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Mahesh                         Bommaraju

Mahesh Bommaraju MD

Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Neonatology; Pediatrics

 

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University at Buffalo (1998)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1994)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1992)
  • MD, Medicine, SUNY Upstate Medical University (1991)
  • BS, Genetics, Purdue University (1985)
Employment:
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2006-present)
  • Attending Physician, Division of Neonatology, UBMD Pediatrics, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (1998-present)
  • Medical Director, NICU, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (2011–2016)
  • Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2003–2014)
  • Fellowship Program Co-Director, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2002–2006)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1998–2006)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1998)
  • Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (1991–1998)
  • Research Laboratory Technician, Joslin Diabetes Center (1986–1987)
  • Research Laboratory Technician, Occidental Chemical Corporation (1985–1986)
Awards and Honors:
  • Golden Key Honorary Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2010–May 2011
    A Phase 2b/3, Multi-Center, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Pagibaximab injection in Very Low Birth Weight Neonates for the Prevention of Staphylococcal Sepsis
    GSK Biologicals, Biosynexus, Inc.
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • October 2003–June 2004
    A Multi-National, Prospective Cohort Study to Evaluate the Incidence and Outcome of Staphylococcal Sepsis in Neonates with a Gestational Age Between 24 and <33 Weeks
    GSK Biologicals, Biosynexus, Inc.
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $41,325

Journal Articles:
Abstracts:
  • Reynolds AM, Bommaraju M, Blessing-Hanagan K, Ryan RM. Infants with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN) are at Increased Risk for Subsequent Systemic Hypertension. Pediatr Res. 2004; 55(4).
  • Peregrino MA, Sukumar M, Bommaraju M, Holm BA, Hernan LJ, Fuhrman BP, Leach CL. High Frequency PLV vs. Infasurf Rescue in Preterm Lambs with RDS. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1999.
  • Peregrino MA, Sukumar M, Bommaraju M, Holm BA, Hernan LJ, Fuhrman BP, Morin FC, Leach CL. High Frequency Partial Liquid Ventilation vs. Surfactant Rescue in Preterm Lambs with Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Pediatr Res. 1998; 43.
  • Peregrino MA, Sukumar M, Bommaraju M, Holm BA, Hernan LJ, Fuhrman BP, Morin FC, Leach CL. High Frequency Partial Liquid Ventilation vs. Infasurf Rescue in Preterm Lambs with RDS. J Investig Med. 1998; 46.
  • Bommaraju M, Sukumar M, Holm BA, Leach CL. The Effect of Partial Liquid Ventilation on Alveolar Type II Cell Function and Surfactant Production. Pediatr Res. 1998; 43.
Books and Book Chapters:
  • Ryan RM, Bommaraju M, Lakshminrusimha S, Kumar V, Morin FC. "Vascular Therapies in Acute Lung Injury". Lung Injury: Mechanisms, Pathophysiology, and Therapy. 2005.

Presentations:
  • "Spoonful of Sugar" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2017)
  • "Newborn Care" Division of Neonatology Core Curriculum Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2003)
  • "Ventilators II: HFV" Division of Neonatology Core Curriculum Lecture Series, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2003)
  • "Chest X-Ray Interpretation, Parts I and II" 2002 Neonatal Transport Training Program, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2002)
  • "GI System/Substance Abuse" Core Curriculum for Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing, Sisters of Charity Hospital (2002)
  • "Careers in Neonatology" Community Physician Series, University at Buffalo (2002)
  • "High Frequency Ventilation" High Frequency Oscillatory Ventilation Workshop, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2001)
  • "High Frequency PLV vs. Infasurf Rescue in Preterm Lambs with RDS" Annual International Conference, American Thoracic Society (1999)
  • "The Effect of Partial Liquid Ventilation on Alveolar Type II Cell Function and Surfactant Production" Fellow Conference, Mead Johnson (1998)
  • "The Effect of Partial Liquid Ventilation on Surfactant Synthesis and Secretion" Mid-Atlantic Neonatology Fall Research Retreat, Mead Johnson (1998)
  • "High Frequency Partial Liquid Ventilation vs. Surfactant Rescue in Preterm Lambs with Respiratory Distress Syndrome" Annual Meeting, Society for Pediatric Research (1998)
  • "The Effect of Partial Liquid Ventilation on Alveolar Type II Cell Function and Surfactant Production" Annual Meeting, Society for Pediatric Research (1998)
  • "The Effect of Partial Liquid Ventilation on Surfactant Synthesis and Secretion" Annual Meeting, Society for Pediatric Research (1998)
  • "High Frequency Partial Liquid Ventilation vs. Infasurf Rescue in Preterm Lambs with RDS" Annual Meeting, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (1998)
  • "The Effect of Partial Liquid Ventilation on Surfactant Synthesis and Secretion" 14th Annual Interdisciplinary Neonatal Nutrition Symposium, Mead Johnson (1997)
  • "The Effect of Partial Liquid Ventilation on Surfactant Production in Preterm Lambs" Neonatal Thruway Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (1997)
  • "The Effect of Partial Liquid Ventilation on Surfactant Production in Preterm Lambs" Research Conference, Center for Developmental Biology of the Lung (1996)
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Service Activities:
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital: Level 2; Physician Lead (2013–present)
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital: Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital: CPOE/EMR Committee; Committee Member (2012–present)
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital: NICU Planning Committee; Committee Member (2012–present)
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital: Pediatric Quality Assurance Committee; Committee Member (2011–present)
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital: Site Operations Committee; Committee Member (2011–present)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: OB/Neonatal Tactical Team; Member (2005–2010)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Cardiac Services Tactical Team; Member (2005–2010)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Neonatology - Pediatric Cardiology; Faculty Liaison (2005–2010)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Respiratory Care Department; Director (2003–2014)
  • Zoological Society of Buffalo; Board Member (2003–2006)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation; Board Member (2003–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Joint Newborn Nursery, OB/GYN Committee; Committee Member (2001–2004)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Executive Committee; Committee Member (2001–2003)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Council Steering Committee; Committee Member (2001–2002)
  • Friends of Night People; Board Member (2001–present)
  • Friends of Night People: Charity Golf Committee; Chair (2001–present)
  • Medicolegal Litigation; Expert Witness (2001–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: OB/GYN IOP Committee; Committee Member (2000–2004)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: Intensive Care Nursery Project Design Team; Member (2000–2003)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Resident Evaluation Committee; Committee Member (2000–present)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Newborn Nursery; Director (1999–2004)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Women‘s Services Quality Council Committee; Committee Member (1999–2004)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Council; Member (1999–2001)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: Pediatric Quality Assurance Committee; Committee Member (1999–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Resident Recruitment Committee; Committee Member (1998–present)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: Quality Assurance Medication Error Committee; Committee Member (1997–1998)
  • Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo: Transport Process Improvement Committee; Committee Member (1997–1998)

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7673
Fax: (716) 878-7945
Email: mb@buffalo.edu

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