Department of Paediatrics

The department has 200 beds including 36 bedded Level–III NICU. It attends to about 15000 deliveries and more than 2000 admission in the NICU. Department runs a state of art Thalassaemia Day Care Centre with Iron Chelation Therapy facility. The Pediatrics Casualty is well equipped to treat all childhood emergencies. The department has started providing specialized services to the community by establishing a Child Development Clinic as well as a Hemophilia Day Care Centre.

Neonatal intensive care unit practices universal breast milk feeding which is a remarkable achievement. All research work is being done on basic health problems relevant to our country. Three students who did research in the department presented their papers in the Annual National Conference of IAP and two of them won Gold Medal. Department provides teaching also to students of Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for Hearing Handicapped, Govt. of India, and In-service Training to Nurses and Medical Officer under RCH Programme, Govt. of India.

Some of the faculty members were placed as technical experts in various committees/commissions at national level. Appointment of one of the faculty members as Editor-in-Chief of an indexed national journal of repute itself speaks of high academic standards of the department.

Teaching Staff:

UCMS Cadre      
Dr. Piyush Gupta Professor Research Projects Thesis supervised
Dr. (Ms.) Anju Aggarwal Professor Research Projects Thesis supervised
Dr. Dheeraj Shah Professor Research Projects Thesis supervised
Dr. Prerna Batra Professor Research Projects Theses Supervised
Dr. Pooja Dewan Professor Research Projects Theses Supervised
Dr. Manish Narang Professor Research Projects Theses Supervised

CHS Cadre      
Dr. Sunil Gomber Professor & Head Research Projects Thesis supervised
Dr. Hema Gupta Assistant Professor Research Projects Theses Supervised

Non-Teaching Staff:

Mr. Praveen Kumar Stenographer    

Appointment of Teachers, if any, to Higher Posts / Assignment Outside

Dr. Dewan P
Executive Member, Editorial Board, Indian Pediatrics, Journal of IAP, 2008-2010.
Dr. Faridi MMA
Visitng Professor to BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal, 8 May 2003 – 31 Jul 2003.
On assignment to New Era’s Medical College, Lucknow as Principal-cum-Professor w.e.f. 1st Nov 2007 to Mar 2009.
Principal, Dean, CMS and Professor of Paediatrics, Era's Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow, U.P., 1 Nov 2007 - 1 Feb 2009.
Dr. Gupta P
Visitng Professor to BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal, 1Sep 2003 – 2 Dec 2003.
Editor-in-Chief, Indian Pediatrics, 2008-2010.

Dr. Shah D
On assignment as Associate Professor to B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal, for one year w.e.f. 30th Jul 2007.
Associate Editor, Indian Pediatrics, 2008-2010.
Associate Professor in Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal, 30 Jul 2007 - 31 Dec 2008.

Distinctions Achieved by the Members of the Teaching Staff Either at the National or International Level
Dr. Aggarwal A
Awarded Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences, 2005.
Received S.T Endowment Research award in general pediatrics, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Jan. 2006.
Fellowship of IAP and International Medical Sciences.
Dr. Faridi MMA
Leader of Medical Relief Team, Government of Delhi: for providing health care to earth quake victims of Gujarat.
Chairman - Session "Meet the Expert: Hematology" 38th National Conf. of IAP, Patna, November 2000.
Received Uday Samman for distinguished community service from Uday Sanskritik Manch, Delhi, 18 Oct. 2005.
Member Planning Commission Task Force on Food and Nutrition Security for 11th Five Year Plan, Feb 2006.
Member of Infant and Young Child Feeding Committee, NIPCCD, Ministry of Women & Child Development, GOI, Jan 2006.
Invited to participate in “South Asia Breastfeeding Partners Forum-III”, Kabul, Afghanistan on the invitation of Ministry of Public Health, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, 18-23 Nov 2006.
Chaired a scientific session during Indo-UK Symposium, New Delhi, 28 Oct 2006.
Chaired a scientific session on Poster Presentation during Indo-British Conference (IBCON-PEDGASTRO-2006) on Gastro-enterology, New Delhi, 28 Oct 2006.
Invited by Alola Foundation, IBFAN and WHO as Course Director to organize T-O-T in IYCF Counseling at Timo Leste, 10 Feb-3 Mar 2007.
# IInd International T-O-T in IYCF Counseling organized by the department.
Appointed “Reviewer” by International Journals like Vaccine, Human Vaccine, African Journal of Medical sciences and Asia- Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine.
Invited as Expert by Union Public Service Commission, 16-20 Nov 2008.

Dr. Gomber S
First prize for Best IAP subspeciality chapter on nutrition during his tenture as a Treasurer for the year 2000.
Awarded Fellowship of Indian Academy of Pediatrics.
WHO fellowship for a course in Myanmar.
Invited Talk at CME on Childhood Respiratory Diseases in March 2001, organized by Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute, Delhi.
Appointed member of Project Advisory Committee on Anemia in ICMR, New Delhi, Aug 2007.
Scientific Expert in Consultative Advisory Committee on Anemia, Indian Council of Medical Research
Expert for selection of Candidates for Fellowship in Hematology-Oncology, by National Board of Examinations
Expert for formulation of Guidelines on Management of Sickle Cell Disease, PHOCON 2008.

Dr. Gupta P
Awarded Visiting Fellowship of Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, London, UK, April 2001.
Awarded Scholarship and invited to attend “short course for editors” and Fifth International Congress on Peer Review and Biomedical Publications, Sept. 14-18, 2005, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (Scholarship by American Medical Association and JAMA);
Appointed WHO temporary advisor for developing a module on prevention and control of injuries for undergraduate students of South East Asia, New Delhi: SEARO, 2005-06.
Delivered Keynote Address “Micronutrients in Pediatrics”, Canadian Micronutrient Conference, Toronto, Canada, Dates?
10th Teenage Oration, Child Development Centre, Univ of Kerala, Thiruvanthapuram, 26 Jul 2008

Member, Academic Council, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal, 2008-2010.

Dr. Khanna Shilpa
Satyagupta Award, 21 Jan 2010.

Dr. Shah D
Received training in pediatric gastroenterology, hematology and nutrition from Diana, the Princes of Wales Children’s Hospital, University of Birmingham, UK, 15 Apr. 2005 to 8 Jul., 2005 as part of Heinz Visiting Fellowship awarded by Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, London, UK.
Membership of National Academy of Medical Science.
Seminars/ conferences at the National/ International level organised
Course on Clinical Examination in Pediatrics, 7-8 Mar 2008.

Funded Research Projects:

Sl. No. Title of the Project Principal Investigator Years Funded by Amount (Rs.)
1. FHAC evaluation MMA Faridi - INCLEN  
2. Multicentric trial on immunogenicity and safety of Biovac A Vaccine. MMA Faridi 2008-09 Medclin Research 1 Lakh
3. Sero-conversion Following second dose of MMR S Gomber - Deptt. of Family Welfare Govt. of NCT, Delhi 75,000/-
4. Immunogenicity of BGC, DPT and Hepatitis B vaccination in exclusively Breast fed and Mixed fed infants: A comparative study MMA Faridi 2009-10 Directorate of Family Welfare, Govt. of NCT Delhi 86,100

List of Publications 2003 onwards:


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