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EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Undergraduate

1967-68                    St. Xavier's College, University of Bombay, India, I. Sc.

Graduate

1968-73                    Seth G.S. Medical College, University of Bombay, India, M.B.B.S.

Post-Graduate

1974-77                    B.J. Wadia Hospital for Children, University of Bombay, India, D.C.H., M.D. Pediatrics, Residency in Pediatrics (Mentor: Dr. S.M. Merchant)

1978-80                    Tulane University, New Orleans, Clinical Fellowship in Neonatology (Mentor: Dr. N. Woody)

1980-82                    Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California San Francisco, Research Fellow (Mentors: Dr. Richard Bland, Dr. Jahar Bhattacharya, Dr. S.J. Lai-Fook, Dr. Norman Staub)

 

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1982-83                    Instructor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco

1983-84                    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco

1984-90                    Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine

  1990-94                    Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine.

  1994-2008                 Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine.

   2008-Present            Professor of Pediatrics, Professor, Departments of Pharmacology, Physiology, Physiology, Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Illinois at Chicago.

 

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS

1985-98                    Director, Well Baby Nursery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

1996-99                    Director, Level II Nursery.

1992-99                    Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

1996-98                    Director, Perinatal Biology Research Training Program, Harbor UCLA Medical Center.

1995-2008                 Chief, Division of Neonatology, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine.

1996-2008                 Director, Neonatal Fellowship Training Program, Harbor UCLA.

1999-2008                 Co-Director, Perinatal Research Center, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA.

2006-2008                 Vice-Chairman of Research, Department of Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA

2008-2010                 Director, Neonatal Fellowship Training Program, University of Illinois at Chicago.

2008-Present             Head, Department of Pediatrics, University of Illinois at Chicago.

2011-Present             Physician-in-Chief, Children's Hospital University of Illinois, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System

 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS

1980                         Board of Medical Quality Assurance, State of California

1981                         Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics -Pediatrics

1982                         Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics -Neonatal- Perinatal Medicine

2008                         Medical License, State of Illinois

 

 

EDUCATIONAL HONORS

1968                          First in Order of Merit, Intermediate Science, St. Xavier's College, University of Bombay

1972                          First among Women Medical Students, Seth G.S. Medical College, University of Bombay

1975                          First in D.C.H. Examination, B.J. Wadia Hospital for Children, University of Bombay

1976                          Second in Order of Merit, Doctorate Examination in Pediatrics, University of Bombay

2011-2                     Fellow in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women

 

 

RESEARCH  HONORS

1985                         Young Investigator Award, Southern California Pulmonary Research  Conference, Palm Desert, California

1989                         Richard E. Weitzman Memorial Award.  Award given each year to an outstanding young investigator at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center

2003                         Award for Excellence in Research to Women, Harbor-UCLA Research and Education Institute, Inc.

2008                         American Thoracic Society Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishment.