Umakanth Khatwa, MD

Umakanth Khatwa, MD

Attending Physician; Director of Sleep Laboratories, Director of Aero-digestive Center (Pulmonary Program, Director of Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Program

Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-1950 (Pulmonary questions); 781-216-2570 (Sleep questions)
  • Fax: 617-730-0373

Medical Services


  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Sleep Disordered Breathing
  • Apnea
  • Cough
  • Respiratory Disease


  • Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Diseases


  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • English
  • Kannada


  • Aerodigestive Center
  • General Pulmonary Program
  • Cystic Fibrosis Center
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-1950 (Pulmonary questions); 781-216-2570 (Sleep questions) or Request an Appointment

Experience and Education



Karnataka Science College, 1988

Dharwad, India

Medical School

Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, 1995

Hubli, India

Internship, Pediatrics

Lincoln Medical Center, 2003

Bronx, NY


All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 1999

New Delhi, INDIA


Pediatrics - Weil Cornell Medical School, 2005

New York, NY


Pediatric Pulmonology - Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2008

Boston, MA


Sleep Medicine - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School, 2009

Boston, MA


  • American Board of Pediatrics, Sleep Medicine

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology


Publications powered by Harvard Catalyst Profiles
  1. Khatwa UA, Dy FJ. Pulmonary Manifestations of Neuromuscular Diseases. Indian J Pediatr. 2015 Sep; 82(9):841-51.
  2. Rosen R, Hu L, Amirault J, Khatwa U, Ward DV, Onderdonk A. 16S community profiling identifies proton pump inhibitor related differences in gastric, lung, and oropharyngeal microflora. J Pediatr. 2015 Apr; 166(4):917-23.
  3. Rosen R, Amirault J, Heinz N, Litman H, Khatwa U. The sensitivity of acoustic cough recording relative to intraesophageal pressure recording and patient report during reflux testing. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2014 Nov; 26(11):1635-41.
  4. Khwaja OS, Ho E, Barnes KV, O'Leary HM, Pereira LM, Finkelstein Y, Nelson CA, Vogel-Farley V, DeGregorio G, Holm IA, Khatwa U, Kapur K, Alexander ME, Finnegan DM, Cantwell NG, Walco AC, Rappaport L, Gregas M, Fichorova RN, Shannon MW, Sur M, Kaufmann WE. Safety, pharmacokinetics, and preliminary assessment of efficacy of mecasermin (recombinant human IGF-1) for the treatment of Rett syndrome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Mar 25; 111(12):4596-601.
  5. Khatwa U, Ramgopal S, Mylavarapu A, Prabhu SP, Smith E, Proctor M, Scott M, Pai V, Zarowski M, Kothare SV. Response to Losurdo et al. Pediatr Neurol. 2013 Nov; 49(5):e12-3.
  6. Izzo A, McSweeney J, Kulik T, Khatwa U, Kothare SV. "Nocturnal seizures" in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. J Clin Sleep Med. 2013 Oct 15; 9(10):1091-2.
  7. Ramgopal S, Kothare SV, Rana M, Singh K, Khatwa U. Obstructive sleep apnea in infancy: a 7-year experience at a pediatric sleep center. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2014 Jun; 49(6):554-60.
  8. Pai V, Khatwa U, Ramgopal S, Singh K, Fitzgerald R, Kothare SV. Prevalence of pediatric periodic leg movements of sleep after initiation of PAP therapy. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2014 Mar; 49(3):252-6.
  9. Zandieh S, Ramgopal S, Khatwa U, Sangiuliano M, Gunnuscio M, Zarowski M, Kothare SV. The maintenance of wakefulness test in pediatric narcolepsy. Pediatr Neurol. 2013 Jun; 48(6):443-6.
  10. Khatwa U, Ramgopal S, Mylavarapu A, Prabhu SP, Smith E, Proctor M, Scott M, Pai V, Zarowski M, Kothare SV. MRI findings and sleep apnea in children with Chiari I malformation. Pediatr Neurol. 2013 Apr; 48(4):299-307.
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  12. Rosen R, Johnston N, Hart K, Khatwa U, Nurko S. The presence of pepsin in the lung and its relationship to pathologic gastro-esophageal reflux. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2012 Feb; 24(2):129-33, e84-5.
  13. Rosen R, Johnston N, Hart K, Khatwa U, Katz E, Nurko S. Higher rate of bronchoalveolar lavage culture positivity in children with nonacid reflux and respiratory disorders. J Pediatr. 2011 Sep; 159(3):504-6.
  14. Khatwa U, Kothare SV. Restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movements disorder in the pediatric population. Curr Opin Pulm Med. 2010 Nov; 16(6):559-67.
  15. Lee EY, Khatwa U, McAdam AJ, Bastos Md, Mahmood SA, Ervoes JP, Boiselle PM. Streptococcus milleri group pleuropulmonary infection in children: computed tomographic findings and clinical features. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2010 Nov-Dec; 34(6):927-32.
  16. Khatwa U, Lee EY. Multidetector computed tomography evaluation of secondary hepatopulmonary fusion in a neonate. Clin Imaging. 2010 May-Jun; 34(3):234-8.
  17. Kieran SM, Katz E, Rosen R, Khatwa U, Martin T, Rahbar R. The lipid laden macrophage index as a marker of aspiration in patients with type I and II laryngeal clefts. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2010 Jul; 74(7):743-6.
  18. Khatwa UA, Kleibrink BE, Shapiro SD, Subramaniam M. MMP-8 promotes polymorphonuclear cell migration through collagen barriers in obliterative bronchiolitis. J Leukoc Biol. 2010 Jan; 87(1):69-77.
  19. Lee EY, Sun Y, Zurakowski D, Hatabu H, Khatwa U, Albert MS. Hyperpolarized 3He MR imaging of the lung: normal range of ventilation defects and PFT correlation in young adults. J Thorac Imaging. 2009 May; 24(2):110-4.
  20. Khatwa UA, Rajegowda B, Rosenberg HK, Lieber E. McKusick-Kaufman Syndrome (MK catalogue #236700) presenting prenatally as fetal abdominal mass. J Perinatol. 2005 Feb; 25(2):146-9.
  21. Khatwa UA, Menon PS. Management of undescended testis. Indian J Pediatr. 2000 Jun; 67(6):449-54.
  22. Menon PS, Khatwa UA. The child with micropenis. Indian J Pediatr. 2000 Jun; 67(6):455-60.
  23. Menon PS, Khatwa UA. Diabetes mellitus in newborns and infants. Indian J Pediatr. 2000 Jun; 67(6):443-8.
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-1950 (Pulmonary questions); 781-216-2570 (Sleep questions) or Request an Appointment


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