Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Brain Sciences

Honorary Research Fellow







Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus





Dr Paolo Montaldo gained his MPhys in Medicine, Honours cum laude, from the Second University of Naples, Italy, in 2007 . He obtained the MSc in Paediatrics from the same University. In 2012, he completed a six-month fellowship in Neonatology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

Since 2014, he has been working as a member of Dr Sudhin Thayyil research group at the Centre of Perinatal Neuroscience of the Imperial College, London. During his time at the Imperial College,  he has been interested in white matter injury in neonatal sepsis and has been closely involved in neonatal MR imaging. 



- Montaldo P, Pauliah SS, Lally PJ, Olson L, Thayyil S. Cooling in a low-resource environment: Lost in translation. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Oct 31.

- Montaldo P, Rosso R, Chello G, Giliberti P. Cardiac troponin I concentrations as a marker of neurodevelopmental outcome at 18 months in newborns with perinatal asphyxia. J Perinatol. 2014 30. doi: 10.1038/jp.2014.1.

- Montaldo P., Cuccaro P., Rapacciuolo A. et al. Cardiac Thrombus in a Newborn: Treatment with Heparin. Eur J Cardiovasc Med. 2013; 2, doi:10.5083/ejcm.20424884.103.

- Montaldo P., Montaldo L., Iossa AC et al.Small renal size in newborns with spina bifida: possible causes. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2013 Mar 30.

- Montaldo P., Tafuro L., Rea M. et al.. Desmopressin and oxybutynin in Monosymptomatic Nocturnal Enuresis: a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial and an assessment of predictive factors. BJU Int. 2012; 110 :E381-6.

- Montaldo L., Montaldo P., Cuccaro P. et al. Effect of feeding on non-nutritive sucking habits and implications on occlusion in mixed dentition.  Int J Paediatr Dent. 2011;21:68-73.

- Cuccaro P, Rapacciuolo A, Vitiello R, di Pietro E, Montaldo P., Esposito F, Maresca G, Correra A. Propranolol for severe hemangioma of infancy. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2011; 12:5.

 - Cuccaro P, Rapacciuolo A, Vitiello R, di Pietro E, Montaldo P, Esposito F, Maresca G, Correra A. Infantile facial  haemangioma and subclinical left ventricular dysfunction: the importance of z score in the diagnostic and therapeutic process. J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown). 2010;11:692-4.

- Montaldo L., Montaldo P., Caramico N. et al. Effects of saliva substitutes on oral status in patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabet Med. 2010;27:1280-3.

- Montaldo P, Tafuro L, Narciso V et al. Correlations between enuresis in children and nocturia in mothers. Scand J Urol Nephrol. 2010;44:101-5.

- Tafuro L, Montaldo P, Iervolino LR et al. Ultrasonographic bladder measurements can replace urodynamic study for the diagnosis of non-monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis. BJU Int. 2010;105:108-11. 

- Specchio N, Cusmai R, Volkov J, Montaldo P, Vigevano F. Occurrence of a prolonged nonepileptic motor status after a febrile seizure. Epilepsia. 2006;47:1079-81.



- P. Montaldo, L. Montaldo, B. Chaban, S. Thayyil. Perinatal Infection as Risk Factor of Neonatal Encephalopathy. In: Angelina R. Santos ed. Asphyxia: Risk Factors, Prevalence and Neurological Impacts. Nova Publishers, 2015.

- L. Montaldo, P. Montaldo. Bottle feeding and dentition. In: Preedy V.R. et al. ed. Dietary and nutritional aspects of bottle feeding. Wageningen, The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers, 2014:509-530.

- F. Vigevano, P. Montaldo, N. Specchio, L. Fusco. Epileptic spasms : Ictal patterns. In: John Library Eurotext ed. Progress in epileptic spasms and west syndrome. Condè-sur-Noireau France. F. Guzzetta, B. Dalla Bernardina, R. Guerrini, Vol 4.  2007: 61-70.



Krishnan V, Ujjanappa V, Vegda H, et al., 2024, Sequential levetiracetam and phenytoin in electroencephalographic neonatal seizures unresponsive to phenobarbital: a multicenter prospective observational study in India, The Lancet Regional Health - Southeast Asia, ISSN:2772-3682

Montaldo P, Burgod C, Herberg JA, et al., 2024, Whole-blood gene expression profile after hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, Jama Network Open, Vol:7, ISSN:2574-3805

Rivetti G, Montaldo P, Marzuillo P, 2024, Editorial on the Special Issue “Advances in Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury”, Children, Vol:11

Burgod C, Mazlan M, Pant S, et al., 2024, Duration of birth depression and neurodevelopmental outcomes after whole-body hypothermia for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh – an exploratory analysis of the HELIX trial, Lancet Regional Health - Southeast Asia, Vol:20, ISSN:2772-3682

Puzone S, Diplomatico M, Caredda E, et al., 2023, Hypoglycaemia and hyperglycaemia in neonatal encephalopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Archives of Disease in Childhood: Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Vol:109, ISSN:1359-2998, Pages:18-25

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