Jonathan L. Slaughter, MD :: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio

Jonathan L. Slaughter, MD, MPH

Jonathan L. Slaughter, MD, MPH

Center for Perinatal Research
Principal Investigator

Physician Team

Neonatology Fellowship

Contact Information

700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722-4530
FX: (614) 722-4541
The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205 [ map ]
PH: (614) 722.5728

Location Information for Patients

Main Campus


Jonathan L. Slaughter, MD, MPH is a principal investigator in the Center for Perinatal Research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University. Dr. Slaughter's patient centered research program focuses on neonatal comparative effectiveness research to determine which treatments work best for neonatal patients given specific clinical circumstances and patient demographics.

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  • Male

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Research Interests

Research Center:

Areas of Interest:

  • Neonatal Global Health
  • Newborn Screening
  • My research goal is to improve neonatal care through rigorous comparative effectiveness research that will evaluate the risks and benefits of medications that, despite limited evidence, are commonly used in the treatment of prematurity-related disorders. Such medications include diuretics, acid suppressants, antiepileptics, inhaled steroids, bronchodilators, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It is currently estimated that up to ninety percent of neonatal medication use is unapproved or off-label, and clinicians caring for infants must depend upon potentially dangerous extrapolations of adult trial findings. My patient-centered research aims to improve the outcomes of preterm infants by informing clinical practice decisions regarding medication administration.

Education and Training

Undergraduate School

  • Catawba College, Salisbury, North Carolina
    Date Completed: 06/30/2000

Medical School

  • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
    Date Completed: 05/17/2004


  • Medical University of South Carolina
    Date Completed: 06/30/2007


  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
    Date Completed: 06/30/2010

Graduate School

  • The Ohio State University
    Date Completed: 03/18/2012


  • Pediatrics


  • Neonatology


  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital:

  • 07/19/2010


  • Slaughter Jonathan L, Stenger Michael R, Reagan Patricia B, Jadcherla, Sudarshan R. 2014. Utilization of Inhaled Corticosteroids for Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.  PLOS ONE. Vol. 9, no. 9. (September): ee106838.
  • Slaughter Jonathan L, Stenger Michael R, Reagan Patricia B, Jadcherla, Sudarshan R. 2014. Inhaled Bronchodilator Use for Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia.  Journal of Perinatology. Vol. online, no. August: eonline.
  • Monangi,Nagendra; Slaughter,Jonathan,L; Dawodu,Adekunle; Smith,Carrie; Akinbi,Henry,T. 2014. Vitamin D status of early preterm infants and the effects of vitamin D intake during hospital stay.  Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition. Vol. 99, no. 2. (March): F166-8.
  • Jadcherla,Sudarshan,R; Slaughter,Jonathan,L; Stenger,Michael,R; Klebanoff,Mark; Kelleher,Kelly; Gardner,William. 2013. Practice Variance, Prevalence, and Economic Burden of Premature Infants Diagnosed With GERD.  Hospital pediatrics. Vol. 3, no. 4. (October): 335-341.
  • Slaughter,Jonathan,L; Stenger,Michael,R; Reagan,Patricia,B. 2013. Variation in the use of diuretic therapy for infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia.  Pediatrics. Vol. 131, no. 4. (April): 716-723.
  • Slaughter LA, Patel AD, Slaughter JL. 2013. Pharmacological Treatment of Neonatal Seizures: A Systematic Review.  Journal of Child Neurology. Vol. 28, no. 3. (January): 351-364.
  • Stenger MR, Slaughter JL, Kelleher K, et al. 2012. Hospital Variation in Nitric Oxide Use for Premature Infants.  Pediatrics. Vol. 129, no. 4. (March): e945-e951.
  • Slaughter, JL; Pakrashi,T; Jones,D,E; South,A,P; Shah,T,A. 2011. Echocardiographic detection of pulmonary hypertension in extremely low birth weight infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia requiring prolonged positive pressure ventilation.  Journal of Perinatology. Vol. 31, no. 10. (October): 635-640.
  • Slaughter,Jonathan,L; Meinzen-Derr,Jareen; Rose,Susan,R; Leslie,Nancy,D; Chandrasekar,Ram; Linard,Sharon,M; Akinbi,Henry,T. 2010. The Effects of Gestational Age and Birth Weight on False-Positive Newborn-Screening Rates.  Pediatrics. Vol. 126, no. 5. (November): 910-916.
  • Slaughter,Jonathan,L; Espinoza,Lesby; Molinero,Isaac; Wood,Tim,C; Duron,Carlos; Flores,Armando; Porter,Robyn; Tomashitis,Kathy; Holden,Kenton,R. 2010. Utilization of Blood Spot Testing for Metabolic-Genetic Disorders in Honduras: Is it Time for Newborn Screening?.  Journal of Child Neurology. Vol. 25, no. 3. (March): 306-311.
  • Slaughter,Jonathan; Annibale,David; Suresh,Gautham. 2009. False-negative results of pre-discharge neonatal bilirubin screening to predict severe hyperbilirubinemia: a need for caution.  European Journal of Pediatrics. Vol. 168, no. 12. (December): 1461-1466.
  • Slaughter J, Annibale D, Suresh G. False-negative results of pre-discharge neonatal bilirubin screening to predict severe hyperbilirubinemia: a need for caution. Eur J Pediatr. 2009;168(12):1461-1466. PubMed ID: 19255782
  • Slaughter JL, Espinoza L, Molinero I, Wood T, Duron C, Flores A, Porter R, Tomashitis K, Holden KR. Utilization of blood-spot testing for metabolic-genetic disorders in Honduras: Is it time for newborn screening? J Child Neurol. 2010; 25(3): 306-311. PubMed ID: 19850562
  • Slaughter JL, Meinzen-Derr J, Rose SR, Leslie ND, Chandrasekar R, Linard SM, Akinbi HT. The Effects of Gestation and Birth Weight on False-Positive Newborn Screening Rates. Pediatrics. 2010; 126(5): 910-916. PubMed ID: 20974783
  • Stenger MR, Slaughter JL, Kelleher K, Shepherd EG, Klebanoff MA, Reagan P, Nelin LD, Gardner W. Hospital variation in nitric oxide use for premature infants. Pediatrics. 2012; 129: e945-e951.
  • Slaughter JL, Pakrashi T, Jones DE, South AP, Shah TA. Echocardiographic Detection of Pulmonary Hypertension in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Requiring Prolonged Positive Pressure Ventilation. J Perinatol. 2011;31: 635-640. PubMed ID: 21311503
  • Slaughter JL, Moss LE. Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Spontaneous Intestinal Perforation. In Neonatology: Text and Atlas. Edited by Stevenson DK, Sunshine P, Cohen RS, Van Meurs K.
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