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Jeffrey S. Gerdes, MD

Jeffrey S. Gerdes, MD Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Provider

Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Hospital

Dr. Gerdes is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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About Dr. Jeffrey S. Gerdes

Recognized by Best Doctors in America - 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neonatology and Newborn Services

Programs & Centers:

  • Neonatology Program (Intensive Care Nursery)

Board Certification:

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1985
  • Pediatrics, 1982

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Dartmouth Medical School
Residency: Children's Hospital of Boston
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

AAP/AHA Neonatal Resuscitation Course Instructor, National American Academy of Pediatrics, National American Academy of Pediatrics, National American Pediatric Society, National American Thoracic Society, National Data & Safety Monitoring Board, ESRS Trial, Vermont Oxford Neonatal Network, National Delaware Valley Health Care Council Task Force on the Crisis in Obstetric Service, Local Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, National Fetal Management of Myelomeningocele Study Oversight Committee, National Guest Expert Discussant, Hot Topics in Neonatology, Washington, DC (Dec), National Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial of Heat Loss Prevention in the Delivery Room, University of Toronto, National National Perinatal Association, National National Publication Committee, National Newborn Screening Technical Advisory Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Local NIH General Clinical Research Center Review Committee, National Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local Pennsylvania Perinatal Association, Local Philadelphia Perinatal Society, Local Philadelphia Perinatal Society, Local Society for Pediatric Research, National State Health Plan Task Force for Neonatal Intensive Care, Local Steering Committee, Aquaphor Skin Study, Vermont Oxford Neonatal Network, National Steering Committee, Validation of SNAP II Score, Vermont Oxford Network, National Thrasher Fund, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Gerdes is employed by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Edwards W and the Neonatal Skin Care Study Group (Gerdes JS, Principal Investigator, Pennsylvania Hospital and Study Steering Committee member): The effect of prophylactic ointment therapy on nosocomial sepsis rates and skin integrity in infants of birth weight 501-1000 grams Pediatrics 113 : 1195-1203,2004.

Gerdes JS: Diagnosis and management of bacterial infection in the neonate Pediatric Clinics of North America 51 (4): 939-959,2004.

Ludmir J, Sehdev H, Robertson P, Fisher L, Gerdes J, Abbasi S: The time interval from antenatal steroid exposure to delivery does not affect neonatal outcome in less than 1500 gm infants Presented at the Annual Meeting for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, New Orleans, LA : 2004.

Sehdev HM, Abbasi S, Marchiano DA, Gerdes JS, Ludmir J: Expectant management of patients with severe preeclampsia less than 32 weeks gestation does not appear to improve neonatal outcome Presented at the Society for Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting, Houston, TX : 2004.

Melnychuck J, Samimi S, Abbasi S, Agrons G, Gerdes JS: Cerebral artery resistive indices in neonates with cerebral insults Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Pediatr Res 55 : 416A,2004.

Abbasi S, Ludmir J, Fisher L, Sivieri EM, Gerdes JS: Duration of the interval from antenatal steroid exposure to delivery does not affect neonatal outcome in premature infants Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies, San Francisco, CA. Pediatr Res 55 : 479A,2004.

Abbasi S, Sivieri EM, Gerdes JS: A comparison of surface electrogastrography (EGG) and gastric manometry in preterm neonates Pediatr Res 55 : 532A,2004.

Abbasi S, Finnegan K, Mancini T, Gerdes JS: Neurodevelopmental outcome of infants born to mothers with severe preeclampsia Pediatr Res 55 : 532A,2004.

Abbasi S, Ludmir J, Dalin C, Fisher L, Sivieri EM, Gerdes JS: The outcome of pregnancies complicated by severe preeclampsia Pediatr Res 55 : 532A,2004.

Abbasi S, Gerdes JS, Sehdev HM, Samimi SS, Ludmir J: Neonatal outcome after exposure to indomethacin in utero: A retrospective case cohort study Am J Obstet and Gynecol 189 (3): 782-785,2003.

Academic Contact Info

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 267-426-7234
Fax: 590-4267
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)