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John F. Ciannella

John F. Ciannella, MD

Director of Division of Neonatology


  • Primary Location

    Stamford Health

    One Hospital Plaza Pediatric Department Stamford, CT 06902

    Main: 203-276-7083
    Fax: 203-276-7363

About Me

John F. Ciannella, MD, is a fellowship-trained and board-certified neonatologist who since 2008 cares for newborn infants and those who are premature or diagnosed with complex medical and rare conditions and those who are critically ill.

Dr. Ciannella oversees the care and development of newborns and premature babies, diagnosing congenital conditions such as airway birth defects, kidney defects, lung development conditions and other complex conditions. He utilizes advanced technologies and new pharmaceutical therapies to improve survival and quality of life. Dr. Ciannella also treats neonatal emergencies that arise either during or after birth and those who are transported to the hospital or transferred from other hospitals. He is an expert in treating the most-high risk, complex newborns, including those born premature. Dr. Ciannella is committed to excellence in patient and family-centered care and is compassionate about each patient he serves – providing comfort and support at an extremely stressful time.

As Director of neonatology, Dr. Ciannella led an initiative to include more physician assistants and neonatal nurse practitioners within the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) team. This expanded team allows newborns to receive comprehensive, coordinated care by a team of experts trained in numerous specialties.

During his free time, Dr. Ciannella enjoys staying active through sports, exercise and outdoor activities with his family and friends.



Special Interests

Education and Simulation train


  • Neonatology


Medical School

St. George's University


North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System


North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System

Board Certifications

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

If you are in need of emergency care, call 911.

The majority of the physicians on the Stamford Hospital Medical Staff are not employees or agents of the Hospital. They are independent practitioners who have been granted the privilege of using the Hospital's facilities for the care and treatment of their patients. This includes, but is not limited to, emergency department physicians, anesthesiologists, radiologists, surgeons, cardiologists, obstetricians, pathologists and other consultants who may treat patients.

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