Phyllis A. Dennery

Join us at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 for the third of four planned town halls to meet the final candidates being considered as the next dean of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. This event is open only to UMB faculty, staff, and students.

Who: Phyllis A. Dennery, MD

Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University


Medical Director

Department of Pediatrics

Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Date: Feb. 17, 2022

Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location: MSTF Leadership Hall

Dr. Dennery is a physician-scientist who is the Sylvia Kay Hassenfeld Professor of Pediatrics and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, and professor of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Biochemistry at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She also serves as the pediatrician-in-chief and medical director in the Department of Pediatrics at Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island.

Previously, Dr. Dennery served as director of neonatology research and associate division chief at Stanford University and as division chief in neonatology at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  

Dr. Dennery’s laboratory research is focused on understanding mechanisms of neonatal lung injury and repair.  

Dr. Dennery is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Association of American Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and the American Clinical and Climatologic Association. She has served on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Infant Mortality. In 2013, she was name Mentor of the Year by the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research.

She earned her bachelor’s degree from McGill University and her medical degree from Howard University. She completed her pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital National Medical Center and her postdoctoral fellowship in neonatology at Case Western Reserve University.








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