A photo of Shanmukha (Sai) Niranjan Mukthapuram.

Sai Mukthapuram, MD


  • Attending Neonatologist, Division of Neonatology
  • Attending Neonatologist, Perinatal Institute
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

About

Biography

Doing the right things at the right time can give sick babies an entirely new life. Since my medical school training in South India, I have wanted to become a neonatologist to help sick newborns. I believe training and mentoring fellows, residents and medical students will lay a strong foundation to help advance the field of neonatology as trainees are the future of medicine.

My areas of research include medical education, point-of-care ultrasound and quality improvement. My goals are to introduce point-of-care ultrasound curriculum in neonatology and other innovative evidence-based strategies for the advancement of medical education at Cincinnati Children’s.

I received the Reginald Tsang Outstanding Fellow Award (2018), the Outstanding Fellow Teaching Award (2018 & 2019) and the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award (2020), all from Cincinnati Children’s. I am the communications chair and secretary for the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN). I’m also board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (2016).

Publications

Fellows as Teachers: Supporting Future Educators. Caruso, C; Arias-Shah, AM; Rent, S; Mukthapuram, S; Dadiz, R. NeoReviews. 2022; 23:e438-e447.

Roadmap to Success: Interactive Timeline With Resources for Fellowship Scholarly Activity. Koo, J; McNelis, K; Mukthapuram, S; Rao, K; Caruso, CG; Rent, S. Journal of graduate medical education. 2022; 14:338-340.

Use of a digital texting platform to foster collaborative learning in Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists. Rent, S; Koo, J; Bhatia, A; Bernstein, S; Arias-Shah, AM; Mukthapuram, S. Journal of Perinatology. 2022.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging Assessment of Pulmonary Vascularity in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Novel Tool for Direct Assessment of Severity of Pulmonary Hypertension and Hypoplasia. Mukthapuram, S; Beebe, J; Tkach, JA; Arya, S; Haberman, B; Peiro, J; Lim, FY; Woods, JC; Kingma, PS. Journal of Pediatrics. 2021; 239:89-94.

Neonatal Complications. Narendran, V; Mukthapuram, SS N. In: Evans A; DeFranco E, Ed. Manual of Obstetrics. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer; 2020.