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Soina K. Dargan, M.S., M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Soina Dargan

Soina K. Dargan, M.S., M.D., F.A.A.P.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Division of Neonatology
Director of Education, Neonatal Perinatal Fellowship Program

Contact Information:
1124 West Carson Street, RB-1
Torrance, CA 90502

Phone: (310) 222-8179
Fax: (310) 222-3887
Email: sdargan@labiomed.org

Research Focus:
In addition to Dr. Dargan's clinical activities, she develops neonatal-perinatal teaching curriculum for residents and fellows. Dr. Dargan is also creating a monthly lecture series at Garden Hospital. She is interested in being part of the EMR implementation team in the future.

Dr. Dargan is married to Dr. Jag Batra, a pediatric infectious disease physician at Harbor-UCLA and Miller Children's Hospital, and they have two children.

Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics

Training:
Pediatric Residency, Tod Children’s Hospital, Youngstown, OH
NICU Fellowship, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

Education:
M.D., American University of the Caribbean - Plymouth, Montserrat BWI
M.S., Biology, American University of the Caribbean - Plymouth, Montserrat BWI
B.S., Biology, University of California, Irvine
B.A., Psychology, University of California, Irvine

Selected Publications:

1. Prevention of Hyperoxia-Induced Lung Injury in a Mechanically Ventilated Neonatal Rat Model. Soina Dargan-Batra, Daryoush Bassiri, Laura Cerny, Sanjay Patel, John S. Torday, and Virender K. Rehan, (submitted to Lung Research 2011)

2. A paradoxical temporal response of the PTHrP/PPARgamma signaling pathway to lipopolysaccharide in an in vitro model of the developing rat lung. Rehan VK, Dargan-Batra SK, Wang Y, Cerny L, Sakurai R, Santos J, Beloosesky R. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol. 2007 Jul;293(1):L182-90. Epub 2007 Apr 13.

3. Decreased Alveolar Septation Due To In Utero Nicotine Exposure Is Associated With Decreased Slit/Robo Expression. S Dargan-Batra, J Liao, X Chen, Y Wang, JS Torday, and VK Rehan. Journal of Investigative Medicine2005;53(01):A177 & Am Review of Respiratory Diseases, A276, 2005.

4. Prenatal Lung Inflammation: The Mechanism for the Decrease in Respiratory Distress Syndrome and the Increase in Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. S Dargan-Batra, S Romero, S Sugano, J Santos, Y Wang, JS Torday, VK Rehan. Journal of Investigative Medicine 2005;53(01):A304

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