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
  • Physiology of preterm labor
  • Placental biology and neonatal morbidities, particularly neonatal brain injury


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

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
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
Prospective research on infants with mild encephalopathy: the PRIME study.
Prempunpong C, Chalak LF, Garfinkle J, Shah B, Kalra V, Rollins N, Boyle R, Nguyen KA, Mir I, Pappas A, Montaldo P, Thayyil S, Sánchez PJ, Shankaran S, Laptook AR, Sant'Anna G J Perinatol 2017 Nov
Placenta - 'The Least Understood Human Organ' - From Animistic Origin to Human Placental Project
Mir IN, Chalak LF SciMedCentral 2017 2(2) 1013
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)