Sonia Bonifacio MD

Sonia Bonifacio

Associate Medical Director, NeuroNICU
Clinical Associate Professor
Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital
Stanford University School of Medicine
Division of Neonatal & Developmental Medicine
Palo Alto, CA

Dr. Sonia Lomeli Bonifacio joined the Stanford faculty in May of 2015 and is the Associate Medical Director of the NeuroNICU. Sonia is a native San Franciscan and completed all of her medical training, medical school through fellowship, at the University of California in San Francisco. She was on the faculty at UCSF from 2009 to 2015 and was the Director of the Neuro-Intensive Care Nursery. Dr. Bonifacio is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford.

Her primary research interests are the neurodevelopmental outcomes of preterm and sick term newborns. During her fellowship, she worked under the mentorship of Drs. Donna Ferriero, Jim Barkovich, and Steven Miller. She plans to continue her work regarding the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a predictor of outcomes in these at risk patient populations. In particular, she is interested in the impact of focused neurological care and its effects on neurodevelopmental outcome. Recent work includes studying the effect of hypothermia therapy on magnetic resonance imaging findings.