Betty Bernard, MD

CDF Medical Advisory Board Member

Among the first in sub-specialty of Pediatrics called Neonatology (Newborn Intensive Care), in 1969, have board certification #39. Proceeded to develop and improve care and diagnosis, thereby increasing survival of the sick newly born infant – both premature and full-term.

Interested in Metabolic needs of the infant by developing expertise in intravenous nutrition and lipids to maximize growth of both the neonatal brain and body. Supervised the nursery and education of the students, interns, residents, Fellows, and Nurse Practitioners in the care of the sick infants. Conducted clinical research in maternal fetal transfer of antibiotics, thyroid function and development, rhogam development and essential fatty acids.

Chairman of Infection Control for Women’s Hospital, Parenteral Nutrition for Pediatrics, Delivery Room, various teaching programs and lectures, and many other committees at both the LAC+USC Medical Center and USC Keck School of Medicine.

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University of Southern California
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Retired
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