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The ELGAN Research Study

Welcome to Baystate Children's Hospital!

Meet Our Team

Dr. Bhavesh ShahDr. Bhavesh Shah, Neonatologist, is the Principle Investigator for our Baystate Children’s Hospital Elgan site. Dr. Shah is an experienced Neonatologist; he has been involved in the intensive care of newborns for over 30 years. Dr. Shah has been actively involved with the ELGAN study from the beginning. 


Debby Klein

Debby Klein, RN is the ELGAN II Research Nurse. She has worked in NICU and CCN at Baystate, taking care of newborns and on research projects. Debby has been a pediatric nurse (in an earlier life), too and is delighted to be able to connect these two professional interests.   

We are grateful to our ELGAN families’ for their efforts and commitment to stay involved and help us so we can learn more about ELGANs. We value our ELGAN families’ support; it is invaluable to gather information for future families with premature babies.

We are all looking forward to seeing our ELGAN children and their parents!!

We have Elgan follow-up visits with Dr. McQuiston, at her Baystate office. Debby
will call you first to schedule your family’s visit and later to provide you with detailed directions.

We will do our best to accommodate children and parents’ needs, particularly to minimize children missing school. We have made time available on Saturdays, if that is most convenient for families.

Let’s Stay in Touch!

Please let us know the best way to stay in touch. If you use e-mail, please pass your address on to Debby.

If you have questions, comments, news, or pictures to share, please do contact Debby:  Deborah.Klein@bhs.org or call 413 794 3278.

For more information, please see the Baystate Children Services website or read our Information Sheet.

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