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Texas Medical Center

Phone: 832-826-1380


Texas Children's Pavilion for Women6621 Fannin Street, 6th Floor
6621 Fannin Street, 6th Floor
Houston, TX 77030

Athis Rajh Arunachalam, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics/Newborns

Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Baylor College of Medicine Fellowship Neonatology 2014
The Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center Residency Pediatrics 2011
Kilpauk Medical College Residency Pediatrics 2007
Stanley Medical College - India Medical School Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery 2003


Professional Interests:

  • Role of Purinergic Signaling in Sepsis
  • Neonatal Infections
  • Costs of Neonatal Care


Organization Name Role
American Academy of Pediatrics Member
American Federation of Medical Research
Texas Medical Association Member

Selected Publications

Athis Rajh Arunachalam, Vedanta Dariya, and Celia Holland. ""Impact of Malaria and Parasitic Infections on Human Nutrition." Nutrition-Infection Interactions and Impacts on Human Health." CRC. 2014:221-245.

Lingappan K, Arunachalam A, Pammi M.. "Lactoferrin and the newborn: current perspectives." Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther.. 2013 July;11(7):695-707. Pubmed PMID: 23879609.

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