Edmund F. La Gamma is Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and is the Chief of the Division of Newborn Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics of the New York Medical College. He is The Director of The Regional Neonatal Center of the Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. He is also the Director of one of the largest Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Programs in the United States with 13 trainees. Dr. La Gamma is a practicing neonatologist and researcher who has authored about 100 peer-reviewed basic and clinical research reports and 25 chapters in textbooks on various aspects of neonatal disease, nutrition, infection and development of the nervous system.
Dr. La Gamma has received funding as the Principal Investigator from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, the March of Dimes Foundation, the Dysautonomia Foundation and from industry. He has published extensively in the areas of development of the nervous system, neonatal infections and in the use of cytokine growth factors to augment immune function in premature neonates. He presently holds two patents: one on gene therapy in the central nervous system and another in use of cytokines to treat neonatal infections. He has been on numerous "Best Doctor's" lists over many years.