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Section Leadership

Trent Tipple, MD

Trent E Tipple, MD

Professor and Section Chief, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Nutrition Physiology, Biochemistry& Molecular Biology
Children's Health Foundation Reba McEntire Endowed Chair in Neonatology

Medical and Operational Leadership

Kris Sekar, MD
Pediatrics

Kris Sekar, MD

Professor
Neonatologist


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

405-271-5215

Kris-Sekar@ouhsc.edu


MyNCBI Publicatons

Fun Fact: "In the last ten years I have made about thirty trips to China as invited professor (and all my slides have been translated to Mandarin)!"


Academic Section(s):

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Education:

Madras Medical College, University of Madras, Madras, India MD - 1974 
Pediatric Residency: Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg, PA - 1979 
Pediatric Residency, Chief Resident: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC - 1981 
Neonatology Fellowship: Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC - 1983 
Training in ECMO: Children's National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington DC
Lean Six-Sigma Green Belt: University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK


Board Certification(s):

American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics Sub-Specialty Boards
Neonatal Perinatal Medicine


Clinical/Research Interests:

Pulmonary Physiology
Non- invasive Ventilation
Surfactant therapy
Inhaled Nitric Oxide
Quality Improvement


Funding:

Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
Multicenter, Prospectively Defined Observational Registry with Retrospective Data Collection, Evaluating Premature and Term-Near-Term Neonates with Pulmonary Hypertension Receiving Inhaled Nitric Oxide via Invasive or Noninvasive Ventilator Support at US Centers
K C Sekar, Principle Investigator

Chiesi
A multicenter, double blind, randomized, single dose, active-controlled study to investigate the efficacy and safety of synthetic surfactant (chf 5633) in comparison to porcine surfactant (poractant alfa, curosurf®) in the treatment of preterm neonates with respiratory distress syndrome
K C Sekar, Principle Investigator

Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group 
Comparison of amikacin pharmacokinetics in neonates pre- and post-doing protocol change.
Primary investigator: Miller JL (PI)

Co-Investigators: Hughes KM, Anderson MP, Sekar KC, Johnson, PN

Ikaria
Potential use of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) as an adjunct to neonatal resuscitation protocol
KC Sekar, Principal investigator

Pfizer Paraxel
A multi-centre, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind, two-armed, parallel group study to evaluate efficacy and safety of iv sildenafil in the treatment of neonates with persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN) or hypoxic respiratory failure and at risk for PPHN
KC Sekar, Principal investigator

National Institute of Health, NHLBI
Grant #   5R01HL069991-02
“Prolonged Outcome after Nitric Oxide (PrONOx)
Multicenter trial (Derek Angus, PI, University of Pittsburgh)

KC Sekar, Principal Investigator, OUHSC

National Institute of Health - NHLBI
Grant # 1UO1HL64857-01A1 "Inhaled Nitric Oxide for the Prevention of Chronic Lung Disease" Multicenter Trial (Dr. John Kinsella, PI, University of Colorado)
KC Sekar, Principal Investigator, University of Oklahoma


Select Publications:

  • Sekar K, Szyld E, McCoy M, Wlodaver A, Dannaway D, Helmbrecht A, Riley J, Manfredo A, Anderson M, Lakshminrusimha S, Noori S. Inhaled nitric oxide as an adjunct to neonatal resuscitation in premature infants: a pilot, double blind, randomized controlled trial. Pediatr Res. 2020 Feb;87(3):523-528. doi: 10.1038/s41390-019-0643-x. Epub 2019 Oct 30. PMID: 31666688
  • Ganguly A, Makkar A, Sekar K. Volume Targeted Ventilation and High Frequency Ventilation as the Primary Modes of Respiratory Support for ELBW Babies: What Does the Evidence Say? Front Pediatr. 2020 Feb 7;8:27. doi: 10.3389/fped.2020.00027. eCollection 2020. PMID: 32117833
  • Ramanathan R, Biniwale M, Sekar K, Hanna N, Golombek S, Bhatia J, Naylor M, Fabbri L, Varoli G, Santoro D, Del Buono D, Piccinno A, Dammann CE. Synthetic Surfactant CHF5633 Compared with Poractant Alfa in the Treatment of Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome: A Multicenter, Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial.J Pediatr. 2020 Jun 14:S0022-3476(20)30725-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2020.06.024. Online ahead of print. PMID: 3255386
  • Makkar A, Siatkowski RM, Szyld E, Ganguly A, Sekar K.C Scope of telemedicine in neonatology. hongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2020 May;22(5):396-408. doi: 10.7499/j.issn.1008-8830.2001135. PMID: 32434631
  • Sekar K, Fuentes D, Krukas-Hampel MR, Ernst FR. Health Economics and Outcomes of Surfactant Treatments for Respiratory Distress Syndrome Among Preterm Infants in US Level III/IV Neonatal Intensive Care Units. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther. 2019 Mar-Apr;24(2):117-127. doi: 10.5863/1551-6776-24.2.117.
    PMID: 31019404

 



Educational Leadership

Erynn Bergner, MD

Erynn Bergner, MD

Assistant Professor
Associate Fellowship Program Director, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Douglas Dannaway, MD

Doug Dannaway, MD

Director of Fellowship
Associate Professor, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Netsanet Kassa, MD

Netsanet Kassa, MD

Assistant Professor
Director of Resident Education, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Research Leadership

Hala Chaaban, MD

​Hala Chaaban, MD

Associate Professor
Adjunct Professor of Nutrition
Associate Director of Translational Research, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Edgardo Szyld, MD, MSc

Edgardo Szyld, MD, MSc

Professor of Research
Director of Clinical and Translational Research Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Associate Vice-Chair of Education, Department of Pediatrics

Peter Vitiello, PhD

Peter Vitiello, PhD

Associate Professor
Adjunct Professor of Physiology, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Director of Laboratory Research, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Faculty

Lora Bailey-Downs, PhD

Lora Bailey-Downs, PhD

Assistant Professor

Faizah Bhatti, MD

Faizah Bhatti, MD

Associate Professor
Adjunct Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
Member, Oklahoma Center for Neurosciences

Sara Brewer, DO

Sara Brewer, DO

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Kathryn Burge, PhD

Kathryn Burge, PhD

Assistant Professor of Research

Jeffrey Eckert, PhD

Jeffrey Eckert, PhD

Director of Lab Research
Assistant Professor of Research

Jolyn Fernandes, PhD

Jolyn Fernandes, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director of Metabolomics, Laboratory for Molecular Biology and Cytometry Research
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Member, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center

Arlen Foulks, DO

Arlen Foulks, DO

Assistant Professor
Medical Director of NeoFlight Neonatal Transport Service
Assistant Medical Director, Level 2 NICU at St. Anthony Hospital
Chair of American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics (AOBP)
Chair of the Neonatal Exam Committee on the AOBP
Adjunct Clinical Assistance Professor in Pediatrics at OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and Center of Health Sciences

Abhrajit Ganguly, MD

Abhrajit Ganguly, MD

Assistant Professor

Vadim Ivanov, MD

Vadim Ivanov, MD

Assistant Professor
Assistant Medical Director of CCMH NICU
Neonatologist

Erin Jain, MD

Erin Jain, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Pediatrician

Barbara Johnson, MD

Barbara Johnson, MD

Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of NICU Resident Education

Samuel Levin, MD

Samuel Levin, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor
 

Marjorie Makoni, MD

Marjorie Makoni, MD

Assistant Professor
Neonatologist

Maxwell Mathias, MD

Maxwell Mathias, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

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)

Gaston Ofman, MD

Gaston Ofman, MD

Assistant Professor

Rita Raman, MD, MS, CNS, JD, MACN, FCLM

Rita Raman, MD, MS, CNS, JD, MACN, FCLM

Professor
Neonatologist

Tavleen Sandhu, MD

Tavleen Sandhu, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Associate Director of NeoFlight Neonatal Transport Service

Kris Sekar, MD

Kris Sekar, MD

Professor
Neonatologist

Birju Shah, MD, MPH, MBA

Birju Shah, MD, MPH, MBA

Associate Professor
Neonatologist

Frederico Vieira, MD

Frederico Vieira, MD

Assistant Professor

Lauren White, DO

Lauren White, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor
Medical Director of Transition and Labor Consults
Neonatologist

Anne Wlodaver, MD

Anne Wlodaver, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director of SAH Level II NICU