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Akshaya J. Vachharajani, MD

Professor, Pediatrics
Division of Newborn Medicine

Specialty Areas

Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine

Board Certifications

Neonatal / Perinatal Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Newborn medicine

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314 454-2683
Fax: 314-454-4633



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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

  1. Shamik Trivedi and Akshaya J Vachharajani . Video Corner: Maximum Sterile Barrier Before A Procedure NeoReviews . 2017;18(2):134-140. doi:10.1542/neo.18-2-e134   
  2. A J Vachharajani, N A Vachharajani, H Morris, A Niesen, A Elward, D A Linck and A M Mathur. Reducing peripherally inserted central catheters in the neonatal intensive care unit Journal of Perinatology . 2017. doi:10.1038/jp.2016.243  PMCID: 28079867  
  3. Samuel Julian ,Shamik Trivedi and Akshaya J Vachharajani . Video Corner: Umbilical Artery Catheterization NeoReviews . 2016;17(12):e736-e738. doi:10.1542/neo.17-12-e736  
  4. Samuel Julian and Akshaya J Vachharajani . Visual Diagnosis: A neonate with transilluminant head NeoReviews. 2016;17 (10):e630-e632. doi:10.1542/neo.17-10-e630  
  5. Rockfeller T A,Silva NA ,Liao S ,Vachharajani AJ. Corrected QT Prolongation and Bradycardia During Therapeutic Hypothermia in a Neonate NeoReviews . 2016;17(1):40-43. doi:DOI: 10.1542/neo.17-1-e40  
  6. Eldridge Whitney and Vachharajani Akshaya J . A Midline Lumbosacral Mass NeoReviews. 2015. doi:DOI: 10.1542/neo.16-9-e555  
  7. Coplen DE and Vachharajani A J. A Male Newborn With Enlarged Scrotum and Proximal Penis Shaft NeoReviews. 2015;16:507-510. doi:DOI: 10.1542/neo.16-8-e507  
  8. Eldridge W, Lieu J, Patel K,Grange D and Vachharajani A. A Difficult Airway in the Delivery Room NeoReviews. 2015;16(4):243-245. doi:DOI: 10.1542/neo.16-4-e243  
  9. Vachharajani A, Vricella GJ, Najaf T, Coplen DE. Prevalence of upper urinary tract anomalies in hospitalized premature infants with urinary tract infection. J Perinatol. 2014. doi:10.1038/jp.2014.209  PMID:25474556  
  10. Aimee Moore and Akshaya Vachharajani . Video Corner: Preparing For The Delivery Of A Neonate with Neural Tube Defect NeoReviews. 2014;15(10):e461. doi:DOI: 10.1542/neo.15-10-e461