Ashajyothi Siddappa, MD
Pediatrics - Neonatal
Commitment to Patient-Centered Care
“I am passionate and committed to providing family-centered /patient-centered care. I want to provide evidence-based care to patients in newborn intensive care unit (NICU). I provide counseling to families to help them make the best decision for their child.”
Dr. Siddappa is a staff Neonatologist in the Department of Pediatrics and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota. She earned her MD from JJM Medical College, Mysore University, India. She completed postgraduate training in Pediatrics from Bangalore University, India and Pediatric/Neonatology training under Overseas Doctor Training Scheme (ODTS), UK. She completed her Pediatric residency and fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal medicine from the University of Minnesota. Her areas of clinical interest include Neonatal Nutrition, Neurodevelopment, and Medication safety. She has done research studying the effects of perinatal iron deficiency on the developing brain and has published her work in peer-reviewed journals.
- Siddappa, AM, Quiggle, G, Lock, E, and Rao, R. Predictors of severe intraventricular hemorrhage in preterm infants under 29-week gestation. The journal of maternal-fetal and Neonatal Medicine. Accepted March 2019.
- Slusher TM, Zamora TG, Appiah D, Stanke JU, Strand MA, Lee BW, Richardson SB, Keating EM, Siddappa, AM, Olusanya BO. The burden of severe neonatal jaundice: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Paediatrics Open 2017;1:e000105. doi: 10.1136/bmjpo-2017-000105.
- Nadar, V, and Siddappa, AM. Early recognition, management and outcome of a large subgaleal hemorrhage in a neonate at birth. Minnesota Medicine. May/June 2018.
- Kamra, P, and Siddappa, AM. An unusual cause of respiratory distress in a neonate with Down Syndrome(Trisomy 21). Published in Minnesota Medicine. September/October 2017 38-39.
- Siddappa, AM. Pediatric Roundtable article on “Proper Nutrition for the Neonate” published by Hennepin County Medical Center. May 2017.
- Sun MY, Wooley JC, Blohowiak SE, Smith ZR, Siddappa AM, Magness RR, King PJ. Dietary-induced gestational iron deficiency inhibits postnatal tissue iron delivery and postpones the cessation of active nephrogenesis in rats. Reprod Fert Develop, 2/14/2016.
- Kennedy BC, Dimova JG, Siddappa AJM, et al. Prenatal choline supplementation ameliorates the long term Neurobehavioral effects of Fetal-Neonatal iron deficiency in rats. Journal of Nutrition vol 144:11:1858-1865, Nov 2014.
- Siddappa AJM, Rao R, Long JD, Widness JA, Georgieff MK. The assessment of newborn iron stores at birth: a review of the literature and standards for ferritin concentrations. Neonatology 92: 73-82, 2007.
- Lussky RC, Cifuentes RF, and Siddappa AJM. A history of neonatal medicine – past accomplishments, lessons learned and future challenges: Part II – the 1990s, the new millennium, future challenges. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther 10:143-158, 2005.
- Lussky RC, Cifuentes RF, and Siddappa AJM. A history of neonatal medicine-past accomplishments, lessons learned and future challenges. Part1-the first century. J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther 10:76-89, 2005.
- Siddappa AM, Georgieff MK, Wewerka S, Worwa C, Nelson CA, DeRegnier RA. Iron deficiency alters auditory recognition memory in newborn infants. Pediatr Res 55(6):1034-41, 2004.
- Siddappa AJM, Rao R, Wobken JD, Casperson K, Leibold EA, Connor JR, Georgieff MK. Iron deficiency alters iron regulatory protein and iron transport protein expression in the perinatal rat brain. Pediatr Res 53(5):800-807, 2003.
- Siddappa AJM, Rao R, Wobken JD, Leibold EA, Connor JR, Georgieff MK. Developmental changes in the expression of iron regulatory proteins and iron transport proteins in the perinatal rat brain. J Develop Neurosci Res 68(6):761-775, 2002.
- JJM Medical College, Davanagere, KARNATAKA, INDIA
- Pediatrics and Neonatology, Overseas Doctors Training Scheme, UK (ODTS)
- Pediatrics, Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore, KARNATAKA, INDIA
- Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
- Perinatal-Neonatal Medicine, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
- American Board of Pediatrics
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, UK
- Member of section on Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
- Board certified in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics
- Board certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics
- Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics
- Fellow of Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, UK
- Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota
“I enjoy cooking, knitting, pottery, traveling, gardening and spending time with family.”