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Edward Earle Lawson, M.D.

Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics


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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

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  • Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
  • Professor of Pediatrics

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The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Appointment Phone: 410-955-5259

600 N. Wolfe Street
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-4574



Research Interests

Neurophysiology of respiratory control in newborns


Dr. Edward Lawson is a professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His area of clinical expertise is neonatology. 

He is director of the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and vice chair of the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Lawson is the Josephine S. Sutland Professor in Newborn Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. 

A noted expert in the neurophysiology of respiratory control in newborns, he has been a leader in transforming the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center NICU, increasing its number of beds to 45, and integrating the Bayview Medical Center NICU and Hopkins Children’s Center’s into a single operation. 

After receiving his undergraduate degree from Harvard, Dr. Lawson earned his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He returned to Harvard to complete his residency in pediatrics and perform a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Lawson joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1999. Prior to this, he was vice chair of the department of pediatrics and chief of the Division of Neonatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Lawson’s research focuses on the neurophysiology of respiratory control in newborns. more

    Additional Information

  • Education +


    • Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine / MD (1972)


    • Children's Hospital / Pediatrics (1975)


    • Children's Hospital / Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (1978)


    • American Board of Pediatrics / Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (1977, 1997)
    • American Board of Pediatrics / Pediatrics (1977, 1990)
  • Research & Publications +

    Research Summary

    Dr. Lawson is a noted expert in the neurophysiology of respiratory control in newborns.

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