Morin Named Chair of Pediatrics Department

By Lois Baker

Release Date: July 24, 1997 This content is archived.


Frederick C. Morin III has been appointed chair of the Pediatrics Department in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and pediatrician-in-chief for Children's Hospital.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Yale University School of Medicine, he joined UB in 1986 as assistant professor of pediatrics. He became chief of the neonatology division at Children's Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics and physiology in 1989. In 1994 he became professor of pediatrics and vice chairman of research in the Pediatrics Department.

The neonatology division, under his direction, has grown to more than 84 beds at multiple levels of care and is responsible for 1,200 deliveries a year. It is the only newborn referral center for a region encompassing 22,000 deliveries annually.

Morin, who has published 48 articles in peer review journals, has conducted research on the use of inhaled nitric oxide to treat newborns with persistent pulmonary hypertension. The work, which resulted in a successful trial of the therapy on newborns at Children's Hospital and other centers, was reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.