Neonatology Consultants Howard J. Birenbaum, M.D.
Neonatology ConsultantsHoward J. Birenbaum, M.D. 

Howard J. Birenbaum, MD

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Dr. Birenbaum is a board-certified neonatologist with over 35 years of clinical, administrative, and academic experience. Often voted as a 'Top Doc' by Baltimore Magazine, he has directed two tertiary level neonatal intensive care units in Baltimore.  He served as President of the Maryland Chapter, and also served as Chair of its Committee on Fetus and Newborn and is active in the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems (MIEMSS) Perinatal Advisory Committee.
He has provided expert legal review for both defense and plaintiff attorneys, and is available for review of medical records.
Dr. Birenbaum's interests include quality improvement activities including the implementation and use of bubble CPAP, prevention of chronic lung disease, neonatal hypoglycemia, neonatal sepsis and neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis.
A sample of recent publications is listed below:

Birenbaum HJ, Pfoh ER, Helou S, Pane MA, et. al: Chronic Lung Disease in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: Persistence and Improvement of a Quality Improvement Process in a Tertiary Level Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. J Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2016; 187-194.


Birenbaum HJ and Bailey CL. Improving Clinical Outcomes in NICUs Utilizing Statewide Reports and Surveys. E-PAS2016:1539.772.


Birenbaum HJ, Pane M, Helou S, Larsen M, et. al: Reducing Alarm Fatigue in NICU: A Pilot Project. E-PAS 2016:1539.773.


Helou S, Birenbaum HJ, Blue D, et. al: The Velcro Mustache: A Potential Barrier to Effective Bag and Mask Ventilation in Neonates on Nasal CPAP: Two Case Reports. Respir Care 2011;56:1040-1042.


Birenbaum, HJ, Dentry  A, Cirelli J, et. al; Reduction in the Incidence of Chronic Lung Disease in Very Low Birth Weight Infants:  Results of a Quality Improvement Process in a Tertiary Level NICU. Pediatrics 2009;123:44-50.

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