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Estelle Blanche Gauda, M.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Professor of Pediatrics

Female

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410-955-5259

Main Location

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Titles

  • Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development
  • Professor of Pediatrics

Centers & Institutes

Departments

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5259

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-5259

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Carnegie 446D1
Baltimore, MD 21287 map

Expertise

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology

Research Interests

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

Biography

Dr. Estelle Gauda is professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her area of clinical expertise is neonatology. 

She serves as the senior associate dean for faculty development at the School of Medicine.

After receiving her medical degree from the University of Iowa College of Medicine, Dr. Gauda completed her residency in pediatrics at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital. She performed her fellowship in neonatology at the Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Gauda's areas of research include molecular and plasticity induced by early exposure to extremes of oxygen tension in newborns, treatment of opioid dependence in newborn infants, and respiratory control in premature infants. 

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, an associate member of the American Thoracic Society, and a member of the International Society for Arterial Chemoreception, the Society for Neuroscience, the Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Physiology Society. From 2006 to 2014, Dr. Gauda served as chair of the Associate Professor Promotions Committee for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

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    Additional Information

  • Education +

    Degrees

    • University Of Iowa College Of Medicine / MD; Medicine (1982)

    Residencies

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

    Fellowships

    • Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital-Case Western Reserve University / Neonatology (1988)

    Certifications

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

    Research Summary

    Dr. Gauda studies molecular and cellular plasticity induced by early exposure to the extremes of oxygen tension in newborn models, the treatment of opioid dependence in newborn infants, and respiratory control in premature infants.

    Clinical Trials:


    Clinical Trial Keywords: Cloniidine, opioid dependency, neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS)

    Selected Publications

    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

    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

  • Academic Affiliations & Courses +
  • Activities & Honors +

    Memberships

    • American Physiology Society
    • American Thoracic Society
      Associate Member
    • International Society for Arterial Chemoreception (ISAC)
    • Society for Neuroscience
    • Society for Pediatric Research
    • The American Academy of Pediatrics
      Fellow

    Professional Activities

    • Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2014
    • Chair, Associate Professor Promotions Committee, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2006 - 2014
  • Videos & Media +

    Videos

    Pain Medication Addiction and Withdrawal in Newborns, Part II

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