Dr.Costakos was born and raised in New York City, a graduate of Bronx High School of Science, early decision Columbia University (College) in the City of New York (1980 Biochemistry), where he was elected to the student senate, and became student representative to the Columbia University Trustees (1978-1980). At graduation, he was awarded the George Curtis Prize in oratory for a speech about a controversial medical therapy.He then went on to Dartmouth Medical School (Medical Doctor) in 1984. He was a summer NIH Fellow (1982) and Fall 1983 working with Dr. Esa Korpi, with the work published in Biochemical Pharmacology.
He completed his postgraduate training in Pediatrics in Mount Sinai NYC, then went onto finish a fellowship in Neonatal -Perinatal Medicine in New York-Presbyterian (Cornell campus) NYC. He published the 4 th case of Lupus and hypothermia in the Journal of Rhematology. His research at Cornell were mostly concerning cardiac output in neonates, published in Critical care Medicine, and printed at the Society of Pediatric Research , Washington DC, 1989.
For the past 31 years, he has practiced as a board certified Neonatologist at Mayo Clinic , and served as a faculty of the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine (31 years). Dr. Costakos is licensed in Minnesota, New York and Wisconsin. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.
In 2000, Dr. Costakos served as the president of the Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care (2000), where he is currently a board member.
Dr. Costakos has vast experience in the creation and testing of medical software, and his main aim is to create value for patients.
Here are a few news coverage of Dr.Costakos:
Dr.Costakos making on the U.S. News and World Report’s list of the top 4 percent of neonatal-perinatal specialists in the country
Dr.Costakos on COVID-19:
Recent news on technology in health care:
Story on his role in training Neonatal Nurse Practitioners:
Dr.Costakos on Folic Acid:
Dr. Mengyi Zha is a practicing full spectrum family physician in Eastern Washington, with special interests in Obstetrics, Neonatology, and Dermatology. She obtained her Medical Doctor degree from Dartmouth Medical School in 2016, where she graduated with the Gold Humanism honor, and the Community Service Award. She completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, where she received the Residency Research Award. Her publications are in the fields of family medicine, public health, neonatology, medicinal chemistry, and cardiothoracic surgery. She also has a background of mathematics and computer programming.
Currently, she is working as the clinical lead in the effort against COVID-19 in her organization. She was elected to be in this leadership role thanks to her academic accomplishments and her passion for community leadership. She also current holds the position as a research collaborator of the Mayo Clinic.
Additionally, Dr.Zha has always committed to serving the underserved populations, from her work with the homeless population both in the United States and China, to her work in starting the first student run free clinic in China, her global health work in China, Tanzania, and Honduras, she has demonstrated humanism and compassion all throughout her career. Here are a few news coverage of her work:
News story on her work with the homeless in La Crosse, WI:
Dartmouth News talking about her work in China:
Dartmouth Center for Health Equity on her work in Tanzania:
Here is a news story speaking to her clinical diagnostic skills, saving the life of a young woman with a heart condition undiagnosed for decades: