University of Nebraska Medical Center

Ann Anderson Berry, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Neonatology
Vice Chair of Research, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Division of Neonatology
Executive Director, Child Health Research Institute
Great Plains IDeA-CTR Institutional Coordinator for Children's Nebraska

Ann Anderson Berry, MD, PhD
Ann Anderson Berry, MD, PhD, is division chief of Neonatology at Children’s Nebraska and executive director at the Child Health Research Institute. She is the Department of Pediatrics vice chair of Research and the Dr. John and Patti Sparks Chair of Pediatric Research at UNMC. She is also the vice president of research at Children's.

About Dr. Anderson Berry


Medical School
Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, NE

Creighton University/University of Nebraska Pediatrics, Omaha, NE

Creighton University/University of Nebraska Pediatrics, Omaha, NE

Neonatology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Research Interests
  • Nutrition: Nutrition of the ELBW infant, preterm infant protein requirements, human milk fortification, Vitamin D metabolism in the mother infant dyad, Vitamin A deficiency, Vitamin E metabolism
  • Neonatology: Sepsis in the neonate – global health implications, CMV, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • Teaching/Quality: simulation in resuscitation education, perinatal quality
Patient Care

Additional Hospital Appointments

  • CHI Health Lakeside, Omaha, NE
  • CHI Bergan Mercy Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • CHI Immanuel Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Methodist Hospital, Omaha, NE
Additional Administrative Roles
  • Dr. John and Patti Sparks Chair of Pediatric Research at UNMC
  • Vice President of research at Children Nebraska
  • Medical Director - Nebraska Perinatal Quality Improvement Collaborative
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program Director
  • Medical Director, NICU Nebraska Medicine and Bellevue NICU
  • Medical Director, Nebraska Medicine and Bellevue Newborn Nursery
Clinical Expertise
  • Neonatal Nutrition and Growth
  • Human Milk/Breastfeeding
  • Quality Improvement
  • Decreasing Healthcare Associated Infections
  • Small Bowel Rehabilitation
  • Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
  • Brain Injury

1. Dynamics of Vitamin D Metabolism in Maternal-Fetal Dyads. Hanson C, Anderson-Berry A, Lyden E, Kaufmann M, Wu A, Elliott E, Lee JI, Jones G. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015 Oct 23. PMID: 2651362

2. Lung Disease, Oxidative Stress, and Oxygen Requirements in Preterm Infants. Moore TA, Schmid KK, Anderson-Berry A, Berger AM. Biol Res Nurs. 2015 Oct 27. PMID: 26512052

3. Vitamin D metabolism in the premature newborn: A randomized trial. Hanson C, Jones G, Lyden E, Kaufmann M, Armas L, Anderson-Berry A. Clin Nutr. 2015 Aug 13. pii: S0261-5614(15)00219-8. PMID: 26302850

4. Response of vitamin D binding protein and free vitamin D concentrations to vitamin D supplementation in hospitalized premature infants. Hanson C, Lyden E, Nelson A, Thoene M, Wagner J, Wu A, Rennard S, Anderson-Berry A. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Sep 1;28(9-10):1107-14. PMID: 26030788

5. Neonatal Late-Onset Sepsis Following Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Removal: Association With Antibiotic Use and Adverse Line Events. Hoffman, Michelle A. MD; Snowden, Jessica N. MD; Simonsen, Kari A. MD; Nenninger, Tabitha M. MD; Lyden, Elizabeth R. MS; Anderson-Berry, Ann L. MD. Journal of Infusion Nursing. 2015 March/April:38(2):129-134. PMID: 25723835

6. Considerations in Meeting Protein Needs of the Human Milk Fed Preterm Infant, Julie Wagner, RD, LMNT, CNSC, Corrine Hanson, RD, PhD, Ann Anderson-Berry, MD, Advances in Neonatal Care. 2014 Aug; 14(4):281-9. PMID: 25046444

7. Vitamin D Status and Associations with Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes in Children Enrolled in a Medical Weight Management Program, C. Hanson, A. Anderson Berry, C. Fernandez. Journal of Infant, Childhood, and Adolescent Nutrition, 2014; 6 (4):233-239.

8. Vitamin D Supplementation Practices in Breastfed Infants in Outpatient Pediatric Clinics. Saathoff, M; Hanson, C; Anderson-Berry, A; Lyden, E; Fernandez, F Journal of Infant, Childhood, and Adolescent Nutrition. Volume 6 Issue 2, April 2014 pp 122-126.

9. Comparison of the Effect of Two Human Milk Fortifiers on Clinical Outcomes in Premature Infants. Thoene M, Hanson C, Lyden E, Dugick L, Ruybal L, Anderson-Berry A. Nutrients. 2014; 6(1):261-275.

10. Acidification of Human Milk Fortifiers for Low Birth Weight Infants Associated with Poor Growth and Acidosis. Anderson-Berry A, Thoene M, Lyden E, Dugick L, Ruybal L, Hanson C. Neonatology Today, March 2014.

11. Early-onset neonatal sepsis. Simonsen KA, Anderson-Berry AL, Delair SF, Davies HD. Clin Microbiol Rev. 2014 Jan;27(1):21-47.

12. Donor Milk for Premature Infants: A Review of Current Evidence. Wagner, J., Hanson, C., Anderson-Berry, A. Journal of Infant, Childhood, and Adolescent Nutrition. 2013 April:5(2); 71-77.

13. Hanson C, Thoene M, Wagner J, Collier D, Lecci K, Anderson Berry A. “Parenteral Nutrition Additive Shortages: The Short Term, Long Term, and Epigenetic Implications in Premature and Hospitalized Infants”. Nutrients 2012 Dec. 7; 4(12);1977-88. PMID: 23223000, PMCID: PMC3546617

14. Intake of Key Nutrients in Midwest Adolescents of Child-Bearing Potential: Vitamin D, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids, and Folate. Hanson, C., Anderson, A., Armas, L., Lyden, Rafferty, K., E., Dudley, E., Elliott, E., Lappe, J. The Journal of Infant, Childhood, and Adolescent Nutrition 2012 Dec;4(6) 355-360.

15. Vitamin D Status and Associations in Newborn Formula-Fed Infants during Initial Hospitalization. Hanson, C., Armas, L., Lyden, E., Anderson-Berry, A. J Am Diet Assoc 2011; 111(12) 1836-43. PMID: 22117659

16. Implementation, Process and Outcomes of Nutrition Best Practices for Infants <1500 grams. Hanson, C., Sundermeier, Julie, Dugick, L., Lyden, E, Anderson-Berry, A. 2011 Nutrition in Clinical Practice, 26(5) 614-624. PMID: 21947645