Dr. Terrie E. Inder to lead newborn department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Dr. Terrie Inder/Courtesy photo

Dr. Terrie E. Inder will be chairwoman of the newly named Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Inder is a professor of pediatrics and neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She is director of the Washington University Neonatal Development Research team and of a research center focused on developmental disability that supports 50 investigators. She begins her new role at the Brigham Sept. 1.

The Brigham department has been renamed from the Division of Newborn Medicine to reflect expanded goals in clinical research and recruitment of investigators. The hospital press release outlined three specific areas for research of science and treatment options: neonatal neurology, pulmonary biology, and neonatal health.


Brigham President Dr. Betsy Nabel praised Inder for her research on treatment of brain injury in preterm and high-risk infants. “She is recognized among her peers and colleagues for her inclusive leadership style and commitment to training the next generation of physician scientist leaders,’’ Nabel said in a hospital press release.

Inder studied medicine at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, and was a fellow for three years in pediatric neurology at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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