Dharmendra Nimavat, MD

Clinical Director, St. John's Children's Hospital NICU

    About me

    Dr. Dharmendra J. Nimavat is a professor of clinical pediatrics at SIU School of Medicine, specializing in neonatal-perinatal medicine. He completed a three-year fellowship in neonatal and perinatal medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in Stony Brook, NY, and a pediatric residency at Brookdale University Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY. He completed postgraduate training in pediatrics at B.J. Medical College (BJMC) and earned his medical degree at BJMC Gujarat University in Ahmedabad, India. Nimavat is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine, and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin. His research interests include quality improvement in healthcare settings, apnea and sleep positions in premature infants, perinatal electrolyte disturbances in low birth weight babies, and sepsis in newborns.



    Additional languages spoken


    Education & training

    Board Certifications
    Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    Medical School
    MBBS, BJ Medical College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India
    Brookdale University Medical Centre, Brooklyn NY
    Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook


    Treatments & procedures

    Hospital privileges

    • HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, IL

    Clinical trials


    A Randomized, Double Blind, Parallel-group, Placebo Controlled Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of IBP-9414 in Premature Infants 500-1500g Birth Weight in the Prevention of Necrotizing Enterocolitis - The Connection Study

    Active recruiting

    The purpose of the clinical study is to compare the effectiveness of IBP-9414 treatment against placebo in preventing necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants.


    Treatments: Prevention of necrotizing enterocolitis in premature infants

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