Charles Njinimbam, MD

Charles Njinimbam, MD

Phone: (317) 962-8174
Email: cnjinimb@iupui.edu
699 Riley Hospital Drive RR 208
Indianapolis, IN 46202



Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Areas of Interest

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Dr. Njinimbam is an attending physician at the Methodist Hospital Newborn ICU, and his primary interest is in the clinical care of sick newborns, in addition to participating in the education of medical students, residents and fellows at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is currently the director of Outreach Education of the Perinatal Continuing Educational Program (PCEP) in collaboration with the Indiana Perinatal Network for the community hospitals in the state of Indiana. He also has great interest in Newborn Neurology and has presented and attended several of the International Conference on Neonatal Brain Monitoring sponsored by University of South Florida (USF) Health.


1982 M.D., A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine, University of Liberia
1985-1988 Internship & Residency, John F. Kennedy Medical Center
1989-1992 James W. Riley Hospital for Children
1992-1995 Fellowship, New England Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine

Honors & Awards



Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health

IU Health Methodist

IU Health University

IU Health North 

Research & Grants

Dr.  Njinimbam has special interest in newborn neurology and the use of amplitude-integrated EEG in brain monitoring. Included among his studies on amplitude-integrated EEG are the study on the effects of sedation on the aEEG patterns in preterm and term infants and a study of the sleep-wake cycling on aEEG in term newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome.  His research interest is in the area of neutrophil function in newborn infants. In collaboration with Dr. Merv Yoder, he is determining Rac2 concentrations in cord blood neutrophils compared with Rac2 concentrations in neutrophils isolated from adult blood. Rac2, which is a GTP-binding protein, exclusively expressed in hematopoietic cells, including neutrophils, is an essential regulator of neutrophil function. At present there are no obvious mechanisms to explain the decrease in neutrophil function in newborn infants.

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