Dr. Edmund F. La Gamma is Professor of Pediatrics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the New York Medical College. He is the Chief of the Division of Newborn Medicine and is the Director of the 49-bed Regional Neonatal Center of the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. His Division has the 3rd largest fellowship program in America with a 98% board pass rate since 1999. Dr. La Gamma was an elected member of the Council of the Society for Pediatric Research; is the past President of the New York Perinatal Society; a former Secretary of the Easter SPR as well as elected their “Mentor of the Year 2015” and is the recipient of grants from the NIH, NSF, March of Dimes, Dysautonomia Foundation, American Heart Association and industry. He has been on various regional and national “Best Doctors” lists for over 20 years. He has served on multiple NIH Study Sections. Dr. La Gamma has published over 145 peer-reviewed reports on basic science and clinical research and authored over 25 invited chapters. He holds two patents on clinically relevant research and is a consultant to industry. In 2023, he received the NYMC School of Medicine Dean's Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement.