Joana Silva Machry, M.D.

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Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital – Neonatology

501 6th Avenue South
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Phone: 727-767-4313 | Fax: 727-767-4391


Joana Machry, M.D., FAAP, specializes in newborn medicine at the Johns Hopkins All Children's Maternal, Fetal & Neonatal Institute. She serves as the program director for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program and is an assistant professor in pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Machry received Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Awards for Clinical Collaboration and Teamwork for leading the NICU Pulmonary Taskforce in 2017 and the Tracheostomy Team in 2022.

Dr. Machry received a Department of Pediatrics Teaching Excellence Award as a resident at Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where she completed her pediatric residency and fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Her clinical expertise and research interests include exploring optimal practices in newborn respiratory support and care, management of the most complex cases of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia with focus on neurodevelopmental outcomes, and innovation in medical education. In addition to leading the NICU Pulmonary Taskforce, she also leads the NICU Multidisciplinary Tracheostomy Team. more



  • MD; Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (2002)


  • Pediatrics; Hospital Infantil Joana de Gusmao (2003)
  • Pediatrics; Jackson Memorial Hospital (2006)


  • Neonatology; Jackson Memorial Hospital (2009)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine) (2010)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics - General) (2006)

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Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Pediatric patients evacuated from Fort Myers hospital now being treated in St. Petersburg, WTSP -TV (October 6, 2022)


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Inclusion of a certain health plan on the list below does not guarantee that all services, locations or physicians are covered by your insurance company. Benefit plan design, credentialing and network criteria may limit coverage. The acceptance of certain plains may change occasionally and this page may not be immediately updated.

  • Simply Healthcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Humana (Medicaid)
  • Sunshine State/Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Aetna (Commercial)
  • Vivida Health
  • Cigna Health Care (Commercial)
  • Molina (Medicaid)
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Magellan Complete Care (Medicaid)
  • TriCare-HMHS (Commercial)
  • Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids&CMS)
  • Gulf Coast Provider Network (Commercial)
  • United (Commercial)
  • Avmed (Commercial)
  • Multiplan (Commercial)
  • BCBS FL (Commercial)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Humana Commercial
  • WPS TriCare East (Commercial)
  • Evolutions (Commercial)
  • Aetna Better Health (Medicaid)

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