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Dr. Sirisha Perugu, Neonatology

Sirisha Perugu, MD, is board certified in general pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. She completed her residency training at William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan. She served her fellowship in Neonatology at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California and CHOC Children’s, Orange, California. She attended medical school at Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad, India.

Dr. Perugu’s clinical interest is neonatal cardiovascular physiology and palliative care. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). She has a strong commitment to excellence. Her favorite aspect of the physician-patient relationship is being an advocate for the patient’s best interest and supporting families.

Dr. Perugu is passionate about taking care of infants with complex illnesses and their families. She has been instrumental in bringing CHOC’s supportive care program to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and other areas of the hospital. “I am privileged to help your family and hope that we can support your vision of dignified and thoughtful care,” she says. Families can also call on Dr. Perugu if a baby has been diagnosed with a serious condition during prenatal testing. “Prenatal counseling is a precious first step in every family’s journey and we will partner every time your family needs help with plans and communication,” she says.

Dr. Perugu has undergone specialized training in Palliative Care Education and Practice (PCEP) at Harvard Medical School and Education on Palliative and End-of-life Care (EPEC). She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Sections on Bioethics, Section on Perinatal Pediatrics and Hospice and Palliative Care. She has a special interest in quality improvement in palliative care. “Our team is committed to family-centered care and collaborates with every other medical professional taking care of your child,” Dr. Perugu says.

Locations

Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital
One Hoag Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92663

CHOC Children’s Hospital
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868

Administrative Appointments

  • Neonatology, CHOC Children’s Specialists

Education

  • Medical School
    Gandhi Medical College
    Hyderabad, India
  • Residency – Pediatrics
    Department of Pediatrics
    William Beaumont Hostpital
    Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Chief Residency – Pediatrics
    Department of Pediatrics
    William Beaumont Hospital
    Royal Oak, Michigan
  • Fellowship – Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    Department of Pediatrics
    Division of Neonatology
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center and
    Children’s Hospital of Orange County, California
  • Palliative Care Education and Practice
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Professional Organizations

    American Academy of Pediatrics

    Research Presentations

    William Beaumont Hospital July 2007
    Department of Pediatrics
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    Retrospective study on manifestations of Kawasaki disease in Adolescents

    Western Society of Pediatric Research Jan 2010
    Carmel, California
    Brain Natriuretic Peptide and Echocardiographic Indices of Left Ventricular Performance
    In Very Low Birth Weight Infants

    31st Western Society of Perinatal Research Jan 2010
    Palm Springs, California
    Brain Natriuretic Peptide and Echocardiographic Indices of Left Ventricular Performance
    In Very Low Birth Weight Infants

    Pediatric Academic Societies –Poster presentation May 2010
    Vancouver, Canada
    Brain Natriuretic Peptide and Echocardiographic Indices of Left Ventricular Performance
    In Very Low Birth Weight Infants

    Pediatric Academic Societies –Poster presentation May 2011
    Denver, Colorado
    Serial echocardiograms and a multi-biomarker approach for the assessment of ventricular function in Very Low Birth Weight Infants

    California Association of Neonatologists, Clinical Innovative Program Session March 2015
    Unique Model of Neonatal Palliative Care Delivery

    American Academy of Pediatrics,
    Section of Hospice and Palliative Care
    Clinical Innovation Program, poster session October 2015
    Unique Model of Neonatal Palliative Care Delivery

    Neonatal Palliative Care Symposium, Children’s Hospital of Orange County 2014, 2015
    Orange, California

    March of Dimes, Improving Maternal and Neonatal Outcomes
    Platform Presentation-Neonatal Palliative Care March 2016
    Costa Mesa, California

    Publications

    Perugu S, Rehan VK, Baylen B Brain Natriuretic Peptide and Echocardiographic Indices of Left Ventricular Function in Very Low Birth Infants. J Investig Med 58 (1):S185, 2010.

    Perugu S, Rehan VK Late preterm births: Epidemiology, possible causes, and consequences. J Neonatal – Perinatal Med 3 (4)259-269, 2010.

    Perugu S, Rehan VK, Chow SL, Baylen B Plasma biomarkers and echocardiographic indices of left ventricular function in very low birth weight infants. J Neonatal Perinatal Med 1;7 (3):213-22, 2014.

    Perugu S, Holtorf J, Dhar V, Cleary JP: Unique Model of Neonatal Palliative Care Delivery. Pediatrics 02/2016; 137 (Supplement 3):304A-304A.

Our neonatologists commonly treat the following conditions in newborns and babies:

  • Sirisha Perugu MD
    • Office: 714-509-4373
    • Specialties: Neonatology, Pediatrics
    • Board Certified: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatrics
    • Additional Languages: Telugu, Hindi
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital

Videos

Bringing Palliative Care to Your Pediatric Practice

Palliative care in infants and children is a critical and evolving field - Speakers: Dr. Sirisha Perugu, CHOC Children’s neonatologist, and Meg Mohr, FNP-BC, MSN, coordinator of CHOC’s pediatric advanced care team

Neonatal Palliative Care Education Symposium

2nd Annual Neonatal Palliative Care Education Symposium recorded on Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at CHOC Children's Hospital Orange County CA.

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