Alina Ivashchuk, DO is an attending Neonatologist in the Level 3 NICU at Women and Babies Hospital in Lancaster, PA. She completed her Neonatology fellowship training at Nemours A.I. Dupont Hospital/ Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/ Christiana Care Hospital in 2020. Her fellowship research focused on parental stress in the NICU. As a neonatologist, she strongly believes it is important to practice evidence based medicine in order to provide the highest quality of care to our neonates. In this regard, she actively participates in various quality improvement initiatives in the WBH NICU as well as in collaboration with other NICU’s in the CHOP network. Throughout her neonatology training, she received strong palliative care mentorship and developed a passion for continuing to grow the necessary skills and understanding of NICU parent experiences to be able to navigate the complex family dynamics in the setting of caring for critically ill neonates in the NICU every day. In addition, she is an active member of the Perinatal Palliative Care team at Women and Babies Hospital. The Palliative Care team meets with parents prenatally and develops a plan for the care of their baby after birth that aligns with their wishes, taking into account the infant’s diagnosis.