Viral G. Jain, MD, completed his pediatric residency at Case Western Reserve University (MetroHealth) program, and is currently pursuing his Neonatology fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center under Dr. Louis Muglia.
He has experience in both basic science as well as clinical research, and has published extensively in well-respected journals. His research focuses on identifying risk factors for urogenital developmental disorders in newborns and the role of steroid hormones in neonates. His research also focuses on understanding the inflammatory pathways involved in preterm birth, and the role of progesterone in preterm birth with the goal of developing better interventions to reduce preterm birth. He is also interested in exploring family’s contribution to young child’s learning, and is the founder of TinyVoices - a patient advocacy program through which is founded NICU Bookworms, a NICU Infant Reading program. He has also worked on developing a novel nanoparticle for treatment of retinoblastoma. Dr. Jain has strong interest in BioInformatics, and was the founding team member of a well-funded startup to connect sub-specialty services to underserved cities in India - which won numerous international awards for Healthcare Innovations.
He serves as the founder and co-editor of the AAP, Section on Neonatology Journal Club. He is an active member of the AAP-SoNPM Website Committee, American Medical Informatics Association and leads the AAP TECaN Research Section.
He is the winner of multiple national and international research awards including the prestigious David G Nathan Research Award from Society of Pediatric Research and the Marshall Klaus Research Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Neonatology; bioinformatics; early literacy; evidence based medicine
Urogenital anomalies; endocrine disruptors; genetics of preterm birth