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Satyan                         Lakshminrusimha

Satyan Lakshminrusimha MD

UBMD Pediatrics


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Neonatology; Pediatrics



Professional Summary:

As chief of the Division of Neonatology in the Department of Pediatrics, I oversee and provide delivery of specialized, family-centered, advanced medical care to critically ill preterm and term newborn infants as well as support to their families. My practice is located in Western New York’s most advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), at the Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. I also practice at the Level II NICU at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.

As the director of the Center for Developmental Biology of the Lung, my research focuses on the pathophysiology of the cardiopulmonary transition – how fetal lungs change, at birth, to breathe air – and disorders of this transition, such as birth asphyxia, PPHN, retained lung liquid and respiratory distress syndrome. My laboratory’s translational research aims primarily at preventing and treating these disorders with optimal neonatal resuscitation techniques, steroids, nitric oxide, surfactant and judicious use of oxygen. I have an interest in managing newborn infants with hypoxic respiratory failure and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) and have investigated the role oxygen-free radicals, nitric oxide and antioxidants play in the pathogenesis and management of PPHN. I currently focus on optimal strategies for neonatal resuscitation.

My division is part of the Neonatal Research Network of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – a group of 15 academic neonatal centers conducting multicenter trials with the goal of improving outcomes in sick preterm and term neonates. Together, we work to transfer innovative discoveries from our laboratory to the bedside through clinical trials, improving outcomes for this vulnerable population.

I am a committed professor and mentor to trainees. I received the “Mentor of the Year 2016” award from the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research ‘in recognition of sustained excellence as an educator and mentor of medical students, pediatricians-in-training, and pediatric faculty.’ I work with medical students, residents from the departments of Pediatrics and Obstetrics and Gynecology and pediatric neurology fellows from neonatal-perinatal medicine -- many of whom do not have prior exposure to research. I welcome them to work with me and introduce them to exciting opportunities in translational and clinical research. As a result, my mentees have won prestigious national and school awards as well as competitive grants from the NIH and national organizations. Seeing my mentees succeed is the most rewarding aspect of my academic career.


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, Pediatrics

Additional Languages:

Fluent Hindi

Physician Gender:


Location and Insurance

Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital
  • Women and Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo
Insurance Accepted:
  • Aetna U.S. Healthcare
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of WNY Inc
  • CIGNA HealthCare
  • Community Blue (HMO)
  • Community Blue Advantage
  • Coventry
  • Empire
  • Fidelis
  • Independent Health Association (HMO)
  • Independent Health Medisource
  • Lifetime Benefit Solutions / RMSCO
  • Magnacare
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MVP Healthcare
  • Nofault
  • North American Administrators
  • Nova
  • Preferred Care
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Tricare
  • TriCare/Champus
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Health Care (HMO)
  • Veterans Administration
  • WellCare
  • Workers Comp
  • YourCare


Board Certifications:
  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University at Buffalo (1999)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Brooklyn Hospital Center (1996)
  • MD, Pediatric Medicine, University of Mysore Medical College, Top rank in the university (highest score) (1994)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Cheluvamba Hospital for Women and Children (1994)
  • Internship, Surgery, Pediatrics and Obstetrics/Gynecology, K.R. Hospital and Combined Hospitals/Mysore Medical College (University of Mysore) (1989)
  • MBBS, Medicine/Surgery, University of Mysore Medical College, First class with distinction (scores exceeding 70%) in all subjects (1988)
Awards and Honors:
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research: Mentor of the Year 2016 (2016)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research: Faculty Young Investigator Award (2008)
  • Yearbook of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Two Refereed Manuscripts (2008)
  • Southern Colorado Emergency Physicians Association: Happy Gram Award (2003)
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Subspecialty Examination: Highest Score Nationally (1999)
  • American Board of Pediatrics: 99.3% on Examination (1996)
  • 75th Annual Convocation of the University of Mysore: Professor K. Ankegowda‘s Cash Prize (1995)
  • 75th Annual Convocation of the University of Mysore: Little Fellow ("Mahesh") Award (1995)
  • Nestle India Limited: Winner of Breastfeeding and Infant Nutrition Quiz (1993)
  • Indian Academy of Pediatrics: Winner of State Level Pediatric Quiz (1992)
  • University of Mysore: 3rd Rank in Final Year (among 300 medical students) (1989)
  • Best Doctors in America (2007-2012)


Research Profile:

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