Balaji (Swami) Govindaswami, MD

Balaji (Swami) Govindaswami, MD

Neonat/Perinatology San Jose, CA

Chief, Neonatology; Director NICU and High Risk Infant Follow-Up. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA


Office Address

  • 751 S Bascom Ave
    Pediatrics Dept
    San Jose, CA 95128
    Phone: (408) 885-5000

Balaji (Swami) Govindaswami, MD

Neonat/Perinatology San Jose, CA

Chief, Neonatology; Director NICU and High Risk Infant Follow-Up. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Neonat/Perinatology: General Neonatology
  • Clinical Interests: Congenital Hereditary and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities; Health Care Quality Assurance; Congenital Heart Defects

Education & Medical Training

  • Ministry of Health, Trinidad & Tobago
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • University of California at San DiegoUniversity of California at San Diego
  • University of Kentucky College of MedicineUniversity of Kentucky College of Medicine
  • University of Lagos College of MedicineUniversity of Lagos College of Medicine

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1991 - 2014
  • American Board of PediatricsPediatrics, 1991
  • American Board of PediatricsNeonatal-Perinatal Medicine, 1995

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • MemberSociety for Pediatric Research, 2014
  • Advocacy Award for AB 1731; California Heart Disease Screening LegislationMarch of Dimes, 2013
  • Professional Support Award for Open Heart Surgery for Karen the OrangutanCurators of the San Diego Zoo, 1994

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Implementing Recommended Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease  Martin GR, Beekman, Bradshaw, Pediatrics, 2013
  • Universal Saturation Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease  Govindaswami B, Jegatheesan P, Song D, Neoreviews, 12/2012
  • Neonatal Outcome in Preterm Birth.  Govindaswami B, DeSandre G, Song D, Jegatheesan P, World Clinics in Perinatology, 11/1/2012

Committees

  • California Association of Neonatologists Board of Trustees 2009 - 2012
  • California association of Neonatologists President Elect 2015 - Present
  • Education subcommittee, Perinatal Quality Improvement Panel (PQIP) of the California Perinatal Quality Care Collaborative (CPQCC) Chair 2014 - Present
  • AAP/CDC Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Technical Advisory Committee Member 2013 - Present
  • March of Dimes Prematurity Campaign Committee Member 2013 - Present

Professional Memberships"

  • American Academy of Pediatrics - AAPFellow
  • other

Other Languages

  • Tamil, Hindi, French, Spanish

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Oklahoma BlueChoice
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Oklahoma
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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