TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBaylor College of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Pediatrics
Address6651 MAIN STREET
Houston, TX 77030
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    2017 - 2018Samuel J. Fomon Young Physician Award, American Society for Nutrition
    2020 - 2021Women of Excellence, Baylor College of Medicine

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    As a Neonatologist, I specialize in care for infants born at the edge of viability as well as infants born at term or earlier with congenital defects or other conditions that need specialized intensive care. My research focus is neonatal nutrition specifically evaluating how our smallest premature babies grow during their hospital stay. I am interested in optimizing nutrition for these babies to promote excellent growth and improved outcomes.

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    1. Valentine G, Ford S, Hagan J, Yang H, Chen J, Hurst N, Aagaard K, Hair A. Percent mother's own milk feedings for preterm neonates predicts discharge feeding outcomes. J Perinatol. 2021 Sep 15. PMID: 34526659.
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    2. Fleig L, Hagan J, Lee ML, Abrams SA, Hawthorne KM, Hair AB. Growth outcomes of small for gestational age preterm infants before and after implementation of an exclusive human milk-based diet. J Perinatol. 2021 Aug; 41(8):1859-1864. PMID: 34012050.
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    3. Fatemizadeh R, Gollins L, Hagan J, Debuyserie A, King K, Vogel AM, Van Buren KL, Hair AB, Premkumar MH. In neonatal-onset surgical short bowel syndrome survival is high, and enteral autonomy is related to residual bowel length. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2021 Apr 21. PMID: 33881791.
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    4. Kataria-Hale J, Roddy DJ, Cognata A, Hochevar P, Zender J, Sheaks P, Osborne S, Tucker K, Hurst N, Hagan J, Hair A. A preoperative standardized feeding protocol improves human milk use in infants with complex congenital heart disease. J Perinatol. 2021 03; 41(3):590-597. PMID: 33547410.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Kataria-Hale J, Cognata A, Hagan J, Zender J, Sheaks P, Osborne S, Roddy J, Hair A. The Relationship Between Preoperative Feeding Exposures and Postoperative Outcomes in Infants With Congenital Heart Disease. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2021 01 01; 22(1):e91-e98. PMID: 33009358.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Momin SR, Senn MK, Buckley S, Buist NRM, Gandhi M, Hair AB, Hughes SO, Hodges KR, Lange WC, Papaioannou MA, Phan M, Waterland RA, Wood AC. Rationale and design of the Baylor Infant Twin Study-A study assessing obesity-related risk factors from infancy. Obes Sci Pract. 2021 Feb; 7(1):63-70. PMID: 33680493.
    7. Fatemizadeh R, Mandal S, Gollins L, Shah S, Premkumar M, Hair A. Incidence of spontaneous intestinal perforations exceeds necrotizing enterocolitis in extremely low birth weight infants fed an exclusive human milk-based diet: A single center experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2021 May; 56(5):1051-1056. PMID: 33092814.
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    8. Hair AB, Ferguson J, Grogan C, Kim JH, Taylor SN. Human milk fortification: the clinician and parent perspectives. Pediatr Res. 2020 08; 88(Suppl 1):25-29. PMID: 32855509.
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    9. Smazal AL, Massieu LA, Gollins L, Hagan JL, Hair AB, Premkumar MH. Small Proportion of Low-Birth-Weight Infants With Ostomy and Intestinal Failure Due to Short-Bowel Syndrome Achieve Enteral Autonomy Prior to Reanastomosis. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2021 02; 45(2):331-338. PMID: 32364291.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Bergner EM, Shypailo R, Visuthranukul C, Hagan J, O'Donnell AR, Hawthorne KM, Abrams SA, Hair AB. Growth, Body Composition, and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes at 2 Years Among Preterm Infants Fed an Exclusive Human Milk Diet in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Pilot Study. Breastfeed Med. 2020 05; 15(5):304-311. PMID: 32298596.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    11. Canvasser J, Hair AB, Kim JH, Taylor SN. Parent and Provider Perspectives on the Imprecise Label of "Human Milk Fortifier" in the NICU. Nutrients. 2020 Mar 09; 12(3). PMID: 32182782.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Kataria-Hale J, Osborne SW, Hair A, Hagan J, Pammi M. Preoperative Feeds in Ductal-Dependent Cardiac Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 12; 9(12):998-1006. PMID: 31744846.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Abdelrahman K, Jarjour J, Hagan J, Yang H, Sutton D, Hair A. Optimizing Delivery of Breast Milk for Premature Infants: Comparison of Current Enteral Feeding Systems. Nutr Clin Pract. 2020 Aug; 35(4):697-702. PMID: 31713294.
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    14. Knake LA, King BC, Gollins LA, Hurst NM, Hagan J, Ford SL, Hair AB. Optimizing the Use of Human Milk Cream Supplement in Very Preterm Infants: Growth and Cost Outcomes. Nutr Clin Pract. 2020 Aug; 35(4):689-696. PMID: 31642112.
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    15. Fernandes AI, Gollins LA, Hagan JL, Hair AB. Very preterm infants who receive transitional formulas as a complement to human milk can achieve catch-up growth. J Perinatol. 2019 11; 39(11):1492-1497. PMID: 31570795.
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    16. Cognata A, Kataria-Hale J, Griffiths P, Maskatia S, Rios D, O'Donnell A, Roddy DJ, Mehollin-Ray A, Hagan J, Placencia J, Hair AB. Human Milk Use in the Preoperative Period Is Associated with a Lower Risk for Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Neonates with Complex Congenital Heart Disease. J Pediatr. 2019 12; 215:11-16.e2. PMID: 31561958.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Gunasekara CJ, Scott CA, Laritsky E, Baker MS, MacKay H, Duryea JD, Kessler NJ, Hellenthal G, Wood AC, Hodges KR, Gandhi M, Hair AB, Silver MJ, Moore SE, Prentice AM, Li Y, Chen R, Coarfa C, Waterland RA. A genomic atlas of systemic interindividual epigenetic variation in humans. Genome Biol. 2019 06 03; 20(1):105. PMID: 31155008.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    18. Ford SL, Lohmann P, Preidis GA, Gordon PS, O'Donnell A, Hagan J, Venkatachalam A, Balderas M, Luna RA, Hair AB. Improved feeding tolerance and growth are linked to increased gut microbial community diversity in very-low-birth-weight infants fed mother's own milk compared with donor breast milk. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 04 01; 109(4):1088-1097. PMID: 30982856.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsCTClinical Trials
    19. Stewart CJ, Fatemizadeh R, Parsons P, Lamb CA, Shady DA, Petrosino JF, Hair AB. Using formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue to characterize the preterm gut microbiota in necrotising enterocolitis and spontaneous isolated perforation using marginal and diseased tissue. BMC Microbiol. 2019 03 04; 19(1):52. PMID: 30832576.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    20. Visuthranukul C, Abrams SA, Hawthorne KM, Hagan JL, Hair AB. Premature small for gestational age infants fed an exclusive human milk-based diet achieve catch-up growth without metabolic consequences at 2 years of age. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2019 May; 104(3):F242-F247. PMID: 30425116.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    21. Bergner EM, Gollins L, Massieu LA, Hurst N, Hair AB. Nutritional considerations in the care of conjoined twins. Semin Perinatol. 2018 10; 42(6):355-360. PMID: 30197028.
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    22. Hair AB, Rechtman DJ, Lee ML, Niklas V. Beyond Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Other Clinical Advantages of an Exclusive Human Milk Diet. Breastfeed Med. 2018 Jul/Aug; 13(6):408-411. PMID: 29877722.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    23. Hair A. Own mother's milk significantly decreases the risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Evid Based Nurs. 2018 01; 21(1):16. PMID: 29175965.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    24. Hair AB. Breast feeding associated with reduced risk of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. J Pediatr. 2016 07; 174:279. PMID: 27346515.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    25. Thammasitboon S, Darby JB, Hair AB, Rose KM, Ward MA, Turner TL, Balmer DF. A theory-informed, process-oriented Resident Scholarship Program. Med Educ Online. 2016; 21:31021. PMID: 27306995.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Hair AB, Chetta KE, Bruno AM, Hawthorne KM, Abrams SA. Delayed Introduction of Parenteral Phosphorus Is Associated with Hypercalcemia in Extremely Preterm Infants. J Nutr. 2016 06; 146(6):1212-6. PMID: 27146915.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Hair AB, Bergner EM, Lee ML, Moreira AG, Hawthorne KM, Rechtman DJ, Abrams SA, Blanco CL. Premature Infants 750-1,250?g Birth Weight Supplemented with a Novel Human Milk-Derived Cream Are Discharged Sooner. Breastfeed Med. 2016 Apr; 11:133-7. PMID: 26982282.
      Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Hair AB, Peluso AM, Hawthorne KM, Perez J, Smith DP, Khan JY, O'Donnell A, Powers RJ, Lee ML, Abrams SA. Beyond Necrotizing Enterocolitis Prevention: Improving Outcomes with an Exclusive Human Milk-Based Diet. Breastfeed Med. 2016 Mar; 11(2):70-4. PMID: 26789484.
      Citations: 34     Fields:    Translation:HumansAnimals
    29. Chetta KE, Hair AB, Hawthorne KM, Abrams SA. Serum phosphorus levels in premature infants receiving a donor human milk derived fortifier. Nutrients. 2015 Apr 09; 7(4):2562-73. PMID: 25912036.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    30. Tabata M, Abdelrahman K, Hair AB, Hawthorne KM, Chen Z, Abrams SA. Fortifier and cream improve fat delivery in continuous enteral infant feeding of breast milk. Nutrients. 2015 Feb 11; 7(2):1174-83. PMID: 25679230.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Edwards MS, Popek EJ, Wise B, Hatzenbuehler L, Arunachalam AR, Hair AB. Ascending in utero herpes simplex virus infection in an initially healthy-appearing premature infant. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2015 Mar-Apr; 18(2):155-8. PMID: 25535792.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
    32. Hair AB, Blanco CL, Moreira AG, Hawthorne KM, Lee ML, Rechtman DJ, Abrams SA. Randomized trial of human milk cream as a supplement to standard fortification of an exclusive human milk-based diet in infants 750-1250 g birth weight. J Pediatr. 2014 Nov; 165(5):915-20. PMID: 25130571.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    33. Hair AB, Hawthorne KM, Chetta KE, Abrams SA. Human milk feeding supports adequate growth in infants = 1250 grams birth weight. BMC Res Notes. 2013 Nov 13; 6:459. PMID: 24220185.
      Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
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