Hello friends!

We are very excited to welcome to the show Dr. Monica Arroyo to the podcast. She is a neonatal neurologist working in South Florida. She talks to us this week about her work as a neonatal neurologist, the art of being a consultant in the NICU and life after loss. Dr. Arroyo excels in her ability to interact with families of neonates with neurological injury, a population she follows up well after the nicu discharge. In this episode Dr. Arroyo gives us a multitude of advice that we can all take to the bedside no matter which role we hold in the care team. Enjoy!

Bio: Dr. Monica Arroyo is an attending Neonatal Neurologist at Joe di Maggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood, Florida. Prior to this position she completed a Pediatric Neurology residency and subsequently a fellowship in Fetal and Neonatal Neurology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2018 after graduating from medical school from the University of Puerto Rico. In her current position she has started a Neonatal Neurology service, fetal consultation service and a high risk clinic for NICU follow up since her arrival to the institution. Her mission is to accompany the parents in the “journey” of an unexpected neonatal brain injury. She is an advocate for optimizing continuity of care between the hospital and home and creating safe medical homes for children with complex needs.  Dr. Arroyo is also interested in parent mental health and support and looking for ways to improve the NICU experience, as she herself is a NICU mother who lost her child to complications of prematurity.


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