Dr. Katheria recently joined San Diego Neonatology, Inc. in July 2013 as part of an initiative to perform Sharp Investigator-led trials. He has been trained in functional echocardiography and has been using this skill for clinical practice and research since 2007. He has trained several fellows and currently has an affiliation with Loma Linda University to begin a U.S. training program. He has been involved in multiple studies involving both functional echocardiography and delivery room resuscitation. Dr. Katheria has presented his research at national meetings including several platform presentations at Pediatrics Academic Society, and consecutive meetings at Hot Topics in Neonatology. His current research interests include the effects of placental transfusion (milking or delayed cord clamping) on early hemodynamics and delivery room transition, the use of early caffeine therapy, and the physiological changes that occur with sustained inflation. He has recently been awarded an NIH Award to compare the effects of umbilical cord milking to delayed cord clamping in preterm infants.