Dr. Morarji Rao Peesay, MD

Dr. Morarji Rao Peesay, MD

Dr. Morarji Rao Peesay, MD

Languages: English, Kannada, Telugu, Urdu
Fax: (301) 774-8729

Contact this Provider:

  • Neonatology
Conditions I Treat
  • newborn care
Procedures I Perform
  • newborn care
About the Provider

Morarji Peesay, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician and Neonatologist at  MedStar Montgomery Medical Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Peesay specializes in caring for newborns who are born as late preterm infants, premature or critically ill infants. Dr. Peesay cares for infants born at an average of 30 to 40 weeks old, who most often face breathing and nutritional challenges.

Dr. Peesay has several neonatal device inventions, one patent and few patents pending. He has published innovative neonatal educational material as iPhone apps and is primary author of two books related to Neonatology Board certifications. 

Dr. Peesay's approach to care focuses on complete and open communication, a reflection of the entire neonatal division. Parents have complete access to Dr. Peesay to not only know as much as possible about the care of their child, but to also talk through questions or concerns at any time.

In addition to patient care, Dr. Peesay is involved in research related to neonatal nuchal cords, a unique fetal/neonatal problem.  As an Associate Professor of pediatrics at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Peesay is also involved in teaching the next generation of physicians, pediatricians and neonatologists. Dr. Peesay also mentors Medical students as part of Cura Personalis actively involved in Professional Identity Formation of medical students and is also a member of Georgetown Faculty Development Committee.

  • Fellowship Program: Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (2000)
  • Fellowship Program: UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (2000)
  • Residency Program: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (1997)
  • Internship Program: Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (1996)
  • Medical School: Kurnool Medical College (1986)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
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Practice Locations
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
  • MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital