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Dr. Jeffrey Pietz joined Valley Children’s in February 2010 as Chief of Newborn Medicine. Board certified in neonatal medicine and pediatrics, Dr. Pietz brings more than 25 years of neonatology experience to Valley Children’s. He comes to us from Fairview Hospital (Cleveland Clinic Community Health System) in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was Director of Newborn Medicine and oversaw their Level III NICU and two regional Level II NICUs, as well as helped raise $1 million for the NICU.

Dr. Pietz served in the military as Major in the United States Air Force, where he was the Director of Newborn Nursery at Scott Air Force Base Medical Center in Belleville, Ill. He was also Director of Newborn Medicine at Children’s Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. He held academic positions as Associate Clinical Professor Pediatrics at Wright State Medical School in Dayton, Ohio, and Assistant Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Irvine.

Dr. Pietz is a member of several professional societies including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Perinatal Association and the Western Society for Pediatric Research. He has published in peer-reviewed journals such as “Pediatrics,” “Clinical Research,” the “Journal of Perinatology,” “Pediatric Research” and the “Journal of Investigative Medicine,” and was a reviewer for the “Journal of Pediatrics,” “Life Sciences” and “Pediatrics.”

Dr. Pietz received his medical degree from St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Mo. He completed a pediatric residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, Md., where he was chief resident. Dr. Pietz completed his fellowship in neonatal medicine at the University of California, Irvine.

Medical Education

  • Medical SchoolSt. Louis University School of Medicine
  • InternshipSinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • ResidencySinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • FellowshipUC Irvine Medical Center