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Sruthi R. Polavarapu

Sruthi R. Polavarapu, MD

Assistant Professor


Department: Pediatrics

Specialties: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Education

  • BS in Biology - Indiana University
  • MD - Medical University of the Americas

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Eastern Society of Pediatrics Research
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Sruthi R. Polavarapu, MD, FAAP, is an attending neonatologist and perinatologist at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. She is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. Dr. Polavarapu specializes in the care of extremely premature infants, infants with complex congenital malformations, infants with congenital heart disease, perioperative surgical patients and infants with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Her clinical responsibilities include neonatal resuscitation and antenatal counseling for high-risk pregnancies.

Clinical Services

Neonatal-perinatal medicine, Neonatal resuscitation, Antenatal counseling for high-risk pregnancies, Ventilator management, Management of extremely premature infants , Infants with complex congenital malformations, Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy

Affiliated Hospitals

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children

Fellowships

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - University of Maryland

Residencies

  • Pediatrics - Marshfield Clinic

Internships

  • Pediatrics - Marshfield Clinic

Sruthi R. Polavarapu MD, FAAP, is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at Drexel University College of Medicine. She is responsible for the education of medical students, pediatric residents and neonatology fellows.

Publications

"Utility of Prenatal Doppler Ultrasound to Predict Neonatal Impaired Cerebral Autoregulation"
Polavarapu SR, Fitzgerald GD, Contag S, Hoffman SB
Journal of Perinatology; doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0050-x, 2018

"Extensive Plexiform Neurofibroma in a Premature Neonate"
Joshi A, Lancelot M, Bhattacharjee NR, Polavarapu S, Beltaos E, Sobowale B
Clinical Medicine & Research; 13(1):36-40, 2015

"Correlation of Abdominal rSO2 With Superior Mesenteric Artery Velocities in Preterm Infants"
Gillam-Krakauer M, Cochran CM, Slaughter JC, Polavarapu S, McElroy SJ, Hernanz-Schulman M, and Engelhardt B
Journal of Perinatology; 33(8):609-612, 2013

Presentations

“Neonatal Methemoglobinemia, Diagnostic Dilemmas, and Treatment Modalities”
Poster presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2019

"Effect of Tocolysis with Magnesium Sulfate on Fetoplacental Circulation and Cerebral Autoregulation in Preterm Neonates"
Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies, San Francisco, California, May 2017
Platform presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2017

"Prenatal Doppler Ultrasound Predicts Impaired Cerebral Autoregulation in Preterm Neonates"
Platform presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2017

"Does Confidence Equal Competence? Evaluation of Neonatal Resuscitation Simulation During Residency Training"
Platform presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2017
Poster presentation, Levine Children's Hospital Quality Improvement Coaching Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, September 2016

"Abnormal Cerebroplacental Ratio Predicts Impaired Cerebral Autoregulation in Preterm Neonates"
Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2016
Poster presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 2016
Platform presentation, Baltimore Washington Virginia Perinatal Conference, Warrenton, Virginia, February 2016
Platform presentation, Southeastern Conference on Perinatal Research, Key Largo, Florida, February 2015

"Correlation of Abdominal rSO2 with Superior Mesenteric Artery Velocities in Preterm Infants"
Poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies, Denver, Colorado, May 2011

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children is a primary academic campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. Its physicians are non-compensated members of the teaching faculty of Drexel University College of Medicine and its clinical practices are independent of Drexel University.


Contact Information


Practice Office

St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
160 East Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Phone: 215.427.5202
Fax: 215.427.8192