Vinod (Vinny) K. Bhutani, a medical graduate of the Armed Forces Medical College (India), is the Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology) at the Stanford University School of Medicine and a practicing Neonatologist at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford. His world-renowned expertise in neonatal biodesign, post-doctorate training in physiology, and translational research of bilirubin biology has led Dr. Bhutani to combine these disciplines towards highly effective global public health measures and are some of the primary reasons for his selection as a Legend of Neonatology.
Dr. Bhutani has made innovative contributions to neonatal thermoregulation, neonatal ventilation, neonatal pulmonary functions, preventive strategies for childhood chronic lung disease, jaundice management to prevent newborn brain injury. Over the past decade, he has pioneered systems-approach to newborn care to achieve newborn safety and implement quality newborn services with zero-tolerance to medical errors and “never-events.” He also chairs the Global Prevent Kernicterus Network through a network of experts from countries that include Canada, Demark, UK, Italy, France, India, China, Brazil, Argentina, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Middle East, Japan and the USA.
Professor Bhutani’s clinical career commenced at the Nation’s First Hospital, The Pennsylvania Hospital (University of Pennsylvania), where he served as Pediatrician and Neonatologist for 25 years prior to his transition to Stanford in 2005. While in Philadelphia, he was a Senior Physician at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Jefferson Medical College. In addition, he was the Adjunct Faculty at the School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania. Now, at Stanford University, he is tenured in the Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics and directs the Neonatology Fellowship Training Program and the Neonatal Transport Program. Dr. Bhutani’s authorship includes 200 peer-reviewed manuscripts with about 150 as original research. He has been elected to the American Pediatric Society and has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics major policy bodies: Executive Committee of the Section on Perinatal Pediatrics, Committee of Fetus and Newborn as well as the Sub-Committee on Hyperbilirubinemia. Among his recent awards are: “Fellow of the National Neonatology Forum (NNF) of India”; “Faculty Award of the Stanford-India Biodesign Program”; “The Life- time Achievement Award” from the NNF of India and “The Landmark Award” from the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a true Legend of Neonatology.