Dr. Ritu Chitkara MD Neonatologist

Dr. Ritu Chitkara is a neonatologist in Stanford, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford. She received her medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine and has been in practice for 8 years. She is one of 12 doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and one of 27 at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford who specialize in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Neonatologist: General Neonatology

Education & Medical Training

Stanford University
Residency, Pediatrics, 2006–2009

Stanford University
Fellowship, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 2009–2012

UC San Diego School of Medicine
Class of 2006

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 5 years in Pediatrics

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Publications & Presentations

The accuracy of human senses in the detection of neonatal heart rate during standardized simulated resuscitation: Implications for delivery of care, training and technology design.
Chitkara, R.,Rajani, A. K.,Oehlert, J. W.,Lee, H. C.,Epi, M. S.,Halamek, L. P.

Comparing the utility of a novel neonatal resuscitation cart with a generic code cart using simulation: a randomised, controlled, crossover trial.
Chitkara, R., Rajani, A. K., Lee, H. C., Snyder Hansen, S. F., Halamek, L. P.

Comparison of umbilical venous and intraosseous access during simulated neonatal resuscitation.
Rajani, A. K., Chitkara, R., Oehlert, J., Halamek, L. P.

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