Diomel De La Cruz

Diomel De La Cruz, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor; Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program

Department: MD-PEDS-NEONATOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 273-8985
Business Email: ddelacruz@peds.ufl.edu

About Diomel De La Cruz

Dr. de la Cruz attended the University of Florida Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program from and stayed on as faculty after graduating in 2015. He was chosen as Co-Director of the Pediatric Residency Global Health Track in 2016. In 2018, he assumed position of Associate Director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program and was promoted to Director in June of 2020. He also serves as the Director of the UF Neonatal Nutrition Team and as a core member of the UF Pediatric Intestinal Rehabilitation Team.

Accomplishments

Exemplary Teacher
2017 · University of Florida College of Medicine
Most Outstanding Resident
2015 · Southern Illinois University – Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Areas of Interest
  • Infant – newborn development
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Neonatal weight gain and nutrition
  • Neonate

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Gastrointestinal physiology and immunology (necrotizing enterocolitis)
  • Global Health
  • Neonatal Nutrition
  • medical education
  • neonatal microbiome

Publications

2021
Antibiotics and the developing intestinal microbiome, metabolome and inflammatory environment in a randomized trial of preterm infants.
Scientific reports. 11(1) [DOI] 10.1038/s41598-021-80982-6. [PMID] 33479274.
2021
Hourly Kinetics of Critical Organ Dysfunction in Extremely Preterm Infants.
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. [DOI] 10.1164/rccm.202106-1359OC. [PMID] 34550843.
2021
Maximum vasoactive-inotropic score and mortality in extremely premature, extremely low birth weight infants.
Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association. 41(9):2337-2344 [DOI] 10.1038/s41372-021-01030-9. [PMID] 33712712.
2021
Necrotizing Enterocolitis.
World review of nutrition and dietetics. 122:367-378 [DOI] 10.1159/000514760. [PMID] 34352768.
2021
Using machine learning analysis to assist in differentiating between necrotizing enterocolitis and spontaneous intestinal perforation: A novel predictive analytic tool.
Journal of pediatric surgery. 56(10):1703-1710 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.11.008. [PMID] 33342603.
2020
Antibiotics Effects on the Fecal Metabolome in Preterm Infants.
Metabolites. 10(8) [DOI] 10.3390/metabo10080331. [PMID] 32823682.
2020
Neonatal Dieulafoy Lesion Requiring Massive Transfusion Protocol and Surgical Intervention.
Neonatology. 117(3):380-383 [DOI] 10.1159/000506704. [PMID] 32325456.
2020
Pediatric Healthcare Needs and Barriers Self-Reported by a Rural Hispanic Community.
Cureus. 12(12) [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.11999. [PMID] 33442501.
2018
Food Protein-Induced Enterocolitis Instead of Necrotizing Enterocolitis? A Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Case Series.
The Journal of pediatrics. 200:270-273 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.04.048. [PMID] 29803301.
2014
Meconium microbiome analysis identifies bacteria correlated with premature birth.
PloS one. 9(3) [DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0090784. [PMID] 24614698.

Education

Fellowship – Neonatal Perinatal Medicine
2012-2015 · University of Florida
Residency – Pediatrics
2009-2012 · Southern Illinois University

Contact Details

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(352) 273-8985
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