MD-University of Southern California, MPH-Harvard University School of Public Health


Ashwini Lakshmanan, MD MPH is is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine and an attending neonatologist at the Newborn and Infant Critical Care Unit at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Ashwini graduated from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California after also receiving both a Bachelors in Science in Biological Sciences and Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (Economics) from the University of Southern California. After completing her pediatric residency and Chief residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Ashwini completed two concurrent fellowships at Boston Children’s Hospital. She finished a fellowship at the Harvard Neonatal Perinatal Medicine Program where she assumed the position of Chief Fellow from 2011-2012. She also completed a research fellowship through the Harvard-wide Pediatric Health Services Fellowship and earned a Master’s in Public Health with a concentration in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2012. Her research interests and goals have been to address disparities in health care delivery in the field of perinatal-neonatal medicine. She has examined issues such as maternal stress on birth outcomes and quality of life for caregivers of preterm infants after discharge from the NICU.

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