Christine Gleason, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific Street
Box 356320
Seattle, Washington, 98195
Work Phone:  206-543-3200
Work Fax:  206-543-8926

Fellowship Profile

Fellowship Year:  (2016-2017)
Discipline / Profession:
Pediatric Neonatalogy/Perinatalogy


Christine Gleason is a neonatologist, professor of pediatrics, and adjunct professor of global health at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital. She previously served as academic director of the division of neonatology, which is dedicated to improving the outcomes of pregnancy through research, education, and clinical care for critically ill newborns. Her research focuses on the effects of drugs such as alcohol and narcotics on the developing brain. Gleason is currently participating in a new multidisciplinary International Neonatal Consortium, which is dedicated to the development and labeling of medications for neonates. In addition to research, teaching, and clinical practice in the neonatal intensive care unit, she has served as neonatal consultant to the March of Dimes Foundation, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Pediatric Society, member and chair of the neonatology sub-board of the American Board of Pediatrics, and co-editor of the neonatology textbook Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn. She writes and lectures extensively and is the author of a memoir, Almost Home: Stories of Hope and the Human Spirit in the Neonatal ICU. Gleason received a BS from Brown University and an MD from the University of Rochester. She completed pediatric residency training at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Case Western Reserve University, and neonatal fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco/Mt. Zion Hospital. Prior to her faculty appointment at the University of Washington, she was a member of the faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and served as director of the division of neonatology at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center in Baltimore.

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