Faculty Profile: Cindy Klipfel, MD

Cindy Klipfel, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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Involved in the Best Fed Beginnings Quality Improvement Collaborative, Also working on the BABY Study through Tufts University working toward optimizing Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome treatment


I have been a Pediatric Attending Pediatrician for almost 15 years and have been caring for newborns at Women and Infants Hospital for the last 8 years. My areas of interests include Newborn Medicine, Resident and Medical Student education and breastfeeding. During my time at Women and Infants Hospital I have worked on legislation to support universal testing of all pregnant mothers to receive HIV screening in an effort to reduce newborn transmission of HIV. I am currently working toward our hospital attaining "Baby Friendly" designation in the support of evidence based practices for feeding newborns. Prior to my time at Women and Infants Hospital I worked as a General Pediatrician and Emergency Room Pediatric Provider.

Research Description

Working with Best Fed Beginnnigs to provide evidence based feeding practices to newborns, and with the BABY study toward optimizing our current medical management of NAS

Grants and Awards

Member Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society


Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

Funded Research

NIH funding for BABY study

Teaching Experience

I currently provide clinical education of medical students and residents during their newborn medicine rotation at Women and Infants Hospital.

Selected Publications

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