University of Nebraska Medical Center

Brianna Brei, MD

Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology

Brianna Brei, MD

About Dr. Brei


Medical School
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO

Rush University Children’s Hospital, Chicago, IL

University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle, WA

Research Interests
  • Developing innovative teaching strategies and measuring educational outcomes for graduate medical education.
  • Studying human factors as they relate to neonatal patient care outcomes.
  • Improving neonatal intubation safety and outcomes through multi-center quality improvement collaboration.
Patient Care

Children's Nebraska

Additional Hospital Appointment

  • Nebraska Medicine
  1. Sawyer T., Foglia E., Ades A., Moussa A., Napolitano N., Glass K., Johnston L., Jung P., Singh N., Quek BH., Barry J., Zenge J., DeMeo S., Brei B., Krick J., Kim J., Nadkarni V., Nishisaki A., for the National Emergency Airway Registry for Neonates (NEAR4NEOS) investigators. Incidence, impact, and indicators of difficult intubations in the neonatal intensive care unit:  A Report from the National Emergency Airway Registry for Neonates.  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2019;104(5):F461-F466. PMID 30796059.
  1. Gray MM., Erika E., Ehret D., Brei BK, Greenberg L., Umoren R., Ringer S., Horbar J. Resuscitation Opportunities for Fellows of Very Low Birth Weight Infants in the Vermont Oxford Network. Pediatrics. 2020;146(1):e20193641. PMID 32532791.
  1. Brei BK., Gray MM., Umoren R., Handley S., DiGeronimo R., Sawyer T., Smith K., Billimoria Z. Interprofessional ECMO Telerounding: A Novel Approach to Neonatal ECMO Clinical Participation and Education. J Perinatol. 2020 Sep 22:1–6. PMID: 32963301
  1. Freed AS., Schwarz A., Brei BK., Candadai S.,Thies J., Mah J., Chabra S., Wang L., Innes M., Bennett J. CHRNB1-associated congenital myasthenia syndrome: Expanding the clinical spectrum. Am J Med Genet A. 2020 Dec 9. PMID: 33296147.
  1. Brei BK., Neches S., Gray MM., Handley S., Castera M., Hedstrom A., D'Cruz R., Kolnik , Strandjord T., Mietzsch U., Cooper C., Moore JM., Billimoria Z., Sawyer T., Umoren R. Telehealth Training During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Feasibility Study of Large Group Multiplatform Telesimulation Training. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Dec 30. PMID: 33395364.
  1. Brei BK., Sawyer T., Umoren R., Gray MM., Krick J., Foglia E., Ades A., Glass K., Kim J., Singh N., Johnston L., Jung P., Moussa A., Napolitano N., Barry J., Zenge J., Quek BH., DeMeo S., Shults J., Unrau J., Nadkarni V., Nishisaki A. Associations between Family Presence and Neonatal Intubation Outcomes: A Report from the National Emergency Airway Registry for Neonates (NEAR4NEOS). Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2021 Jan 21:fetalneonatal-2020-319709. PMID: 33478956.
  1. Gray MM, Rumpel JA, Brei BK, Krick JA, Sawyer T, Glass K, DeMeo S, Barry J, Ades A, Napolitano N, Johnston L, Moussa A, Jung P, Quek BH, Mehrem AA, Zenge J, Shults J, Nadkarni V, Kim J, Singh N, Tisnic A, Foglia E, Nishisaki A; National Emergency Airway Registry for Neonates: NEAR4NEOS Investigators. Associations of Stylet Use during Neonatal Intubation with Intubation Success, Adverse Events, and Severe Desaturation: A Report from NEAR4NEOS. Neonatology. 2021 May 4:1-9. doi: 10.1159/000515872. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33946064.
  1. Johnston L, Sawyer T, Ades A, Moussa A, Zenge J, Jung P, DeMeo S, Glass K, Singh N, Howlett A, Shults J, Barry J, Brei B, Foglia E, Nishisaki A; NEAR4NEOS Investigators. Impact of Physician Training Level on Neonatal Tracheal Intubation Success Rates and Adverse Events: A Report from National Emergency Airway Registry for Neonates (NEAR4NEOS). Neonatology. 2021 Jun 10:1-9. doi: 10.1159/000516372. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34111869.
  1. Evans P, Shults J, Weinberg DD, Napolitano N, Ades A, Johnston L, Levit O, Brei B, Krick J, Sawyer T, Glass K, Wile M, Hollenberg J, Rumpel J, Moussa A, Verreault A, Abou Mehrem A, Howlett A, McKanna J, Nishisaki A, Foglia EE. Intubation Competence During Neonatal Fellowship Training. Pediatrics. 2021 Jun 25:e2020036145. doi: 10.1542/peds.2020-036145. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34172556.