About Dr. Jeanne L. Ballard MD


Jeanne L. Ballard MD, author of the New Ballard Score, is an associate professor of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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Board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, Dr. Ballard has served as director of Nurseries for Bethesda Hospitals and is attending physician for Children's Hospital Medical Center and University Hospital of Cincinnati.

Dr. Ballard received her medical degree from the Medical College of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati and her fellowship in neonatology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

A noted author, Dr. Ballard's research and publications have included studies on infants of diabetic mothers, medical and psychological implications of sibling visitation on neonatal intensive care units, survivability of extremely immature neonates, and safer methods for the prevention of meconium aspiration syndrome, as well as her study of the interrelationship between fetal maturation and gestational age.

References :
Ballard JL, Khoury JC, Wedig K, et al: New Ballard Score, expanded to include extremely premature
infants. J Pediatrics 1991; 119:417-423.