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Prathima Nandivada, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Pediatric surgeon specializing in colorectal anomalies and diseases at Boston Children’s Hospital and postdoctoral fellow interested in the role of gut barrier dysfunction in pediatric enteropathies.

Education and Training

2006- BS Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

2010- MD State University of New York Medical School, Stony Brook, NY

2010-2012- Resident in General Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

2012-2015- Research fellow, Department of Surgery (Mark Puder MD, PhD), Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

2015-2018 – Resident in General Surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

2018-2020- Fellow in Pediatric Surgery, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

2020- Post-doctoral research fellow, Department of Pathology (Jerrold Turner MD, PhD), Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Academic Appointments

2020- Attending Surgeon, Colorectal and Pelvic Malformation Center, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA

2020- Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Publications

  • Gillian L Fell, Bennet S Cho, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Duy T Dao, Meredith A Baker, Prathima Nandivada, Alison A O'Loughlin, Alexis P Hurley , Paul D Mitchell, Shawn Rangel, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. Optimizing Duration of Empiric Management of Suspected Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Pediatric Patients with Intestinal Failure. 2020. The journal of pediatrics. 32687916
  • Meredith A Baker, Prathima Nandivada, Paul D Mitchell, Gillian L Fell, Amy Pan, Bennet S Cho, Denis J De La Flor, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Duy T Dao, Vania Nosé, Mark Puder. Omega-3 fatty acids are protective in hepatic ischemia reperfusion injury in the absence of GPR120 signaling. 2019. Journal of pediatric surgery. 54(11), 2392-97. 6790164
  • Gillian L Fell , Bennet S Cho, Duy T Dao, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Meredith A Baker, Prathima Nandivada, Amy Pan, Alison A O'Loughlin, Paul D Mitchell, Vania Nose, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. Fish oil protects the liver from parenteral nutrition-induced injury via GPR120-mediated PPARγ signaling. 2019. Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and fatty acids. 143, 8-14. 6642797
  • Sarah J Carlson, Alison A O'Loughlin, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Meredith A Baker, Nicholas A Andrews, Georgia Gunner, Duy T Dao, Amy Pan, Prathima Nandivada, Melissa Chang , Eileen Cowan , Paul D Mitchell, Kathleen M Gura, Michela Fagiolini, Mark Puder. A Diet With Docosahexaenoic and Arachidonic Acids as the Sole Source of Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Is Sufficient to Support Visual, Cognitive, Motor, and Social Development in Mice. 2019. Frontiers in neuroscience. 13, 72. 6397844
  • Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Eileen Cowan, Maria B Cubria, Juan C Villa-Camacho, Amin Mohamadi, Duy T Dao, Amy Pan, Gillian L Fell, Meredith A Baker, Prathima Nandivada, Ara Nazarian, Mark Puder. Effects of dietary omega-3 fatty acids on bones of healthy mice. 2019. Clinical nutrition. 38(5), 2145-54. 6465171
  • Gillian L Fell, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Duy T Dao, Meredith A Baker, Prathima Nandivada, Bennet S Cho, Amy Pan, Alison A O'Loughlin, Vania Nose, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. Alpha-tocopherol in intravenous lipid emulsions imparts hepatic protection in a murine model of hepatosteatosis induced by the enteral administration of a parenteral nutrition solution. 2019. PLoS One. 14(7). 6622470
  • Duy T Dao, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Amy Pan, Alison A O'Loughlin, Paul D Mitchell, Gillian L Fell, Meredith A Baker, Bennet S Cho, Prathima Nandivada, Arthur P Nedder, Charles J Smithers, Nancy Chen, Robert Comeau, Kevin Holmes, Susan Kalled , Angela Norton, Bohong Zhang, Mark Puder. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Enhances Compensatory Lung Growth in Piglets. 2018. Surgery. 164(6), 1279-86. 6446901
  • Duy T Dao, Prathima Nandivada, Jacqueline T Vuong, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Amy Pan, Hiroko Kishikawa, Paul D Mitchell, Meredith A Baker, Gillian L Fell, Thomas Martin, Mark Puder. Vascular endothelial growth factor accelerates compensatory lung growth by increasing the alveolar units. 2018. Pediatric research. 83(6), 1182-9. 6019135
  • Meredith A Baker, Prathima Nandivada, Paul D Mitchell, Gillian L Fell, Amy Pan, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Duy T Dao, Kathleen M Gura, Vania Nosé, Mark Puder. Pretreatment with intravenous fish oil reduces hepatic ischemia reperfusion injury in a murine model. 2018. Surgery. 163(5), 1035-9. 5936675
  • Prathima Nandivada, Gillian L Fell, Amy H Pan, Vania Nose, Paul D Mitchell, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. Parenteral Soybean Oil Induces Hepatosteatosis Despite Addition of Fish Oil in a Mouse Model of Intestinal Failure-Associated Liver Disease. 2018. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition. 42(2), 403-11. 29187040
  • Gillian L Fell, Bennet S Cho, Amy Pan, Vania Nose, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Duy T Dao, Meredith A Baker, Prathima Nandivada, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. A Comparison of Fish Oil Sources for Parenteral Lipid Emulsions in a Murine Model. 2017. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition. 41(2), 181-87. 26993989
  • Duy T Dao, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Alison A O'Loughlin, Amy Pan , Arthur P Nedder , Dana Bolgen, Charles Jason Smithers, Jill Zalieckas, Craig W Lillehei, Prathima Nandivada, Meredith A Baker, Gillian L Fell, Bennet S Cho, Mark Puder. Technique and perioperative management of left pneumonectomy in neonatal piglets. 2017. Journal of surgical research. 212, 146-52. 5839113
  • Prathima Nandivada, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Alison A O'Loughlin, Paul D Mitchell, Meredith A Baker, Duy T Dao, Gillian L Fell, Alexis K Potemkin, Kathleen M Gura, Ellis J Neufeld, Mark Puder. Risk of post-procedural bleeding in children on intravenous fish oil. 2017. American journal of surgery. 4(4), 733-37. 5464992
  • Prathima Nandivada, Gillian L Fell, Paul D Mitchell, Alexis K Potemkin, Alison A O'Loughlin, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. Long-Term Fish Oil Lipid Emulsion Use in Children With Intestinal Failure-Associated Liver Disease. 2017. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition. 41(6), 930-937. 26962059
  • Melissa I Chang, Sarah J Carlson, Prathima Nandivada, Alison A O'Loughlin, Alexis K Potemkin, Eileen Cowan, Paul D Mitchell, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. Challenging the 48-Hour Rule-Out for Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections in the Pediatric Intestinal Failure Population: A Retrospective Pilot Study. 2016. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition. 40(4), 567-73. 25567785
  • Prathima Nandivada, Gillian L Fell, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. Lipid emulsions in the treatment and prevention of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease in infants and children. 2016. American journal of clinical nutrition. 103(2), 629-34. 26791189
  • Prathima Nandivada, Gillian L Fell, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. Lipid emulsions in the treatment and prevention of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease in infants and children. 2016. American journal of clinical nutrition. 103(2), 629-34. 26791189
  • Prathima Nandivada, Gillian L Fell, Amy H Pan, Vania Nose, Pei-Ra Ling, Bruce R Bistrian, Mark Puder. Eucaloric Ketogenic Diet Reduces Hypoglycemia and Inflammation in Mice with Endotoxemia. 2016. Lipids. 51(6), 703-14. 27117864
  • Prathima Nandivada, Gillian L Fell, Amy H Pan, Vania Nose, Pei-Ra Ling, Bruce R Bistrian, Mark Puder. Eucaloric Ketogenic Diet Reduces Hypoglycemia and Inflammation in Mice with Endotoxemia. 2016. Lipids. 51(6), 703-14. 27117864
  • Gillian L Fell, Alison A O'Loughlin, Prathima Nandivada, Alexis K Potemkin, Paul D Mitchell, Judith Mahoney, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. Methods to Reduce Medication Errors in a Clinical Trial of an Investigational Parenteral Medication. 2016. Contemporary clinical trials communications. 4, 64-67. 4967555
  • Prathima Nandivada, Meredith A Baker, Paul D Mitchell, Alison A O'Loughlin, Alexis K Potemkin, Lorenzo Anez-Bustillos, Sarah J Carlson, Duy T Dao, Gillian L Fell, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. Predictors of failure of fish-oil therapy for intestinal failure-associated liver disease in children. 2016. American journal of clinical nutrition. 104(3), 663-70. 4997303
  • Gillian L Fell, Prathima Nandivada, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. Intravenous Lipid Emulsions in Parenteral Nutrition. 2015. Advances in nutrition. 6(5), 600-10. 26374182
  • Brian T Kalish, Gillian L Fell, Prathima Nandivada, Mark Puder. Clinically Relevant Mechanisms of Lipid Synthesis, Transport, and Storage. 2015. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition. 39, 8-17. 26187937
  • Sarah J Carlson, Prathima Nandivada, Melissa I Chang, Paul D Mitchell, Alison O'Loughlin, Eileen Cowan, Kathleen M Gura, Vania Nose, Bruce R Bistrian, Mark Puder. The addition of medium-chain triglycerides to a purified fish oil-based diet alters inflammatory profiles in mice. 2015. Metabolism. 64(2), 274-82. 25458829
  • Prathima Nandivada, Alexis K Potemkin, Sarah J Carlson, Melissa I Chang, Eileen Cowan, Alison A O'Loughlin, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. Elevated Alkaline Phosphatase in Infants With Parenteral Nutrition-Associated Liver Disease Reflects Bone Rather Than Liver Disease. 2015. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition. 39(8), 973-6. 25106918
  • Prathima Nandivada, Melissa I Chang, Alexis K Potemkin, Sarah J Carlson, Eileen Cowan, Alison A Oʼloughlin, Paul D Mitchell, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. The natural history of cirrhosis from parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease after resolution of cholestasis with parenteral fish oil therapy. 2015. Annals of Surgery. 261(1), 172-9. 24374535
  • Prathima Nandivada, Deborah Nagle. Surgical therapies for fecal incontinence. 2014. Current opinion in gastroenterology. 30(1), 69-74. 24232369
  • Sarah J Carlson, Melissa I Chang, Prathima Nandivada, Eileen Cowan, Mark Puder. Neonatal intestinal physiology and failure. 2013. Seminars in pediatric surgery. 22(4), 190-4. 24331093
  • Prathima Nandivada, Sarah J Carlson, Melissa I Chang, Eileen Cowan, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. Treatment of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease: the role of lipid emulsions. 2013. Advances in nutrition. 4(6), 711-7. 24228202
  • Prathima Nandivada, Sarah J Carlson, Eileen Cowan, Melissa I Chang, Kathleen M Gura, Mark Puder. Role of parenteral lipid emulsions in the preterm infant. 2013. Early Human Development. 89(2), 45-9. 23998451
  • P Nandivada 1 , E Cowan, S J Carlson, M Chang, K M Gura, M Puder. Mechanisms for the effects of fish oil lipid emulsions in the management of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease. 2013. Prostaglandins, leukotrienes, and fatty acids. 89(4), 153-8. 23602846
  • Eileen Cowan, Prathima Nandivada, Mark Puder. Fish oil-based lipid emulsion in the treatment of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease. 2013. Current opinion in pediatrics. 25(2), 193-200. 23407182
  • Jeffrey J Siracuse, Prathima Nandivada, Kristina A Giles, Allen D Hamdan, Mark C Wyers, Elliot L Chaikof, Frank B Pomposelli, Marc L Schermerhorn. Prosthetic graft infections involving the femoral artery. 2013. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 57(3), 700-5. 23312940
  • Prathima Nandivada, Kiran H Lagisetty, Kristina Giles, Frank B Pomposelli, Elliot L Chaikof, Marc L Schermerhorn, Mark C Wyers, Allen D Hamdan. The impact of endovascular procedures on fellowship training in lower extremity revascularization. 2012. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 55(6), 1814-20. 22608046
  • Prathima Nandivada, Vitaly Poylin, Deborah Nagle. Advances in the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease. 2012. Current opinion in gastroenterology. 28(1), 47-51. 22134218
  • N Labropoulos, P Nandivada, K Bekelis. Stroke of the posterior cerebral circulation. 2011. International Angiology. 30(2), 105-14. 21427646
  • Ben T Atkinson, Reema Jasuja, Vivien M Chen, Prathima Nandivada, Bruce Furie, Barbara C Furie. Laser-induced endothelial cell activation supports fibrin formation. 2010. Blood. 116(22), 4675-83. 20675401
  • Nicos Labropoulos 1 , Prathima Nandivada, Kimon Bekelis. Prevalence and impact of the subclavian steal syndrome. 2010. Annals of Surgery. 252(1), 166-70. 20531004