Yogangi Malhotra, MD

Department: Neonatology



Dr. Malhotra an Associate Professor and Neonatal Attending in the Division of Newborn Medicine. She is the Director of Pediatric Quality and Safety for the Department of Pediatrics. She conceptualized the curriculum for building quality capacity for the house-staff via Quality Improvement Residency Curriculum (QuIRC) and for the frontline physicians via Quality Improvement Curriculum (Jacobi QuIC). Dr. Malhotra is the Co-Chair of the NYC H+H NICU EPIC workgroup, NYCH+H Perinatal COVID Research Committee and the Jacobi Facility Based Collaborative Council (FBCC). She is an honorary clinical instructor for Walden University.

She is actively involved in the APA’s Digital Scholarship Working Group and AAP’s Clinical Leaders and Mid-Career Academic Neonatologist groups. In the past, Dr. Malhotra has participated in the development of the National ONTPD Neonatology Curriculum Project for neonatology fellows, NYSDOH and NICHQ’s joint collaborative called the “Breastfeeding Quality Improvement in Hospitals”, the New York State Chapter of the March of Dimes Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee and the Board of New York State Perinatal Association. Her interests are Quality, Psychology of Change, Neonatal/Perinatal Advocacy, Resident Mentorship and Education.

Education & Training

Undergraduate School:
St. Xavier’s College, India

Graduate School:
Easter Michigan University

Medical School:
University of Michigan


  • Internship and Residency: Golisano Children’s Hospital, University of Rochester
  • Neonatology Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine

Other Training

Change Acceleration Process – Yale University Leadership Excellence in Healthcare Series

Institute of Healthcare Improvement – IHI Open School certification in areas of Improvement capability, patient safety, leadership, person- and family-centered care, triple aim for populations, and quality, cost and value.

Certified Lactation Counselor – The Healthy Children’s Center for Breastfeeding

Physician Leadership Certification – Center for Transformation and Innovation, Physician Leadership Development Program, Tampa, FL

Intermediate Improvement Science Series (I2S2) Course: James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence, Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center

Honors & Awards

6/2020 Exceptional Service Award
Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Lewis M Fraad Department of Pediatrics, Jacobi Medical Center. Annual Resident Graduation and Awards Ceremony

6/2018 Award for Best Resident Education
Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Lewis M Fraad Department of Pediatrics, Jacobi Medical Center. Annual Resident Graduation and Awards Ceremony.

8/2016 Best proposal to engage young families of New Rochelle for a healthier tomorrow (Prize $500)
New Rochelle Future. “Celebrating Breastfeeding Awareness Day at Montefiore New Rochelle”. Promoting breastfeeding in the community by celebrating breastfeeding awareness day

12/2014 Volunteer of the Year Award
March of Dimes Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee, NY Chapter, Annual Awards Ceremony

11/2012 Best clinical research abstract and presentation (Prize: $1000)
New York Medical College Department of Pediatrics. “Effect of birth hospital level and timing of transfer to Regional Perinatal Center on intact survival of extremely premature infants”. Assistant Professor Pediatric Research Symposium, 2nd Annual Symposium.

10/2010 Best Fellow’s Clinical Research Presentation
Barriers to Initiation of Minimal Enteral Feedings for Very Low Birth Weight Infants 36th Annual New England Conference on Perinatal Research.

Best individual international fellowship proposal (Prize $1000)
University of Michigan. International Institute Individual Fellowship. Best proposal for travel fellowship to work and volunteer in India


Original Communications in Reviewed Journals

Malhotra Y, Fitzgerald TN, Diefenbach KA, Harper H, Silva CT, Zambrano E, Jubinsky PT, Moss RL, Bhandari V. An unusual case of hemoperitoneum in a neonate. J Pediatr Surg 2010.

Malhotra Y, Williams L, Murante B, Laverty S, Cook S, Topa D, Hardy D, Wang H, Gigliotti F. A Single-Blinded Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Polymyxin B-Trimethoprim and Moxifloxacin for Treatment of Acute Conjunctivitis in Children. J Pediatr 2012.

Malhotra Y, Yang CS, McNamara J, Antaya RJ. Congenital Kaposiform Hemangioendothelioma with Kasabach Merritt Phenomenon Successfully Treated with Low Dose Radiation Therapy. Pediatr Dermatol 2013.

Malhotra Y, Nzegwu N, Harrington J, Ehrenkranz RA, Hafler J. Identifying Barriers to Initiating Minimal Enteral Feedings in Very Low Birth Weight Infants: A Mixed Methods Approach. Am J Perinatol. 2016 Jan;33(1):47-56. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1556756

Gupta A, Malhotra Y, Patil U, Muradas AR, Lee WT, Krammer F, et al. In-Utero Vertical Transmission of COVID-19 in a Severely Ill 29-week Preterm Infant. A J Perinatology 2020 Jul;10(3):e270-e274. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1715177. Epub 2020 Sep 16.

Malhotra Y, Miller R, Bajaj K, Sloma A, Wieland D, Wilcox W. No change in cesarean section rate during COVID-19 pandemic in New York City [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 11]. Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2020;S0301-2115(20)30372-9. doi:10.1016/j.ejogrb.2020.06.010

Wilcox W, Bajaj K, Rossberg MC, Knight C, Wieland D, Malhotra Y. Lessons Learnt in Transitioning from Universal Screening to Universal Testing of Pregnant Patients for SARS-CoV-2 at the Largest Municipal Health System in America. J Perinatol. 2021 Jan 18:1–3. doi: 10.1038/s41372-020-00889-4.

Malhotra Y, Rossberg MC, Bajaj K, Shtern A, Moore RM. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Vertical Transmission in Neonates Born to Mothers with Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pneumonia. Obstet Gynecol. 2020;136(3):632-633. doi:10.1097/AOG.0000000000004073

Malhotra Y, Knight C, Patil UP, Sutton H, Sinclair T, Rossberg MC, Gupta A, Whitehead K, Li T, Wieland D, Hand I. Impact of evolving practices on SARS-CoV-2 positive mothers and their newborns in the largest public healthcare system in America. J Perinatol. 2021 May;41(5):970-980. doi: 10.1038/s41372-021-01023-8.

Bajaj K, Szabo RA, Liu H, Malhotra Y. Building Agency: An Innovative Approach to Helping Health Professional Educators Foster Power and Courage. Med Teach. 2021. doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2021.1929910

Lasser D, Chervenak J, Moore RM, Li T, Knight C, Teo HO, Malhotra Y. Severity of COVID-19 Respiratory Complications during Pregnancy are Associated with Degree of Lymphopenia and Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio on Presentation: A Multicenter Cohort Study. A J Perinatol. 2021 July. DOI

Books, Chapters in Books, and Review Articles

Chess PR, Malhotra Y, Laroia N. "Neonatal Resuscitation Guidelines". Strong Perifax: Strong Perifax, 2007. 2-15

Chess PR, Malhotra Y, Laroia N. "Neonatal Care and Transport". Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets 6th edition. Guerrero, C. Ed. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2007. 40.1-40.31

Chess PR, Malhotra Y, Laroia N, “Neonatal Emergencies”. In: Critical Care Transport, Jones and Bartlett. 2009.

Chess PR, Malhotra Y, Laroia N. "Neonatal Emergencies". Critical Care Transport. Emerton, C.: Jones and Bartlett, 2009. 874-921

Malhotra Y, Bhandari V. “Meconium Aspiration Syndrome”. In: Gupte, S Ed. Recent Advances in Pediatrics Special Vol 21: Neonatal & Pediatric Intensive Care/Emergencies. Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, India. 2010. 60-72

Chess PR, Malhotra Y, Laroia N. "Neonatal Care and Transport". Nancy Caroline's Emergency Care in the Streets. Guerrero, C: Jones and Bartlett, 2012. 874-92

Malhotra Y, Campbell DE. Pediatric Hypocalcemia. Medscape Reference. Updated November 18, 2014. Available at;

Chess, PR, Malhotra Y, Laroia N, Neonatal Emergencies. In: Nancy Caroline’s Emergency Care in the Streets (Eighth edition), Guerrero, C, Ed, Jones and Bartlett. 2016. 2069-2114

Chess PR, Malhotra Y, Laroia N. "Neonatal Emergencies". Critical Care Transport. Emerton, C.: Jones and Bartlett, 2021. In press