Professor and Chair of Pediatrics, University of California Davis (UCD), Sacramento, California, USA

Dr. Satyan Lakshminrusimha (Dr. Satyan) is the Nancy and Dennis Marks Chair of Pediatrics and the Pediatrician-in-Chief of the UC Davis Children’s hospital. His primary focus is how fetal lungs change at birth to breathe air and disorders of transition, specifically asphyxia and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn (PPHN). He is funded by the NIH to evaluate optimal oxygenation in neonatal lung injury and PPHN. He is the PI of the multicenter trial evaluating milrinone in congenital diaphragmatic hernia. He is also a co-editor of the textbook, “Essentials of Neonatal Ventilation” by Elsevier. Satyan also enjoys drawing medical illustrations and has published more than 270 peer-reviewed articles and 500 illustrations in pediatric and neonatology textbooks, journal articles and apps.