Josef M. Cortez, M.D.

Josef M. Cortez M.D.

Associate Professor

Department: Department of Pediatrics
Business Phone: (904) 244-3508
Business Email: josef.cortez@jax.ufl.edu

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Publications

2023
A quality improvement initiative to reduce the time to initial maternal visit in the neonatal intensive care unit
Journal of Perinatology.():-[DOI] 10.1038/s41372-023-01726-0.[PMID] .
2023
Acute kidney injury in infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.
Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany).():-[DOI] 10.1007/s00467-023-06214-3.[PMID] 37947899.
2023
Maternal and Newborn Hospital Outcomes of Perinatal SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A National Registry.
Pediatrics.151(2):-[DOI] 10.1542/peds.2022-059595.[PMID] 36995183.
2022
Charge Nurses Taking Charge, Challenging the Culture of Culture-Negative Sepsis, and Preventing Central-Line Infections to Reduce NICU Antibiotic Usage.
American journal of perinatology.39(8):861-868[DOI] 10.1055/s-0040-1719079.[PMID] 33142341.
2021
Effects of standardized feeding protocol on growth velocity and necrotizing enterocolitis in extremely low birth weight infants
Journal of Perinatology.41(1):134-139[DOI] 10.1038/s41372-020-00892-9.[PMID] .
2021
Increasing usage of mother’s own milk in neonates at risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome: MOM-NAS quality improvement initiative
Journal of Perinatology.41(11):2684-2689[DOI] 10.1038/s41372-021-01209-0.[PMID] .
2020
Comparison of extubation success using noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) versus noninvasive neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (NI-NAVA).
Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association.40(8):1202-1210[DOI] 10.1038/s41372-019-0578-4.[PMID] 31911641.
2019
Aerosolized surfactant in neonatal respiratory distress syndrome: Phase I study.
Early human development.134():19-25[DOI] 10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2019.05.005.[PMID] 31121339.
2019
Successful implementation of an intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) bundle in reducing severe ICH: a quality improvement project.
Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association.39(1):143-151[DOI] 10.1038/s41372-018-0257-x.[PMID] 30348961.
2018
Maternal milk feedings reduce sepsis, necrotizing enterocolitis and improve outcomes of premature infants.
Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association.38(1):71-74[DOI] 10.1038/jp.2017.149.[PMID] 29048409.
2015
Near-infrared spectroscopy: applications in neonates.
Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine.20(3):164-72[DOI] 10.1016/j.siny.2015.03.008.[PMID] 25934116.
2015
Randomized placebo-controlled trial of sucrose analgesia on neonatal skin blood flow and pain response during heel lance.
The Clinical journal of pain.31(5):451-8[DOI] 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000126.[PMID] 24918475.
2015
Transcriptomics of maternal and fetal membranes can discriminate between gestational-age matched preterm neonates with and without cognitive impairment diagnosed at 18-24 months.
PloS one.10(3):e0118573-[DOI] 10.1371/journal.pone.0118573.[PMID] 25822971.
2014
A "multi-hit" model of neonatal white matter injury: cumulative contributions of chronic placental inflammation, acute fetal inflammation and postnatal inflammatory events.
Journal of perinatal medicine.42(6):731-43[DOI] 10.1515/jpm-2014-0250.[PMID] 25205706.
2014
Bacteria and endotoxin in meconium-stained amniotic fluid at term: could intra-amniotic infection cause meconium passage?
The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians.27(8):775-88[DOI] 10.3109/14767058.2013.844124.[PMID] 24028637.
2014
Frequency of otitis media based on otoendoscopic evaluation in preterm infants.
Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.151(4):692-9[DOI] 10.1177/0194599814544887.[PMID] 25151486.
2014
Plasma concentrations of angiogenic/anti-angiogenic factors have prognostic value in women presenting with suspected preeclampsia to the obstetrical triage area: a prospective study.
The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians.27(2):132-44[DOI] 10.3109/14767058.2013.806905.[PMID] 23687930.
2014
Postnatal respiratory compliance among premature ventilated neonates associated with variable timing and dosing of antenatal steroids.
American journal of perinatology.31(12):1073-8[DOI] 10.1055/s-0034-1371711.[PMID] 24705966.
2014
Secreted phospholipase A2 is increased in meconium-stained amniotic fluid of term gestations: potential implications for the genesis of meconium aspiration syndrome.
The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians.27(10):975-83[DOI] 10.3109/14767058.2013.847918.[PMID] 24063538.
2011
Noninvasive evaluation of splanchnic tissue oxygenation using near-infrared spectroscopy in preterm neonates.
The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians.24(4):574-82[DOI] 10.3109/14767058.2010.511335.[PMID] 20828232.
2010
Hepatic failure, neonatal hemochromatosis and porto-pulmonary hypertension in a newborn with trisomy 21--a case report.
Italian journal of pediatrics.36():38-[DOI] 10.1186/1824-7288-36-38.[PMID] 20482801.
2010
Outcomes of extremely low birth weight infants with varying doses and intervals of antenatal steroid exposure.
Journal of perinatal medicine.38(4):419-23[DOI] 10.1515/jpm.2010.060.[PMID] 20297898.
2007
Anemia. Patient report.
Clinical pediatrics.46(5):462-[DOI] .[PMID] 17556748.
2007
Asthma and hyperglycemia. Patient report.
Clinical pediatrics.46(5):454-5[DOI] .[PMID] 17556746.
2007
Pasteurella multocida urinary tract infection in a pediatric patient with end-stage renal disease.
The Pediatric infectious disease journal.26(2):183-5[DOI] .[PMID] 17259887.

Office Information

Academic Office
6th Floor, Clinical Center
655 West 8th Street, C3
Jacksonville, FL 32209
(904) 244-4242
josef.cortez@jax.ufl.edu
Division Manager
Vanessa Martin
(904) 244-3508
vanessa.martin@jax.ufl.edu

Education

Medical Degree
2001 · University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines
Pediatrics Residency
2006 · Wayne State University - Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detriot, MI, USA
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
2009 · Wayne State University - Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detriot, MI, USA