Aparna Patra, MD $$


Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Languages Spoken:


UT Southwestern Pediatric Group

Education and Training

Medical School
Nilratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital (2006)
Crozer-Chester Medical Center GME (2011), Pediatrics
Brown University Medical School - GME (2014), Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Neonatal-Perinatal

Departments and Programs

  • Research Interests

    • Micro-preemie treatment and care
    • Premature baby treatment and care
    • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
  • Publications

    • Neurological consequences of systemic inflammation in the premature neonate. Patra A, Huang H, Bauer JA, Giannone PJ, Neural regeneration research 2017 Jun 12 6 890-896
    • Ischemic-Reperfusion Injury Increases Matrix Metalloproteinases and Tissue Metalloproteinase Inhibitors in Fetal Sheep Brain. Chen X, Patra A, Sadowska GB, Stonestreet BS, Developmental neuroscience 2018 40 3 234-245
    • Objective Assessment of Physiologic Alterations Associated With Hemodynamically Significant Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Extremely Premature Neonates. Patra A, Thakkar PS, Makhoul M, Bada HS, Frontiers in pediatrics 2021 9 648584
    • The Golden Hour: Providing Very Premature Infants a Favorable Beginning. Patra A, Bhandary P, Giannone P J Pediatr Neonatal Care 2016 5 3
    • Neutralizing anti-interleukin-1ß antibodies reduce ischemia-related interleukin-1ß transport across the blood-brain barrier in fetal sheep. Patra A, Chen X, Sadowska GB, Zhang J, Lim YP, Padbury JF, Banks WA, Stonestreet BS, Neuroscience 2017 03 346 113-125
    • Ontogeny of inter-alpha inhibitor protein (IAIP) expression in human brain. Kim B, De La Monte S, Hovanesian V, Patra A, Chen X, Chen RH, Miller MC, Pinar MH, Lim YP, Stopa EG, Stonestreet BS, Journal of neuroscience research 2020 05 98 5 869-887
  • Professional Activities

    • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow
    • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine
    • American Academy of Pediatrics, Women in Neonatology
  • Awards and Honors

    • Dr. M. Douglas Cunningham Educational Award for Faculty Educator in Neonatology 2020, Physician Assistant Residency Program, University of Kentucky
    • First Prize for Fellow’s Research at Brain and Mind Day 2014, Brown University
    • Research Travel Award for Young Investigators 2014, Pediatric Academic Society
    • Fellow’s Basic Research Award 2014, Society of Pediatric Research (SPR)
    • Meritorious Research Poster Award 2014, Eastern Society of Pediatric Research
    • Research Travel Award 2014, Eastern Society of Pediatric Research
    • The David Baker MD Memorial Award 2010-2011, Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Temple University
    • Outstanding ‘Resident Teacher’ Award 2010-2011, Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Temple University
    • Annual Resident Research Award (Basic Science Category) 2010, Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Temple University
    • Gopal Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence in Pediatrics 2005, University of Calcutta, India
    • Dr. A K Nandi Memorial Medal and Award in Internal Medicine 2005, University of Calcutta, India
    • Dr. Biswanath Biswas Scholarship Award for Outstanding Academic Performance in Final Professional MBBS 2005, University of Calcutta, India

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