Dmitry Dukhovny, MD, MPH
|Hospital Title||Physician in Medicine|
|Academic Title||Instructor in Pediatrics|
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Department of Neonatology
330 Brookline Ave RO-318
Boston, MA 02215
Dr. Dukhovny’s academic focus involves applying cost-effectiveness analysis and decision science to help optimize resource utilization and allocation in neonatal intensive care, a critical issue given the current constraints on the health care system. Under the supervision of Dr. Zupancic, Dr. Dukhovny worked as the lead analyst on two trial-associated economic evaluations. These include a retrospective cost-effectiveness analysis for the Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity trial, as well as a cost-effectiveness analysis alongside a peer support intervention trial to prevent postpartum depression among high risk women. In the latter analysis, the data were collected prospectively, including the opportunity cost of missed work, which has allowed undertaking the analysis from a broad societal perspective, making the result highly relevant to national policy discussions. Furthermore, Dr. Dukhovny had served as a co-author on the economic evaluation alongside the Premature in Need of Transfusion (PINT) Trial, a large international trial to determine transfusion thresholds in premature infants. In his other interest, Dr. Dukhovny developed a clinical prediction rule to determine which hospitalized pregnant women with preterm labor between 30 and 35 weeks should be transferred to a Level III center prior to delivery based on the risk for their infant to require tertiary care after birth.
About Dmitry Dukhovny
Dr. Dukhovny completed his training in Neonatology at the Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program and in Pediatric Health Services Research at Children’s Hospital Boston. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, at Berkeley and his Medical Doctorate from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at the Boston Combined Residency Program, at Boston Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Boston. As a fellow, he became interested in health services research with a special attention to health care economics. During his training he completed a Masters in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Through his involvement in the fellowship, Dr. Dukhovny was appointed to serve as the Chief Neonatology Fellow, where in addition to administrative responsibilities, he worked closely with fellowship leadership to help enhance the experience of the training program. This role led to a national position as the District I Fellow Representative to the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics in the American Academy of Pediatrics, including the role as the representative to the Organization of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program Directors for 2010-2011.
1. Dukhovny D, Dukhovny S, Pursley DM, Escobar GJ, McCormick MC, Mao WY, et al. The impact of maternal characteristics on the moderately premature infant: an antenatal maternal transport clinical prediction rule. Journal of Perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association. 2011 (Epub 11/15/2011).
2. Dukhovny D, Zupancic JAF. Economic Evaluation With Clinical Trials in Neonatology. NeoReviews 2011;12(2):e69-e75.
3. Dukhovny D, Lorch SA, Schmidt B, Doyle LW, Kok JH, Roberts RS, et al. “Economic Evaluation of Caffeine for Apnea of Prematurity”. Pediatrics 2011;127(1):e146-e55.