Roopa Siddaiah, MD, MBBS, received her medical degree from Mysore Medical College in India, and then completed a pediatrics residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. She continued to Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., to complete a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology. Her research has focused on utilizing exhaled breath condensates to evaluate inflammatory biomarkers in a variety of pediatric pulmonary diseases. Her work has been presented at national and international conferences, and she has been awarded multiple grants. Dr. Siddaiah is an assistant professor in pediatric pulmonology at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. She is also involved with the Penn State Hershey Campus Commission for Women and currently chairs the Nominations and Award Committee. Dr. Siddaiah is passionate about medical student education and has mentored many medical students in their Medical Student Research projects and in career development. She currently facilitates the Health Systems Science Academy course for second-year medical students.
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Medical School, Mysore Medical College - 2001
Residency, Pediatric Pulmonary Winthrop-University Hospital (New York) - 2012
Residency, Pediatrics SUNY Downstate Medical Center - 2009
- Proteomic profile in exhaled breath condensate in various lung pathologies including pulmonary hypertension associated with BPD and congenital cardiac defects, cystic fibrosis airway milieu, and RSV bronchiolitis
- Lung inflammatory biomarkers
- 2016-17 HCAHPS Peak Performer Patient Satisfaction award
- 2013 Awarded the Children’s miracle Network grant for the research study: Evaluation of Inflammatory markers in exhaled breath condensate of mechanically ventilated bronchiolitis patients
- 2014-15 HCAHPS Peak Performer Patient Satisfaction award
- 2014 Awarded the Center for Research on Women and Newborn Health grant for the research study: Role of inflammatory biomarkers in the development of pulmonary hypertension in extremely low birth weight premature infants
- 2013-14 Penn State Milton S. Hershey Patient Satisfaction Award
- 2008 Awarded ‘Pediatric Pulmonary Award’ at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
- 2018 Invited to present at the Fifth Annual Neonatal Cardiopulmonary Biology Young investigator Forum