Prof. Colm O’Donnell
Colm O’Donnell is a neonatologist and a professor at the National Maternity Hospital & Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital; University College Dublin; Director of Clinical Research, National Children’s Research Centre in Dublin, Ireland. He is a clinical researcher with particular interest in neonatal resuscitation and respiratory support of premature infants. He is a principal investigator on several randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of interventions in the delivery rooms and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). We recently spoke to him about the use of the prophylactic oropharyngeal surfactant for preterm infants, the POPART trial and the importance of establishing multinational neonatal clinical trials and research infrastructures.