Shalini Ramachandran, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in neonatology with an interest in newborn resuscitation and simulation as an educational tool.

Dr. Ramachandran earned her medical degree at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal in Karnataka, India. She completed a pediatrics residency at the University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, where she also received advanced training through a fellowship in pediatric neonatal-perinatal medicine.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Ramachandran joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2013.

Dr. Ramachandran is the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Simulation Lab Director at Parkland Memorial Hospital. She also serves on the Parkland Hospitalwide Resuscitation Committee and is a Content Expert for the American Heart Association's International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Her research interests include neonatal lung injury, lung protective strategies, and lung development, as well as neonatal resuscitation and simulation. She has contributed to multiple peer-reviewed articles and abstracts and done extensive local, national, and international neonatal resuscitation education.

Personal Note

When she’s not at work, Dr. Ramachandran’s interests include spending time with family, traveling with family both domestically and internationally, reading, and watching TV shows with her husband.

Education & Training
  • Internship - Christian Medical College and Hospital (2004-2005), Pediatrics
  • Residency - University of Miami School of Medicine (2007-2010), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - Kasturba Medical College, India (1999-2005)
  • Fellowship - University of Miami - Neonatology Fellowship (2010-2013), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
Books & Publications
  • Neonatal lung injury
  • Lung protective strategies
  • Lung development
  • Resuscitation simulation

Clinical Focus

  • Neonatal Resuscitation
  • Simulation

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