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Sherry E. Courtney, M.D.

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  • Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics


  • Neonatology


  • Neonatology

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 501-364-1056
    Fax: 501-364-4264
    Address: Arkansas Children's Hospital
    1 Children's Way
    Little Rock, AR 72202


  • B.A., Kansas State University, 1969
  • M.S., Univ of Michigan, 1991
  • M.D., University of Kansas School of Medicine, 1973


  • Resident, Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Hospital, 1974-1977
  • Fellow, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Children's Mercy Hospital, 1976-1979

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Recent Honors

  • Cambridge Who's Who, 2008
  • Honorary Member, NY Downstate Association of Respiratory Therapist, 2011
  • Featured researcher: ACHRI Clinical Researcher Spotlight, December 2015, 2015
  • Nomination for Educator of the Year, UAMS/ACH, 2015

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Year in Review 2015: Neonatal Respiratory Care. Resp Care 2016 61:560-564.
  • Journal Article, Ballard RA., Keller RL., Black DM., Ballard PL., Merrill JD., Eichenwald EC., Truog WE., Mammel MC., Steinhorn RH., Rogers EE., Ryan RM., Durand DJ., Asselin JA., Bendel CM., Bendel-Stenzel EM., Courtney SE., Dhanireddy R., Hudak ML., Mayock DE., McKay VJ., O'Shea TM., Wadhawan R., Palermo L. Randomized trial of late surfactant treatment in ventilated preterm infants receiving inhaled nitric oxide. J Pediatr 2016 168:23-29.
  • Journal Article, Onland W., Bebray TPA., Laughon MM., Miedema M., Cools F., Askie LM., Asselin JA., Calvert SA., Courtney SE., Dani C., Durand DJ., Gerstmann DR., Marlow N., Peacock JL., Pillow JJ., Soll RF., Thome UH., Truffert P., Schreiber MD., Van Reempts P., van Kaam AH., Vendettuoli V., Vento G., Moons KGM., Offringa M. Clinical prediction models for bronchopulmonary dysplasia: A systematic review and external validation study. BMC Pediatrics 2013 (13)
  • Journal Article, Ballard PL., Keller RL., Black DM., Durand D., Courtney SE. Inhaled nitric oxide increases urinary nitric oxide metabolites and cyclic GMP in premature infants: Relationship to pulmonary outcome. AM J PERINATOL 2013
  • Journal Article, Stern DJ., Weisner MD., Courtney SE. Synchronized neonatal non-invasive ventilation, A pilot study: the Graseby capsule with bi-level NCPAP. Pediatr Pulmonol 2013 (DOI 10.1002/ppul.22880.)
  • Journal Article, Keller RL ., Merrill JD., Black DM., Steinhorn RH., Eichenwald EC., Courtney SE. Late administration of surfactant replacement therapy increases surfactant protein-B content: a randomized pilot study. Pediatr Res 2012 72:613-619.
  • Journal Article, Singh R., Courtney SE., Weisner MD., Habib RH. Respiratory mechanics during high frequency oscillatory ventilation: A physical model and preterm infant study. J Appl Physiol 2012 112:1105-1113.
  • Journal Article, Merrill JD., Ballard PL., Courtney SE. Pilot trial of late booster doses of surfactant for ventilated preterm infants. J Perinatol 2011 31:599-606.
  • Journal Article, Courtney SE., Kahn DJ., Singh R., Habib RH. Bubble and ventilator-derived nasal continuous positive airway pressure in premature infants: work of breathing and gas exchange. J Perinotol 2011 30:44-50.
  • Journal Article, Cools F., Askie L., Offringa M., Courtney SE. Elective high-frequency oscillatory ventilation versus conventional ventilation in preterm infants: A meta-analysis of individual patient data. Lancet 2010 375(9731):2082-2091.

Recent Grant Awards

  • A Clinical Study to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the Infinity Acute Care System Workstation Neonatal Care Babylog VN500 Device in High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation Mode, DRAEGER-Babylog, 2015-05-19 00:00:00-2017-05-31 00:00:00
  • A Multi-Center, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind, Two-Armed, Parallel Group Study to evaluate Efficacy and Safety of IV Sildenafil in the Treatment of Neonates with PPHN or Hypoxic Resp Failure and at Risk for PPHN, with a Long term FU , Pfizer, A1481316, 2013-09-01 00:00:00-2017-07-31 00:00:00
  • Antibiotic Safety in Infants with Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections (SCAMP), NIH, HHSN2752010000031, 2015-10-01 00:00:00-2017-09-30 00:00:00
  • Courtney General Research Account, 2014-08-14 00:00:00-2021-12-31 00:00:00
  • Intravenous Remodulin (Treprostinil) as Add-on Therapy for the Treatment of Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Safety and Efficacy Study, United Therapeutics, RIV-PN-201, 2016-01-18 00:00:00-2017-12-31 00:00:00
  • PENUT Trial, NIH, 754307, 2013-09-01 00:00:00-2017-05-31 00:00:00
  • PENUT Trial Year 4, NIH, UWSC7774, 2013-09-01 00:00:00-2017-05-31 00:00:00
  • Prospective Observational Studyof Respiratory Support Provided to Premature Infants at Risk for RDS., Discovery Labs, 03-CL-1402, 2015-05-28 00:00:00-2017-05-31 00:00:00
  • PTN: Safety of Furosemide in Premature Infants at Risk of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, NICHD, Task Order 33, 2016-01-11 00:00:00-2017-09-28 00:00:00

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