Gustave Falciglia MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL

Gustave Falciglia, MD, MSCI, MSHQPS is an attending neonatologist and an assistant professor of neonatology at Northwestern University and the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. When he is not caring for infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), he works to improve clinical care through clinical research and quality improvement. His recent efforts have explored the non-clinical factors associated with nutrition delivery in preterm infants including provider variation and the low prevalence of clinical decision support systems across North America to calculate nutrition intake. Clinical decision support systems provide clinicians with the right data on the right patient at the right time and these are lacking with regard to nutrition delivery. His research hypotheses are that clinicians in the NICU lack accurate, timely data on nutrition intake to monitor and ensure adequate nutrition delivery and are uncertain about the individual association between nutrition intake and growth for each infant. Practically, his work addresses the questions" "What nutrition has my infant received and how has this nutrition affected growth?". He has also helped to manage quality improvement at the Lurie Children's Hospital NICU including ensuring peri-operative euthermia for infants undergoing surgery in the operating room.