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.