Nirmala S. Desai, MD

Practice areas

  • Neonatology

Practice areas

  • Neonatology

Clinical interests

  • Medical Bioethics
  • Neonatal Nutrition
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Neonatology

Nirmala S. Desai, MD


My name is Nirmala Desai; I received my medical degree from Maharaja Sayayirao University, Baroda, India. I then completed a pediatric residency at Boston Children's Hospital before completing a fellowship at Boston Hospital for Women. I am board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Faculty rank

Professor of Pediatrics


Maharaja Sayayirao University, Baroda, India

Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit
Boston Children's Hospital

Boston Hospital for Women

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 


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Recent Publications

(Five most recent publications from PubMed via an automated list based on the provider’s ID and the University of Kentucky.)
  1. Kiessling SG, Wadhwa N, Kriss VM, Iocono J, Desai NS.
    An unusual case of severe therapy-resistant hypertension in a newborn.
    Pediatrics. 2007 Jan;119(1):e301-4.
  2. Ballard HO, Shook LA, Desai NS, Anand KJ.
    Neonatal research and the validity of informed consent obtained in the perinatal period.
    J Perinatol. 2004 Jul;24(7):409-15.
  3. Rao R, Desai NS.
    OxyContin and neonatal abstinence syndrome.
    J Perinatol. 2002 Jun;22(4):324-5.
  4. Gerk PM, Kuhn RJ, Desai NS, McNamara PJ.
    Active transport of nitrofurantoin into human milk.
    Pharmacotherapy. 2001 Jun;21(6):669-75.
  5. Griffith CH, Wilson JF, Desai NS, Rich EC.
    Housestaff workload and procedure frequency in the neonatal intensive care unit.
    Crit Care Med. 1999 Apr;27(4):815-20.

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