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Assistant Professor, Division of Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

Attending Neonatologist, Perinatal Institute


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


Perinatal, Neonatology, Neonatology, Perinatal Biology, Pulmonary Biology, Developmental Biology, Inflammation and Tolerance

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My Education

MB; BS: University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, 2001.

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2006.

Residency: Pediatrics, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 2011.

Fellowship: Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2014.  

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, 2012.

My Publications

Insulin-like Growth Factor 1 Supports a Pulmonary Niche that Promotes Type 3 Innate Lymphoid Cell Development in Newborn Lungs. Oherle, K; Acker, E; Bonfield, M; Wang, T; Gray, J; Lang, I; Bridges, J; Lewkowich, I; Xu, Y; Ahlfeld, S; et al. Immunity. 2020; 52:275-294.e9.

Combined administration of anti-IL-13 and anti-IL-17A at individually sub-therapeutic doses limits asthma-like symptoms in a mouse model of Th2/Th17 high asthma. Kim, D; McAlees, JW; Bischoff, LJ; Kaur, D; Houshel, LK; Gray, J; Hargis, J; Davis, X; Dudas, PL; Deshmukh, H; et al. Clinical and Experimental Allergy. 2019; 49:317-330.

Immunological Basis for Recurrent Fetal Loss and Pregnancy Complications. Deshmukh, H; Way, SS. Annual Review of Pathology: Mechanisms of Disease. 2019; 14:185-210.

Single cell RNA analysis identifies cellular heterogeneity and adaptive responses of the lung at birth. Guo, M; Du, Y; Gokey, JJ; Ray, S; Bell, SM; Adam, M; Sudha, P; Perl, AK; Deshmukh, H; Potter, SS; et al. Nature Communications. 2019; 10:37-37.

The Impact of Maternal Antibiotics on Neonatal Disease. Reed, BD; Schibler, KR; Deshmukh, H; Ambalavanan, N; Morrow, AL. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2018; 197:97-103.e3.

All on "CHIP ": using microfluidics to study neutrophil ontogeny. Allen, A; Deshmukh, H. Translational Research: the journal of laboratory and clinical medicine. 2017; 190:1-3.

Candidate genes on murine chromosome 8 are associated with susceptibility to Staphylococcus aureus infection in mice and are involved with Staphylococcus aureus septicemia in humans. Yan, Q; Ahn, SH; Medie, FM; Sharma-Kuinkel, BK; Park, LP; Scott, WK; Deshmukh, H; Tsalik, EL; Cyr, DD; Woods, CW; et al. PLoS ONE. 2017; 12:e0179033-e0179033.

Intestinal commensal bacteria mediate lung mucosal immunity and promote resistance of newborn mice to infection. Gray, J; Oehrle, K; Worthen, G; Alenghat, T; Whitsett, J; Deshmukh, H. Science Translational Medicine. 2017; 9:eaaf9412-eaaf9412.

Center Variation in Intestinal Microbiota Prior to Late-Onset Sepsis in Preterm Infants. Taft, DH; Ambalavanan, N; Schibler, KR; Yu, Z; Newburg, DS; Deshmukh, H; Ward, DV; Morrow, AL. PLoS ONE. 2015; 10:e0130604-e0130604.