Vasanth H. Kumar MD

Vasanth Kumar

Vasanth H. Kumar
MD

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Cell Cycle; Cell growth, differentiation and development; Molecular and Cellular Biology; Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Neonatology; Pediatrics

Contact Information
UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0260
Fax: (716) 323-0294
vkumar3@buffalo.edu


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Education and Training:

  • Chief Resident, Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1998)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1997)
  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (1996)
  • MD, Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (1989)
  • Compulsory Rotating Internship, Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Karnatak Medical College (1985)
  • MBBS, Medicine/Surgery, Karnatak Medical College (1984)

Employment:

  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2012-present)
  • Fellowship Program Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2011-present)
  • Attending Physician, Neonatology, UBMD Pediatrics, Oishei Children's Hospital (2002-present)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2007–2012)
  • Assistant Medical Director, NICU, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2004–2011)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2004–2007)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo (2002–2004)
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Consultant Neonatologist, KLE Hospital and Medical Research Center, India (1999–2002)
  • Registrar, Pediatrics, Rotherham District General Hospital, United Kingdom (1992–1993)
  • Senior House Officer, Neonatal Pediatrics, Hope Hospital, United Kingdom (1992)
  • Senior House Officer, Pediatrics, Dewsbury District Hospital, United Kingdom (1991–1992)
  • Senior House Officer, Pediatrics/Newborn Medicine, Ysbyty Gwyneed, United Kingdom (1991)
  • Resident Medical Officer, King Khalid Hospital, Saudi Arabia (1990–1991)
  • Registrar, Neonatology, Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital, India (1989–1990)
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Awards and Honors:

  • Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting: Chair of the State-of-the-Art Plenary Session "Oxygen Saturation Targets in Premature Neonates: The Dilemma and the Debate" (2012)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Conference: Young Investigator Award Finalist (2012)
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME): University at Buffalo GME Outstanding Accreditation Award for 5-Year Accreditation of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program (2011)
  • Elected to American Psychological Society (2010)
  • Elected to Society of Pediatric Research (2008)
  • Consumers Research Council of America: One of the Top Pediatricians in the USA (2007)
  • Karnatak University: 2nd Rank in Phase II of Medical School (1983)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics: 2014 Marshall Klaus Perinatal Research Award (Vikramaditya Dumpa, Neonatology Fellow)
  • Who's Who in North America (2009-2010)

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • May 2010–June 2015
    Prematurity and Respiratory Outcome Program (PROP)
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,750,000
  • April 2010–December 2011
    The Long Term Effects of Resuscitation with 100% Oxygen in Newborn Mice
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $25,000
  • April 2006–April 2011
    Double Blind Randomized Trial of the Effects of Varying Levels of Oxygen (21%, 40%, and 100%) for Resuscitation of Preterm Infants < 32 Weeks Gestation
    Wildermuth Foundation
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $25,000
  • January 2008–June 2010
    Effects of the Antioxidant MnTBAP on Angiogenic Gene Expression and Alveolization in Newborn Mice with Hyperoxic Lung Injury
    Ikaria (INO Therapeutics)
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $10,000
  • July 2004–June 2007
    Inhaled Prostacyclin in Pulmonary Hypertension in Newborn Lambs
    University at Buffalo
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $135,000
  • April 2004–March 2006
    Resuscitation with 100% Oxygen versus Room Air in Premature Ventilated Lambs
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $25,000
  • August 2001–July 2004
    Pathobiology of Lung Development (SCOR) - Nitric Oxide Effects on BPD in Preterm Lambs
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,750,000

Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Lakshminrusimha S, Kumar VH. "Diseases of Pulmonary Circulation". Textbook of Pediatric Critical Care, 5th Edition. 2016.
  • Lakshminrusimha S, Kumar V. "Diseases of Pulmonary Circulation". Textbook of Pediatric Critical Care, 4th Edition. 2010.
  • Kumar V. "Delivery Room Resuscitation". Manual of Neonatology. 2008.
  • Kumar V. "Neonatal Seizures". Manual of Neonatology. 2008.
  • Kumar V, Morin FC. "Diseases of Pulmonary Circulation". Textbook of Pediatric Critical Care, 3rd Edition. 2005.
  • Ryan RM, Bommaraju M, Lakshminrusimha S, Kumar V, Morin FC. "Vascular Therapies in Acute Lung Injury". Lung Injury: Mechanisms, Pathophysiology, and Therapy. 2005.

Abstracts:

  • Ryan RM, El Khoury JC, Gronostajski RM, Nielsen LC, Wang H, Kumar VH. Hyperoxia-Onduced Oxidative and Angiogenic Transcriptional Responses in the Lung in Adult Nfib Hemizygous Mice. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013; 187.
  • Kumar V, Wang H, Nielsen LC. T-Cells are Preferntially Expressed Following Neonatal Hyperoxia in Adult Mice. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2013; 187.
  • Ryan RM, Sheehan DW, Kumar V, Caty MG, Lakshminrusimha S. First Do No Harm: Conservative Treatment of Acquired Lobar Emphysema in a Premature Neonate. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010; 181.
  • Kumar V, Kishkurno S, Ryan RM, Nielsen LC, Wang H, Lakshminrusimha S. Neonatal Hyperoxia Increases Leukotriene B4 (LTB4) Production and Bronchial Ring Constriction in Recovered Adult Mice. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010; 181.
  • Kumar V, Kishkurno S, Nielsen LC, Wang H, Ryan RM. Alveolization and Cytokine Responses are Altered in Adult Mice Exposed to Neonatal Hyperoxia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010; 181.
  • Kumar VH, Kishkurno S, Ryan RM, Hintz KH, Wang H, Welliver RC. The Effects of the Catalytic Antioxidant MnTBAP and Neonatal Hyperoxia on Airway Hyperresponsiveness in Conscious Mice. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009; 179.
  • Kumar VH, Paturi B, Nielsen LC, Wang H, Ryan RM. Effects of Catalytic Antioxidant MnTBAP on Pulmonary Angiogenic and Oxidative Gene Expression to Hyperoxia in Newborn Mice. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009; 179.
  • Ryan RM, Ahmed Q, D‘Angelis CA, Kumar V, Lakshminrusimha S, Metlay LA, Wang H, Pryhuber GS. CD8+ T-Lymphocytes in Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD). Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009; 179.
  • Kumar VH, Lakshminrusimha S, Wang H, Wynn KA, Silbak NM, Ryan RM. Oxidant and Inflammatory Markers Following Short-Term and Long-Term Oxygen Exposure in Term and Preterm Newborn Lambs. Proc Am Thor Soc. 2006; 3.
  • El Abiad MT, Reynolds AM, Nader ND, Lakshminrusimha S, Kumar VH, Blessing-Hanagan K, Rich G, Ballow M, Ryan RM. Tracheal Pepsin Activity in Intubated Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Infants. Proc Am Thor Soc. 2006; 3.
  • Ryan RM, El Abiad MT, Swartz DD, Reynolds SD, Kumar VH, Lakshminrusimha S, Wang H, Nielsen LC, Stripp BR. Interaction Between Tamoxifen and Hyperoxia in B10C3H and C57BI6 Mice. Proc Am Thor Soc. 2006; 3.
  • Lakshminrusimha S, Morin FC, Steinhorn RH, Ryan RM, Gugino SF, Kumar VH, Russell JA. Developmental Changes and the Effect of Hyperoxic Ventilation on Bronchial Epithelium Derived Relaxing Factor in Lambs. Proc Am Thor Soc. 2006; 3.
  • Bland R, Xu L, Rabinovitch M, Kumar V, Ryan RM, Wynn K. Increased Expression of Genes Associated with Elastin Synthesis and Assembly in Lungs of Mechanically Ventilated Preterm Lambs Compared to Term Lambs. J Exp Biol. 2005.
  • Kumar V, Rashid N, Swartz DD, Wynn KA, Wang H, Lakshminrusimha S, Koru-Sengul T, Ryan RM, Morin FC. Effect of Aerosolized Prostacyclin (Ar-PGI2) and Milrinone (Ar-MLR) on Pulmonary Hemodynamics in Newborn Lambs with Experimental Pulmonary Hypertension (PHT). Proc Am Thor Soc. 2005; 2.
  • Rashid N, Swartz DD, Lakshminrusimha S, Wynn KA, Wang H, Ryan RM, Morin FC, Koru-Sengul T, Kumar V. Effects of Intratracheal Prostacyclin (IT-PGI2) Alone and in Combination with IV Milrinone (IV MLR) on Pulmonary Hemodynamics in Ductal-Ligated Newborn Lambs with Pulmonary Hypertension. Proc Am Thor Soc. 2005; 2.
  • Lakshminrusimha S, Gugino SF, Russell JA, Mathew B, Kumar V, Ryan RM, Morin FC. Pulmonary Arterial Vasoreactivity is Decreased by the Adjacent Bronchus in Juvenile Lambs. Proc AmThor Soc. 2005; 2.
  • Mathew B, D'Angelis CA, Swartz DD, Kumar V, Nickerson PA, Wang H, Wynn KA, Holm BA, Ryan RM. Natriuretic Peptide Clearance Receptor is Down Regulated in the Pulmonary Epithelium After Birth in Preterm and Full Term Lambs. Pediatr Res. 2004; 255(4).
  • Bland R, Xu L, Kolansky S, Rabinovitch M, Ryan RM, Kumar V, Wynn K, Swartz DD, Albertine K, Dahl M, Williams M. Neonatal Chronic Lung Disease (CLD) in Term vs. Preterm Lambs: Differing Paradigms of Lung Injury and Repair. Pediatr Res. 2004; 55(4).
  • Kumar V, Holman M, Clive J, Hussain N. Characteristics of Inguinal Hernia in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants. J Invest Med. 1998; 46(1).
  • Kumar V, Holman M, Rosenkrantz T. Is Magnesium Neuroprotective to the Fetus?. Pediatr Res. 1996; 39(4 Pt2).
  • Kumar V, Christian C, Kresch M. Effects of Salmeterol on Secretion of Phosphatidylcholine by Type II Pneumocytes. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1996; 153(4 Pt2).
  • Kumar V, Christian C, Kresch M. Effects of Salmeterol on Secretion of Phosphatidylcholine by Type II Pneumocytes. Pediatr Res. 1996; 39(4 Pt2).
  • Kumar V, Bhandari G, Burke G, Zalneraitas E, Holman M, Rowe JC. Differences in Persistence of Early Abnormal Muscle Tone until Two Years in Former 23-28 Week and 29-36 Week Gestation Infants. Pediatr Res. 1995; 37(4).
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Professional Memberships:

  • Perinatal Research Society (2006–2011)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Fellow (FAAP) (2002–present)
  • American Heart Association
  • American Physiological Society
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • American Thoracic Society
  • National Neonatology Forum (India)
  • Indian Academy of Pediatrics

Presentations:

  • "Managing Pulmonary Hypertension in Preterm Neonates: Updates in an Emerging Field" Magazine Interview, Pulmonology Advisor (2017)
  • "Effects of Systemic Pyruvate on Cerebral and Systemic Hemodynamics in Newborn Lambs Following Asphyxial Cardiac Arrest" Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association (2016)
  • "Heart Rate at One Minute Impact Neonatal Resuscitation and Clinical Outcomes in Infants" Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association (2016)
  • "Neonatal Caffeine Improves Alveolization in the Presence of Hyperoxia in Adult Mice" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2016)
  • "Neonatal Caffeine Improves Alveolization in the Presence of Hyperoxia in Adult Mice" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2016)
  • "Effects of Neonatal Caffeine on Systemic Blood Pressure and Vascular Reactivity in Adult Mice" Cardio-Pulmonary Symposium (2016)
  • "Caffeine Modulates Hyperoxia Induced Angiogenesis in Newborn Mice" Annual Conference, American Academy of Pediatrics (2015)
  • "Caffeine Modulates Hyperoxia Induced Angiogenesis in Newborn Mice" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2015)
  • "Inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) in Early Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) and Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure (HRF) in Preterm Infants" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2015)
  • "Caffeine Modulates Hyperoxia Induced Angiogenesis in Newborn Mice" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2015)
  • "Inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) in Early Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) and Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure (HRF) in Preterm Infants" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2015)
  • "Clinical and Red Blood Cell Parameters of Acute and Chronic Feto-Maternal Hemorrhage" Annual Conference, American Academy of Pediatrics (2014)
  • "Current Concepts in the Management of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia" Pulmonary Biology Research Seminar, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2014)
  • "Inhaled Nitric Oxide in Early Pulmonary Hypertension and Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure" Neonatology Thruway Conference, Children‘s Hospital at Albany Medical Center (2014)
  • "Current Concepts in the Management of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia" Neonatal International Conference of Experts, National Neonatology Forum of India (2014)
  • "Emerging Trends in the Prevention and Management of ROP" Neonatal International Conference of Experts, National Neonatology Forum of India (2014)
  • "Inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) in Early Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) and Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure (HRF) in Preterm Infants" Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology Young Investigator's Forum (2014)
  • "Effects of Intermittent Hypoxia and Hyperoxia on HIF Expression and Angiogenesis in Newborn Mice" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2014)
  • "Pharmacological Factors and Risk of Spontaneous Intestinal Perforation (SIP)" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2014)
  • "Systemic Hypertension and Vascular Reactivity Following Neonatal Hypoxia-Hyperoxia Exposure in Adult Mice" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2014)
  • "Effects of Intermittent Hypoxia and Hyperoxia on HIF Expression and Angiogenesis in Newborn Mice" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2014)
  • "Pharmacological Factors and Risk of Spontaneous Intestinal Perforation (SIP)" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2014)
  • "Systemic Hypertension and Vascular Reactivity Following Neonatal Hypoxia-Hyperoxia Exposure in Adult Mice" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Neonatal: Pulmonary Animal Models (2014)
  • "Difficult Situations in Weaning Off the Ventilator" Neonatal International Conference of Experts, National Neonatology Forum of India (2013)
  • "Management of Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Newborn" Karnataka State Branch Meeting, National Neonatology Forum of India (2013)
  • "Pharmacotherapy in the Management of PPHN" Neonatal International Conference of Experts, National Neonatology Forum of India (2013)
  • "Hyperoxia-Induced Oxidative and Angiogenic Transcriptional Responses in the Lung in Adult Nfib Hemizygous Mice" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies, Hyperoxia (2013)
  • "Hyperoxia-Induced Oxidative and Angiogenic Transcriptional Responses in the Lung in Adult Nfib Hemizygous Mice" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2013)
  • "T-Cells are Preferentially Expressed Following Neonatal Hyperoxia in Adult Mice" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies, Neonatal Infectious Disease/Immunology (2013)
  • "T-Cells are Preferentially Expressed Following Neonatal Hyperoxia in Adult Mice" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2013)
  • "T-Cells are Preferentially Expressed Following Neonatal Hyperoxia in Adult Mice" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Poster Session I (2013)
  • "Approach to Thrombocytopenia and PPHN in the Newborn" , Kasturba Hospital (unit of New Delhi Municipal Corporation) (2012)
  • "Do All Preterm Infants Require Surfactant Therapy" 32nd Annual Convention, National Neonatology Forum of India (2012)
  • "Oxygen Saturation Targets in the Newborn Infant" 32nd Annual Convention, National Neonatology Forum of India (2012)
  • "HIE in the Newborn" Pediatric Resident Lecture, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "Hypoglycemia in the Newborn" Pediatric Resident Lecture, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2012)
  • "The Role of Oxygen in Lung Development" Pulmonary Biology Research Seminar, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Nfib Hemizygous Mice are Protected from Hyperoxia-Induced Mortality" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies, Neonatal Pulmonology (2012)
  • "Randomized Trial of Varying Levels of Oxygen (21%, 40% and 100%) at Resuscitation in Premature Infants < 32 Weeks GA" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2012)
  • "Role of Oxygen and Its Monitoring in Development" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies, State-of-the-Art Plenary Session (2012)
  • "Short-Term Oxygen Exposure Soon After Birth (Resuscitation) Alters Cell Cycle and DNA Repair Gene Expression in Adult Mice" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (2012)
  • "Nfib Hemizygous Mice are Protected from Hyperoxia-Induced Mortality" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Neonatology - Pulmonary (2012)
  • "Randomized Trial of Varying Levels of Oxygen (21%, 40% and 100%) at Resuscitation in Premature Infants < 32 Weeks GA" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2012)
  • "Short-Term Oxygen Exposure Soon After Birth (Resuscitation) Alters Cell Cycle and DNA Repair Gene Expression in Adult Mice" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Pulmonary Injury (2012)
  • "Lung Protective Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of BPD" Neonatology Faculty Lecture, University at Buffalo (2012)
  • "Hyperbilirubinemia in the Newborn" Pediatric Resident Lecture, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "Oxygen Saturation Targets in Premature Neonates: The Dilemma and the Debate" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Newborn" Pediatric Resident Lecture, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2011)
  • "Neonatal Hyperoxia Downregulates Lipoxin A4 (LXA4) an Anti-Inflammatory Lipid Mediator in Room Air Recovered Adult Mice" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies/Society for Pediatric Research (2011)
  • "Neonatal Hyperoxia Leads to Arrested Lung Development with Absent Compensatory Lung Growth in Adult Mice as Measured by Radial Alveolar Count (RAC)" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies/Society for Pediatric Research (2011)
  • "Neonatal Hyperoxia Restricts Somatic Growth, Induces Chronic Lung Disease (CLD) and Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) in Adult Mice" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies/Society for Pediatric Research (2011)
  • "Neonatal Hyperoxia Leads to Arrested Lung Development with Absent Compensatory Lung Growth in Adult Mice as Measured by Radial Alveolar Count (RAC)" 23rd Annual Meeting, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Neonatal Pulmonology (2011)
  • "Neonatal Hyperoxia Restricts Somatic Growth, Induces Chronic Lung Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension in Adult Mice" 23rd Annual Meeting, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Neonatal Pulmonology (2011)
  • "Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Newborn" Neonatology Faculty Lecture, University at Buffalo (2011)
  • "Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Newborn" Neonatology Faculty Lecture, University at Buffalo (2011)
  • "An Approach to Thrombocytopenic Newborn" Neonatology Faculty Lecture, University at Buffalo (2010)
  • "Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Newborn" Pediatric Resident Lecture, Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2010)
  • "Alveolization and Cytokine Responses are Altered in Adult Mice Exposed to Neonatal Hyperoxia" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2010)
  • "Alveolization and Cytokine Responses are Altered in Adult Mice Exposed to Neonatal Hyperoxia" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2010)
  • "First Do No Harm: Conservative Treatment of Acquired Lobar Emphysema in a Premature Neonate" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2010)
  • "Neonatal Hyperoxia Increases Leukotriene B4 (LTB4) Production in Room Air Recovered Adult Mice" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2010)
  • "Neonatal Hyperoxia Increases Leukotriene B4 (LTB4) Production in Room Air Recovered Adult Mice" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies, Pulmonary Injury (2010)
  • "Alveolization and Inflammatory Mediator Responses are Altered in Adult Mice Exposed to Neonatal Hyperoxia" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Preview of the PAS Meeting (2010)
  • "Alveolization and Cytokine Responses are Altered in Adult Mice Exposed to Neonatal Hyperoxia" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2010)
  • "Journal Watch - An Update of Advances in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Literature" Neonatology Faculty Lecture, University at Buffalo (2010)
  • "Hypothermia in Neonatal Encephalopathy" Joint Neonatal Surgical Conference, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "Lung Morphometry and Radial Alveolar Counts on Formalin Sections in Newborn Mice Exposed to an Antioxidant MnTBAP and Hyperoxia" Lab Meeting, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "Hypoglycemia in the Newborn" Neonatology Core Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "Optimal Oxygen Saturation in the Preterm Infant" Neonatology Core Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "Thrombocytopenia in the Newborn" Neonatology Faculty Lecture, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "A Single Center Retrospective Study of Risk Factors for Spontaneous Intestinal Perforation in Neonates" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2009)
  • "CD8+ T-Lymphocytes in Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2009)
  • "CD8+ T-Lymphocytes in Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2009)
  • "Effects of Catalytic Antioxidant MnTBAP on Pulmonary Angiogenic and Oxidative Gene Expression to Hyperoxia in Newborn Mice" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2009)
  • "Effects of Catalytic Antioxidant MnTBAP on Pulmonary Angiogenic and Oxidative Gene Expression to Hyperoxia in Newborn Mice" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2009)
  • "Fluid and Electrolyte Balance in the Newborn" Neonatal Transport Training Session, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Neonatal Resuscitation" Neonatal Transport Training Session, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "The Effects of the Catalytic Antioxidant MnTBAP and Neonatal Hyperoxia on Airway Hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in Conscious Mice" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2009)
  • "The Effects of the Catalytic Antioxidant MnTBAP and Neonatal Hyperoxia on Airway Hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in Conscious Mice" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2009)
  • "A Single Center Retrospective Study of Risk Factors for Spontaneous Intestinal Perforation (SIP) in Neonates" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2009)
  • "CD8+ T-Lymphocytes in Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2009)
  • "The Effects of the Catalytic Antioxidant MnTBAP and Neonatal Hyperoxia on Airway Hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in Conscious Mice" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2009)
  • "Hypothermia Program Protocols Update" Neonatology Faculty and Fellows, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2009)
  • "Journal Watch - An Update of Advances in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Literature" Neonatology Faculty Lecture, University at Buffalo (2009)
  • "Whole Body Cooling Protocol" Hypothermia Program for Neonates Meeting, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2008)
  • "Arranged for Cool Cap" Hypothermia Program for Neonates Meeting, Olympic Medical (2008)
  • "Blanketrol" Hypothermia Program for Neonates Meeting, Cincinnati Subzero (2008)
  • "Fluid Management in the Newborn" Neonatology Core Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • "Hypoglycemia in the Newborn" Neonatology Core Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • "Role of Antioxidants in Amelioration of Oxidant and Hyperoxic Lung Injury" Pulmonary Biology Research Seminar, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • "T-Lymphocytes in Human Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies, Neonatal Pulmonology (2008)
  • "Oxygen Concentration for Delivery Room Resuscitation in Preterm Infants" Neonatology Faculty Lecture, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • "Clinical Relevance of Amplitude Integrated EEG in the Newborn" Neonatology Facutly Lecture, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • "Therapeutic Hypothermia in Neonatal Encephalopathy" Neonatalogy Faculty Lecture, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • "Catheter Line Associated Blood Stream Infection (CLABSI) - Can We Do Better?" Neonatology Faculty Lecture, University at Buffalo (2008)
  • "Journal Watch - An Update of Advances in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Literature" Neonatology Faculty Lecture, University at Buffalo (2007)
  • "Resuscitation with 100% Oxygen versus Room Air in Newborn Ventilated Lambs: Effects on Oxidant Stress Markers and Antioxidant Enzymes in the Lung" Neonatology Thruway Conference, Marley Education Center (2007)
  • "Twenty Years of NRP - Celebrating the Past and Setting the Course for the Future" National Conference and Exhibition, American Academy of Pediatrics, NRP Current Seminar Series (2007)
  • "Thrombocytopenia in the Newborn" Neonatology Faculty Lecture, University at Buffalo (2007)
  • "Fluid and Electrolyte Management in the Newborn" Neonatology Core Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (2007)
  • "Hypoglycemia in the Newborn" Neonatology Core Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (2007)
  • "Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Preterm Infants" Neonatology Faculty/Fellows Lecture, University at Buffalo (2007)
  • "Are Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Risk Factors for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia?" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2007)
  • "Effect of Dopamine on Pulmonary and Systemic Pressures in Control and PPHN Neonatal Lambs" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies, Neonatal Pulmonology (2007)
  • "Resuscitation with 100% Oxygen versus Room Air in Newborn Ventilated Lambs: Effects on Oxidant Stress and Oxidant Lung Injury" Resident Scholarly Exchange Day, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buswell Fellowship Presentation (2007)
  • "The Effect of Gestational Age, Postnatal Age and Inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) on Lung Interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8 mRNA in Newborn Lambs" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2007)
  • "The Effect of Gestational Age, Postnatal Age and Inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) on Lung Interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8 mRNA in Newborn Lambs" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2007)
  • "What‘s New in Preterm Brain Injury? - Part II (PVL)" Neonatology Faculty/Fellows Lecture, University at Buffalo (2006)
  • "What's New in Preterm Brain Injury? - Part I (IVH)" Neonatology Faculty/Fellows Lecture, University at Buffalo (2006)
  • "Fluid and Electrolyte Management in the Newborn" Neonatology Faculty/Fellows Lecture, University at Buffalo (2006)
  • "Journal Watch: An Update of Advances in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Literature" Neonatology Faculty/Fellows Lecture, University at Buffalo (2006)
  • "Thermoregulation in the Newborn" Neonatology Fellows Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (2006)
  • "Congenital Cystic Lung Lesions in the Newborn" Neonatology Fellows Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (2006)
  • "Characteristics of Pulmonary Hypertension in Infants < 37 Week Gestation" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2006)
  • "Developmental Changes and the Effect of Hyperoxic Ventilation on Bronchial Epithelium Derived Relaxing Factor in Lambs" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2006)
  • "Effect of Nitric Oxide Synthase (NOS) Inhibition on Ovine Bronchial Derived Relaxing Factor (BrDRF): Changes with Development and Hyperoxia" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2006)
  • "Interaction Between Tamoxifen and Hyperoxia in B10C3H and C57BI6 Mice" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2006)
  • "Interaction Between Tamoxifen and Hyperoxia in B10C3H and C57BI6 Mice" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2006)
  • "Milrinone Enhances Relaxation to Prostacyclin and Iloprost in Pulmonary Arteries Isolated from Lambs with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2006)
  • "MMP-2 and MMP-9 Activity in Lung Homogenates Following Resuscitation in Room Air or Oxygen in Term and Preterm Lambs" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2006)
  • "MMP-2 and MMP-9 Activity in Lung Homogenates Following Resuscitation in Room Air or Oxygen in Term and Preterm Newborn Lambs" Resident Scholarly Exchange Day, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Buswell Fellowship Presentation (2006)
  • "Oxidant and Inflammatory Markers Following Short-Term and Long-Term Oxygen Exposure in Term and Preterm Newborn Lambs" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2006)
  • "Oxidant and Inflammatory Markers Following Short-Term Oxygen Exposure in Term and Preterm Newborn Lambs" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2006)
  • "Pulmonary Arterial Contractility Correlates with Oxygen Exposure in Ventilated Preterm Lambs" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2006)
  • "Resuscitation in 21% versus 100% Oxygen: Effects on Arterial Blood Gases and Antioxidant Enzyme Activities in Preterm Newborn Lambs" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2006)
  • "Tracheal Pepsin Activity in Intubated Very Low Birth Weight Infants" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2006)
  • "Tracheal Pepsin Activity in Intubated Very Low Birth Weight Infants (VLBW)" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2006)
  • "Resuscitation in 21% versus 100% Oxygen - Effects on Arterial Blood Gases and Antioxidant Enzyme Activities in Preterm Newborn Lambs" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2006)
  • "Oxygen in Neonatal Resuscitation: Is it more Toxic than Currently Believed?" Pediatric Grand Rounds, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2006)
  • "Oxygen in the Delivery Room" Neonatology Thruway Conference, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo, Oxygen Round Table Symposium (2005)
  • "Effects of Short Term and Long Term Exposure to Oxygen on Oxidant Stress in Newborn Lambs" Pulmonary Biology Research Seminar, University at Buffalo (2005)
  • "Pulmonary Arterial Contractility is Not Altered Following Initial Room Air versus Oxygen Resuscitation in Preterm Lambs but Correlates with Overall Oxygen Exposure" 29th Mid-Atlantic Conference on Perinatal Research (2005)
  • "Resuscitation in Room Air Does Not Produce Arterial Blood Gas Derangements Compared to 100% Oxygen in Preterm Newborn Lambs" 29th Mid-Atlantic Conference on Perinatal Research, American Academy of Pediatrics (2005)
  • "How Can We Prevent IVH?" Neonatology Fellows Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (2005)
  • "Aerosolized Prostacyclin and Milrinone Decreases Pulmonary Vascular Resistance in Newborn Lambs with L-NAME Induced Pulmonary Hypertension" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2005)
  • "Effect of Aerosolized Prostacyclin (Ar-PGI2) and Milrinone (Ar-MLR) on Pulmonary Hemodynamics in Newborn Lambs with Experimental Pulmonary Hypertension (PHT)" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2005)
  • "Effect of Inhaled Nitric Oxide on Lung Inflammation in Ventilated Premature Lambs" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2005)
  • "Effects of Intratracheal Prostacyclin Alone and in Combination with IV Milrinone on Pulmonary Hemodynamics in Ductal-Ligated Newborn Lambs with Pulmonary Hypertension" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2005)
  • "Pulmonary Arterial Contractility in Neonatal Lambs Increases with 100% Oxygen Resuscitation" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societes (2005)
  • "Pulmonary Arterial Vasoreactivity is Decreased by the Adjacent Bronchus in Juvenile Lambs" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (2005)
  • "Resuscitation in Room Air Compared to 100% Oxygen Lowers Oxidative Stress Without Increasing Metabolic Acidosis in Term Newborn Lambs" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2005)
  • "Effect of Aerosolized Prostacyclin and Milrinone on Pulmonary Hemodynamics in Newborn Lambs with Experimental Pulmonary Hypertension" Buswell Fellowship Presentation, University at Buffalo (2005)
  • "Increased Expression of Genes Associated with Elastin Synthesis and Assembly in Lunghs of Mechanically Ventilated Preterm Lambs Compared to Term Lambs" Experimental Biology 2005, Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (2005)
  • "Temperature Regulation in the Newborn" Neonatology Fellows Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (2004)
  • "Natriuretic Peptide Clearance Receptor is Downregulated Following Birth in Preterm and Term Lambs" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (2004)
  • "Effects of Inhaled Prostacyclin in Newborn Lambs with Pulmonary Hypertension" Pulmonary Biology Research Seminar, University at Buffalo (2004)
  • "Natriuretic Peptide Clearance Receptor is Downregulated Following Birth in Preterm and Term Lambs" Annual Conference, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2004)
  • "Pulmonary Hemorrhage" Neonatology Fellows Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (2004)
  • "Free Radicals, Oxidants and Antioxidants" Neonatology Fellows Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (2003)
  • "Fluid and Electrolyte Management in the Newborn" Neonatology Fellows Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (2003)
  • "Effects of Inhaled Nitric Oxide on Chronic Lung Disease in Ventilated Preterm Lambs" Pulmonary Biology Research Seminar, University at Buffalo (2003)
  • "Infant of a Diabetic Mother" Pediatric Resident Core Lecture Series, University at Buffalo (2002)
  • "Effects of Inhaled Nitric Oxide on Chronic Lung Disease in Ventilated Preterm Lambs" Neonatalogy Thruway Conference (2002)
  • "Infections of the Newborn" Workshop on Reproductive Child Health Care, Belgaum Society of Obstetric and Gynecology (2000)
  • "Unexplained Neonatal Death" Annual Conference, Federation of Obstetric and Gynecological Society of India (2000)
  • "Effects of Salmeterol on Phosphatidylcholine Secretion by Type II Cells" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (1996)
  • "Effects of Salmeterol on Secretion of Phosphatidylcholine by Type II Pneumocytes" International Conference, American Thoracic Society (1996)
  • "Is Magnesium Neuroprotective to the Fetus?" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (1996)
  • "Differences in Persistence of Early Abnormal Muscle Tone Until Two Years in Former 23-28 Week and 29-36 Week Gestation Infants" Annual Meeting, Pediatric Academic Societies (1995)
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Service Activities:

  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Development Conference - 'Medical Educators in the Clinical Setting'; Participant (2016)
  • Pediatrics and Neonatal Nursing (Open Journal); Editorial Board Member (2015–present)
  • Journal of Pediatric Pulmonology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2014)
  • Neuroscience Letters; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2014)
  • BMC Pediatrics; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: 16th Annual Scholarly Exchange Day; Facilitator and Poster Judge (2013)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; Abstract Reviewer (2013)
  • Journal of Innate Immunity; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013)
  • Journal of Pediatric Pulmonology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013)
  • Journal of Respiratory Medicine; Editorial Board Member (2013–present)
  • Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting: Plenary Session - 'Oxygen Saturation Targets in Premature Neonates - The Dilemma and the Debate'; Moderator (2012)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Conference: Platform Session - 'Neonatology - Clinical Studies II'; Moderator (2012)
  • American Journal of Physiology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2012)
  • Journal of Anesthesiology and Clinical Sciences; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2012)
  • Reproductive Sciences Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2012)
  • University at Buffalo: Faculty Senate; Member (2011–2013)
  • Romanian Research Council; Grant Reviewer (2011)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; Councilor (2011–2013)
  • Neonatology Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2011–2012)
  • Experimental Lung Research Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2011)
  • Journal of Drug Design, Development and Therapy; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2011)
  • American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting: Thematic Poster Session - 'Prenatal and Postnatal Lung Development'; Facilitator (2010)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Conference: Platform Session - 'Neonatology - Pulmonary Injury'; Moderator (2010)
  • Indo-U.S. Science Technology Forum: Biology of Childhood Diseases; External Reviewer (2010)
  • European Journal of Pediatrics; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010)
  • Respiratory Research Journal; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Hypothermia Program for Neonates with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (Neonatal Brain Injury); Coordinator (2010)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Oxygen Saturation Monitors; Coordinator (2010)
  • Alberta Children‘s Hospital: Foundation Grant; External Reviewer (2009)
  • Journal of Pediatric Research; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2009)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Oxygen Concentration Protocols; Coordinator (2009)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: 11th Annual Scholarly Exchange Day; Facilitator and Poster Judge (2008)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Council; Member (2007–2009)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: 10th Annual Scholarly Exchange Day; Facilitator and Poster Judge (2007)
  • Clinical Journal of Pain; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2007)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: 'Neopuff' Ventilation; Coordinator (2007)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: International Division 'India Giani Fund' Scholarly Committee; Committee Member (2007–present)
  • Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting: Platform Session - 'Mechanisms of Neonatal Lung Injury'; Moderator (2006)
  • New York State PICC Line Protocol; Department Representative (2006–2008)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: Line Sepsis Protocol Intiative; Coordinator (2006–2008)
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo: PICC Line Protocol Committee; Chair (2006–2008)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Neonatology Fellowship Program - Scholarship Oversight Committee; Chair (2005–2012)
  • Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting: Platform Session - 'Neonatal Hyperoxia and the Lung'; Moderator (2005)
  • Pediatrics (Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics); Ad Hoc Reviewer (2005)
  • Annals of Cardiac Anesthesia (2008, 2010); Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Indian Journal of Pediatrics (2007, 2008, 2010); Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Society for Pediatric Research: Neonatal Pulmonology (2004-2006, 2012-2013); Reviewer
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Thesis Committee; Committee Member

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UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
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Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0260
Fax: (716) 323-0294
vkumar3@buffalo.edu

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