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Niranjana Natarajan, MD

Niranjana Natarajan, MD

Neurology

On staff since July 2013

Academic Title: Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Niranjana "Nina" Natarajan joined Seattle Childrens in July 2013.

Dr. Natarajan attended Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio were she received her BS in Biochemistry. She completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati, and subsequently did her residency in Pediatrics and Child Neurology at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center. After joining in July, Dr. Natarajan had the unique opportunity to train in San Francisco for a "mini-fellowship" in Neonatal Neurology at UCSF, where she was able to learn from experts within this emerging and exciting field.

Working alongside the Division of Neonatology, Dr. Natarajan plans to develop a Neonatal Neurology Consult service, providing a specialized and multidisciplinary approach to newborns with neurologic injury.

Recommendations

  • Jen Brier 08.06.14

    We love, love, love Niranjana. She has been so fun to work with through this difficult time with our 1 month old. She is thorough, thoughtful, and brilliant! We have appreciated all of our docs, but she shines! Hopefully we haven't ruined her enjoyment of rooibos tea. Prov. 17:22 says, "A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones." Nira definitely practices good medicine!

  • Marlon Chehalis, WA 01.18.14

    Niranjana was simply amazing. Delightful and informative, I couldn't have been happier with the level of care at this facility.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neu

Medical/Professional School

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati

Residency

Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cinciinati

Fellowship

Child Neurology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cinciinati

Clinical Interests

Newborn neurologic disorders

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
Child Neurology Foundation Medical Student Scholarship Child Neurology Foundation 2005

Publications

  • Fernández-López D, Natarajan N, Ashwal S, Vexler ZS
    Mechanisms of perinatal arterial ischemic stroke.
    Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism , 2014 Mar. 26
  • Natarajan N, Jain SV, Chaudhry H, Hallinan BE, Simakajornboon N
    Narcolepsy-cataplexy: is streptococcal infection a trigger?
    Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine , 2013 Mar. 15 : 9(3)269-70
  • Gilbert DL, Zhang J, Lipps TD, Natarajan N, Brandyberry J, Wang Z, Sallee FR, Wassermann EM
    Atomoxetine treatment of ADHD in Tourette syndrome: reduction in motor cortex inhibition correlates with clinical improvement.
    Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology , 2007 Aug. : 118(8)1835-41
  • Kim DK, Natarajan N, Prabhakar NR, Kumar GK
    Facilitation of dopamine and acetylcholine release by intermittent hypoxia in PC12 cells: involvement of calcium and reactive oxygen species.
    Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985) , 2004 Mar. : 96(3)1206-15; discussion 1196