Meena Garg, MD
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Meena Garg, MD


Dr. Meena Garg has been a member of the UCLA Neonatology faculty since 2001. Sheaspiresto provide state-of-the-art and evidence-based therapies for neonates in a safe, just, and compassionate environment while continuing to teach and train the next generation of neonatologists and pediatricians. Sheactively engagesin quality improvement and compliance in the care of all neonates in the NICU. As Medical Director of the NICU, she maintains the most updated methods and modalities for caring for neonates undergoing NICU care. She provides leadership and guidance in the therapeutic hypothermia program and neonatal ECMO program.

Her clinical responsibilities include neonatal attending at UCLA RRMC and UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, and Centinela Hospital. She also provides clinical follow-up for the High-Risk neonates discharged from both Ronald Reagan and Santa Monica NICUs.She is active in international teaching programs. In 2020, she participated in the 10th annual "Advances in Neonatology and Perinatology" meeting in Pune, India.




Medical Board Certification

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, 1991


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, 1987


Pediatrics, LAC Martin Luther King Jr. - Drew Medical Center, 1983


Pediatrics, LAC Martin Luther King Jr. - Drew Medical Center, 1981


MD, Lady Harding Medical College, 1975


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Hospital Affiliations



  • Neonatal Nutrition


  1. Garg M et al Glucose Metabolic Adaptations in the Intra-Uterine Growth Restricted Adult Female Rat Offspring. Am J Physiol 2006 Jun;290(6):E1218-2. 2006 Jan 31.
  2. Garg, M et al. Hepatic de novo lipogenesis in stable low birth weight infants during exclusive breast milk feedings and during total parenteral nutrition. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 29:81-86, 2005.
  3. Garg M, et al . Serial measurement of pulmonary mechanics assist in weaning from ECMO in neonates with respiratory failure. Chest 1991; 100:770-774.
  4. Garg M, et al. Chronic lung disease following Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Chest 1992; 101:1086-1090.


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