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Shilpa Sangvai, MD, MPH, Division Chief

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Dr. Shilpa Sangvai, MD, MPH is the chief of general academic pediatrics and a primary care pediatrician at Dayton Children's Pediatrics. Dr. Sangvai leads Dayton Children's Pediatrics at the Connor Child Health Pavilion and the Hope Center, outpatient Complex Care, the Foster Kinship Care program and the Healthy Me/Lipid programs. She works with hospital leadership to provide optimal programs and services to meet our community needs.

Languages spoken: 

  • Marathi


education and training

  • medical school: Wright State University Boonschoft School of Medicine
  • internship: Bethesda Hospital, Cincinnati
  • residency: Children's Hospital of Michigan - pediatrics
  • fellowship: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh - general academic pediatrics
  • board certification: American Board of Pediatrics

awards, honors and organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

publications and presentations

articles in peer reviewed journals

  • Sangvai et al.  “Can an Herbal Preparation of Echinacea, Propolis and Vitamin C Reduce Respiratory Illnesses in Children? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2004: 158:222-224.
  • Sangvai S, Cipriani L, Colburn DK, Wald ER.  “Studying Injury Prevention:  Practices, Problems and Pitfalls in Implementation.” Clin Pediatr 2007;46:228-236.
  • ​​Shaikh N, Morone NE, Lopez J, Chainese J, Sangvai S, d’Amico F, Hoberman A, Wald ER.  “Does this child have a Urinary Tract Infection?”  JAMA 2007;298:2895-2904.
  • Sangvai S, Mahan JD, Lewis KO, Pudlo N, Srinivasan S.  “ The Impact of an Interactive Web-based Module on Resident’s’ Knowledge and Clinical Practice of Injury Prevention” Clin Pediatr 2012;51(2)165-174.
  • Lewis KO, Fran GR, Nagel R, Turner TL, Ferrell CL, Sangvai S, Donthi R, Mahan JD.  “Pediatric trainees’ engagement in the online nutrition curriculum:  Preliminary results.  BMC Med Educ 2014;14:190.doi:  10.1186/1472-6920-14190.
  • Sangvai S, Hersey SJ, Snyder DA, Allen ED, Hafer C, Wickliffe J, Groner JA.  Implementation of the Asthma Control Test in a Large Primary Care Network.  Pediatr Qual Saf 2017;2:e038; doi:10.1097/pq9.0000000000000038
  • Casamassimo PS, Flaitz CM, Hammersmith K, Sangvai S, Kumar A.  Recognizing the Relationship Between Disorders in the Oral Cavity and Systemic Disease.  Pediatr Clin N Am 2018;65:1007-1032.​

book chapters 

  • Sangvai S.  “Digoxin Toxicity”  In: Lieh-Lai MW, Ling-McGeorge KA, Asi-Bautista MC, eds. Pediatric Acute Care 2nd ed.  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2001:142-143.
  • ​​Sangvai S, Lieh-Lai MW.  “ABC’s”  In: Lieh-Lai MW, Ling-McGeorge KA, Asi-Bautista MC, eds.  Pediatric Acute Care 2nd ed.  Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2001:2-3.

media and electronic articles

  • “Is it Safe to Give Water to Newborns? The Columbus Dispatch.  May 29, 2011.

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

as a general pediatrician it is rewarding to oversee a child's preventive healthcare and also help them when they are sick.

I like working with kids because...

they are innocent and resilient.

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

it's focused on the community and providing services for children in the area.

Dayton Children's is special because...

it's a children's hospital large enough to have multiple specialities and services, yet has a very personable touch.

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