Kara Calkins MD, MS

Associate Professor, Neonatology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Kara Calkins ritical care to infants at the neonatal intensive care units at Mattel Children’s Hospital at Ronald Reagan and Santa Monica Hospital. Dr. Calkins earned her bachelor’s degree at University of California Davis and her medical degree at the University of California Irvine. She completed her pediatric residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and her fellowship training in Neonatal Medicine at University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Calkins also completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Research as part of the Speciality Training and Advanced Research and Fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of California Los Angeles. Dr. Calkins is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, the Program Director for the Neonatology Fellowship and Co-Director for Pediatric Residency Research and Neonatal Research Council. Dr. Calkins’ research interest includes biomarker science and prediction modeling, neonatal nutrition, growth, body composition, intestinal failure associated liver disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.