Graduate School
State Medical Academy, Russia, 1991
Saint Petersburg State Pediatric University, Russia, 1992
State University of New York , Stony Brook University Hospital, New York, 2000
Physician Quality and Safety Academy, The University of Texas McGovern Medical School at Houston, Texas, 2010

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests

  • Developmental care
  • Breastfeeding
  • Neonatal feeding disorders
  • Injury prevention
  • Quality improvement


Publication Information

  • Gerges A, Gelfer P, Kennedy K. Randomized trial of earlier versus later oral feeding in very premature infants. J Perinatol. 2018;38(6):687-692. doi:10.1038/s41372-018-0058-2
  • Gelfer P, McCarthy A, Spruill C. Infant Driven Feeding for Preterm Infants: Learning Though Experience. Newborn and Infant Nursing Reviews. June 2015.
  • Gelfer P, Tatum M. Sudden infant death syndrome. J Pediatr Health Care. 2014;28(5):470-474. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2014.04.007
  • Gelfer P (2014) Nurses’ Role in Parental Education on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Risk Reducing Strategies. Ann Nurs Pract 1(1): 1004
  • Gelfer P. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip. Nonsystematic review. First Consult, January 2013
  • Gelfer P, Cameron R, Masters K, Kennedy KA. Integrating “Back to Sleep” recommendations into neonatal ICU practice. Pediatrics. 2013;131(4):e1264-e1270. doi:10.1542/peds.2012-1857
  • Gelfer P, Kennedy KA. Developmental dysplasia of the hip. J Pediatr Health Care. 2008;22(5):318-322. doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2008.05.005
  • Chandran L, Gelfer P. Breastfeeding: the essential principles. Pediatr Rev. 2006;27(11):409-417.


American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 2000