Sudarshan R. Jadcherla, MD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Sudarshan R. Jadcherla, MD, is a member of the Section of Neonatology at Nationwide Children's Hospital, a Principal Investigator at the Center for Perinatal Research at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital and a Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and the Medical Director of the Neonatal and Infant Feeding Disorders Program. Dr. Jadcherla's research focuses on maturational and dysfunctional mechanisms of neonatal feeding and aero-digestive disorders. Supported by the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Jadcherla is conducting innovative research in elucidating the physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms involved with swallowing, aero-digestive protection, gastroesophageal reflux disease and chronic lung disease of infancy. Understanding the mechanisms during maturation, whether functional or dysfunctional, will form the basis for evidence based diagnosis and therapeutic interventions. The long term goal of his program is to translate clinical research initiatives to crib-side in the neonatal ICU community and beyond by solving complex issues pertinent to feeding safety and airway protection. His program strives to improve feeding related quality of life among high risk neonates, lowers burden of care and hospital costs.

Patient Care
Languages Spoken
  • Hindi
  • Telugu
Academic and Clinical Areas
Awards, Honors & Organizations
  • Elected to Executive Board of Directors, Dysphagia Research Society, 2011
  • Research Excellence Award in Pediatric GI Sciences, International Foundation for Function GI Disorders, 2011
  • Elected Member, American Physiological Society, 2011
  • Recognized for Conducting Innovative Research on Neonatal Feeding Disorders (Associated with Nationwide Children's #5 Ranking in Child Magazine for its Neonatology Services), Child Magazine, 2007
  • Listed, Best Doctors in America
  • Elected Member, American Pediatric Society
  • Masters Award in Gastroenterology, for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Digestive Sciences Research, American Gastroentrology Association
  • Appointed Permanent Scientific Committee Member, OESO Organization, an Affiliate of UNESCO Distance Chair of Learning
  • Appointed Scientific Steering Committee Member, 9th OESO Congress, Oesophagology research meeting, Monaco
  • Appointed Permanent Scientific Committee Member, OESO Organization, Representing Pediatrics, in Recognition of Research on Swallowing and the Esophageal Disorders

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 02/28/2003

Board Certifications
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
Fellowship Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Date Completed: 06/30/1996
Fellowship Baylor College of Medicine Date Completed: 06/30/1995
Residency Baylor College of Medicine Date Completed: 06/30/1993
Residency Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children Date Completed: 06/30/1991
Residency Western Health Board Castlebar General Hospital Date Completed: 06/30/1988
Residency Gandhi Hospital Secunderabad Date Completed: 08/30/1986
Internship Gandhi Hospital Secunderabad Date Completed: 06/07/1982
Medical School Gandhi Medical College Osmania University Date Completed: 03/01/1981
Professional Experience

2010 - Present Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University Professor of Pediatrics (with tenure)

2002 - 2010 Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University

1999 - 2002 Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin Assistant Professor

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