West Coast NIDCAP and APIB Training Center at University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

Established 2008 

(Formerly Oakland Children’s 
NIDCAP Training Center, 1987; Stanford NIDCAP Training Center, 1995; and West Coast NIDCAP Center, Mills College, 2002)

Deborah Buehler, PhD
UCSF Division of Neonatology
Box 0734
550 16th Street, Floor 5
San Francisco, CA 94143
Email: dmb@dmbuehler.com

Deborah Buehler, PhD
Developmental Psychologist
University of California San Francisco
School of Medicine, Division Neonatology

Deborah Buehler, PhD
NIDCAP Master Trainer
President, NIDCAP Federation International, Inc.
Developmental Psychologist
School of Medicine, Division of Neonatology

gretchen Lawhon, PhD, RN, CBC, FAAN
NIDCAP Master Trainer
Clinical Nurse Scientist
Abington Hospital-Jefferson Health


Dorothy Vittner, PhD, RN, FAAN
Senior NIDCAP Trainer
Vice President
NIDCAP Federation International, Inc.
Clinical Nurse Scientist and Assistant Professor
Fairfield University

Tom Shimotake, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director of Clinical Programs NICU
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine
Division Neonatology

Jennifer Gantz, RN
Unit Director, Intensive Care Nursery
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Yao Sun, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics & Neurological Surgery
University of California San Francisco
School of Medicine, Division of Neonatology
Chief of Neonatology
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

Elizabeth Rogers, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Vice Chair for Faculty Development
Chief Experience Officer, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Intensive Care Nursery ROOTS Small Baby Program
UCSF – Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco