Dr. Rohitkumar Vasa is a Neonatal-Perinatal Physician practicing in Oak Brook, IL. Dr. Vasa cares for the critically ill newborn and premature infants. Neonatal-Perinatal Physicians treat conditions such as breathing disorders, birth defects, infections, and any other life-threatening medical problems. They coordinate with their young patients families and other physicians to determine appropriate treatment.
PediatricsAmerican Board of PediatricsABP- Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
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Dr. Vasa is a board-certified neonatologist, who is on staff at Mercy Hospital & Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1852, Mercy Hospital & Medical Center holds the privilege of being Chicago’s first chartered teaching hospital. Since its founding, Mercy has become an integral part of the city, advancing its mission to provide access and compassionate care to communities. Today, patients find care that combines world-class medicine with compassion, convenience, and an undeniable spirit that sets it apart from other city hospitals.
Professionally, Dr. Vasa is also an attending physician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, a nationally ranked pediatric specialty hospital based in Chicago, Illinois.
In regards to his education, Dr. Vasa earned his medical degree from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda in Vadodara, India, he then completed his residency at SSG Hospital in Vadodara. Upon relocating to the United States, he went on to complete his residency in pediatrics at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts in 1975, followed by his fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at NYC Health and Hospitals/Bellevue Hospital Center in New York, New York in 1977. Dr. Vasa then voluntarily joined the U.S. Army and served for two years as Director of Neonatology and Assistant Chief of Pediatrics at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
In addition to being a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Chicago Medical Society, he is board-certified in both pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). The ABP is an independent and nonprofit organization that was founded in 1933. It is one of the 24 certifying boards of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Highly involved in both local and international organizations, Dr. Vasa served as the President of the Indian American Medical Association in Chicago, working to set up educational programs for the community, as well as a free health clinic in the Rogers Park area. He has also worked with the Asian Human Services Family Health Center in the West Rogers Park area and three other similar clinics for over 10 years. He has led the American Heart Association’s “Save Children’s Lives” initiative in the State of Gujarat with the goal of reducing the mortality rate of children under five years of age.
Throughout his career, Dr. Vasa has earned many honors and recognitions, including Distinguished Physician Award by the Indian American Medical Association in 2012, America’s Top Pediatricians by the National Resource Council in 2014, Leadership Award by the Indian American Medical Association in 2016, and was profiled in the April issue of Chicago Medicine by the Chicago Medical Society in 2017.
Neonatology is a subspecialty of pediatrics that consists of the medical care of newborn infants, especially the ill, or premature newborn. It is a hospital-based specialty and is usually practiced in neonatal intensive care units. Neonatologists generally diagnose and treat newborns with conditions such as breathing disorders, infections, and birth defects, as well as coordinating care and medically managing newborns born prematurely, critically ill, or in need of surgery. Dr. Vasa’s clinical focus is on the clinical management of high risk neonates at delivery and in the neonatal unit.
Outside of work, besides running, he enjoys photography, traveling, music, and hiking challenges. He has two daughters who are physicians and are married to physicians.
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