Lakshmi Srinivasan, MD, FAAP

Lakshmi Srinivasan, MD, FAAP

Lakshmi Srinivasan, MD, FAAP, is an Attending Neonatologist with the Division of Neonatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Biomarkers in neonatal inflammation, Neonatal sepsis, Novel diagnostic tools in neonatal infection
Locations: Main Campus; CHOP Newborn Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Lakshmi Srinivasan, MBBS, FAAP, is an attending physician in the Division of Neonatology and Newborn Service at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

In addition to her training in Pediatrics and Neonatology, Dr. Srinivasan has received additional training in epidemiology, biostatistics and patient-oriented research through the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics (ITMAT) at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Srinivasan is pursuing research on neonatal sepsis and meningitis. She is especially interested in the development of novel tools to improve diagnosis and prediction of severity of illness. She is also interested in understanding the impact of the gut microbiome on neonatal health. She has received grants towards her research from the Junior Investigator Pilot Grant Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Foerderer Award at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is also the recipient of the Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics Fellowship.

Education and Training

Medical School

MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai, India

Internship

Rotating Internship - Government General Hospital, Chennai, India
Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI

Residency

Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI

Fellowship

Neonatology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Additional Training

Clinical Research Certificate, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania
Patient Oriented Research Training Program, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania

Board Certification

Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neonatologist

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2017

Srinivasan L, Page G, Kirpalani H, Murray JC, Das A, Higgins RD, Carlo WA, Bell EF, Goldberg RN, Schibler K, Sood BG, Stevenson DK, Stoll BJ, Van Meurs KP, Johnson KJ, Levy J, McDonald SA, Zaterka-Baxter KM, Kennedy KA, Sánchez PJ, Duara S, Walsh MC, Shankaran S, Wynn JL, Cotten CM; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Genome-wide association study of sepsis in extremely premature infants. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2017 Mar 10. pii: fetalneonatal-2016-311545. [Epub ahead of print]

2016

Srinivasan L, Kilpatrick L, Shah SS, Abbasi S, Harris MC. Cerebrospinal fluid cytokines in the diagnosis of bacterial meningitis in infants. Pediatr Res. 2016 Oct;80(4):566-72. doi: 10.1038/pr.2016.117. Epub 2016 May 26.

2014

Padula, MA; Dewan, ML; Shah, SS; Padula, AM; Srinivasan, L; McGowan, KL; Mahoney, KR; Harris, MC. Risk Factors Associated with Laboratory-confirmed Bloodstream Infections in a Tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2014 Oct. 33 (10):1027-1032. Read the abstract.

2013

Sen P, Yang Y, Navarro C, Silva I, Szafranski P, Kolodziejska KE, Dharmadhikari AV, et a. Novel FOXF1 Mutations in Sporadic and Familial Cases of Alveolar Capillary Dysplasia with Misaligned Pulmonary Veins Imply a Role for its DNA Binding Domain. Hum Mutat. 2013 Jun;34(6)801-11. Read the abstract

Srinivasan L, Shah SS, Abbasi S, Padula MA, Harris MC. Traumatic Lumbar Punctures in Infants Hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Apr 25. Read the abstract

Srinivasan L, Harris MC, Shah SS. Lumbar puncture in the neonate: challenges in decision-making and interpretation. Semin Perinatol. 2012 Dec;36(6):445-53. Read the abstract