Meet Shelly L. Lash, MD
from Central Ohio Newborn Medicine

A western Michigan native, Dr. Shelly Lash attended medical school at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed her fellowship at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Between education and training, Dr. Lash has lived across the Midwest and is delighted to join the Columbus community as part of Central Ohio Newborn Medicine.

Dr. Lash loves caring for NICU babies and says she is always impressed by their incredible resilience. An accomplished academic in the field of Neonatology, Dr. Lash has delivered lectures on birth injuries, gastrointestinal embryology and malformations, fetal lung development and platelet transfusion thresholds in neonates.

As a medical fellow, Dr. Lash taught newborn physical examination skills to medical students at Indiana University, and facilitated a Helping Babies Breathe workshop during the national VON Conference in 2018. Dr. Lash also traveled to Kenya where she spent a month in an Eldoret newborn unit to study the referral system for small and sick infants, before presenting the study results at the international COINN Neonatal Care Conference in Nairobi. Dr. Lash is dedicated to ongoing professional development and continues to engage with the Indiana School of Medicine’s Global Health Track, a program that works with medical practitioners who have a long-term commitment to global health issues.

Outside of work, Dr. Lash is an avid runner, loves traveling and spending time with her husband, Ricky, at their new home in Hilliard.

  • Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Level IV NICU)
  • OhioHealth Grant Medical Center (Level III NICU)
  • Mount Carmel East (Level III NICU)
  • Mount Carmel Grove City (Level III NICU)
  • Marion General Hospital (Level II Special Care Nursery)
  • Doctors Hospital (OhioHealth) (Level III NICU)

Fellowship, Neonatology-Pulmonary Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2020

Residency in Pediatrics
Advocate Christ Medical Center Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, Illinois, 2017


Medical School
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan, 2014

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program
  • Helping Babies Breathe Master Trainer
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
    • AAP Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    • AAP Training and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN)
    • AAP TECaN Global Health Interest Group
  • American Medical Association

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