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Mario Rojas, MD

Neonatology
Valley Children’s Medical Group Doctor
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Dr. Mario Augusto Rojas joined Valley Children’s as medical director of the Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit. He took over the NICU after it had been ranked as one of the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.

Dr. Rojas had been a professor of pediatrics at the University of North Carolina, Vanderbilt University and Wake Forest School of Medicine since 1997. Before coming to Valley Children’s, he was the visiting professor of pediatrics at the Universidad Industrial de Santander in Bucaramanga, Colombia. After his pediatric residency and neonatal research fellowship at the University of Miami, Dr. Rojas completed a post-doctoral fellowship in neonatology at Yale University’s School of Medicine and a master’s in public health at the University of North Carolina.

As a visiting professor in Colombia, Dr. Rojas worked as a consultant helping develop their first neonatal fellowship program and a neonatal-perinatal research group. That group’s first multidisciplinary project was a protocol that evaluated fetuses and infants of mothers exposed to the Zika virus. Currently they are following a cohort of 296 mothers and their surviving infants with neurodevelopmental evaluations at 6, 12 and 18 months, post-menstrual age. During his visit to Colombia he also mentored medical students and pediatric residents in different clinical research projects related to neonatal disorders. Dr. Rojas has published scholarly manuscripts in the areas of neonatology, quality improvement, and global and public health research. 

From 2013-15, Dr. Rojas was named one of the Best Doctors in America by Best Doctors, Inc. He was also named one of the Best Doctors in North Carolina in 2014 and 2015.