Niranjana Natarajan, MD

Niranjana Natarajan, MD

Neonatal Neurocritical Care Unit (Neuro NICU), Neurosciences Center, Neurology, Cerebral Palsy Program, Pediatric Vascular Neurology Program, Headache Program

On staff since July 2013

Children's Title: Director, NeuroNICU

Academic Title: Associate Professor, Neurology

  • Biography

    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.

  • Patient Testimonials

  • Awards and Honors

    Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
    Child Neurology Foundation Medical Student Scholarship Child Neurology Foundation 2005
    Family Choice Award, 2017 Family Advisory Council, Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Publications

    Other Publications

    • Fernández-López D, Natarajan N, Ashwal S, Vexler ZS
      Mechanisms of perinatal arterial ischemic stroke.
      24667913 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?
      23493659 Journal of clinical sleep medicine : JCSM : official publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2013 Mar 15 : 9(3)269-70 PMCID:PMC3578683
    • 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.
      17588810 Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, 2007 Aug. : 118(8)1835-41 PMCID:PMC1978200
    • 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.
      14657041 Journal of applied physiology (Bethesda, Md. : 1985), 2004 March : 96(3)1206-15; discussion 1196


Board Certification(s)

Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology

Medical/Professional School

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Clinical Interests

Newborn neurologic disorders