Dr Tonse Raju, a neonatologist by training, served as professor of pediatrics at University of Illinois in Chicago. Since 2002, he has been working as Program Director in the Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch at Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, of the NIH in Bethesda.
Dr Raju’s research interests include preterm birth, brain injury, neuro-protection, breastfeeding, stress and other neonatal intensive care topics. He has published 150 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 65 chapters and invited articles, 226 scientific abstracts, and 9 books, 5 of which are fiction. His latest book on medical history is titled The Importance of Having a Brain: Tales from the History of Medicine.