Board certified in neonatal/perinatal medicine, Dr. Michael Barsotti joined Valley Children’s in March 2013 as associate director of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). His area of special interest is pulmonary medicine and infection control.
With more than 20 years’ experience, Dr. Barsotti came to Valley Children’s from Pediatrix Medical Group in Spokane, Wash. While in Spokane since 1997, he practiced neonatal medicine at two large NICUs as well as served as the medical director of the NICU at Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart Medical Center. He served as the group’s corporate medical director for six years. Key accomplishments during his tenure included decreasing the central line infection rate to zero, and increasing maternal breast milk use to more than 85 percent in the NICU.
Dr. Barsotti has held academic appointments, including assistant professor of pediatrics, and clinical instructor of pediatrics, at University of California, Irvine, Department of Pediatrics, in Irvine, Calif.
Dr. Barsotti has presented on numerous topics in his field. He has published his work in various peer-reviewed journals, including The Society for Pediatric Research; Clinical Research; Pediatric Research; and American Review of Respiratory Disease. He also authored book chapters in the second, third and fourth editions of “Neonatalogy.”
Dr. Barsotti is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and Specialty Medical Group. He has received several honors, including the Regional President’s Medical Director Award, Pacific Region, Mednax Medical Group in 2011. Mednax is a national medical group that comprises the broad physician services of Pediatrix Medical Group and American Anesthesiology.
Dr. Barsotti received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, Mo. He completed his internship and residency in pediatric service, and his fellowship in neonatal/perinatal medicine, at UC-Irvine.
In his free time, Dr. Barsotti enjoys swimming and bicycling.