Srikumar Nair, MD

Srikumar Nair, MD

Medical Director, Quality Improvement
Attending Neonatologist
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Srikumar Nair is an attending neonatologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles with a research interest in Quality and Performance Improvement. He is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. He completed his residency training in General Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at the Virginia Commonwealth University followed by fellowship training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Nair has several peer-reviewed publications in the field of quality and education.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Nair’s interest is in the field of Neonatology, with a specific focus in improving quality and performance outcomes. With constant advances in neonatal critical care medicine and research, it is imperative that these advances be implemented in a structured way to achieve the maximum benefit for the largest patient population. This can be challenging in the high pressure often chaotic NICU environment. The proper and methodical execution of improved protocols and practices is critical in the pursuit of excellent patient care. Some of Dr. Nair’s current projects include decreasing the number of unplanned extubation events and decreasing the number of Central Line Associated Blood Stream Infections, both of which can cause significant morbidity and mortality to the neonatal patient population. He is continually looking for ways to optimize quality standards in the NICCU to improve care and patient safety.



Medical College of Virginia


Medical College of Virginia


University of Texas Medical School at Houston



Neonatal Perinatal Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
General Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics – Perinatal Section
American Academy of Pediatrics – QI Section
Western Society for Pediatric Research
California Association of Neonatologists


Kambestad K, et al. The Adverse Impact of Unplanned Extubation in a Cohort of Critically Ill Neonates. Reparatory Care Journal. (Accepted 29-Mar-2019)

Glasberg T, Jackson P, Pavlova Z. Nair S. (Published 2017 May 30). Infant with Clinical Evidence of Pulmonary Hypoplasia: A Case Report. Cureus 9(5): e1289. doi:10.7759/cureus.1298.

Nair S, Thoms, Eric J, Katakam L. (Published 2017 January 06). Video Laryngoscopy vs. Direct Laryngoscopy in Teaching Neonatal Endo tracheal Intubation: A Simulation –Based Study. Cureus 9(1): e962. doi:10.7759/cureus.962.

Roth T, Kumar A, Nair S.: Monogenic diabetes secondary to congenital lipodystrophy in a 14 year old Yemeni girl.  Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology, (2010). 2(4), 176-179


Quality and Performance Improvement
Safety Coordination