Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Jagjit S Teji, MD

Jagjit S Teji, MD

Health System Clinician of Pediatrics (Hospital-Based Medicine)

Focus of Work


Primary research and clinical interest in improving the outcome of the preterm babies by instituting non-invasive methods of monitoring and by instituting improvements in NICU environment for optimal growth and development. Additional reduce the exposure that impede the growth and development. Have analyzed perinatal files on impact of temperature on pregnancy outcomes.

Academic Focus

1. Provisional Patent for Audio monitoring of the heart and lung sounds in a newborn. 2. Developed a oxygen delivery nasal cannula for a spontaneously breathing neonate in respiratory reducing the work of breathing.

Clinical Focus

Improve the Quality Improvement of care of the NICU babies. Manage babies with resp distress with invasive and non-invasive ventilation. Involved in sepsis management in newborn babies by reducing the antibiotic exposure. Also reduce the time time to administration of the antibiotics after the order is written. Improve the breast milk feeding rates in the NICU and general care nursery.


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Education and Certification

  • MD: Government Medical College, India (1982)
  • Residency: Michael Reese Medical Center, Chief Medical Resident (1987)
  • Fellowship: Michael Reese Medical Center, Pediatrics Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (1988)
  • Fellowship: Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine (1992)



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