Haresh Kirpalani, BM, MRCP, FRCP, MSc

Haresh Kirpalani, BM, MRCP, FRCP, MSc, is the program director of the Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program and an attending neonatologist with the Division of Neonatology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, Neonatal lung injury, Newborn medicine, Parent counseling, Randomized trials in neonatal medicine
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Haresh Kirpalani, BM, MRCP, FRCP, MSc, is an an attending neonatologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a professor of pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

    Dr. Kirpalani was born in India and educated in the United Kingdom. He trained as a pediatrician in the UK, and worked in Portsmouth, Southampton. After this, he completed his pediatric training in Newcastle-U-Tyne and was a senior fellow in neonatology at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario. He also completed an MSc in clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at McMasterUniversity in Canada, defending the thesis: “Hope and Biology — Can Quality of Life Be Predicted in Spina Bifida?”        

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    BM - South Hampton University, UK


    Portsmouth and South Hampton, UK


    Pediatrics - Newcastle-U-Tyne University Hospitals, UK


    Neonatology - Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

    Additional Training

    MSc in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics - McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

    Undergraduate Degree

    Newcastle-U-Tyne University Hospital, UK

    Graduate Degree

    Portsmouth and South Hampton, UK

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Neonatologist

    Program Director, Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program

    Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests
  • Publications



    Bamat N, Ghavam S, Liu Y, DeMauro SB, Jensen EA, Roberts R, Yoder BA, Kirpalani H. Reliability of a Non-Invasive Measure of Ventilation/Perfusion Mismatch for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2015 Feb 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25714998.


    Posencheg M, Kirpalani H. Placental Transfusion at Birth: Do We Have All of the Answers?. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Nov 3. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2014.2347. [Epub ahead of print]

    Lemyre B, Davis PG, De Paoli AG, Kirpalani H. Nasal intermittent positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) versus nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) for preterm neonates after extubation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2014 Sep 4;9:CD003212. [Epub ahead of print]

    DeMauro SB, Cairnie J, D’Ilario J, Kirpalani H, Schmidt B. Honesty, Trust, and Respect During Consent Discussions in Neonatal Clinical Trials. Pediatrics. 2014 Jul;134(1):e1-3. Epub 2014 Jun 9.

    Jensen EA, Kirpalani H. Inhaled Nitric Oxide to Prevent Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia in Preterm Infants-Less than a Silver Bullet. J Pediatr. 2014 Sep 27. pii: S0022-3476(14)00787-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.08.040. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.

    DeMauro S, D’Agostino J, Bann C, Bernbaum J, Gerdes M, Bell E, Carlo W, D’Angio C, Das A, Higgins R, Hintz S, Laptook A, Natarajan G, Nelin L, Poindexter B, Sanchez P, Shankaran S, Stoll B, Truog W, Van Meurs K, Vohr B, Walsh M, Kirpalani H. Developmental outcomes of very preterm infants with tracheostomies. J Pediatr. 2014. [Epub ahead of print]

    Ghavam S, Batra D, Mercer J, Kugelman A, Hosono S, Oh W, Rabe H, Kirpalani H. Effects of placental transfusion in extremely low birthweight infants: meta-analysis of long- and short-term outcome. Transfusion. 2014 Apr;54(4):1192-8.

    Jensen EA, Munson DA, Zhang H, Blinman TA, Kirpalani H. Anti-gastroesophageal reflux surgery in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2014 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print]

    Foglia EE, Kirpalani H, DeMauro SB. Long-Term Respiratory Morbidity in Preterm Infants: Is Noninvasive Support in the Delivery Room the Solution? J Pediatr. 2014 May 16. pii: S0022-3476(14)00347-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.04.018. [Epub ahead of print]


    H. Kirpalani, D. Millar. B. Lemyre, BA. Yoder, A. Chiu. RS. Roberts. A trial to compare non-invasive ventilation strategies in preterm infants. N Eng J Med 2013 Aug 15;369(7):611-20

    B. Lemyre, PG Davis, H. Kirpalani, AG DePaoli. NIPPV vs NCPAP for apnea of prematurity. In Press: Updated Cochrane review, Cochrane Library 2013

    Sarvin Ghavam; Dushyant Batra; Judith Mercer; Amir Kugelman; Shigeharu Hosono; William Oh, Heike Rabe, Haresh Kirpalani Effects of Placental Transfusion in Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants: Meta-analysis of Long and Short term outcomes. In Press Transfusion 2013.


    Economic evaluation alongside the premature infants in need of transfusion (PINT) randomized controlled trial. Karen I. Kamholz, Dmitry Dukhovny, Haresh Kirpalani, Robin K. Whyte, Robin S. Roberts, Na Wang, WenYang Mao, John AF Zupancic and the Premature Infants in Need of Transfusion Study Group.
    Archives Disease Childhood 2012;97(2):F93-8

    Ursula Guillen, Sara DeMauro, Li Ma, John Zupancic, Robin Roberts, Barbara Schmidt, Haresh Kirpalani Relationship between attrition and neurodevelopmental impairment rates in extremely preterm infants at 18-24 months: A systematic review; Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2012 Feb;166(2):178-84

    Guillen U, Suh S, Munson D, Posencheg M, Truitt E, Zupancic J, Gafni A, Kirpalani H. The development and pre-testing of a decision-aid to use when counseling parents facing imminent extreme premature delivery. J Pediatr. 2012; 160(3):382-7

    Nicolas Bamat, David Millar, Sanghee Suh, Haresh Kirpalani: Positive End-Expiratory Pressure for Preterm Infants Requiring CMV for RDS or BPD: A Systematic Review. In Press: The Cochrane Neonatal Data Base of Systematic Reviews. 2012 18;1:CD004500

    Haresh Kirpalani and John A. F. Zupancic. Do transfusions cause Necrotizing Enterocolitis The complementary role of randomized trials and observational studies. Semin Perinatol. 2012 Aug;36(4):269-76.

    Ursula Guillen, James J. Cummings, Edward F. Bell, Shigerharu Hosono, Axel R. Frantz, Rolf F. Maier, Robin K Whyte, Elaine Boyle, Max Vento, John A. Widness, Haresh Kirpalani; International Survey of Transfusion Practices for Extremely Premature Infants; Semin Perinatol. 2012 Aug;36(4):244-7. PMID: 22818544