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Deepika Sankaran, MD, FAAP

Deepika Sankaran, MD, FAAP

 

Dr. Sankaran is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, and the NICU Medical Director at Adventist Health and Rideout Hospital. She is currently the northeast representative in the CAN Board. Her laboratory research focuses on neonatal resuscitation including chest compressions, epinephrine, and use of oxygen during and after resuscitation in an ovine model. Her research on flush volume following umbilical venous epinephrine dose influenced the change in national neonatal resuscitation guidelines in 2021. Her goal is to improve outcomes in all newborn infants, and especially preterm and term infants who require resuscitation at birth. She is currently evaluating the role of early rapid volume resuscitation in neonatal hypovolemic cardiac arrest. Her clinical research interests include cardiovascular effects of prenatal methamphetamine exposure in newborns, short-term neonatal outcomes after perinatal syphilis infection and prevention of congenital syphilis, and neonatal non-invasive carbon dioxide monitoring.