Sanjiv B. Amin, M.B.B.S.

Sanjiv B. Amin, M.B.B.S.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 651
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-2972
Fax: (585) 461-3614

Professional Bio

My clinical interests include the studying the effects of jaundice, nutrition, and environmental toxins on developing nervous system in neonates. My future interests include long-term neurodevelopmental outcome, including language, autism and central auditory processing disorders of premature and late preterm neonates

Research Bio

Dr. Amin's research interests include studying the effects of jaundice, perinatal nutrition specifically iron and vitamin D, and other factors such as trace elements, inflammation, and toxins on developing nervous system in premature and term neonates using auditory brainstem responses, visual evoked responses, and long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes during early childhood. He is NIH-funded to study the effects of jaundice on neurodevelopmental outcomes in preterm and term neonates. In addition, he is investigating the role of hormonal factors on brain development. He is also studying the effects of toxins and nutrition on body mass, bone density index, and dental development in neonates.

He is also studying the role of various nutritional factors including lipids and trace elements on development of cholestasis in premature and term neonates as part of observational studies as well as a clinical trial. He is conducting a randomized clinical trial to evaluate the effects of iron supplementation on brain development in neonates. He has expanded his research in India and is actively involved in building research capacity at participating centers in India. He is also conducting a clinical trial to evaluate the role of chest shielding during phototherapy for prevention of PDA in premature infants. Dr. Amin's future interests include evaluating effect of perinatal factors on long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes such as specific language disorders, cognitive delay, central auditory processing disorders, etc. in premature and late preterm neonates. Also, he is interested in studying genetic mechanisms to determine why there are differences in bilirubin load and susceptibility to bilirubin-induced neurotoxicity. He has been involved in exploring newer techniques to measure free bilirubin levels, a more specific marker of bilirubin-induced neurotoxicity. His work is supported by NICHD, CTSI, and Gerber Foundation.

Awards & Honors (Local)

"Best Doctors in the US" 2007 - Present
New York Chapter (Zone II) Champion, American Academy of Pediatrics - EHDI. 2005 - Present
Maryland Chapter Champion, American Academy of Pediatrics - Newborn Hearing Committee - EHDI 2003 - 2005
Annual "Best Teaching Award " given by Residents of Combined Howard University -DC General Hospital Pediatric Residency Program 2000
Ranked first in Pediatric Board Exam (MD), Gujarat University, India 1989

Recent Journal Articles

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2016 Aug 29
Mannan J, Amin SB. "Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Chest Shielding on Preventing Patent Ductus Arteriosus in Premature Infants." American journal of perinatology. 2016 Aug 29; Epub 2016 Aug 29.
2016 Jun
Amin SB, Wang H, Laroia N, Orlando M. "Unbound Bilirubin and Auditory Neuropathy Spectrum Disorder in Late Preterm and Term Infants with Severe Jaundice." The Journal of pediatrics. 2016 Jun; 173:84-9. Epub 2016 Mar 04.
2016 Mar
Gupta K, Wang H, Amin SB. "Parenteral Nutrition-Associated Cholestasis in Premature Infants: Role of Macronutrients." JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition. 2016 Mar; 40(3):335-41. Epub 2014 Oct 13.
2015 Nov
Choudhury V, Amin SB, Agarwal A, Srivastava LM, Soni A, Saluja S. "Latent iron deficiency at birth influences auditory neural maturation in late preterm and term infants." The American journal of clinical nutrition. 2015 Nov; 102(5):1030-4. Epub 2015 Aug 26.
2015 Mar
Amin SB, Orlando M, Monczynski C, Tillery K. "Central auditory processing disorder profile in premature and term infants." American journal of perinatology. 2015 Mar; 32(4):399-404. Epub 2014 Sep 27.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Neonatology (SMD) - Primary


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


MBBS | Medicine | NHL Municipal Medical School1986
XI, XII | Prakash Higher Secondary School1980

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Neonatology at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1994 - 05/30/1998
Residency in Pediatrics at Henry Ford Hospital10/28/1991 - 6/30/1994
Residency in Pediatrics at Sheth K.M. School of Post Graduate Medicine and Re01/21/1987 - 05/05/1990
Internship in Pediatrics at Sheth K.M. School of Post Graduate Medicine and Re01/21/1986 - 01/20/1987