Joseph W. Werthammer, MD, FAAP

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Biography

Dr. Joe Werthammer has been a practicing neonatologist in the Division of Neonatology since its creation in 1976. That same year Dr. Werthammer joined fellow Neonatology pioneer, Dr. Gilbert Ratcliff, to create the first Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Dr. Werthammer's clinical and research interests focus on assisted ventilation and control of breathing in the premature infant. In addition to his clinical interest in neonatology, Dr. Werthammer was chairman of the Department of Pediatrics for 25 years and served as the chief medical officer of Marshall Health. He has been involved in designing academic medicine and residency education programs and has collaborated in publishing multiple scientific articles.

Education & Training

  • Medical School: West Virginia University School of Medicine (Morgantown, W.Va.)
  • Residency: University of California at San Diego - Pediatrics (San Diego, Calif.)
  • Fellowship: Harvard University - Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine (Cambridge, Mass.)

Honors & Memberships

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, WV/Cabell County Medical Association

Certification

  • Certified: American Board of Pediatrics, subspecialty certification in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Andrews L, Davies TH, Haas J, Loudin S, Heyward A, Werthammer J. 2020. Necrotizing enterocolitis and its association with the neonatal abstinence syndrome
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Merry-Sperry AD, Chaffin DG, Denning KL, Shamma B, Massey C, Werthammer J. 2018. Placental Chorioangioma with Nonimmune Hydrops Fetalis. South. Med. J. 2018 8 4;111(8):457-459.
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Loudin S, Murray S, Prunty L, Davies T, Evans J, Werthammer J.. 2017. An Atypical Withdrawal Syndrome in Neonates Prenatally Exposed to Gabapentin and Opioids. J. Pediatr. J Pediatr. 2017 Feb;181:286-288.
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Allen KM, Smith B, Iliev I, Evans J, Werthammer J.. 2017. Short term cost of care for the surviving periviable neonate. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. j.neoatal perinatal med. 2017; 10(2):191-194
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Loudin S, Murray S, Prunty L, Davies T, Evans J, Werthammer J.. 2017. An Atypical Withdrawal Syndrome in Neonates Prenatally Exposed to Gabapentin and Opioids. J. Pediatr. J Pediatr. 2017 Feb;181:286-288. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.11.004.
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Loudin S, Werthammer J, Prunty L, Murray S, Shapiro JI, Davies TH. 2017. A management strategy that reduces NICU admissions and decreases charges from the front line of the neonatal abstinence syndrome epidemic. J Perinatol. 2017 7 7.
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Goodrich S, Evans J, Gress T, Werthammer J. 2015. After-hours pediatric care compared with emergency department care: a retrospective charge analysis. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Apr;54(4):324-7.
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Aswani R, Werthammer J, Shrestha P, Heydarian M. 2010. Left atrial appendage thrombus in a preterm neonate in sinus rhythm with septic shock. Pediatr Cardiol. 2010 Oct;31(7):1116-7.
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Werthammer J, Recchi L, Brown L, Heydarian M. 2010. Pulmonary embolism presenting with a sudden respitory failure in two previously stable neonates Volume 3, Number 1 / 2010: 57-61
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Frazier MD, Werthammer J. 2007. Post-resuscitation complications in term neonates. J Perinatol. 2007 Feb;27(2):82-4.
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