Robin Lynne Pierucci, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Robin Pierucci, MD is a practicing neonatologist. She is a graduate of Loyola University-Chicago. She completed her residency in pediatrics as well as her fellowship in neonatology at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin. During her fellowship, she also completed her masters degree in Bioethics and published her clinical research on bringing palliative care into the NICU.
After fellowship, Dr. Pierucci came to Kalamazoo and has been with Southwest Michigan Neonatology since then. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr Pierucci has been active in teaching residents at the bedside, participating in perinatal and neonatal palliative care consults, and is also the medical director of the neonatal group at Bronson. She also has had an active role in a community-wide initiative to help drug exposed infants and their families. This initiative remains an active quality improvement project in the NICU. Her clinical, teaching, and research interests include medical education, neuroprotection of premature babies, palliative care, and bioethics.
- American Board of Pediatrics (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine)
- American Board of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)
Education and Training
- MA 2000, Bioethics, Medical College of Wisconsin
- Fellowship 2000, Neonatology, Medical College of Wisconsin
- Residency 1997, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
- MD 1994, Rush University
- BA 1989, English, Loyola University-Chicago
- neonatal palliative care
- Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
Pierucci R. Fetal Pain: The Science Behind Why It Is the Medical Standard of Care Linacre Quarterly. 2020;87:311-316. doi: 10.1177/0024363920924877.
Harrisson D.J., Critella M., Shirger J., Laabs C., Stevens D., Haas J.M., Pierucci R., McCaffrey M.J. Joint Medical Statement on S. 311 Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act SUPPORT Presented to the 116th Congress U.S. Senate Issues in law & medicine. 2019;34:95-100.
Pierucci R. Rebutting Distortions of How the Sanctity of Life Doctrine Applies to the Periviable Linacre Quarterly. 2019;86:172-175. doi: 10.1177/0024363919856819.
Pierucci R. Treating fetal pain: Standard of care for some, but not for all Issues in Law and Medicine. 2019;34:153-159.
Brosig C.L., Pierucci R.L., Kupst M.J., Leuthner S.R. Infant end-of-life care: The parents' perspective Journal of Perinatology. 2007;27(8):510-516. doi: 10.1038/sj.jp.7211755.
Leuthner S.R., Pierucci R. Experience with neonatal palliative care consultation at the medical college of Wisconsin-Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Journal of Palliative Medicine. 2001;4(1):39-47. doi: 10.1089/109662101300051960.
Pierucci R.L., Kirby R.S., Leuthner S.R., Leuthner S.R. End-of-life care for neonates and infants: The experience and effects of a palliative care consultation service Pediatrics. 2001;108(3):653-660. doi: 10.1542/peds.108.3.653.