About Jessica Shui, MD

Jessica Shui, MD, is an attending neonatologist in the neonatal intensive care unit at Mass General for Children, where she provides clinical care and supervises trainees. Dr. Shui earned her medical degree from New York Medical College and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, University of Connecticut. She continued her clinical training in the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship program at New York Presbyterian – Columbia University Medical Center where she also served as a chief fellow physician. 

She joined the Lorenzo Berra Laboratory where her research focus includes providing an individualized approach to promote gentle ventilation in infants with developing lungs. She founded and leads the Enhancing NICU Considerations Of Respiratory strategies with Electrical impedance tomography (ENCORE) team to provide consultative services to critically ill infants. This consultative service and expertise is unique in the United States and is exclusively offered at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Mass General for Children: Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
55 Fruit St.
Austen Building
5th Floor, Suite 530
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-724-9040
Fax: 617-724-9346

Medical Education

  • MD, New York Medical College
  • Residency, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
  • Fellowship, New York Presbyterian Columbia

American Board Certifications

  • Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

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Dr. Shui?s research passion is to promote gentle ventilation in infants vulnerable to developing chronic lung injury. Her innovative approach to reveal neonatal lung physiology with electrical impedance tomography is growing recognition.


    • Yonker LM... Shui JE... Alter G, Li JZ, Fasano A. Pediatric Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): Clinical Presentation, Infectivity, and Immune Responses. J Pediatr. 2020. 227:45-52.e5
    • Edlow AG... Shui JE... Alter G. Assessment of Maternal and Neonatal SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load, Transplacental Antibody Transfer, and Placental Pathology in Pregnancies During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2020. 3(12)
    • Shook LL, Shui JE, Boatin AA, Devane S... Kaimal AJ, Lerou PH, Edlow AG. Rapid establishment of a COVID-19 perinatal biorepository: early lessons from the first 100 women enrolled. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2020. 20(1):215
    • Lu J, Zhu X, Shui JE, Xiong L... Crawford BC, Mou H, Lerou PH. Rho/SMAD/mTOR triple inhibition enables long-term expansion of human neonatal tracheal aspirate-derived airway basal cell-like cells. Pediatric Research. 2020
    • Shui JE, Messina M, Hill-Ricciuti A, Maykowski P, Leone T, Sahni R, Isler J, Saiman L. Impact of Respiratory Viruses in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Perinatology. 2018. 38(11):1556-65
    • Jensen TJ, Shui JE, Finck CM. The effect of meconium exposure on the expression and differentiation of amniotic fluid mesenchymal stem cells. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. 2017. 11:1-11

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