Suhas G. Kallapur, MD
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Suhas G. Kallapur, MD


Dr. Suhas Kallapur is the Chief of Neonatology and Developmental Biology and Professor of Pediatrics at the Mattel Children's Hospital, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and General Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Kallapur practices as an attending Neonatologist in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the UCLA Ronald Reagan and UCLA Santa Monica Hospital.

Dr. Kallapur received his MBBS and MD degree from Seth G.S. Medical College, University of Mumbai, and completed pediatric residency training at Wayne State University. Thereafter, Dr. Kallapur completed his fellowship in Neonatology from Cincinnati Children's Hospital. He then stayed as a faculty at Cincinnati Children's Hospital from 1996-2017. Dr. Kallapur also has an appointment as a Clinical Professor at the University of Western Australia.

Dr. Kallapur's major research interest is in Perinatal infections, Chorioamnionitis, Perinatal immunology, and Lung injury. His NIH-funded research focuses on how inflammation at the maternal-fetal interface triggers preterm labor and causes fetal organ injury responses. Dr. Kallapur specializes in translational research, both pre-clinical basic research and human subjects research. He has world-wide collaborations including multiple U.S. based universities. He has developed powerful experimental models of intrauterine inflammation/infection that are complemented by studies of human placenta immunology. In addition to the NIH, Dr. Kallapur also received grants from March of Dimes and other organizations. Dr. Kallapur has published several key articles in the area of Perinatal inflammation and infection.

Dr. Kallapur is a member of the American Pediatric Society, Society for Pediatric Research, and others.




Medical Board Certifications

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, 1993
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 1990


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 1993


Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Michigan, 1990
Pediatrics, K.E.M. Hospital, 1987
Pediatric Pathology, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, 1986
Pediatric Burns, B.J. Medical College, 1986
Pediatrics, Dr. RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital, 1985
Pediatrics, K.E.M. Hospital, 1985


Pediatrics, B.J. Medical College, 1985


MD, Seth GS Medical College, 1985

Hospital Affiliations


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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