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

Research Bio

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.

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