Sagori Mukhopadhyay, MD, MMSc

Core Faculty

Sagori Mukhopadhyay, MD, MMSc is a core faculty member at the Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness (CPCE) at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), an attending neonatologist and an assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Mukhopadhyay completed medical school training in India and pediatric residency and neonatology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital before joining CHOP and Penn.

Dr. Mukhopadhyay’s research interests include neonatal infectious disease epidemiology, the developing microbiome and the effect of these early-life factors on later childhood health outcomes. Her work has focused on the role of neonatal infections and antimicrobial therapy in altering early colonization with subsequent impact on health outcomes.

Her work on epidemiology of neonatal infectious disease and early life antibiotic exposure with childhood atopy and obesity is funded by a K23 award from the National Institute of Health (NICHD) and by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. She has also received funding as part of the Physician Scientist Award from the Society of Pediatric Research and from the Transdisciplinary Awards Program in Translational Medicine and Therapeutics from the University of Pennsylvania to determine differences in microbiome development trajectories in preterm infants based on early-life factors.

Dr. Mukhopadhyay has led the recruitment of longitudinal birth cohorts in both healthy term and preterm populations and created a repository of biospecimens and clinical databases. The ultimate aim of Dr. Mukhopadhyay’s work is to use the translational and epidemiological knowledge we gain from these cohorts to drive targeted change in early life care that will promote better health outcomes for children throughout their lifespan.

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