Attending Neonatologist
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC
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After finishing her pediatric and neonatal-perinatal medicine training in New York City, Dr. Anna Ganster, M.D., MAcM, joined the Division of Neonatology at CHLA in 2012. Since then she has provided clinical service for critically ill infants at the NICCU at CHLA and consulted families at the Fetal Maternal Center. Her academic activities are focused on education of the new generation of pediatric and neonatal-perinatal physicians training at CHLA. She obtained a Master in Academic Medicine from Keck School of Medicine, USC, Los Angeles, CA, and is actively involved in educational administration, curriculum development, and faculty development.

Clinical Interests

Feeding and nutrition in the neonate
Palliative Care in the neonatal period

Education

Medical School: 

University of Regensburg, Germany

Residency: 

Pediatric Residency, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY; Chief Resident Pediatrics, St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, NY.

Fellowship: 

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Bronx, NY.

Accomplishments

Certification: 

American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics
American Board of pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Awards: 

2007 and 2008 – Best Ambulatory Care Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
2012 – Travel Grant Award, Eastern Society of Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA
2015 – Barbara M. Korsch Award for Research in Medical Education, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2016 – 1st Place – Discovery & Scholarship, Robert Adler Education Day Poster Session Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2016 – Stephen Abrahamson Award for Innovation – Best of Cool Idea, Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Department of Medical Education, Los Angeles, CA

Other Information

Specialty Interest: 

Palliative Care in the newborn period
Teaching and Assessing communication skills for healthcare providers

Publications: 

 

Ganster A, Ahamed MF, Fuloria M: Surgical Emergencies of the Chest and Abdomen in the Newborn. In: American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Care (2nd edition; Thomas K. McInerny, Henry M. Adam, Deborah E. Campbell, Deepak M. Kamat, Kelly J. Kelleher, eds.) American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove Village, IL. 2016.

Ganster A, Ahamed MF, Fuloria M: Surgical Emergencies of the Chest and Abdomen in the Newborn. Pediatric Care Online – American Academy of Pediatrics (www.pediatriccare.solutions.aap.org) 2016.

Glau C, Gray M, Nguyen T, Ben-Isaac E, Chang TP, Rake A, Ganster A, Stavroudis TL. Development of a Resident-Originated Simulation Curriculum in a Pediatrics Residency:  Needs Assessment Data and Process. Sim Healthcare 2012; 7(6): 423. Poster Presentation #906 at the International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, Orlando, FL, January 29th, 2013.

Research Interests: 

Parent-Physician Communication in the neonatal intensive care unit
Simulation and its application in medical education
Palliative Care in the neonatal intensive care unit

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