Lisa Stellwagen
M.D., FAAP

Dr. Lisa Stellwagen is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego, Medical Center in the Division of Neonatology.  She is Medical Director of the Newborn Service and Lactation Medical Director of the Supporting Premature Infant Nutrition (SPIN) Program.  She is a Fellow of the Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.  Her previous experience working in both a community clinic and private pediatric practice and then directing the Level I and II Newborn Nurseries at Massachusetts General Hospital has given her a broad understanding of the issues in newborn care.  Dr. Stellwagen led the UCSD Baby Friendly Hospital team that resulted in certification by Baby Friendly USA in May of 2006.  Her interests in the normal newborn population include breastfeeding, the care of the Late Preterm Infant, Hyperbilirubinemia, Torticollis and issues of intrauterine constraint, car seat safety, and teaching pediatric residents the basics of newborn care.  The UCSD SPIN Program brings together lactation, dietary, OT/PT, NICU nurses and physicians in a multidisciplinary team to improve neonatal nutrition and human milk feeding in the NICU setting.  Her areas of interest within the SPIN program include maternal education regarding the importance of human milk, optimizing mother’s milk production, the safety and handling of human milk in the hospital, and improving breastfeeding success in the very low birthweight infant.