Anuja Jindal, MD 2015-2016 Medicine




Dr. Anuja Vora Jindal is a sixth year resident in the Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  She has completed two years of training in pediatrics and is now in training to specialize in the care of children with neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders.  She graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2004, majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Spanish Language and Hispanic Culture.  After college, she spent a year in AmeriCorps, working with mothers and children exposed to domestic violence in her hometown of Rochester, New York.  She then attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, graduating in 2010.  During medical school, she extended her training to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, culminating in her thesis “Factors Impacting Neonatal Mortality in India’s Urban Slums.”  Her work as a public health student helped deepen her understanding how a parents’ developmental, educational and socioeconomic status can influence neonatal morbidity and mortality in addition to their child’s subsequent neurodevelopment.

Dr. Jindal began her residency in 2010.  During residency, she has participated in a clinical research project focusing on neurodevelopmental diagnoses and functioning of children that have an allele in the grey zone of the FMR1 gene.  She received the Child Neurology Society Outstanding Junior Member Award in 2013 for her abstract on this research.  In addition to the neurodevelopmental outcomes of children with genetic conditions such as Fragile X and Down Syndrome, her clinical interests include improving the transition from pediatric to adult care for children and adolescents with neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions such as epilepsy and autism.  Currently, she is working on a longitudinal scholarly project with the goal of developing a web-based educational tool that enable families and other caregivers of adolescents with autism to better navigate the health care transition process.