Dr Angela Huertas-Ceballos

Dr Angela Huertas-CeballosTel: 020 3447 8094
Fax: 020 3447 9565
Email: Angela.Huertas-Ceballos@uclh.nhs.uk

Location:
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing

Specialities:
Neonatal care

Professional background

Dr Huertas-Ceballos (Huertas) trained in General Medicine, Paediatrics, Neonatal Medicine and Developmental and Neonatal Neurology in Colombia and UK. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health; the Honorary Secretary of the Outcomes group at the Thames Regional Perinatal Group, and the Regional Advisor for North Centre Thames at the Royal College.

At UCLH and the North Central Perinatal Network (NCLPN), Dr Huertas is the Lead clinician for the neurodevelopment follow up service for babies at risk of developmental problems, the Lead of the Neonatal Nutrition multidisciplinary team and Lead of the Developmental Care multidisciplinary team. She is the only NIDCAP trained doctor in the UK at present.

Dr Huertas' work of more than 10 years at UCLH has inspired doctors from many other neonatal units and perinatal networks to continue monitoring babies after discharge at least until 2 years of age. She is the co-author of the 2-year questionnaire added to the Standardised Electronic Neonatal Database (SEND) currently in use by all units in England as a measure of quality of neonatal care.

Dr Huertas’ research provides outcome data for studies on extreme preterm babies and babies with neonatal encephalopathy and is aimed at Neuroprotection and improvement of developmental outcomes.

Research interests

  • Neonatal neurology, neurodevelopment and long term outcomes
  • Developmental and family centred care in NICU
  • Neonatal nutrition
  • Neonatal services - investment vs benefit

Publications

Angela Huertas-Ceballos, Gillian Kennedy. Developmental Care. Chapter for Rennie and Roberton’s Textbook of Neonatology, Fifth Edition. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier Limited 2012. 

Janet M Rennie, Angela Huertas-Ceballos. Examination of the Nervous System. Chapter for Rennie and Roberton’s Textbook of  Neonatology, Fifth Edition. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier Limited, 2012

Hilary S Wong, Angela Huertas-Ceballos, Frances M Cowan, Neena Modi on behalf of the Medicines for Neonates Investigator Group. Evaluation of early childhood social-communication difficulties in children born preterm using the Quantitative Checklist for Autism in Toddlers. Abstract for Neonatal Society Spring 2012.

G. Kendall, D Price, A Bainbridge, S Johnson, C Hagmann, R Gunny, Huertas-Ceballos A, EB Cady, X Golay, NJ Robertson. Impaired Neurodevelopmental Outcome Associated with Increased White Matter Cho/Cr in Preterm Infants. ePAS 2010:3746.497 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting Vancouver 1-4 May 2010

CF Hagmann, Bainbridge A, Kapetanakis A, Gunny R, Kendall G, Huertas-Ceballos A, Cady EB, Robertson NJ. MR quantitative T2 relaxometry of the posterior white matter in Preterm Infants Imaged at Term is associated with Cognitive and Motor Outcome at 1 year. ePAS 2010:3105.8 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting Vancouver 1-4 May 2010

Hoo AF, Gupta A, Lum S, Costeloe KL, Huertas-Ceballos A, Stocks J. Impact of prematurity, sex and ethnicity on respiratory function at one year. Abstract for Neonatal society, Autumn 2009

Hoo AF, Gupta A, Lum S, Costeloe KL, Huertas-Ceballos A, Stocks J, Respiratory function at one year following extremely preterm delivery. Abstract for European Respiratory Society, Annual Congress, Vienna 2009

Gupta A, Stocks J, Lum S, Huertas A, Costeloe K, Hoo AF, EPICure 2: Airway function in extreme preterm infants at 1 year. Abstract for RCPCH, Annual meeting 2009

Hoo AF, Gupta A, Lum S, Costeloe KL, Huertas-Ceballos A, Stocks J
Respiratory function at one year following extreme preterm delivery. Poster for UCL Partners Academic Health Science Partnership, Inaugural Child health Symposium, Sep 2009

L. Genesoni, R. L. Curran, A. Huertas-Ceballos, M. A. Tallandini. Kangaroo mother care and its effects on parenting stress and maternal postnatal attachment in cases of premature birth. Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition 2008; 93 (Supplement):Fa80.

M Sellwood and A Huertas-Ceballos. Review of NICE guidelines on routine postnatal infant care
Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed., Jan 2008; 93: F10 - F13.

Huertas-Ceballos A, Logan S, Bennett C, Macarthur C. Psychosocial interventions for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in childhood. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD003014. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003014.pub2.

Huertas-Ceballos A, Logan S, Bennett C, Macarthur C. Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in childhood. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD003019. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003019.pub2

Huertas-Ceballos A, Logan S, Bennett C, Macarthur C. Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in childhood. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD003017. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD003017.pub2.

A Huertas - Talk Therapy Can Help Kids With Chronic Stomach Pain. Maia Szalavitz, Contributing Writer. Health Behavior News Service. January, 2008

L Genesoni, M Tallandini, A Huertas-Ceballos, G Scharf: Psychological effects of premature birth on mothers and fathers. Poster presentation, 2007, Institute of Women’s Health

A Huertas-Ceballos, The preterm baby, chapter for the book: The Normal Child. Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier 2006.

Huertas-Ceballos A, Macarthur C, Logan S
Dietary interventions for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in childhood. [Journal Article, Review]. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2002; (2):CD003019.

Huertas-Ceballos A, Macarthur C, Logan S
Pharmacological interventions for recurrent abdominal pain (RAP) in childhood. [Journal Article, Review]. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2002; (1):CD003017.