Dr. Dena Hubbard is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. She spent the first nine years of her career in community practice and returned to academics to pursue her passions of advocacy and health policy, leadership development, physician wellness, and education. Active in the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Hubbard serves as founding co-chair for the Neonatal-Perinatal Section Mid-career neonatologists (Mid-CaN) subgroup; Chair of Public Policy Committee for the Kansas AAP chapter as well as member on the Board of Directors.
Currently Dr. Hubbard practices clinical neonatology and is the Interim Director of Quality and Safety for the Division of Neonatology at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City. Her clinical interests include care of extremely low birthweight infants, high-risk delivery attendance and resuscitation, neonatal nutrition, late preterm infants, and neonatal abstinence syndrome. Dr. Hubbard provides skilled mentorship to colleagues and trainees in advocacy for infants, maternal-child health, and surviving and thriving in the profession of medicine.