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Sanjiv Amin, M.B.B.S.

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Dr. Amin's clinical interests include studying the effects of jaundice, nutrition, and environmental toxins on developing nervous system in neonates. His future interests include long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes, such as language, autism, ADHD, central auditory processing disorders, etc. of premature and late preterm neonates.


Dr. Amin's research interests include the effects of jaundice, nutritional, and environmental toxins on the developing nervous system in neonates using auditory brainstem responses. He is specifically interested in identifying bilirubin biochemical markers associated with bilirubin-induced neurotoxicity. He is evaluating jaundice associated dental developmental outcomes in premature and term infants as part of NIH-funded project. He is also evaluating jaundice associated transient and/or permanent auditory toxicity in premature and term neonates as part of NIH-funded international projects. In addition to assessing early neurodevelopmental outcomes, he is actively investigating visual evoked potentials, language disorders, autism, ADHD, executive function, cognition, central auditory processing disorders, and other developmental outcomes of premature and term neonates. Dr. Amin is also investigating the beneficial antioxidant effect of jaundice on neonatal morbidities. Dr. Amin is interested in genetic polymorphism and ethnic differences in bilirubin production and susceptibility to bilirubin-induced neurotoxicity. He explored a new technique using fluorescent spectrophotometry to measure free bilirubin levels, a more specific marker of bilirubin-induced neurotoxicity. He studies the effect of lead, gadolinium, and other environmental metals and toxins on neonatal outcomes and developing nervous system; effect of nutrition specifically iron and Vitamin D deficiency on neonatal outcomes; effect of inflammation and hormonal deficiency on neonatal outcomes and brain development. In addition, he is the PI of four randomized trials (RCT): Double blind RCT of lipid administration, Double blind RCT of iron supplementation, Double blind RCT of chest shielding, and an interventional trial of ceftriaxone. He is the co-investigator for the NIH funded ECHO project. His work is supported by NICHD, CTSI, and NIDCR.



  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics


XI, XII | Prakash Higher Secondary School

MBBS | NHL Municipal Medical School

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1994 - 05/30/1998
Fellowship in Neonatology at University of Rochester Medical Center

10/28/1991 - 6/30/1994
Residency in Pediatrics at Henry Ford Hospital

01/21/1987 - 05/05/1990
Residency in Pediatrics at Sheth K.M. School of Post Graduate Medicine and Re

01/21/1986 - 01/20/1987
Internship in Pediatrics at Sheth K.M. School of Post Graduate Medicine and Re

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2007 - Present
Best Doctors in the US

2005 - Present
New York Chapter (Zone II) Champion, American Academy of Pediatrics - EHDI.

2003 - 2005
Maryland Chapter Champion, American Academy of Pediatrics - Newborn Hearing Committee - EHDI

Annual "Best Teaching Award " given by Residents of Combined Howard University -DC General Hospital Pediatric Residency Program

Ranked first in Pediatric Board Exam (MD), Gujarat University, India

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Journal Articles

Amin SB, Smith T, Timler G. "Developmental influence of unconjugated hyperbilirubinemia and neurobehavioral disorders." Pediatric research.. 2018 Oct 23; Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Gupta K, Wang H, Amin SB. "Copper Supplementation in Premature Infants With Parenteral Nutrition-Associated Cholestasis." Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.. 2018 Oct 0; 33(5):718-724. Epub 2018 Mar 12.

Amin SB, Wang H. "Bilirubin Albumin Binding and Unbound Unconjugated Hyperbilirubinemia in Premature Infants." The Journal of pediatrics.. 2018 Jan 0; 192:47-52. Epub 2017 Nov 10.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Neonatal Jaundice
Book Title: Handbook of NICU Care
Author List: Amin SB
Published By: Jaypee Publishers 2018 in New Delhi, India

Chapter Title: Neonatal Jaundice
Book Title: Advances in Pediatrics
Author List: Amin, SB.
Published By: Elsevier 2012