Dalia M. Feltman MD, MA, FAAP

Dalia M. Feltman MD, MA, FAAP is a board-certified neonatologist at NorthShore University Health System Evanston Hospital north of Chicago. She co-founded their NICU’s Diversity and Health Equity Committee which works to encourage a culture of mutual respect and to address health disparities for NICU patients and families. Her fluency in Spanish allows her to appreciate the needs of parents who do not speak English. As a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, her teaching sessions focus on communicating effectively and compassionately with families. Dr. Feltman earned her Master of Arts degree in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola University Chicago’s Neiswanger Institute. Using this ethical “lens,” Dr. Feltman publishes bioethics research including book chapters and numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented at national academic conferences. Dr. Feltman is the founder and leader of the collaborative study group of researchers from over 15 U.S. training centers called Investigating Neonatal Decisions for Extremely Early Deliveries (INDEED). This group studies socioeconomic and medical maternal factors and delivery hospital characteristics with respect to resuscitation decisions for the earliest premature newborns to identify disparities and improve care. Dr. Feltman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is active in their Section on Bioethics as the Associate Editor of their newsletter, as well as a member of the sections of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Minority Health, Equity and Inclusion.

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