- Instructor of Pediatrics
Kartikeya Makker’s research interests include big data research focused on health outcomes in neonates. He is also completing his master’s of public health degree at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. As a master’s student and as a faculty member, he is mentored by Xiaobin Wang to investigate the role of preterm birth and NICU exposures on childhood development of insulin resistance. He recently completed a pilot study comparing extubation success in preterm infants using a novel ventilator strategy and is the division’s representative for the national bronchopulmonary dysplasia collaborative. Dr. Makker has pioneered institutional quality improvement projects to reduce intraventricular hemorrhage and infections in the NICU and serves as the co-chair of education for the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety.