Vivek Narendran, MD, MRCP, MBA

Medical Director, University of Cincinnati Medical Center NICU

Medical Director, Cincinnati Perinatal Outreach Project

Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Newborn Services, Christ Hospital

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-0961

Fax 513-803-0969



Non-invasive ventilation of the preterm infant; surfactant trials; business case for quality improvements


Innate immunity of the skin with a particular focus on epidermal biomarkers and antimicrobial peptides on the skin surface

MBBS: Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, India, 1985.

MD/DNB: JN Medical College, Belgaum, India, 1990.

Fellowship: Neonatology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia, 1992-94.

Residency: Pediatrics, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester, United Kingdom, 1994-1996.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1997-1998.

Fellowship: Neonatology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1996, 1998-2000.

Credentials: Pediatrics, 1998 & 2008; Pediatrics, Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), United Kingdom, 1996; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2001 & 2008.

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Seto TL, Tabangin ME, Dawodu A, Steinhoff M, Narendran V. Racial disparities in cord blood vitamin D levels and its association with small for gestational age infants. J Perinatol. 2016 Aug;36(8):623-8.

Isemann B, Mueller EW, Narendran V, Akinbi H. Impact of Early Sodium Supplementation on Hyponatremia and Growth in Premature Infants: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2016 Mar;40(3):342-9.

Hall ES, Lang MD, Levin L, Narendran V. Variation in Neonatal Inpatient Charges at the State and Local Level. Hospital Topics. 2015;93(2):27-35.

Visscher M, Narendran V. Ontogeny of skin. Advances in Wound Care Review (New Rochelle). 2014 Apr 1;3(4):291-303.

Chinta R, Rao MB, Narendran V, Malla G, Joshi M. Economic recession and headache related hospital admissions. Hospital Topics. 2013 Apr-Jun;91(2):37-42.

Donovan EF, Sparling K, Lake MR, Narendran V, Rose B et al. The investment case for preventing NICU associated infections. Am J Perinatol. 2013 Mar;30(3):179-84.

Downes K, Meinzen-Derr J, Narendran V, Akinbi H. The lost art of intubation: Assessing opportunities for residents to perform neonatal intubation. J Perinatol. 2012 Dec;32(12):927-32.

Visscher M, Taylor T, Narendran V. Neonatal intensive care practices and the influence on skin condition. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2013 Apr;27(4):486-93.

Thomas C, Hoath SB, Narendran V. Neurodevelopmental outcomes of ELBW infants ventilated with continuous positive airway pressure vs mechanical ventilation. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2012;79(2):218-223.

Shah TA, Meinzen-Derr J, Steichen J, Yolton K, Narendran V, Schibler KR. Hospital and neurodevelopmental outcomes of extremely low-birth weight infants with necrotizing enterocolitis and spontaneous intestinal perforation. J Perinatol. 2012 Jul;32(7):552-8.