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Amrita S. Nayak, MD

  • Specialty: Neonatology
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 516-663-3853
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About Me

While growing up, I was always fascinated by the field of medicine and the impact a physician can have on the community and society. Pediatrics was one of the reasons I wanted to pursue medicine, because children can be influenced in a positive way at a young age by teaching them preventive medicine. Children are very resilient and have a strength and endurance which I find amazing. I was ultimately drawn to neonatology because of the intense nature and importance of the field, and the fulfillment everyone experiences when a baby does well.

At NYU Winthrop Hospital, I work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) where I provide diagnosis and treat newborn infants with breathing disorders, infections, birth defects, and other conditions. I manage the medical care necessary for premature infants or critically ill newborns, especially coordinating any surgical procedure. I perform procedures such as endotracheal intubations, to help in the breathing of sick newborns. I also provide umbilical catheters, chest tubes, percutaneous central catheters, and spinal taps.

As part of the NYU Winthrop Hospital team, I work with experienced neonatologists, mid-level practitioners, residents, and nurses to care for babies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We have access to multiple subspecialists and perform all surgeries in our institution except for complex cardiac surgeries. We also have one of the best survival rates for our babies compared to national standards.

I believe that medicine and treatment options are evolving every day. In the past, it was difficult for a 28-week-old infant to survive, but now, we are able to provide care to premature infants who are born even earlier. What is not medically possible today will most likely be achieved in the near future.

I am the leader of our neonatal simulation program and I initiated a curriculum that teaches residents and students resuscitation skills in the delivery room. Additionally, I am the regional neonatal resuscitation instructor and certify all pediatric interns, residents, and practitioners annually.

In my research, I study the effect of storage and maturity on breast milk’s cytokine levels. I have presented several abstracts pertaining to my research at regional and national conferences. In addition, I lead quality improvement projects on maintaining thermoregulation in newborns. I am a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.


Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine), 2010
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics, 2005
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, New York Medical College, Neonatal/Perinatal, 2008
  • Residency, Maimonides Medcial Center, Pediatrics, 2005
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Winthrop Pediatric Associates

259 1st Street
Mineola, NY 11501

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