Dr. Alfonso Solimano
Clinical Professor, UBC
Neonatologist, BC Women’s Hospital
Dr. Alfonso Solimano is a neonatologist, teacher, and researcher at BC Women’s Hospital. He is also the Medical Director of the BC RSV Immunoprophylaxis Program (since 2012) and a Clinical Professor at UBC.
Dr. Solimano’s research interests are in acute intensive care. He has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator in high impact international multicentre trials such as the Canadian/North American Nitric Oxide Trial (CINOS/NINOS) and Early Nitric Oxide Trial, Trial of Indomethacin Prophylaxis (TIPP), Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity (CAP), Canadian Oxygen Trial (COT) and ICE (Infant Cooling Evaluation). All of these trials have contributed to improved ways of caring for babies in neonatology.
As an educator, Dr. Solimano co-created and has lead the ACoRN (Acute Care of at-Risk Newborns) Program to its present international presence. ACoRN teaches the principles and practice of Newborn stabilization. Dr. Solimano was a member of the AAP-AHA NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) Steering Committee from 1989-2001.