Beena B. Kamath-Rayne, MD, MPH

Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-803-1606

Fax: 513-636-0171


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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.

Education and Training

MD: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., 2000.

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

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


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Novel amniotic fluid biomarkers to predict fetal lung maturity and clinical respiratory outcome. Principle Investigator. Jul 2011-Jun 2013.