Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Shivani J Desai, MD

Shivani J Desai, MD

Health System Clinician of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Focus of Work


My primary research interest lies in clinical neuroscience in neonatology. I have spent time looking at physiologic stability in preterm infants relating to cerebral oxygen levels. I have also correlated cerebral oxygenation with short term neuromotor outcomes. Most recently, I have looked at trends in medication use for seizure treatment in neonates.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Illinois - Chicago (2004)
  • Residency: Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children, Pediatrics (2007)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center, Neonatology (2010)



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 152
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611