Dr. Tanis Fenton
Dr. Tanis Fenton is a Registered Dietitian, Epidemiologist and Professor at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine. She developed the Fenton Preterm Growth Charts based on a need she saw when working clinically in neonatal intensive care. Dr. Fenton is a thought leader regarding preterm infant growth assessments.
Neonatology has lacked consistency in the use of growth metrics making it challenging to assess preterm infant growth. From 10 preterm infant growth patterns, which patterns defines usual growth, growth faltering and unusual growth?