Rajeev Agarwal, MD, FAAP

Rajeev Agarwal, MD, FAAP went to medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, AIIMS, in New Delhi, which is the premiere institution for medical training in India. After which, he came to the United States for his Pediatric Residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Subsequently went on to join the Pediatric Nephrology fellowship at University of Florida at Gainesville. Under the program, he also conducted bench research at Ohio State University.

Dr. Agarwal worked on the Eastern Shore of Virginia for eight years in general pediatrics before moving to Arizona to establish Agave Pediatrics in 2005.

Over the years Dr. Agarwal has developed his own style of practicing pediatrics, which is strongly supportive of preventive medicine, with an emphasis on breastfeeding. During his practice, he realized that one of the biggest impediments to breastfeeding was the presence of labial and lingual frenulae. In the last fifteen years, Dr. Agarwal has performed more than 15,000 frenectomies. Now, along with a busy clinical practice, he has made it his goal to spread the awareness about the issues related to labial and lingual ties to pediatricians, lactation consultants, doulas, midwives -everybody who helps mothers in breastfeeding and in taking care of children with feeding and speech difficulties.

Disclosures
Financial: Rajeev Agarwal has his own practice, Agave Pediatrics, in 5 different locations in Arizona. He is paid an honorarium for his presentation in this conference.
Non-Financial: Rajeev Agarwal has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Rajeev's Session -- Collaboration & Communication: Pediatricians and SLPs