Nikkan Das, MD

  • Fellow, PGY4

Nikkan Das, MD is from Monmouth Junction, NJ and completed her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering at Columbia University. She remained in New York City to complete her medical training at Weill Cornell Medical College. Upon graduation, she moved to North Carolina to complete her residency in Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina. She is currently a fellow at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh in Pediatric Cardiology. Her research and academic interests include medical education and non-invasive cardiac imaging. In her free time, she enjoys baking (particularly cakes, pastries, and bread), singing, hiking, and trying out restaurants and breweries with her husband.

Fellow Biographical Details


Monmouth Junction, NJ

College or Medical School

Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical College


University of North Carolina

Research Project
  • Medical education - delivering serious news in pediatric cardiology
Career and Research Interests

Medical education and non-invasive imaging

Research Project Mentor
Tyler Hutchison Harris, MD

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Heart Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society

Education & Training

  • BS, Biomedical Engineering, magna cum laude, Columbia University, 2012
  • MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, 2016
  • Residency in Pediatrics, University of North Carolina, 2016-2019

Selected Publications

McDonough TL, Paolicchi JM, Heier LA, Das N, Engel M, Perlman JM, Grinspan, ZM. (2015). Prediction of Future Epilepsy in Neonates with Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy Who Received Selective Head Cooling. J Child Neurol. 2017 Jun;32(7):630-637.

Gillette BM, Rossen NS, Das N, Leong D, Wang M, Dugar A, Sia SK. Engineering extracellular matrix structure in 3D multiphase tissues. Biomaterials. 2011 Nov;32(32):8067-76.