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Raja Nandyal, MD

Raja Nandyal, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director Oklahoma Infant Transition Program (OITP)
Medical Director of Oklahoma Transition Clinic (OTC)
Chairman of OUHSC Neonatal Mortality Committee (NMC)

1200 North Everett Drive; ETNP 7504
Oklahoma City, OK 73104


Caregiving burden, Child Maltreatment, Medical Home for Neonate, Neonatology Follow-up, Neonatal Sepsis, Congenital Alveolar Dysplasia, Late Preterm Infants, Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy, Neonatal Radiology, Patient Communication, Continuing Medical Education, Blood Transfusion, Exchange Transfusion, Transfusion Related Acute Gut Injury (TRAGI or TANEC), Global Health (Neonatal Resuscitation) etc.

Languages Spoken: English, Telugu

Fun Fact: "2019 I was in the Top 10 of Oklahoma Desi (Indian) Karaoke Competition & in 2022 I won the Appreciation and Recognition Award and was one of the on-site judges for the International Desi (Indian) Karaoke Competition."

Academic Section(s):

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Andhra Medical College, India MB, BS - 1970 
Internship: Flexible/Rotating at King George Hospital, India - 1971 
Dissertation in Internal Medicine Residency: Govt. General Hospital, Cardioversion and Management of Tachyarrythmias - 1975 
Pediatric Residency: Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, University of Illinois Hospital, Chicago, IL - 1981 
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship: Children's Hospital of Michigan and Hutzel Hospital, Wayne State University - 1986 


Board Certification(s):

Board Certified in Pediatrics
Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Clinical/Research Interests:

Currently- Completed a study of Heavy Metal and Nicotine metabolites (Cotinine) levels in donor blood

Caregiving Burden and Child Maltreatment

Effect of Maternal smoking on Placental membranes

Medical Home for Neonates

Hypoxic Encephalopathy

Neonatal Resuscitation workshops as per the request and sponsorship of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, India

Multiple Case reports

Multiple Academic Peer Review Journal manuscript Reviewer

Select Honors & Accomplishments:

2018, 2022 - Appreciation and Recognition Awards, Andhra Medical College Alumni of North America (AMCANA) Course Director of CME
2018 - Appreciation and Award- Service to AMC and AMC CAB project
2017 - Faculty of the Month, Block 6, 2016- 2017, OU Pediatric Residents
2016 - Certificate of Appreciation, 14th Annual AMA Research Symposium, American Medical Association (AMA).
2014, 2015 - Honor and Recognition, Central Oklahoma Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Committee
2014 - CATCH Planning Grant Completion, American Academy of Pediatrics
2014 - Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation Champion Award, OU Medical Center and Children’s Hospital
2014 - Award of Excellence- Best Poster (mentor), University of Oklahoma College of Nursing (Received)

Select Publications:

  • Nandyal, R. R. (2022). Congenital Pulmonary Lymphangiectasia impersonating pulmonary interstitial emphysema. International Journal of Case Reports, 6(IJCR (2022) 6:273), 7.
  • ​Nandyal, R. R. (2022). Transit Sound Levels from the Delivery Room to the Neonatal Unit. Lupine Publishers- Research and Reviews on Healthcare, 7(4), 3. DOI: 10.32474/RRHOAJ.2022.07.000267
  • Nandyal, R. R. (2020). Neonatal Organ and Tissue Donation for Research: Options Following Death by Natural Causes. Cell Tissue Bank. DOI:
  • Nandyal, R. R. (2019). Neonate with 10q Interstitial Deletion within the Long Arm of Chromosome 10- A Case Report and Literature Review. International Journal of Case Reports, 4:106(1), 1- 10.
  • Nandyal, R. R. (2018). Neonatal exchange transfusion (NET) – what is its current net value? Journal of Blood Disorders and Treatment, 1(1), 9-13.