Caring for our tiniest patients is a big job. In our Newborn Intensive Care Units (NICUs), board certified physicians specializing in neonatology along with other clinical and professional staff work together to provide the expert, compassionate care fragile infants and their families require. Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, our NICU teams are dedicated to the delicate physical, emotional, and developmental needs of premature and severely ill infants, some of whom weigh just over one pound.
Tammy Allen, RN, MSN, NNP-BC has extensive experience with infants as a bedside nurse, a clinical educator, and also on the maternal-child transport team. She is an instructor for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), STABLE (post-resuscitation/pre-transport stabilization care of sick newborns), and the STABLE cardiac module.
Tammy earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Utah and master's degree from the advanced practice neonatal nurse practitioner program at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Megan Ashline, NP is passionate about the field of neonatology and has special interest in skin care, nutrition, and family support.
Megan earned a master's degree in clinical nurse leadership from Sacred Heart University and a post masters certificate from the University of South Alabama as a neonatal nurse practitioner. She has many years of experience working as a RN in a Level 3 NICU and also has extensive neonatal transport experience.
Heather Endriss, NNP enjoys teaching and patient education at the bedside. She has interests in outreach education with simulation. She works with late- and pre-term infants and neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Heather earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Mesa State University and her master's degree in nursing from Duke University.
Gayle Gesswein, NP has extensive experience in neonatal nursing, including maternal-child transport. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from California State University, Bakersfield and her master’s degree in nursing, neonatal nurse practitioner from the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Before joining St. Luke’s, Gayle worked at Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Scott Knight, MD is associate medical director of St. Luke's Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), and specializes in neonatal-perinatal medicine and has extensive experience in the management of neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Dr. Knight served as assistant chief of the combined Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program at Tripler Army Medical Center and Kapiolani Medical Center. He was head of the neonatology section at Eastern Maine Medical Center, and Medical Director of Nurseries at King's Daughters Medical Center.
Yukiko Miura, MD is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has research interests in the effects of maternal nutrition of the fetal/neonatal gut microbiome.
Jamie Musgrove, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Emory University and her master's degree in nursing, neonatal nurse practitioner, from Baylor University School of Nursing.
Prior to her work as an NP, Jamie was a NICU nurse.
Declan O'Riordan, MD is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington.
Dr. O'Riordan has experience in pediatric emergency medicine and general pediatrics. His research interests include neonatal herpes simplex virus infections, perinatal brain injury, and intrauterine methamphetamine exposure.
Lena Pascual, DNP, RN, NNP-BC has years of experience in the neonatal intensive care unit and is nationally certified. She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Boise State University and her doctorate of nursing practice, neonatal nurse practitioner, from Arizona State University.
Janice Preuit, MSN, RNC-NIC, NNP-BC is experienced in neonatal nursing, clinical nurse education, nursing leadership, and is a nationally certified neonatal nurse practitioner. She is an instructor for the Neonatal Resuscitation Program and a lead instructor for S.T.A.B.L.E.
Janice earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Lewis Clark State College and her master's degree in nursing, neonatal nurse practitioner, from the University of Connecticut.
Phillissa Rozansky, RN, MSN, NNP-BC cares for newborn infants with long experience as a bedside nurse and educator, and more recently, a neonatal nurse practitioner. She is both a neonatal resuscitation program instructor as well as a STABLE instructor.
Phillissa earned her master's degree from Regis University.
Julieanne Schiefelbein, NP is a visiting specialist from Primary Children's Medical Center in Utah. She provides occasional support to the St. Luke's neonatology team in Boise.
Jennifer Shepard, MSN, APRN, NNP-BC earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of New Mexico and worked for many years as a NICU nurse before earning her master's degree in nursing, neonatal nurse practitioner, from the University of Alabama in Birmingham.
Scott A. Snyder, MD is a fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He serves as the medical director for St. Luke’s Neonatology. He also serves on the board of the Idaho Ronald McDonald House.
Dr. Snyder is the past president of the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and past chair of the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics for District VIII of the AAP.
Maria Tucker, RN, MSN, NNP-BC serves as clinical supervisor for St. Luke's neonatal nurse practitioners. She is experienced in newborn intensive care, caring for infants in the NICU and serving as an NICU educator. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from California State University, Hayward, and her master’s degree in nursing, neonatal nurse practitioner, from the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Timothy Ulrich, MD is board eligible in neonatal and perinatal medicine and has interests in neonatal hypotension and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) management.
Call us to make an appointment.
Call us to make an appointment.
This 4-week course will help you and your support companion prepare for your birth experience.
Are you pregnant with twins, triplets, or more?