Faculty

James A. Lemons, MD

James A. Lemons, MD

Asst: Lora Simpson
Phone: (317) 274-4779
Email: lorasimp@iu.edu
Address:
699 Riley Hospital Dr, RR 208
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Bio

Specialty

Neonatology

Areas of Interest

  • Perinatal education
  • International medicine
  • Social justice issues
  • Advocacy concerning women and children

Dr. Lemons has held numerous leadership positions in local, state, and national committees and organizations. Funded by the NIH for over 30 years, he has expertise in basic and clinical research.  He has been an invited lecturer or visiting professor at more than 70 universities around the world.  Author of over 300 articles and book chapters.   He has worked internationally in Kenya to enhance the care for women and newborn infants in sub Saharan Africa, and was responsible for the building of the Riley Mother/Baby Hospital of Kenya.  His primary section focus is to facilitate the career development of the faculty and fellows of the section of Neonatology.  He also directs a program on poverty amelioration, and works on social justice issues focused on children and women.

Education

1975 Fellow, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Colorado Medical Center
1972 Resident, Pediatrics, University of Michigan Medical Center
1969 M.D., Northwestern University Medical School

Honors & Awards

1999 March of Dimes Health Leadership Award
1988 - 2010 Endowed Chair: Hugh McK. Landon Professor of Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine
  Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
  Sigma Xi
  Edwin L. Gresham Award for Perinatal Service-AAP
1994 - 2012 The Best Doctors in America
2002 - present Inclusion In America's Top Doctors (2nd Edition) National Physician Guide
2002 Teaching Excellence Recognition Award, Indiana University
2005 Physician of the Year, March of Dimes, Indiana Chapter
2008 Indianapolis Business Journal, Health Care Heroes Physician Winner
2009 The James A. Lemons International Pediatric Program, $1 million endowment

Clinical

  • Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
  • IU Health University Hospital
  • Wishard and Eskenazi Health

 


Research & Grants

Delineation of fetal requirements for growth and metabolism; Lactation; clinical care and outcomes in the newborn intensive care unit; perinatal ethics; translation of basic research findings to clinical practice; coordination of large multicenter randomized clinical trials in neonatology.

Current Grants

Indiana National Development Center for Circles Out of Poverty, Indiana State Department of Health, Co-Directors

Leadership Education Excellence in Pediatric Nutrition Program, Maternal & Child Health Bureau, US Dept of Health and Human Services, Co-Director

Comprehensive Developmental Pediatric Care for Infants and Children with Special Health Care Needs.  (Indiana State Dept. of Health Newborn Follow-up Program).  Principal Investigator


Representative PublicationsView All Publications

1. Oh W, Stevenson DK, Tyson JE, Morris BH, Ahlfors CE, Bender GJ, Wong RJ, Perritt R, Vohr BR, Van Meurs KP, Vreman HJ, Das A, Phelps DL, O'Shea TM, Higgins RD; NICHD Neonatal Research Network Bethesda MD. Influence of clinical status on the association between plasma total and unbound bilirubin and death or adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes in extremely low birth weight infants. Acta Paediatr. 2010 May;99(5):673-8. Epub 2010 Jan 25.

2. SUPPORT Study Group of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Neonatal Research Network, Carlo WA, Finer NN, Walsh MC, Rich W, Gantz MG, Laptook AR, Yoder BA, Faix RG, Das A, Poole WK, Schibler K, Newman NS, Ambalavanan N, Frantz ID 3rd, Piazza AJ, Sánchez PJ, Morris BH, Laroia N, Phelps DL, Poindexter BB, Cotten CM, Van Meurs KP, Duara S, Narendran V, Sood BG, O'Shea TM, Bell EF, Ehrenkranz RA, Watterberg KL, Higgins RD. Target ranges of oxygen saturation in extremely preterm infants. N Engl J Med. 2010 May 27;362(21):1959-69. Epub 2010 May 16.

3. SUPPORT Study Group of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver NICHD Neonatal Research Network, Finer NN, Carlo WA, Walsh MC, Rich W, Gantz MG, Laptook AR, Yoder BA, Faix RG, Das A, Poole WK, Donovan EF, Newman NS, Ambalavanan N, Frantz ID 3rd, Buchter S, Sánchez PJ, Kennedy KA, Laroia N, Poindexter BB, Cotten CM, Van Meurs KP, Duara S, Narendran V, Sood BG, O'Shea TM, Bell EF, Bhandari V, Watterberg KL, Higgins RD. Early CPAP versus surfactant in extremely preterm infants. N Engl J Med. 2010 May 27;362(21):1970-9. Epub 2010 May 16. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2010 Jun 10;362(23):2235.

4. Davis AS, Hintz SR, Van Meurs KP, Li L, Das A, Stoll BJ, Walsh MC, Pappas A, Bell EF, Laptook AR, Higgins RD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Seizures in extremely low birth weight infants are associated with adverse outcome. J Pediatr. 2010 Nov;157(5):720-5.e1-2. Epub 2010 Jun 14.

5. Rich WD, Auten KJ, Gantz MG, Hale EC, Hensman AM, Newman NS, Finer NN; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Antenatal consent in the SUPPORT trial: challenges, costs, and representative enrollment. Pediatrics. 2010 Jul;126(1):e215-21. Epub 2010 Jun 29.

6. Bell EF, Hansen NI, Morriss FH Jr, Stoll BJ, Ambalavanan N, Gould JB, Laptook AR, Walsh MC, Carlo WA, Shankaran S, Das A, Higgins RD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Impact of timing of birth and resident duty-hour restrictions on outcomes for small preterm infants. Impact of timing of birth and resident duty-hour restrictions on outcomes for small preterm infants. Pediatrics. 2010 Aug;126(2):222-31. Epub 2010 Jul 19.

7. Stoll BJ, Hansen NI, Bell EF, Shankaran S, Laptook AR, Walsh MC, Hale EC, Newman NS, Schibler K, Carlo WA, Kennedy KA, Poindexter BB, Finer NN, Ehrenkranz RA, Duara S, Sánchez PJ, O'Shea TM, Goldberg RN, Van Meurs KP, Faix RG, Phelps DL, Frantz ID 3rd, Watterberg KL, Saha S, Das A, Higgins RD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Neonatal outcomes of extremely preterm infants from the NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Pediatrics. 2010 Sep;126(3):443-56. Epub 2010 Aug 23.

8. Benjamin DK Jr, Stoll BJ, Gantz MG, Walsh MC, Sánchez PJ, Das A, Shankaran S, Higgins RD, Auten KJ, Miller NA, Walsh TJ, Laptook AR, Carlo WA, Kennedy KA, Finer NN, Duara S, Schibler K, Chapman RL, Van Meurs KP, Frantz ID 3rd, Phelps DL, Poindexter BB, Bell EF, O'Shea TM, Watterberg KL, Goldberg RN; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Neonatal candidiasis: epidemiology, risk factors, and clinical judgment. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct;126(4):e865-73. Epub 2010 Sep 27.

9. Boghossian NS, Hansen NI, Bell EF, Stoll BJ, Murray JC, Laptook AR, Shankaran S, Walsh MC, Das A, Higgins RD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Survival and morbidity outcomes for very low birth weight infants with Down syndrome. Pediatrics. 2010 Dec;126(6):1132-40. Epub 2010 Nov 22.

10. Schelonka RL, Maheshwari A, Carlo WA, Taylor S, Hansen NI, Schendel DE, Thorsen P, Skogstrand K, Hougaard DM, Higgins RD; NICHD Neonatal Research Network. T cell cytokines and the risk of blood stream infection in extremely low birth weight infants. Cytokine. 2011 Feb;53(2):249-55. Epub 2010 Dec 9.

11. Ambalavanan N, Walsh M, Bobashev G, Das A, Levine B, Carlo WA, Higgins RD; NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Intercenter differences in bronchopulmonary dysplasia or death among very low birth weight infants. Pediatrics. 2011 Jan;127(1):e106-16. Epub 2010 Dec 13.

12. Hintz SR, Kendrick DE, Wilson-Costello DE, Das A, Bell EF, Vohr BR, Higgins RD; NICHD Neonatal Research Network. Early-childhood neurodevelopmental outcomes are not improving for infants born at

18. Cole CR, Hansen NI, Higgins RD, Bell EF, Shankaran S, Laptook AR, Walsh MC, Hale EC, Newman NS, Das A, Stoll BJ; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Neonatal Research Network. Bloodstream infections in very low birth weight infants with intestinal failure. J Pediatr. 2012 Jan;160(1):54-9.e2. Epub 2011 Aug 15.

19. Ambalavanan N, Carlo WA, McDonald SA, Yao Q, Das A, Higgins RD; Generic Database and Follow-up Subcommittees of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Identification of extremely premature infants at high risk of rehospitalization. Pediatrics. 2011 Nov;128(5):e1216-25. Epub 2011 Oct 17.

20. Carlo WA, McDonald SA, Fanaroff AA, Vohr BR, Stoll BJ, Ehrenkranz RA, Andrews WW, Wallace D, Das A, Bell EF, Walsh MC, Laptook AR, Shankaran S, Poindexter BB, Hale EC, Newman NS, Davis AS, Schibler K, Kennedy KA, Sánchez PJ, Van Meurs KP, Goldberg RN, Watterberg KL, Faix RG, Frantz ID 3rd, Higgins RD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Association of antenatal corticosteroids with mortality and neurodevelopmental outcomes among infants born at 22 to 25 weeks' gestation. JAMA. 2011 Dec 7;306(21):2348-58.