Alice Gong, MD

University Medicine Associates
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Neonatalperinatal Medicine
Board Affiliation/Certification
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
University of Mississippi School of Medicine, 1980
University of Texas Medical Branch Hospital, 1982
State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1985

University Hospital

4502 Medical Drive
San Antonio,TX 78229
Insurance Accepted
Aetna - CHIP
Aetna - Medicaid/STAR
Aetna - PPO/HMO/MC Advantage
Amerigroup - MC/CHIP/Perinate
Amerigroup - Medicaid
Amerigroup - STAR PLUS MMP
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Essential/Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR, CHIP, STAR Plus
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas - BlueChoice® PPO
CareLink Program
Children with Special Health Care Needs Program
CIGNA/USAA Employees
Community First Health Plan - HMO/PPO/CHIP
Community First Health Plan - Medicaid
Community First Health Plan - STAR Kids Program
Coventry Health Care
Driscoll Health Plan - Medicaid
EBSO, Inc.
El Paso First - Medicaid
Entrust - PPO Plan
Humana - Exchange (Health Maintenance Organization x)
Humana Military -TRICARE
Humana, INC
Imperial Health Plan - Medicare Advantage
Superior Health Plan - Medicaid-CHIP Perinate
Superior Health Plan - Medicaid-STAR Kids
Superior Health Plan - Medicaid-STAR PLUS
Superior Health Plan - MMP
UnitedHealthcare - PPO/MK
WellCare - Medicare Advantage
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I am a professor in the Division of Neonatology at UT Health San Antonio, where I have been on faculty since 1985. I hold the Rita & William Head Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Developmental Neonatology and am the Medical Director of the PREMIEre program.
I received my medical degree from University of Mississippi School of Medicine and trained in pediatrics at UTMB-Galveston and SUNY Buffalo where I completed my neonatology fellowship.
I have received numerous awards for advocacy on behalf of newborns, children and families. I helped pass legislation mandating lifesaving newborn screening for congenital heart disease in Texas.
I co-led, with Dr. Charleta Guillory, the Texas Pulse Oximetry Project (TXPOP), providing training and a toolkit of resources used statewide for CCHD screening. I received the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Special Achievement Award in 2014 for my efforts.
Other past awards include:
  • 2020 Graduate School of Biomedical Science mentor of the year award
  • 2018 Sidney Kaliski Award
  • 2017 Health Care Hero from San Antonio Business Journal
  • 2013 Gold-Level TMA Award for Excellence in Academic Medicine
  • 2012 and 2013 Texas Pediatric Society Executive Board Award
I served on the:
  • Texas Perinatal Advisory Council
  • Texas Newborn Screening Advisory Committee
  • Texas Collaborative for Healthy Mothers and Babies
  • TMA Council on Science and Public Health
  • March of Dimes’ State Advocacy and Government Affairs as Vice Chair
I also made significant contributions to the understanding of neonatology, newborn screening and breastfeeding through scholarly publications, hundreds of presentations, and decades spent educating new generations of medical students and pediatricians.

Journal Articles

  1. Wade KC, Ying GS, Baumritter A, Gong AK, Kemper AR, Quinn GE, eROP Cooperative Group. Factors in Premature Infants Associated with Low Risk of Developing Retinopathy of Prematurity JAMA Ophthalmology 2018 Nov;137(2):160-166.
  2. Sorrell M, Moreira A, Green K, Jacob R, Tragus R, Keller L, Quinn A, McCurnin D, Gong A, El Sakka A, Mittal N, Blanco C. Favorable Outcomes of Preterm Infants With Parenteral Nutrition–associated Liver Disease Treated With Intravenous Fish Oil–based Lipid Emulsion J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2017 May;64(5):783-788.
  3. Guillory C, Gong AK. Livingston J, Creel L, O Campo E, McGee-Garrett T. Texas Pulse Oximetry Project: A Multicenter Educational and Quality Improvement Project for Implementation of Critical Congenital Heart Disease Screening Using Pulse Oximetry Am J Perinatol 2017 Mar;34(9):856-860.
  4. Gong AK, Guillory C, Creel L, Livingston JE, McKee-Garrett TM, Fortunov R. A Multicenter Initiative for Critical Congenital Heart Disease Newborn Screening in Texas Neonatal Intensive Care Units. Am J Perinatol 2017 Feb;34(9):839-844.
  5. Quinn GE, Barr C, Bremer D, Fellows R, Gong A, Hoffman R, Repka MX, Shepard J, Siatkowski RM, Wade K, Ying G. Changes in Course of Retinopathy of Prematurity from 1986 to 2013: Comparison of Three Studies in the United States Ophthalmology 2016 Apr;123:1-6.
  6. Gong AK, Johnson Y, Livingston J, Matula K, Duncan A. Newborn intensive care survivors: a review and a plan for collaboration in Texas Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology 2015 Oct;1(24).
  7. Kemper AR et al for e-ROP Cooperative Group. Retinopathy of Prematurity Risk Prediction for Infants with Birth Weight Less than 1251 Grams Journal of Pediatrics 2015;166(2):257-261.
  8. Quinn GE on behalf of e-ROP Cooperative Group. Telemedicine Approaches to Evaluating Acute-phase Retinopathy of Prematurity: Study Design Ophthalmic Epidemiology 2014 Jun;21(4):256-267.
  9. Quinn GE et al. on behalf of e-ROP Cooperative Group. Validity of a Telemedicine System for the Evaluation of Acute-Phase Retinopathy of Prematurity JAMA Ophthalmology 2014 Jun;132(10):1178-1184.
  10. Wade KC, Pistilli M, Baumritter A, Karp K, Gong A, Kemper AR, Ying GS, Quinn G. Safety of Retinopathy of Prematurity Examination and Imaging in Premature Infants The Journal of Pediatrics 2014;167(5).
  11. Farner R, Livingston J, Rubio SA, Gutierrez MV, Gong A for the Texas Pulse Oximetry Project Team. The Nurse Champion Model for Advancing Newborn Screening of Critical Congenital Heart Disease Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing 2014 Jan;43(4):497-506.
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