Jennifer Munoz-Pareja, MD

Jennifer-Munoz-ParejaTitle

Assistant Professor
Assistant Fellowship Director

Contact Information

Phone: (352) 265-0462
Fax: (352) 265-0443
Email: jennifermunozp@peds.ufl.edu
Office: HD Building, Room HD-611

About

Jennifer was born, raised, and partially educated in Colombia at Universidad del Norte. She completed her last 2 years of medical school at the University of Miami Miller school of medicine, her pediatric residency training at Miami Children’s Hospital and her Pediatric critical care fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital in the Harvard Medical School system. Her biggest passion is medical education and over the past years, she has pursued many opportunities to teach fellows, residents and medical students in both clinical and didactic settings. During her fellowship she had the honor to be chosen as an active member of the Executive Committee of Teaching and Medical Education (ECOTE) which functions as the institution’s Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) for purposes of national and specialty accreditation of physician training programs. In gratitude to her teaching contributions to the Harvard medical students and pediatric residents she was the recipient of the outstanding teaching fellow award.

Jennifer also participated and led different research projects with a strong emphasis on investigating age-dependent differences in traumatic brain injury response and repair as well as focusing on the mechanisms of accidental and inflicted brain injuries. Most recently, she was acting as a co-principle investigator in a multi-site project titled “Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic brain Injury (TRACK-TBI)”. For her outstanding research contributions during fellowship she was the recipient of the best physician in training award at the American Academy of Pediatrics in Oct 2013.

Jennifer has a strong interest in providing high quality healthcare in underserved populations and is currently the pediatric director of a non-profit organization that aims to provide high quality surgical care to children with craniofacial abnormalities living in developing countries around the world. She plans to help implement well established US medical guidelines and protocols in developing countries with the goal of decreasing pediatric morbidity and mortality.

Key Publications

  • Munoz-Pareja JC, McGuone D, Saliga K, Dodge C, Smith C, Costine B, Duhaime AC. Cardiovascular Implications in Non-Accidental Head Injury-Is The Cerebral Injury Exacerbated by Neurogenic Myocardial Stunning? American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting. Accepted for Oral Presentation. Orlando, FL, October 27, 2013
  • Munoz-Pareja JC, Sestokas R, Rosand J, Giacino J, Haire S, Saliga K, Johnson J, Duhaime AC. Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI): Multicenter Implementation of the TBI Common Data Elements. Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium. Massachusetts General Hospital.Boston, MA, March 12, 2013
  • Munoz-Pareja JC,Dodge C, Costine B, Morse R, Moodie K, Kauppinen R, Duhaime AC. Neural and Cardiac Consequences of Induction of Injuries Aimed to Model “Big Black Brain”: Potential Exacerbation by Neurogenic Stunned Myocardium – Pilot Study. Massachusetts General Hospital Research Day. Boston, MA, March 19, 2013
  • Duhaime AC, Munoz-Pareja JC, Coats B, McGuone D, Saliga K, Margulies S. Progress and Challenges in Modeling Infant Subdural Hematoma. Massachusetts General Hospital Research Day. Boston, MA,March 19, 2013
  • Fuenfer MM, Munoz-Pareja JC, Murphy S, Noviski N. Lemierre Syndrome with Stroke Resulting from Parotitis. Scientific Advisory Committee Poster Session. Massachusetts General Hospital. Boston, MA, March 8, 2013
  • Munoz-Pareja JC, Dodge C, Costine B, Morse R, Moodie K, Kauppinen R, Duhaime AC. Neural and Cardiac Consequences of Induction of Injuries Aimed to Model “Big Black Brain”: Potential Exacerbation by Neurogenic Stunned Myocardium – Pilot Study. Status: submitted to The Journal of Neurosurgery-Pediatrics
  • Nishisaki A, Turner DA, Brown CA 3rd, Walls RM, Nadkarni VM; National Emergency Airway Registry for Children (NEAR4KIDS); Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI) Network. A National Emergency Airway Registry for children: landscape of tracheal intubation in 15 PICUs.Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar;41(3):874-85. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0b013e3182746736.(*member of the investigative team not cited in the appendix of the manuscript)

Chapters

  • Munoz-Pareja JC. Drowning. In Field Guide for Neonatal and Pediatric Transport. Robert Insoft, editor.   American Academy of Pediatrics. 2013.
  • Munoz-Pareja JC,Duhaime AC.Subdural Hematoma in Non Accidental Head Injury. Vascular Mechanisms in CNS Trauma.Springer Science. 2014

Projects

  • Prognostic Significance of MRI/MRS in Neonates with Hypoxic Ischemic Injury.
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Contributing Investigator
    The goal of the study is to determine if MRI/MRS is helpful in prognosticating neurologic outcomes in neonates with hypoxic ischemic injury. 2012-present
  • Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI): Multicenter Implementation of the TBI Common Data Elements.
    Co-Principal Investigator
    Massachusetts General Hospital, University of California San Francisco, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, University Medical Center Brackenridge-Austin, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami, Hospital Antwerp- Belgium.
    The goal of this study is to create a TBI network that integrates clinical, imaging, proteomic, genomic, and outcome data and biomarkers from patients across the age and injury spectra. 2012-2014