Shabnam Lainwala, MD, PhD

Attending Neonatologist/Assistant Professor, Pediatrics/ UCONN school of Medicine (Affiliate)

Research Overview

My primary interest is in newborn medicine. I am most interested in early nutrition of a preterm infant and long term health outcomes of prematurely born children. I am the director of the Regional Neonatal Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up Program at CT Children’s Medical Center. Currently, in collaboration with professors at UCONN health center, I am principal investigator (PI) or co- investigator on multiple projects that are directly aligned with my core interests of long term neurodevelopmental and growth outcomes of preterm infants. One is a retrospective pilot study to determine the effects of delayed oral feeds on long term growth and nutrition and developmental delays in very low birth weight infants. Another, a 5 year cohort study to determine the effects of early use of donor human milk on growth and neurodevelopmental outcomes at 2 years of age. I am also a Co-PI on a prospective study to evaluate the relationship between gut microbiome and adverse short term and long term health outcomes in preterm infants. In the past, I have collaborated with Dr. Betty Vohr at Alpert Medical School, Brown University on projects related to long term outcomes of preterm infants.


Grand Medical College, Bombay University, Bombay, India, Bachelor in Medicine and Bachelor in Surgery
Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, Doctorate in Biology

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Mailing Address282 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106