Andréanne Villeneuve , M.D. , M.Sc.
    Andréanne Villeneuve
    Research Axis
    Fetomaternal and Neonatal Pathologies Axis
    Research Theme
    Fetal development and prematurity

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    • Neonatologist
    • Clinical Assistant Professor (since 2019)


    • Clinician Researcher Program (PCC), University of Montreal (2016)
    • Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences, clinical research option, University of Montreal (2016)
    • 12-month of specialized training in neonatal functional echocardiography, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia (2016).
    • Residency in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine (CHU Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal - 2014)
    • Residence in Pediatrics (CHU Sainte-Justine, University of Montreal - 2014)

    Research Interests

    My research program aims to better understand the impact of delayed cord clamping (DCC) in premature twins and to learn about current practices in DCC. This is important because it will fill an important gap in understanding the physiology of postnatal transition after DCC in different populations of preterm infants and help answer the question: "Which cord management strategy is best and for whom?" This work will advance knowledge in order to achieve a more personalized approach in the delay of cord clamping in premature babies.

    Research Topics

    • Neonatology
    • Transfusion medicine
    • Transfusion of red blood cells and platelets
    • Patient blood management
    • Neonatal hemodynamics
    • Neonatal functional echocardiography
    • Delayed umbilical cord clamping cord
    • Premature twins

    Career Summary

    Neonatologist, with expertise in neonatal functional hemodynamics and echocardiography, and clinician researcher.

    Awards and Distinctions

    Coup de Pouce Santé Award, Caisse Desjardins Réseau de la santé Montréal (2016)


    • Red blood cells transfusion in neonates, Brazilian Congress of Hematology, Hemotherapy and Cell Therapy HEMO PLAY, virtual, October 2021
    • Challenges and characteristics of Red blood cells transfusions in neonates, Annual Symposium of the Chair in Transfusion Medicine, Fondation Héma-Québec-Bayer de l'Université de Montréal, November 2021
    • Common hematological problems of the neonate, 9th Neonatology day and level 2 cares Conference of the CHU Sainte-Justine, November 2020
    • Birth planning and neonatal management of congenital heart diseases, 4th conference day of the Centre intégré de diagnostic prénatal of CHU Sainte-Justine, September 2021
    • Delayed cord clamping: update and practice implementation local experience, Scientific department meeting of Gynecology-obstetric of Lasalle Hospital, Montréal, February 2021


    Zabeida A, Lacroix J, Lapointe A, Lachance C, Cournoyer A, Villeneuve A. Platelet Transfusion Practices in Neonatology: A Single-Center Observational Study. International Journal of Blood Transfusion and Immunohematology (IJBTI), 2022; 12:100072Z02AZ2022

    Dhane M, Gervais A-S, Joharifard S, O’Neill Trudeau M, Barrington K, Villeneuve A. Avoidance of Routine Endotracheal Intubation and General Anesthesia for Primary Closure of Gastroschisis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. In Press at the Pediatric Surgery International, 2022

    Joharifard S, Trudeau MO, Miyata S, Malo J, Bouchard S, Beaunoyer M, Brocks R, Lemoine C, Villeneuve A. Implementing a standardized gastroschisis protocol significantly increases the rate of primary sutureless closure without compromising closure success or early clinical outcomes. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2022, 57(1) :12-17

    Miyata S, Joharifard S, O’Neil Trudeau M, Villeneuve A, Bouchard S. Tu-be or Not Tu-be? Is routine endotracheal intubation necessary for successful bedside reduction and primary closure of gastroschisis? Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2022 57(3):350-355.

    Flahault A, Altit G, Sonea A, Gervais A, Rehman Mian MO, Wu R, Desbrousses E, Mai L, Cloutier A, Simoneau J, Lapointe A, Villeneuve A, Garceau P, White M, Bigras JL, Luu TM and Nuyt AM. Left Ventricle Structure and Function in Young Adults Born Very Preterm and Association with Neonatal Characteristics. J. Clin. Med. 2021, 10(8), 1760; doi:10.3390/jcm10081760

    Dartora DR, Flahault A, Luu TM, Cloutier A, Simoneau J, White M, Lapointe A, Villeneuve A, Bigras JL, Altit G, Nuyt AM, Association of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and right ventricle systolic function in young adults born preterm, CHEST (2021), doi: j.chest.2021.01.079

    Villeneuve A, Arsenault V, Lacroix J, Tucci M. Neonatal red blood cell transfusion. Vox Sanguinis. 2020 Nov 27. doi: 10.1111/vox.13036

    Hébert A, Drolet C, Altit G, Villeneuve A, Lapointe A, Bensouda B, Giesinger RE, McNamara PJ. Management of chronic pulmonary hypertension in neonates with bronchopulmonary dysplasia: perspectives of neonatologists with hemodynamic expertise and pediatric cardiologists. J Perinatol. 2020 Aug 16

    Villeneuve A, Lacroix J, Proulx F, Ducruet T, Poitras N. Multiple organ dysfunction syndrome in critically ill children: value of two sets of diagnostic criteria. Ann Intensive Care. 2016 Dec; 6(1):40

    Villeneuve A, Bigras JL, Lachance C, Bérubé D, Lapointe A, Moussa A. Echocardiographic right ventricular pressure ratio correlates with prelonged oxygen therapy in patients with moderate to severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Annals of Pediatrics and Child Health. 2015; 3(9)


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