Prof Haresh Kirpalani

Professor Haresh Kirpalani is currently an Emeritus Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Division Neonatology.

Prof Kirpalani is a neonatologist and MSc qualified in Clinical Epidemiology and has been involved with randomized controlled trials (RCT) in either the neonatal ICU or the pediatric ICU since 1985. This involvement includes serving on several data safety monitoring committees for RCTs. He is a passionate advocate of Evidence Based Medicine in neonatal trials, which Prof Kirpalani interprets as imperative in order to have more high quality randomized evidence of therapies in the NICU. In accordance with this approach, Prof Kirpalani serves on the editorial founding board of the international organization “Evidence Based Neonatology”.

Over the past 25 years he has run more than 20 randomised trials, including many in the delivery room.

Prof Kirpalani is a Chief Investigator on the POLAR Trial and sits as a representative on the Trial Steering Committee (TSC).

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