The University of Arizona Department of Pediatrics and Banner Children’s at Diamond Children’s Medical Center welcome new faculty members Rajesh Dudani, MD, Timothy Johanson, MD, and Lauren Nicholls, MD.
Rajesh Dudani, MD, assistant professor, Division of Neonatology
Dr. Dudani received his medical degree from B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (Dharan, Nepal). He then completed his residency in pediatrics from John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County (Chicago) and a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine from University of Chicago Medical Center Comer Children’s Hospital. As a pediatric neonatologist, Dr. Dudani will take care of infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Diamond Children’s.His research area of interest is in global health, investigating ways to improve newborn care in middle- and low-income countries and among underserved populations in United States.
Timothy David Johanson, MD, clinical associate professor, Division of General Pediatrics
Dr. Johanson received his MD from the University of Minnesota Medical School (Minneapolis). He completed his pediatrics residency from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), where he spent an additional year as chief resident.Dr.Johanson spent the last 25 years in private practice in Minneapolis, where he participated in teaching pediatric residents and medical students from the University of Minnesota. His previous practice focused on behavioral pediatrics and he has a passion for helping parents navigate raising their children in today’s complicated and fast-paced culture.As a general pediatrician, Dr. Johanson will provide general care for children at the Arizona Elks Pediatric Clinic at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson.
Lauren Nicholls, MD, assistant professor, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant
Dr. Nicholls received her MD from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles). She completed her pediatrics residency at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital at Michigan State University (Grand Rapids) and completed a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology from C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan Medical Center (Ann Arbor). As a pediatric hematologist/oncologist, Dr. Nicholls will take care of children with cancer and blood disorders at Diamond Children’s. Her clinical interests areinnovel therapeutic approaches to refractory solid tumors, palliative care and adolescent and young adult oncology.