Shilpi Chabra, MD

Shilpi Chabra, MD


On staff since December 2003

Academic Title: Professor, Pediatrics

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"Caring for the youngest and tiniest patients is a blessing to me and training residents/fellows in neonatology is priceless. I am dedicated to the care of babies born with complex medical conditions and I strive to provide family-centered care while partnering with parents of the babies."

  • Biography

    Shilpi Chabra, MD, is Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She is the medical director of the NICU at Overlake Hospital.

    She is passionate about teaching and mentoring fellows during their training and journey in the neonatal intensive care unit, and also helps medical students and pediatric residents through bedside teaching. Her scholarly interests include bronchopulmonary dysplasia, Vitamin A status, epidemiology and management of gastroschisis, congenital diaphragmatic hernia and other birth defects.
    As the medical director of the NICU at Overlake, she is involved in empowering parents to be a partner of the medical team with a goal to provide family-centered care for our young patients. She helped start the nutrition clinic for premature infants at Overlake Hospital with a focus on post-discharge growth and is involved in several quality improvement projects. She is a member of the Seattle Children's Hospital Clinical Effectiveness Program for Gastroschisis guideline development and is involved in developing protocols for prenatal and postnatal management of the fetus with gastroschisis.
    Nationally, she successfully petitioned for establishment of separate ICD-9 codes for gastroschisis and omphalocele to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Patient Testimonials

    • Pavan Bothell 06.08.23

      Dr Chabra is the main reason my daughter is live and kicking today! Her swift action in the first few hours of her life made the world of difference.


Board Certification(s)

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Medical/Professional School

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Mumbai


Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College/Hospital, Sion, Mumbai 400 022, India
Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards
University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY


Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards
University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY

Research Focus Area

Translational Research