January 2021 – Preemie Professional of the Month

Mitchell Goldstein, MD
Editor-in-Chief, Neonatology Today
“Babies are not just small adults, but a lot of adults are big babies.” – Mitchell Goldstein, MD

PREEMIEWORLD: How long have you been working in your field?
DR. GOLDSTEIN: Almost three years.

PREEMIEWORLD: Why did you choose your current profession?
DR. GOLDSTEIN: It was a natural extension of the work that I do as an academic neonatologist

PREEMIEWORLD: What do you want other professionals to know about what you do?

DR. GOLDSTEIN: I envision an open honest publishing platform that everyone with an interest in neonatal medicine can participate in and access freely. As Editor in Chief, my job is to find ways of empowering people to believe that they can be part of the academic community in a way that is non-threatening and, at the same time, advances our knowledge base.

PREEMIEWORLD: What advice do you give to preemie parents?

DR. GOLDSTEIN: Your perspective matters. Whether your baby went home after 24 hours or 24 days, your experience in the NICU is important to other parents who have preemies and the professionals who care for them. Parents who are affected by disparity or who are impacted by lack of diversity have a myriad of experiences that can help preemie professionals improve the care they provide.

PREEMIEWORLD: Fun Facts: Tell us a fun or quirky fact about you.

DR. GOLDSTEIN: I am the son of a preemie.

PREEMIEWORLD: Is there anything else you’d like to share with us?

DR. GOLDSTEIN: Neonatology Today follows the Academic True Open Model (ATOM). There is never a fee to publish, never a fee to subscribe, and we are peer reviewed.