Faculty Profile

Dr. Suhas M. Nafday, M.B.B.S.

Suhas M. Nafday, M.B.B.S.

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics (Neonatology)

Areas of Research: Neonatal Quality improvement and Patient safety with special focus on prevention of 'Unplanned extubations in ventilated neonates' and preventing errors through implementation of peri-operative checklists

Selected Publications

  1. Bhargava SK, Iyer PU, Nafday S, Datta V, Ramji S, Sachdev H.P.S Perspective in Low Birth Weight – Survival and Outcome. Proceedings of National Neonatology Forum 1985 pp: 44 – 52
  2. Al Khayat A., Nafday S Atypical Pulmonary Proteinosis in an Immunocompromised Infant Indian J Pediatr. 1993: 6093; 827-829
  3. Nafday S.M., Heiden RA, and Rai DB. Unusual Case of Klippel Trenaunay Syndrome - Case Report and Review of Literature Int. J. Angiol. 2000 Oct; 9 (4): 250-253
  4. Nafday SM, Green RS, Holzman IR, Lin J. Vitamin A Supplementation Ameliorates Butyric Acid Induced Intestinal Injury in Newborn Rats. J.Perinat.Med. 2002; 30: 121-127
  5. Lin J, Nafday SM, Chauvin SN, Magid MS, Pabbatireddy S, Holzman IR, Babyatsky MW. Variable Effects of Short Chain Fatty Acids and Lactic Acid in Inducing Intestinal Mucosal Injury in Newborn Rats.  J Pediatr. Gastroenterol. Nutr. 2002; 35 (4): 545-50
  6. Ravishankar C*, Nafday S*, Green RG, Kamenir SA, Lorber R, Stacewicz-Sapuntzakis M, Bridges ND, Holzman IR and Gelb BD. Trial of Vitamin A Therapy to Facilitate ductal Closure in Premature Infants.” J Pediatr.2003; 143(5): 644-648. Erratum in: J Pediatr.2004 Mar; 144(3): 412* Joint first author
  7. Sisman J, Ceri A, Nafday SM. Seronegative neonatal myasthenia gravis in one of the twins. Indian Pediatr. 2004; 41(9): 938-940
  8. Levin TL, Soghier L, Blitman NM, Vega-Rich C, Nafday S. Male infant with Megacystis-microcolon-intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome and prune belly syndrome. Pediatr. Radiol.2004; 34(12): 995-998
  9. Nafday SM, Green RG, Lin J, Brion LP, Oschorn I, and Holzman IR Using pressure support ventilation with volume guarantee in the initial management of premature infants after surfactant treatment for respiratory distress syndrome. J Perinatol. 2005; 25(3): 193-197
  10. Nafday SM, Chen W, Peng L, Babyatsky MW, Holzman IR, and Lin J. Short chain fatty acids induce colonic mucosal injury in rats with different postnatal ages. Pediatr. Res. 2005; 57(2): 201-4
  11. Uko S, Soghier L., Vega M, Marsh J., Reinersman G, Herring L, Dave V., Nafday S., Brion L.P. Targeted short term fluconazole prophylaxis in very low birth weight and extremely low birth weight infants. Pediatrics. 2006; 117(4): 1243-1252
  12. Dave V., Brion, LP, Campbell DE, Scheiner M., Raab, C, Nafday, SM. Splanchnic tissue oxygenation, but not brain tissue oxygenation, increases after feeds in stable preterm neonates tolerating full bolus orogastric feeding. J Perinatol, 2009; 29:213-218
  13. Schulman J, Stricof, RL, Stevens, TP, Holzman IR, Shields EP, Angert RM, Wasserman-Hoff RS, Nafday, SM, Saiman L Development of a Statewide Collaborative to Decrease NICU Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections. ‘STATE OF THE ART’, J Perinatol. 2009; 29(9): 591-9
  14. Schulman J, Stricof R, Stevens TP, Horgan M, Gase K, Holzman, IR, Koppel, R, Nafday, S, Gibbs,  K, Angert, R, Simmonds, A, Furdon, S, Saiman L. Statewide Decline in NICU Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates after Implementing Bundles and Checklists. Pediatrics 2011 Mar;127(3):436-44
  15. Lambert B, Nafday SM, Campbell DE, Woodrooffe K, and Kim, M. Utility of intramuscular antibiotics for secondary prevention of early onset, asymptomatic 'suspected' neonatal sepsis. Journal of Perinatology 2012; 32: 454-459
  16. Latzman J, Levine, T, Nafday, S: Duodenal atresia: Not always a double bubble. Pediatric Radiology. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Aug;44(8):1031-4

Books, Chapters in Books, and Review Articles:

  1. Nafday, S. Abnormalities of fetal growth. In McInerny TK, Adam HM, Campbell D, Kamat DK, Kelleher KJ, eds. American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Primary Care 5th Ed. Elk Grove Village, IL. American Academy of Pediatrics; 2009
  2. Nafday, S and Long, C. Respiratory distress and breathing disorders in the newborn. In McInerny TK, Adam HM, Campbell D, Kamat DK, Kelleher KJ, eds. American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Primary Care 5th Ed. Elk Grove Village, IL. American Academy of Pediatrics; 2009
  3. Nafday S,Long C. Respiratory distress and breathing disorders in the newborn. In: Campbell DE, ed. Neonatology for Primary Care. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2014.
  4. Nafday S. Abnormalities of fetal growth. In: Campbell DE, ed. Neonatology for Primary Care. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics; 2014.
  5. Nafday S, Craig B Woda, Jeffery M. Saland, Joseph T. Flynn, David Askenazi, Corinne Benchimol and Luc P. Brion ‘Renal Disease’ in Neonatology: Pathophysiology and Management of the Newborn, 7 edition. Mhairi G.MacDonald, Mary M.K.Seshia, and Martha D.Mullett. Book editors: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2015.
  6. Nafday S,Long C. Respiratory distress and breathing disorders in the newborn. In McInerny TK, Adam HM, Campbell D, Kamat DK, Kelleher KJ, eds. Electronic Pediatric Care On-Line (PCO) Elk Grove Village, IL. American Academy of Pediatrics; 2015
  7. Nafday S. Abnormalities of fetal growth. In McInerny TK, Adam HM, Campbell D, Kamat DK, Kelleher KJ, eds. Electronic Pediatric Care On-Line (PCO) Elk Grove Village, IL. American Academy of Pediatrics; 2015
  8. Nafday S. Abnormalities of fetal growth. In McInerny TK, Adam HM, Campbell D, Kamat DK, Kelleher KJ, eds. American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Primary Care 2nd Ed. Elk Grove Village, IL. American Academy of Pediatrics; 2016-in press
  9. Nafday S,Long C. Respiratory distress and breathing disorders in the newborn. In McInerny TK, Adam HM, Campbell D, Kamat DK, Kelleher KJ, eds. American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Primary Care 2nd Ed. Elk Grove Village, IL. American Academy of Pediatrics; 2016-in press

Abstracts/Conference Presentations:

  1. Bhargava SK, Iyer PU, Nafday S, Datta V, Ramji S, Sachdev H.P.S. Assessment of Growth Potential in Low Birth Weight at 10- 12 Years of Age.” Coauthor of platform presentation at XX National Neonatology Conference of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (1982)
  2. Nafday SN. Risk of Recurrence of Febrile Convulsions. Can We Predict It?” Platform presentation at the 3rd UAE Pediatric Conference, Dubai, U.A.E. (Nov 1992)
  3. Nafday SN. Profile of Malaria in U.A.E. Presented at the Fourth U.A.E Pediatric Conference Dubai, U.A.E. (Jan 1995)
  4. Nafday SN, Green RS, Chauvin SN, Holzman IR, Magid MS, Lin J. Vitamin A Supplementation Ameliorates Butyric Acid Induced Intestinal Injury in Newborn Rats.” Platform presentation at the Pediatrics Research Day, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, NY. (May 17, 2001) AND Eastern Society of Pediatric Research, 2001. Abstract published in J.Inv.Med. 2001 Mar, 49 (2): 215 A and Pediatr. Res. 2001 Apr.; 49 (4): 347 A
  5. Lin J, Nafday SM, Magid M, Holzman IR, Babyatsky MW.  Evaluation of Organic Acid - Induced Intestinal Mucosal Injury as an Animal Model for Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis.” Platform presentation at the 23 International congress of Pediatrics - The IPA world congress of Pediatrics. Beijing, China (Sept. 2001)
  6. Nafday SM, Lin J, Chauvin SN, Magid MS, Holzman IR, Babyatsky MW. Variable Effects of Short Chain Fatty Acids and Lactic Acid in Inducing Intestinal Mucosal Injury in Newborn Rats.”  Platform presentation at the “Mead Johnson Nutritionals Greater New York conference on Perinatal Research”. Nov.4-5, 2001; Platform presentation at the 2002 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting and 2002 ESPR meeting. Abstract: Pediatr. Res. 2002; 51 (4) Part 2: 138A
  7. Nafday S,Ravishankar C, Green RG, Kamenir SA, Lorber R, Stacewicz-Sapuntzakis M, Bridges ND, Holzman IR and Gelb BD. Trial of Vitamin A Therapy to Facilitate Ductal Closure in Premature Infants.” Presentation at 2002 ESPR and poster presentation at the 2002 SPR meeting. Abstract: Pediatr. Res. 2002; 51 (4) Part 2: 386A and J.Inv.Med. 2002; 50(2): 196A
  8. Nafday, SM. Evaluation of organic acids induced intestinal mucosal injury as an animal model for neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis. Presented at the 18 Interdisciplinary Neonatal Nutrition and Gastroenterology Symposium. Dec12-15, 2002 at Carlsbad, California
  9. Nafday SM, Holzman IR, Lin J. Age Dependent Changes in SCFA’s induced colonic mucosal injury in rats” Platform presentation at the spring meeting of the New York Perinatal Society, 2002 and Presented at the 2003 ESPR and poster presentation at the SPR meeting 2003 Abstract: J.Inv.Med. 2003; 51 (2): 56 and Pediatr Res. 2003; 53(4): 172A
  10. Nafday SM, Green RG, Oschorn I, Lin J and Holzman IR. Controlled trial of pressure support ventilation with volume guarantee vs. synchronized intermittent mandatory ventilation. Presented at the 26th Annual Scientific Meeting of the New York Perinatal Society, 2003 and 2003 ESPR Meeting and poster presentation at 2003 SPR meeting. J.Inv.Med. 2003; 51 (2): 28 and Pediatr Res.2003; 53(4): 359A
  11. Maheshwari A, Fox SE, Nafday SM, Christensen RD, Calhoun DA. Cytoprotective effects of IL-8/CXCL8 on Intestinal Epithelial Cells. - Presented at the 20th Interdisciplinary Neonatal Nutrition and Gastroenterology Symposium, December 4-7,2003 at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Pediatric Research, New Orleans, LA, February 12-14, 2004 and Interluekin-8/CXCL8 protects intestinal epithelial cells in specific forms of cellular stress Pediatr Res.2004; 55(4): 99A
  12. Uko S, Dave V, Soghier LM, Nafday S, Reinersman G, Herring L, Brion LP. Short course of fluconazole prophylaxis in very low birth weight infants. – PAS Washington, DC.2005; 57: 645
  13. Maheshwari A, Hartman Y, Fox SE, Nafday SM, Christensen RD, Calhoun DA. Interleukin-8 Protects Intestinal Epithelial Cells Against The Extrinsic Cellular Injury Pathway, but Exacerbates Injury in the Mitochondrial Pathway. –PAS Washington, DC 2005; 57: 1194
  14. Maheshwari A, Fox SE, Nafday SM, Calhoun DA, Christensen RD. Effect of Interleukin-8/CXCL8 in Intestinal Epithelial Cell Injury. Presented at the Society for Mucosal Immunology's 12th International Congress of Mucosal Immunology, Boston, MA, June 24-30, 2005
  15. Nafday SM, Scheinner M, Brion LP, Vicencio AG. Role of serum transforming growth factor β-1 and vascular endothelial growth factor in the prediction of bronchopulmonary dysplasia-A pilot study. –PAS Washington, DC 2005; 57: 3364. Poster presentation at Lang Research Day, New York Hospital of Queens, Flushing, NY May19, 2006
  16. Moreau H, Nafday S, Srinivasan P, Brandler M. The value of sepsis screening in infants born to mothers who received one dose of intrapartum prophylaxis for GBS colonization. Poster presentation at Lang Research Day, New York Hospital of Queens, Flushing, NY May19, 2006
  17. Srinivasan P, Brandler M, Nafday S, and Moreau H. Transient Tachypnea of the newborn (TTN): Role of CPAP / PEEP in delivery room (DR) resuscitation; A randomized controlled trial. Poster presentation at Lang Research Day, New York Hospital of Queens, Flushing, NY May19, 2006
  18. Dave V., Brion, LP, Campbell DE, Scheiner M., Raab, C, Nafday, SM*. Niroscopic tissue oxygenation changes of the splanchnic region in preterm neonates after feeds. Platform presentation done at ESPR Philadelphia 03/29/2008. Poster presentation at PAS Hawaii May 5, 2008; PAS08L1_178
  19. Nafday, SM., Nafday A, Vega M, Campbell, DE. How useful is recombinant erythropoietin in decreasing blood transfusion requirements in low birth weight neonates? – A retrospective analysis. Platform presentation at ESPR, Philadelphia 3/29/2008 and Poster presentation at PAS Hawaii May 5, 2008; PAS08L1_1330
  20. 20.  Christina M. Long, Philip T. Levy, Melissa Vega, Suhas M. Nafday*Retrospective Study on the Effect of Maternal Labetalol Use on Full-Term Newborn Infants and the Need for NICU Observation Post-Delivery. PAS08L1_373. Honolulu, Hawaii (May 3-6)
  21. Nafday, Suhas, on behalf of Schulman J, Stricof, RL, Stevens, TP, Holzman IR, Shields EP, Angert RM, Wasserman-Hoff RS, Saiman L Development of a Statewide Collaborative to Decrease NICU Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infections. Greater NY Health Association (GNYHA) - New York Presbyterian Healthcare System - 2008 Quality Symposium, Changing Behavior: Sustainable Delivery of Quality Care on November 6, 2008
  22. Lambert, B, Woodrooffe, K, Campbell DE, Nafday, S*: Retrospective analysis of the utility of intramuscular antibiotics for treatment of early onset, asymptomatic 'presumed' neonatal sepsis: Another practice perspective. Presented at the AAP 2009 National Conference and Exhibition. (Section on Perinatal Pediatrics) as a poster presentation on October 16, 2009. Oral presentation at 31st Greater NY Conference on Perinatal Research on November 4, 2009.
  23. Lambert, B, Woodrooffe, K, Campbell DE, Nafday, S*: Cost Effective and Safe Management of Early Onset, Asymptomatic Presumed Neonatal Sepsis with Intramuscular Antibiotics. Poster presentation at the PAS-SPR meeting, Vancouver, May 4 2010. Platform presentation at ESPR 2010 Philadelphia, PA on March 27, 2010.
  24. Nafday S, Lambert B, Campbell DE: A Quality Improvement (QI) Project to Improve Admission Temperatures in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. Poster presentation at ‘NYPHS’ Quality symposium, NY. Abstract published in System Quality Issue, NY Presbyterian Healthcare System: Proceedings of the symposium: Synchronicity: Improvement Strategies in the Changing Reimbursement Environment on October 30, 2009; PAS10L1_559 PAS-SPR meeting, Vancouver, 2010. Platform presentation at ESPR 2010 Philadelphia, PA on March 27, 2010.
  25. A. Ganster, M. Scheiner, DE Campbell, M. Kim, and S. Nafday*: Utility of Regional Splanchnic Oxygenation (rSO2) using Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) in Very Low Birth weight Infants (VLBWI) with Abdominal Distension.  Poster presentation at PAS-ESPR 2012. E-PAS2012:42 and E-PAS2012:4529.487
  26. Platform presentation at AAP national conference at Washington, DC 2015 (Council on Clinical Information Technology): Compliance with Smart Pump Technology – A Multidisciplinary Approach. Robert Angert, Regina Cregin, Carolyn Manning, Toshiba Morgan-Joseph, Zahava Cohen, and Suhas Nafday*: Best Podium Presentation Award to the team: 2015 COCIT (Council on Clinical Information Technology)
  27. Platform-poster presentation at AAP national conference at Washington, DC 2015. Prevention of Unplanned Extubation Events in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU):A Quality Improvement Initiative. Rani K Thekumparampil, Jose Olivera Morales, Zahava Cohen, and Suhas Nafday* Pediatrics; Feb 2016: 137 (Supplement 3) 84A.
  28. Poster presentation at 2015 Annual Quality Congress. Prevention of Unplanned Extubation Events in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU):A Quality Improvement Initiative. Rani K Thekumparampil, Jose Olivera Morales, Zahava Cohen, and Suhas Nafday*
  29. Optimization of Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) and Growth in the Very Preterm Infant: A Quality Improvement Project. Forman KF, Campbell D, Fuloria M, Thompson-Branch A, LaTuga, MS and Nafday, S. Poster presentation at ESPR and PAS 2016 (4/30/16).
  30. Timing of Patterned Somatosensory Oral Stimulation and Establishment of Nipple Feeding in Very Preterm Infants. Song D, Jegatheesan P, Nafday S, Ahmad K, Nedrelow J, Wearden M , Nemerofsky S, Pooley S, Thompson D, Cohen Z, Cornejo T, Garrett C, and Govindaswami B. Accepted to poster presentation at PAS 2016 (5/3/16)
  31. Standardized Patterned Somatosensory Oral Stimulation in Very Preterm Infants: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial. Song D, Jegatheesan P, Nafday S, Ahmad K, Nedrelow J, Wearden M , Nemerofsky S, Pooley S, Thompson D, Cohen Z, Cornejo T, Garrett C, and Govindaswami B. Accepted to poster presentation at PAS 2016 (5/3/16)
  32. Breastfeeding Quality Improvement in Hospitals (BQIH) significantly improves exclusive breastfeeding in a community hospital. Malhotra Y,  Nemerofsky S, Gonzalez L, Dennison BA, Bertuzzi C, Nafday S*. Accepted for platform presentation at the ESPR 03/12/2016 and Poster presentation at PAS on 4/30/16.
  33. Wightman, R, Su, M, Henretig, F, Marcus, S, Nelson, L, Velasquez, D, Nafday, S and Markowitz, M. Neonatal lead poisoning treated with chelation. Submitted for presentation at the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, Boston, MA. Sept 12-16,2016

 

*- senior and corresponding author

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