Department of Pediatrics
Columbia University, USA
Veniamin Ratner, MD graduated from Donetsk State Medical University, Ukraine and then completed residency in Pediatric Surgery. After 7 years practicing as pediatric surgeon at the Zhitomir Children’s Hospital, Ukraine, he completed residency in Pediatrics at Nassau Medical University, NY, USA. Subsequently, he completed fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Columbia University, NY, USA. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Neonatology. At the present, he is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the Columbia University and an Attending Neonatologist at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York. Dr. Ratner’s research is focused on the animal modeling of neonatal chronic lung disease and role of cellular bioenergetics in mechanisms of the lung development and injury. He published his work nationally and internationally. Dr. Ratner’s research is supported by NIH award.
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia; hyperoxia and ventilator- induced lung injury; role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the development of lung injury; neonatal intermittent hypoxia-hyperoxia and abnormal lung and brain development