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Dr. Frank Placencia

Frank X. Placencia, M.D.

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics—Neonatology

Clinical Titles

  • Attending Neonatologist, Texas Children's Hospital
    and Ben Taub Hospital

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine

Professional History

  • M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2002
  • Pediatric Resident, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2002-2005
  • Neonatal–Perinatal Medicine Fellow, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX,

Academic Interests

  • Palliative and End-of-Life Care
  • Ethics
  • Parental Decision Making
  • Long-Term Outcomes of Familes of NICU Graduates

Recent Publications

  1. Placencia FX, McCullough LB. Biopsychosocial risks of parental care for high-risk neonates: implications for evidence-based parental counseling. J Perinatol. 2011 Sep 8. doi: 10.1038/jp.2011.109. [Epub ahead of print]

  2. Placencia FX, McCullough LB. The history of ethical decision making in neonatal intensive care. J Intensive Care Med. 2011; May 23

  3. Walls SA, Kong L, Leeming HA, Placencia FX, Popek EJ, Weisman LE. Antibiotic prophylaxis improves Ureaplasma-associated lung disease in suckling mice. Pediatr Res. 2009 Aug;66(2):197-202.

  4. Placencia FX, Kong L, Weisman LE. Treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in neonatal mice: lysostaphin versus vancomycin. Pediatr Res. 2009 Apr;65(4):420-4.

  5. Venkatesh MP, Placencia FX, Weisman LE. Coagulase-negative staphylococcal infections in the neonate and child: an update. Semin Pediatr Infect Dis. 2006; 17(3):120-7.