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Neena Jube-Desai, MD, MBA

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:



110 South Paca Street, 8th Floor

Education and Training

  • Union College, BS, Biology & Visual Arts, 2011
  • Union Graduate College, Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Management, 2012
  • Albany Medical College, MD, 2015
  • St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, General Pediatrics Residency, 2018
  • Children’s National Hospital, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, 2021


Dr. Jube-Desai's research interests include investigating how neonatologists learn best, the use of mobile technology for medical education, and quality improvement. During fellowship, she developed the NICU Grad Podcast the 1st podcast geared to neonatal provider education that is listened in over 70 countries worldwide with over 22,000 downloads. The NICU Grad Podcast is focused on providing concise, easily accessible, and high-quality learning for common clinical scenarios seen in the NICU.

Research/Clinical Keywords

medical education, quality improvement, patient safety, interoperability, health information technology

Highlighted Publications


  • Jube-Desai N and Schulz EV, for the NeoReviews Question of the Month. Infectious Organisms and Intracranial Abnormalities. NeoReviews,NeoQuest, January 2021.
  • Jube-Desai N and Schulz EV, for the NeoReviews Question of the Month. Anticipating Emergent Postnatal Cardiac Intervention. NeoReviews,NeoQuest, June 2021.
  • Jube-Desai N and Schulz EV, for the NeoReviews Question of the Month. Abnormal Ophthalmologic Finding in a Term Neonate. NeoReviews,NeoQuest, September 2021.
  • Jube N, Asif A, Ghate K, Haqqie S, Mathew R, Kumar V, Tietjen J, Rosenberger J, Pokharel S, Saeed S, Yousefian S, Merrill D, Shahid R, Akmal M, Nayer A, Mason D, Vachharajani T, and Salman L. Hyponatremia Etiology and Tolvaptan: Are We Optimally Targeting the Mechanism? The Open Urology & Nephrology Journal.2014; 7: 8-11. doi: 10.2174/1874303X01407010008
  • Jube N and Asif A. When Should a Stent Be Placed in Patients with Vascular Access Dysfunction/Failure? Seminars in Dialysis. 2014; 27: 275–278. doi: 10.1111/sdi.1220


Awards and Affiliations

  • Teach Mock Code of Year 2018 Champion, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Childrenawarded for distinguished performance in organizing, teaching, and running mock code for pediatric housestaff
  • WiNnovation Award March 2021, Women in Neonatology, awarded to a woman neonatologist whose work has contributed towards progressing the role of women in neonatology in an exemplary manner