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Maya Ramagopal MD

Maya Ramagopal, MD

  • Pediatric-Pulmonology | Pediatrics | Sleep Medicine
Languages Spoken English
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    Dr. Ramagopal is a board-certified pediatric pulmonologist with additional specialization in sleep medicine. In addition to serving patients at The Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH) at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), she is an associate professor at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS). She is also the medical director of the pediatric program at the Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center, a joint program of RWJUH and RWJMS.

    Dr. Ramagopal has an MBBS and MD (Pediatrics) degree from Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) in Pondicherry, India. Since coming to the United States, she completed another pediatric residency at Fletcher Allen Health Care, University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont, and earned a fellowship in pediatric pulmonary medicine at  Montréal Children’s Hospital in Montréal, Canada. She has given several talks on asthma and pediatric sleep at national and international conferences. In October 2017, she gave a series of lectures at RESPICON 2017, an international conference organized by the Respiratory chapter of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics and the Asian Pediatric Pulmonary Society in Bangalore, India.

    In 2019, Dr. Ramagopal completed writing a book chapter on the association of asthma and sleep disordered breathing for a textbook on pediatric sleep medicine edited by David Gozal, MD and Leila Kheirandish, MD to be published in 2020. She has also contributed to the design of an app called Naps and Nibbles, which was developed by a sleep physician and his team in India to help harried parents sleep train their child. This product was recently launched and has had success with both parents and pediatricians.

    In her clinic practice, she noticed that South Asians as a group had gaps in the understanding of asthma management due in part to cultural practices and beliefs. To minimize this gap, she gives asthma talks in temples to groups of South Asians, and intends for this to evolve into a research project through the South Asian Total Health Initiative’s connections with temples in New Jersey.

    Dr. Ramagopal’s clinical interests include asthma, pediatric sleep medicine, pulmonary function testing in the pre-school age group, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, flexible bronchoscopy and transbronchial biopsy.

    Clinical Interests

    • Sleep disorders in children and adolescents.

    Research Interests

    • Asthma in young children
    • Bronchopulmonary dysplasia

  • Medical School

    Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Pondicherry, India

    Residency

    Fletcher Allen Health Care
    Burlington, VT

    Residency

    Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Pondicherry, India

    Fellowship

    Montreal Children's Hospital Montreal, Quebec, Canada