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 Medical Center of New York (2013)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Cohen Children‘s Medical Center of New York (2010)
  • MD, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (2004)

Employment:

  • Director, Neonatal Simulation Program, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2020-present)
  • Medical Director, NICU, Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2020-present)
  • Medical Director, NICU, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (2016-present)
  • Attending Physician, Neonatology, Oishei Children's Hospital (2013-present)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2013-present)
  • Associate Medical Director, NICU, Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (2014–2016)
  • Director, Newborn Screening Program, Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2013–2015)

Awards and Honors:

  • Top Doctor, Neonatology as published in Buffalo Spree Magazine: Top Doctors in Western New York 2022 (2022)
  • Top Doctor, Neonatology as published in Buffalo Spree Magazine: Top Doctors in Western New York 2021 (2021)
  • Top Doctor, Neonatology as published in Buffalo Spree Magazine: Top Doctors in Western New York 2020 (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)
  • Cohen Children‘s Medical Center: Chief Administrative Fellow (2012)
  • 2012 Best Abstract in Breastfeeding Research Award: "Effects of Prolonged Freezing After Refrigeration on the Integrity of Human Milk" (2012)
  • Kasturba Medical College: Dr. T.M.A. Pai Prize - Ranked First in Final MBBS Part 2 Examination (2005)
  • Kasturba Medical College: Dr. R.L. Adiga Prize - Ranked First in Final MBBS Part 2 Examination (2005)
  • Kasturba Medical College: Ranked First in Surgery in Final year MBBS exams (2005)
  • Kasturba Medical College: Mrs. Muktaben D. Chandrana Prize - Best Outgoing Lady Medical Graduate (2002-2003) (2005)
  • All India Conference of ACBI, Manipal Award- Ranked First in Biochemistry (1999)
  • Kasturba Medical College: Manoj Salian Memorial Prize - Ranked Second in First year Medical School (1999)

Research Expertise:

  • Breast milk storage and processing
  • Neonatal nutrition

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • August 2019–July 2020
    Use of Simulation to Facilitate Effective Parent-Provider Communication in Challenging Neonatal Scenarios
    American Academy of Pediatrics Disctrict II Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  • April 2021
    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
    $3,500

Journal Articles:

Abstracts:

  • Ahrabi FA, Handa D, Codipilly CN, Shah S, Potak D, Schanler RJ. (2013) Effects of Prolonged Freezing on the Integrity of Human Milk. FASEB J, (Apr)

Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:


Professional Memberships:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2007–2016)

Presentations:

  • "Adolescent Vaping- An epidemic within the Pandemic" Catholic Health Medical Staff CME Saturday (2022)
  • "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: 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 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)
  • "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)
  • "Show Me the Money! A Physician’s Perspective on Financial Savviness" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2020)
  • "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)
  • "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:

  • ; 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)
  • ; Member, Medical Advisory Committee; ProgenyHealth (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)
  • ; Facilitator Fundamentals 1 First Year Medical Students UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2020–present)
  • ; Member, Clinical Leaders Group; Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, AAP (2020–present)
  • ; Member, Leadership committee: Women in Neonatology (WiN) group Section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, AAP (2020–present)
  • ; Member, Medical Students Pediatrics Rotation Physician; 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, Pediatric Residency program Mentor committee; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science (2020–present)
  • ; Mentor, The Jacobs School of Medicine Leadership Track (2020–present)
  • ; Member, Pediatrics Teaching Interest Group; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science (2019–present)
  • ; Mentor, Pediatrics Interest Group Shadowing program; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science (2019–present)
  • University at Buffalo; Member (2018–2020)
  • ; 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, Behling Simulation Center Debriefer & Facilitator group; Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Science (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)
  • University at Buffalo; Member, Faculty Council (2013–2015)
  • ; 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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