Neera K. Goyal, MD, MSc

Attending Physician, Division of Hospital Medicine

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-7836


Hospital medicine; level 1 and level 2 nursery care



Perinatal health services; home visiting; preterm birth

As a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (2009-2011), Dr. Goyal studied the impact of delivery volume, teaching affiliation, and patient insurance on adherence to guidelines for postpartum length of stay, as well as the impact of discharge timing on readmission risk. She also conducted research on the impact of late preterm birth on early childhood respiratory morbidity and physical development.

She joined Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2011 as a faculty member with a joint appointment in the Division of Neonatology and the Division of Hospital Medicine. In 2012 she received the BIRCWH K12 Award to evaluate the role of community-based home visiting to improve pregnancy and infant health outcomes. Currently, Dr. Goyal is studying programmatic effects on health care utilization in ED and primary care settings for full term and preterm infants.

BA: Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 2001.

MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Dallas, TX, 2005.

MSc: Health Policy Research, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2011. 

Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2008. 

View PubMed Publications.

Moyer LB, Goyal NK, Meinzen-Derr JK, Ward LP, Rust CL, Wexelblatt SL, Greenberg JM. Factors Associated with Readmission in Late-Preterm Infants: A Matched Case Control Study. Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Sep;4(5):298-304.

Simpson E, Goyal NK, Dhepyasuwan N, Flaherman V, Chung EK, Von Kohorn I, Burgos A, Taylor J. Prioritizing a Research Agenda: A Delphi Study of the Better Outcomes through Research for Newborns (BORN) Network. Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Jul;4(4):195-202.

Goyal NK, Hall ES, Ammerman RT, Meinzen-Derr JK, Jones DE, Short JA, Van Ginkel JB.  Association of maternal and community factors with enrollment in home visiting among at-risk, first time mothers. Am J Public Health. 2014 Feb;104 Suppl 1:S144-51.

Hall ES, Goyal NK*, Ammerman RT, Miller MM, Jones DE, Short JA, Van Ginkel JB. Development of a linked perinatal data resource from state administrative and community-based program data. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Jan;18(1):316-25.

Goyal NK, Hall ES, Meinzen-Derr JK, Kahn RS, Short JA, Van Ginkel JB, Ammerman RT. Dosage effect of prenatal home visiting on pregnancy outcomes in at-risk, first-time mothers. Pediatrics. 2013 Nov;132 Suppl 2:S118-25.

Goyal NK, Teeters A, Ammerman RT. Home Visiting and Outcomes of Preterm Infants: A Systematic Review. Pediatrics. 2013 Sep;132(3):502-16.

Goyal N, Zubizarreta JR, Small DS, Lorch SA. Length of stay and readmission among late preterm infants: an instrumental variable approach. Hosp Pediatr. 2013 Jan;3(1):7-15.

Goyal NK, Fiks AG, Lorch SA. Persistence of underweight status among late preterm infants. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 May;166(5):424-30.

Goyal NK, Fager C, Lorch SA. Adherence to discharge guidelines for late preterm newborns. Pediatrics. 2011 Jul;128(1):62-71.

Goyal NK, Fiks AG, Lorch SA. Association of late-preterm birth with asthma in young children: practice-based study. Pediatrics. 2011 Oct;128(4):e830-8.