Janet Lioy

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Janet Lioy, M.D.,FAAP, is currently Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Director of Neonatal Outreach Program at CHOP.

After graduating from Rutgers University-College of Nursing, Janet worked exclusively in neonatal intensive care nurseries in both PA and NJ. Determined to from the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and was accepted at CHOP for pediatric residency. She completed this residency and was accepted into CHOP’s accelerated neonatology fellowship. After graduation, Dr. Lioy returned to community neonatology as attending physician at West Jersey Hospital on Voorhees, NJ while maintaining her academic appointment and clinical rotation at CHOP.

In 1999, Dr. Lioy returned to CHOP full-time and developed the first Neonatal Outreach Program. Since that time she has devoted her career to promoting neonatal outreach, a program that has had an enormous impact on access to high level intensive care for all premature and sick neonates in the Delaware Valley.She currently teaches at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania and is a highly regarded mentor having received the Division of Neonatology Istvan Seri Faculty Teaching Award. Her professional efforts have also been recognized with numerous other awards, most recently the 2010Children’s Hospital Joanne Decker Work Life Balance Mentor Award. Dr. Lioy also serves as attending physician in neonatal intensive care unit at CHOP and The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

In 2013, she was the recipient of the prestigious CHOP Master Clinician Award given to those who excel in multidisciplinary collaboration, clinical teaching and community outreach. This award spans a 2 yr cycle and allows for funds used in clinical research and projects specific to the interest of the candidate.

She has created numerous neonatal programs including the Neonatal Airway Program of which she is the medical director. Dr. Lioy also has a very strong involvement in airway safety in the CHOP N/IICU and conducts weekly rounds on all the critical airway patients with the ENT team and runs a QI project looking at tracheostomy safety in the CHOP N/IICU.

She and Dr. Steve Sobol, (CHOP Airway ENT physician) are awaiting the publication of a one of a kind book entitled: Disorders of the Neonatal Airway: Fundamentals for Practice, 2015. In Press and ready for distribution soon. Dr. Lioy has been a leader and champion for airway safety creating the first Emergency Airway Program in the area and has lectured on this topic at institutions such as Sick Children’s in Toronto, Canada.

Research Interests:

Currently, her research interests focus on Neonatal-Infant airway issues such as Outcomes and Follow-Up in Infants Undergoing Tracheostomy under 1 year. She is currently conducting a comprehensive 12 year retrospective review of all tracheostomy patients at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and has published a paper in the International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and is currently presenting multiple abstracts on this study data. She has also had a one of a kind Airway workshop accepted at the Pediatric Academic Society, (PAS), in San Diego, CA this April, 2015 where she will be working with a multidisciplinary team using simulations with state of the art airway equipment for the management of difficult and critical airways.

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