Dr. Eduardo Bancalari is the Project Newborn Professor of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director Division of Neonatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Chief Newborn Service at Jackson Memorial Hospital. He is a graduate from the University of Chile where he completed his training in pediatrics and respiratory physiology and joined the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami in 1971.
He has served in numerous professional organizations including American Board of Pediatrics and Sub-Board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and has been a member of numerous national committees, including Maternal and Child Health Research Committee, NICHD and NHLBI External Advisory Committees. Dr. Bancalari is a member of many national and international societies, including Society for Pediatric Research, European Society for Pediatric Research, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Pediatric Society and the American Thoracic Society. Dr. Bancalari is Associate Editor for the Journal of Perinatal Medicine and sits on a number of editorial boards, including Neonatology, Revista Chilena de Pediatria and Jornal de Pediatria.
Dr. Bancalari has received several national and international awards including the Career Achievement Research Award, University of Miami/School of Medicine, the Project Newborn Distinguished Chair in Neonatology, the Duane Alexander Award for Academic Leadership in Perinatal Medicine and the Erich Saling Award in recognition for outstanding contributions to the field of Perinatology. He is the author or co-author of more than 300 papers and book chapters in the areas of neonatal respiratory physiology, lung injury and respiratory care. He is the editor of The Newborn Lung published by Elsevier. Dr. Bancalari is the recipient of the 2003 Virginia Apgar Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Dr. Bancalari and his collaborators have developed one of the most prestigious neonatal programs in the USA based at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he has trained more than 100 neonatologists who now practice in different countries around the world. Through his continuous and active participation in educational activities around the continent, Dr Bancalari has made major contributions to the improvement of neonatal care in developing countries in Latin America. He is a most worthy Legend of Neonatology.