Dr. Naidoo has been treating infants with deformational plagiocephaly, torticollis and craniosynostosis since 2002. She has been involved with the endoscopic craniosynostosis repair program since it began at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in 2006. To date, she has seen over 5,000 infants with deformational plagiocephaly and over 400 with craniosynostosis. Dr. Naidoo runs a deformational plagiocephaly clinic twice a week seeing newly diagnosed infants.She is active in deformational plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis research, and she has presented locally, regionally, nationally and internationally on these topics. Dr. Naidoo has published multiple articles on both topics in peer reviewed journals.
Dr. Naidoo is a member of the Delta Lambda Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, St. Louis Chapter of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, American Cleft-Palate and Craniofacial Association and Midwest Nursing Research Society. She was the awarded the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Foundation Grant in 2009 and a grant from the St. Louis Children’s Hospital Foundation in 2011.
Dr. Naidoo is a native of St. Louis, MO. She earned both my B.S.N. and M.S.N. from St. Louis University School of Nursing and her PhD in nursing from University of Missouri- Kansas City. Her research interests are craniofacial anomalies, more specifically, deformational plagiocephaly and craniosynostosis.
She have been a pediatric nurse many years, and a pediatric nurse practitioner since 2000. Dr. Naidoo’s experience in nursing has all been in pediatrics, however has varied greatly. She has worked on a pediatric rehabilitation unit for children with traumatic brain injuries & spinal cord injuries, PICU step-down unit, a private practice pediatric office, an undergraduate and graduate level nursing instructor and, since 2002, she hasworked as a pediatric nurse practitioner in Pediatric Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at St Louis Children’s Hospital.