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Natasha L. Lopez

Natasha L. Lopez, MD


"Supporting and connecting with families in the NICU is really rewarding because it’s such an important time for them. Hopefully, I can help comfort them during their stay.”

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About Me

When your little one requires extra care and attention in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), count on Natasha Lopez, MD, a neonatologist at Avera Medical Group Neonatology, located on the Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center campus in Sioux Falls, SD.

Expert & Compassionate Care for Newborns

Dr. Lopez specializes in caring for newborns who arrive prematurely or with health issues that need increased attention. She diagnoses and treats a wide variety of conditions in newborns and specializes in chronic lung diseases.

In addition, she also offers lactation advice and encouragement to moms with babies in the NICU. “As a mom myself, I know how challenging it can be,” she says. “It’s an area where moms need a lot of support. I’m happy to provide that and help them connect with their babies.”

Dr. Lopez also enjoys providing care in Avera McKennan’s state-of-the-art NICU, which features the latest in technology and comfort for the newborns and their families. “It’s absolutely beautiful and I look forward to working there every day,” she says.

Active Lifestyle

In her free time, Dr. Lopez enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs – a French bulldog and Pomeranian – and working out.



University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, Vermillion, Medical School


Nationwide Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University, Columbus, Pediatrics


Nationwide Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University, Columbus, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Newborn Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Honors, Awards, etc.

  • American Academy of Pediatrics 87th Perinatal and Developmental Medicine - 2016


  • American Board of Pediatrics-General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics-Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

This directory contains information about the provider members of Independent Health Care Associates, Avera Health and all Avera entities, members of the Avera Medical Group, and employed select providers with Avera McKennan, Sioux Falls, SD and Avera Marshall, Marshall, MN and physicians with hospital privileges at Avera St. Luke's, Aberdeen, SD; Avera Sacred Heart, Yankton, SD; Avera Queen of Peace, Mitchell, SD; Avera St. Mary's, Pierre, SD.

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