Sujir Nayak, M.D.

Sujir Nayak, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal
  • Intestinal Failure in Neonates
  • Neonatal Nutrition


Sujir Pritha Nayak, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She specializes in neonatal-perinatal medicine.

Dr. Nayak earned her medical degree at D.Y. Patil Medical College in Mumbai, India. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the State University of New York Buffalo School of Medicine Children’s Hospital and received advanced training in neonatal-perinatal medicine through a fellowship at Women & Infants Hospital and Brown University.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in neonatology and pediatrics, she joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015.

In addition to her clinical duties as a neonatologist at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, Dr. Nayak holds leadership roles on several committees, including as NICU lead for the Multidisciplinary Team for Intestinal Failure and Tracheoesophageal Fistula in Neonates, site lead for PROJECT HOME – Quality Improvement to Improve Breast Milk Utilization in Level IV Hospitals, and physician lead for Remote Patient Monitoring.

Dr. Nayak is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. She is a member of several focus groups within the Children’s Hospital Neonatal Consortium and serves as co-chair of the Intestinal Failure Focus Group.

Dr. Nayak’s main clinical interests are intestinal failure, nutrition, and causes of necrotizing enterocolitis. Her research interests include quality improvement. She has delivered numerous presentations and published several academic articles related to her areas of expertise.

In 2018, she received the Mentor Award from the Frisco Independent School District in Texas.

Personal Note

When she’s not at work, Dr. Nayak enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

Education & Training
  • Residency - University at Buffalo School of Medicine (2007-2010), Pediatrics
  • Medical School - Dr D.Y. Patil Medical College (1998-2004)
  • Fellowship - Brown University Woman & Infant Hospital (2010-2013), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Medical Association
  • Indian Academy of Pediatrics
Honors & Awards
  • Mentor Award 2018, Frisco Independent School District, Frisco, Texas
Books & Publications
  • Intestinal failure
  • Neonatal nutrition

Clinical Focus

  • Intestinal Failure in Neonates
  • Neonatal Nutrition
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis

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