Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MPH

Clinical Fellow, USC Schaeffer Center
Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Attending Neonatologist, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MPH's Bio

Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and an attending neonatologist at the Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

Her research addresses disparities in healthcare delivery in perinatal-neonatal medicine. She has examined issues such as maternal stress on birth outcomes and quality of life for caregivers of preterm infants after discharge from neonatal intensive care.

Ashwini earned two bachelor’s degrees — in biological sciences and in economics — from USC, and an MD from the Keck School of Medicine. After completing her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she was chief resident, Ashwini held two concurrent fellowships at Boston Children’s Hospital — in the Harvard Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Program and a research fellowship through the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services. She earned a master of public health with a concentration in clinical effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2012. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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