Tony Steyermark, PhD is the supervisor for the Newborn and Child Follow-Up program at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), which is the program responsible for long term follow-up for infants and children with a condition detected by newborn screening. As the Newborn Follow-Up supervisor, he aims to provide proper care coordination for families to have access to the services they need and to maximize outcomes for the infant or child.
Prior to his four year role with the MDH, Dr. Steyermark taught anatomy and physiology and conducted research in metabolic rate regulation at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. Steyermark is being recognized for his specific efforts on newborn and child follow-up activities focusing on long term follow-up. Dr. Steyermark serves on numerous committees for the Minnesota Department of Health. He helps support the Newborn Screening Advisory Committee, the Newborn Hearing Screening Advisory Committee and the Newborn Screening Long Term Follow-up Committee. As supervisor for the Long Term Follow-up program, Dr. Steyermark along with other staff also collaborate with primary care providers, specialists, local public health nurses, special education providers and other key stakeholders to assist in early treatment, intervention, and immediate support services after initial diagnosis of the condition.
The NBSTRN would like to thank Dr. Steyermark for his efforts in helping Minnesota’s Long term follow-up system provides the necessary services, in a timely manner, and effectively for children with newborn screening conditions.