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Estelle Blanche Gauda, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
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  • Professor of Pediatrics


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology

Research Interests

Molecular and Cellular plasticity induced by early exposure to the extremes of oxygen tension in newborn models; Treatment of opioid dependence in newborn infants; Respiratory Control in Premature Infants.


  • English


Fellow, The American Academy of Pediatrics
Associate Member, American Thoracic Society
International Society for Arterial Chemoreception (ISAC)

Society for Neuroscience
Society for Pediatric Research
American Physiology Society

Clinical Trial Keywords

  • Cloniidine, opioid dependency, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)

Additional Resources

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  • Education +


    • University Of Iowa College Of Medicine (Iowa City IA) (1982)


    • St Louis Children's Hospital / Pediatrics (St Louis MO) (1985)


    • Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital / Neonatology (Cleveland OH) (1988)


    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (1987)
    • Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics / Neonatal (1987)
  • Research & Publications +

    Selected Publications

    Selected Publications:
    Review Articles
    Gauda EB, McLemore GL, Tolosa J, Marston-Nelson J, Kwak D. Maturation of peripheral arterial chemoreceptors in relation to neonatal apnoea. Semin Neonatol. 2004; 9(3):181-94.

    Richardson KA, Yohay AJ, Gauda EB, McLemore GL. Neonatal Animal Models of Opioid Withdrawal. ILAR Journal 2006; 47(1):39-48

    Gauda EB, Nunez J Cristofalo E. Peripheral Arterial Chemoreceptors and Sudden Infant Syndrome: Respiratory Neurobiology 2007 Jul 1;157(1):162-70
    Selected Articles:
    Alexander G. Agthe, M.D, George R. Kim,M.D., Kay B Mathias, NNP, Craig W. Hendrix, M.D., Lauren Jansson,M.D., Tamorah R Lewis M.D., Myron Yaster, M.D. and Estelle B Gauda, M.D. Clonidine as an Adjunct Therapy to Opioids for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2009 May;123(5):e849-56.

    Raul Chavez-Valdez , Marsha Wills-Karp , Elizabeth A. Cristofalo , Rajni Ahlawat, Amy Nathan and Estelle B. Gauda. Caffeine modulates TNF-α production by cord blood monocytes: the role of adenosine receptors. Pediatr Res. 2009 65(2):203-8.

    Gauda EB, Cooper R, Johnson SM, McLemore GL, Marshall C. Autonomic microganglion cells: a source of acetylcholine in the rat carotid body. J Appl Physiol. 2004; 96(1):384-91

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    The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    600 N. Wolfe Street
    Hospital Main Entrance - Sheikh Zayed Tower
    Baltimore, MD 21287
    Phone: 410-955-5259
    Appointment Phone: 410-955-5259
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    • Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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