Improving Short- and Long-term Outcomes With an Exclusive Human Milk Diet: What’s New?

Amy B. Hair, MD

Assistant Professor, Program Director of Neonatal Nutrition, and Program Director of the NICU Intestinal Rehabilitation Team,
Section of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics,
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital,
Houston, TX, USA

Speaker Bio - Amy B. Hair, MD

Dr. Amy B. Hair received her MD from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Her postgraduate training included a pediatrics residency at the University of Virginia, followed by postdoctoral fellowships in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine and in nutrition at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Agricultural Research Service Children’s Nutrition Research Center in Houston. Dr. Hair is currently an Assistant Professor in the Section of Neonatology and Department of Pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine. She is also the Program Director of the Neonatal Nutrition Program at Texas Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Hair specializes in the care of premature infants and infants born with complex medical conditions that require multidisciplinary care. Her research focuses on neonatal nutrition, specifically growth and the use of human milk in very low birth weight infants. Dr. Hair is the principal investigator for several research grants, including a Gerber Foundation Grant to evaluate the effects of a high- versus standard-protein diet in very low birth weight infants by utilizing targeted fortification. She is also co-director of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Training Program for dietitians. Dr. Hair is a member of many professional societies and has received numerous awards and honors for her research. Most recently, she received a Young Investigator Award at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Pediatric Research and was the recipient of the 2017 Samuel J. Fomon Young Physician Award from the American Society for Nutrition.