Vasanth H. Kumar MD

Vasanth Kumar

Vasanth H. Kumar
MD

Clinical Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences


Specialty/Research Focus

Biomedical Engineering; Developmental Biology; Global Health; Inflammation; Lung Inflammation and Infection; Neonatology; Pathophysiology; Pediatrics; Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine; Translational Research

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


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Professional Summary:

As a neonatologist, I care for the sickest and extremely premature infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at John R. Oishei Children's Hospital and Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital. I work collaboratively with fellows, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, nurses — and other health care professionals to provide highest quality care for newborns admitted to the NICU.

I participate actively in the educational activities of the Division of Neonatology and mentor fellows and residents to learn the skills required for them to be independent, successful neonatologists. I believe in providing them with the freedom and independence to think and learn in clinical and research settings and guiding them with timely feedback. I have mentored numerous fellows, residents, and medical students in their scholarly research activities, presentations at regional and national meetings, and successfully publishing their work. I am committed to fellows' success and developing them as the next generation of compassionate, competent neonatologists.

I am the Director of the Center of Developmental Biology of the Lung (CDBL), one of the few centers in the country that does cutting-edge research in newborn lamb models of cardiac arrest in the areas of resuscitation, delayed cord clamping, and asphyxia. My research focuses on newborn resuscitation, pulmonary hypertension, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (lung injury in premature newborns), and the long-term effects of prematurity in children and adults. In addition, my research related to the role of oxygen in resuscitation and pulmonary hypertension in newborns is nationally recognized. I have 75 publications to my credit.

My upbringing in India has given me a deep appreciation for global health issues relating to maternal and child health. That has spurred me to develop low-cost technologies to improve neonatal and child health in resource-poor settings, emphasizing developing medical devices in the areas of resuscitation and birth asphyxia.

Education and Training:

  • Residency, 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, Pediatrics, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (1989)
  • Internship, Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics and Gynecology, Karnatak Medical College (1985)
  • Medicine/Surgery, Karnatak Medical College (1984)

Employment:

  • Director, Center of Developmental Biology of the Lung, Pediatrics, Jacob School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2017-present)
  • Attending Neonatologist, Pediatrics, John R Oishei Children's Hospital (2002-present)
  • Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2018-present)
  • Fellowship Director Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics, Jacob School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2011–2019)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2012–2018)
  • Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2007–2012)
  • Assistant Medical Director, NICU, Pediatrics - Neonatology, Jacob School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2004–2011)
  • Research Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2004–2007)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (2002–2004)
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Consultant Neonatologist, KLE Hospital and Medical Research Center (1999–2002)
  • Registrar - Pediatrics, Rotherham District General Hospital, Rotherham, UK (1992–1993)
  • Senior House Officer, Neonatology, Hope Hospital, Salford, UK (1992)
  • Senior House Officer - Pediatrics, Dewsbury District Hospital, Dewsbury, UK (1991–1992)
  • Senior House Officer - Pediatrics, Ysbyty Gwyneed, Wales, UK (1991)
  • Resident Medical Officer, King Khalid Hospital, Najran, Saudi Arabia (1990–1991)
  • Registrar - Neonatology, Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital, Mumbai, India (1989)
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Awards and Honors:

  • OBGYN Grand Rounds (2021)
  • Sophie Womack Invited Lectureship (2021)
  • Guest Editor. Special Issue (Children) (2021)
  • Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman (2018)
  • Mentor to Marshall Klaus Grant Awardee (2014)
  • Chair & Moderator State of the Art Plenary Session on "Oxygen Saturation Targets in Premature Neonates - the Dilemma and the Debate" (2012)
  • Young Investigator Award Finalist (2012)
  • Platform Session Moderator: "Neonatology Clinical Studies II" (2012)
  • GME Outstanding Accreditation Award (2011)
  • Platform Session Moderator: Neonatology - Pulmonary Injury" (2010)
  • WHO's WHO in North America - 2009 (2009)
  • Facilitator/Judge: 12th Annual Scholarly Exchange Day (2008)
  • Top Pediatrician in USA - 2007 (2007)
  • Speaker, Neonatal Resuscitation Seminar, NRP (2007)
  • Facilitator/Judge: 11th Annual Scholarly Exchange Day (2007)
  • Platform Session Moderator: Mechanisms of Neonatal Lung Injury (2006)
  • Platform Session Moderator: Neonatal Hyperoxia & the Lung (2005)
  • Buswell Fellow (2004)
  • Second Rank - Phase II MBBS (1983)
  • Third Prize, National Level Essay Competition (LASERS - Clinical Applications) (1980)

Research Expertise:

  • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Worked on preterm lamb model of chronic lung disease and currently working on newborn mice model of hyperoxic lung injury and its long-term effects in adults.
  • Oxygen and resuscitation: Worked on the effects of varying concentrations of oxygen at resuscitation in newborn lambs and in newborn infants.
  • Pulmonary hypertension: Pharmacotherapy of PPHN in animal models of experimental pulmonary hypertension

Research Centers:

  • Clinical and Translational Research Center (CTRC)

UB 2020 Strategic Strengths:

  • Health and Wellness Across the Lifespan

Grants and Sponsored Research:

  • September 2017–August 2022
    Regulation of PDE3 in the Pathobiology of Pulmonary Hypertension
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $234,132
  • September 2017–August 2022
    Randomized Controlled Trial of Home Therapy with Caffeine Citrate in Moderately Preterm Infants with Apnea of Prematurity (MoCHA)
    Role: Principal Investigator
  • May 2011–April 2016
    Prematurity and Respiratory Outcome Program (PROP)
    National Institutes of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $1,750,000
  • April 2006–December 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
  • April 2010–October 2011
    The Long Term Effects of Resuscitation with 100% Oxygen in Newborn Mice
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    Role: Principal Investigator
    $25,000
  • January 2009–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: Dr. Henry C. and Bertha H. Buswell Fellowship
    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

Patents:

  • Development of growth app. for resource poor settings In development. No patent.
  • Development of resuscitation-based algorithm for mobile devices In development. No patent
  • Development of Wireless Heart Rate Monitor to help in resuscitation in resource poor settings In development. No patent.

Journal Articles:

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Books and Book Chapters:

  • Lakshminrusimha S, Kumar VH. (2016) In: "Diseases of Pulmonary Circulation". Elsevier
  • Lakshminrusimha S, Kumar V. (2010) In: "Diseases of Pulmonary Circulation". Elsevier
  • Kumar V. (2008) In: "Neonatal Seizures". Peepee Publishers and Distributors, Ltd., 286-296.
  • Kumar V. (2008) In: "Delivery Room Resuscitation". Peepee Publishers and Distributors, Ltd., 17-30.
  • Ryan RM, Bommaraju M, Lakshminrusimha S, Kumar V, Morin FC. (2005) In: "Vascular Therapies in Acute Lung Injury". Marcel Dekker Publishers, 705-746.
  • Kumar V, Morin FC. (2005) In: "Diseases of Pulmonary Circulation". Elsevier

Abstracts:

  • Hpa N, Rawat M, Handa D, Mathew B, Kumar V. (2020) A 35-week Preterm infant with polyhydramnios and decreased fetal movement, status post therapeutic hypothermia for severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, March 2020, Philadelphia. (Mar), (E-ESPR2020: 352) Poster
  • Meng X, Gugino SF, Xue J, Kumar V, Lakshminrusimha S, Liu Y, Nelin LD, Chen B. (2019) PDE3 isoform-specific knockout mice spontaneously develop pulmonary hypertension. (Pulmonary Vascular Biology: Experimental Pulmonary Hypertension). Platform Presentation; April 28, 2019, PAS Baltimore. (Apr), (EPAS2019: 2595.2) Oral
  • Tarsi. S*, Wang. H, Wu. X, Kumar. V. (2019) The Effects of Intermittent Hypoxia-Hyperoxia during Nephrogenesis versus Nephronal Maturation and the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension in Adult Mice. PAS Baltimore, April 29, 2019. (Apr), (EPAS2019: 3807.71) Poster
  • Alsaleem, M*, Saadeh, L*, Kumar, VHS, Miller, L, Wilding, GE, Mathew, B. (2019) Continuing enteral nutrition in newborns admitted with hypoglycemia – Effects on time to stabilization of blood sugar and length of stay. PAS Baltimore, April 29, 2019. (Apr), (EPAS2019: 3849.432) Poster
  • Alsaleem, M*, Saadeh, L*, Kumar, VHS, Miller, L, Wilding, GE, Mathew, B. (2019) Continuing enteral nutrition in newborns admitted with hypoglycemia – Effects on time to stabilization of blood sugar and length of stay. ESPR, March 23, 2019, Philadelphia. (Mar), (ESPR2019: A226) Oral
  • Tarsi. S*, Wang. H, Wu. X, Kumar. V. Platform Presentation. (2019) The Effects of Intermittent Hypoxia-Hyperoxia during Nephrogenesis versus Nephronal Maturation and the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension in Adult Mice. ESPR, March 23, 2019, Philadelphia. (Mar), (ESPR2019: A122) Oral
  • Lida Zeinali*, Bobby Mathew & Vasantha HS Kumar. (2018) Effect of volume infusion at resuscitation on hemodynamics immediately after birth. PAS, May 8, 2018, Toronto. (May), (EPAS2018: 4118.183) Poster
  • Lida Zeinali*, Mahdi AlSaleem, Bobby Mathew & Vasantha HS Kumar. (2018) Glucose homeostasis in the first 24 hours following resuscitation after birth. PAS Toronto, May 8, 2018. (May), (EPAS2018: 4118.184) Poster
  • Mahdi AlSaleem**, Aysha Malik*, Satyan Lakshminrusimha & Vasantha HS Kumar. (2018) Hydrocortisone rescue for persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. ESPR Meeting, March 16, 2018, Philadelphia. (Mar) Poster
  • Mahdi AlSaleem, Dianna Miller, Vasantha H Kumar, Indrajit Majumdar. (2018) Rare cause of maternal virilization and ambiguous genitalia in neonates. ESPR Meeting, March 16, 2018, Philadelphia. (Mar) Poster
  • Lida Zeinali*, Bobby Mathew & Vasantha HS Kumar. (2018) Effect of volume infusion at resuscitation on hemodynamics immediately after birth. ESPR Meeting, March 16, 2018, Philadelphia. (Mar) Poster
  • Lida Zeinali*, Mahdi AlSaleem, Bobby Mathew & Vasantha HS Kumar. (2018) Glucose homeostasis in the first 24 hours following resuscitation after birth. ESPR Meeting, March 16, 2018, Philadelphia. (Mar) Poster
  • Kumar HSV, Dadiz R, Koumoundouros J, Guilford S, Lakshminrusimha S. (2017) Response to pulmonary vasodilators in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. AAP conference, Chicago, IL. September 15, 2017.. (Sep)
  • Ajay Pratap Singh*, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Lori Nielsen, Huamei Wang, Sylvia Gugino, Vasantha Kumar. (2017) Effects of neonatal caffeine on blood pressure, vessel reactivity & systemic stress in adult mice. PAS, San Francisco, May 8, 2017. (May), (E-PAS2017:3832.8) Poster
  • Ajay Pratap Singh*, Xu Ying, Huamei Wang, Vasanth Kumar. (2017) Does neonatal caffeine exposure affect learning and memory in adult mice?. PAS, San Francisco, May 6, 2017. (May), (E-PAS; 2017:1540.5) Poster
  • Vasantha H.S. Kumar, Annie Skrobacz* & Changxing Ma. (2016) Heart Rate at One-Minute Impact Neonatal Resuscitation & Clinical Outcomes in Infants. AHA Scientific Conference (Resuscitation symposium), New Orleans, November 12, 2016. (Nov), (Circulation. 2016; 134: A12791) Poster
  • Vasantha H.S. Kumar, Sylvia F. Gugino, Carmon Koenigsknecht, Praveenkumar Chandrasekeran, Justin Helman, Satyan Lakshminrusimha. (2016) Effects of systemic pyruvate on cerebral and systemic hemodynamics in newborn lambs following asphyxial cardiac arrest. AHA Scientific Conference (Resuscitation symposium), New Orleans, November 13, 2016. (Nov), (Circulation. 2016; 134: A17892.) Poster
  • Ajay Pratap Singh*, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Huamei Wang, Lori Nielsen, Sylvia Gugino, & Vasantha Kumar. (2016) Effects of neonatal caffeine on systemic blood pressure and vascular reactivity in adult mice. Cardio-Pulmonary Symposium, Chicago, 2016. (Sep) Oral
  • Vikramaditya Dumpa*, Lori Nielsen, Huamei Wang, Vasanth H.S. Kumar. (2016) Neonatal caffeine improves alveolization in the presence of hyperoxia in adult mice. PAS, Baltimore, May 3, 2016. (May), (E-PAS2016:4171.609) Poster
  • Vikramaditya Dumpa*, Lori Nielsen, Huamei Wang, Vasanth H.S. Kumar. (2016) Neonatal caffeine improves alveolization in the presence of hyperoxia in adult mice. ESPR, Philadelphia. March 13, 2016. (Mar), (PAS; 2016:520) Oral
  • Praveen Chandrasekharan*, Vasanth H.S. Kumar, Munmun Rawat, Satyan Lakshminrusimha. (2015) Inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO) in Early Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) and Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure (HRF) in Preterm Infants. PAS, San Diego, April 26, 2015. (Apr), (E-PAS2015:2891) Poster
  • Vikramaditya Dumpa*, Huamei Wang, Lori Nielsen, Vasanth H.S. Kumar. (2015) Caffeine Modulates Hyperoxia Induced Angiogenesis in Newborn Mice. PAS, San Diego, April 26, 2015. (Apr), (E-PAS2015:1605.785) Poster
  • Vasanth HS Kumar, Kruthika V Kumar* & Bobby Mathew. (2014) Clinical and Red Blood Cell Parameters of Acute and Chronic Feto-Maternal Hemorrhage. AAP National Conference (2014), San Diego, CA, October 10, 2014. (Oct) Poster
  • Vasanth HS Kumar, Valerie Elberson, Sylvia F Gugino, Huamei Wang, Lori Nielsen & Satyan Lakshminrusimha. (2014) Systemic Hypertension & Vascular Reactivity Following Neonatal hypoxia-hyperoxia exposure in Adult Mice. PAS, Vancouver, 5th May 2014. (May), (E-PAS,2014: A3690.6) Oral
  • Elberson VD, Mathew B, Prasanna P, Ma C, Kumar V & Lakshminrusimha S. (2014) Pharmacological factors and risk of spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP). PAS, Vancouver, May 6, 2014. (May), (E-PAS,2014: A4106.111) Poster
  • Elberson VD*, Nielsen LC, Wang H & Vasanth Kumar HS. (2014) Effect of intermittent hypoxia and hyperoxia on HIF expression & angiogenesis in newborn mice. PAS, Vancouver, 3rd May 2014. (May), (E-PAS,2014:A1539.638) Poster
  • Ryan RM, El Khoury JC*, Gronostajski RM, Nielsen L, Wang H & Kumar VH. (2013) Hyperoxia Induced Oxidative and Angiogenic Transcriptional Responses in the Lung in Adult Nfib Hemizygous Mice. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, ATS International Conference, Philadelphia, May 22nd, 2013. (May), (Am J Respir Crit Care Med;2013, 187: A5908) Poster
  • VH Kumar, Wang H & Nielsen L. (2013) T-Cells Are Preferentially Expressed Following Neonatal Hyperoxia in Adult Mice. PAS, Washington DC, May 7th, 2013. (May), (E-PAS,2013: A4510.184) Poster
  • VH Kumar, Wang H & Nielsen L. (2013) T-Cells Are Preferentially Expressed Following Neonatal Hyperoxia in Adult Mice. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, ATS International Conference, Philadelphia, May 22nd, 2013. (May), (Am J Respir Crit Care Med;2013, 187; A5730) Poster
  • El Khoury JC*, Ryan RM, Gronostajski RM, Nielsen L, Wang H & Kumar VH. (2013) Hyperoxia Induced Oxidative and Angiogenic Transcriptional Responses in the Lung in Adult Nfib Hemizygous Mice. PAS, Washington DC, May 5th, 2013. (May), (E-PAS,2013: A2918.239) Poster
  • VH Kumar, Wang H & Nielsen L. (2013) T-Cells Are Preferentially Expressed Following Neonatal Hyperoxia in Adult Mice. ESPR, 2013, Philadelphia, PA; March 22nd, 2013. (Mar), (A55) Poster
  • Kumar VH, Wynn K, Ryan RM, Nielsen L, Reynolds AM & Carrion V. (2012) Randomized Trial of Varying Levels of Oxygen (21%, 40% & 100%O2) At Resuscitation in Premature Infants < 32 Wks GA. PAS, Boston, May 1st, 2012. (May), (E-PAS,2012: A4525.352) Poster
  • JC El Khoury*, Ryan RM, Gronostajski RM, Wang H & Kumar VH. (2012) Nfib Hemizygous Mice Are Protected From Hyperoxia-Induced Mortality. PAS, Boston, April 30th, 2012. (Apr), (E-PAS,2012: A3841.40) Poster
  • Kumar VH, Wang H & Nielsen L. (2012) Short-Term Oxygen Exposure Soon After Birth (Resuscitation) Alters Cell Cycle & DNA Repair Gene Expression in Adult Mice. PAS, Boston, April 30th, 2012. (Apr), (E-PAS,2012: A3808.103) Poster
  • JC El Khoury*, Ryan RM, Gronostajski RM, Wang H & Kumar VH. (2012) Nfib Hemizygous Mice Are Protected From Hyperoxia-Induced Mortality. ESPR, Philadelphia; March 31st, 2012. (Mar), (A750987) Oral
  • Kumar VH, Wang H & Ryan RM. (Neonatal Pulmonology),. (2011) Neonatal Hyperoxia Downregulates Lipoxin A4 (LXA4) an Anti-Inflammatory Lipid Mediator in Room Air Recovered Adult Mice. PAS, Denver, CO, May 3rd 2011. (May), (E-PAS,2011: A4528.406) Poster
  • Kumar VH, Wang H & Ryan RM. (2011) Neonatal Hyperoxia Leads to Arrested Lung Development with Absent Compensatory Lung Growth in Adult Mice as Measured by Radial Alveolar Count. PAS, Denver, CO, May 2011. (May), (E-PAS,2011: A3825.203) Poster
  • Kumar VH, Wang H & Swartz DD. (2011) Neonatal Hyperoxia Restricts Somatic Growth, Induces Chronic Lung Disease and Pulmonary Hypertension in Adult Mice. PAS, Denver, CO, May 2011. (May), (E-PAS,2011: A4529.407) Poster
  • Ryan RM, Kishkurno SV*, Nielsen L, Wang H and Kumar VH. (2010) Alveolization and Cytokine Responses are altered in Adult Mice Exposed to Neonatal Hyperoxia. PAS, Vancouver, Canada, 4th May 2010. (May), (E-PAS; 2010:A4405.269) Poster
  • Rita M Ryan, Serguei V Kishkurno*, Lori Nielsen, Huamei Wang and Vasanth H Kumar. (2010) Neonatal Hyperoxia Increases Leukotriene B4 (LTB4) Production in Room Air Recovered Adult Mice. PAS, Vancouver, Canada, 4th May 2010. (May), (E-PAS; 2010: A1464.113) Poster
  • Kishkurno SV*, Ryan RM, Nielsen L,Wang H and Kumar VH. (2010) Alveolization and Cytokine Responses are altered in Adult Mice Exposed to Neonatal Hyperoxia. ESPR Conference, Philadelphia, 28th March 2010. (Mar) Oral
  • Kumar V, Kishkurno S, Nielsen LC, Wang H, Ryan RM. (2010) Alveolization and Cytokine Responses are Altered in Adult Mice Exposed to Neonatal Hyperoxia. (Jan), (Am J Respir Crit Care Med: 181; 2010:A1356) Poster
  • Ryan RM, Sheehan DW, Kumar V, Caty MG, Lakshminrusimha S. (2010) First Do No Harm: Conservative Treatment of Acquired Lobar Emphysema in a Premature Neonate. (Jan), (Am J Respir Crit Care Med: 181; A6094) Poster
  • Kumar V, Kishkurno S, Ryan RM, Nielsen LC, Wang H, Lakshminrusimha S. (2010) Neonatal Hyperoxia Increases Leukotriene B4 (LTB4) Production and Bronchial Ring Constriction in Recovered Adult Mice. (Jan), (Am J Respir Crit Care Med: A2834-A2834) Poster
  • Mathew B, Ryan RM, Kumar VH. (2009) A single center retrospective study of risk factors for spontaneous intestinal perforation in neonates. PAS, Baltimore, MD, 2009. (May), (E-PAS; 2009:4350.332) Poster
  • Ahmed Q*, Pryhuber GS, D’Angelis CA, Kumar VH, Lakshminrusimha L, Metlay LA, Wang H, Ryan RM. (2009) CD8+ T-lymphocytes in Infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). PAS, Baltimore, MD, 2009. (May), (E-PAS; 2009:3858.137) Poster
  • Kishkurno S*, Welliver RC Sr, Hintz KH, Wang H, Ryan RM, Kumar VH. (2009) The effects of the catalytic antioxidant MnTBAP and neonatal hyperoxia on airway hyper responsiveness (AHR) in conscious mice. PAS, Baltimore, MD, 2009. (May), (E-PAS; 2009:3859, 160) Poster
  • Paturi B*, Ryan RM, Nielson L, Wang H, Kumar VH. (2009) Effects of catalytic antioxidant MnTBAP on pulmonary angiogenic and oxidative gene expression to hyperoxia in newborn mice. PAS, Baltimore, MD, 2009. (May), (E-PAS 2009:5755.10)
  • Bobby Mathews, Rita M Ryan & Vasanth H Kumar. (2009) A single center retrospective study of risk factors for spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP) in neonates. ESPR, Philadelphia, 13-15th March 2009. (Mar), (Abs.31) Poster
  • Rita M Ryan, Qadeer Ahmed, Christopher A D’Angelis, Vasanth H Kumar, Satyan Lakshminrusimha, Leon A.Metlay, Huamei Wang, Gloria S. Pryhuber. (2009) CD8+ T-lymphocytes in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. ESPR, Philadelphia, 13-15th March 2009. (Mar), (Abs.162) Poster
  • Serguei Kishkurno*, Robert C Welliver Sr, Karen H. Hintz, Huamei Wang, Rita M Ryan, Vasanth H. Kumar. (2009) The effects of the catalytic antioxidant MnTBAP and neonatal hyperoxia on airway hyperresponsiveness in conscious mice. ESPR meeting, Philadelphia, 15th March 2009. (Mar) Oral
  • Ryan RM, Ahmed Q, D‘Angelis CA, Kumar V, Lakshminrusimha S, Metlay LA, Wang H, Pryhuber GS. (2009) CD8+ T-Lymphocytes in Infants with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD). Am J Respir Crit Care Med, (Jan) A5976-A5976
  • Kumar VH, Paturi B, Nielsen LC, Wang H, Ryan RM. (2009) Effects of Catalytic Antioxidant MnTBAP on Pulmonary Angiogenic and Oxidative Gene Expression to Hyperoxia in Newborn Mice. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, (Jan) A3279-A3279
  • Kumar VH, Kishkurno S, Ryan RM, Hintz KH, Wang H, Welliver RC. (2009) The Effects of the Catalytic Antioxidant MnTBAP and Neonatal Hyperoxia on Airway Hyperresponsiveness in Conscious Mice. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, (Jan) A3273-A3273
  • Ahmed Q*, Pryhuber GS, D’Angelis CA, Kumar VH, Lakshminrusimha S, Melay LA, Wang H, Ryan RM. (2008) T-lymphocytes in human infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia. PAS, Honolulu, HI May 3, 2008. (May), (E-PAS 2008: 3766.7) Poster
  • Kirmani KI, Ryan RM, Morin FC III, Russell JA, Swartz DD, Gugino SF, Wynn KA, Kumar VH & Lakshminrusimha S. (2007) Effect of dopamine on pulmonary and systemic pressures in control and PPHN neonatal lambs. PAS, Toronto, Canada, May 2007. (May), (E-PAS: 2007:616291.20) Poster
  • Ryan RM, Mohamed ISI, Bland RD, Swartz DD, Ballard PL, Nielsen L, Wang H, Wynn KA, Lakshminrusimha S & Kumar VH. (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. PAS, Toronto, Canada, May 2007. (May), (E-PAS 2007:617740.6) Oral
  • Ryan RM, El Abiad MT, Reynolds AM, Kumar VH, Wynn RJ & Lakshminrusimha S. (2007) Are Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Risk Factors for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia?. PAS, Toronto, Canada, May 2007. (May), (E-PAS, 2007:615555.1) Poster
  • Ryan RM, Mohamed ISI, Bland RD, Swartz DD, Ballard PL, Nielsen L, Wang H, Wynn KA, Lakshminrusimha S & Kumar VH. (2007) The Effect of Gestational Age, Postnatal Age and Inhaled Nitric Oxide on Lung Interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8 mRNA in Newborn Lambs. ESPR, Philadelphia, 9th-11th March 2007. (Mar) Oral
  • Kumar VH, Swartz DD, Patel A, Nielsen LC, Wang H, Wynn KA & Ryan RM. (2006) MMP-2 and MMP-9 activity in lung homogenate following resuscitation in room air or oxygen in term and preterm newborn lambs. PAS, San Francisco, CA, May 2006. (May), (E-PAS 2006; 59:4132.2) Poster
  • Lakshminrusimha S, Morin FC III, Steinhorn RH, Ryan RM, Gugino SF, Kumar VH & Russell JA. (2006) Effect of nitric oxide synthase (NOS) inhibition on ovine bronchial derived relaxing factor (BrDRF): Changes with development and hyperoxia. PAS, San Francisco, CA, May 2006. (May), (E-PAS 2006; 59:4832.103) Oral
  • Ryan RM, El Abiad MT, Swartz DD, Reynolds SD, Kumar VH, Lakshminrusimha S, Wang H, Nielsen LC & Stripp BR. (2006) Interaction between tamoxifen and hyperoxia in B10C3H and C57BL6 mice. Proc Am Thoracic Society, San Diego, CA, 2006. (May), (2006; 3:A697) Poster
  • Patel A*, Ryan RM, Lakshminrusimha S, Wynn KA, Nielsen LC, Wang H & Kumar VH. (2006) Resuscitation in 21% versus 100%O2 - Effects on arterial blood gases and antioxidant enzyme activities in preterm newborn lambs. PAS, San Francisco, CA, May 2006. (May), (E-PAS 2006; 59:5560.333) Poster
  • Kumar VH, Lakshminrusimha S, Hutchison AA, Keleher K & Ryan RM. (2006) Characteristics of pulmonary hypertension in infants < 37 week gestation. PAS, San Francisco, CA, May 2006. (May), (E-PAS 2006; 59:5560.352) Poster
  • Ryan RM, El Abiad MT, Swartz DD, Reynolds SD, Kumar VH, Lakshminrusimha S, Wang H, Nielsen LC & Stripp BR. (2006) Interaction between tamoxifen and hyperoxia in B10C3H and C57BL6 mice. PAS, San Francisco, CA, May 2006. (May), (E-PAS 2006; 59:4841.155) Poster
  • Lakshminrusimha S, Kumar VH, Morin FC III, Ryan RM, Gugino SF, Patel A & Russell JA. (2006) Pulmonary arterial contractility correlates with oxygen exposure in ventilated preterm lambs. PAS, San Francisco, CA, May 2006. (May), (E-PAS 2006; 59:4842.163) Poster
  • Patel A*, Ryan RM, Swartz DD, Wang H, Silbak NM, Wynn KA & Kumar VH. (2006) Oxidant and inflammatory markers following short-term oxygen exposure in term and preterm newborn lambs. PAS, San Francisco, CA, May 2006. (May), (E-PAS 2006; 59:5168.12) Poster
  • Lakshminrusimha S, Porta NFM, Russell JA, Gugino SF, Kumar VH & Steinhorn RH. (2006) Milrinone enhances relaxation to prostacyclin and Iloprost in pulmonary arteries isolated from lambs with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn. PAS, San Francisco, CA, May 2006. (May), (E-PAS 2006; 59:4832.104,) Poster
  • El Abiad MT, Reynolds AM, Nader N, Yu W, Lakshminrusimha S, Kumar VH, Blessing-Hanagan K, Rich G, Ballow M & Ryan RM. (2006) Tracheal pepsin activity in intubated very low birth weight infants. PAS, San Francisco, CA, May 2006. (May), (E-PAS 2006; 59:5561.362) Poster
  • Patel A*, Ryan RM, Lakshminrusimha S, Wynn KA, Nielsen LC, Wang H & Kumar VH. (2006) Resuscitation in 21% versus 100% Oxygen – Effects on arterial blood gases and antioxidant enzyme activities in preterm newborn lambs. Eastern Society of Pediatric Research (2006). (Mar) Oral
  • Lakshminrusimha S, Morin FC, Steinhorn RH, Ryan RM, Gugino SF, Kumar VH, Russell JA. (2006) Developmental Changes and the Effect of Hyperoxic Ventilation on Bronchial Epithelium Derived Relaxing Factor in Lambs. Proc Am Thor Soc, (Jan) A53-A53
  • El Abiad MT, Reynolds AM, Nader ND, Lakshminrusimha S, Kumar VH, Blessing-Hanagan K, Rich G, Ballow M, Ryan RM. (2006) Tracheal Pepsin Activity in Intubated Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) Infants. Proc Am Thor Soc, (Jan) A679-A679
  • Kumar VH, Lakshminrusimha S, Wang H, Wynn KA, Silbak NM, Ryan RM. (2006) Oxidant and Inflammatory Markers Following Short-Term and Long-Term Oxygen Exposure in Term and Preterm Newborn Lambs. Proc Am Thor Soc, (Jan) A334-A334
  • Ryan RM, El Abiad MT, Swartz DD, Reynolds SD, Kumar VH, Lakshminrusimha S, Wang H, Nielsen LC, Stripp BR. (2006) Interaction Between Tamoxifen and Hyperoxia in B10C3H and C57BI6 Mice. Proc Am Thor Soc, (Jan) A697-A697
  • Lakshminrusimha S, Steinhorn RH, Swartz DD, Gugino SF, Ryan RM, Russell JA, Morin III FC, Kumar VH. (2005) Pulmonary arterial contractility in neonatal lambs increases with 100% oxygen resuscitation. PAS, Washington DC, May 2005. (May), (E-PAS 2005 57:29) Oral
  • McDevitt TM, Ryan RM, Bland RD, Kumar VH, Wynn K, Swartz DD, Ballard PL. (2005) Effect of inhaled nitric oxide on lung inflammation in ventilated premature lambs. PAS, Washington DC, 2005. (May), (PAS 2005:57:2734.) Poster
  • Kumar VH, Swartz DD, Nielsen LC, Bevilacqua B, Wynn KA, Wang H, Morin FC & Ryan RM. (2005) Resuscitation in room air compared to 100% oxygen lowers oxidative stress without increasing metabolic acidosis in term newborn lambs. PAS, Washington DC, 2005. (Apr), (57:37) Poster
  • Rashid N*, Morin FC, Swartz DD, Wynn KA, Ryan RM, Kumar VH. (2005) Aerosolized Prostacyclin and Milrinone decrease Pulmonary Vascular Resistance in Newborn Lambs with L-NAME induced pulmonary hypertension. PAS 2005; Washington DC. (Apr), (57:839) Poster
  • Kumar V, Rashid N, Swartz DD, Wynn KA, Wang H, Lakshminrusimha S, Koru-Sengul T, Ryan RM, Morin FC. (2005) 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, (Jan) A708-A708
  • Bland R, Xu L, Rabinovitch M, Kumar V, Ryan RM, Wynn K. (2005) Increased Expression of Genes Associated with Elastin Synthesis and Assembly in Lungs of Mechanically Ventilated Preterm Lambs Compared to Term Lambs. J Exp Biol, (Jan)
  • Lakshminrusimha S, Gugino SF, Russell JA, Mathew B, Kumar V, Ryan RM, Morin FC. (2005) Pulmonary Arterial Vasoreactivity is Decreased by the Adjacent Bronchus in Juvenile Lambs. Proc AmThor Soc, (Jan) A711-A711
  • Rashid N, Swartz DD, Lakshminrusimha S, Wynn KA, Wang H, Ryan RM, Morin FC, Koru-Sengul T, Kumar V. (2005) 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, (Jan) A708-A708
  • Mathew B, D‘Angelis CA, Swartz DD, Kumar V, Nickerson PA, Wang H, Wynn KA, Holm BA, Ryan RM. (2004) Natriuretic Peptide Clearance Receptor is Down Regulated in the Pulmonary Epithelium After Birth in Preterm and Full Term Lambs. Pediatr Res, (May) 449A-449A
  • Bland R, Xu L, Kolansky S, Rabinovitch M, Ryan RM, Kumar V, Wynn K, Swartz DD, Albertine K, Dahl M, Williams M. (2004) Neonatal Chronic Lung Disease (CLD) in Term vs. Preterm Lambs: Differing Paradigms of Lung Injury and Repair. Pediatr Res, (Jan) 437A-437A
  • Kumar V, Holman M, Clive J, Hussain N. (1998) Characteristics of Inguinal Hernia in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants. J Invest Med, (Jan) 187A-187A
  • Kumar V, Christian C, Kresch M. (1996) Effects of Salmeterol on Secretion of Phosphatidylcholine by Type II Pneumocytes. Am J Respir Crit Care Med, (Jan)
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  • Kumar V, Holman M, Rosenkrantz T. (1996) Is Magnesium Neuroprotective to the Fetus?. Pediatr Res, (Jan) 1324-1324
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Professional Memberships:

  • American Heart Association (2016–2019)
  • American Physiological Society (2010–2019)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2009–present)
  • Society for Pediatric Research (2008–present)
  • American Thoracic Society (2006–2019)
  • Perinatal Research Society (2006–2011)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: Fellow (FAAP) (2002–present)
  • Indian Academy of Pediatrics (2001–present)
  • National Neonatology Forum (India) (2001–present)

Presentations:

  • "Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia - Pathogenesis and Management" Fellow Education Session, Division of Neonatology, JSMBS (2021)
  • "Is Caffeine, ‘The Elixir’ in Premature Neonates" Pediatric Grand Rounds (2021)
  • "Health Outcomes in Adults Born Preterm" OBGYN Grand Rounds (2021)
  • "Is Caffeine ‘The Elixir’ in Premature Neonates!" Sophie Womack Invited Lectureship, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI. (2021)
  • "Health Outcomes in Adults Born Preterm" Pediatric Grand Rounds, El Paso, Texas (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)
  • "Health Outcomes of Adults Born Preterm" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2019)
  • "Continuing Enteral Nutrition in Newborns Admitted with Hypoglycemia: Effects on Time to Stabilization of Blood Sugar and Length of Stay" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies; Neonatal Fetal Nutrition & Metabolism: Clinical Care (2019)
  • "PDE3 Isoform-Specific Knockout Mice Spontaneously Develop Pulmonary Hypertension" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies; Pulmonary Vascular Biology: Experimental Pulmonary Hypertension (2019)
  • "The Effect of Intermittent Hypoxia-Hyperoxia during Nephrogenesis vs Nephronal Maturation and Risk of Kidney Disease and Hypertension in Adult Mice" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies; Nephrology: Hypertension (2019)
  • "Continuing Enteral Nutrition in Newborns Admitted with Hypoglycemia: Effects on Time to Stabilization of Blood Sugar and Length of Stay" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; Poster Session II (2019)
  • "Effects of Intermittent Hypoxia-Hyperoxia During Nephrogenesis versus Nephronal Maturation and the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease and Hypertension in Adult Mice" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; Allergy/Immunology & Nephrology (2019)
  • "Role of Hypoxia-Hyperoxia on Nephrogenesis and Nephronal Maturation and Its Risk of Kidney Disease and Hypertension in Adult Mice" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2019)
  • "Sustained Inflation Reduces Pulmonary Blood Flow During Resuscitation with an Intact Cord" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; Neonatal Neurology II (2019)
  • "Caffeine, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Premature Infants" Pulmonary Biology Research Seminar Series; Oishei Children‘s Hospital (2018)
  • "Effects of Volume Infusion at Resuscitation on Hemodynamics Immediately After Birth" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies; Neonatal/Infant Resuscitation 8 (2018)
  • "Glucose Homeostasis in the First 24 Hours Following Resuscitation After Birth" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies; Neonatal/Infant Resuscitation 8 (2018)
  • "Effects of Volume Infusion at Resuscitation on Hemodynamics Immediately After Birth" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2018)
  • "Glucose Homeostasis in the First 24 Hours Following Resuscitation After Birth" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2018)
  • "Hydrocortisone Rescue for Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN)" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2018)
  • "Rare Cause of Maternal Virilization and Ambiguous Genitalia in Neonates" Annual Conference; Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (2018)
  • "Health Outcomes of Adults Born Preterm" Pulmonary Biology Research Seminar; Oishei Children's Hospital (2018)
  • "Respiratory Distress Syndrome/Surfactant in Neonates" Flip Classroom Lecture; Oishei Children's Hospital (2018)
  • "Managing Pulmonary Hypertension in Preterm Neonates: Updates in an Emerging Field" Media Interview; Pulmonology Advisor (2017)
  • "Perinatal Oxygen Exposure and Its Implication on Lung Development" Division of Neonatology Meeting; Albany Medical Center (2017)
  • "Response to Vasodilators in Infants with Congential Diaphragmatic Hernia" National Conference and Exhibition; American Academy of Pediatrics (2017)
  • "Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Newborn" Neonatology Fellows and Faculty Lecture; Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2017)
  • "Pulmonary Hypertension in Infants" Neonatology Core Lecture Series; Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2017)
  • "Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Newborn" Neonatology Core Lecture Series; Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2017)
  • "Oxygen and Resuscitation: Saturation Targets, Oxidative Stress and Outcomes" Neonatology Core Lecture Series; Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2017)
  • "Management of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in Infants" Division of Neonatology Fellowship Meeting; Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children (2017)
  • "Association Between Antibiotic Use and Neonatal Mortality and Morbidities in VLBW Infants" Pulmonary Biology Research Seminar; Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2016)
  • "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)
  • "Heart Rate at Birth Impact Resuscitation and Clinical Outcomes in Infants" Pediatric Grand Rounds; University at Buffalo (2016)
  • "Broncho-Pulmonary Dysplasia: Pathophysiology and Management" Neonatology Fellows and Faculty Lecture; Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (2016)
  • "Oxygen and Resuscitation: Saturation Targets, Oxidative Stress and Outcomes" Neonatology Core Lecture Series; Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2016)
  • "Broncho-Pulmonary Dysplasia: Pathophysiology and Management" Neonatology Fellows and Faculty Lecture; Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (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)
  • "Lung Protective Strategies for the Prevention and Treatment of BPD" Neonatology Fellows and Faculty Lecture; Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2015)
  • "Broncho-Pulmonary Dysplasia: Pathophysiology and Management" Neonatology Fellows and Faculty Lecture; Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2015)
  • "Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Newborn" Neonatology Fellows and Faculty Lecture; Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2015)
  • "Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy in the Newborn" Pediatric Resident Lecture; Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo (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" Invited Presentation; 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; University at 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)
  • "An Approach to Thrombocytopenic Newborn" Neonatology Fellows and Faculty Lecture; Women and Children's Hospital of 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; University at 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" Annual Meeting; Pediatric Academic Societies (2009)
  • "The Effects of the Catalytic Antioxidant MnTBAP and Neonatal Hyperoxia on Airway Hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in Conscious Mice" International Conference; American Thoracic Society (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 Fellows and Faculty Lecture; 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 Fellows and Faculty Lecture; Women and Children's Hospital of 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 Fellows and 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 Fellows and Faculty Lecture; University at Buffalo (2006)
  • "What‘s New in Preterm Brain Injury? - Part I (IVH)" Neonatology Fellows and Faculty Lecture; University at Buffalo (2006)
  • "Fluid and Electrolyte Management in the Newborn" Neonatology Fellows and Faculty Lecture; Women and Children's Hospital of 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; University at 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:

  • Clinical & Translational Science Institute core competency in Clinical & Translational Research workshop ‘Translational Teamwork’; Participant (2021)
  • Frontiers in Pediatrics (2021)
  • International Journal of Immunopathology & Pharmacology (2021)
  • PLOSone (2021)
  • Children (2021)
  • Journal of Perinatology; Respiratory management and bronchopulmonary dysplasia in extremely preterm infants: A comparison of practice between centres in Oxford and Melbourne (2021)
  • Journal of Cellular Physiology; Molecular mechanisms underlying hyperoxia-induced lung fibrosis (2021)
  • Pharmaceutics Journal (MDPI); Surfactant-Assisted Distal Pulmonary Distribution of Budesonide Revealed by Mass Spectrometry Imaging (2021)
  • Children: Prematurity, Preterm-Born Adults, and Long-Term Effects on Children and Adults; Guest Editor (2020–present)
  • Member, Clinical Promotion Committee, JSMBS, University at Buffalo (2020–present)
  • Clinical Competency Committee, Neonatal Perinatal Fellowship Program; Chair (2020–present)
  • training, knowledge and network to commercialize technology; Participant - SUNY Startup School (2020)
  • National I-Corps Program of NSF/University at Buffalo in the development of business and entrepreneurial partnerships; Participant (2020)
  • National Science Foundation: I-Corps Program; Member (2020–present)
  • Developing medical devices with the help of students of Department of Biomedical Engineering, University at Buffalo; PI - Senior Capstone Design Projects (2019–2020)
  • Research Project of Medical Student (Aysha Malik, IV MS); Mentor (2018–2020)
  • Pediatric Academic Societies: Annual Meeting Poster Session - 'Clinical Neonatal Pulmonology' Facilitator (2018)
  • University at Buffalo Clinical and Translational Research Center: 'Leading a Successful Research Team - Personnel Management in the Academic Research; Participant (2018)
  • International Journal of Molecular Sciences; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2018)
  • Publons.com; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2018–present)
  • Center of Developmental Biology of the lung, Department of Department; Director (2017–present)
  • Mentoring of Scholarly Fellow project - Shauna Tarsi, Fellow in Pediatric Nephrology; Mentor (2017–2019)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: 19th Annual Scholarly Exchange Day Facilitator and Poster Judge (2017)
  • Journal of Pediatrics; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2017)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Pediatric Scientific Review Committee; Committee Member (2017–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Faculty Development Conference - 'Medical Educators in the Clinical Setting'; Participant (2016)
  • Supervision of Pediatric Research Project (Lida Zeinalli, Pediatric Resident, JSMBS); Mentor (2016–2019)
  • Research Project - 2. Jamie Koumoundouros (2015 – 2018: Physician Assistant, NICU). Response to Pulmonary Vasodilators in Infants with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia; Mentor (2015–2018)
  • Research Project - 1. Annie Skrobacz (Physician Assistant, NICU). Impact of Bradycardia or Asystole on Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation at Birth; Mentor (2015–2017)
  • Pediatrics and Neonatal Nursing (Open Journal); Editorial Board Member (2015)
  • Mentoring of Scholarly Fellow project - Ajay Pratap Singh, Neonatology Fellow; Mentor (2014–2017)
  • Neuroscience Letters; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2014)
  • BMC Pediatrics; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013)
  • Mentoring of Scholarly Fellow project - Vikramaditya Dumpa, Neonatology Fellow; Mentor (2013–2016)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: 16th Annual Scholarly Exchange Day Facilitator and Poster Judge (2013)
  • Pediatric Pulmonology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013–2014)
  • Innate Immunity; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2013)
  • Journal of Respiratory Medicine; Editorial Board Member (2013)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research: Annual Conference Abstracts; Reviewer (2013)
  • Promotion Committee, Department of Pediatrics; Member (2012–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)
  • Journal of Anesthesiology and Clinical Sciences; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2012)
  • Reproductive Sciences; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2012)
  • American Journal of Physiology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2012)
  • Neonatal Perinatal Fellowship Program; Director (2011–2019)
  • Mentoring of Scholarly Fellow project - Valerie Elberson, Neonatology Fellow; Mentor (2011–2014)
  • University at Buffalo: Faculty Senate; Member (2011–2013)
  • Romanian Research Council; Grant Reviewer (2011)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Council Member (2011–2013)
  • Neonatology; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2011–2012)
  • Drug Design, Development and Therapy; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2011)
  • Experimental Lung Research; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2011)
  • Participated in Department of Biochemistry PhD Dissertation Committee; Thesis Committee (2010–2012)
  • American Thoracic Society Annual Meeting: Thematic Poster Session - 'Prenatal and Postnatal Lung Development' Facilitator (2010)
  • Indo-U.S. Science Technology Forum: Biology of Childhood Diseases; External Reviewer (2010)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Conference: Platform Session - 'Neonatology - Pulmonary Injury'; Moderator (2010)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Thesis Committee (Biochemistry); Committee Member (2010–2012)
  • European Journal of Pediatrics; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010)
  • Respiratory Research; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2010)
  • Mentoring of Scholarly Fellow project - Joesph Chaker El Khoury, Neonatology Fellow; Mentor (2009–2012)
  • Pediatric Research; Ad Hoc Reviewer (2009)
  • A scholarly committee of the international Division of American Academy of Pediatrics; Member of India GianiFund (indiagianifund.org) (2008–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: 11th Annual Scholarly Exchange Day Facilitator and Poster Judge (2008)
  • Line Sepsis Protocol and antibiotic usage guidelines with central lines; Lead - Protocol Development (2008)
  • Hypothermia Program for HIE in infants; Lead - Cooling Program Development (2007–2010)
  • Introduced Neopuff machines in DR; Oxygen saturation monitors in DR; Lead - Protocol Development (Resuscitation) (2007–2010)
  • Mentoring of Scholarly Fellow project - Sergei Kishkurno, Neonatology Fellow; Mentor (2007–2010)
  • 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)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics: India Giani Fund Scholarly Committee; Committee Member (2007–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Scholarship Oversight Committee; Committee Member (2006–2010)
  • Mentoring of Scholarly Fellow project - Babu Paturi, Neonatology Fellow; Mentor (2006–2009)
  • Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting: Platform Session - 'Mechanisms of Neonatal Lung Injury'; Moderator (2006)
  • New York State PICC Line Protocol; Department Representative (2006–2008)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship 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)
  • Assistant Medical Director, NICU (2004–2011)
  • Mentoring of Scholarly Fellow project - Anupama Patel, Neonatology Fellow; Mentor (2004–2007)
  • Teaching and training Neonatology fellows, pediatric residents, medical students and advanced pediatric practitioners; Teacher and Mentor (2003–present)
  • University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Scholarship Oversight Committee Mentor (2002–2017)
  • Mentoring of Scholarly Fellow project - Nasir Rashid, Neonatology Fellow; Mentor (2002–2005)
  • Annals of Cardiac Anesthesia (2008, 2010); Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Indian Pediatrics (2007, 2008, 2010); Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Society for Pediatric Research: Neonatal Pulmonology Abstracts (2004-2006, 2012-2013, 2017); Reviewer

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

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