Akhil Maheshwari, MBBS, MD
Dr. Maheshwari's research is focused on the mechanisms of inflammatory gut injury in neonatal necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), a leading cause of death among premature infants. Specific areas of interest include host-microbial interaction, leukocyte trafficking, cytokines, tight junctions, macrophage function and protective factors in human milk. His laboratory has developed several pre-clinical models of NEC and neonatal intestinal injury. He also uses clinical datasets to identify novel disease associations using statistical and machine-learning tools. His clinical interests are in neonatal intestinal and liver conditions.