Rajiv Baveja, MD, PhD

Neonatologist in Fairfax, Falls Church, and Leesburg

Medical School

University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India


Harvard Medical School, Joint Program in Neonatology, Boston Children’s Hospital


Brookdale Hospital Medical Center

Board Certifications

Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Professional Interests

Translational research, Genomics, Extreme prematurity, Respiratory care of the newborn.

Languages Spoken



Stittrich AB, Lehman A, Bodian DL, Ashworth J, Zong Z, Li H, Lam P, Khromykh A, Iyer RK, Vockley JG, Baveja R, Silva ES, Dixon J, Leon EL, Solomon BD, Glusman G, Niederhuber JE, Roach JC, Patel MS. Mutations in NOTCH1 cause Adams-Oliver syndrome. Am J Hum Genet. 2014 Sep 4;95(3):275-84. 

Bodian DL, Solomon BD, Khromykh A, Thach DC, Iyer RK, Link K, Baker RL, Baveja R, Vockley JG, Niederhuber JE. Diagnosis of an imprinted-gene syndrome by a novel bioinformatics analysis of whole-genome sequences from a family trio. Mol Genet Genomic Med. 2014 Nov;2(6):530-8.

Solomon BD, Bodian DL, Khromykh A, Mora GG, Lanpher BC, Iyer RK, Baveja R, Vockley JG, Niederhuber JE. Expanding the phenotypic spectrum in EP300-related Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2015 May;167A(5):1111-6.

Khromykh A, Solomon BD, Bodian DL, Leon EL, Iyer RK, Baker RL, Ascher DP, Baveja R, Vockley JG, Niederhuber JE.  Diagnosis of D-Bifunctional Protein Deficiency through Whole-Genome Sequencing: Implications for Cost-Effective Care.  Mol Syndromol. 2015 Sep;6(3):141-6.

Baron IS, Weiss BA, Baker R, Ahronovich MD, Litman FR, Baveja R. Neuropsychological Outcomes in Extremely Preterm Preschoolers Exposed to Tiered Low Oxygen Targets: An Observational Study. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2016 Mar;22(3):322-31.

Hourigan SK, Ta A,  Wong SW, Clemency N, Provenzano MG, Baveja R, Iyer R, Klein E, Niederhuber JE.  The microbiome in necrotizing enterocolitis: A case report in twins and mini-review. Clin Ther. 2016 Apr;38(4):747-53.

Hourigan SK, Subramanian P, Hasan NA, Ta A, Klein E, Chettout N, Huddleston K, Deopujari V, Levy S, Baveja R, Clemency NC, Baker RL, Niederhuber JE, Colwell RR. Comparison of Infant Gut and Skin Microbiota, Resistome and Virulome Between Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Environments. Front Microbiol. 2018 Jun 25;9:1361. 

Knijnenburg TA, Vockley JG, Chambwe N, Gibbs DL, Humphries C, Huddleston KC, Klein E, Kothiyal P, Tasseff R, Dhankani V, Bodian DL, Wong WSW, Glusman G, Mauldin DE, Miller M, Slagel J, Elasady S, Roach JC, Kramer R, Leinonen K, Linthorst J, Baveja R, Baker R, Solomon BD, Eley G, Iyer RK, Maxwell GL, Bernard B, Shmulevich I, Hood L, Niederhuber JE. Genomic and molecular characterization of preterm birth. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Mar 19;116(12):5819-5827

Hourigan, S. K., Moutinho, T. J., Jr, Berenz, A., Papin, J., Guha, P., Bangiolo, L., Oliphant, S., Provenzano, M., Baveja, R., Baker, R., Vilboux, T., Levy, S., Deopujari, V., Nataro, J. P., Niederhuber, J. E., & Moore, S. R. (2020). Gram-negative Microbiota Blooms in Premature Twins Discordant for Parenteral Nutrition-associated Cholestasis. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 70(5), 640–644. 

Wong WSW, Sabu P, Deopujari V, Levy S, Shah AA, Clemency N, Provenzano M, Saadoon R, Munagala A, Baker R, Baveja R, Mueller NT, Dominguez-Bello MG, Huddleston K, Niederhuber JE, Hourigan SK. Prenatal and Peripartum Exposure to Antibiotics and Cesarean Section Delivery Are Associated with Differences in Diversity and Composition of the Infant Meconium Microbiome. Microorganisms. 2020; 8(2):179. 


Baveja, R., Beck, R.Q., Litman, F.R., Ahronovich, M.D., Baron, I.S., Erickson, K., and Baker, R. Implementation of a Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce ROP Incidence and Severity. Poster accepted, 2011 Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, May 2011.

Baveja, R., Ahronovich, M.D., Beck, R.Q., Park, T., & Litman. F.R. Early vs Late Treatment of Patent Ducts Arteriosus in Infants Born Less Than 33 Weeks Gestation, Poster presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, May 1, 2012.

Baron, I, S., Ahronovich, M. D., Weiss, B., Hopp, C., Baveja, R., Baker, R., & Litman, F. R.  Oxygen Reduction Initiative That Decreased Incidence and Severity of Retinopathy of Prematurity Results in Favorable Neuropsychological Outcomes at Age Three. Poster presented at the European Pediatric Academic Societies meeting in Barcelona, Spain, October 19, 2014.

Suchitra K Hourigan, Allison Ta, Elisabeth Klein, Nassim Chettout, Rajiv Baveja, Nicole Clemency, Colin Heberling, Poorani Subramanian, Nur A Hasan, Robin Baker, John E Niederhuber, Rita R Colwell. Differences in the Stool and Skin Microbiome, Virulence Factor and Antimicrobial Resistance Genes in a Private Room versus a Shared Space Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

-DDW. Chicago, May 2017. Oral.

-The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses Annual Meeting.  Las Vegas, November 2017. Poster.


Suchitra Hourigan, Thomas Moutinho Jr, Andrew Berenz, Pallabi Guha, Jason Papin, Sandra Oliphant, Raj Baveja, Robin Baker, Thierry Vilboux, Shira Levy, Varsha Deopujari, James Nataro, John Niederhuber, Sean Moore Microbiome changes associated with total parenteral nutrition induced cholestasis in neonatal intensive care unit patients. 

-DDW. Washington DC, June 2018. Oral.

-The Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting. Toronto May 2018. Poster.