Dr. Souvik Mitra is a Neonatologist and Associate Professor of Pediatrics from Dalhousie University and IWK Health, Halifax, Nova Scotia. He completed his medical school and pediatric residency from Calcutta Medical College, India. After moving to Canada, he went on to complete his fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and MSc in Clinical Epidemiology from McMaster University and his PhD in Epidemiology and Applied Health Research from Dalhousie University. He has expertise in targeted neonatal echocardiography (TNE) and serves as a member of the Royal College (RCPSC) Area of Focused Competence (AFC) Subcommittee in Neonatal Hemodynamics and Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography.
His primary research interests revolve around improving patient and family-important clinical outcomes of extremely preterm babies with a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA). His current CIHR-funded research projects include a pan-Canadian study on the comparative effectiveness of NSAIDs for treatment of PDA in preterm infants and a multicenter RCT on selective early treatment of the PDA in extremely low gestational age infants.
He serves as an Associate Editor for the Cochrane Neonatal Group and co-chairs the Academic Committee of the Neonatal Hemodynamic Research Centre and the Evidence Based Practice for Improving Quality (EPIQ) Hemodynamic Group of the Canadian Neonatal Network. He is an active member of the Fetus and Newborn Committee of the Canadian Pediatric Society and is also a member of several grant peer-review committees (CIHR, Molly Towell Perinatal Research Foundation).
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