Timothy (Alex) A Kline, MD

Neonatologist and Medical Director, Inova L.J. Murphy Children’s Hospital

Medical School

Wake Forest University School of Medicine


Thomas Jefferson University


University of Rochester

Board Certifications

Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Pediatrics

Representative to Vermont Oxford Network (VON)

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations


Dr. Kline describes himself as lucky “in being part of an amazing organization that is 100% dedicated to the health and wellness of infants and children in Northern Virginia and beyond.” He has served as the chairman of the Brain Trust committee: a group of doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals who strive to improve the neurologic outcomes for vulnerable infants. He has published several papers and book chapters on the subject. One of the favorite parts of the job is getting to know the families of our babies. 

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, including three young children (five if you include their dogs). An active runner for many years, Dr. Kline has proudly completed multiple Ironman Triathlons. 

Professional Interests

Neuroprotection in the newborn, including therapeutic hypothermia.


Olsen SL, Dejonge M, Kline A, Liptsen E, Song D, Anderson B, Mathur A. Optimizing therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy. Pediatrics. 2013 Feb;131(2):e591-603. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-0891.

Wallenstein, M.B., Brooks, C., Kline, T.A. et al. Early transpyloric vs gastric feeding in preterm infants: a retrospective cohort study. J Perinatol 39, 837–841 (2019).

Sarah B Mulkey, Rathinaswamy B Govindan, Laura Hitchings, Tareq Al-Shargabi, Nicole Herrera, Christopher B Swisher, Augustine Eze Jr, Stephanie Russo, Sarah D Schlatterer, Marni B Jacobs, Robert McCarter, Alex Kline, G Larry Maxwell, Robin Baker, Adre J du Plessis Autonomic nervous system maturation in the premature extrauterine milieu. Pediatr Res 89, 863–868 (2021).


Kline, Alex. “Hypoglycemia in Newborns.” 13th Annual Mohsen Ziai Pediatric Conference, 2 November 2019, Tysons Corner, VA. Conference Presentation.

Alexander, Peter., Kline, Alex., Zavala, Alex., Exum Jr., Charles., and Guadagni, Amanda., panelists. Panel Discussion. Celebrating All Families: A conversation around modern parenthood. 16 June 2022. March of Dimes Healthy Moms, Strong Babies Webinar.