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About Alla Kushnir

Alla Kushnir currently works at the Department of Pediatrics, Cooper University Hospital. Alla does research in Neonatology and Pediatrics.

Positions

Present Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Rowan University Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
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Grants

2016 - Present OPTIMIST-A trial
OPTIMIST-A trial
Role: Principle Investigator
Colleague(s): J. Saslow, L. Slater-Myer, G. Stahl, V. Bhat, R. Sharma
$1,120,000
2016 - Present Torpido2 trial
Torpido2 trial
Role: Principle Investigator
Colleague(s): J. Saslow, L. Slater-Myer, G. Stahl, V. Bhat, R. Sharma
2009 - Present Comparison of Smart Blender and Standard Approach to Optimize Oxygenation of Preterm Infants
Columbia Life Systems, Inc.
Role: Co-investigator
Colleague(s): Judy Saslow, MD (PI) V. Bhat, E. Brandsma, R. Sharma, GE. Stahl
$6,000
2008 - Present Genome Wide Association for Bronchopulmonary
NHLBI Funding Pending
Role: Co-investigator
Colleague(s): Judy Saslow, M.D. (Site PI) V. Bhat, E. Brandsma, R.Sharma, G. P. Pearlman, G. Lawhon, GE. Stahl
$2,500,000
2016 - 2018 Improvement in acute respiratory parameters in preterm infants under 34 weeks gestation after initiation of iNO in the setting of hypoxemic respiratory failure.
Mallinckrodt, Inc
Role: Principle Investigator
Colleague(s): Nisha Agasthya, MD
$21,464.25
2013 - 2018 Oxygenation in Neonates with Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure After Switching from High-Frequency Oscillatory Ventilator (HFOV) to High-Frequency Jet Ventilator (HFJV).
Bunnell, Inc.
Role: Principle Investigator
Colleague(s): J. Saslow, V. Bhat, R. Sharma, P. Durflinger, R. Lawrysh-Plunkett, E. Varughese
$306,735
2014 - 2016 Long Term Neuroprotective Effects of Human Adipose-derived Stem Cells (hASCs) and Hypothermia in Neonatal Rats post Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
The Cooper Foundation
Role: Principle Investigator
Colleague(s): Thomas Tulenko, PhD
$20,060
2008 - 2011 Comparison of ibuprofen and $60,000 indomethacin treatment of patent ductus arteriosus and its effects on outcomes at discharge and at long term neurodevelopmental follow up.
Ovation
Role: Principle Investigator
Colleague(s): J. Pinheiro, MD
$60,000
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
Present Member, American Medical Association
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Honors and Awards

  • AAP Perinatal Section Fellow District Representative 2009
  • ESPR Trainee Award 2010
  • PAS Young Investigator’s Award 2010
  • South Jersey Magazine Top Docs 2011
  • South Jersey Magazine Top Female Doc 2012
  • South Jersey Magazine Top Doc for Kids 2012
  • South Jersey Magazine Top Docs that Rock 2012
  • Excellence in Patient and Family Centered Care 2012
  • South Jersey Magazine Best Physicians of 2013
  • Certificate of Excellence (Above and Beyond) 2013
  • South Jersey Magazine Best Children’s Physicians: Peer-to-Peer 2013
  • 2014 Camden Scholars’ Forum Poster Contest 1st Place Winner, Senior author, Case Study Category
  • 2014 Camden Scholars’ Forum Poster Contest 1st Place Winner, Co-author, Clinical Research Category
  • 2014 South Jersey Magazine Top Children’s Physicians: Peer-to-Peer
  • 2015 SJ Magazine Top Doctors for Kids
  • 2016 Camden Scholars’ Forum Poster Contest 1st Place Winner, Senior author, Clinical Research Category and Overall
  • 2017 SJ Magazine Top Doctors for Kids: Patient Poll
  • 2017 SJ Magazine Top Female Doctors
  • 2017 Winner of Best oral presentation, Senior author, at Association of Physicians of Pakistani descent of North America conference 2017, Orlando, FL
  • 2018 SJ Magazine Top Docs for Kids
  • 2018 11th annual NeoForum Best Poster

Education

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MD, Ponce School of Medicine
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Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Fellowship, Albany Medical Center
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Post-Baccalaureate Studies of Medical Sciences, Harvard University
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Pediatrics, Resident, Stony Brook University Hospital
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