Dr Nilima Ragavan is an experienced clinician who has expertise in the care of newborns ranging from critically ill to well babies. She is passionate about education and is the director of the Stanford pediatric resident rotation in the neonatal intensive care unit. She has led several multi disciplinary teams to India, and has organized and conducted international neonatal and perinatal conferences. She is a member of the palliative care team and serves as a mentor to junior faculty. She is the medical director of the Packard Special Care nursery at Sequoia, and also attends in the NICU at Stanford.

Clinical Focus

  • Neonatal Perinatal medicine
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, LPCH SCN at Sequoia (1999 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (1985 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Georgetown University Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship (1987) DC
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Residency (1985) MD
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (1987)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (1989)
  • Medical Education: Grant Medical College - University of Mumbai (1981) India

Community and International Work

  • Translating Knowledge into Action, Gujarat, India


    Neonatal Education webinars

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Government of Gujarat



    Ongoing Project


    Opportunities for Student Involvement


2023-24 Courses

All Publications