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Eustratia "Tia" Hubbard, MD, FAAP

Dr. Eustratia " Tia" Hubbard is the Medical Director of Newborn Services for UC San Diego Health; Director of Newborn Medicine section within the Division of Academic General Pediatrics and clinical professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).

She is a board-certified pediatrician who specializes in the care of newborns As a newborn hospitalist, Dr. Hubbard provides comprehensive infant care, incorporating current evidence and clinical guidelines. She especially enjoys assisting new parents with their transition to parenthood. Dr. Hubbard interests include newborn behavior and communication; management of hypoglycemia; soothing and swaddling; breast milk feeding; care and nutrition of late-preterm infants; and the impact of family dynamics, maternal mental health and cultural diversity in newborn care.

Email: ehubbard@health.ucsd.edu
Administrative Assistant: 858-249-1702
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Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Arts, Biological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 
Medical Degree: University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, CA
Residency: University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, CA
Fellowship: University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, CA
Special Certifications: Board Certified in General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Teaching

  • Faculty, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
    • Clinical preceptor, Newborn Care rotation, UC San Diego Pediatric, Pediatric Neurology, Medicine-Pediatric and Family Medicine residency programs
    • Clinical preceptor, Newborn Service, Pediatric Core Clinical Clerkship (PEDS401)
    • Independent Study Project, chair/ committee member for multiple medical students
    • Clinical preceptor and liaison, Neonatology Fellowship program
  • Lecturer
    • Neonatal/ Newborn Core Curriculum, Pediatric Residency Program, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
    • Newborn Series, Family Medicine Residency Program, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
    • Reproductive Medicine Residency Program, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine

Advocacy

  • Fellow, Section on Adolescent Health, American Academy of Pediatrics, 1998 – present

Service

  • Health System Committee membership, UC San Diego Health, San Diego, CA
    • Perinatal Practices, Women & Infant Services
    • Newborn Management, Women & Infant Services
    • Obstetric Management, Women & Infant Services
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Morbidity & Mortality, Neonatology
    • Patient Safety
  • School of Medicine Committee membership, University of California, San Diego
    • Pediatric Residency Program applicant selection committee, Department of Pediatrics
    • Pediatric Residency Program Review, Department of Pediatrics
  • Medical Director, Newborn Services, UC San Diego Health
    • Low risk Infant Policy & Procedures maintenance and development
    • Critical Congenital Heart Defect Screening program
    • Newborn Hearing Screening program
    • PRIME Lead, Exclusive Breast Milk Feeding
    • Women & Infants Services Nursing-Provider Communication project
    • Women & Infants Council

    Areas of Interest

    • Care of late preterm and low birth weight infants
    • Hypoglycemia identification and management
    • Breastfeeding including, exclusive breast milk feeding and donor breast milk usage
    • Congenital CMV infection identification
    • Nurse-Provider communication

    Publications

    1. Stellwagen L, Hubbard E, Chambers C, Jones KL. Torticollis, facial asymmetry, and plagiocephaly in normal newborns. Arch Dis Child 2008;93:827–831. doi:10.1136/adc.2007.124123
    2. Leff M, Hubbard E. Genu Recurvatum. Consultant for Pediatricians 2014; 13(11 ):523.
    3. Hubbard E, Stellwagen L, Wolf A. The Late Preterm Infant: A little baby with big needs. Contemporary Pediatrics 2007; 24:51-59
    4. Stellwagen LM, Hubbard E, Vaux K. Look for the stuck baby to identify congenital torticollis. Contemporary Pediatrics 2004;21 :55-66.

    Presentations

    1. Invited speaker: Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care Annual Meeting, Franklin, TN, 2019
      • Plenary presentation: "Optimizing Care of the Late Preterm Infant"
      • Workshop Title: "35-36 weeks: Transitions of Care of the LPI: Implementing the Little Baby Bundle"
    2. Invited presentation: Western Medical Research Conference, Carmel, CA, 2017
      • Abstract title: "Vulnerabilities and outcomes of late preterm infants managed by protocol." 2017
    3. Invited speaker: UC San Diego Perinatal Symposium, San Diego, CA, 2013
      • Plenary presentation: "Vitamin K-Clearing the Controversy"
    4. Invited speaker: UC San Diego Perinatal Symposium, San Diego, CA, 2012
      • Plenary presentation: "Why Not Deliver Before 37 Weeks? Outcomes of Late Preterm Infants,"
    5. Invited speaker: Contemporary Forums, Neonatal & Pediatric Nutrition: Update 2010. San Diego, CA,, 2010
      • Workshop title: "Nutrition for the Late Preterm Infant in a Baby-Friendly Hospital."