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. He then obtained his training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at UT Southwestern. 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. His research interests are currently focused on studying brain injury in neonates and role of placental biology in neonatal morbidities.

When he’s not working, he enjoys listening to semi-classical Indian music and spending time with his wife and two children. In addition to English, Dr. Mir speaks Kashmiri, Hindi and Urdu.


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

Research Interest

  • Birth asphyxia and neontal encephalopathy
  • Placental biology and neonatal morbidities, particularly neonatal brain injury


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Placental Pathology, Cerebral Blood Flow, and Intraventricular Hemorrhage in Preterm Infants: Is There a Link?
Pazandak C, Mir IN, Brown LS, Chalak LF, Pediatr. Neurol. 2020 Jan
Impact of multiple placental pathologies on neonatal death, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and neurodevelopmental impairment in preterm infants.
Mir IN, Chalak LF, Brown LS, Johnson-Welch S, Heyne R, Rosenfeld CR, Kapadia VS, Pediatr. Res. 2019 Dec
In Utero Gunshot Wound to the Left Upper Extremity in a Preterm Infant.
McClain LE, Mir IN, Kapadia VS, Murphy JT, Diesen DL, Am Surg 2019 Jun 85 6 e282-e283
October ECI biocommentary.
Mir IN, Pediatr. Res. 2019 Jun
Placental clearance/synthesis of neurobiomarkers GFAP and UCH-L1 in healthy term neonates and those with moderate-severe neonatal encephalopathy.
Mir IN, Steven Brown L, Rosenfeld CR, Chalak LF, Pediatr. Res. 2019 May
Brain imaging in preterm infants <32 weeks gestation: a clinical review and algorithm for the use of cranial ultrasound and qualitative brain MRI.
Ibrahim J, Mir I, Chalak L Pediatr. Res. 2018 Oct
Fetal-placental crosstalk occurs through fetal cytokine synthesis and placental clearance.
Mir IN, Chalak LF, Liao J, Johnson-Welch S, Brown LS, Longoria C, Savani RC, Rosenfeld CR Placenta 2018 Sep 69 1-8
A review of the conundrum of mild hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: Current challenges and moving forward.
Chalak L, Latremouille S, Mir I, Sánchez PJ, Sant'Anna G, Early Hum. Dev. 2018 05 120 88-94
Fetal-placental crosstalk occurs through fetal cytokine synthesis and placental clearance
Imran N. Mir, Lina F. Chalak, Jie Liao, Sarah Johnson-Welch, Larry S. Brown, Christopher Longoria, Rashmin C. Savani, Charles R. Rosenfeld. 2018
A review of the conundrum of mild hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy: Current challenges and moving forward.
Chalak L, Latremouille S, Mir I, Sánchez PJ, Sant'Anna G. 2018


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Honors & Awards

  • 2020 Travel Grant Award by International Pediatric Research Foundation
  • CCRAC Research Award
    Children's Clinical Research Advisory Committee (CCRAC), Children's Health Foundation (2020)
  • Original Manuscript Selected for ‘Highlight in the Editor’s Focus’ for the April 2020 Print Issue of the Journal, Pediatric Research.
  • Early Career Investigator (ECI) Award 2019
    Awarded by Journal, Pediatric Research: The official journal of the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Pediatric Society and the European Society for Pediatric Research. (2019)
  • Nominated for “Rising Star” Clinical Excellence Award at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
    This is a Clinical Excellence Award to recognize and honor the exceptional contributions of clinical faculty to the care of our patients, to the education of the next generation of health care professionals, and to UT Southwestern overall. (2018)
  • Part of NRP team, which was nominated for the Program Development Award at UTSW 2018
    This award recognizes a group of clinical faculty who have partnered to create, develop, and sustain an innovative program that significantly advances our ability to improve the care received by our patients. (2018)
  • 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

  • Perinatal Research Society (2019)
  • AAP, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics (2012)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2009)