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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. 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 also been instrumental in the translation of a number of preclinical therapies from the laboratory to the clinic.

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



  • fetal and neonatal neuroprotection
  • neonatal respiratory physiology and therapy

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Research Output 2009 2017

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 journalArticle

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 conferenceAbstract

Early- versus Late-Onset Fetal Growth Restriction Differentially Affects the Development of the Fetal Sheep Brain

Alves de Alencar Rocha, A. K., Allison, B. J., Yawno, T., Polglase, G. R., Sutherland, A. E., Malhotra, A., Jenkin, G., Castillo-Melendez, M. & Miller, S. L. Jul 2017 In : Developmental Neuroscience. 39, 1-4, p. 141-155 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


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)