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; business case for quality improvements


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

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Binder S, Hill K, Meinzen-Derr J, Greenberg JM, Narendran V. Increasing VLBW Deliveries at Subspecialty Perinatal Centers via Perinatal Outreach. Pediatrics. 2011 Feb 14.

Narendran V, Visscher MO, Abril I, Hendrix SW, Hoath SB. Biomarkers of epidermal innate immunity in premature and full-term infants. Pediatr Res. 2010 Apr;67(4):382-6.

Walker VP, Akinbi HT, Meinzen-Derr J, Narendran V, Visscher M, Hoath SB. Host defense proteins on the surface of neonatal skin: implications for innate immunity. J Pediatr. 2008 Jun;152(6):777-81.

Sampath V, Narendran V, Donovan EF, Stanek J, Schleiss MR. Nonimmune hydrops fetalis and fulminant fatal disease due to congenital cytomegalovirus infection in a premature infant. J Perinatol. 2005 Sep;25(9):608-11.

Visscher MO, Narendran V, Pickens WL, LaRuffa AA, Meinzen-Derr J, Allen K, Hoath SB. Vernix caseosa in neonatal adaptation. J Perinatol. 2005 Jul;25(7):440-6. Review.

Akinbi HT, Narendran V, Pass AK, Markart P, Hoath SB. Host defense proteins in vernix caseosa and amniotic fluid. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Dec;191(6):2090-6.

Narendran V, Donovan EF, Hoath SB, Akinbi HT, Steichen JJ, Jobe AH. Early bubble CPAP and outcomes in ELBW preterm infants. J Perinatol. 2003 Apr-May;23(3):195-9.

Hoath SB, Narendran V. Adhesives and emollients in the preterm infant. Semin Neonatol. 2000 Nov;5(4):289-96. Review.

Narendran V, Wickett RR, Pickens WL, Hoath SB. Interaction between pulmonary surfactant and vernix: a potential mechanism for induction of amniotic fluid turbidity. Pediatr Res. 2000 Jul;48(1):120-4.