Dr. Shalini Ramachandran is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College, Manipal in India. She completed her internship and pediatric residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and subsequently completed fellowship in Neonatology at the same institution. Dr. Ramachandran's clinical interests include bronchopulmonary dysplasia, neonatal resuscitation and congenital heart disease. Her basic science interests include understanding lung development, lung injury and developing lung protective strategies.


Medical School
Kasturba Medical College (2005)
Christian Medical College and Hospital (2005), Pediatrics
University of Miami School of Medicine (2010), Pediatrics
University of Miami - Neonatology Fellowship (2013), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Bronchiopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Research Interest

    • Lung Development
    • Lung protective strategies
    • Neonatal lung injury


    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    CXCR4 Blockade Attenuates Hyperoxia-Induced Lung Injury in Neonatal Rats.
    Drummond S, Ramachandran S, Torres E, Huang J, Hehre D, Suguihara C, Young KC Neonatology 2015 Mar 107 4 304-311
    Stem cell factor improves lung recovery in rats following neonatal hyperoxia-induced lung injury.
    Miranda LF, Rodrigues CO, Ramachandran S, Torres E, Huang J, Klim J, Hehre D, McNiece I, Hare JM, Suguihara CY, Young KC Pediatr. Res. 2013 Dec 74 6 682-8
    Bone Marrow-Derived c-kitPositive Cells Attenuate Neonatal Hyperoxia-Induced Lung Injury.
    Ramachandran S, Suguihara C, Drummond S, Chatzistergos K, Klim J, Torres E, Huang J, Hehre D, Rodrigues CO, McNiece IK, Hare JM, Young KC Cell Transplant 2013 May

    Honors & Awards

    • Award for Research Presentation
      District VIII AAP Annual Conference, Las Vegas (2012)
    • PAS Travel Award
      Pediatric Academic Societies (2012)
    • Travel Grant for an Oral Presentation at the Southeastern Conference on Perinatal Research
      Mead Johnson Nutrition for the American Academy of Pediatrics Perinatal Section (2011-2012)
    • Travel Grant for the Neonatal-Perinatal Fellow Conference
      American Academy of Pediatrics (2011)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Academy of Pediatrics (2007)
    • American Medical Association (2007)