Why The Bubble CPAP Institute?

In the Bubble CPAP institute, healthcare providers will have introduction to neonatal lung mechanics, factors that contribute to damaging the developing lungs, and different modules of non-invasive respiratory interventions.

The Bubble CPAP Institute reviews the foundation how bCPAP works. It contains information on the differences between outcomes associated with bCPAP versus endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation. In addition, it delineates the difference between bCPAP, traditional CPAP, and nasal cannula with oxygen supplementation. The quality page provides steps on initiating a new bCPAP program in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, including preparing the environment for success and ensuring quality and standardization of the process.

The Bubble CPAP Institute offers educational materials in various formats that areaccessible via personal computers and mobile devices. Educational modules are presented as written chapters, visual presentations and hands-on descriptive videos. In a later phase, the Bubble CPAP Institute will offer interactive services such as discussion blogs and free consultations with experts for advice on bCPAP assembly and troubleshooting.


Our mission is to have an interactive platform that provides bCPAP knowledge, skills and know-how, readily available to healthcare providers anywhere in the world

The Bubble CPAP Institute aims to provide bCPAP knowledge and skills to healthcare providers and caregivers who care for neonates and young infants with respiratory compromise. The information on this platform intends to cater to the needs of different specialties (physicians, nurses, respiratory therapist, etc.), be suitable for different types of learners (written, visual, interactive, etc.), and be free for all.

BCPAP Editorial Board (Disclosure)

The Bubble CPAP Institute is a free educational platform that equips healthcare providers with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely and efficiently use bCPAP in caring for their premature and young infants. It aims to provide evidence-based scientific materials that are free from commercial bias.

Editorial board members are experts in the field and have been teaching and writing about bubble CPAP for several decades. Commercial affiliations of individual board members are disclosed under their bio sections

Mohamed A. Mohamed
  • Professor of Pediatrics and Global Health
    The George Washington University, Washington, DC
    Founder of Bubble CPAP Institute and the General Editor
Dr. Mohamed is a professor of pediatrics and global health. He completed his training in neonatal-perinatal medicine at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Mohamed authored several publications in the field of neonatal epidemiology, clinical outcomes and non-invasive respiratory intervention. He has been practicing and teaching using bubble continuous positive airway pressure in the care of the newborns with respiratory compromise over the last 20 years and has co-directed the “Bubble... Read more
Hany Aly
  • Chairman, Department of Neonatology
    Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
    Professor of Pediatrics
    Case Western Reserve University Lerner’s College of Medicine
    Cleveland, OH
Hany Aly, MD, MSHS is the Chairman of the Department of Neonatology at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital and Professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University Lerner’s College of Medicine, Cleveland, OH. Dr. Aly completed his postdoctoral fellowship training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters in the field of neonatal medicine and has several... Read more
Jen Wung
  • Professor of Pediatrics
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Children's Hospital of New York
    New York, NY
A pioneer in Bubble Nasal CPAP therapy, Dr. Wung is a neonatal intensivist who has directed neonatal respiratory care at the Columbia NICU since 1974. He is board-certified in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Wung is a professor of Pediatrics at Columbia University Medical Center, New York. His post-graduate trainings include: Residencies in obstetrics-gynecology and anesthesiology, and fellowship in combined pediatrics and neonatal intensive care medicine at Columbia in 1973. Dr. Wung has served as a World... Read more
Beri Massa-Buck
Dr. Beri Massa-Buck is a Neonatologist at The George Washington University Hospital. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science. Dr. Massa-Buck received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Hospital and completed her fellowship at Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC. Dr. Massa-Buck’s clinical and research interests include early detection of microorganisms in neonates with suspected sepsis and health status disparities among maternal and neonatal health. She enjoys teaching and mentoring neonatal-perinatal fellows and pediatrics residents... Read more
Kari Roberts
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Division of Neonatology
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Kari Roberts earned her medical degree at the University of Minnesota and completed her pediatric residency and neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. In addition to attending in the NICU at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital and the Special Care Nurseries at Fairview Ridges and Southdale hospitals, Dr. Roberts is involved in research regarding pre-medication for elective intubations and pain and physiologic responses during invasive procedures. Her significant contribution to the field of... Read more
Kyonna Coulibaly
  • Staff Nurse, Division of Newborn Services
    The George Washington University Hospital
    Washington, DC
Kyonna Coulibaly, RN, has been a staff nurse in the Neonatal Intensive care Unit at the George Washington University Hospital since 2007. Kyonna received her Master of Public health from the George Washington University with focus on Maternal and Child Health. Kyonna has a vast experience in the management and application of bubble CPAP at the bedside in the smallest of the preterm infants. She has been leading the training of new nurses in competency on the application of nasal interface in the Bubble CPAP and non-invasive respiratory management of the newborn since 2013. Read more
Mohamed El-Dib
  • Director, Neurocritical Care
    The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    Brigham and Women’s Hospital
    Harvard Medical College
    Boston, MA
Mohamed El-Dib, MD is the Director of Neonatal Neurocritical Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He is a neonatologist with additional training in neonatal neurology. Dr. El-Dib has numerous publications in the field of neonatal neurology. His research is focused on neonatal neuromonitoring and neuroprotection. In neuromonitoring, he has been using amplitude integrated EEG (aEEG) to evaluate brain maturation in premature as well as brain injury... Read more
Christopher Thornton
  • Respiratory Therapist
    Anne Arundel Medical Center
    Annapolis, MD
Christopher Thornton, RRT is currently working at Anne Arundel Medical Center as a Respiratory Care Practitioner working in ICU, ER and NICU. He is the former Respiratory Manager at George Washington University Hospital when Bubble CPAP Program was introduced in the care of neonatal patients with respiratory distress in 2000. Read more

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The Bubble CPAP Institute is an interactive educational platform aiming to make the knowledge and skill set of Bubble CPAP accessible to practitioners who care for neonates and young infants across the globe. This platform will primarily focus on the know-how and will offer educational modules on issues like when to consider bCPAP in managing infants with respiratory distress, how to assemble the bCPAP circuits, how to apply the nasal interface and how to troubleshoot bedside issues.
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