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Valerie Flaherman, MD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of California San Francisco
DepartmentPediatrics
Address3333 California Street
San Francisco CA 94118
Phone415-502-6266
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    Collapse Biography 
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    University of California, San FranciscoPreventive Medicine Residency2005Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    University of California, BerkeleyM.P.H.2004School of Public Health
    Children's Hospital OaklandPediatrics Residency1996Pediatrics
    Harvard UniversityM.D.1992School of Medicine
    Harvard and Radcliffe CollegesA.B.1987Social Studies

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    The Early Limited Formula Study
    HRSA/MCHB R40MC26810Apr 1, 2014 - Mar 31, 2017
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Improving breastfeeding outcomes by interventions targeted toward at-risk infants
    NIH/NICHD K23HD059818Jul 20, 2009 - Jun 30, 2014
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Flaherman V, Narayan NR, Hartigan-O'Connor D, Cabana MD, McCulloch CE, Paul IM. The Effect of Early Limited Formula on Breastfeeding, Readmission, and Intestinal Microbiota: A Randomized Clinical Trial. J Pediatr. 2018 Mar 13. PMID: 29550235.
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    2. Flaherman V, Schaefer EW, Kuzniewicz MW, Li SX, Walsh EM, Paul IM. Health Care Utilization in the First Month After Birth and Its Relationship to Newborn Weight Loss and Method of Feeding. Acad Pediatr. 2017 Dec 02. PMID: 29191700.
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    3. Flaherman V, Burgos AE, Taylor JA, Phillipi CA. Beyond the Nursery: Postnatal Care in the 21st Century. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Dec; 7(12):763-764. PMID: 29150541.
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    4. Garber MD, Schroeder AR, Flaherman V. Re: Balancing Breastfeeding Promotion. Pediatrics. 2017 11; 140(5). PMID: 29089405.
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    5. McKean M, Caughey AB, Yuracko McKean MA, Cabana MD, Flaherman V. Postpartum Depression: When Should Health Care Providers Identify Those at Risk? Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 Sep 01; 9922817733696. PMID: 28969467.
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    6. Kair LR, Flaherman V. Donor Milk or Formula: A Qualitative Study of Postpartum Mothers of Healthy Newborns. J Hum Lact. 2017 Nov; 33(4):710-716. PMID: 28783445.
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    7. Fisher-Owens SA, Amendola L, Featherstone JDB, Inge RE, Flaherman V. Increased public reimbursement for prophylactic visits with dentists associated with increased receipt of preventive dental services in children. J Public Health Dent. 2017 Jun; 77(3):183-187. PMID: 28369857.
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    8. Flaherman V, Epstein J, Amendola L, Inge R, Featherstone JD, Okumura M. Preventive Dental Care at 6-Month Intervals Is Associated With Reduced Caries Risk. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Feb; 57(2):222-226. PMID: 28952370.
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    9. Flaherman V, Von Kohorn I. Evidence for the Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative to Support Breastfeeding-Reply. JAMA. 2017 02 21; 317(7):771. PMID: 28241353.
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    10. Mukhopadhyay S, Taylor JA, Von Kohorn I, Flaherman V, Burgos AE, Phillipi CA, Dhepyasuwan N, King E, Dhudasia M, Puopolo KM. Variation in Sepsis Evaluation Across a National Network of Nurseries. Pediatrics. 2017 Mar; 139(3). PMID: 28179485.
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    11. Flaherman V, Schaefer EW, Kuzniewicz MK, Li S, Walsh E, Paul IM. Newborn Weight Loss During Birth Hospitalization and Breastfeeding Outcomes Through Age 1 Month. J Hum Lact. 2017 Feb; 33(1):225-230. PMID: 28107100.
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    12. Paul IM, Schaefer EW, Miller JR, Kuzniewicz MW, Li SX, Walsh EM, Flaherman V. Weight Change Nomograms for the First Month After Birth. Pediatrics. 2016 Dec; 138(6). PMID: 27940721.
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    13. Flaherman V, Von Kohorn I. Interventions Intended to Support Breastfeeding: Updated Assessment of Benefits and Harms. JAMA. 2016 Oct 25; 316(16):1685-1687. PMID: 27784077.
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    14. Taylor JA, Burgos AE, Flaherman V, Chung EK, Simpson EA, Goyal NK, Von Kohorn I, Dhepyasuwan N. Utility of Decision Rules for Transcutaneous Bilirubin Measurements. Pediatrics. 2016 May; 137(5). PMID: 27244792; PMCID: PMC4845868 [Available on 05/01/17].
    15. Schaefer EW, Flaherman V, Kuzniewicz MW, Li SX, Walsh EM, Paul IM. External Validation of Early Weight Loss Nomograms for Exclusively Breastfed Newborns. Breastfeed Med. 2015 Dec; 10(10):458-63. PMID: 26565592.
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    16. Miller JR, Flaherman V, Schaefer EW, Kuzniewicz MW, Li SX, Walsh EM, Paul IM. Early weight loss nomograms for formula fed newborns. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 May; 5(5):263-8. PMID: 25934810.
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    17. Flaherman V, Beiler JS, Cabana MD, Paul IM. Relationship of newborn weight loss to milk supply concern and anxiety: the impact on breastfeeding duration. Matern Child Nutr. 2016 07; 12(3):463-72. PMID: 25786348.
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    18. Kair LR, Flaherman V, Newby KA, Colaizy TT. The experience of breastfeeding the late preterm infant: a qualitative study. Breastfeed Med. 2015 Mar; 10(2):102-6. PMID: 25647732.
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    19. Taylor JA, Burgos AE, Flaherman V, Chung EK, Simpson EA, Goyal NK, Von Kohorn I, Dhepyasuwan N. Discrepancies between transcutaneous and serum bilirubin measurements. Pediatrics. 2015 Feb; 135(2):224-31. PMID: 25601981; PMCID: PMC4306797.
    20. Kair LR, Colaizy TT, Hubbard D, Flaherman V. Donor milk in the newborn nursery at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Breastfeed Med. 2014 Dec; 9(10):547-50. PMID: 25167368.
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    21. Flaherman V, Schaefer EW, Kuzniewicz MW, Li SX, Walsh EM, Paul IM. Early weight loss nomograms for exclusively breastfed newborns. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan; 135(1):e16-23. PMID: 25554815; PMCID: PMC4279066.
    22. Flaherman V, Fuentes-Afflick E. Social and public health perspectives of promotion of breastfeeding. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Oct; 168(10):877-8. PMID: 25089839; PMCID: PMC4263665.
    23. Flaherman V, Hicks KG, Huynh J, Cabana MD, Lee KA. Positive and negative experiences of breast pumping during the first 6 months. Matern Child Nutr. 2016 Apr; 12(2):291-8. PMID: 25134622.
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    24. Simpson E, Goyal NK, Dhepyasuwan N, Flaherman V, Chung EK, Von Kohorn I, Burgos A, Taylor J. Prioritizing a research agenda: a Delphi study of the better outcomes through research for newborns (BORN) network. Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Jul; 4(4):195-202. PMID: 24986986.
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    25. Flaherman V, Kuzniewicz MW, Li S, Walsh E, McCulloch CE, Newman TB. First-day weight loss predicts eventual weight nadir for breastfeeding newborns. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2013 Nov; 98(6):F488-92. PMID: 23864443.
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    26. Flaherman V, Aby J, Burgos AE, Lee KA, Cabana MD, Newman TB. Effect of early limited formula on duration and exclusivity of breastfeeding in at-risk infants: an RCT. Pediatrics. 2013 Jun; 131(6):1059-65. PMID: 23669513; PMCID: PMC3666109.
    27. Flaherman V, Lee HC. "Breastfeeding" by feeding expressed mother's milk. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Feb; 60(1):227-46. PMID: 23178067.
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    28. Flaherman V, Ragins AI, Li SX, Kipnis P, Masaquel A, Escobar GJ. Frequency, duration and predictors of bronchiolitis episodes of care among infants =32?weeks gestation in a large integrated healthcare system: a retrospective cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Jun 08; 12:144. PMID: 22682080; PMCID: PMC3407513.
    29. Flaherman V, Hicks KG, Cabana MD, Lee KA. Maternal experience of interactions with providers among mothers with milk supply concern. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Aug; 51(8):778-84. PMID: 22669980.
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    30. Flaherman V, Gay B, Scott C, Aby J, Stewart AL, Lee KA. Development of the breast milk expression experience measure. Matern Child Nutr. 2013 Jul; 9(3):425-30. PMID: 22236401; PMCID: PMC3350756.
    31. Flaherman V, Kuzniewicz MW, Escobar GJ, Newman TB. Total serum bilirubin exceeding exchange transfusion thresholds in the setting of universal screening. J Pediatr. 2012 May; 160(5):796-800.e1. PMID: 22133423.
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    32. Flaherman V, Gay B, Scott C, Avins A, Lee KA, Newman TB. Randomised trial comparing hand expression with breast pumping for mothers of term newborns feeding poorly. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2012 Jan; 97(1):F18-23. PMID: 21747129.
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    33. Flaherman V, Newman TB. Regulatory monitoring of feeding during the birth hospitalization. Pediatrics. 2011 Jun; 127(6):1177-9. PMID: 21606147.
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    34. Burgos AE, Flaherman V, Newman TB. Screening and follow-up for neonatal hyperbilirubinemia: a review. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Jan; 51(1):7-16. PMID: 21357204.
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    35. Flaherman V, Li S, Ragins A, Masaquel A, Kipnis P, Escobar GJ. Respiratory syncytial virus testing during bronchiolitis episodes of care in an integrated health care delivery system: a retrospective cohort study. Clin Ther. 2010 Dec; 32(13):2220-9. PMID: 21316538.
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    36. Flaherman V, Chien AT, McCulloch CE, Dudley RA. Breastfeeding rates differ significantly by method used: a cause for concern for public health measurement. Breastfeed Med. 2011 Feb; 6(1):31-5. PMID: 21091054; PMCID: PMC3103053.
    37. Flaherman V, Bokser S, Newman TB. First-day newborn weight loss predicts in-hospital weight nadir for breastfeeding infants. Breastfeed Med. 2010 Aug; 5(4):165-8. PMID: 20113202; PMCID: PMC2936255.
    38. Flaherman V, Ferrara A, Newman TB. Predicting significant hyperbilirubinaemia using birth weight. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2008 Jul; 93(4):F307-9. PMID: 18285376.
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    39. Flaherman V, Hector R, Rutherford GW. Estimating severe coccidioidomycosis in California. Emerg Infect Dis. 2007 Jul; 13(7):1087-90. PMID: 18214188; PMCID: PMC2878228.
    40. Flaherman V, Porco TC, Marseille E, Royce SE. Cost-effectiveness of alternative strategies for tuberculosis screening before kindergarten entry. Pediatrics. 2007 Jul; 120(1):90-9. PMID: 17606566.
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    41. Flaherman V, Rutherford GW. A meta-analysis of the effect of high weight on asthma. Arch Dis Child. 2006 Apr; 91(4):334-9. PMID: 16428358; PMCID: PMC2065974.