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Meet Our Team

Led by neonatologist/pediatrician Rafael Ocejo, MD, Sanford Health's neonatology team includes registered nurses and therapists expertly trained in the care of babies born prematurely and/or with illnesses or life-threatening heart conditions.


Arslan Arshad, MD

Arslan Arshad, MD

Dr. Arslan Arshad is board certified in pediatrics and board eligible in neonatal-perinatal medicine. He completed his fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at New York Medical College, Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY. Dr. Arshad has many areas of expertise including antenatal consultation and long term follow up of high risk newborns.

Keeta Knaup, NNP

Keeta Knaup, nurse practitioner is board certified by the national certification corporation. She completed her fellowship at the Clinical Practicum Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Her areas of expertise include neonatal intensive care and routine newborn care.

Rafael Ocejo, MD

Dr. Rafael Ocejo is board certified in pediatrics and board eligible in neonatology. He completed his fellowship in neonatology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is the lead neonatologist and pediatrician at Sanford Birth Center in Bismarck.