Attending Neonatologist
Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Lisa B. Paquette, MD, is a member of the Division of Neonatology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She serves as associate medical director, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Dr. Paquette's research interests focus on fetal imaging and maternal-fetal health.

Dr. Paquette received her medical degree from USC, after also attending the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in neonatal medicine at Los Angeles County+USC Women's and Children's Hospital, and is board certified in both pediatrics and neonatology. In 2000, Dr. Paquette developed Mommy Call, a 24-hour pediatric telephone medical advice service for inner-city Los Angeles parents.

Education

Medical School: 

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

Internship: 

Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center: Pediatrics

Residency: 

Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center: Pediatrics

Fellowship: 

Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Women’s Hospital: Neonatology

Accomplishments

Certification: 

Pediatrics: American Board of Pediatrics; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships: 

American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association

Funding

Southern California Clinical Translational Science Institute: Providing Transportation to Enhance Return for
Outpatient Neurodevelopmental Assessments in Complex Congenital Heart Disease Cohort

Other Information

Publications: 

 

 

Paquette L, Jackson H, Tavaré J, Miller D, Panigrahy A. In utero eye development documented by fetal MR imaging. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 30(9):1787-91, 2009. PMID: 19541779

Paquette L, Miller D, Randolph L, Lee T, Murphree AL, Panigrahy A. In utero detection of retinoblastoma with fetal magnetic resonance and ultrasound: initial experience. AJP Reports. 2(1):55-62, 2012. PMID: 23946908

Paquette L, Wisnowski, J, Nagasunder A, Detterich J, Pruetz J, Ceschin R, Bluml S, delCastillo S, Nelson M, Williams R, Panigrahy A. Abnormal brain microstructure in preterm neonates with congenital heart disease. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 34(10):2026-33, 2013. PMID: 23703146

Wong A, Chavez T, O’Neil S, Votava-Smith J, Miller D, delCastillo S, Panigrahy A, Paquette L. Synchronous aberrant cerebellar and opercular development in fetuses and neonates with congenital heart disease: correlation with early communicative neurodevelopmental outcomes, initial experience. AJP Reports, 7(1):e17-27, 2017.  PMID: 28210520.

Rajagopalan V, Votava-Smith JK, Zhuang X, Brian J, Marshall L, Panigrahy A*, Paquette L*. Fetuses with single ventricle congenital heart disease manifest impairment of regional brain growth. Prenatal Diagnosis, DOI: 10.1002/pd.5374. 2018.  *Co-Senior.  PMID:30328635.

 

 

Research Interests: 

Maternal/Fetal Medicine
Fetal brain development in babies with congenital cardiac conditions
Fetal retinoblastoma

Key Findings

As children with abnormally formed hearts are surviving their surgeries to be adults, we have been given the opportunity to learn that their brains, just like their hearts have developed differently—from inside the womb.  And, the more we learn, the easier we hope to make the journey for each child and his/her family.

Current Funding

Southern California Clinical Translational Science Institute: Providing Transportation to Enhance Return for
Outpatient Neurodevelopmental Assessments in Complex Congenital Heart Disease Cohort

Current Research Studies

Dr. Paquette is principal investigator on a study into early detection of fetal retinoblastoma, for which she has received a grant from the Knights-Templar Eye Foundation. She was the recipient of a Carmel Scholar Award in 2007.   She also has a long-term study looking at brain development in fetuses with abnormally formed hearts in which she follows the progress of each child’s brain growth and development through childhood and compares those results to fetuses whose hearts formed normally.

4650 Sunset Blvd.
Neonatology, #31
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: 323-361-5939Office
Fax: 323-361-7927Fax