Dr. Bautista utilizes a comprehensive, evidence-based and team approach in her care of critically ill neonates and believes that shared-decision making and communication are key aspects to providing optimal, individualized care for each of her patients.
Dr. Bautista is a neonatologist with a special clinical interest in intestinal injury in the extreme premature population, including NEC and SIP, surgical diseases affecting the neonate including but not limited to short gut syndrome and related disorders, gastroschisis and intestinal atresias, as well as other complex congenital anomalies and syndromes.
Dr. Bautista’s research is focused on impaired gut motility and intestinal adaptation in the setting of prematurity and surgical diseases affecting the small and large intestine. She is particularly interested in the role of the mechanosensitive cation channel, Piezo1, in gut maturation and regulation of intestinal processes in specific gastrointestinal pathologies affecting the neonate. Dr. Bautista uses a basic/translational approach with conditional and inducible knock-out mouse models and human tissue correlates.
Fetal Care and Treatment Center
B.A., Child Development Biomedical Engineering, Tufts University, Medford MA 2009
M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Chicago IL 2015
M.A., Biomedical Sciences, Boston University, Boston MA 2011
Pediatrics, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood IL 2015-2016
Pediatrics, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood IL 2016 -2018
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, Los Angeles CA 2018-2021
Shapiro Award Best Poster-1st Place, UCLA, 2021
AFMR Henry Christian Award, American Federation for Medical Research, 2021
Marshall Klaus Award, AAP Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2020
Scherr Loan Repayment Endowment Award, UCLA, 2018, 2019
AAP Education Grant Award, AAP Section on Integrative Medicine, 2017, 2018
Bautista G. Overview of Congenital Hypopituitarism for the Neonatologist. Neoreviews. 2022. Accepted, pending publication.
Bautista G, Dubrovsky G, Martin N, Solórzano-Vargas RS, Martin MG, Dunn JCY. Spring-mediated distraction enterogenesis alters the course of adaptation in short bowel syndrome. 2022. Manuscript in process of submission.
Bautista G, Du Y, Martin N, Nguyen NP, Tokhtaeva E, Solorzano-Vargas RS, Lewis M, He X, Stelzner M, Dunn J, Martin MG. Smooth Muscle Cell Piezo1 in the Mechanosensation of the Small Bowel. Europe PMC. 2022. Manuscript in process of resubmission. DOI:10.21203/rs.3.rs-1399324/v1.
Bautista G. Craniosynostosis: Neonatal Perspectives. Neoreviews. 2021 Apr;22(4):e250-e257. doi:10.1542/neo.22-4-e250. PMID:33795400.
Brazel D, Kulp B, Bautista G, Bonwit A. Rash and Mucositis Associated With Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydophila pneumoniae: A Recurrence of MIRM? J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2021 Mar 26;10(2):220-224. doi:10.1093/jpids/piaa028. PMID:32275058.
McMahon KE, Habeeb O, Bautista GM, Levin S, DeChristopher PJ, Glynn LA, Jeske W, Muraskas JK. The association between AB blood group and neonatal disease. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2019;12(1):81-86. doi:10.3233/NPM-17115. PMID:30347622.
Gubareva EA, Sjöqvist S, Gilevich IV, Sotnichenko AS, Kuevda EV, Lim ML, Feliu N, Lemon G, Danilenko KA, Nakokhov RZ, Gumenyuk IS, Grigoriev TE, Krasheninnikov SV, Pokhotko AG, Basov AA, Dzhimak SS, Gustafsson Y, Bautista G, Beltrán Rodríguez A, Pokrovsky VM, Jungebluth P, Chvalun SN, Holterman MJ, Taylor DA, Macchiarini P. Orthotopic transplantation of a tissue engineered diaphragm in rats. Biomaterials. 2016 Jan;77:320-35. doi:10.1016/j.biomaterials.2015.11.020. Epub 2015 Nov 14. PMID:26618750.
Fleck S, Bautista G, Keating SM, Lee TH, Keller RL, Moon-Grady AJ, Gonzales K, Norris PJ, Busch MP, Kim CJ, Romero R, Lee H, Miniati D, MacKenzie TC. Fetal production of growth factors and inflammatory mediators predicts pulmonary hypertension in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Pediatr Res. 2013 Sep;74(3):290-8. doi:10.1038/pr.2013.98. Epub 2013 Jun 14. PMID:23770923.
Saadai P, Lee TH, Bautista G, Gonzales KD, Nijagal A, Busch MP, Kim CJ, Romero R, Lee H, Hirose S, Rand L, Miniati D, Farmer DL, MacKenzie TC. Alterations in maternal-fetal cellular trafficking after fetal surgery. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jun;47(6):1089-94. doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2012.03.012. PMID:22703775.