Deepali Handa MD, MBA

Deepali Handa

Deepali Handa
MD, MBA

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Neonatology; Pediatrics

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


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Education and Training:

  • MBA, University at Buffalo (2018)
  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Cohen Children‘s Hospital, Northwell Health (2013)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Cohen Children‘s Hospital, Northwell Health (2010)
  • MD, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (2004)

Employment:

  • Director, Neonatal Simulation Program, John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (2020-present)
  • Medical Director, NICU, John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (2020-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Jacobs School of Medicine (2013-present)
  • Medical Director, NICU, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (2016–2022)
  • Associate Medical Director, NICU, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital Buffalo (2014–2016)
  • Medical Director, Newborn Screen Program, Women&Children's Hospital Buffalo (2013–2015)

Awards and Honors:

  • Top Doctor in Western New York, Neonatology- Buffalo Spree Magazine (2023)
  • Top Doctor in Western New York, Neonatology- Buffalo Spree Magazine (2022)
  • Top Doctor in Western New York, Neonatology- Buffalo Spree Magazine (2021)
  • Top Doctor in Western New York, Neonatology- Buffalo Spree Magazine (2020)
  • AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leadership Development Seminar Award (2019)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) graduation with Honors (2018)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research: Travel Award (2013)
  • Invited Participant, 35th Annual Seminar on Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine, SONPM, AAP (2012)
  • 2012 Best Abstract in Breastfeeding Research Award: "Effects of Prolonged Freezing After Refrigeration on the Integrity of Human Milk" (2012)
  • Cohen Children‘s Hospital: Chief Administrative Fellow, Neonatology (2012)
  • Medical College: Ranked First in Surgery (2005)
  • Medical College: Ranked First in Final year Examination (2005)
  • Medical College: Best Outgoing Lady Medical Graduate (2002-2003) (2005)
  • Medical College: Ranked First in Biochemistry (1999)
  • Medical College: Ranked Second in First year Medical School (1999)

Research Expertise:

  • Breast milk storage and processing
  • Neonatal nutrition

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • July 2021–July 2022
    UB Anti-Vaping Advocacy Groups' Community Project to Reduce Child and Adolescent E-cigarette Use in the City of Buffalo
    Evan Calkins, MD Community-Based Research Fellowship
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • July 2019–October 2020
    Community Workshop Grant Use of Simulation to Facilitate Effective Parent-Provider Communication in Challenging Neonatal Scenarios
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • January 2021
    Budesonide in Babies (BiB) Trial Randomized Controlled Trial of Budesonide/Surfactant versus Surfactant alone in extremely preterm infants
    Role: Contributor
  • January 2020
    Wildermuth Research Grant Immunologic & clinical studies on perinatal Hepatitis C viral infection
    Role: Co-Investigator

Journal Articles:


Professional Memberships:

  • The Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) (2022–present)
  • Section on Simulation & Innovative Learning Methods (SODILM), AAP (2020–present)
  • Section on Breastfeeding (SOBr), AAP (2020–present)
  • Section on Telehealth Care (SOTC), AAP (2020–present)
  • Section on Administration & Practice Management, AAP (2019–2020)
  • Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (COQIPS), AAP (2019–present)
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society (2018–present)
  • Buffalo Pediatric Society (2018–present)
  • New York Chapter 1, AAP (2014–present)
  • Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, AAP (2010–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2007–2016)
  • Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT), AAP (2007–2010)
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Presentations:

  • "Managing Conflict- A necessary skillset" Pediatric Hematology Oncology Lecture Series Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences University at Buffalo (2022)
  • "Your Next Negotiation: Did you do your homework? AAP MidCaN Leadership series Webinar" American Academy of Pediatrics: Section of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Virtual Presentation (2022)
  • "Catch My Breath Vaping Curriculum presentation and training." Superintendent Conference Day Meeting All Buffalo Public Schools High School Teachers (2022)
  • "Your Next Negotiation: Did you do your homework? AAP MidCaN Leadership series Webinar" Catholic Health Medical Staff CME Saturday (2022)
  • "Neonatal Resuscitation- Why? How? What? Per NRP 8th Edition" Grand Rounds Department of Emergency Medicine Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences University at Buffalo (2021)
  • "Adolescent Vaping: a modern day epidemic" Monroe County Medical Society NY Ch 1 AAP Webinar on E-cigarettes and Vaping (2021)
  • "An Anti-Vaping Advocacy Group's Community Project to Reduce Child and Adolescent E-cigarette Use" American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition's Section on Nicotine and Tobacco Prevention and Treatment- Oral Poster (2021)
  • "Vaping Epidemic in Students" Buffalo Public Schools Nursing Meeting (2021)
  • "Vaping: Why kids should say NO" Buffalo Public School Health Providers Virtual Presentation (2021)
  • "Decreasing Formula Use For Initial Enteral Feeds In Very Low Birth Weight Babies At A Tertiary Care Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Quality Improvement Project" Annual Pediatrics Academic Society Conference: Poster Session (2021)
  • "Conflict Resolution- A skill or an artform?" Grand Rounds at Department of Pediatrics Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences University at Buffalo (2021)
  • "Conflict Management: Solutions for Resolution" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2021)
  • "Hepatitis C Screening In Newborns With Perinatal Hepatitis C Exposure Discharged From The Regional Perinatal Center Of Western New York Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Retrospective Review Of The Past Decade" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; Poster Session 2: General Pediatrics and Potpourri (2021)
  • "Financial Literacy: The Basics" Pediatric Resident Wellness Program at Department of Pediatrics Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences University at Buffalo (2021)
  • "Neonatal Resuscitation- Guidelines from NRP" Grand Rounds at Department of Emergency Medicine Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences University at Buffalo (2020)
  • "A 35-week Preterm infant with polyhydramnios and decreased fetal movement, status post therapeutic hypothermia for severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; E-ESPR2020: 352 (2020)
  • "Adolescent Vaping-A worsening epidemic" Grand Rounds Department of Psychiatry Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences University at Buffalo (2020)
  • "Show Me the Money! A Physician’s Perspective on Financial Savviness" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2020)
  • "Vaping- Do you know enough about it?" Grand Rounds at Department of Internal Medicine Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (2019)
  • "Neonatal Resuscitation" Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2019)
  • "Vaping: Do You Know Enough About It?" Internal Medicine Grand Rounds; Mercy Hospital of Buffalo (2019)
  • "Neonatal Resuscitation- Why, How, What?" Grand Rounds at Department of Emergency Medicine Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences University at Buffalo (2019)
  • "Is Vaping Harmless?" Grand Rounds at Brylin Hospital Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (2019)
  • "Can NICU Workflow Improve without Paper Continuity Books?" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies; NICU Practices & Procedures: Potpourri (2019)
  • "Can NICU Workflow Improve without Paper Continuity Books?" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; Poster Session II (2019)
  • "Single Family Room NICU: Does It Make a Difference?" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2017)
  • "Shock in the Newborn" Perinatal Updates 2014 (2014)
  • "Do Thawing and Warming Affect the Integrity of Human Milk?" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies (2013)
  • "Effects of Prolonged Freezing On the Integrity of Human Milk" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies (2013)
  • "Do Thawing and Warming Affect the Integrity of Human Milk?" Annual Meeting; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2013)
  • "Do Thawing and Warming Affect the Integrity of Human Milk?" National Conference and Exhibition; American Academy of Pediatrics; Breastfeeding (2012)
  • "Effects of Prolonged Freezing On the Integrity of Human Milk" National Conference and Exhibition; American Academy of Pediatrics; Perinatal Pediatrics (2012)
  • "Are Elevated Nucleated Red Blood Cell Counts at Birth Associated with Acute Determinants of Adverse Outcomes for Near Term and Term Infants with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy?" Annual Meeting; Queens Pediatric Society (2010)
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Service Activities:

  • Faculty Facilitator/Poster Judge, Annual Research Day Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2022–present)
  • Chair, NICU Preemie Golden Hour multidisciplinary Committee; John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (2022–present)
  • Member, AAP MidCaN Quality Improvement Committee American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (2022–present)
  • Member, AAP MidCaN Communication Committee American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (2022–present)
  • Reviewer, ESPR Annual Eastern Medical Research Conference (2022–present)
  • Moderator, ESPR Platform Session: Neonatal Nutrition/Breast Milk Annual Eastern Medical Research Conference (2022–present)
  • Moderator, ESPR Poster Session: Quality Improvement Annual Eastern Medical Research Conference (2022–present)
  • Member, Communication committee, Mid-career Neonatologists (MidCAN); Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, AAP (2021–present)
  • Member, Leadership committee, Mid-career Neonatologists (MidCAN); Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, AAP (2021–present)
  • ; Received Calkins Fellowship Grant from UB for Anti-Vaping advocacy group (AVAG) which will help support education and awareness efforts by the AVAG group in the Buffalo Public Schools (2021–present)
  • Member, OB/NICU Quality Committee Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (2021–2022)
  • Member, AAP MidCaN Leadership Committee American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) (2021–present)
  • Member, Medical Advisory Committee; ProgenyHealth (2021–present)
  • Chair, NICU Unplanned Extubation multidisciplinary Committee John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (2021–present)
  • Member, Mid-career Neonatologists (MidCAN); Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, AAP (2020–present)
  • Reviewer, 2020 COQIPS Abstracts Program; Council on Quality Improvement & Patient Safety, AAP (2020)
  • Member, Leadership committee: Women in Neonatology (WiN) group Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, AAP (2020–present)
  • Member, Pediatric Residency program Mentor committee; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science (2020–present)
  • Member, Pediatric Residency program Clinical Competency committee; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science (2020–present)
  • Member, Clinical Leaders Group; Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, AAP (2020–present)
  • Member, Medical Students Pediatrics Rotation Physician; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science (2020–present)
  • Mentor, The Jacobs School of Medicine Leadership Track (2020–present)
  • Facilitator Fundamentals 1 First Year Medical Students UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2020–present)
  • Member, Quality Leadership Committee John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (2020–present)
  • Member, Physician Leadership Committee John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (2020–present)
  • Chair, NICU Multidisciplinary Update/Quality Committee John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (2020–present)
  • Chair, NICU CLABSI Zero Committee John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (2020–present)
  • Member, NICU/RT Leadership Committee John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (2020–present)
  • Chair, Pediatric Resident OCH NICU Orientation/Education Improvement Multidisciplinary Committee (2020–present)
  • Chair, NICU Neo-Emerg Team Multidisciplinary Committee John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (2020–present)
  • Chair, NICU Discharge celebration multidisciplinary Committee John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (2020–present)
  • Chair, OCH NICU to PICU Chronic Patient transition Committee John R. Oishei Committee (2020–present)
  • ; Created an Anti-Vaping advocacy group (AVAG) with Pediatric residents at Oishei Children's Hospital with the aim to spread awareness about the perils if vaping in schools, pediatric offices, substance abuse clinics and parents in our community. (2020–present)
  • ; Presentation at the Summer Youth Camp of Hindu Cultural Society education high school students about vaping. "Vaping-Do kids know enough about it?" (2019–present)
  • ; Presentation to the Indian community in Buffalo through Hindu Cultural Society, Buffalo NY, parents and High School & Middle School children in Buffalo educating about the epidemic of vaping and why to avoid it. "Vaping-Do your kids know enough to refuse it?" (2019–present)
  • Mentor, Pediatrics Interest Group Shadowing program; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science (2019–present)
  • Member, Pediatrics Teaching Interest Group; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science (2019–present)
  • University at Buffalo; Member (2018–2020)
  • Member, Unit Based Labor Management Initiative Committee John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (2018–present)
  • https://www.facebook.com/KaleidaHealth/videos/2119898298326289/; Discussion and education of public regarding Neonatal Intensive Care Units and their need in the community through a Kaleida Health video. (2018–present)
  • http://bit.ly/1FN0JY3 #medicalminute #MFSuburban; Discussed how premature babies are cared for at Millard Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unity through a Kaledia Medical Minute video. (2017–present)
  • Member, NICU Pharmacy/Nutrition Committee John R. Oishei Children's Hospital (2017–present)
  • ; Channel 7 Eyewitness News WKBW Interview regarding Regional Perinatal Center and the multidisciplinary care provided at the Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo. (2016–present)
  • Member, MFSH Physician Council Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (2016–2022)
  • Chair, MFSH NICU/Newborn Quality Committee Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (2016–2020)
  • Member, Newborn Standards Committee Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo/Oishei Children's Hospital (2016–present)
  • Member, Women's Services Quality Council Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo/Oishei Children's Hospital (2016–present)
  • ; WBFO Radio Interview regarding elements of care available for premature babies in the newly made Level 2 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (2016–present)
  • Member, Behling Simulation Center Debriefer & Facilitator group; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science (2014–present)
  • Facilitator/Debriefer IDM 730 Core Topics: Behling “Challenging Communication Simulations” Third Year Medical Students UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2014–present)
  • Member, Neonatology Clinical Competency Committee; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science (2014–2020)
  • Member, Pediatric Resident Recruitment Committee; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science (2013–present)
  • Member, Faculty Council University at Buffalo (2013–2015)
  • Member, NICU Quality Assurance Faculty/Fellows Committee Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo/Oishei Children's Hospital (2013–present)
  • Member, Multidisciplinary Fetal Care Committee Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo/Oishei Children's Hospital (2013–present)
  • Member, Trainees & Early Career Neonatologists Group (TECaN); Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, AAP (2012–2019)

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Contact Information

UBMD Pediatrics
Division of Neonatology
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0260
Fax: (716) 323-0294
deepalih@buffalo.edu

This faculty member is affiliated with UBMD, practicing physicians who are also professors in the Jacobs School.

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