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|Kousiki Patra, MD|| |
Kousiki Patra, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics and director of the Neonatal High-Risk Follow-Up Clinic at Rush University Medical Center. Patra received her undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1994 and earned her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1998. She went on to complete her pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Case School of Medicine in Cleveland. She stayed on there as an assistant professor of pediatrics, neonatology attending and director of neonatal transport from 2004 to 2006. She joined Rush in 2006. She is board-certified in both pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine.
During her time in Cleveland she became involved in the NICU Follow-Up Clinic, which monitored neurodevelopmental outcomes in very-low-birth-weight infants as well as full-term infants with brain injury. Patra has published articles and spoken at national meetings on the neurodevelopmental outcomes of intraventricular hemorrhage. She also has lectured on the follow-up care of the NICU graduate. Her interests include neurodevelopmental outcomes of extremely premature infants and full term infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. She also has interests in congenital heart disease and surgical malformations of the chest and gastrointestinal tract.
Her approach to patient care involves the care of the family. She believes that education of family members, pediatricians and the community on a variety of neonatal problems will empower them and allow them to provide the best possible care for these children.