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Janani Narumanchi, M.D.

Name: Janani Narumanchi

Board Certification: Pediatrics

Medical School: Universidad Ibero Americana

Residency: Bronx Lebanon Hospital , NY 

Faculty Rank: Assistant Professor 

Special Clinical/Research Interests: General Pediatric practice improvement related  projects. Vaccine relate projects.

Is there a particular population of students (e.g., ethnicity, spiritual, sexual orientation) that you would particularly like to advise?

Any student is welcome

What does a typical day in the life of a Pediatrician include?

Lots of anticipatory guidance, preventive care of children, teaching good life style habits to avoid future medical problems related to life style choices.

What is the biggest challenge of being a Pediatrician?

Vaccine hesitancy of parents.  Time management and keeping up to date on all fronts.

How do you foresee Pediatrics changing over the next 20 years?

More emphasis of preventive care and patient centered medical care.

What advice would you give a student who is considering a Pediatric residency?

To have lots of patience, empathy towards parents with sick kids, to help take care of children.