Beena B. Kamath-Rayne, MD, MPH

Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

Global Health Center

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-1606

Fax 513-636-0171


Perinatal epidemiology and public health; global health

Dr. Kamath-Rayne is doing collaborative research with maternal-fetal medicine on preterm birth, fetal lung maturity, and biomarker discovery in amniotic fluid. She has received a BIRCWH K12 award to fund this research. She has published on neonatal outcomes after elective Cesarean section, and after documented fetal lung maturity. Her work was required reading for the Maintenance for Certification for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2010.

Dr. Kamath-Rayne was a reviewer for the Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) global neonatal resuscitation curriculum and is currently a master trainer. She is collaborating on several studies of HBB around the world. With Dr. Alan Jobe, she is also a neonatal consultant for MANDATE (Maternal and Neonatal Directed Assessment of Technology), a project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to RTI International to inform the development of technologies to decrease maternal and neonatal mortality worldwide.

MD: Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 2000.

Residency: Children's Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver, CO, 2003.

Fellowship: Children's Hospital Colorado/University of Colorado Health Sciences, Denver, CO, 2008.

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Scientific Journals

Kamath-Rayne BD, DeFranco EA, Marcotte MP. Antenatal steroids for treatment of fetal lung immaturity after 34 weeks of gestation: an evaluation of neonatal outcomes. Obstet Gynecol. 2012; 119(5): 909-916. 

Kamath-Rayne BD, MacGuire ER, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL, Jobe AH. Clinical algorithms for identification of sick newborns in community-based settings. Acta Paediatr. 2012; 101: 344-351. 

Kamath BD, Donovan EF, Christopher R, Brodbeck J, Slone C, Marcotte MP. Using improvement science to increase accuracy and reliability of gestational age documentation. Am J of Perinatol. 2012; 29(3): 217-223.

Kamath BD, Marcotte, MP, DeFranco, EA. Neonatal morbidity after documented fetal lung maturity in late preterm and early term infants. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011; 204: 518.e1-e8.

Goldenberg RL, McClure EM, MacGuire ER, Kamath BD, Jobe AH.  Lessons for low-income regions following the reduction in hypertension-related maternal mortality in high-income countries. Int J Gynecol Obstet. 2011; 113(2):91-5.

Kamath BD, MacGuire ER, McClure EM, Goldenberg RL, Jobe AH. Neonatal mortality from respiratory distress syndrome: a historical review with lessons for low-resource countries. Pediatrics. 2011; 127(6):1139-46.

Kamath BD, Fashaw L, Kinsella JP. Adrenal insufficiency in newborns with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J Pediatr. 2010; 156(3):495-497.

Kamath BD, Todd JK, Glazner JE, Lezotte D, Lynch AM. Neonatal outcomes after elective Cesarean sectionObstetr Gynecol. 2009; 113(6): 1231-1238. *Required reading for Maintenance of Certification for American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010

Kamath BD, Box TL, Simpson M, Hernández J. Infants born at the threshold of viability in relation to neonatal mortality: Colorado, 1991 to 2003. J Perinatol. 2008; 28(5): 354-360.

Books and Chapters

Jobe AH, Kamath-Rayne BD. Fetal lung development and surfactant. In: Creasy and Resnik’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine: Principles and Practice. Greene MF, Creasy RK, Resnik R, Iams JD, Lockwood CJ, Moore T (Eds.). 2012.