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2017 -- present    Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated)

Department of Clinical Informatics

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California, USA

2016 -- 2017    Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated)

Departments of Clinical Informativs and Pediatrics and Division of Neonatology

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

2009 -- 2016    Clinical Instructor, Neonatology

Department of Pediatrics

Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

2009 – 2017   Director of NICU Informatics and Attending Neonatologist

Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, California, USA

2011 – 2015   Attending Neonatologist

Pediatrix Medical Group, Moonlighter

O'Connor Hospital, San Jose, California, USA

2009 – 2011   Attending Neonatologist

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center - O'Connor Hospital - St. Louise Hospital

San Jose, California, USA

Board Certifications

General Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics

Clinical Informatics - American Board of Preventative Medicine


9/2010 -- 2013    Clinical Informatics Certificate Program, Stanford University Center for Professional Development, Stanford, California

6/2005 – 6/2008 Neonatology Fellowship, Division of Neonatology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California

6/2003 – 6/2005 Pediatrics Residency, UCLA Tri-Campus Pediatric Residency Training Program, Los Angeles, California

6/2002 – 6/2003 Pediatrics Internship, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

9/1998 – 6/2002 Medical School, University of California, San Diego, California, M.D. June, 2002

8/1997 – 1/1998 Graduate Education, University of California, San Francisco, California, Medical Information Sciences Masters Program in Bioinformatics, 1998

9/1993 – 6/1997 Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, Symbolic Systems, Neuroscience; Bachelor of Science, 1997, Children in Society Program Certificate, 1997

9/1989 -- 6/1993 Menlo School, Atherton, California


2016 – present    American Board of Preventative Medicine - Clinical Informatics Certification

2010 – present    American Board of Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine Certification

2006 – present    American Board of Pediatrics Certification

2004 – present    Drug Enforcement Administration Certification

2003 – present    California Medical Board License

Publications and Invited Presentations 

Patel R, Nudelman M, Olarewaju A, Pooley S, Jegatheesan P, Song D, Govindaswami B. "Homecare and Healthcare Utilization Errors Post–Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Discharge." Advances in Neonatal Care: August 2017 - Volume 17 - Issue 4 - p 258–264. doi: 10.1097/ANC.0000000000000390.

Patel R, Nudleman M, Pooley S, Baumann H, Cheng S, Kifle A, Narasimhan S, Jegatheesan P, Song D, Govindaswami B. "Effect of Discharge Feeding Type on Duration of Breast Milk Feeding in High Risk Infants." Pediatric Academic Societies. Baltimore, MD, 2016. Breastfeeding Medicine. October 2016, 11(S1): S-1-S-26. https://doi.org/10.1089/bfm.2016.29022.abstracts

Pooley S, Patel R, Copeland C, Govindaswami B. "Spreadsheet Prototyping Smooths Transition to Electronic Medical Record (EMR) for a Multidisciplinary High Risk Infant Followup team." Presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies. San Diego, CA, 2015.

Patel R, Olarewaju, A, Weiss S, Goldberg C, Nudleman M, Jegatheesan P, Song D, Govindaswami B. "Identification of Home Care and Healthcare Utilization Errors in High Risk Infants." Pediatric Academic Societies. San Diego, CA, April, 2015.

Patel R, Olarewaju A, Goldberg C, Weiss S, Jegatheesan P, Song D, Govindaswami B. "Identification of Home Care Errors in High Risk Infants: Patient Safety During Transition from Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) to Home." Chicago, IL October, 2014.

Patel R, Olarewaju A, Weiss S, Manani M, Jegatheesan P, Song D, Govindaswami B. "A novel home follow-up program for high risk infants. Pediatric Academic Societies International Conference." Vancouver, Canada, April 2014.

Weiss S. “Despite benefits of mobile device use in pediatrics, challenges remain.AAP News Health IT Trends, April, 2014.

Song D, Jegatheesan P, Weiss S, Govindaswami B, Wang J, Lee J, Oder A, Barlow S. "Modulation of EEG Spectral Edge Frequency During Patterned Pneumatic Oral Stimulation in Preterm Infants." Pediatric Research Paper #13-PR-03-0132R1 2013.

Weiss, S. "Syndrome Ontology: A Dynamic Tool for Diagnosis" PAS 2013, Washington DC. Abstract. Platform Session Moderator, Pediatric Academic Societies, Neonatal - Patient-Oriented Research: Neonatal Neurology. Boston, MA. April 28, 2012.

Song D, Jegatheesan P, Weiss S, Govindaswami B, Wang J, Barlow SM. “Patterned Pneumatic Oral Stimulation Modulates EEG in Preterm Infants.” Division of Neonatology, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Pediatric Academic Societies, Boston, MA. May 1, 2012

Weiss S, Sakumura A, Song D "aEEG Correlates of Patterned Orosensory Stimulation in Preterm Infants"  Division of Neonatology, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Pediatric Abstract Societies, Denver, CO, May, 2011 Abstract #: 1419.202

Weiss S, Ammon, K. “Family Needs Assessment in Neonatal Intensive Care." Division of Neonatology, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Pediatric Academic Societies' & Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting, Denver, Colorado, April 30-May 3, 2011. Abstract# 754535

Weiss S, Goldlust E, Vaucher YE. “Improving parent satisfaction: an intervention to increase neonatal parent -- provider communication.” Journal of Perinatology. 2010; 30 425-430. 0743-8346/10.

Pediatric Grand Rounds. “Assessment and Treatment of Pain in Newborns.” Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. September 15, 2010.

Narasimhan S, Weiss S, Kifle A, Quinones L, Song D, Jegatheesan P. “A Comprehensive NICU Lactation Program to Improve Breast Milk Feeding in Very Low Birth Weight Infants” Division of Neonatology, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, Washington DC, October 2009.

Weiss S, Vaucher YE. “Parent Satisfaction with Primary Medical Provider Communication in the NICU” Department of Neonatology, UCSD Medical Center, 72nd Perinatal & Developmental Medicine Symposium, Aspen, Colorado June, 2008.

Weiss S, Vaucher YE. “Communication Between Parents and Primary and Primary Care Providers in the NICU” Department of Neonatology, UCSD Medical Center, Pediatric Academic Societies, Honolulu, Hawaii, May, 2008. Abstract #752991


Memberships and Certifications

2001 – present     Member of the American Academy of Pediatrics

2002 – 2008  Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

2003 – 2006  Community Action To Children’s Health, AAP Southern California Liaison

2001 – 2002   UCSD School of Medicine Executive Committee Student Member

1998 – 2002   UCSD Biomedical Library Medical Student Representative


2015 Abstract reviewer for Council on Clinical Information Technology in the American Academy of Pediatrics

2003 – 2005   “Multipotent Neural Stem Cells May Be Propagated from the Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) of Hydrocephalic ch -/- Mice” Division of Neonatology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. Mentor: Dr. Richard Kreuger

2000 – 2002  “Analysis of Risk Factors and Child Protective Services Involvement in Young Children with Skull Fractures” Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, CA. Mentors: Dr. Cindy Kuelbs, Dr. Elisa Sobo

1998 – 1999  “Mirror Therapy for Upper Extremity Rehabilitation of Children with Early Focal Brain Damage” Brain and Perceptual Processes Laboratory, Center for Brain and Cognition; Departments of Neurosciences and Psychology, UCSD, San Diego, CA. Mentor: Dr. V. S. Ramachandran, Dr. Doris Trauner

1997 – 1998  “Characterization of Frequency and Variation of Collagen Triplet Repeats Across Animal Species” Computer Graphics Lab, UCSF Department of Medical Informatics, San Francisco, CA. Mentors: Dr. Teri Klein and Dr. Tom Ferrin

Honors and Awards

2015 America’s Essential Hospitals - Gage Award - Remarkable Project - Fetal Care Program of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, team member

2010-12 Honor Roll Teaching Award, Stanford Medical Students

2004 Good Beginnings Award, from NICU parent group, Cedars Sinai Medical Center

1999 NIH Medical School Summer Scholars Training Grant

1995 Pediatric Neurosurgery Volunteer Service Award, UCLA Hospital

1993 Rotary Club International Service Award Scholarship

1993 Menlo School Love of Learning Award


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