Neera K. Goyal, MD, MSHP

Attending Physician, Hospital Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-7836

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Quality of care during birth hospitalization for late preterm and other high risk newborns; neonatal readmission; prevention of preterm birth


Neera Goyal, MD MSHP, is a general pediatrician and a child health researcher. Her research interests are in perinatal care – in particular, how Level 1 and Level 2 birth hospitals manage higher risk term and late preterm newborns. She has studied the impact of delivery volume, teaching affiliation, and patient insurance on adherence to guidelines for postpartum length of stay, and she is currently researching the impact of discharge timing on risk of readmission for late preterm newborns. She has also conducted research on the impact of late preterm birth on early childhood respiratory morbidity and physical development. Dr. Goyal’s work has been published in peer-reviewed literature, and in 2011 she received the Pediatric Academic Societies Travel Award for Young Investigators.

Originally from Dallas, TX, Dr. Goyal received her bachelor’s degree in Atlanta, Georgia at Emory University, majoring in Philosophy. She earned her M.D. from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. She completed a pediatrics residency at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2008 and worked as a neonatology hospitalist from 2008-2009. She then pursued further training in health services research as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2011 as a faculty member with a joint appointment in the Division of Neonatology and the Division of General and Community Pediatrics, Section of Hospital Medicine.

Education and Training

MD: Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, 2005.

Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2008.

Fellowship: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars, University of Pennsylvania, 2011

Certification: Pediatrics, 2008.