Our Team

Jack M. Anderson, MD

Jack M. Anderson, MD

Dr. Anderson is a Board certified Neonatologist. He served as chief fellow and completed his Neonatal-Perinatal fellowship at the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Anderson provides a full spectrum of neonatal critical care, with special interests in the management of high risk infants, very low birth weight infants, and apnea. Dr. Anderson is the Department Chief of Pediatrics at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center.

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Graham Bernstein, MD

Dr. Bernstein is Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He completed his fellowships at Mount Zion Hospital and Medical Center in San Francisco, CA, the UCSD Medical Center in San Diego, CA, and Children’s Hospital and Health Center in San Diego, CA. Dr. Bernstein is particularly interested in neonatal respiratory care, including ventilation, resuscitation, and surfactant therapy.

Jeeva Gnanaratnem, MD

Jeeva Gnanaratnem, MD

Dr. Gnanaratnem is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. She completed her fellowship at the University of California at San Diego. She specializes in all aspects of neonatal medicine, with expertise in the management of critically ill and pre-term newborns. Dr. Gnanaratnem serves as the Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Sharp Grossmont Hospital.

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Zahra Ghorishi, MD

Dr. Ghorishi is Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. She completed her fellowship at UC Davis Medical Center in Davis, CA, Children’s Hospital in Sacramento, CA and at UC San Diego Medical Center in San Diego, CA. Dr. Ghorishi is Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Scripps Chula Vista Hospital. Dr. Ghorishi has a special interest in neonatal development.

Alison N. Graham, DO

Alison N. Graham, DO

Dr. Graham is Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. She completed her fellowship in Neonatology at the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Graham is currently a member of the California Association of Neonatologists (CAN), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition. In addition, she is the Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center. Dr. Graham specializes in all aspects of neonatal medicine, with expertise in neonatal nutrition.

Dr. Hutson

Dr. Hutson

Dr. Hutson received her B.A. degree in Biology from Point Loma Nazarene University, and graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She completed her Pediatric Residency and Neonatal Fellowship at Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hutson is board certified in Pediatrics and Perinatal-Neonatal medicine.

In addition to her clinical work in the NICU, Dr. Hutson has an interest in improving human and system performance, and patient care through simulation-based learning and debriefing. She has also completed Stanford Simulation Instructor Training.  Her research experience includes pulmonary hypertension in infants with abdominal wall defects, Amplitude-Integrated EEG analysis, and neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants with congenital heart disease.

MJ Harbert, MD

MJ Harbert, MD

Dr. Harbert received her B.S. degree from the University of Washington and graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She completed her Pediatric Residency at Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York (formerly Schneider Children’s Hospital), her Child Neurology Fellowship at UC San Diego, and her Neonatal Neurology Fellowship at UC San Francisco. She is Board Certified in Psychology and Neurology with special certification in Child Neurology. Dr. Harbert was awarded the Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award in 2013 and is also funded by the Gerber Foundation.

Dr. Harbert cares for newborns of all gestational ages with diagnoses involving the nervous system. As part of the Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns Neonatal Research Institute, Dr. Harbert will work with the Neonatal Development Research Team on projects concerning therapeutic hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy, noninvasive methods of evaluating the nervous system, and neurocritical intervention in the NICU.

David M. Kaegi, MD

David M. Kaegi, MD

Dr. Kaegi is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Neonatology at the Division of Neonatal and Developmental Medicine, in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine. He specializes in all aspects of newborn medicine, with particular interest in neonatal ventilation, pulmonary hypertension and infection control.

Anup Katheria, MD

Anup Katheria, MD

Dr. Katheria recently joined San Diego Neonatology, Inc. in July 2013 as part of an initiative to perform Sharp Investigator-led trials. He has been trained in functional echocardiography and has been using this skill for clinical practice and research since 2007. He has trained several fellows and currently has an affiliation with Loma Linda University to begin a U.S. training program. He has been involved in multiple studies involving both functional echocardiography and delivery room resuscitation. Dr. Katheria has presented his research at national meetings including several platform presentations at Pediatrics Academic Society, and consecutive meetings at Hot Topics in Neonatology. His current research interests include the effects of placental transfusion (milking or delayed cord clamping) on early hemodynamics and delivery room transition, the use of early caffeine therapy, and the physiological changes that occur with sustained inflation. He has recently been awarded an NIH Award to compare the effects of umbilical cord milking to delayed cord clamping in preterm infants.

Dr. Le

Dr. Le

Dr. Le received his B.S. degree in Chemistry, Biology, and Philosophy from West Chester University, West Chester PA, and graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. He completed his Child Neurology Residency at Cleveland Clinic, and his Clinical Neurophysical (Epilepsy) Fellowship at Miami Children’s Hospital. Dr. Le is board certified in both Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology and Epilepsy with the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.

In addition to his clinical work in the NICU, Dr. Le has special interest in Genetic and Metabolic Etiologies of Epilepsy, Pharmacogenetics of the Treatment of Epilepsy, Epilepsy Surgery and Neuroimaging, White Matter Disorders, and Medical Marijuana in the Treatment of Neurological Disorders.

Maynard R. Rasmussen, MD

Maynard R. Rasmussen, MD

Dr. Rasmussen is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He completed his fellowship in Neonatology at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is a member on the following at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns committees: Medical Executive Committee; Chairman of Pediatric Department Supervisory Committee; Chairman of Pharmacy, Nutrition, and Therapeutics Committee; and Sharp Healthcare Institutional Review Board. In addition, Dr. Rasmussen is the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns. Dr. Rasmussen is an avid researcher with devotion to best practices.

Michael L. Segall, MD

Michael L. Segall, MD

Dr. Segall is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He completed his fellowship at the University of California, Davis and has been a practicing neonatologist in San Diego and Imperial Counties for 30+ years. He specializes in all areas of neonatology and serves on the Boards of the California Association of Neonatologists and the California Children’s Special Care Coalition.

Mandhir S. Suri, MD

Mandhir S. Suri, MD

Dr. Suri is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatology. He served as chief fellow at Columbia University. Dr. Suri is an attending neonatologist at both Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns and at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. Additionally, he is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Diego and has presented his research at several national and international conferences. He specializes in all aspects of newborn medicine, with particular interest in non-invasive ventilation and functional echocardiography.

Nancy E. Wight, MD, IBCLC

Nancy E. Wight, MD, IBCLC

Dr. Wight is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. She completed her fellowship at the University of California at San Diego in the Department of Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine. Dr. Wight is the Medical Director of Lactation Service for Sharp HealthCare. She is also a founder of the San Diego County Breastfeeding Coalition. Dr. Wight is currently a member of the following organizations: Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics, California Association of Neonatologists, International Lactation Consultant Association, La Leche League Physician Associate. She specializes in all aspects of newborn medicine, with particular interest in the care of extremely low birth weight preterm infants, breastfeeding and nutrition.

Paul R. Wozniak, MD

Paul R. Wozniak, MD

Dr. Wozniak is Board Certified in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He completed his fellowship in Neonatology at the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Wozniak is the Director of Neonatal Medicine at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns and serves as President of San Diego Neonatology, Inc. His special interests include a wide-range of critically ill newborns, including those with extreme prematurely, congenital heart disease, and severe pulmonary hypertension.