Fernando Gonzalez, MD


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.

Academic Title

Associate Professor

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Brown University School of Medicine 2001


Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Pediatrics 2004


UCSF Medical Center, Neonatology 2007

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Larpthaveesarp A, Gonzalez FF. Transient Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion Model of Neonatal Stroke in P10 Rats. J Vis Exp. 2017 04 21; (122).
  2. Wu YW, Mathur AM, Chang T, McKinstry RC, Mulkey SB, Mayock DE, Van Meurs KP, Rogers EE, Gonzalez FF, Comstock BA, Juul SE, Msall ME, Bonifacio SL, Glass HC, Massaro AN, Dong L, Tan KW, Heagerty PJ, Ballard RA. High-Dose Erythropoietin and Hypothermia for Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy: A Phase II Trial. Pediatrics. 2016 Jun; 137(6).
  3. Larpthaveesarp A, Georgevits M, Ferriero DM, Gonzalez FF. Delayed erythropoietin therapy improves histological and behavioral outcomes after transient neonatal stroke. Neurobiol Dis. 2016 09; 93:57-63.

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