Alan Picarillo, MD is a neonatologist and the medical director of the level 4 NICU at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital.  He joined Maine Neonatology Associates in 2017 and provides clinical care at both Maine Medical Center and Mercy Northern Light Hospital.

Dr. Picarillo graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1998 and completed both his pediatrics residency and neonatal-perinatal fellowship at University of Massachusetts Medical Center.  Previous work experience Chief of Neonatology at UMass Memorial Healthcare and medical director of the level 3 NICU at Henrico Doctors Hospital in Richmond, Virginia.  He also had a corporate position of Director of Clinical Quality for Women’s and Children’s service line for Envision Healthcare.  In addition, he is national faculty for Vermont Oxford Network and has been involved in advocacy at the state and national level for Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome infants.

In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Picarillo is involved in the creation, implementation and data analysis of multiple quality improvement efforts in newborn medicine.  He is also a member of the neonatal leadership structure for the Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network (NNEPQIN) and Maine Perinatal Collaborative (PQC4ME).  He is the chair of the Maine CDC Maternal, Fetal, Infant Mortality Review (MFIMR), chair of the MMC Patient Safety Committee and active member of multiple hospital-wide and unit specific committees.

His areas of interest include implementation of LEAN methodology for quality-improvement projects, introduction of quality improvement measures to clinicians and perinatal quality collaboratives. Dr. Picarillo lives in Cape Elizabeth with his wife, Jennifer, and two high school aged sons.

Scholarship Areas of Interest: quality improvement, regional perinatal collaboratives, NOWS, newborn medicine

Project name: Use of Just-in-Time Morphine Administration for the Pharmacological Treatment of Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome