About Michael Prendergast, MD,BAO,MBBCH

Michael Prendergast is an attending Neonatologist in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and the Director for Quality and Safety for the Division of Neonatology & Newborn Medicine at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC); he is an Instructor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. 

Dr. Prendergast earned his medical degree from University College Dublin, Ireland and his PhD from King's College London, U.K. He completed his residency in Pediatrics through the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (Pediatrics) while based at Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children, Dublin and The National Maternity Hospital, Dublin. Dr. Prendergast went on to complete fellowship training at The National Maternity Hospital, Ireland; King's College London, U.K.; and Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program, Boston.  After graduating from fellowship, Dr. Prendergast joined the faculty at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, holding positions of Director of Neonatal-Fetal Medicine, Director of Neonatal Transport, and Medical Director of the NICU prior to joining MGHfC in 2018.

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Neonatology Unit
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-724-9040

St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Nursery)
736 Cambridge St
Brighton, MA 02135-2907
Phone: 617-789-3000

Good Samaritan Medical Center (Nursery)
235 North Pearl St
Brockton, MA 02301-1794
Phone: 508-427-3000

Medical Education

  • MB, BCh, BAO,University College Dublin
  • MB, BCh, BAO,University College Dublin School of Medicine
  • MD, University Collge of Dublin
  • Residency, Midwestern Regional Hospital
  • Residency, National Maternity Hospital
  • Residency, Our Lady Hospital for Sick Children
  • Residency, Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children
  • Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital Boston
  • Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Boston
  • Fellowship, Kings College Hospital
  • Fellowship, King's College School of Medicine
  • Fellowship, Mayo General Hospital
  • Fellowship, National Maternity Hospital

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Dr. Prendergast's research interests include quality improvement in the Neonatal Intensive Care and Perinatal settings; and  lung development and mechanical ventilation in newborn infant's at risk for abnormal lung development.