Meet Our NICU Team
In addition to our neonatal doctors and nurse practitioners, our team includes NICU nurses, respiratory therapists, social workers, the lactation consultant, dietitians, pharmacists and support staff.
Pankaj Nagaraj, MD, FAAP, MPH
Neonatologist, NICU Medical Director & Department of Pediatrics
UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital
Dr. Nagaraj received his medical training from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Science Hospital and Research Center Bangalore University, Bangalore, India and completed his residency from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Pediatric Residency Program in Austin, Texas. He also completed a fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC. He also has a Masters in Public Health (MPH) degree from UNTHSC at Fort Worth, TX majoring in Epidemiology.
Dr. Nagaraj is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and also serves as the chair of the Perinatal Advisory Committee at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA.
Sussan Ndakor Mbi, MD
Dr. Mbi received her medical training from the University of Sint Eustatius School of Medicine and completed her residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She also completed a fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Albany Medical Center Hospital.
Amanda Wagner, RNC-NIC, BSN
Nurse Manager - NICU
Amanda received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at the University of Iowa College of Nursing. She is certified through the National Certification Company Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing. Amanda is a Credentialed Trainer for Epic.