Dr. Munoz-Blanco is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. She practices as a board-certified pediatrician and board-eligible neonatologist in the NICUs at UT Southwestern and affiliated hospitals. Furthermore, she is also a board-eligible pediatric hospice and palliative medicine physician with additional expertise in communication, in caring for infants and children with serious illness, and coordination of care. Dr. Munoz-Blanco's niche is perinatal/neonatal palliative care. She is interested in providing high-quality interdisciplinary and multi-specialty care to infants with serious illness at any age, from perinatal period and beyond, and at any stage of illness.


Medical School
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (2012)
Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital (2015), Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins University/Johns Hopkins Hospital (2018), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2019), Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Research Interest

  • Communication with families
  • Neonatal/Perinatal palliative care
  • Pediatric palliative care in the Latino population


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Enhancing Pediatric Palliative Care for Latino Children and Their Families: A Review of the Literature and Recommendations for Research and Practice in the United States.
Muñoz-Blanco S, Raisanen JC, Donohue PK, Boss RD, Children (Basel) 2017 Dec 5 1

Honors & Awards

  • Travel Award
    American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2017)
  • Research Award for Oral Presentation
    The Lang Center for Research and Education, New York Hospital Queens (2015)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2016)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2011)