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Andrea Wickremasinghe, MD

TitleAdjunct Assistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentPediatrics
DivisionGeneral Pediatrics
Address771 Albany St
Boston MA
Other Positions
InstitutionKaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Wickremasinghe received undergraduate degrees in Biology and Psychology from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She received her Medical Degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 2007, and completed a residency in Pediatrics at the Mayo Clinic. She then went on to complete a fellowship in Neonatology at the University of California, San Francisco. She joined Kaiser Permanente in 2013.

Dr. Wickremasinghe's medical interests include neonatal hyperbilirubinemia and neurodevelopmental outcomes after prematurity.

 Publications
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  1. Liebowitz M, Koo J, Wickremasinghe A, Allen IE, Clyman RI. Effects of Prophylactic Indomethacin on Vasopressor-Dependent Hypotension in Extremely Preterm Infants. J Pediatr. 2017 Mar; 182:21-27.e2. PMID: 27915200.
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  2. Newman TB, Wickremasinghe AC, Walsh EM, Grimes BA, McCulloch CE, Kuzniewicz MW. Phototherapy and Risk of Type 1 Diabetes. Pediatrics. 2016 Nov; 138(5). PMID: 27940766.
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  3. Newman TB, Wickremasinghe AC, Walsh EM, Grimes BA, McCulloch CE, Kuzniewicz MW. Retrospective Cohort Study of Phototherapy and Childhood Cancer in Northern California. Pediatrics. 2016 Jun; 137(6). PMID: 27217477.
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  4. Wickremasinghe AC, Kuzniewicz MW, Grimes BA, McCulloch CE, Newman TB. Neonatal Phototherapy and Infantile Cancer. Pediatrics. 2016 Jun; 137(6). PMID: 27217478.
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  5. Wickremasinghe AC, Risley RJ, Kuzniewicz MW, Wu YW, Walsh EM, Wi S, McCulloch CE, Newman TB. Risk of Sensorineural Hearing Loss and Bilirubin Exchange Transfusion Thresholds. Pediatrics. 2015 Sep; 136(3):505-12. PMID: 26283777.
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  6. Wu YW, Kuzniewicz MW, Wickremasinghe AC, Walsh EM, Wi S, McCulloch CE, Newman TB. Risk for cerebral palsy in infants with total serum bilirubin levels at or above the exchange transfusion threshold: a population-based study. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Mar; 169(3):239-46. PMID: 25560920.
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  7. Noori S, McNamara P, Jain A, Lavoie PM, Wickremasinghe A, Merritt TA, Solomon T, Sekar K, Attridge JT, Swanson JR, Gillam-Krakauer M, Reese J, Poindexter BB, Brook M, Auchus RJ, Clyman RI. Catecholamine-resistant hypotension and myocardial performance following patent ductus arteriosus ligation. J Perinatol. 2015 Feb; 35(2):123-7. PMID: 25118721.
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  8. Kuzniewicz MW, Wickremasinghe AC, Wu YW, McCulloch CE, Walsh EM, Wi S, Newman TB. Incidence, etiology, and outcomes of hazardous hyperbilirubinemia in newborns. Pediatrics. 2014 Sep; 134(3):504-9. PMID: 25092943.
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  9. Kenney D, Wickremasinghe AC, Ameenuddin N, Patterson MC. A 19-month-old girl of South Indian parents presented to a general pediatric clinic for evaluation of global developmental regression. Semin Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Jun; 21(2):88-9. PMID: 25149932.
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  10. Clyman RI, Wickremasinghe A, Merritt TA, Solomon T, McNamara P, Jain A, Singh J, Chu A, Noori S, Sekar K, Lavoie PM, Attridge JT, Swanson JR, Gillam-Krakauer M, Reese J, DeMauro S, Poindexter B, Aucott S, Satpute M, Fernandez E, Auchus RJ. Hypotension following patent ductus arteriosus ligation: the role of adrenal hormones. J Pediatr. 2014 Jun; 164(6):1449-55.e1. PMID: 24636853.
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  11. Sarafoglou K, Addo OY, Turcotte L, Otten N, Wickremasinghe A, Pittock S, Kyllo J, Lteif AN, Himes JH, Miller BS. Impact of hydrocortisone on adult height in congenital adrenal hyperplasia-the Minnesota cohort. J Pediatr. 2014 May; 164(5):1141-1146.e1. PMID: 24560184.
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  12. Kuzniewicz MW, Wickremasinghe AC, Newman TB. Invited commentary: does neonatal hyperbilirubinemia cause asthma? Am J Epidemiol. 2013 Dec 15; 178(12):1698-701. PMID: 24186968.
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  13. Clyman R, Wickremasinghe A, Jhaveri N, Hassinger DC, Attridge JT, Sanocka U, Polin R, Gillam-Krakauer M, Reese J, Mammel M, Couser R, Mulrooney N, Yanowitz TD, Derrick M, Jegatheesan P, Walsh M, Fujii A, Porta N, Carey WA, Swanson JR. Enteral feeding during indomethacin and ibuprofen treatment of a patent ductus arteriosus. J Pediatr. 2013 Aug; 163(2):406-11. PMID: 23472765.
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  14. Catenacci M, Miyagi S, Wickremasinghe AC, Lucas SS, de Alba Campomanes AG, Good WV, Clyman RI. Dopamine-resistant hypotension and severe retinopathy of prematurity. J Pediatr. 2013 Aug; 163(2):400-5. PMID: 23465406.
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  15. Wickremasinghe AC, Rogers EE, Johnson BC, Shen A, Barkovich AJ, Marco EJ. Children born prematurely have atypical sensory profiles. J Perinatol. 2013 Aug; 33(8):631-5. PMID: 23412641.
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  16. Wickremasinghe AC, Kuzniewicz MW, Newman TB. Black race is not protective against hazardous bilirubin levels. J Pediatr. 2013 May; 162(5):1068-9. PMID: 23403251.
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  17. Wickremasinghe AC, Rogers EE, Piecuch RE, Johnson BC, Golden S, Moon-Grady AJ, Clyman RI. Neurodevelopmental outcomes following two different treatment approaches (early ligation and selective ligation) for patent ductus arteriosus. J Pediatr. 2012 Dec; 161(6):1065-72. PMID: 22795222.
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  18. Wickremasinghe AC, Karon BS, Saenger AK, Cook WJ. Effect of universal neonatal transcutaneous bilirubin screening on blood draws for bilirubin analysis and phototherapy usage. J Perinatol. 2012 Nov; 32(11):851-5. PMID: 22343396.
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  19. Wickremasinghe AC, Karon BS, Cook WJ. Accuracy of neonatal transcutaneous bilirubin measurement in the outpatient setting. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Dec; 50(12):1144-9. PMID: 22013149.
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  20. Wickremasinghe AC, Hartman TK, Voigt RG, Katusic SK, Weaver AL, Colby CE, Barbaresi WJ. Evaluation of the ability of neurobiological, neurodevelopmental and socio-economic variables to predict cognitive outcome in premature infants. Child Care Health Dev. 2012 Sep; 38(5):683-9. PMID: 21732960.
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  21. Karon BS, Wickremasinghe AC, Lo SF, Saenger AK, Cook WJ. BiliChek transcutaneous bilirubin meter overestimates serum bilirubin as measured by the Doumas reference method. Clin Biochem. 2010 Aug; 43(12):1009-12. PMID: 20451510.
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  22. Kiefer AS, Wickremasinghe AC, Johnson JN, Hartman TK, Hintz SR, Carey WA, Colby CE. Medical management of extremely low-birth-weight infants in the first week of life: a survey of practices in the United States. Am J Perinatol. 2009 Jun; 26(6):407-18. PMID: 19301226.
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