- Medical School - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2010-2014)
- Residency - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2014-2017), Pediatrics
- Other Post Graduate Training - Washington University (2019-2021)
- Fellowship - Washington University/B-JH//SLCH Consortium Program (2018-2021), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Christine Pazandak, M.D.
- Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal
Dr. Pazandak earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and simultaneously completed a master’s degree in public health through a collaboration with the UT Health Science Center in Houston. She performed her residency in pediatrics at UT Southwestern and Children’s Medical Center Dallas and then gained advanced training in neonatal and perinatal medicine through a fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, where she also earned a Master of Science in clinical investigation.
Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.
Dr. Pazandak’s research interests include neonatal brain injury, neonatal brain development, infant-parent bonding, mental health resources for families, and health care policy. In 2021, she was a co-director of the American Academy of Pediatrics National Advocacy campaign, Carousel Care, aimed at increasing awareness and improving the approach to parental mental health in the neonatal intensive care unit.
In addition, she has presented and published widely, including contributing to a chapter of the book Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment.
She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, the Newborn Brain Society, and the Society for Pediatric Research.
In 2013, Dr. Pazandak received the Gold Humanism Award from UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, and she is a repeat recipient of UT Southwestern’s Above and Beyond Award.
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Medical Association
- The Arnold P. Gold Foundation
- Newborn Brain Society
- Pediatric Society of Greater Dallas
- Society for Pediatric Research (Junior Section)
- Texas Medical Association
- Texas Pediatric Society
- Young Faculty Travel Award 2018, Southern Society for Pediatric Research
- Above and Beyond Award 2014-2016, UT Southwestern Medical Center
- Gold Humanism Award 2013, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
- Woman of the Heart 2011, Cor Jesu Academy, St. Louis, MO
Cardiovascular, Hemodynamic, and Critical Care Considerations in the Patient with Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment
Pazandak CC, Vesoulis ZA (2020), United Kingdom, Taylor and Francis Publishing
- Cardiovascular, Hemodynamic, and Critical Care Considerations in the Patient with Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Necrotizing Enterocolitis: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Treatment
Placental Pathology, Cerebral Blood Flow, and Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Preterm Infants: Is There a Link?
Pazandak C, Mir IN, Brown LS, Chalak LF, Pediatric neurology 2020 Jan
Disease Prevention in a Dominican Batey
Collier S, Cobb N, Cortelyou C. The Journal of Global Health 2015
Blood Pressure Profiles in Infants With Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE), Response to Dopamine, and Association With Brain Injury.
Pazandak C, McPherson C, Abubakar M, Zanelli S, Fairchild K, Vesoulis Z, Frontiers in pediatrics 2020 8 512
Prospecting Infectious Disease Prevention through Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
Collier S, Cobb N, Cortelyou C. Journal of Global Health 2011 2
Scrotal Rupture in a Premature Neonate with Cystic Fibrosis as a Consequence of Meconium Periorchitis
Bedgood M, Cortelyou C, Blanco C, Fonseca R, Moreira A. Medical Student Research Journal 2016
- Placental Pathology, Cerebral Blood Flow, and Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Preterm Infants: Is There a Link?
- Health care policy
- Infant-parent bonding
- Mental health resources for families
- Neonatal brain development
- Neonatal brain injury