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Rakesh Rao, MD

Current Position
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Newborn Medicine

Specialty Areas
Newborn Medicine - Neonatology
Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

Patients Seen At
St Louis Children’s Hospital
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
One Children’s Place, 5th Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
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

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

Medical Education
Premedical Degree (MBBS): University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India, 1992
Medical Degree: Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, 1996
Fellowship: Neonatal Perinatal Medicine, Chandler Hospital, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, 2003
Residency (Research): Pediatrics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY, 2005
Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Cheng N, Wang X, Yu X, Zhou Z, Gao M, Rao R, Hu J, Yang R, Han Y. [Clinical and genetic study of Wilson's disease in affected twins and siblings]. Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue Za Zhi. 2013 Jun 10;30(3):261-5.

Srinivasakumar P, Limbrick D, Munro R, Mercer D, Rao R, Inder T, Mathur A.
Posthemorrhagic ventricular dilatation-impact on early neurodevelopmental outcome. Am J Perinatol. 2013 Mar;30(3):207-14.

Rao R. Is change in regional (somatic) near-infrared spectroscopy not a useful indictor of clinically detectable low cardiac output in children after surgery for congenital heart defects? Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2013 Mar;14(3):340-1.

Rao R, Tkac I, Unger EL, Ennis K, Hurst A, Schallert T, Connor J, Felt B, Georgieff MK. Iron supplementation dose for perinatal iron deficiency differentially alters the neurochemistry of the frontal cortex and hippocampus in adult rats. Pediatr Res. 2013 Jan;73(1):31-7.

Sgaier SK, Gupta RS, Rao R, Gaikwad A, Harangule S, Dhamne S, Gowda S, Jayakumar S, Ramesh BM. Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission (PPTCT) program data in India: an emerging data set for appraising the HIV epidemic. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e48827.

Rao R, Bryowsky K, Mao J, Bunton D, McPherson C, Mathur A. Gastrointestinal complications associated with ibuprofen therapy for patent ductus arteriosus. J Perinatol. 2011 Jul;31(7):465-70.

Gisslen T, Nathan B, Thompson T, Rao R. Hyperinsulinism associated with gestational exposure to bupropion in a newborn infant. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2011;24(9-10):819-22.

Rao R, Mashburn CB, Mao J, Wadhwa N, Smith GM, Desai NS. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor in infants <32 weeks gestational age: correlation with antenatal factors and postnatal outcomes.Pediatr Res. 2009 May;65(5):548-52.

Vaccharajani AV, Mathur AM and Rao R. Metabolic Bone Disease of Prematurity. NeoReviews 2009;10;e402-e411.

Rao R, Desai NS. Nutritional Management. In: Neonatology: Management, Procedures, On-call Problems, Diseases and Drugs, 6th edition. Gomella TL, Cunningham MD, Eyal FG, Zenk KE, editors. Appleton and Lange, CT (2009).

Rao R, Desai NS. Intrauterine Growth Retardation (IUGR). In: Neonatology: Management, Procedures, On-call Problems, Diseases and Drugs, 6th edition. Gomella TL, Cunningham MD, Eyal FG, Zenk KE, editors. Appleton and Lange, CT (2009).

Rao R, Sampers J, Desai N, Kronberg SS, Anand KJS. Neurobehavior of preterm infants at 36 weeks Post Conceptional Age as a function of morphine analgesia. Am J Perinatol. 2007; 24: 511-517.

Rakesh Rao, Barbara Logan, Kathy Forrest, Thomas L. Roszman, Jens Goebel. Lipid Rafts in Cytokine Signaling. Cytokine and Growth Factor Reviews 2004:15; 103-110

Goebel J, Forrest K, Flynn D, Rao R, Roszman TL. Lipid rafts, Major Histocompatibility Complex Molecules and Immune Regulation. Human Immunology 2002:63; 813-820.

Rao R, Ramji S. Pulse oximetry in asphyxiated newborns in the delivery room. Indian Pediatrics 2001:38(7);762-765.

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

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