Namasivayam Ambalavanan, MD
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Dr. Ambalavanan is a tenured Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After completion of medical school and pediatric residency in India, he arrived at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for his pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship. He has been on faculty at UAB since 2000, and now holds the Virginia Walker Jones Chair in Neonatology. He is the Director of the Division of Neonatal Research and the Translational Research in Normal and Disordered Development (TReNDD) Program, and Co-Director of the Division of Neonatology. He leads a basic science laboratory focused on lung development and BPD, and also manages single center and multicenter observational and interventional clinical studies in critically ill infants. He has more than 250 publications, and is Principal Investigator on a major multicenter NHLBI U01 grants –the PreVENT project, and is co-investigator on several other projects and helps mentor many fellows and junior faculty. One of his research interests is determination of prognosis in critically ill infants.