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Steven A. Abrams, M.D.

Steven A. Abrams, M.D.

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Pediatrics—Neonatology and USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center
  • Program Coordinator MD/MPH program Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas School of Public Health
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Texas School of Public Health, Division of Management, Policy and Community Health

Clinical Titles

  • Medical Director, Neonatal Nutrition Program

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine

Current Positions in Professional Organizations

  • Member, Committee on Nutrition, American Academy of Pediatrics

Professional History

  • M.D., Ohio State University, Columbus OH, 1982
  • Pediatric Resident, Children's Hospital Medical Center of Akron, Akron OH,
  • Neonatology/Nutrition Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX, 1985–1988

Academic Interests

  • Absorption and metabolism of dietary minerals in infants and children
  • Nutritional policies and interventions to prevent and treat malnutrition in developing countries

Recent Publications

  1. Sullivan S, Schanler RJ, Kim JH, Patel AL, Trawoger R, Keichl-Kohlendorfer U, Chan GM, Blanco CL, Abrams S, Cotton CM, Laroia N, Ehrenkranz RA, Dudell G, Cristofalo EA, Meier P, Lee ML, Rechtman DL Lucas A. An Exclusively Human Milk-Based Diet Is Associated With a Lower Rate of Necrotizing Enterocolitis than a Diet of Human Milk and Bovine Milk-Based Products. J Pediatrics 2010;156(4):562-7.e1.
  2. Mitchell SM, Rogers SP, Hicks PD, Hawthorne KM, Parker BP, Abrams SA. High frequencies of elevated alkaline phosphatase activity and rickets exist in extremely low birth weight infants despite current nutritional support.
    BMC Pediatrics 2009 Jul 29;9:47.
  3. Griffin IJ, Lynch MF, Hawthorne KM, Chen Z, Hamzo M, Abrams SA. Zinc homeostasis in 1-4 year olds consuming diets typical of US children. Br J Nutr 2007;98:358-63.
  1. Abrams SA. Assessing mineral metabolism in children using stable isotopes. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2008;50 (2 suppl):438-441.
  2. Manary MJ, Abrams SA, Griffin IJ, Quimper MM, Shulman RJ, Hamzo MG, Chen Z, Maleta K, Manary MJ. Perturbed zinc homeostasis in rural 3-5-y-old Malawian children is associated with abnormalities in intestinal permeability attributed to tropical enteropathy. Pediatr Res 2010;67:671-5.