Souvik MitraMD, RCPC Affiliate (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine), MSc(c)

Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Assistant Professor


Phone: 902-470-6490
Fax: 902-470-6469
Mailing Address: 
Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine IWK Health Centre, Room G2174 5850/5980 University Avenue P.O. Box 9700 Halifax, NS B3K 6R8


  • MBBS (Medical College Kolkata, India)
  • Post-Graduate Medical Education (Residency in Paediatric Medicine) – (Medical College Kolkata, India)
  • Neonatal Intensive Care trainee under scholarship grant from Norway India Partnership Initiative (NIPI) Programme (Funded by Fredskorpset Norway) – (Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway)
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Programme (Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada accredited) – (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)
  • In progress: MSc Clinical Epidemiology (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)


  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University
  • Neonatologist, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, IWK Health Centre

Research interests

Dr. Mitra’s research interests include neonatal hemodynamics and neonatal nutrition.  His current research projects include use of near infrared spectroscopy in preterm infants, oxygen saturation targeting using manual versus automated control of inspired oxygen in preterm infants and indirect comparison of pharmacotherapeutic options for PDA management.

Selected publications (last 4 years)

  • Mitra S, Chan AK, Paes BA; Thrombosis and Hemostasis in Newborns (THIN) Group. The association of platelets with failed patent ductus arteriosus closure after a primary course of indomethacin or ibuprofen: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2016 Apr 14:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Mitra S, Wahab MG. Indomethacin dose-interruption and maternal chorioamnionitis are risk factors for indomethacin treatment failure in preterm infants with patent ductus arteriosus. J Clin Neonatol 2015;4:250–5
  • Fusch G, Mitra S, Rochow N, Fusch C.  Target fortification of human milk: Levels of fat, protein and lactose are not related to each other. Acta Pediatr  2015 Jan;104(1):38-42
  • Mitra S, Aune D, Saugstad OD. Chorioamnionitis as a risk factor for retinopathy of prematurity: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Neonatology 2014;105:189–199
  • Mitra S, Rønnestad A, Holmstrøm H. Management of Patent Ductus Arteriosus in preterm infants-Where do we stand? Congenit Heart Dis. 2013;8:500–512
  • Mukherjee S, Roy P, Mitra S, Samanta M, Chatterjee S. Measuring new born foot length to identify small babies in need of extra care: a cross-sectional hospital based study in India. Iranian Journal of Paediatrics 2013; 23:508-512
  • Mitra S, Saha AK, Sardar SK, Singh AK. Remission of congenital complete heart block without anti-Ro/La antibodies: A case report. Ann Pediatr Card 2013; 6:182-184

For complete list of Dr. Mitra’s publications please follow the link to his researchgate profile:

Selected awards and honours

  • Award of Recognition for outstanding clinical work: Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University, June 2015
  • Best Poster Presentation at the 14th Annual Neonatal Research Day.  Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2015
  • Trainee Travel Award – Eastern Society of Paediatric Research, Philadelphia, PA, 2015
  • Best Post Graduate Student Award, Medical College, Kolkata, 2011

Service & activity

  • Member of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Division Mortality & Morbidity Committee, IWK Health Centre, 2016
  • Member of the Neonatal Research Committee, Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University
  • Research Lead for the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program, McMaster University, 2014-2015
  • Chief Resident, Medical College Kolkata, India, 2010-2011


Neonatal-perinatal medicine fellows

  • Basic Embryology, Fetal Growth and the Placenta – March 2016

Pediatric residents and undergraduate teaching

  • Retinopathy of prematurity
  • Necrotizing enterocolitis
  • Approach to neonates born to mother with chorioamnionitis
  • Hypothermia protocol for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • Clinical approach to a cyanotic neonate

Registration & memberships

  • College of Physician and Surgeons of Nova Scotia (2016)
  • Doctors Nova Scotia (2016)
  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (2013)
  • Medical Council of India (2008)
  • Canadian Neonatal Network (2016)
  • National Targeted Neonatal Echography Collaborative Committee (2016)