List Of Credentials:
1.Selected for Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, twice in 1996 and1997.
1.Out of own interest worked in the internationally recognized, state of the art Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital (ISO 9001: 2000 certified) for 18 months during the training period of DNB and still working. Post DNB Pediatric Intensive Care experience 4 years 4 months.
2.Worked as medical officer in the Mahaswami Rural Telemedicine Services under Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, out of interest to serve the rural poor.
3.Worked as Registrar of Pediatrics, Department of Community Pediatrics and Mahaswami Rural Telemedicine Services in Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital (ISO 9001: 2000 certified) for 7 months (Nov’ 2009 to June 2010).
4.Worked as Registrar of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine in Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital (ISO 9001: 2000 certified) for 6 months (July 2010 to Dec’ 2010).
5.Currently working as Registrar of Pediatrics, Department of Respiratory Medicine and Asthma Clinic in Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital (ISO 9001: 2000 certified) since Jan’ 2011.
Interest in Pediatrics:
1.Completed ACLS course in 2001.
2.Completed Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
3.Completed Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Instructor course, May 2010 and from then on a regular PALS Instructor.
4.Completed Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS)
5.Delegated CRITICON’ 2006
6.Delegated National Conference of Infectious Diseases’ 2006, IAP Infectious Diseases Chapter.
7.Undergraduate teaching experience of 2years during DCH.
8.Delegated Workshop on Otoscopy in Pediatric Practice in RESPICON’ 2010.
9.Delegated National Conference under the auspices of IAP Respiratory Chapter, RESPICON’ 2010.
10.Current post graduate teaching experience - for the past 4 years 4 months in Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai.
Conferences / Academic posts:
1.State Conference Speaker for Andhra Pradesh, PEDICON 2011 - IVIG in Pediatric Practice.
2.Panelist for – Case scenarios in Vitamin D Deficiency. Held in Chennai, under the auspices of IAP Chennai City Branch, 15th April, 2012.
3.National academic coordinator for TIPS (Training In Practical Skills) an IAP Program to improve practical clinical skills in post graduates.
4.Panelist for – Case scenarios in Vitamin D Deficiency. Held in Chennai, under the auspices of IAP Twin Cities Branch, 15th July, 2012.
5.Faculty member for the RESPIRE Module under the auspices of IAP, Tamil Nadu, 2013.
6.State Conference Panelist for Tamil Nadu, PEDICON 2013 - Interesting Case Scenarios in Pediatric Practice.
7.Presented a paper in RESPICON – 2013 in Hyderabad - A Study Of Generalised Joint Hypermobility In Normal And Asthmatic Children.
8.Speaker for the Pulmonology Update in Dec – 2013, Chennai under the auspices of the IAP Respiratory chapter. Topic: Antibiotics – Poor Prescriptions.
9.Presented a paper in NCPID – 2013 in Vijayawada - A Study Of Prevalence of Pneumococcal Serovars and Clinical Profile in Under Five’s. Awarded 2nd prize for the presentation at National Level.
10.Faculty member for the RESPIRE Module at Salem, under the auspices of IAP, Tamil Nadu, 2013, in November 2013.
11.Invited as speaker in the 3rd International Conference on Biometrics & Biostatistics during July 14-16, 2014 at Double Tree by Hilton Baltimore, USA – letter dated Feb 25th, 2014.
12.Faculty member for the RESPIRE Module at Vellore, under the auspices of IAP, Tamil Nadu, on 30th March, 2014.
Other professional achievements
1.Hypertension due to angiodysplasia. Case report published in, July 2009, Indian Journal of Pediatrics.
2.Mefenamic Acid – Role as Antipyretic, Correspondence published in Indian Pediatrics, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, May, 2010.
3.Profiles of Nasal Allergy in Children, Research letter published in Indian Pediatrics, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, April, 2011.
4.“Pulmonary Venolobar Syndrome – a Case Report” Ramachandran B, KarSS, Nagaraju K and Sumanth A. 5th World Congress on Pediatric Critical Care, June 2007, Geneva
5.Factors associated with delay in diagnosis of Kawasaki disease in India. Research brief, in Indian Pediatrics in August 2012.
6.Dengue in children – a perspective: Review article published in Archives of Diseases in Children, in July 2012.
7.Brief report - Stevens Johnson Syndrome in association with Mycoplasma Pneumonia Ref.: Ms. No. IJPE-D-11-00397R1, accepted for publication In Indian Journal of Pediatrics.
8.Vitamin D deficiency in childhood - An Overview of Diagnosis and Management. A review article, published Indian Pediatrics, July 2013. Manuscript No: INPE –D-12-00533.
9.A one year old boy with cervical adenopathy and fever. Case files – Published in Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, December 2012.
10.From the case records of KKCTH: An infant with fever and altered sensorium. Case files - Published in Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, January - March 2013.
11.From the case records of KKCTH: An Adolescent with Fever and Ataxia. Case files - Published in Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, April – June 2013.
12.From the case records of KKCTH: A child with recurrent pyoderma and lung abscess. Case files - Published in Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, July – Sep 2013.
1.Contributed to Influenza Update 2010 – 2011, Elsevier Publication.
2.Contributed to Symptoms and Signs of Pediatric Practice, IJPP Series – 4. First published June, 2011.
3.Contributed to Rota virus Vaccination in IAP Guide Book on Immunization, 2009 – 2011.
4.Contributed to the chapter on Toxicology in the IAP Text Book of Pediatrics, 5th Edition.
5.Contributed the chapter on Respiratory Noises in the RESPICON, 2011 souvenir.
6.Co-authored the chapter on Fungal infections in Text Book of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, 1st Edition.
7.Co-authored a chapter in Treatment and Prognosis in Pediatrics, Jaypee Publications, 1st Edition.
8.Co-authored a chapter in Partha's Fundamentals of Pediatrics 2nd Edition.
9.Contributed to Vaccines for Diarrheal Diseases in Rota virus Vaccination in IAP Guide Book on Immunization, 2009 – 2011.
10.Co-author of the book – Frequently Asked Questions in Pediatrics – Under the auspices of Indian Academy of Pediatrics.
1.Study I: A phase III, open-label, randomized, multicentre study to evaluate the immunogenicity and safety of GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals’ combined DTPa-HBV-IPV-Hib vaccine (Infanrixhexa™) administered to Indian infants according to a 6-10-14 weeks and a 2-4-6 months schedule.
Protocol NO: 111157
Start Date: 3rd August, 2012
Stop date: Ongoing
2.Study II: Sero-prevalence study of Hepatitis A virus antibody in Indian children.
Protocol number: WOC/BVCA/HPTA/ES01.
Start date: 29th Aug 2011
Stop date: July 2012.
3.Study III: A multi-centric study to determine disease burden, impact and causative rota virus strain in Rotavirus Gastro Enteritis (RVGE) among children < 5 years with acute gastroenteritis attending outpatient departments of private urban pediatric clinics in India.
PROTOCOL NUMBER: 0000-255-00
Start date: 2nd Feb2012.
Stop date: November 2012.
4.Study IV: ASIP – Association for Surveillance of Invasive Pneumococci.
Start date: August, 2012.
Stop date: March, 2013.