Rebecca Dorner, M.D.
Dr. Dorner received her B.A. degree in English with honors from the University of Notre Dame and graduated cum laude from Georgetown University School of Medicine with her Medical Doctorate degree. She completed her pediatrics residency at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine/Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and her neonatology fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She also completed her Master of Health Sciences in the Graduate Training Program in Clinical Investigation from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
In addition to her previous clinical work in the NICU at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, VA, Dr. Dorner was the Neurodevelopmental Director of the Neonatal Brain Institute.
Dr. Dorner has research expertise in neonatal brain imaging, neonatal developmental exams, NICU follow-up care, and communication and support of NICU infants and their families. Her clinical interests include optimizing each baby’s developmental potential, empowering families during their NICU stay, and improving bedside neurodevelopmental care for premature infants with brain injury, especially infants with intraventricular hemorrhage and hydrocephalus.