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UW Pediatrics

Shilpi Chabra, MD

Associated with Fellowship(s)
Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship
Professional Bio

Clinical Interests: Dr. Chabra has a keen interest in helping decrease bronchopulmonary dysplasia in the extremely low birth weight preterm neonates especially with regards to the role of non‐invasive ventilation and vitamin A. She is passionate about management of infants with gastroschisis, both prenatal and postnatal. She helped develop the Seattle Children’s gastroschisis clinical pathway that is being used statewide and continues to update and review these guidelines.

Scholarly Focus: Outcomes of gastroschisis, especially with regards to the effects of prematurity and small‐for‐gestational age including the optimal ultrasound formulae to assess fetal growth restriction and utility of a checklist to determine the timing of delivery. Other interests include long‐term effects of pregnancy infections on child health; bronchopulmonary dysplasia and role of non‐invasive ventilation; evaluation of safety of commonly used drugs in lactating women and breastfed infants; outcomes of late and moderately preterm infants and trends in gastroschisis and diaphragmatic hernia outcomes using large database.

Research funding:

2018‐2021 PK and safety of commonly used drugs in lactating women and breastfed infants. NIH/NICHD/Subcontract Duke University. NIH contract number HHSN‐27520100003I. Role: Co‐Investigator, PI: Mary Hebert, PharmD, FCCP. Annual Direct costs: $79,000

Purpose: To evaluate the pharmacokinetics and safety of commonly used drugs in infant exposure during lactation.

Administration/Education Roles: As a member of the AAP Advocacy committee and the Washington Chapter Vaccine subcommittee, she has advocated for childhood vaccinations and helped disseminate the 2017 AAP Hepatitis B vaccine guidelines. She is extremely passionate about resident and fellow ‘trainee wellbeing’ leading a national workshop on “Promoting physician wellness”. She has been involved in several quality improvement projects such as effects of effects of 39‐week initiative on late preterm births, impact of empiric antibiotic treatment for maternal chorioamnionitis on success of exclusive breastfeeding and timely administration of birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine. She served a physician advisor for Washington State Hospital Association and helped establish the Overlake infant nutrition clinic, which serves as Washington State Department of Health model for preterm infants’ safe transition from hospital to home. She loves educating Pediatric residents/fellows and mentors several Master’s students at University of Washington including Pediatric Residents and Neonatology Fellows who are the future of Neonatology.

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