Taking a Closer Look at Improving Neonatal Feeding Difficulties: From Mechanisms to Process

Presentation by Sudarshan Jadcherla, MD.

During this webinar, Dr. Jadcherla will discuss:

  • Definition, significance and burden of neonatal feeding difficulties
  • Mechanisms – physiological, pathophysiological and process problems related to feeding
  • Approaches to solve feeding difficulties at individual level and process level
  • A review of our feeding outcomes using these approaches


There is a Q&A session at the end of the presentation.



About the Speaker

Sudarshan Jadcherla, MD, DCH, FRCP (Ireland), AGAF


Dr. Jadcherla is a Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair in Neonatology, Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Division Chief of Neonatology-Academics, at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Principal Investigator at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Research Institute, and is affiliated with the Divisions of Neonatology, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. He is the Director of The Neonatal and Infant Feeding Disorders Research Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio.

Dr. Jadcherla’s research is supported by the National Institutes of Health grant funding for over two decades, and his innovative work focuses on clinical and translational research in infants and is  specifically investigating maturational and dysfunctional mechanisms of Gastrointestinal Motility,
Neonatal/Infant Feeding Disorders, Swallowing Disorders, Nutritional and Aero-Digestive disorders, and their treatment strategies. He is recipient of Masters Award in Gastroenterology, Research Excellence Award, and Distinguished Mentor Awards. He has authored over 150 manuscripts and book chapters and has given lectures worldwide. He served the DRS over the last 15 years in various capacities, most notably as DRS President-2018-19, Chairman DRS Institute for Education-2020-23, and as Associate Editor-Dysphagia Journal.