Abeer A. Azzuqa, MD

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Clinical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Associate Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs and Telehealth, Department of Pediatrics
  • Medical Director, UPMC APP Neonatal Fellowship Program

Abeer Azzuqa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She received her medical degree from Jordan University of Science and Technology and completed her Neonatal-Perinatal fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Azzuqa serves as the Clinical Director of the NICU at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. In her role, she provides oversight of the entire breadth of clinical activities in the NICU. Azzuqa has been instrumental in establishing the neonatal telemedicine program for the UPMC Division of Newborn Medicine. She also serves as the Medical Director of the UPMC APP Neonatology Fellowship Program. In addition to her clinical and administrative duties, Azzuqa is involved in all aspects of the Division of Newborn Medicine’s educational activities. Her research interests include digital health innovations, neonatal nutrition, and neonatal hyperbilirubinemia.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • Jordanian Medical Association, 1998-Present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Member, 2002-2009
    • Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, 2008-Present
    • Fellow Member (FAAP), 2009-Present
    • Section on Telehealth, 2016-Present
    • Section on Breastfeeding, 2016-Present
  • Academic Pediatric Association, 2016-Present

Education & Training

  • MBBS, Jordan University of Science and Technology, 1998
  • Transitional Year, Al-Basheer Hospital (Amman, Jordan), 1997-1998
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Jordan University Hospital, 1998-2002
  • Residency in Pediatrics, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital, 2002-2003
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Mercy Hospital, 2003-2004
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2004-2005
  • Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 2005-2008

Academic and Research Interests

  • Neonatology
  • Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia
  • Telehealth
  • Neonatal Nutrition
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Quality Improvement
  • Breastfeeding in the NICU
  • Digital health innovations