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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

Raja Nandyal, MD
Pediatrics

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

405-271-5215

Raja-Nandyal@ouhsc.edu


Dr. Nandyal authored and co-authored a variety of topics including Neuro-developmental outcome of infants with Asphyxia- Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE- multiple articles), Hyperbilirubinemia, Perinatal HIV- WI State guidelines (WAPC- Wisconsin Association for Perinatal Care- 1995, 2002), GBS Update, Late Preterm Infants (LPI- review article), Oklahoma Infant Alliance LPI guidelines, and National Perinatal Association LPI guidelines, Child maltreatment among Neonatal ICU graduates using OK Ca BI (multiple articles), Caffeine therapy and alkaline phosphatase levels, Transfusion associated NEC (TANEC), Commentary on Community violence and pregnancy outcomes, review articles on Hemolytic disease of Newborn, Blood transfusions, and Exchange transfusions, and case reports.
Dr. Nandyal also participated in prospective randomized control studies including Nasal Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV), and bench research- Bilirubin displacement of Bumetanide (Bilirubin binding tests- Saturation indices, Horse Radish Peroxidase assay and HABA).
CATCH Grant Project "Medical Home for Neonates”
Co-Investigator/mentor for a study on "Expanding the Pathophysiologic Relationship of Maternal Tobacco Exposure and Premature Rupture of Membranes” (2016- 2018).


Fun Fact: "I can sing in eight different languages."


Academic Section(s):

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine


Education:

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):

Pediatrics- American Board of Pediatrics (Permanent)
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine- Sub- Board of Neonatal- Perinatal Medicine American Board Of Pediatrics (Recertified and up-to-date until 2027)
Senior Disability Analyst and Diplomate- American Board of Disability Analysts (No. 7169; 2005- Permanent)


Clinical/Research Interests:

During their complicated and prolonged neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) stay, NICU babies receive multiple transfusions of various blood products. There are National guidelines for screening for infections, and blood group incompatibility. But, there are no such recommendations for routine screening of the donated blood and blood products for heavy metals, organophosphates, and nicotine products. Obviously there is a perceived widely spread critical knowledge gap, as they may have a contributing role in our patients’ morbidity and mortality.
For our study, We hypothesize that the levels of the tested heavy metals (aluminum, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, manganese, mercury, nickel, and lead) and nicotine metabolite (cotinine) in the donated blood, will exceed the reported safety levels.
Specific Aim 1. To assess for the presence of 8 common heavy metals (aluminum, arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, manganese, mercury, nickel, and lead) and nicotine bi-products (Qualitative) in our donors’ blood, that is assigned to our level 4 NICU babies.
Specific Aim 2: To measure each of the tested metals and nicotine bi-products (quantitative), and compare (variance) with US EPA approved levels.


Select Honors & Accomplishments:

December 27, 2008, July 28, 2018 - Contribution to CME and Service Excellence Awards- Andhra Medical College Alumni of North America (AMCANA)
January 2017 - Faculty of the Month, Block 6, 2016- 2017, Pediatric Residents
2015 - Honor and Recognition Awards, Central Oklahoma FIMR Committee, 2009
2014 - CATCH Planning Grant, American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014
2014 - Organ, Eye, and Tissue Donation Champion Award, OUMC and Children’s Hospital
2014 - Award of Excellence- Best Poster (mentor), University of Oklahoma College of Nursing
2013 - Best Poster (mentor) Award- Research Day, Pediatrics Residency Program, Department of Pediatrics
2006 - 2007 - Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center


Select Publications:

  • Nandyal, R. R. (2020). Co-authored- Neonatal Organ and Tissue Donation for Research: Options Following Death by Natural Causes. Cell Tissue Bank. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10561-020-09822-7
  • 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.
  • Co-authored a chapter in a book- The Experience of Preterm Birth: Helping Families survive and thrive. Family Resilience and Chronic Illness: Interdisciplinary and Translational Perspectives (2017)



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