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Sripriya  Sundararajan

Sripriya Sundararajan M.B.B.S., M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Pediatrics
Location: Paca-Pratt, 8-S-164
Phone: 410-328-6003
Fax: 410-328-1076
Cell: 410-932-2468 (pager)

Personal History:

Dr. Sundararajan, originally a pediatrician from India is American board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. She initially received her MD in pediatrics from Chennai Medical College, India after completing medical school from Stanley Medical College, India. She recertified in pediatrics and completed her fellowship training in neonatal-perinatal medicine from University of Virginia. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics.

Research Interests:

Dr. Sundararajan's major research interests include:

  1. monitoring evidence based transfusion practices in the NICU and is currently involved in establishing RBC transfusion guidelines for extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants in the NICU at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
  2. Delayed Cord Clamping in preterm neonates not requiring immediate resuscitation and phlebotomy blood draw from umbilical cord to reduce RBC transfusion in VLBW infants.
  3. RBC transfusion and clinical outcomes (including ROP and heavy metal exposure) in ELBW infants.

Clinical Specialty:

Dr. Sundararajan specializes in Neonatal-Perinatal medicine.


  1. *Sripriya Sundararajan, Allison M. Blatz, Dorr G. Dearborn, Arthur W. Varnes, Cynthia F. Bearer, and Dina El Metwally: Toxic metal contamination of banked blood designated for neonatal transfusion. Journal of Clinical Toxicology, Sept 2015. J Clin Toxicol 5:267. doi:10.4172/2161-0495.1000267
  2. Luzina IG, Todd NW, Sundararajan S, Atamas SP.The cytokines of pulmonary fibrosis: Much learned, much more to learn.Cytokine. 2015 Jul;74(1):88-100.doi: 10.1016/j.cyto.2014.11.008. Epub 2014 Dec 24. Review. PubMed [citation] PMID: 25543535
  3. *Sundararajan S, Dodhy SC, Pittman RN, Lewis SJ. Effects of non-leukocyte-reduced and leukocyte-reduced packed red blood cell transfusions on oxygenation of rat spinotrapezius muscle. Microvasc Res. 2014 Jan;91:30-6. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2013.10.005. Epub 2013 Nov 2. PubMed [citation] PMID: 24189119, PMCID: PMC4386583 Case reports and short communications:
  4. Carrasco M, Rao SC, Bearer CF, *Sundararajan S. Neonatal Gabapentin Withdrawal Syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Nov;53(5):445-7.doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2015.06.023. Epub 2015 Jul 8. PubMed [citation] PMID: 26278632
  5. *Sundararajan S, Gaston B. Sickle cell disease does not decrease pulmonary nitric oxide. J Pediatr. 2012 Jan;160(1):6-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2011.08.024. Epub 2011 Sep 14. PubMed [citation] PMID: 21924434 Chapters, books and non-peer reviewed material:
  6. *Sundararajan, Sripriya, Bearer,Cynthia,F. Epigenetics, the Environment, and Children's Health across Lifespans 1 ed. Hollar D, editor. Springer International Publishing Switzerland: Springer International Publishing; 2016. Chapter 5, Role of environmental epigenetics in perinatal and neonatal development; p.pp 117-134. XXI, 386p.
  7. Newborn Intensive Care Unit Manual 2012, Division of neonatology, University of Virginia Health System: Sripriya Sundararajan co-authored chapter on Neonatal Hematology and contributed sections on Anemia and Platelet transfusion in the NICU manual 2012