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All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur

  • Designation: Professor
  • Qualification: MD, DNB, FRCPCH
    FRCPCH,Pediatric Neurology(British Pediatric Neourology)
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        Areas of expertise
  • Developmental Pediatrics
  • Preventive Pediatrics

Membership & Training

  • Indian Medical Association.
  • Indian Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Indian Academy of Cerebral Palsy, Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, London.     
  • Member, Global Professional Education Committee of the International Alliance of Academies of Childhood Disability. 
  • Trained in Developmental Assessment DASII. 
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Neonatal Resuscitation Programme. 
  • Ongoing training in British Pediatric Neurology Association Course [BPNA]. Expert Member: National CP Hip Surveillance Project


  • The golden minute after birth- beyond resuscitation. International Journal of Advanced Medical and Health Research. 2019 ;vol 6 :page no 41-45   
  • Antibiotic resistance. A cause for reemergence of infection. Indian Journal of Pediatrics. DOI:10.1007/s12098-019-03180-3 3 
  • Training of First Responder Health Care Professionals in Tran disciplinary Care for Cerebral Palsy – Impact on Knowledge and attitude. DMCN 2019; vol 61 (S3): 146-147
  • Utility of low fidelity Manikins for learning high quality chest compressions. Indian J pediatrics (March-2018) 85(3):184-188
  • Umbilical cord milking for neonates who are depressed at birth: a randomized trial of feasibility. Journal of Perinatology. 

Books / Chapters Published

  • Preparing and decoding the master chart’. S C Parija & V. Kate (eds). In: Thesis writing for Master’s and PhD program. Springer Natutre Plc Ltd, Singapore. Pgs 93-111. 
  • Mimics of Neonatal Sepsis. SK Kabra (ed). In: Hot Topics in Pediatrics, 1st edition. Indian Journal of Pediatrics, New Delhi. 2019: pages 50-56 
  • Nutritional Rickets. Ashok Kapse (ed). In: Pediatric Pictorial Interrogative Reckoner, 1st edition. Jaypee Publishers, New Delhi; 2019: pages 219-224 
  • Airway disorders: early recognition and management. In: M Jayashree, V Kulgod, AK Sharma editors. IAP ALS Handbook.. 1st edition. New Delhi: IAP , National Publication House, Department of Pediatrics, Sir Gangaram Hospital;2018. Pg 041-045 
  • Neurotoxin Snake Venom. IAP Textbook of Neurology 2014; 37:316-319


Honors and Awards:

  • 1st Prize. Risk  Factors for Suboptimal Infant Breast Feeding Behavior (SIBB), Delayed Onset of Lactation and Excess Neonatal Weight Loss.  NAPCON, Annual IAP Conference . Nagpur. December 2009.
  • 2nd Prize. Risk Factors for Suboptimal Infant Breast Feeding Behavior (SIBB), Delayed Onset of Lactation and Excess Neonatal Weight Loss.  Academy of Medical Sciences, Annual Conference. Nagpur. January 2010.
  • Gold Medal - Best Paper. Exclusive Breast Feeding- is motivation the only issue? NIMACON. Nagpur. December 2009.
  • 1st Prize Poster. Ophthalmologic clues in neonatal cholestasis. NAPCON. Annual IAP Conference. Nagpur. December 2009.
  • 2nd Prize Poster. DOOR Syndrome. NAPCON, Annual IAP Conference. December 2009.
  • 3rd Prize Poster. Elephantine, not Elephantiasis. NAPCON Annual IAP Conference. December 2009.
  • 1st Prize. Debates in Medicine. Academy of Medical Sciences, Foundation Day Celebration. Nagpur. August 2014.
  • India Giani Fund Scholarship award 2018
  • Fellow, Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, 2018

Research Publications Year 2020 : 

  • Antibiotic Resistance - A Cause for Reemergence of Infections. Indian J Pediatric. 2020 Nov;87(11):937-944 
  • Under publication: The spectrum of clinical, immunological and molecular findings in Familial hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (FHL): Experience from India 

Journal: Frontiers in Immunology, section Primary Immunodeficiencies

Ongoing projects: Short and long term outcomes of umbilical cord milking for neonates

Honors and Awards:

  • Nominated as executive deputy editor 'All India Journal of Medical Sciences' AIIMS NAGPUR 
  • PhD guide for pediatrics