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Fernando Gonzalez, M.D.

Neonatologist

Dr. Fernando Gonzalez is a neonatologist at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. He specializes in the care of newborns with brain injury, premature infants and infants requiring extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or an artificial lung. Gonzalez's research focuses on neonatal brain injury, neonatal stroke, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, neurogenesis and stem cell plasticity.

He earned a medical degree at Brown University and completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a fellowship in neonatology at UCSF.

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Education

Brown University School of Medicine 2001

Residencies

Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Pediatrics 2004

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Neonatology 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Gonzalez FF, Larpthaveesarp A, McQuillen P, Derugin N, Wendland M, Spadafora R, Ferriero DM. Erythropoietin increases neurogenesis and oligodendrogliosis of subventricular zone precursor cells after neonatal stroke. Stroke. 2013 Mar; 44(3):753-8.
  2. Fang AY, Gonzalez FF, Sheldon RA, Ferriero DM. Effects of combination therapy using hypothermia and erythropoietin in a rat model of neonatal hypoxia-ischemia. Pediatr Res. 2013 Jan; 73(1):12-7.
  3. Wu YW, Bauer LA, Ballard RA, Ferriero DM, Glidden DV, Mayock DE, Chang T, Durand DJ, Song D, Bonifacio SL, Gonzalez FF, Glass HC, Juul SE. Erythropoietin for neuroprotection in neonatal encephalopathy: safety and pharmacokinetics. Pediatrics. 2012 Oct; 130(4):683-91.
  4. Gonzalez FF, Fang A, Ferriero DM. Is erythropoietin the answer? Pediatr Res. 2011 Jan; 69(1):2-3.
  5. Spadafora R, Gonzalez FF, Derugin N, Wendland M, Ferriero D, McQuillen P. Altered fate of subventricular zone progenitor cells and reduced neurogenesis following neonatal stroke. Dev Neurosci. 2010 Jul; 32(2):101-13.
  6. Gonzalez FF, Ferriero DM. Neuroprotection in the newborn infant. Clin Perinatol. 2009 Dec; 36(4):859-80, vii.
  7. Gonzalez FF, Abel R, Almli CR, Mu D, Wendland M, Ferriero DM. Erythropoietin sustains cognitive function and brain volume after neonatal stroke. Dev Neurosci. 2009; 31(5):403-11.
  8. Gonzalez FF, Ferriero DM. Therapeutics for neonatal brain injury. Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Oct; 120(1):43-53.
  9. Gonzalez FF, McQuillen P, Mu D, Chang Y, Wendland M, Vexler Z, Ferriero DM. Erythropoietin enhances long-term neuroprotection and neurogenesis in neonatal stroke. Dev Neurosci. 2007; 29(4-5):321-30.
  10. Gonzalez FF, Miller SP. Does perinatal asphyxia impair cognitive function without cerebral palsy? Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2006 Nov; 91(6):F454-9.

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