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Akshaya J. Vachharajani, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Newborn Medicine

Specialty Areas
Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

Patients Seen At
St Louis Children’s Hospital
Newborn Intensive Care Unit
One Children’s Place, 5th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314 454-2683
Fax:   314-454-4633
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Campus Box 8116 , 660 S. Euclid Ave
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Newborn medicine

Board Certification
Pediatrics -- Certified
Neonatal / Perinatal Medicine -- Certified

Medical Education
Medical Degree ( MBBS): T.N. Medical College, University of Bombay ,India, 1982
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Bombay, Bombay, India, 1986
Residency: Pediatrics, Royal College of Physicians, UK, 1999
Fellowship: Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, McMaster University, Canada, 2001
Fellowship: Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2002
Residency: Pediatrics, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis MO, 2004
Hospital Affiliations
St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis

Honors and Awards
Outstanding Commitment to Teaching 2010-2011
Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2009-2010

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Vachharajani A.Late Preterm Neonate with Hypernatremia.Neoreviews Vol.14 No.5 May 2013

Vachharajani AJ, Dillon PA, Mathur AM. Outcomes in neonatal gastroschisis: an institutional experience. Am J Perinatol. 2007 Sep;24(8):461-5.jani A J,Vachharajani N A,Najaf TA. Neonatal Radiation Exposure. Neoreviews Vol.14 No.4 April 2013

Herman TE, Siegel MJ, Vachharajani A. Klippel Feil syndrome with occipital
encephalocele, duodenal web, left pelvic kidney, ASD, anorectal malformation
fetal and postnatal imaging.J Perinatol. 2013 Mar;33(3):245-7.

Vachharajani Akshaya ,Moore Aimee Stickler Syndrome .Neoreviews August 2012

Akshaya Vachharajani, Sonia Chaudhry, Pamela Sanchez-Flores, David Molter.Difficult Endotracheal Intubation in the Delivery Room.Neoreviews Vol.12 No.7 July 2011 e397

Bimal P. Chaudhari, Akshaya Vachharajani .Recurrent Pneumothoraces in a Newborn.Neoreviews Vol.12 No.4 April 2011

Al-Samkari HT, Kane AA, Molter DW, Vachharajani A. Neonatal outcomes of Pierre Robin sequence: an institutional experience. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 Dec; 49(12):1117-22. Epub 2010 Sep 13.

Kathyrn Farrell, Michelle Boykin,Akshaya Vachharajani.Abnormal Facies in a Newborn.NeoReviews Vol.11 No.9 September 2010

Najaf TA, Vachharajani NA, Warner BW, Vachharajani AJ. Interval between clinical presentation of necrotizing enterocolitis and bowel perforation in neonates. Pediatr Surg Int. 2010 Jun;26(6):607-9.

Odibo AO, Najaf T, Vachharajani A, Warner B, Mathur A, Warner BW Predictors of the need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and survival in congenital diaphragmatic hernia: a center's 10-year experience. Prenat Diagn. 2010 Jun;30(6):518-21.

Najaf T ,Vachharajani NA,Warner B,Vachharajani ,A J Interval Between Clinical Presentation of Necrotising Enterocolitis and Bowel Perforation in Neonates.Pediatrics Surgical International.Jun;26(6):607-9. Epub 2010 Apr 23

Vachharajani. Index of Suspicion in the Nursery: Prolonged Jaundice in Twins.NeoReviews, Jan 2010; 11:

Vachharajani AJ, Vachharajani NA, Dawson JG. Comparison of short-term outcomes of late preterm singletons and multiple births: an institutional experience. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 Nov;48(9):922-5.

Vachharajani AJ, Dawson JG. Short-term outcomes of late preterms: an institutional experience. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2009 May;48(4):383-8.

Vachharajani AJ, Rao R, Keswani S, Mathur AM. Outcomes of exomphalos: an institutional experience. Pediatr Surg Int. 2009 Feb;25(2):139-44.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Akshaya J. Vachharajani.

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