Vaneet Kalra, M.D.

Vaneet Kumar Kalra, M.D.


Pediatric Neonatology




  • Assistant Professor
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UC Davis Children's Hospital

2315 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital


M.D., Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India 2000


Pediatrics, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India 2002-2005

Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Patterson NJ 2007-2010


Neonatology, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit MI 2010-2013

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics - Neonatology, 2013

American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 2010

Select Recent Publications

Prempunpong C, Chalak LF, Garfinkle J, Shah B, Kalra V, Rollins N, Boyle R, Nguyen KA, Mir I, Pappas A, Montaldo P, Thayyil S, Sánchez PJ, Shankaran S, Laptook AR, Sant'Anna G. Prospective Research in Infants with Mild Encephalopathy: the PRIME study. J Perinatol. 2017 Nov 2.

Kalra VK, Aggarwal S, Arora P, Natarajan G. B- type natriuretic peptide levels in preterm neonates with bronchopulmonary dysplasia: A marker of severity? Pediatr Pulmonol. 2014 Nov; 49(11):1106-11.

Yigazu P, Kalra V, Altinok D.  Brainstem disconnection in a late preterm neonate with classic features of fetal alcohol syndrome. Pediatr Neurol. 2014 Nov; 51(5):745-6.

Arora P, Kalra VK, Natarajan G. Pneumatoceles in Infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Clinical Characteristics and Outcomes. Am J Perinatol. 2013 Sep;30(8):689-94.

Kalra VK, Kiblawi FM, Myridakis D, Crews JD, Edwards MS, Patra KP . Index of suspicion. Case 1: Palpitations and dizziness in a teenage boy. Case 2: Arthritis in a 4-year-old girl. Case 3: Seizures, hallucinations, hyponatremia, and red urine in a teenage boy in India. Pediatr Rev. 2012 Oct;33(10):475-80. 

Kalra VK, Natarajan G, Poulik J, Arora P, Gayer C, Altaany D, Stockmann PT. Isolated Ruptured Appendicitis presenting as Pneumatosis Intestinalis in a Premature Neonate. Pediatr Surg Int. 2012 Apr;28(4):439-41. 

Kalra VK, Arora P, Lua J. Spontaneous fracture and migration of distal segment of a peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) to heart in a neonate. J Vasc Access. 2012 Jul-Sep;13(3):403.

Kalra VK, DeBari VA, Zauk A, Kataria P, Kiblawi F. Point-of-care testing for B-type natriuretic peptide in premature neonates with patent ductus arteriosus. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2011 Spring; 41(2):131-7.

Obeid R, Kalra VK, Arora P, Quist F, Moltz KC, Chouthai. Neonatal Thyrotoxicosis Presenting as Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension. BMJ Case Rep. 2012 May 30;2012. pii: bcr0220125939.

Arora P, Kalra VK, Pappas A. Multiple brain abscesses in a neonate after blood stream infection by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. J Pediatr. 2012 Sep;161(3):563-563.e1.