged from United States neonatal intensive care units. (Lagatta JM, Clark RH, Brousseau DC, Hoffmann RG, Spitzer AR) J Pediatr 2013 Oct;163(4):976-82.e2 PMID: 23769504 PMCID: PMC4027028 06/19/2013       13 Citations
  • Variations among US hospitals in counseling practices regarding prematurely born infants. (Mehrotra A, Lagatta J, Simpson P, Kim UO, Nugent M, Basir MA) J Perinatol 2013 Jul;33(7):509-13 PMID: 23348867 01/26/2013       16 Citations
  • The mathematics of morality for neonatal resuscitation. (Meadow W, Lagatta J, Andrews B, Lantos J) Clin Perinatol 2012 Dec;39(4):941-56 PMID: 23164189 PMCID: PMC4506790 11/21/2012       17 Citations
  • Prenatal counseling beyond the threshold of viability. (Govande VP, Brasel KJ, Das UG, Koop JI, Lagatta J, Basir MA) J Perinatol 2013 May;33(5):358-62 PMID: 23079775 10/20/2012       9 Citations
  • The nonimpact of gestational age on neurodevelopmental outcome for ventilated survivors born at 23-28 weeks of gestation. (Andrews B, Lagatta J, Chu A, Plesha-Troyke S, Schreiber M, Lantos J, Meadow W) Acta Paediatr 2012 Jun;101(6):574-8 PMID: 22277021 PMCID: PMC4528368 01/27/2012       17 Citations
  • The prediction and cost of futility in the NICU. (Meadow W, Cohen-Cutler S, Spelke B, Kim A, Plesac M, Weis K, Lagatta J) Acta Paediatr 2012 Apr;101(4):397-402 PMID: 22150563 PMCID: PMC4528369 12/14/2011       10 Citations
  • Clinical predictors and institutional variation in home oxygen use in preterm infants. (Lagatta J, Clark R, Spitzer A) J Pediatr 2012 Feb;160(2):232-8 PMID: 21962601 PMCID: PMC4432910 10/04/2011       14 Citations
  • The association between 5-min Apgar score and mortality disappears after 24 h at the borderline of viability. (Lagatta J, Yan K, Hoffmann R) Acta Paediatr 2012 Jun;101(6):e243-7 PMID: 21535125 PMCID: PMC4547603 05/04/2011       11 Citations
  • Early neonatal intensive care unit therapy improves predictive power for the outcomes of ventilated extremely low birth weight infants. (Lagatta J, Andrews B, Caldarelli L, Schreiber M, Plesha-Troyke S, Meadow W) J Pediatr 2011 Sep;159(3):384-391.e1 PMID: 21429509 03/25/2011       14 Citations
  • Whom are we comforting? An analysis of comfort medications delivered to dying neonates. (Janvier A, Meadow W, Leuthner SR, Andrews B, Lagatta J, Bos A, Lane L, Verhagen AA) J Pediatr 2011 Aug;159(2):206-10 PMID: 21353679 03/01/2011       36 Citations
  • The value of a trial of therapy - football as a 'proof-of-concept'. (Meadow W, Meadow X, Tanz RR, Lagatta J, Lantos J) Acta Paediatr 2011 Feb;100(2):167-9 PMID: 21219442 01/12/2011       2 Citations
  • Categorizing neonatal deaths: a cross-cultural study in the United States, Canada, and The Netherlands. (Verhagen AA, Janvier A, Leuthner SR, Andrews B, Lagatta J, Bos AF, Meadow W) J Pediatr 2010 Jan;156(1):33-7 PMID: 19772968 09/24/2009       86 Citations
  • Just, in time: ethical implications of serial predictions of death and morbidity for ventilated premature infants. (Meadow W, Lagatta J, Andrews B, Caldarelli L, Keiser A, Laporte J, Plesha-Troyke S, Subramanian M, Wong S, Hron J, Golchin N, Schreiber M) Pediatrics 2008 Apr;121(4):732-40 PMID: 18381538 04/03/2008       47 Citations
  • Resuscitation in the "gray zone" of viability: determining physician preferences and predicting infant outcomes. (Singh J, Fanaroff J, Andrews B, Caldarelli L, Lagatta J, Plesha-Troyke S, Lantos J, Meadow W) Pediatrics 2007 Sep;120(3):519-26 PMID: 17766524 09/04/2007       118 Citations
  • Last update: 12/30/2018
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