Ravi Mangal Patel, MD, M.Sc.

Associate Professor, Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta


Research Interests

I am interested in the epidemiology of NEC, with a goal to understand and estimate the relationship between common exposures and the risk of NEC.

Current Projects

Current studies on NEC are investigating trends in US incidence, the role of red cell and platelet transfusions, anemia, probiotics and cytomegalovirus.

Recent Publications

1: Kane AF, Bhatia AD, Denning PL, Shane AL, Patel RM. Routine Supplementation of Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG and Risk of Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low Birth Weight Infants. J Pediatr. 2018 [in press]

2: Patel RM, Underwood MA. Probiotics and necrotizing enterocolitis. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2018 Feb;27(1):39-46.

3: Maheshwari A, Patel RM, Christensen RD. Anemia, red blood cell transfusions, and necrotizing enterocolitis. Semin Pediatr Surg. 2018 Feb;27(1):47-51.

4: Bhatt D, Travers C, Patel RM, Shinnick J, Arps K, Keene S, Raval MV. Predicting Mortality or Intestinal Failure in Infants with Surgical Necrotizing Enterocolitis. J Pediatr. 2017 Dec;191:22-27.e3.

5: Roberts JL, Patel RM. Antibiotic utilisation in very low birth weight infants without sepsis or necrotising enterocolitis is associated with multiple adverse outcomes. Evid Based Med. 2017 Oct;22(5):187.

6: Denning TL, Bhatia AM, Kane AF, Patel RM, Denning PW. Pathogenesis of NEC: Role of the innate and adaptive immune response. Semin Perinatol. 2017 Feb;41(1):15-28.

7: Patel RM, Meyer EK, Widness JA. Research Opportunities to Improve Neonatal Red Blood Cell Transfusion. Transfus Med Rev. 2016 Oct;30(4):165-73.

8: Patel RM, Knezevic A, Shenvi N, Hinkes M, Keene S, Roback JD, Easley KA, Josephson CD. Association of Red Blood Cell Transfusion, Anemia, and Necrotizing Enterocolitis in Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants. JAMA. 2016 Mar 1;315(9):889-97.

9: Patel RM, Denning PW. Intestinal microbiota and its relationship with necrotizing enterocolitis. Pediatr Res. 2015 Sep;78(3):232-8.

10: Patel RM, Kandefer S, Walsh MC, Bell EF, Carlo WA, Laptook AR, Sánchez PJ, Shankaran S, Van Meurs KP, Ball MB, Hale EC, Newman NS, Das A, Higgins RD, Stoll BJ; Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network. Causes and timing of death in extremely premature infants from 2000 through 2011. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jan 22;372(4):331-40.




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