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Wayne State University/Perinatology Research Branch - Neonatology Director, Seetha Shankaran, M.D.Title

  • Director, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine,  Department of Pediatrics,
    Wayne State University (Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Hutzel Women’s Hospital)
  • Director, Regional Neonatal Programs, Detroit Medical Center (Children's, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Sinai-Grace, and Huron Valley Hospitals)

Education and Training

  • MD, Madras Medical College, Madras, India
  • MBBS, Madras Medical College, Madras, India
  • Rotating House Officer, Government General Hospital, Madras, India
  • Senior House Officer, Government General Hospital and Children’s Hospital, Madras India
  • Internship, Pediatric Service Jewish Hospital and Medical Center of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
  • Residency, Pediatric Service Jewish Hospital and Medical Center of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, New York
  • Fellowship in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan
  • Strategic Management Workshop (Education series for senior DMC physician leaders)
  • Executive Leadership in Healthcare Management Program, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan

Awards and Recognitions

  • Moderator, Clinical Trials in Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric Academy Societies Annual Meeting, Honolulu
  • Moderator, Neonatal Epidemiology and Follow-up, Pediatric Academy Societies Annual Meeting, Honolulu.
  • Listed in The Third Annual Hour Detroit Top Docs
  • 2008 Madison Keys Memorial Lectureship, Georgetown, University
  • Moderator, Risk Factors in Adverse Neurodevelopmental Outcome in.  Pediatric Academic Societies
  • Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
  • Diane Woo Memorial Lectureship, University of Chicago, Chicago IL
  • Thomas Pauly Excellence in Neonatology Lectureship, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  • Invited participant International Consensus conference in Hypothermia: To Cool or Not to Cool Society
  • of Critical Care Medicine, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Invited participant 3rd International Hypothermia Symposium, Lund, Sweden
  • Appointed to International Editorial Board of Therapeutic Hypothermia
  • Awarded Margaret I. Handy Annual memorial Lectureship, Nemours. Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children.  Wilmington, Delaware
  • Invited Participate, Conference on Clinical Focus: Hypothermia.  How to Implement in Clinical Practice.
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine.  Pasadena, CA
  • Moderator and speaker:  Hot topics in Pediatrics: Hypothermia.  Pediatric Academies Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver BC
  • Moderator, Very Premature Birth:  Cardiopulmonary Metabolic and Pulmonary Outcomes,  Vancouver, BC
  • Invited Participant NICHD Workshop of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy:  Opportunities and Challenges.  Bethesda, MD
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America 2011-2012 database, Aiken, South Carolina
  • Listed in 2011 Top Docs in Hour Detroit Magazine
  • Invited speaker, NICU Follow-up Club.  Pediatric Academy Societies Meeting.  Denver, C
  • Invited speaker, Hot Topics in neonatology, Washington, DC
  • Invited speaker, 19th annual International Neonatal Conference, Middleborough, UK
  • Keynote speaker, XII Portuguese National Pediatric Congress Albufeira, Portugal
  • Invited speaker, 4th International hypothermia Symposium, Tokyo, Japan

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Selected Publications

  • Fisher PA, Lester BM, DeGarmo DS, Lagasse LL, Lin H, Shankaran S, Bada HS, Bauer CR, Hammond J, Whitaker T, Higgins R. The combined effects of prenatal drug exposure and early adversity on neurobehavioral disinhibition in childhood and adolescence. Dev Psychopathol 2011 Aug;23:777-88.
  • Carlo WA, McDonald SA, Tyson JE, Stoll BJ, Ehrenkranz RA, Shankaran S, Goldberg RN, Das A, Schendel D, Thorsen P, Skogstrand K, Hougaard DM, Oh W, Laptook AR, Duara S, Fanaroff AA, Donovan EF, Korones SB, Stevenson DK, Papile
  • LA, Finer NN, O'Shea TM, Poindexter BB, Wright LL, Ambalavanan N, Higgins RD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Cytokines and neurodevelopmental outcomes in extremely low birth weight infants. J Pediatr 2011 Dec;159:919-25.e3.
  • Wadhawan R, Oh W, Vohr BR, Wrage L, Das A, Bell EF, Laptook AR, Shankaran S, Stoll BJ, Walsh MC, Higgins RD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Neurodevelopmental outcomes of triplets or higher-order extremely low birth weight infants. Pediatrics 2011 Mar;127:e654-60.
  • Carlo WA, McDonald SA, Fanaroff AA, Vohr BR, Stoll BJ, Ehrenkranz RA, Andrews WW, Wallace D, Das A, Bell EF, Walsh MC, Laptook AR, Shankaran S, Poindexter BB, Hale EC, Newman NS, Davis AS, Schibler K, Kennedy KA, Sánchez PJ, Van Meurs KP, Goldberg RN, Watterberg KL, Faix RG, Frantz ID 3rd, Higgins RD; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Association of antenatal corticosteroids with mortality and neurodevelopmental outcomes among infants born at 22 to 25 weeks' gestation. JAMA 2011 Dec;306:2348-58.
  • Cole CR, Hansen NI, Higgins RD, Bell EF, Shankaran S, Laptook AR, Walsh MC, Hale EC, Newman NS, Das A, Stoll BJ; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s Neonatal Research Network. Bloodstream infections in very low birth weight infants with intestinal failure. J Pediatr 2012 Jan;160:54-9.e2.
  • Bigsby R, LaGasse LL, Lester B, Shankaran S, Bada H, Bauer C, Liu J. Prenatal Cocaine Exposure and Motor Performance at 4 Months. Am J Occup Ther. 2011 Sep;65:e60-e68.