Brian K. Jordan, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, School of Medicine


As a neonatologist, Dr. Jordan specializes in the care of infants born prematurely and full-term infants who need intensive care. He considers it a great privilege to care for such fragile infants. He is also board certified in internal medicine and has advanced training in human genetics.

Dr. Jordan’s research interests are primarily focused on the impact of maternal factors on predicting neonatal outcomes, allowing him to draw upon his training in adult medicine and genetics to help improve the care of neonates. He also has a clinical interest in infants born with disorders of sex development.

When he’s not in the hospital, Dr. Jordan enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. They can often be found on the hiking trails of Oregon or out Geocaching. He also enjoys baking homemade bread, playing blues guitar, watching college football and trying new recipes in the kitchen.

Education and training

    • B.S., 1998, University of Notre Dame
    • Ph.D., 2003, University of California at Los Angeles
    • M.D., 2007, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Residency

    • Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, University of Michigan (2011)
    • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University of Michigan (2012)
  • Fellowship

    • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Michigan (2014)
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Pediatrics (2011)
    • American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2016)
    • American Board of Internal Medicine (2011)

Memberships and associations:

  • American Society of Human Genetics, 2000-03
  • American Academy of Pediatrics


Elsevier pure profile

Selected publications

  • Lund K, Scottoline BP, Jordan BK. CACT Deficiency Masked by Extreme Prematurity.  Manuscript in preparation. June 2020.
  • Jordan BK, Schilling D, McEvoy CT.  The Window of Improved Neonatal Respiratory Compliance after Rescue Antenatal Steroids. Journal of Perinatology, July 2018. PMID: 29795314; PMCID: PMC6070394
  • Jordan BK, Schilling D, McEvoy CT.  Pulmonary Function at Hospital Discharge in Preterm Infants Randomized to a Single Rescue Course of Antenatal Steroids. Journal of Pediatrics, 2017 Feb;181:62-66.e1. PMID: 27832835; PMCID: PMC5274607
  • Sarkar S, Askenazi, DJ, Jordan BK, Bhagat I, Bapuraj JR, Dechert RE, Selewski DT.  Relationship Between Acute Kidney Injury and Brain MRI Findings in Asphyxiated Newborns after Therapeutic Hypothermia. Pediatrics Research. 2014 Mar; 75(3):431-5.  PMID: 24296799
  • Selewski D, Jordan BK, Askenazi DA, Dechert R, Sarkar S.  Acute Kidney Injury in Asphyxiated Newborns Treated with Therapeutic Hypothermia. Journal of Pediatrics, 164(2):725-729, 2013. PMID 23149172
  • Jordan BK, Shen JH-C, Olaso R, Ingraham H, Vilain E. Wnt4 Overexpression Disrupts Normal Testicular Vasculature and Inhibits Testosterone Synthesis by Repressing Steroidogenic Factor 1/β-Catenin Synergy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 100:10866-10871, 2003. PMID 12949260
  • Jordan BK, Jain M, Natarajan S, Frasier SD, Vilain E. Familial Mutation in the Testis-Determining Gene SRY Shared by an XY Female and Her Normal Father. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism., 87:3428-3432, 2002. PMID 12107262
  • Jordan BK, Mohammed M, Ching ST, Delot E, Chen X-N, Dewing P, Swain A, Rao PN, Elejalde BR, Vilain E. Up-Regulation of WNT-4 Signaling and Dosage-Sensitive Sex Reversal in Humans. American Journal of Human Genetics, 68:1102-1109, 2001. PMID 11283799
  • Jordan BK, Vilain E. SRY and the Genetics of Sex Determination. In: Pediatric Gender Assignment: A Critical Reappraisal. Zderic S et al., ed. Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers: New York. Adv. in Experimental Med Biol. 511:1-14, 2002. PMID 12575752
  • Jordan BK, McEvoy CT. Trajectories of Lung Function in Infants and Children: Setting a Course for Lifelong Lung Health.  Pediatrics, June 2020, epublished ahead of print. 


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