Education & Training

Medical School

Topiwala National Medical College



  • Washington University School of Medicine



  • Washington University School of Medicine


American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal


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Academic Information

Professor of Pediatrics


500 N Keene Street
Columbia, MO 65201
United States

Research Interests

  • Outcomes of neonates suffering from a variety of clinical conditions

Areas of Expertise

  • Clinical Simulation 


  • Patel S, Shannon D, Eldridge W, El-Ters N, Hanford J, Walker T, Scheer A, Jones E, Linwood K, Aragon N, Dunscombe L, Gerbes J, Srinivasan N, Vachharajani A. Understanding umbilical  venous catheter insertion practices through a prospective multicenter observational study. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2021 Feb 2:1-6. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2021.1874908. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33530795 
  • Witt RE, Singhal M, Vachharajani AJ. Comparison of outcomes of infants with omphaloceles over two decades. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2020 Nov 2. PMID: 33164950
  • Nevel RJ, Bichianu DC, Ner ZH, Vachharajani A. Term infant with apnea. NeoReviews. 2020 Oct;21(10):e695-e698. PMID: 33004564
  • Riebe B, Pimpalwar A, Mahdi E, Vachharajani A. A neonate with abnormal upper limbs and exposed bowel. NeoReviews 2020 Aug;21 (8):e587-e590. PMID: 32737178
  • Ball J, Pimpalwar A, Vachharajani A. Infant of a diabetic mother with an anomaly. NeoReviews 2020 May;21(5):e361-e366 PMID 32358151
  • Whitney D. Ficker, Linda Dunscombe, Naomi Lauriello, Akshaya J. Vachharajani. A Newborn with a Large Posterior Head Mass. NeoReviews, Feb 2020, 21 (2) e145-e149 PMID 32005726
  • Ou J ,Vachharajani A. A Neonate With Precordial Pulsations. NeoReviews, Dec 2019, 20 (12) e761-e763 PMID 31792165
  • Hoover J, Wambach J, Vachharajani A, Warner B, Carroll JL, Kemp JS. Postmenstrual age at discharge in premature infants with and without ventilatory pattern instability. J Perinatol. 2019 Oct 14. doi: 10.1038/s41372-019-0530-7 PMID 31611617
  • Vachharajani A, Herco M. A Term Infant with Respiratory Distress at Birth. Neoreviews. 2019 Jul;20(7):e428-e431. doi: 10.1542/neo.20-7-e428 PMID 31261111
  • Maja Herco, Vitaliy Soloveychik, Akshaya Vachharajani.An infant with abnormal eye movements. NeoReviews,Jun 2019, 20 (6) e367-e371 PMID 31261103
  • Kumar D, Vachharajani AJ, Wertheimer F, Vergales B et al. Boot camps in neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship programs: A national survey. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2019 Feb 23. doi: 10.3233/NPM-18117. PMID 30829620
  • El Ters N, Claassen C, Lancaster T, Barnette A, Eldridge W, Yazigi F, Brar K, Herco M, Rogowski L, Strand M, Vachharajani A. Central versus Low-Lying Umbilical Venous Catheters: A Multicenter Study of Practices and Complications. Am J Perinatol. 2018 Dec 19. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1676482 PMID 30566998
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