Munmun Rawat

Munmun Rawat

Munmun Rawat MD

UBMD Pediatrics


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine; Neonatology; Pediatrics

Hospital-based provider only

Professional Summary:

As a neonatologist working in Western New York’s most advanced neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, I care for critically ill preterm and term newborn infants. My expertise includes caring for extremely premature infants and the associated comorbidities that often come with premature birth as well as hypoxic respiratory failure, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy and pulmonary hypertension.

My research focuses on neonatal resuscitation and understanding the physiology of pulmonary transition at birth in asphyxia and to compare the effectiveness of various techniques (femoral occlusion), medications (vasopressin and epinephrine) and devices (laryngeal mask airway) during resuscitation. The results of these studies will have a pronounced clinical impact globally by improving resuscitation guidelines that hasten recovery and reduce death and neurological disability following birth asphyxia.

I also conduct clinical research, in our mother-baby unit, on the use of oral dextrose gel in the treatment of neonatal hypoglycemia. The results thus far have shown reduction in NICU admissions for neonatal hypoglycemia, which prevents separating mothers from their babies. I am working towards increasing the rates of skin to skin care (kangaroo mother care) in our unit. To accomplish this in very sick and premature infants who cannot be held, I am developing a Kangaroo care mattress in collaboration with our Biomedical Engineering team.

Interested fellows and residents are welcome to work in our sheep lab and conduct basic science research with me. They are also welcome to participate in my clinical studies and quality improvement projects.

I teach medical students, pediatrics residents and neonatal-perinatal medicine fellows. When on service, I teach the residents and fellows during daily morning bedside rounds. I assess my trainees’ level of knowledge; based on that, I teach them about our patients’ clinical conditions, their diagnoses and the care they will need. I also teach my trainees various procedures such as umbilical line and peripheral arterial line placements and endotracheal intubation and chest tube placements. I also give core lectures to the residents and fellows. During didactic teaching, I include multiple choice questions to get an idea of where my trainees stand, and then I build upon my presentations to address specifically the needs of my trainees. Most of my teaching is interactive; I believe in engaging my students and trainees as much as possible in critical thinking and active discussion so that they can absorb and retain knowledge.


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Neonatology, Pediatrics

Additional Languages:

Fluent Hindi

Physician Gender:


Hospital Locations (for inpatients only):

  • Oishei Children‘s Hospital
  • Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics
  • Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Education and Training:

  • Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, University at Buffalo (2015)
  • Residency, Pediatrics, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center (2011)
  • Internship, Pediatrics, Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center (2009)
  • Internship, Medicine, Gandhi Medical College (2007)
  • MD, Medicine, Gandhi Medical College (2006)

Awards and Honors:

  • Research Grant (2023)
  • APS SPR Journeys & Frontiers in Pediatric Research program for 2022-2023 (2022)
  • Wildermuth Grant (2021)
  • NIH R03 award (2021)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research: Mead Johnson Junior Young Faculty Investigator Award (2020)
  • Research Grant (2019)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research: Meritorious Poster Award (2018)
  • Canadian Paediatric Society - Neonatal Resuscitation Program: Research Grant Award (2016)
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program Lecture: Invited Faculty (2016)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics - Neonatal Resuscitation Program: Young Investigator Award (2015)
  • Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology Young Investigator's Forum: Finalist (2014)
  • Pediatric Academic Societies - Discovery Lab: Attendance Grant Award (2014)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research: Travel Grant Award (2014)
  • Eastern Society for Pediatric Research: Travel Grant Award (2012)
  • Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center: Best Senior Resident Award (2011)
  • Gandhi Medical College: Gold Medals in Medicine, ENT, Microbiology, and Pharmacology (2006)
  • Gandhi Medical College: Silver Medal in Final Year (MBBS) (2006)
  • Dreyfus Foundation: Best Research Project Award - "Vaginal Discharge and Education on Hygiene of Adolescent Girls in Bhopal" (2004)

Research Profile:

This UBMD physician is also a member of the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo, teaching the next generation of doctors and researching to advance care in WNY and beyond. Learn more about this physician's research and teaching activities, as well as view credentials, publications, professional involvement and more below.

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