Lance Parton, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Anesthesiology at New York Medical College

EDUCATION:
University of California, Berkeley, CA, BS / Honors, 1973
University of California, Berkeley, CA, BS / High Honors, 1974
New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, MD, 1980

Pediatric Boards: 1985
Neonatal-Perinatal Boards: 1991

Lance A. Parton, MD, FAAP, is Professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Anesthesiology at New York Medical College and Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center.

His research investigates the genetic foundations of conditions that contribute to prematurity, as well as the complications of prematurity. Specifically, his laboratory has investigated the role of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the development of preterm prolonged rupture of membranes (PPROM), intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), and preeclampsia in collaboration with Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine.

The complications of preterm infants such as bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) are also active areas of investigation. Susceptibility to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) bronchiolitis, as well as variability of responsiveness to albuterol in infants with RSV bronchiolitis has been undertaken in collaboration with Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy & Sleep Medicine.

Studies of the genetic foundations for autism were performed in collaboration with General Pediatrics.

Clinical areas of investigation include comparative studies of surfactants, high frequency ventilation, and exhaled nitric oxide in ventilated preterm infants, as well as the effects of music therapy on preterm infants, the latter in collaboration with music therapist, Laurie Park.