Mambarambath Jaleel, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Board certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2007.

Dr. Jaleel completed his medical school training and pediatric residency in India. After completing a fellowship in neonatology at The Canberra Hospital and University of Sydney in Australia and becoming a Member of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health of the United Kingdom in London, England, he moved to the United States. He completed an additional fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Women & Infants Hospital and Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

Dr. Jaleel currently serves as Associate Chief (for Clinical Affairs) for the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He oversees the clinical operations at the four neonatal intensive care units (NICU) affiliated to the Division: Parkland Health & Hospital System, Children’s Health, William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

Dr. Jaleel has served as the Medical Director for Parkland Hospital’s Dallas NICU since 2009. In this role, he has created a unique neonatal quality program and a culture of quality improvement with a diverse platform of ongoing structured quality improvement projects using statistical process control (SPC) methodology. These projects have been presented at various quality improvement forums, won honors and accolades for the institution, and led to multiple publications.

Dr. Jaleel also created “NeoSource,” a UT Southwestern intranet-based resource with neonatal clinical practice guidelines, policies, and clinical algorithms utilized by trainees, nursing staff, physicians, and ancillary staff to standardize practice at all four institutions.  


Medical School
Bangalore Medical College, India (1994)
Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital (1998), Pediatrics
The Canberra Hospital, University of Sydney (2000), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Royal College of Pediatrics & Child Health, UK (2001), Pediatrics
Women &Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Brown University (2004), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Monmouth Medical Center (2006), Pediatrics

Research Interest

  • Neonatal Infections
  • Noninvasive Ventilation
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Quality improvement


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Mortality among infants with evolving bronchopulmonary dysplasia increases with major surgery and with pulmonary hypertension.
DeVries LB, Heyne RJ, Ramaciotti C, Brown LS, Jaleel MA, Kapadia VS, Burchfield PJ, Brion LP J Perinatol 2017 Jun
Severe intraventricular hemorrhage and withdrawal of support in preterm infants.
Sheehan JW, Pritchard M, Heyne RJ, Brown LS, Jaleel MA, Engle WD, Burchfield PJ, Brion LP J Perinatol 2016 Dec
Change in practice after the Surfactant, Positive Pressure and Oxygenation Randomised Trial.
LeVan JM, Brion LP, Wrage LA, Gantz MG, Wyckoff MH, Sánchez PJ, Heyne R, Jaleel M, Finer NN, Carlo WA, Das A, Stoll BJ, Higgins RD Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2014 May
Change in Care Among Nonenrolled Patients During and After a Randomized Trial.
Levan JM, Wyckoff MH, Ahn C, Heyne R, Sánchez PJ, Chalak L, Jaleel MA, Burchfield PJ, Christie L, Soll R, Badger GJ, Brion LP Pediatrics 2013 Sep
Prompt Control of an Outbreak Caused by Extended-Spectrum ?-Lactamase-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Cantey JB, Sreeramoju P, Jaleel M, Treviño S, Gander R, Hynan LS, Hill J, Brown C, Chung W, Siegel JD, Sánchez PJ J. Pediatr. 2013 Apr
Patent Ductus Arteriosus and Intraventricular Hemorrhage: A Complex Association.
Jaleel MA, Rosenfeld CR J. Pediatr. 2013 Mar
Patent ductus arteriosus: perspectives on a 'persistent' problem.
Jaleel MA Early Hum. Dev. 2009 Mar 85 3 141
Evaluation of an in-house-developed PCR for the diagnosis of tuberculous meningitis in Indian children.
Kulkarni SP, Jaleel MA, Kadival GV J. Med. Microbiol. 2005 Apr 54 Pt 4 369-73


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Honors & Awards

  • Standing Committee Member
    National Quality Forum, Perinatal & Reproductive Health Committee (2016)
  • Steering Committee Member
    National Quality Forum, Perinatal & Reproductive Health Committee (2011-2016)
  • Chief Fellow, Neonatology
    Women & Infants' Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI (2004)
  • Best Pediatric Resident
    Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India (1997)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2002)
  • Dallas County Medical Society (2008)
  • Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, UK (2001-2002)
  • Society of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (2008)
  • Society of Pediatric Research (2020)
  • Texas Indo-American Physicians' Society (2010)
  • Texas Medical Association (2008)