Phyllis Wan-Huen was born in Surabaya, Indonesia, received her primary education there, and then completed college at Columbia University, NY (1999). She obtained her medical degree from the State University of New York Medical Center in Brooklyn in 2003. She was a pediatric resident at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh from 2003 to 2006, and a fellow in Neonatology at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of NY – Columbia University from 2006 to 2009. After her training, Dr. Wan-Huen became Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Montefiore Medical Center, NY (2010-2011), and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Stony Brook (2011-2015) while practicing clinically at Winthrop University Hospital in Mineola, NY, before joining UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2016.


Medical School
SUNY Downstate Medical Center (2003)
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (2006), Pediatrics
New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia (2009), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Glycemic control and long term metabolic effects on low birth weight infants
  • Nutrition and growth in low birth weight infants
  • Refine quality improvement projects through multi-hospital regional collaborative effort


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Packed red blood cell transfusion is an independent risk factor for necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants.
Wan-Huen P, Bateman D, Shapiro DM, Parravicini E J Perinatol 2013 Oct 33 10 786-90
Respective contributions of maternal insulin resistance and diet to metabolic and hypothalamic phenotypes of progeny.
Carmody JS, Wan P, Accili D, Zeltser LM, Leibel RL Obesity (Silver Spring) 2011 Mar 19 3 492-9
Neonatal hepatic mesenchymal hamartoma causing cardiac failure and disseminated intravascular coagulopathy.
Wan P, Susman J, Kandel J, Jan D, Jerome EH, Parravicini E Am J Perinatol 2009 Sep 26 8 601-4

Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Resident Teaching Award
    Children’s Hospital of New York (2009)
  • Milton Singer Memorial Fellowship Award
    Children’s Hospital of New York (2008)
  • Annual Senior Resident Reward in Neonatology
    Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (2006)
  • Jeffrey S. Farkas, MD Memorial Pediatric Intern Teaching Award
    Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (2004)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Reproductive Immunology (2013)
  • AAP Section of Perinatal Pediatrics (2011)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2009)