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Akhil Maheshwari, MD is the current Editor-in-Chief of the newborn. In addition to the fellowship of the American Academy of Pediatrics, he has been honored with membership of the Society for Pediatric Research/American Pediatric Society (APS) and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Edin) and the Indian Academy of Haematology.
Maheshwari received medical education at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh in India. He then relocated to the University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida for further training in clinical pediatrics and laboratory research. Two years later, he relocated with the same team to the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida to continue his research and to receive fellowship training in neonatology.
He has served in faculty and departmental leadership positions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of South Florida, and at the Johns Hopkins University. He has demonstrated skills in neonatal and pediatric clinical care, epidemiological assessments, healthcare management, and inpatient pediatrics for more than 15 years. He dedicated a 2-year period to develop the Global Newborn Society and its journal, and has now joined the Louisiana State University - Shreveport, Louisiana.
Maheshwari is an expert in the mechanisms of inflammation in infants, particularly in their gastrointestinal tract. His recent work is focused on macrophage biology. In addition to more than 200 invited lectures, he has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles, contributed more than 50 chapters in leading textbooks of neonatology, and authored 6 textbooks. One of these, a comprehensive textbook entitled Principles of Neonatology will be available in September 2023.
He serves on the editorial board of numerous medical journals, and has led many committees to review scientific proposals at the National Institutes of Health and at the American Heart Association. He also serves on the College of Reviewers at the CIHR and similar committees in the United Kingdom, Belgium, The Netherlands, and Hong Kong, China. As mentioned above, he is an active member of the APS, which seeks to promote child and adolescent health through advocacy, scholarship, education, and leadership. He also works at the Rotary Club (its Metro-Bethesda branch at Washington DC).
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