Meet Dr. Rashmin Savani Neonatal Intensive Care Specialist in Dallas

Holder of the:
The William Buchanan Chair in Pediatrics

As a neonatal intensive care specialist, Rashmin Savani, M.B., Ch.B., cares for the sickest, most fragile newborns – those in the neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) at UT Southwestern’s Clements University Hospital, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Children’s Healthâ„ , and at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Although he evaluates and treats infants with a range of serious medical issues, Dr. Savani has special expertise in caring for those suffering from neonatal lung disorders – particularly bronchopulmonary dysplasia, a lung condition common in premature babies on mechanical ventilation.

From Neonatal Research to Neonatal Care

Also active in research, Dr. Savani aims to translate what he learns in the lab to the patients who need it most – something he finds very rewarding.

“I love neonatology because it allows me to integrate basic science, physiology, biochemistry, and pathology – as well as clinical neonatology – to diagnose and treat the smallest, sickest newborns,” he says.

“Getting to help these babies achieve their life potential is one of the best things about my job.”

Dr. Savani is fellowship trained and board certified – with subspecialty certification in neonatal-perinatal medicine – and he has been recognized as one of America’s Best Doctors (Castle Connolly) and as a Texas Super Doctor (Texas Monthly).

Married for 25 years and the father of three grown children, Dr. Savani knows the importance of delivering compassionate, evidence-based, patient-centered care.

“Everything we do is dictated by what’s in the best interest of each child,” he says. “Our outcomes are extremely good, and the vast majority of babies that spend time in the NICU go home and become healthy, productive people.”