Nathalie L. Maitre, MD, PhD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Nathalie Maitre, MD, PhD, is a neonatologist and physician-scientist with a long-standing commitment to neurodevelopmental follow-up with passion for research impacting the long-term outcomes of NICU graduates. She is the Director of the NICU Follow-up Program and NICU Music Therapy Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital, and leads a diverse team of scientists, engineers, and therapists who believe strongly in the need to identify children at high-risk for disabilities as early as possible to optimize recovery after brain insults of the neonatal period. Dr. Maitre’s research program focuses on developing research-based strategies to maximize every child’s potential, followed by rapid translation to clinical practice.

  • Research emphasizes the development of objective and quantitative measures of neural function in infants and children to allow the rational design and testing of neuroprotective/habilitative strategies.
  • She has developed novel techniques to measure cortical processing of speech sound differentiation and tactile modalities in NICU patients and designed parental-speech based interventions to improve outcomes.
  • She is particularly interested in the sensory system of infants and children and how it can be harnessed to design new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.
  • Current NIH funded clinical trials of rehabilitation in preterm infants or infants with neonatal neural injury with cerebral palsy focus on mechanistically-driven and parent-supported sensory motor interventions.

APPLES Research Study

MIND Research Study

Patient Care
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
Academic and Clinical Areas

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 07/01/2015

Board Certifications
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Fellowship University of North Carolina Hospitals Date Completed: 08/31/2008
Residency Duke Children's Hospital and Health Center Date Completed: 08/31/2005
Medical School Medical University of South Carolina Date Completed: 05/17/2002
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Dr Maitre with patient and parent

Meet Dr. Maitre

Life After The NICU: Meet Dr. Nathalie Maitre, Neonatologist