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 


  • 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
  • Ou J ,Vachharajani AA 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 ACentral 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
  • Daniel M. Mammel, Akshaya J. Vachharajani. A Newborn with an Abdominal Mass. NeoReviews, Jul 2018, 19 (7) e437-e443
  • Rachit Chawla, Akshaya Vachharajani. Abnormal Movements in an Infant. NeoReviews, Jun 2018, 19 (6) e357-e360
  • Daniel M. Mammel, Akshaya J. Vachharajani. A Pulsating Chest. NeoReviews, Apr 2018, 19 (4) e254-e255
  • Elizabeth Nieman, Carrie Coughlin, Akshaya Vachharajani. Neonate with a Hypopigmented Rash. NeoReviews, Nov 2017, 18 (11) e684-e687
  • Manas Parikh, Erin Stroud, Rachel Witt, Holly Engelstad, Akshaya J. Vachharajani. A Crying Neonate. NeoReviews, Oct 2017, 18 (10) e615-e617
  • Patrick Sloan, Brittany Blue, Akshaya Vachharajani. Delivery Room Management of a Neonate with Inspiratory Stridor. NeoReviews, Jun 2017, 18 (6) e395-e397
  • Vachharajani AJ, Vachharajani NA, Morris H, Niesen A, Elward A, Linck DA, Mathur AM.
    J Perinatol. 2017 Apr;37(4):409-413. doi: 10.1038/jp.2016.243. Epub 2017 Jan 12. PMID: 28079867
  • Akshaya Vachharajani, Sharell Bindom. A Newborn with a Large Tongue. NeoReviews, Mar 2017, 18 (3) e190-e192
  • Shamik Trivedi, Akshaya Vachharajani. Maximum Sterile Barrier. NeoReviews, Feb 2017, 18 (2) e131-e133
  • Samuel Julian, Akshaya Vachharajani. A Newborn with a Transilluminant Head. NeoReviews, Oct 2016, 17 (10) e630-e632
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