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Jennifer Trzaski, MD


Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


BS, University of Connecticut, 1998
MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 2005

Pediatrics, University of Connecticut, 2005-2008

Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, 2008

Board Certifications

  • General Pediatrics, The American Board of Pediatrics (2008)
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, The American Board of Pediatrics (2012)
  • Faculty Appointment

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Dr. Trzaski is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics. She is board certified in both Pediatrics and Neonatology, and she is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. Dr. Trzaski serves as director of the fellowship training program in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine/Connecticut Children’s. She has always had an interest in medical education. She received the UCONN Neonatal Fellowship award for excellence in teaching. She developed a new fellowship educational series and is working on integrating simulation training into the fellowship curriculum. Dr. Trzaski is involved in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Organization of Neonatal Training Program Directors’ efforts to build a neonatal national curriculum. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, running and yoga.

    Selected Publications

    • Trzaski JM, Kiefer AS, Myers P, ONTPD Fellowship Directors Writing Group, Johnston LC. Essentials of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Part 7: Careers in Neonatal-         Perinatal Medicine. Journal of Perinatology. 2021.

    • Ford V, Hagadorn JI and Trzaski JM. Examining the Validity of Pediatric Resident Self-Assessment in the Delivery Room. American Journal of Perinatology. 2021.

    • Fabrizio V, Trzaski JM, Brownell EA, Esposito P, Lainwala S, Lussier MM, Hagadorn JI.       Individualized versus standard diet fortification for growth and development in preterm infants receiving human milk. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2020 Nov 23;11:CD013465.    doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD013465.pub2. PMID: 33226632.

    • Trzaski, JM. Inhaled Nitric Oxide. Organization of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program Directors’ National Neonatal Flipped Classroom Curriculum Program. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2019. MedEd On The Go – Neo Flip Classroom Respiratory – Inhaled Nitric Oxide

    • Hagadorn  JI, Quinn  GE, Gauthier  MF, Herbst  KW, Sink  DW, Trzaski  JM. Insulin‐like growth factor‐1 for the prevention or treatment of retinopathy of prematurity. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2018, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD013216. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD013216.

    • Hussain N, Schwenn J, Trzaski J, Pappagallo M. Stress Oximetry: Description of a test to determine readiness for discontinuing oxygen therapy in infant with chronic lung disease. Int J Pediatr. 2018 Sep 9;2018:8151678. doi: 10.1155/2018/8151678. eCollection 2018. PMID: 30271439

    • Hagadorn JI, Brownell EA, Trzaski JM, Johnson KR, Lainwala S, Campbell BT, Herbst KW. Trends and variation in management of patent ductus arteriosus in very low birth weight infants. Pediatric Research. 2016 Dec;80(6):785-792. PMID: 27509008

    • Trzaski JM and Moore JE. Gastrointestinal obstruction. In: Jain, L and Suresh GK, editors. Clinical Guidelines in Neonatology. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2019. P.387-418.

    • Hagadorn JI, Brownell EA, Herbst KW, Trzaski JM, Neff S, Campbell BT. Trends in treatment and in-hospital mortality for neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Journal of  Perinatology. 2015 Sep;35(9):748-54. PMID: 25950919

    • Ruiz TL, Trzaski JM, Sink DW, Hagadorn JI. Transcribed oxygen saturation vs oximeter recordings in very low birth weight infants. Journal of Perinatology. 2014 Feb;34(2):130-5. PMID: 24355939

    • Trzaski JM, Hagadorn JI, Hussain N, Schwenn J, Wittenzellner C. Predictors of successful discontinuation of supplemental oxygen in very low birth weight infants approaching NICU discharge. American Journal of Perinatology, 2012 Feb;29(2):79-86. PMID: 22131045

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