Sreekanth K. Viswanathan, MD

Neonatology

Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Get to Know Me

Prior to joining the Nemours, Dr. Viswanathan served as a faculty member of the Innovative Feeding Disorders Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio. His academic vision is to develop translational clinical research protocols to transform dysfunctional feeding patterns in NICU infants. He has published more than 25 peer-reviewed articles and is an active peer reviewer for a dozen leading pediatric journals. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Dysphagia Research Society.

Why I Treat Children

After my extensive pediatric training in India, UK and the US, I found looking after and caring for critically ill newborn children to be my calling and decided to become a neonatologist. There is nothing more satisfying than watching an unwell newborn baby get better and go home. I believe in the adage “There are two things we should give our children: one is roots and the other is wings.” Being born early or sick is not something we can control, but I strive to provide the best possible care to enable them to hold their ground in the world outside of the NICU. 

What I'm Passionate About

There have been many advances in neonatal care in recent years. I am an avid researcher and believe in evidence-based practices to provide the most up-to-date care. I am particularly passionate about preventing and solving feeding and nutrition-related disorders in neonates as I strongly believe that optimizing early nutrition and growth is critical for the long-term health of newborn babies.

How I Try to Make A Difference

No two babies are the same. This is especially true in neonatology. I treat every baby with passion and purpose by putting the babies and their families at the center of everything by sharing timely information and building trust. I believe in working collaboratively with my team and partnering with parents for the best possible outcome for each and every baby.

Education & Training

Fellowship

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Case Western Reserve University, 2012

Residency

  • Pediatrics - Case Western Reserve University (MetroHealth) Prog, 2009
  • Pediatrics - Madras Medical College, 2003

Medical/Dental School

  • MBBS - University of Calicut, 2000

Board Certifications

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

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • Aetna HMO/POS/PPO/EPO
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HEALTHSMART HLTH PLANS PPO ORL
  • HUMANA HEALTHY HORIZONS (FKA HUMANA MEDICAID)
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Viswanathan, S., Osborn, E., & Jadcherla, S. (2021b). Predictive ability of postnatal growth failure for adverse feeding-related outcomes in preterm infants: an exploratory study comparing Fenton with INTERGROWTH-21st preterm growth charts. Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. doi:10.1080/14767058.2021.1882986

  • Viswanathan, S., McNelis, K., Makker, K., Calhoun, D., Woo, J. G., & Balagopal, B. (2021). Childhood obesity and adverse cardiometabolic risk in large for gestational age infants and potential early preventive strategies: a narrative review. Pediatric Research. doi:10.1038/s41390-021-01904-w

  • Viswanathan, S., Osborn, E., & Jadcherla, S. (2021a). Body adiposity and oral feeding outcomes in infants: a pilot study. Journal of Perinatology, 41(5), 1059-1064. doi:10.1038/s41372-021-00975-1

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  • Alja'nini, Z., McNelis, K. M., Viswanathan, S., Goddard, G. R., Merlino-Barr, S., Collin, M., & Groh-Wargo, S. (2021). Infant body composition assessment in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) using air displacement plethysmography: Strategies for implementation into clinical workflow. Clinical Nutrition ESPEN, 43, 212-222. doi:10.1016/j.clnesp.2021.04.014

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  • Alja'nini, Z., Merlino-Barr, S., Brumfiel, A., McNelis, K., Viswanathan, S., Collin, M., & Groh-Wargo, S. (2021). Effect of parenteral nutrition duration on patterns of growth and body composition in very low-birth-weight premature infants. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 45(8), 1673-1682. doi:10.1002/jpen.2278

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  • Viswanathan, S., Batchu, S., Osborn, E., & Jadcherla, S. (2021). Diagnostic utility of impedance-pH monitoring in infants of diabetic mothers with oral feeding difficulties. Journal of Perinatology, 41(8), 1886-1892. doi:10.1038/s41372-020-00832-7

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  • Viswanathan, S., & Jadcherla, S. (2020). Feeding and Swallowing Difficulties in Neonates: Developmental Physiology and Pathophysiology. Clinics in Perinatology, 47(2), 223-241. doi:10.1016/j.clp.2020.02.005

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