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Harold R. Bigger, MD

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Board Certification:
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: Indiana University School of Medicine
Residency: Bridgeport Hospital - Pediatrics
Fellowship: Rush University Medical Center - Neonatology
Clinical Expertise:
  • High-risk newborns
  • Neonatal care
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Cost Savings of Human Milk as a Strategy to Reduce the Incidence of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low Birth Weight Infants.
    Johnson TJ, Patel AL, Bigger HR, Engstrom JL, Meier PP
    2015 Mar 3
  2. Goals for Human Milk Feeding in Mothers of Very Low Birth Weight Infants: How Do Goals Change and Are They Achieved During the NICU Hospitalization?
    Hoban R, Bigger H, Patel AL, Rossman B, Fogg LF, Meier P
    Breastfeed Med
    2015 Jul-Aug
  3. Economic benefits and costs of human milk feedings: a strategy to reduce the risk of prematurity-related morbidities in very-low-birth-weight infants.
    Johnson TJ, Patel AL, Bigger HR, Engstrom JL, Meier PP
    Adv Nutr
    2014 Mar
  4. Assessing preventability of maternal mortality in Illinois: 2002-2012.
    Geller SE, Koch AR, Martin NJ, Rosenberg D, Bigger HR,
    Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.
    2014 Jun 20
  5. Supporting breastfeeding in the neonatal intensive care unit: Rush Mother's Milk Club as a case study of evidence-based care.
    Meier PP, Patel AL, Bigger HR, Rossman B, Engstrom JL.
    Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013
    2013 Feb
    60(1):209-26. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2012.10.007. Review.
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