Medical School
Karnatak University (1990)
VM Medical College, India (1993), Pediatrics
LSU Health Sciences Center - Shreveport (2007), Pediatrics
Louisiana State University Medical Center (2010), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Non-Invasive Ventilation
  • Preterm Respiratory Diseases
  • Quality Improvement in NICU
  • Research Interest

    • Nasal CPAP: Optimal delivery systems and weaning strategies in extremely low birth weight infants
    • New tools in improving informed decision making in the NICU


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Otopalatodigital syndrome type 2 in a male infant: A case report with a novel sequence variation.
    Sankararaman S, Kurepa D, Shen Y, Kakkilaya V, Ursin S, Chen H J Pediatr Genet 2013 Mar 2 1 33-6
    Another case of genitopatellar syndrome: a case report with additional rare coexistences.
    Sankararaman S, Kurepa D, Velayuthan S, Kakkilaya V, Gates T, Ursin S, Chen H Clin. Dysmorphol. 2012 Aug
    Elevated Acetoacetate and Monocyte Chemotactic Protein-1 Levels in Cord Blood of Infants of Diabetic Mothers.
    Kurepa D, Pramanik AK, Kakkilaya V, Caldito G, Groome LJ, Bocchini JA, Jain SK Neonatology 2012 Jul 102 3 163-168
    Use of a Visual Aid to Improve Counseling at the Threshold of Viability.
    Kakkilaya V, Groome LJ, Platt D, Kurepa D, Pramanik A, Caldito G, Conrad L, Bocchini JA, Davis TC Pediatrics 2011 Nov
    Effect of placental transfusion on the blood volume and clinical outcome of infants born by cesarean section.
    Kakkilaya V, Pramanik AK, Ibrahim H, Hussein S Clin Perinatol 2008 Sep 35 3 561-70, xi

    Honors & Awards

    • Abbott Nutrition Award in Research
      Young Investigator Award Finalist (2010)
    • Travel Award
      Southern Society of Pediatric Research (2008)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics (2010)
    • Member of Royal college of Physicians (1997)