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Attending Neonatologist, Neonatology and Pulmonary Biology

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


My fascination with neonatology started early in my medical training. As a neonatologist, my clinical expertise is in the areas of chronic lung disease (CLD), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) and neonatology. My research interests include quality improvement, chronic lung disease, bronchopulmonary dysplasia and neonatology. I am working to standardize care for CLD and BPD to reduce BPD in our neonatal population.

I was drawn to these fields of study because of a significant disease burden of BPD in our neonatal population. My goal is to understand the pathophysiology of BPD and develop effective interventions that will lead to a reduction in morbidity and mortality in the neonatal population. I am passionate about decreasing the incidence of this disease.

I’m board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics (2015) and began working at Cincinnati Children’s in 2017. My work has been published in various journals like the Journal of Perinatology.

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Clinical Interests

Neonatal-perinatal medicine; newborn medicine; family-centered care; bronchopulmonary dysplasia; ventilatory management; reduction of chronic lung disease; optimal CPAP use; LISA (Less Invasive Surfactant Administartion; InSurE (Intubation, Surfactnat and Extubation

Research Interests

Understanding the pathophysiology of BPD and developing effective interventions which will lead to a reduction in morbidity and mortality in the neonatal population

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions


Research Divisions

Section of Neonatology Perinatal and Pulmonary Biology

My Education

MBBS: Government Medical College, India, 2007.

MD: Children's Hospital at Montefiore, The Bronx, NY, 2013.

MD: Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Providence, RI, 2016.

Certification: American Board of Pediatrics.

My Publications

Pregnancy outcomes in women with kidney transplant: Metaanalysis and systematic review. Shah, S; Venkatesan, RL; Gupta, A; Sanghavi, MK; Welge, J; Johansen, R; Kean, EB; Kaur, T; Gupta, A; Grant, TJ; et al. BMC Nephrology. 2019; 20.

Racial disparities and factors associated with pregnancy in kidney transplant recipients in the United States. Shah, S; Christianson, AL; Verma, P; Meganathan, K; Leonard, AC; Schauer, DP; Thakar, CV. PLoS ONE. 2019; 14:e0220916-e0220916.

Galectin-3 expression and effect of supplementation in neonatal mice with disseminated Candida albicans infection. Verma, P; Laforce-Nesbitt, SS; Tucker, R; Mao, Q; De Paepe, ME; Bliss, JM. Pediatric Research. 2019; 85:527-532.