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David Yohannan, MD, Medical Director


management of newborns with complex medical and surgical issues, including genetic and metabolic disorders


Dr. M. David Yohannan is the medical director at Dayton Children’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the neonatal transport team. He is part Pediatrix Medical Group of Ohio, Division of neonatology, medical director.

Languages Spoken: English, Malayalam, Hindi

Professorship: Clinical Associate Professor, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

education and training

  • medical school: Calicut Medical College, India
  • internship: Calicut Medical College, India
  • residency: Pediatrics. Post Graduate Institute, Chandigarh, India and Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital - Cleveland, Ohio
  • fellowship: Neonatal-perinatal medicine, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital- Cleveland, Ohio
  • board certification: American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatrics and Neonatal Perinatal Medicine
  • neonatal resuscitation program: Instructor

publications and presentations

  • *Yohannan MD, Martin RJ, Dreshaj I, Haxhiu MA, Ernsberger P: Ontogeny of Neurokinin-1 Receptor binding Sites in the Porcine Respiratory System. Peptides 1999; 20:1353-1360
  • Jasin L, Kern S, Thompson S, Walters K, Rone J, Yohannan MD: Subcutaneous scalp emphysema, pneumo-orbitis and pneumocephalus in a neonate on high humidity high flow nasal cannula. Journal of Perinatology. 2008; 28:779-781.
  • Hall, E.S., Wexelblatt, S.L., Crowley, M., Grow, J.L., Jasin, L.R., Klebanoff, M.A., et al. A multicenter cohort study of treatments and hospital outcomes in neonatal abstinence syndrome. Pediatrics. 2014: 134(2):e527-34
  • Hall, E.S., Wexelblatt, S.L., Crowley, M., Grow, J.L., Jasin, L.R., Klebanoff, M.A., et al. Adoption of Stringent Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Weaning: A multicenter Cohort Study. Pediatrics. 2015; 136:e803-e810.

awards, honors and organizations

  • Fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member of Royal College of Physicians, United Kingdom
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
  • Medical Protective Advisory Board Member
  • Southwest Ohio Neonatal Collaborative, Joint Venture Board Member
  • Southwest Ohio Neonatal Collaborative Joint Venture Clinical Advisory Group, Chairman

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

of my desire to help with promoting a healthy new generation. Having worked in many countries (India, United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and U.S.), I have seen and enjoyed working with infants with genetic and inborn errors of metabolism.

I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

I love kids being treated as kids and the availability of various pediatric sub-specialists in a free standing children's hospital setting.

Dayton Children's is special because....

we provide the best care for children and their families.