Michael Georgieff, MD

Michael Georgieff, MD
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Pediatric Specialty Care Explorer Clinic
East Building, 12th Floor
2450 Riverside Ave.
Minneapolis MN 55454

Philosophy of Care:

I am here to provide health care and guidance to any child, regardless of background, insurance, race, etc.

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Mpls. St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctor" - (2012, 2013, 2014)

Best Doctors in America®, 2009-2010

Best Doctors in America®, 2007-2008

Outstanding Faculty Educator (honorable mention), 2000-2001

Outstanding Faculty Educator (honorable mention), 1992-1993

Outstanding Faculty Educator, 1991-1992

Outstanding Faculty Educator, 1990-1991

Outstanding Faculty Educator (honorable mention), 1989-1990

Outstanding Faculty Educator (honorable mention), 1988-1989

Outstanding Faculty Educator, 1987-1988

Outstanding Faculty Educator (honorable mention), 1985-86

Curtis WJ, Lindeke L, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Neurobehavioural functioning in neonatal intensive care unit graduates in late childhood and early adolescence. Brain 125:1646-1659, 2002.

Siddappa AJM, Rao RB, Wobken JD, Leibold EA, Connor JR, Georgieff MK. Developmental changes in the expression of iron regulatory proteins and iron transport proteins in the perinatal rat brain. J Neurosci Res 68:761-775, 2002.

Premer DM, Goertz R, Georgieff MK, Mammel MC, Schwarzenberg SJ. Muscle proteolysis and weight loss in a neonatal rat model of sepsis. Inflammation 26:97-101, 2002.

deRegnier R-A, Wewerka S, Georgieff MK, Mattia F, Nelson CA. Influences of post-conceptional age and postnatal experience on the development of auditory recognition memory in the newborn infant. Dev Psychobiol 41:216-225, 2002.
Georgieff MK, Wewerka SW, Nelson CA, deRegnier R-A. Iron status at 9 months of infants with low iron stores at birth. J Pediatr 141:405-409, 2002.

Rao R, Georgieff MK. Perinatal aspects of iron metabolism. Acta Paediatr [Suppl] 438:124-129, 2002.

Siddappa AJM, Wobken JD, Leibold EA, Rao R, Connor JR, Georgieff MK. Iron deficiency alters iron regulatory protein and iron transport protein expression in the perinatal rat brain. Pediatr Res 57:800-807, 2003.

Tkac I, Rao R, Georgieff MK, Gruetter R. Developmental and regional changes in the neurochemical profile of the rat brain determined by in vivo 1H NMR spectroscopy. Magn Reson Med 50:24-30, 2003.

Nelson CA, Wewerka SS, Borscheid AJ, deRegnier R-A, Georgieff MK. Electrophysiologic evidence of impaired cross-modal recognition memory in 8-month-old infants of diabetic mothers. J Pediatr 142:575-582, 2003.

Stolarova M, Whitney H, Webb S, deRegneir RA, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Electrophysiologic brain responses of six-month-old low risk premature infants. Infancy 4:437-450, 2003.

Jorgenson LA, Wobken JD, Georgieff MK. Perinatal iron deficiency alters apical dendritic growth in hippocampal CA-1 pyramidal neurons. Dev Neurosci 25:412-420, 2003.

Whitney H, Georgieff MK. The effect of adverse intrauterine and newborn environments on cognitive development: The experience with diabetes during pregnancy and with premature delivery. Dev Psychopathol 15:991-1015, 2003.

Rao R., Tkac I, Townsend EL, Gruetter R, Georgieff MK. Perinatal iron deficiency alters the neurochemical profile of the developing rat hippocampus. J Nutr 133:3215-3221, 2003.

Davis EP, Townsend E, Gunnar M, Georgieff MK, Guiang SF, Cifuentes RF, Lussky RC. Effects of prenatal betamethasone exposure on regulation of stress physiology in healthy premature infants. Psychoneuroendocrinology 29:1028-1036 (2004).

Siddappa AM, Georgieff MK, Wewerka S, Worwa C, Nelson CA, deRegnier R-A. Auditory recognition memory in iron-deficient infants of diabetic mothers. Pediatric Research 55: 1034-1041; 2004.

Bradley J, Leibold EA, Harris ZL, Wobken J, Clarke S, Zumbrennen KB, Eisenstein R, Georgieff MK. The influence of gestational age and fetal iron status on iron regulatory protein activity and iron transporter protein expression in third trimester human placenta. Am J Physiol 287:R894-R901; 2004

Black LS, deRegnier RA, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA.  Electrographic imaging of recognition memory processing in 34-38 week gestation intrautering growth restricted newborns. Experimental Neurology 190: S72-S83, 2004.

deBoer T, Wewerka S, Bauer PJ, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Explicit memory performance in infants of diabetic mothers at 1 year of age. Dev Med Child Neurol  47:525-31, 2005.

Spector L, Klebanoff MA, Feusner JH, Georgieff MK, Ross JA. Childhood cancer following neonatal oxygen supplementation. J Pediatr 147(1): 4-6, 2005.

Cheatham CL, Bauer PJ, Georgieff MK. Predicting individual differences in recall by infants born preterm and fullterm. Infancy (in press, 2006).

Georgieff MK, Innis S. Controversial nutrients in the perinatal period that potentially affect neurodevelopment: essential fatty acids and iron. Pediatr Res  57:99R-103R; 2005

Raman L, Tkac I, Ennis, K, Georgieff MK, Gruetter R, Rao R. In vivo effect of Chronic Hypoxia on the Neurochemical Profile of the Developing Rat Hippocampus. Dev Brain Res 2005; 156:202-209.

Jorgenson LA, Sun, M, O’Connor M, Georgieff MK. Fetal iron deficiency disrupts the maturation of synaptic function and efficacy in area CA1 of the developing rat hippocampus. Hippocampus 15:1094-1102; 2005.

Townsend EL, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Neurobehavioral functioning in five-year-old children born to diabetic mothers. Cognite, Creier, Comportament June, 2005; 363-381.

deRegnier RA, Long JD, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Using event-related potentials to study perinatal nutrition and brain development in infants of diabetic mothers. Developmental Neuropsychology, in press, 2006.

Golub MS, Hogrefe CE, Tarantal AF, Germann SL, Beard JL, Georgieff MK, Calatroni A. Diet induced iron deficiency anemia and pregnancy outcome in the rhesus monkay. Am J Clin Nutr, 83:647-656, 2006.

Beard JL, Felt B, Schallert T, Burhans M, Connor JR, Georgieff MK. Moderate iron deficiency in infancy: Biology and behavior in young rats. Behav Brain Res 170:224-232, 2006.

Felt BT, Beard JL, Schallert T, Shao J, Aldridge JW, Connor JR, Georgieff MK, Lozoff B. Persistent neurochemical and behavioral abnormalities in adulthood despite early iron supplementation for perinatal iron deficiency anemia in rats. Behavioral Brain Research 171:261-270.; 2006.

Lozoff B, Beard J, Connor J, Felt B, Georgieff MK, Schallert T. Long-lasting nueral and behavioral effects of early iron deficiency in infancy. Nutr Rev 64:S34-S43, 2006.

Davis EP, Townsend EL, Gunnar MR, Guiang SF, Lussky RC, Cifuentes RF, Georgieff MK. Antenatal betamethasone treatment has a persisting influence on infant HPA axis regulation. J. Perinatol. 26:147-153; 2006.

Lozoff B, Georgieff MK. Iron deficiency and brain development. Semin Pediatr Neurol, in press, 2007.

Beard JL, de-Regnier RA, Shaw M, Rao R, Georgieff MK. Diagnosis of iron deficiency in infants. Lab Med, in press, 2007.

Rao R, Tkac I, Townsend EL, Ennis K, Gruetter R, Georgieff MK. Perinatal iron deficiency predisposes the developing rat hippocampus to greater injury from mild to moderate hypoxia-ischemia. J Cereb Blood Flow & Metab (2006):1-12; 2006.

Georgieff MK. Nutrition and the Developing Brain: Nutrient Priorities and Management. Am J Clin Nutr, in press, 2007.

Siddappa AJ, Rao R, Long JD, Widness JA, Georgieff MK. The assessment of newborn iron stores at birth: A review of the literature and standards for ferritin concentrations. Neonatology, in press, 2007.

Ward KL, Tkac I, Jing Y, Felt B, Beard J, Connor J, Schallert T, Georgieff MK, Rao R. Gestational and lactational iron deficiency alters the developing striatal metabolome and associated behaviors in young rats. J. Nutrition, in press, 2007.

Book Chapters and Review Articles
Georgieff MK. Iron Deficiency. In Kleinman R., Ed. Pediatric Nutrition Handbook. AAP Press; Elk Grove Village, IL; pp 299-312, 2003.

Georgieff MK. Hematologic Disorders in the Neonate: Iron Deficiency. In Polin RA, Spitzer AR, Eds. Fetal and Neonatal Secrets. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus, Inc. 2004.

Rao R, Georgieff MK. Microminerals. In Tsang R, Uauy R, Koletzko B, Zlotkin S, Eds. Nutritional Requirements of the Premature Infant Digipub: Cincinnati, OH ), 2005; pp 277-310.

Nold J, Georgieff MK. Infants of Diabetic Mothers. In Rademacher R, Kliegman R, Eds. Pediatric Clinics of North America. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 2004; 51:619-637.

Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences Committee on Evaluating the Safety of Infant Formula. Evaluating the Safety of Infant Formula. National Academy of Sciences Press (2004).

Georgieff MK. Nutrition. In MacDonald MG, Seshia MMK, Mullett MD, Eds. Neonatology: Pathophysiology and Management of the Newborn (6th edition). Philadelphia: Lippencott, Williams and Wilkins, 2005.

Georgieff MK.  Iron. In Hay, WH Jr., Thureen P, Eds Neonatal Nutrition and Metabolism (2nd edition). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press 2006; 291-298.

deBoer T, Georgieff MK, Nelson CA. Declarative memory performance in infants of diabetic mothers. In "Varieties of Early Experience: Influences on Declarative Memory Development. (ed Bauer PJ) Erlbaum and Associates. Mahwah, NJ. (in press, 2006).

Cheatham CL, Sesma H, Georgieff MK. The role of early experience in preterm development. In "Varieties of Early Experience: Influences on Declarative Memory Development. (ed Bauer PJ) Erlbaum and Associates. Mahwah, NJ. (in press, 2006).

Fugelstad A, Rao R, Georgieff MK. The Role of Nutrition in Cognitive Development. In Handbook in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. (2nd Edition) Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, In press, 2006.



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