Christina J. Valentine, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Christina J. Valentine, MD

Christina J. Valentine, MD

Neonatology
Physician Team

Contact Information

285 E State St
Ste 520
Columbus, OH 43215 [ map ]
PH: (614) 566-9683
FX: (614) 566-8046
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The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722.5152

Biography

Christina J. Valentine, MD, RD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health and a member of the Section of Neonatology and the Section of Ambulatory Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Valentine provides clinical coverage in the neonatal intensive care unit and is responsible for the development of neonatal nutrition protocols. She develops neonatal nutrition research tracks, and teaches nutrition-related topics to students, residents, nurses and faculty.

Gender:

  • Female

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Danish
  • Norwegian

Research Interests

Areas of Interest:

  • Dr. Valentine focuses her research on neonatal nutrition. She is studying early neurobiologic development in infants with chronic, life-threatening conditions; effects of early maternal condition and nutrition on infant growth and development. Her studies have shown that the first 24 hours of life is a crucial time for the administration of nutrition. Preterm infants, when provided amino acids immediately following birth showed significantly improved weight at discharge compared to preterm infants receiving amino acids later in their care. Dr. Valentine has also found that preterm infants receive little docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) during their stay in the neonatal intensive care unit and is investigating supplementing DHA to mothers to prevent prematurity-related outcomes.

Education and Training

Undergraduate School

  • Ball State University
    Date Completed: 06/30/1986

Graduate School

  • University of Florida
    Date Completed: 06/30/1988

Medical School

  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Date Completed: 05/25/1999

Internship

  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Date Completed: 06/30/2000

Residency

  • Baylor College of Medicine
    Date Completed: 10/22/2002

Fellowship

  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Date Completed: 02/28/2010

Department:

  • Pediatrics

Section:

  • Neonatology

Specialty:

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 06/01/2017

Professional Experience

2010–present

  • Assistant Professor, Section of Neonatology.  The Ohio State University, Department of Pediatrics, Columbus, OH.

2010–present

  • Principal Investigator, The Center for Clinical and Translational Research.  The Research Insitute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH.

2006–present

  • Medical Advisor.  Mother’s Milk Bank of Ohio, Columbus, OH.

2002–present

  • Medical Director, Neonatal Nutrition Services and Lactation Program.  Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH.

2002–2008

  • Clinical Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology.  The Ohio State University, Department of Pediatrics, Columbus, OH.

1992–1995

  • Instructor in Pediatrics, Section of Neonatology.  Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Houston, TX.

1990–1992

  • Neonatal Nutritionist, Section of Neonatology.  Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.

1989–1990

  • Neonatal Nutritionist,  Division of Neonatology.  University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

1988–1989

  • Clinical Dietitian.  The Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL.

1988–1989

  • Private Weight Management Consultant.  The Wellness Center at The Tampa General Hospital, Tampa,FL.

1985–1986

  • Obstetric Clinic Coordinator.  Ball Memorial Hospital, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.
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