Michael K. Georgieff, MD

Executive Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Michael K. Georgieff

Contact Info

georg001@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-0644

Office Address:
Pediatrics, Neonatology
6th Floor East Building
MB630
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Pediatrics, Neonatology
6th Floor East Building
8952B
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Executive Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Director and Faculty Member, Division of Neonatology

Director, Center for Neurobehavioral Development

Institute of Child Development


Neonatologist


MD, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Residency in Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship in Neonatology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

Summary

Michael K. Georgieff, MD, holds the position of the Martin Lenz Harrison Land Grant Chair in Pediatrics. He is a Professor of Pediatrics and Child Psychology, the Director of the Division of Neonatology, the Executive Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and the Director of the Center for Neurobehavioral Development. He received his MD from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He served his internship, residency and neonatal fellowship at the The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a fellowship in neonatology at the University of Minnesota. In addition to attending on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Dr. Georgieff is Director of the NICU Follow-up Program. Dr. Georgieff’s research focuses on fetal/neonatal nutrition and brain development, specifically on the effect of early life iron nutrition and neurocognitive function. He has been continuously funded in this field by the National Institutes of Health for 25 years and has published over 225 scientific articles. He advises the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Institutes of Health and UNICEF on nutrition and early child development.

Awards & Recognition

  • Castle Connolly “Top Doctor”
  • Minneapolis - St. Paul “Top Doctors” (2011, 2013-2018)
  • Best Doctors in America (2011-2017)
  • Minnesota Monthly “Top Doctors” (2017)
  • Carole J Bland Faculty Mentor Award, School of Medicine, University of Minnesota (2016)
  • John Curran Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida (2015)
  • Mentor of the Year, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2015)
  • Samuel J Fomon, Nutrition Award, American Academy of Pediatrics (2014)
  • Founders Award, Midwest Society for Pediatric Research (2010)
  • Peter Auld Distinguished Visiting Professor, Cornell University (2010)
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, Washington University Medical School (2009)
  • Pfizer Visiting Professor, State University of New York-Downstate Medical Center (2001)
  • Department of Pediatrics Outstanding Faculty Educator, University of Minnesota (1987, 1991)

Clinical

Specialties

  • Neonatal (NICU) Unit and Follow-Up Care
  • Neonatology
  • Pediatrics

Clinics

Pediatric Specialty Care-Explorer Clinic

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 

Clinical Interests

Iron and infant development; Maternal-fetal medicine; Neonatology; Perinatal iron metabolism