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Biography

Dr Malhotra is a consultant neonatologist at Monash Newborn and research scientist at The Ritchie Centre, Hudson Institute of Medical Research. He holds a senior lecturer appointment in the Department of Paediatrics, Monash University and is the current recipient of a RACP Foundation Research Fellowship.

His clinical research interests focus on improving respiratory and neurological outcomes of high risk infants. He has been involved in a number of randomised clinical trials in neonatal conditions. He is keen on early neurodevelopment and recently established the ealy detection (for cerebral palsy) clinic for high risk neonates at Monash Children's Hospital.

His basic science interests include understanding and treating brain injury related to high risk perinatal conditions. He has a special interest in fetal growth restriction and has conducted a number of preclinical and clinicial studies in this area.

He has been instrumental in the translation of a number of preclinical therapies from the laboratory to the clinic. He recently led a world-first trial of placental stem cells for chronic lung disease of prematurity. He has as a special interest in regenerative cell therapies for neonatal diseases.

Dr Malhotra is passionate about education and jointly runs the Monash Newborn Simulation program. He has also been running maternal and neonatal educational simulation programs in rural communities in India.

Education/Academic qualification

Paediatrics, DNB

2002

Paediatrics, MD, University of Delhi

19992002

Medicine, MBBS, University of Delhi

19931997

External positions

Member, Paediatric Research Committee, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians

2018 → …

Member, Written Examination Committee, The Royal Australasian College of Physicians

20122017

Keywords

  • fetal and neonatal neuroprotection
  • neonatal respiratory physiology and therapy

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Research Output 2009 2018

Inpatient outcomes of preterm infants receiving ω-3 enriched lipid emulsion (SMOFlipid): an observational study

Choudhary, N., Tan, K. & Malhotra, A. 1 May 2018 In : European Journal of Pediatrics. 177, 5, p. 723-731 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Comparison of preterm and term equivalent age MRI for the evaluation of preterm brain injury

Malhotra, A., Fahey, M. C., Davies-Tuck, M., Wong, F., Carse, E., Whiteley, G. & Ditchfield, M. 6 Apr 2017 In : Journal of Perinatology. 37, p. 864-868 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Defining T helper cell immunity in bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Lao, J. C., Pang, M. A., Malhotra, A., Tan, K., Beker, F., Konig, K., Collins, C., Theda, C., Kamlin, C. O., Yeomans, E., Elsayed, K., Noble, E., Walsh, G., Argus, B., Twitchell, E., Berger, P., Veldman, A., Nold-Petry, C. A. & Nold, M. F. 1 May 2017 p. 125-126 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOtherpeer-review

Prizes

Eric Burnard Fellowship

Atul Malhotra (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Eric Burnard Fellowship

Atul Malhotra (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Eric Burnard Fellowship

Atul Malhotra (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Excellence in Supervision

Atul Malhotra (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Monash Health Award - Improving healthcare through clinical research

Atul Malhotra (Recipient), Jun 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)