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/ Children's Medical Center (2015), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine

Research Interest

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


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Neuroplacentology in congenital heart disease: placental connections to neurodevelopmental outcomes.
Leon RL, Mir IN, Herrera CL, Sharma K, Spong CY, Twickler DM, Chalak LF, Pediatr Res 2021 Apr
Placental origins of neonatal diseases: toward a precision medicine approach.
Mir IN, Leon R, Chalak LF, Pediatr Res 2020 Dec
Autism spectrum disorders in extremely preterm infants and placental pathology findings: a matched case-control study.
Mir IN, White SP, Steven Brown L, Heyne R, Rosenfeld CR, Chalak LF, Pediatr. Res. 2020 Sep
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
Vulnerable child syndrome in the neonatal intensive care unit: A review and a new preventative intervention with feasibility and parental satisfaction data
Margaret K. Hoge, Elizabeth Heyne, Theresa De Freitas Nicholson, Dailyn Acosta, Imran N. Mir, Larry S. Brown, Richard J. Shaw, Lina F. Chalak, Roy Heyne EarlHumDev 2020 Oct
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


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Honors & Awards

  • CCRAC Research Award
    Children's Clinical Research Advisory Committee (CCRAC), Children's Health Foundation (2020)
  • Travel Grant Award by International Pediatric Research Foundation
  • Early Career Investigator (ECI) Award
  • Nominated for Rising Star Clinical Excellence Award at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
  • Selected for 26th Annual NICHD Young Investigators Conference
  • Travel Award
    AAP SCCPR Conference (2014)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Newborn Brain Society (2020)
  • Society for Pediatric Research (2020)
  • Perinatal Research Society (2019)
  • AAP, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics (2012)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2009)