Dr. John Ciannella Named Associate Director of the Division of Neonatology

Published: January 26, 2018

STAMFORD, CT/January 26, 2018 – Stamford Health is pleased to announce thatHeadshot. Dr. John Ciannella, Neonatology, Stamford Health John Ciannella, MD, of Wilton has been named Associate Director of the Division of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics. In this new role, Dr. Ciannella is responsible for bringing physicians assistants and neonatal nurse practitioners into the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), a new initiative in the department, as well as overseeing the care and development of newborns, including immediate treatment of any medical emergencies should they arise during delivery.

“Dr. Ciannella’s expertise and specialized knowledge in evaluating and treating newborns, including the most high-risk situations, is an asset among our team of trained experts as well as the infants and families we care for each day,” said Gerald Rakos, MD, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Stamford Health. “Neonatology is incredibly important to both Stamford Health’s pediatric and obstetric programs, where our teams work constantly to ensure the highest quality of care. Dr. Ciannella brings a high level of training, leadership experience and has been an integral part of our division since day one.”

In 2011, Dr. Ciannella joined Stamford Health as a neonatologist after completing his residency in pediatrics and fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York, part of the Northwell Health System. Board-certified in both pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, Dr. Ciannella received his medical degree at St. George’s University School of Medicine – Grenada.

You can learn more by visiting Stamford Health’s pediatric services.


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Stamford Health is a not-for-profit healthcare system in lower Fairfield County. The system provides inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory services through Stamford Hospital, a 305-bed acute care tertiary hospital; Stamford Health Medical Group, a partnership of primary and specialty care physicians; Stamford Hospital Foundation; and a diverse and growing number of retail and ambulatory locations across the region. Stamford Health is a major teaching affiliate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Stamford Health’s Carl and Dorothy Bennett Cancer Center is a member of the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Care Collaborative. Stamford Hospital received Magnet® Designation for nursing excellence in 2016, and the Planetree Distinction Award for Leadership and Innovation in Patient-Centered Care in 2014. For more information, visit StamfordHealth.org. Like us on Facebook, connect on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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