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Jonathan K. Muraskas, MD,
Jonathan K. Muraskas, MD, comes on the show to discuss the report that tracks the long-term progress of two micro-preemies — the smallest and third smallest infants ever to survive. Don't miss this compelling and fascinating story.
Dr. Jonathan Muraskas grew up on the South Side of Chicago and attended Brother Rice High School. He graduated from Ripon College Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Chemistry. He graduated in the last 3 year class at Loyola-Stritch in 1982. He completed his residency in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine from Loyola in 1987. He was Chief Resident in Pediatrics and has held numerous positions as Director of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Division, Fellowship, Research and Co-Director of the Regional Perinatal Center at Loyola. In 2001, he was promoted to Professor of Pediatrics and in 2008 was given an appointment as Professor of Obstetrics/Gynecology.
Dr. Muraskas has cared for over 20,000 sick newborns and is a recognized world expert on extremely low birth weight newborns and conjoined twins. He is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records 3 times for caring for the two smallest newborns in the world, weighing 8 and 9 ounces and caring for the smallest twins with a combined weight of 1 pound 13 ounces. Dr. Muraskas continues to consult at Brookfield Zoo and has cared for critically ill animals including a gorilla and polar bear. Dr. Muraskas has been featured in People Magazine, Time Magazine and has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Leeza Gibbons, Oprah and has been interviewed by Larry King, Tom Brokow, Dan Rather and Katie Couric.
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