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Nazeeh Hanna at [NYU Langone Health]
NYU Langone Provider

Nazeeh N. Hanna, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialty: Neonatology
  • Treats: Children
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 516-663-3853
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Every baby is precious, and that understanding has deepened my commitment to ensuring they thrive and reach their full potential. As a neonatologist who cares for newborns, I have learned that a person is a person, no matter how small. I am honored to help babies born early or with medical conditions develop into healthy children and adults.

As the chief of neonatology at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, I lead a research program that has special expertise in the areas of reproductive immunology, which studies the maternal immune system to understand various triggers that lead to preterm delivery. We are also actively researching the role of breast milk in improving newborn health as well as developing innovative methods to diagnose and treat swallowing problems in newborns.

  • Professor, Department of Foundations of Medicine at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine
  • Professor, Department of Pediatrics at NYU Grossman Long Island School of Medicine
  • Director, Women and Children Research Laboratory, NYU Langone Hospital- Long Island
  • Chief, Neonatology, NYU Langone Hospital- Long Island
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Neonatal/Perinatal, 1996
  • Residency, Albany Medical Center, 1993
  • MD from Ain-Shams University, 1993

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Locations and Appointments

NYU Langone Pediatric Associates -Long Island

259 First Street, Mineola, NY 11501





Research Summary

Infants born prematurely are at increased risk of early postnatal and later developmental problems. Approximately 25% of premature babies less than 25 weeks have severe disabilities. Very premature infants who do not have severe disabilities are nevertheless at increased risk for cognitive, perceptual and behavioral problems. With advances in prenatal and neonatal care, there has been an improvement in survival, but improvements in function and outcome have lagged. The optimal way to reduce complications of prematurity is to reduce the incidence of prematurity itself.

My research track is focused in the area of reproductive immunology. The studies done at NYU Winthrop Hospital will contribute significantly to our understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of preterm labor and the role of exposure to environmental toxicants on this pathologic process. This work will help bridge the gap between clinical and basic research and provides a novel model on the pathogenesis of preterm labor. As our understanding of the immune mechanisms behind preterm labor grows, these findings may ultimately suggest new strategies to predict, treat or prevent preterm labor. Clinical samples collected in our studies include term, preterm and second-trimester placentas, breast milk as well as cord and eonatal blood mononuclear cells. Current research projects at the Women and Children Research Center include:

  • The role of placental exosomes and microRNAs in mediating placental immune tolerance to infection
  • Novel biomarkers to predict preterm labor
  • Role of breast milk exosomes in inducing anti-inflammatory neonatal milieu
  • Role of progesterone in regulating the production of placenta cytokines
  • Develop methodology that provides non-invasive technique to predict and monitor preterm labor.
  • Elucidating environmental toxins-linked mechanisms of preterm labor

  • Neonatal saliva and urine exosomes as non-invasive biomarkers for neonatal outcomes in preterm infants

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  • Biomarkers for preterm births using non-invasive samples

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  • WUH: Effect of storage on breast milk cytokines in premature infants in the first 4 weeks after birth

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