Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Nathalie Maitre, Ph.D., M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology

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(615) 936-5933


11138 Doctors' Office Tower

Nathalie Maitre, Ph.D., M.D.


The focus of Dr. Maitre’s clinical and research work is the care of extremely premature infants through the first 3 years of life. Both in the Developmental Follow-up Clinic and in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, her focus is on early screening and identification of neurodevelopmental problems in high risk infants. Clinical duties in the DFC allow Maitre a unique perspective on care and rehabilitation and have influenced her focus on interventions that take advantage of neural plasticity in the early years of child development. Since fellowship, her research focus has been on the sequelae of brain injury in premature infants, when she studied the cognitive and psychomotor outcomes of infants with severe intracerebral bleeds. This had a direct impact on her ability to counsel parents on the challenges facing them and their child. Maitre continues research in this area, and is working on developing objective measures of neurophysiologic function in infants.