Dr. Eduardo Bancalari is the Project Newborn Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director Division of Neonatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Chief Newborn Service at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Chile where he completed his training in pediatrics and respiratory physiology and joined the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami in 1971.
He has served in numerous professional organizations including the American Board of Pediatrics and Sub-Board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and has been a member of numerous national committees, including Maternal and Child Health Research Committee, NICHD and NHLBI External Advisory Committees. Dr. Bancalari is a member of many national and international societies, including Society for Pediatric Research, European Society for Pediatric Research, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Pediatric Society and the American Thoracic Society.
Dr. Bancalari has received several national and international awards including the Career Achievement Research Award, University of Miami/School of Medicine, the Project Newborn Distinguished Chair in Neonatology, the Duane Alexander Award for Academic Leadership in Perinatal Medicine and the Erich Saling Award in recognition for outstanding contributions to the field of Perinatology. He is the author or co-author of more than 300 papers and book chapters in the areas of neonatal respiratory physiology, lung injury and respiratory care. He is the editor of The Newborn Lung published by Elsevier. Dr. Bancalari is the recipient of the 2003 Virginia Apgar Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics.