Kikelomo Lateefat Babata, MD $$


Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center

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UT Southwestern Pediatric Group


Kikelomo Babata, M.D. is a neonatalogist at Children's Health℠ and an Assistant Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

Dr. Babata earned her medical degree at the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. She completed her residence at Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center followed by completing her fellowship at Tufts Medical Center/Floating Hospital for Children.

Dr. Babata has earned many awards including Best Medical Student Teacher award.

Dr. Babata is a member of the American Board of Pediatrics section of Neonatal Perinatal Medicine.

Education and Training

Medical School
University of Ilorin (2004)
University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (2005), Pediatrics
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center (2011), Pediatrics
Tufts Medical Center (2018), Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Board Certification
American Board of Pediatrics/Neonatal-Perinatal


  • Research Interests

    • Long term outcomes of extremely preterm infants
    • Perception of outcomes at the border of viability
  • Publications

    • Are we ready to modify our definition of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) to improve prognostication? Babata K, McGuirl J Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association 2018 Mar 38 3 203-205
    • Case 3: A Term Newborn with Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Severe Fetal Brain Anomalies Biobaku F, Babata K, Friedman H, Goddard A, Yen E NeoReviews 2018 19 10 e616-e619
    • Socioemotional dysfunctions at age 10?years in extremely preterm newborns with late-onset bacteremia. Babata K, Bright HR, Allred EN, Erdei C, Kuban KCK, Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Dammann O, Leviton A Early human development 2018 06 121 1-7
    • Neurocognitive Outcomes at 10 Years of Age in Extremely Preterm Newborns with Late-Onset Bacteremia. Bright HR, Babata K, Allred EN, Erdei C, Kuban KCK, Joseph RM, O'Shea TM, Leviton A, Dammann O The Journal of pediatrics 2017 Aug 187 43-49.e1
  • Professional Activities

    • Member, AAP Section on International Child Health
    • Member, Massachusetts Medical Society
    • Member, AAP Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN)
    • Member, AAP Section on International Medical Graduates
    • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Neonatal Perinatal Medicine
    • American Board of Pediatrics (2011)
  • Awards and Honors

    • Travel Award, Hot Topics in Neonatology (2017)
    • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research (ESPR) Trainee Travel Award (2016)
    • Tufts Susan Salonstall Foundation Research Travel Award (2016)
    • Appreciation for Commitment to Teaching Physician Assistant Students (2014), Mayo School of Health Sciences
    • Best Medical Student Teacher Award (2011), Department of Pediatrics Bronx Lebanon Hospital



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