Philadelphia, PA, April 05, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children is pleased to welcome Vineet Bhandari, MBBS, MD, DM, FAAP, to its team. Dr. Bhandari joins St. Christopher’s as Chief of Neonatology.
As Chief of Neonatology, Dr. Bhandari will be supervising an outstanding group of neonatologists in providing excellent quality care to the neonates in the various NICUs and community hospitals affiliated with St. Christopher’s. He will be actively interacting with the hospital and departmental leadership to develop care standards and assist hospital leadership in programmatic development. He will be actively involved in fostering an academic environment and enhancing research opportunities for the trainees and faculty in neonatology.
In addition to this role, Dr. Bhandari will provide clinical services and be involved in teaching as an attending neonatologist at St. Christopher’s and Hahnemann University Hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). He will also be establishing his pulmonary developmental biology and neonatal sepsis bench research at the Neonatal Research Laboratory at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Sub-board-certified in neonatal/perinatal medicine, Dr. Bhandari received his medical degree from Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India. He completed his residency and a neonatal fellowship at P.G.I.M.E.R. in Chandigarh, India, followed by a neonatal fellowship at UCONN School of Medicine in Farmington, CT.
Prior to joining St. Christopher’s, Dr. Bhandari held several other positions with regional institutions as an attending pediatrician or neonatologist, including at St. Luke’s Hospital in Newburgh, NY, at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, and at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital in New Haven, CT.
For more than 22 years, Dr. Bhandari has been practicing neonatology in multiple Level III academic NICUs and has experience in basic/translational/clinical research. He has numerous original research publications, and has presented his work at multiple international conferences. Dr. Bhandari’s clinical research interests include bronchopulmonary dysplasia, noninvasive ventilation and sepsis in neonates.
“St. Christopher’s is fortunate to have Dr. Bhandari join as Chief of Neonatology,” says Gabriel Hauser, MD, MBA, FCCM, FAAP, Chief Medical Officer at St. Christopher’s. “Dr. Bhandari has the experience and the background that enables him to advance his vision of building a neonatal program that provides top notch clinical care to our most vulnerable patients while maintaining its strong position as a leader in research and scholarship in that discipline.”