Rita P. Verma
Professor Rita Prasad Verma is the director of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and research at the Nassau University Medical Centers in New York, USA. She completed her medical education in India and trained in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine in the United States. She has performed animal and human research in neonatal medicine, particularly on fluid and electrolyte metabolism in prematurity, and published the results in more than 120 articles and abstracts in leading journals worldwide. She has delivered numerous invited keynote lectures nationally and internationally and has served as chief guest at international meetings. She is one of the pioneers in research on early life physiological weight loss in extremely and moderately preterm infants. She serves as a reviewer for major national and international journals and is a member of the editorial board of several journals. She is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and its subcommittees and contributes to their policy and procedure reviews.