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UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Nirupama Subramanian, M.B.B.S. View profile as PDF

Nirupama  Subramanian

Clinical Interests

Dr. Subramanian's primary clinical interests include the management of acute respiratory failure in neonates, the use of inhaled nitric oxide and other pulmonary vasodilators, and extracorporeal membrane oxygen in neonatal respiratory failure. In addition, she teaches medical students, interns, residents and fellows.


Health Science Clinical Professor of Pediatrics


Pediatric Neonatology





Center/Program Affiliation:


UC Davis Children's Hospital
2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95617
Driving Directions
Phone: 800-282-3284

Additional Phone:

Physician Referrals: 800-4-UCDAVIS (800-482-3284)

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M.B.B.S., Kilpauk Medical College, Madras, 1975
B.Sc., University of Bombay, Bombay, 1969


UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, 1980


Kaiser Foundation Hospitals , Oakland, California, 1982


Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, 1985

Board Certifications:

American Board of Pediatrics, 1985
American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2003

Professional Memberships:

American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) section on Perinatal Pediatrics
California Association of Neonatologists
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Select Honors and Awards:

Humanism award (Huntington Memorial Hospital), 1987

Ranked First, University of Bombay, in Zoology, 1968

Select Recent Publications:

Friedlich P, Subramanian N, Sebald M, Noori S, Seri I. Use of high-frequency jet ventilation in neonates with hypoxemia refractory to high-frequency oscillatory ventilation. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2003 Jun;13(6):398-402.

Brady T, Ramirez M, Kriscunas M, Subramanian N, Friedlich P. ECMO need may be predicted by six hours of inhaled nitric oxide therapy in neonates with congenital diaphragmatic hernia. J of Perinatology 2001: 21:482-509.

Friedlich P, Subramanian N, Garg M. Marked reduction in mean airway pressure and xygenation index using high frequency jet ventilation in neonates with refractory hypoxemic respiratory failure. Journal of Investigative Medicine, 2000.

Tantivit P, Subramanian N, Garg M, Ramanathan R, deLemos R. Low plasma Cortisol in term infants with refractory hypotension. J of Perinatology. Jul-Aug, 19(5):352-357.

Tantivit P, Subramanian N, Garg M, Ramanathan R, deLemos R. Low plasma Cortisol in term infants with refractory hypotension. J Investigative Medicine 45:166A.

Gleghorn EE, Merritt RJ, Subramanian N, Ramos A. Phenobarbital does not prevent total parenteral nutrition-associated cholestasis in noninfected neonates. J of Parenteral Enteral Nutrition May-Jun, 10(3):282-283.

To see if Nirupama Subramanian is accepting new patients, or for assistance finding a UC Davis doctor, please call 800-2-UCDAVIS (800-282-3284).