Dr. Mir is a graduate of Government Medical College in Kashmir, India. He completed his internship and pediatric residency at the Oklahoma University Children's Hospital, Oklahoma City. Then, he obtained his training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas. He is board certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Dr. Mir’s love for infants and passion for science is his inspiration for devoting his life to neonatology. What most attracts him to academic medicine and research is the challenge of potentially solving a scientific mystery that will benefit mankind. His research interests are currently focused on studying brain injury in neonates and role of placental biology in neonatal morbidities. During his pediatric residency, he conducted a clinical study, looking at the role of plasma osmolarity in intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in pre-term infants. The results of his study taught him an important lesson about the impact of practice differences among physicians on patient outcome, and how standardization of management in a unit can improve patient care. During Dr. Mir’s fellowship, he conducted a study at Parkland Hospital looking at the placental pathology and neurodevelopmental outcome in infants with Neonatal Encephalopathy (NE), who received standardized hypothermia therapy. He was surprised to see the results, which indicated that chronic villitis was the only predictor of poor neurodevelopmental outcome in these infants.


Medical School
Government Medical College, India (2003)
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (2012), Pediatrics
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2015), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Pediatric Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
  • Research Interest

    • Birth asphyxia and neontal encephalopathy
    • Physiology of preterm labor
    • Placental biology and neonatal morbidities, particularly neonatal brain injury


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    Placental Pathology is Associated with Severity of Neonatal Encephalopathy and Adverse Developmental Outcomes following Hypothermia.
    Mir IN, Johnson-Welch SF, Nelson DB, Brown LS, Rosenfeld CR, Chalak LF Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol. 2015 Sep
    T1 and T2 values of human neonatal blood at 3 Tesla: Dependence on hematocrit, oxygenation, and temperature.
    Liu P, Chalak LF, Krishnamurthy LC, Mir I, Peng SL, Huang H, Lu H Magn Reson Med 2015 May
    Serum biomarkers to evaluate the integrity of the neurovascular unit.
    Mir IN, Chalak LF Early Hum. Dev. 2014 Oct 90 10 707-11
    Hypomagnesemia secondary to cerebrospinal fluid losses in a patient with congenital hydrocephalus.
    Lal CV, Mir IN, Kelley E, Weprin BE, Sengupta AL, Booth TN, Brion LP J Perinatol 2014 Aug 34 8 640-1

    Honors & Awards

    • Selected for 26th Annual NICHD Young Investigators Conference
      Section on Maternal-Fetal-Neonatal-Reproductive Medicine (2014)
    • Travel Award
      AAP SCCPR Conference, Austin, TX (2014)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • AAP, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics (2012)
    • American Academy of Pediatrics (2009)
    • AIDS Prevention and Control Society of Kashmir (2003)