Emese Pinter, MD, is a pediatrician who works in the neonatal intensive care unit at Yale New Haven Hospital, caring for premature babies and newborns with serious illnesses or conditions. “I like to handle difficult cases,” she says.
An assistant professor of pediatrics (neonatology) at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Pinter has researched the human yolk sac, which provides circulation and nutrition during the earliest stages of pregnancy. She is especially proud of her contributions to identifying the vital role of the yolk sac in embryonic development. Previously, the organ had been thought unimportant, she says. She also has investigated the use of fish oil emulsion to treat liver disease caused by long-term intravenous feeding.
Dr. Pinter is excited by recent discoveries of a genetic basis for many diseases affecting newborns and the potential impact of those discoveries on care.