Meet Our NICU Team

In addition to our neonatal doctors and nurse practitioners, our team includes NICU nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, the lactation consultant, dietitians, pharmacists and support staff.

Pankaj Nagaraj, MDPankaj Nagaraj, MD, FAAP, MPH

Neonatologist, NICU Medical Director & Department of Pediatrics Chair UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital

Dr. Nagaraj received his medical training from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science Hospital and Research Center Bangalore University, Bangalore, India and completed his residency from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Pediatric Residency Program in Austin, Texas. He also completed a fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He also has a Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree from UNTHSC at Fort Worth, TX majoring in Epidemiology.

Dr. Nagaraj is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and also serves as the chair of the Perinatal Advisory Committee at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA.

Andrew Nordine, MDAndrew Nordine, MD, MS

Neonatologist, Medical Director - St. Luke's NICU & Director of St. Luke's NICU Quality Improvement

Dr. Nordine earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Iowa in 2001. He completed residency training in pediatrics at the University of Iowa in 2004 and fellowship training in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the University of Minnesota in 2007. He has American Board of Pediatrics certifications in general pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. Dr. Nordine serves as the St. Luke's NICU Director of Quality Improvement and chairs the NICU Evidence-based Practice Committee.

Dr. Nordine earned a Master of Science degree in health informatics from the University of Minnesota under a National Library of Medicine training grant. He is a member of several information technology committees at St. Luke's and the UnityPoint Health. Dr. Nordine is a Fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Health Information Management Systems Society, the American Medical Informatics Association, and the American Academy for the Advancement of Science.

Dennis Rosenblum, MD, MMMDennis Rosenblum, MD, MMM

Neonatologist

Dr. Rosenblum received his B.A. from Boston University in 1982 and his Doctor of Medicine degree from Boston University in 1986. He completed residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in 1989 and fellowship training in newborn medicine in 1992 from the New England Medical Center. He was a neonatology attending at Duke University for three years before returning to Iowa in 1996. He recently obtained his Master of Medical Management degree from the University of Southern California in 2013.

Dr. Rosenblum is board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics and the sub board of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Association of Physician Leadership. He is current Chair of the Iowa State Perinatal Guidelines Advisory Committee, has served as a board member for the March of Dimes Iowa Chapter and as a trustee and treasurer for the Iowa Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Amanda Wagner, RNC-NIC, BSNAmanda Wagner, RNC-NIC, BSN

Clinical Educator - NICU

Amanda received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Iowa College of Nursing. She is certified through the National Certification Company Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing. Amanda is a Credentialed Trainer for Epic.

Krista Husemann, ARNP, MSN, NNP-BCKrista Husemann, ARNP, MSN, NNP-BC

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Krista received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Clarke College and her Master's degree in Nursing from Creighton University. She has worked in Level III Newborn Intensive Care Units in Atlanta and Omaha.

Krista is a member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and the Iowa Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners.

Her areas of interest include the Developmental Care Committee, the Evidence-Based Practice Committee and the Neonatal Skin Care Committee.

Krista is certified as a Regional NRP Instructor and a S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor.

Maureen 'Mo' Lonergan, PA-CMaureen "Mo" Lonergan, PA-C

Physician's Assistant

Mo received her Master's degree in Medical Science from Midwestern University and her Bachelor's of Science degree from Truman State University. She became a healthcare provider as she loves working with children and she finds medicine interesting and challenging. "I want to be able to impact people in a positive way by providing compassionate/quality health care," she says, "I want to make a difference in the life of a child and to ease the anxiety of a new parent."

Her clinical interest include community outreach for adequate care for the newborn and early identification of undiagnosed cardiac lesions.

Amy Wilson, ARNP, MSN, CPNP, NNP-BCAmy Wilson, ARNP, MSN, CPNP, NNP-BC

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Amy received both her Bachelor's and Master's degree in Nursing from the University of Iowa. She completed her post-Master's certificate at Rush University.

Her areas of interest include the High-Risk Infant Follow-up Clinic and the Developmental Care Committee. She is also on the neonatal-pediatric transport team. Amy is a member of the National Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners, the Iowa Association of Neonatal Nurse Practitioners and the Academy of Neonatal Nursing. She is certified as a Regional NRP Instructor and a S.T.A.B.L.E. Instructor.