Sheldon B. Korones Endowed Professor and Chief, Division of Neonatology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, USA
Ramasubbareddy Dhanireddy, M.D., is the Sheldon B. Korones Endowed Professor and Chief, Division of Neonatology, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He oversees one of the nation?s oldest and largest newborn intensive care units at the Regional Medical Center of Memphis. He is only the second medical director in the Newborn Center?s 45-year history. He also serves as the Medical Director of NICU at Le Bonheur Children?s Hospital, a nationally ranked program by U.S. News and World Report.
Dr. Dhanireddy has been a practicing academic neonatologist for more than 30 years with experience in clinical and basic research. He has been a site PI for several multicenter studies sponsored by NIH and private industry. Currently, he is the site PI for two NIH-sponsored studies: fluconazole prophylaxis in preterm infants and TOLSURF (late surfactant therapy in infants who are also on iNO to prevent BPD). In addition, Dr. Dhanireddy has administrative experience as a division chief for 17 years. He served on the institutional review boards for 15 years at Georgetown University and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport. As a colonel in the Air Force Reserve, he served in the Air Force Surgeon General Office in the Pentagon where he oversaw clinical research programs throughout the Air Force and authored regulations covering clinical research and a web-based course in research methodology.
Dr. Dhanireddy is board certified in neonatal-perinatal medicine and pediatrics.
Dr. Dhanrieddy has published more than 70 research articles, several book chapters, served as principal and co-principal investigator in several research studies. He also has received numerous awards and honors. In 2004, he retired as a colonel from the United States Air Force Reserve; he was awarded the Legion of Merit and Meritorious Service Medals while in the Air Force Reserve. Dr. Dhanireddy was named among the best doctors in America by Best Doctors, Inc., 2007-2016 and also named as one of America?s Top Pediatricians, 2008-2015.