Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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Nathaly M. Sweeney, MD, MPH, MS, FAAP, is a neonatologist at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD)/Jacobs Medical Center/Rady Children’s Hospital and an investigator with the Rady Children’s institute for genomic medicine (RCIGM). She is board certified in general pediatrics, pediatric cardiology and neonatal-perinatal medicine. She earned her undergraduate degree from Springfield College, MA and her graduate degrees from the University of Texas at El Paso, TX and Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. She obtained her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY and completed a pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Sweeney subsequently completed a pediatric cardiology fellowship at Stanford University -Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. She was employed as a clinical instructor and academic staff researcher at Stanford University -Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital from 2013 to 2015 where she divided her time working in the cardiovascular intensive care unit and researching the genetics of congenital heart disease. She subsequently completed a Neonatal-perinatal Medicine Fellowship at UCSD and joined the division of Neonatology. Dr. Sweeney is interested in the application of individualized medicine in the care of neonates with suspected genetic disease, especially those with congenital heart disease. Her research at RCIGM focuses on identifying genotypic differences via rapid genomic sequencing that may explain the observed phenotypes with the goal of offering prompt, directed, accurate, personalized care to patients in the Intensive Care Unit and beyond.