Dr. Virender Rehan, a 12-year veteran of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and LA BioMed, has honed his trade in India, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the U.S. Dividing his time between teaching, clinical care and research, his activities focus on neonatal lung maturity, and on developing strategies and interventions that might one day help to reduce chronic lung-related diseases in premature infants.
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- M.B.B.S. (Delhi University), 1977, University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
- Neonatal-Perinatal Fellow, 1991-1994, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
- Residency, 1978-1981, Department of Pediatrics, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
- Internship, 1980, Department of Pediatrics, Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
- Professor of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
- Chief, Division of Neonatology, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
- Director, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit; Director, Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Training Program; Co-Director, Perinatal Research Center, LA BioMed, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
- Sydney Israels Fellowship Award (University of Manitoba), 1993-1994
- ”Cellular Mechanics of Central Respiratory Neurons” Horner/Wyeth Award for Research, 1994
- Outstanding Teacher Award in Pediatrics, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Brown University School of Medicine, 1995
- Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award in Pediatrics, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, 1997
- Outstanding Faculty Teacher Award, 2002
Recent and/or Significant Studies:
Prenatal rosiglitazone administration to neonatal rat pups does not alter the adult metabolic phenotype.
Sierra H, Sakurai R, Lee WN, Truong NC, Torday JS, Rehan VK.
PPARγ Signaling Mediates the Evolution, Development, Homeostasis, and Repair of the Lung.
Rehan VK, Torday JS.
Characterization of a novel fibroblast growth factor 10 (Fgf10) knock-in mouse line to target mesenchymal progenitors during embryonic development.
El Agha E, Al Alam D, Carraro G, MacKenzie B, Goth K, De Langhe SP, Voswinckel R, Hajihosseini MK, Rehan VK, Bellusci S.