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Dr Ujwal Kariholu is a consultant neonatologist at the Trust, working at Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea hospital and St Mary’s hospital including The Lindo Wing. Dr Kariholu trained in paediatrics and neonatology at some of the best centres in the UK that included Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea hospital, St Mary’s hospital, University College London, Homerton University hospital and The Royal London hospital. Dr Kariholu received his master’s degree (MPhil) in Neonatal Pain in 2013 from Imperial College London. Dr Kariholu has been registered as a qualified healthcare professional in the UK since 2003 and working as a full-time consultant in neonatology since 2013.


Neonatal medicine

Research & publications

  • Montaldo P, Lally P, Oliveira V, Swamy R, Mendoza J, Atreja G, Kariholu U, et al, 2019, Therapeutic hypothermia initiated within 6 hours of birth is associated with reduced brain injury on MR biomarkers in mild hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy: a non-randomised cohort study, Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition, Vol: 104, Pages: F515-F520, ISSN: 1359-2998
  • Kariholu U, et al, 2018, Therapeutic hypothermia for mild neonatal encephalopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition, ISSN: 1359-2998 •Lally PJ, Montaldo P, Oliveira V, Soe A, Swamy R, Bassett P, Mendoza J, Atreja G, Kariholu U, et al 2019, Magnetic resonance spectroscopy assessment of brain injury after moderate hypothermia in neonatal encephalopathy: a prospective multi-centre study, Lancet Neurology, Vol: 18, Pages: 35-45, ISSN: 1474-4422
  • P Montaldo, P Lally, V Oliveira, R Swamy, J Mendoza, G Atreja, U Kariholu, et al. Therapeutic hypothermia is associated with reduced brain injury on MR biomarkers in mild hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed 2018;0:F1–F6. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2018-316040
  • Ujwal K. Neonatal Seizures – Interesting Case Series. Acad J Ped Neonatol. 2018; 6(5): 555755. DOI: 10.19080/AJPN.2018.06.555755.
  • Mubashar Y., Kariholu U. NICU handovers – are we doing them right? Lessons from an audit. Infant 2016; 12(3): 101-104.
  • John Madar, Ujwal Kariholu. Cardiac assessment using echocardiography in the sick neonate – An unmet need for a training syllabus for aspiring neonatologists. E-letter, ADC Fetal & Neonatal Edn, doi 19/07/14.
  • Kariholu U., et al. Managing neonatal pain while rationalising the use of morphine using a structured systematic approach. Infant 2014; 10(1): 30-34.
  • U Kariholu, et al. Perinatal Network Consensus Guidelines on the Resuscitation of Extremely Preterm Infants Born at 27 Weeks Gestation. Eur J Pediatr. 2011 Dec 16.
  • U. Kariholu, et al: Neonatal Citrobacter koseri meningitis and Brain abscess. The Internet Journal of Pediatrics and Neonatology. 2009 Volume 10 Number 1.
  • U Kariholu, et al. An unusual case of wheeze. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2009;94:310; doi:10.1136/adc.2008.149054.
  • Farook, S.A., Kariholu, U., et al. (2007) Not to knot a catheter. Case report of the knotting of a suprapubic catheter. TSW Urology 2, 148-150. DOI 10.1100/tswurol.2007.124.

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