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Sara J. Mola

Sara J. Mola M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Pediatrics
Location: 110 S Paca St., 8th Floor
Phone: 410-328-6003
Fax: 410-328-1076

Personal History:

Dr. Mola joined the University of Maryland team in August 2011. Originially from Harpers Ferry, WV she attended West Virginia University School of Medicine (2001-2005) where she obtained an M.D. degree. She also completed her Pediatrics Residency at West Virginia University where her research interest was delivery practices of late preterm infants (2005-2008).

She came to the Baltimore area after completing her fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC (2008-2011). There she focused on Quality Improvement initiatives in delivery room management and ventilation strategies for VLBW infants, neonatal nutrition and premedication for non-emergent intubation as scholarly activities. It was also there that her passion for teaching was fostered through the use of Simulation experiences for NRP training and acute care of the sick neonate.

Since joining the University of Maryland, she has become actively involved in NRP training as a Regional Trainer and in providing neonatal outreach education throughout the state of MD. She is also involved in the development of a Golden Hour initiative at the University of Maryland to improve outcomes in VLBW infants.

Dr. Mola was appointed Medical Director of the Maryland Regional Neonatal Transport Program for the University of Maryland in fall of 2011.

Research Interests:

Dr. Mola's research interest is in the Delivery Room management of Very-Low-Birth-Weight infants and acute lung injury, as well as in Medical Education utilizing Simulation experience.

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Selected Publications:

Mola SJ, Annibale DJ, Wagner CL, Hulsey T, Taylor SN. NICU bedside caregivers sustain process improvement in respiratory care and decrease the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia in infants <30 weeks’ gestation. Respir Care 2015;60(3):309-320.

Contributing Author (textbook chapter), section entitled Transient Tachypnea of the Newborn. Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care: A Patient Case Method. F.A. Davis Company/ Publishers. May 2014.

Mola SJ, Graeber J, Polak Mark, Yossuck P. Is Friday the Busiest Day for Late Preterm Delivery? West Virginia Medical Journal. July/August 2010; 106: 10-13.

Mola SJ, Nield LS, Weisse ME. Meningococcal Disease: Suspect it, Treat it, Prevent it. Consultant for Pediatrics. 2009; 8(4): 116-120.

Mola SJ, Nield LS, Weisse ME. Treatment and Prevention of Neisseria meningitidis Infection. Infections in Medicine. 2008; 25(3): 128-133.

Mola SJ, Nield LS, Weisse ME. Treatment and Prevention of Neisseria meningitidis Infection. Applied Neurology. 2007; 3(12):17-20.