MBBS, MD (Paeds, PGIMER), DM (Neonatology)


MBBS: Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai (Aug 2001-2007), Under-graduation followed by 1 year internship worked in general medicine, general surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, community medicine, pediatrics and neonatology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, dermatology and emergency medicine departments

MD (Pediatrics): Postgraduate Institute of medical education and research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. (Jan 2008-Dec 2010), 250 bedded tertiary care autonomous pediatric centre – trained in pediatric basic and advanced life support, intubation, mechanical ventilation, central line insertion, peritoneal dialysis, resuscitation in neonates and children

DM (Neonatology): All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi (Jan 2011-Dec 2013), Worked in a 60 bedded neonatal facility with 20 level III b beds – catering to extreme preterm neonates, congenital malformations, hydrops, pulmonary hypertension etc. Trained in neonatal ventilation

including high frequency ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, dialysis, umbilical and peripherally inserted

central line insertion, arterial lines, neonatal resuscitation, exchange transfusion etc.

Additional qualifications: 

NRP (Neonatal resuscitation programme) instructor, certified by National Neonatology Forum- Sep 2014, Postgraduate Course in Pediatric Nutrition (Boston University) – Dec 2015. 

NRP trainer (IAP FGM) certified in January 2018, Nagpur Examiner, IAP Neonatology fellowship examination, 2018

Scope of neonatal services: Resuscitation of preterm (≥25 weeks’ gestation) and term neonates,

neonatal ventilation- invasive and non-invasive, Surfactant administration, central venous access, umbilical arterial and venous catheterization, exchange transfusion, total parenteral nutrition,

peripheral arterial lines, breast feeding support, neuro-developmental follow up

Work Experience:

Clinical Director, Neonatology and Head of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Sr. Consultant Neonatology and Pediatrics at KIMS Cuddles Mother & Child Centre at Kondapur, Hyderabad

Director, Neonatal Services Consultant Neonatologist and HOD, Fellowship coordinator, IAP and NNF Fellowship programme in neonatology at Ankura Hospital for Women and Children 100 bedded pediatric hospital with 24 bedded neonatal level III unit 

Consultant Neonatologist at Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital, Chennai (February 2014- Dec 2016) which was 250 bedded pediatric teaching hospital with 38 bedded neonatal level III unit catering to outborn neonates –managing neonatal hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, infections, pulmonary hypertension etc. Has a running DNB programme in pediatrics and neonatology

Visiting Consultant, Kauvery Hospital, Chennai (Dec 2014 to Dec 2016)

Academic Achievements:

Undergraduate career:

  • Best Outgoing Student –2007 Passing Out Batch, Kilpauk Medical College
  • Distinction in the university examination in the following subjects: Anatomy, biochemistry, Pathology, pharmacology, Microbiology, Otorhinolaryngology and General surgery
  • Dr. K.P. Sarathy endowment for community medicine 2004-05
  • Dr S Nagarajan endowment gold medal for pharmacology in 2002-04
  • Dr G Jayaraj Aiya Nadar Gold medal in subject of pediatrics in 2005-06
  • Balakrisnan gold medal for ophthalmology in 2004-05
  • Thiru Nagarajan gold medal in subject of General surgery in 2005-06
  • Gold medal in subject of anatomy 2001-02
  • RM Veerappan Endowment – Certificate in pathology in 2002-04
  • First certificate of merit in biochemistry 2001-02
  • Certificate of merit in microbiology in 2003-04
  • First certificate in the subject ENT 2004-05
  • Secured first place in Rhythm-iq- Physiology quiz conducted in Tanjore medical college in 2001
  • First place in anatomy intra college quiz in July 2005 in Kilpauk Medical College

Postgraduate career:

  • Certificate of first order for distinction in Pediatrics, PGIMER, 2010
  • First place in the national level neonatology quiz conducted by National Neonatology Forum in two consecutive years 2009 and 2010 at the NEOCON
  • Third place in the national level Pediatrics quiz conducted by Indian Academy of Pediatrics at PEDICON, Jaipur, January 2011


  • “Best Outgoing student” award from Kilpauk Medical college for the outgoing batch of 2007
  • Second place in the V. Balagopal Raju endowment award for research in child health at the 48th PEDICON conference in Jaipur
  • Dr. S.S. Manchanda Award for Best Research Paper in Neonatology at PEDICON 2014 for: Evaluation of perfusion index in preterm neonates with patent ductus arteriosus”
  • Shortlisted for “Young Investigator Award” at APCCS, New Delhi March 2014
  • Certificate of First order for Merit during MD Pediatrics (2008-2010) at PGIMER, Chandigarh
  • “Young Achiever in Neonatology” awarded for the two Telugu states – 2017 by Times of India


  1. Kumar AS, Chandrasekaran A, Asokan R, Gopinathan K. Prognostic value of Resistive Index in neonates with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy – A Prospective Observational study. Indian Pediatr. 2016 Nov 5. pii: S097475591600019. [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Chandrasekaran A, Subburaju N, Mustafa M, Putlibai S. Clinical Profile And Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern Of Neonatal Sepsis Due To Burkholderia Cepacia Complex. Indian Pediatr. 2016 Nov 5. pii: S097475591600027. [Epub ahead of print]
  1. Vitamin K prophylaxis for prevention of vitamin K deficiency bleeding: a systematic review. Sankar MJ, Chandrasekaran A, Kumar P, Thukral A, Agarwal R, Paul VK. J Perinatol. 2016 May;36 Suppl 1:S29-35. doi: 10.1038/jp.2016.30
  2. Efficacy and safety of CPAP in low- and middle-income countries. Thukral A, Sankar MJ, Chandrasekaran A, Agarwal R, Paul VK. J Perinatol. 2016 May; 36 Suppl 1:S21-8. doi: 10.1038/jp.2016.29
  1. Umbilical cord cleansing with chlorhexidine in neonates: a systematic review. Sankar MJ, Chandrasekaran A, Ravindranath A, Agarwal R, Paul VK. J Perinatol. 2016 May;36 Suppl 1:S12-20. doi: 10.1038/jp.2016.28
  1. When do newborns die? A systematic review of timing of overall and cause-specific neonatal deaths in developing countries. Sankar MJ, Natarajan CK, Das RR, Agarwal R, Chandrasekaran A, Paul VK. J Perinatol. 2016 May;36 Suppl 1:S1-S11. doi: 10.1038/jp.2016.27
  2. Topical umbilical cord care. Chandrasekaran A, Sankar MJ, Agarwal R, Paul VK. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2013 Jul;32(7):801
  3. E learning in newborn health- A paradigm shift for continuing professional development for doctors and nurses. Chandrasekaran A, Thukral A, Deorari AK. Indian J Pediatr. 2014 Mar 7. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Non-invasive ventilation in newborns. Chandrasekaran A, Deorari AK. Journal of Neonatology. 2013 Mar;27(1):36-8
  5. Early onset sepsis- What is new? Chandrasekaran A.Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics. 2014 Oct;16(3):277-83
  6. Prevention of Ventilator associated complications. Chandrasekaran A, Deorari AK. Journal of Neonatology 2014 Dec; 28(4):58-65
  1. Feeding of Low Birth Weight Neonates – Evidence Based Recommendations. Chandrasekaran A. Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics. 2016;18(1): 14
  2. A survey among neonatologists on the management of patent ductus arteriosus. Chandrasekaran A. Indian J Pediatr. 2016 Dec 21. Doi: 10.1007/s12098-016-2274-0 [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Nasal Masks or Binasal Prongs for Delivering Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Preterm Neonates – A Randomized Trial. Chandrasekaran A, Thukral A, Sankar MJ, Agarwal R, Paul VK, Deorari AK. Eur J Pediatr. 2017;176(3):379-86.
  1. Chandrasekaran A, Murki S. Is early oral vitamin A supplementation useful in preterm neonates at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia? Acta Pediatrica. 2020; 109(3):634-35.
  2. Lochani A, Khare R, Chandrashekharam VVS, Chandrasekaran A. Proximal jejunal atresia in a neonate with ambiguous genitalia- a case report.NeoPearls. Apr-Jun 2020;1(2):18-21.

Contribution to academics/ teaching:

  1. Fellowship examiner, IAP Neonatal fellowship examination for doctors
  2. NRP instructor under IAP-FGM and NNF
  3. Established Neonatal fellowship program at Ankura Hospital, a level IIIa accredited unit
  4. Editor, NE(O)WS, an online app-based channel on evidence based neonatology
  5. Author of online paper on “ Non Invasive ventilation in neonates” available on website http://www.newbornwhocc.org/
  1. Author of online paper on “ Prevention of Ventilator associated complications” available on website http://www.newbornwhocc.org/
  2. Preparation of podcast on “Resuscitation bag” for training doctors/ nurses in small hospitals available on http://www.newbornwhocc.org/ and http://www.youtube.com/
  1. Made a presentation on “Biology of Preterm Birth” in meeting on Research Issues in Prematurity and fetal growth in DBT, New Delhi (April 2012)
  2. Voted “Best Senior Resident” by M.D. residents for excellence in teaching activities at AIIMS, Delhi, three times between 2011-2013
  3. Prepared and dubbed audiovisual podcast on “Levels of evidence and systematic review” available online http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGFOJXuPeHs
  4. Participated in nurses teaching programme on Essential Newborn care (ENC) at AIIMS, New Delhi and residents NRP training
  5. Involved in training FMGs (foreign medical graduates) in Karol educational consultancy, Chennai
  6. Training medical graduates for postgraduate entrance examination in Koncept and ADR Plexus- PG training programmes, Chennai
  7. Online tutor involved in “ONTOP-IN” – an online neonatology teaching platform for postgraduate medical students and nurses
  8. Provider in Neonatal Emergency Simulation Team Training organized by NNF Tamilnadu and Royal London Hospital, UK (2015)
  9. Participant of Content Development Team of “Reducing ROP by improving the quality of care in SCNUs” by Queen Elizabeth Golden Jubilee Trust, UK, AIIMS, Delhi and PHFI
  10. Member of NNF Clinical Guideline development group
  11. Part of Indian National Neonatal Collaborative in neonatal data 
  12. Editor, PRESIDE Digest
  13. Mentor, Quality improvement initiative, Telangana State and UNICEF QI mission – Mentor for Warangal SNCU

Guest Lectures

  1. Facilitator at CPAP training conference held at Dehra Dun, December, 2012 – Talk “Preventing CPAP related complications”
  2. Organiser and speaker at the workshop on “Art and Science of thesis writing” conducted at Childs Trust hospital, Chennai on “Writing your paper” – 11.07.2014
  3. Talk on “Care of critically ill neonates” at “Artigennetos in Neonatal nursing- State level Nursing Conference” conducted at Venkateswara Nursing College, Thalambur on 07.11.14
  4. Talk in the Perinatology CME at Stanley Medical college, Chennai on 20.11.14 on “Antepartum fetal surveillance”
  5. Faculty at the workshop on Newborn Lab SOP and ABG at Neocon, 2014 at Patna Medical College, Patna
  6. Organiser and speaker at the workshop on “Critical appraisal of studies- made easy” conducted at Childs Trust hospital, Chennai on 19.12.2014
  7. Speaker at Nursing CME on Kanchi Kamakoti Childs Trust Hospital on Feeding and Nutrition on 17.09.14
  1. NRP instructor at NRP Advanced Provider Course at Mehta Hospital, Chennai on 19-12-14
  2. Speaker at a debate on “PDA- To treat or not to treat?” conducted at a meeting of Neonatal Research Group, Chennai
  1. Faculty at training SNCU medical officers in use of “Standard treatment protocols” in mobile apps conducted at Institute of Child Health, Chennai
  2. NRP instructor at NRP Advanced Provider Course for Nurses at Mehta Hospital, Chennai on 01-02-15
  3. NRP instructor at NRP Advanced Provider Course for doctors at KKCTH, Chennai on 22-02-15
  4. NRP instructor at Newborn resuscitation Course for nurses of M.A. Chidambaram College of Nursing at VHS (Voluntary Health Services), Adyar, Chennai on 13-02-15
  5. Spoke on “What the neonatologist wants to know in functional echocardiography?” in the Echocardiography workshop organized by Fortis Malar on 22-03-2015
  1. Faculty at the NNF- Evidence Based Medicine Workshop in KMC Hospital, Chennai on 28-03-15
  2. NRP instructor at NRP Advanced Provider Course for nurses at KKCTH, Chennai on 19-04-15
  3. Speaker at CME on “Preventive aspects of Pediatric Nutrition” organized by Nestle Nutrition Institute at Cochin on 26-04-2015
  1. Speaker at 8th National IAP- IJPP (Indian Academy of Pediatrics- Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics) Conference on :Feeding in Low birth weight babies” on 14.06.2015
  2. Speaker at “Interactive session on Low Birth weight Feeding” at Hotel Residency Towers, Chennai on 26.06.2015
  3. Faculty at VIth Ventilation Workshop on Pediatric and Neonatal ventilation held at SRMC, Porur on 11.07.15
  4. Speaker at “MCQs in Neonatology” conducted by Mylapore Pediatric Forum on 26.07.15
  5. Guest speaker at SRM Medical College Breast Feeding Awareness Week on the topic – “Breast feeding and work- Let’s make it work” on 03.08.2015
  6. Guest lecture on “Growth Monitoring in Preterm Infants” in the Nestle Nutrition Institute’s symposium on Nutrition- First 1000 days of Life on 12-09-2015 at Hotel Hyatt, Chennai.
  1. Guest lecture on “Intergrowth versus Fenton’s Charts- Which is the best way to monitor growth?” at Nestle’s Nutrition Expert Education Program (NEEP) at Colombo on 19-09-2015
  2. Panelist at Perinatal CME programme conducted by Cloudnine Hospital on “Common Neonatal Problems”
  3. Faculty at South Neocon Workshop on “Setting up a NICU” at Institute of Child Health, Chennai on 02-10-2015
  4. Guest speaker at South Neocon Conference conducted at Chennai – October 3-4, 2015 on “Evidence based management of an extreme preterm neonate”
  5. Guest speaker at CME on “Perinatal Asphyxia- everything you need to know” at Mehta Hospital, Chennai on 29-11-2015
  6. Faculty at Ventilation Workshop organised at AIIMS, New Delhi on Dec 1-4, 2015
  7. Guest lecture on “Optimal quality of protein in infant formula” at JR Residency, Madurai on 06-12- 2015
  8. Guest lecture on “Nutrition in preterm infants-Questions and Answers” at Hotel President, Chennai on 29-01-2016
  9. Faculty at Workshop on Essential Newborn Care for nurses at Saveetha Medical College, Chennai on 29-01-2016
  10. Guest lecture on “Growth Monitoring in Preterm Infants” in the convocation of Post Graduate Program on Pediatric Nutrition by Nestle Nutrition Institute and Boston University at Chennai on 31- 01-2016 at Hotel Hyatt
  11. NRP instructor at NRP Advanced Provider Course for nurses at Mehta Hospital, Chennai on 20-02-16
  12. NRP instructor at Advanced Provider Course for doctors at Mehta Hospital, Chennai on 21-02-16
  13. Guest speaker at the upcoming CME on “Total Parenteral Nutrition- everything you need to know” at Mehta Hospital, Chennai on 06-03-2016
  14. Faculty at Intensive teaching and CME organized by CHILDS Trust Hospital, April 29-May 1, 2016
  15. Faculty at South Pedicon, 2016 at Chennai in a panel discussion on “Not enough milk in NICU” and workshop on Antibiotic stewardship (August 11, 12, 2016)
  16. Faculty at VIIth Ventilation Workshop on Pediatric and Neonatal ventilation held at SRMC, Porur on 26.08.16 and 27.08.16
  17. Faculty in CME on neonatal neurology conducted at Cloudnine hospital, Chennai on 11.09.2016
  18. Talk on “Antibiotic choices for neonatal infections- Demystified” for Mylapore Pediatric Forum at GRT Grand, Chennai on 29.09.16
  19. Faculty at workshop on “Art of Scientific Writing” at 4th National Conference of Pediatric Education, Belgaum on 22.10.2016
  20. Faculty at Ventilation workshop at AIIMS, Delhi between January 16 to 19, 2017
  21. Guest speaker at Ventilation workshop, Cloudnine Hospital, Chennai on February 25 and 26,2017
  22. Guest Lecture on “Hemodynamically significant PDA” at Hotel Marigold, Hyderabad on 15.04.2017
  23. Guest Lecture on “Hypothermia in neonates with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy” by ISOPARB (Indian Society of perinatology and reproductive biology” at Ankura Hospital, Hyderabad
  24. Faculty at ventilation workshop, Sri Ramachandra Medical College Hospital, Porur – August 27- 30,2017
  25. Faculty at Ventilation workshop, Pune October 13-15, 2017
  26. Faculty in the workshop of advanced NRP, IAP Neocon, Hyderabad, November 2017
  27. Faculty at Ventilation workshop at AIIMS, Delhi between January 15 to 18, 2018
  28. Chairperson and Judge, Free papers at Neocore, Christian Medical College, Vellore, March 9-10, 2018
  29. Guest lecture on “Persistent pulmonary hypertension of newborn” at Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad
  30. Guest lecture on “Delivery room interventions to reduce NMR”- Theme based session in TS Neocon at Hotel Park Hyatt, Telengana State Neocon 2018 September 7-9
  31. Workshop co-ordinator of Advanced NRP workshop at Ankura Hospital, Hyderabad, September 7,2018
  32. Faculty, Respiratory care workshop, Institute of Child Health, Chennai – South Neocon, October 5-7, 2018
  33. Guest Lecture on “Neodebate- HHHFNC is the new CPAP in neonates with respiratory distress”, South Neocon, October 2018
  34. Faculty in Non Invasive ventilation Workshop, National Neocon, Varanasi, December,2018
  35. Faculty in Quality Improvement Workshop, Niloufer Medical college, Hyderabad, Telangana; 28-29 January 2019
  36. Faculty in DNB Neonatology intensive training/ crash course held in Fernandez Hospital, Hyderabad, 27 February 2019
  37. Guest lecture on “Hypothermia – Outcomes” at the workshop on Hypothermia, Niloufer Hospital, Lakdikapul, 08 March 2019
  38. Faculty at Ventilation workshop at AIIMS, Delhi between March 28 and 31, 2019
  39. Guest Faculty at GujNeocon, Ahmedabad , April 12-14, 2019
  40. Guest Faculty and Organizer, Neonatal ventilation workshop, organized by TS- NNF and Ankura Hospital, Hyderabad on May 24-26, 2019, Hotel Avasa, Hyderabad
  41. Faculty, Ventilation workshop organized by Fernandez Hospital, Hyderabad, September 2019
  42. Guest lecture on “Respiratory distress” in Kakinada, organized by IAP Kakinada, 15 September, 2019 66. Faculty, IAP Neocon, National conference of IAP- Neonatology Chapter, Bangalore, October 2019; Lecture on “Non septic causes of shock in neonates”
  43. Guest lecture organized by IAP Nellore on “Diagnosis of Sepsis and sepsis mimics”, November, 2019
  44. Faculty, National Neocon, Hyderabad, December, 2019 – December 13-15, 2019
  45. Faculty and workshop coordinator, Nutrition workshop, National Neocon, Hyderabad, December 12, 2019

Contribution to chapters in books

  1. Editor, Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics – Protocols in neonatology
  2. Author of chapter on “ Non Invasive ventilation in neonates” in the book “ Workbook on CPAP Science, Evidence and Practice – Learner’s guide”, 2nd edition (2011) and 3rd edition (2017)
  3. Co-author of chapter on “Neonatal mortality and morbidities” in IAP PG textbook of Pediatrics, 2015
  4. Contributed to the “Protocols in Neonatology” by Dr Ramesh Agarwal, CBS Publishers; 2014
  5. Prepared chapter on “Neonatal neurological examination” in Souvenir book of Childs Trust hospital, Chennai May 2014
  6. Author of chapter on pediatrics in “Koncpt- 20 authors” supplement, 2014 for Tamil Nadu entrance exam preparation
  7. Chapter on pediatrics in “Koncpt- TNPG entrance examination textbook – 20 authors, 2015 for Tamil Nadu entrance exam preparation
  8. Reviewer- WHO’s Pocket Book On Maternal Care
  9. “Antibiotic Protocols of Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital” released on the XXIVth Dr.M.S.Ramakrishnan Memorial Endowment Oration
  10. Chapter on “E-learning” in “Advances in Neonatology- Current status and Challenges in Research in India and US” edited by Dharmapuri Vidyasagar and Ashok.K.Deorari
  11. Chandrasekaran A, Sankar MJ. Neonatal mortality- Current status and Way Forward. In: Gupta P, Khan AM; editors. Textbook of Community Medicine. 1st ed. New Delhi: CBS Publishers and Distributors; 2016
  12. Chandrasekaran A. Vitamin K in Newborn. In:Thakre R, Murki S; editors. IAP – Neo Chapter Protocols in Neonatology. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2016
  13. Chandrasekaran A. Impact of TORCH infections on the neonate. IAP- Neo Chapter Bulletin. Neonatal Infections- What’s next? January-March, Volume IX, Issue-1; 2016
  14. “An approach to a neonate with cholestasis”- Article published in Kauvery Hospital IMA News Letter 2016:Volume 3, Issue 2
  15. Chapter on “Nasogastric and nasojejenal feeding” in IJP handbook on Neonatology for practitioners
  16. Chapter on “An approach to a neonate with cholestatic jaundice in Newborn” in IAP-Differential diagnosis in Pediatrics, 2019
  17. Chapter on “Hypocalcemia In A Neonate” in IAP- Differential diagnosis in Pediatrics, 2019

Research experience:

  • Performed a randomized controlled trial to compare Ampicillin –gentamicin and ceftriaxonesulbactam in children with community acquired pneumonia as part of M.D. thesis, PGIMER
  • Conducted a randomized trial comparing the efficacy and safety of nasal masks versus nasal prongs in delivering CPAP in preterm neonates, DM thesis, AIIMS
  • Conducted a prospective observational study evaluating the effect of a hemodynamically significant PDA on perfusion index in preterm neonates, DM thesis , AIIMS
  • Conducted a systematic review evaluating the efficacy of umbilical cord applications of chlorhexidine in neonatal mortality and omphalitis at AIIMS
  • Conducted systematic reviews on day wise and cause specific mortality in newborns, epidemiology of vitamin K deficiency bleeding and role of vitamin K in newborns and efficacy as well as safety of CPAP in low middle income countries
  • Conducted a survey among neonatologists and pediatric cardiologists on practices in managing PDA in preterm neonates
  • Reviewer in Indian journal of Pediatrics/ Indian Pediatrics/ Pediatrics 

Professional Memberships:

  1. Associate life member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics – A/2010/A-239
  2. Life member, national Neonatology Forum- DEL/L-4641
  3. Life member, IAP Neo-chapter 

Conferences/ presentations:


  1. Chandrasekaran A, Sankar MJ, Rabindranath A, Agarwal R, Paul VK. Umbilical Cord Cleansing with Chlorhexidine in Neonates – A Systematic Review. In: Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting 2013, Washington, US (May 4-7, 2013)
  2. Chandrasekaran A, Sankar MJ, Saxena A, Agarwal R, Paul VK, Deorari AK, Sachdeva A. Perfusion index in preterm infants- Natural tend and association with hemodynamically significant PDA. In: the 5th Congress of Asia Pacific Pediatric cardiac society, New Delhi, 2014 (March 6-9, 2014) in Young Investigator Award category
  1. Chandrasekaran A, Sachdeva A, Sankar MJ, Agarwal R , Deorari AK, Paul VK. Nasal Mask Versus Nasal Prongs In The Delivery Of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure In Preterm Infants – An Open Label Randomized Controlled Trial. In: Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting 2014, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (May 3-6, 2014) – Poster
  2. Chandrasekaran A, Sankar MJ, Saxena A, Agarwal R, Paul VK, Deorari AK, Sachdeva A. Perfusion index in preterm infants- Natural tend and association with hemodynamically significant PDA. In: Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting 2014, Vancouver, B.C., Canada (May 3-6, 2014)- Poster symposium


  • Thukral A, Thakkar A, Chandrasekaran A, Sankar MJ, Agarwal R, Paul VK, Deorari AK “Ex-Utero
  • Intrapartum treatment for CHAOS”. In: NEOCON, 2011, Chennai
  • Dr.S.S.Manchanda Award – Chandrasekaran A, Sankar MJ. Evaluation of perfusion index in preterm infants with patent ductus arteriosus. In: PEDICON, Indore – January, 2014
  • Presented the paper on “Efficacy and safety of ampicillin-gentamicin versus ceftriaxone in
  • community acquired pneumonia in children” at 48th PEDICON in January 2011 at Jaipur
  • Chandrasekaran A. How do we manage Patent Ductus Arteriosus (PDA) in 2014? – A survey among Neonatologists in India. In: NEOCON, December 2014, Patna (Poster Plenary session)
  • Chandrasekaran A, Krishnamurthy S. Microbiological Profile of Bacterial infections in an Extramural Tertiary Care Neonatal unit.In: NEOCON, 2014 at Patna
  • Chandrasekaran A, Ramachandrappa S. Risk Factors for mortality among extramural neonates with culture positive sepsis. In: NEOCON, 2016 at Indore (Poster)
  • Vijayakumar V, Chandrasekaran A, Ramachandrappa S. Predictors of mortality in term and late pre term neonates with Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension (PPHN) in a tertiary care Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In: NEOCON, 2016 at Indore (oral)
  • Jagadeeshwar G, Tirupathi A, Chandrasekaran A, Sirisha NN. Unusual cause of respiratory distress in a term neonate – case of congenital laryngeal saccular cyst. In: PEMCON, AIIMS, Raipur, 2018.
  • Thirupathi Ananthula, Chandrasekaran A . Improving nasal continuous positive airway pressure
  • (CPAP) delivery in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU): A quality improvement approach. In:
  • South Neocon, Chennai,2018
  • Akshay K, Chandrasekaran A. Clinico-radiological profile and management of neonates with seizures in an extramural unit. In: TS Neocon, 2018
  • Ankush K, Chandrasekaran A. Evaluation of infrastructure availability and compliance to the steps of neonatal resuscitation in selected facilities in Hyderabad. In: TS Neocon, 2018
  • Venkat Sriram, Chandrasekaran A. An Unusual Case of Neonate with Hypopigmentation and Gut Dysmotility. In: TS Neocon, 2018
  • Sindhu Maru, Chandrasekaran A. Aplasia Cutis Congenita. In: TS Neocon, 2018.

Organizational abilities/ Official Posts:

  1. Member, Scientific Committee, South Neocon, Chennai, 2015
  2. Member, Scientific Committee, TS Neocon, Hyderabad, 2018
  3. Member, Workshop Committee, Neocon, Hyderabad, 2019

Conferences attended:

  • Completed basic pediatric intensive care (BPIC) course held at PGIMER in February 2009
  • Delegate at Joint Symposium on Pediatric neurology held in Command hospital in March 2008
  • Completed Neonatal resuscitation Programme at PGIMER – March 2008
  • Participated in the thesis writing workshop held in PGIMER in April 2009
  • Participated the first Asian Congress of pediatric intensive care – Intensive Care in limited resources held in PGIMER in September 2009
  • Participated in the 11th National conference of pediatric cardiology congress of India in October 2009
  • Participated in the symposium on evidence based management of diarrhoea on 24th July 2010
  • Participated in the workshop on epilepsy and EEG in April 2009 in PGIMER
  • Participated in the 14th annual conference of IAP Chandigarh held in January 2010- Child health- today, tomorrow and always
  • Participated in Current Perspectives of Rheumatology organized by Department of Medicine, PGIMER in March 2010
  • Completed the Pediatric advanced life support course held in march 2009
  • Participated in the National pediatric neurology Conference held in PGIMER in October 2009
  • Participated IPOK Rates seminar on Recent advances in Neonatology held in Bangalore, October, 2013
  • Perinatology CME programme at MMM hospital, Chennai, March 2014
  • NEOFEST – Neonatology CME, Institute of Child Health, Egmore, Chennai
  • Delegate at CME on Neurodevelopmental Disabilities – Karthikeyan Child Development Unit and ICH-RI, Egmore on 30-01-2016
  • Pediatric Update by Apollo Children’s Hospital on 25.09.2016
  • 4th National Conference of Pediatric Education, Belgaum on 22.10.2016 and 23.10.2016
  • IAP Neo Chapter National conference held in Hyderabad, India
  • Simulation training of trainers by IM prove Academy, UK, conducted at All India Institute of medical Sciences on April 9-10, 2018
  • South Neocon, Chennai and Telangana State Neocon, Hyderabad.

Other interests:

  • Winner in the finals of “Saptha Swarangal” – popular South Indian television show on SUN T.V. – 2011
  • Released a Carnatic devotional album – “ Shakthi Murugan Arul”- containing 12 devotional songs in 2000
  • Rendered a play back song in tamil movie “ Vishwatulasi” under the music direction of Ilayaraja M.S. Vishwanathan
  • Conferred the title “Sangeeta Bhaskara” by Gnanaskandan Trust for excellence in classical music – 1997

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21 May, 2021

All You Need To Know About COVID-19 In Children

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Can children develop severe forms of COVID-19? Most children (90%) have mild disease. Those children with pre-existing major diseases such as those of the heart, kidney, liver disease, etc., or children with low immunity such as cancers, immunity diseases from birth, etc., obese children are at high risk of serious disease. Less than 2% children require ICU admission. How can I treat my COVID-19 positive child? It is ideal to take teleconsultation for your child from your doctor rather than taking him to clinic. KIMS cuddles offers tele consultation for children suspected or detected to have Covid. This will prevent transmission to others and also avoid the risks of traveling and waiting for your child. You may access information from authentic institutional websites such as Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) website iapindia.org.  If any serious signs are present, child should be taken to doctor. What is the guideline for home based management of children with COVID-19? First and foremost, record temperature and oxygen saturation with a pulse oximeter if available at home, every 6 hours. If fever is >100°F, you can give the child  paracetamol 10–15 mg/kg/dose. Give plenty of liquids. Give soft and light diet. Maintain hygiene. One may give vitamin C, zinc to boost overall health and immunity. There is no role of drugs like ivermectin, doxycycline, hydroxychloroquine


21 March, 2021

Fussy Eater

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It is not rare to find mealtimes becoming war scenes with parents having to use force, threat and bribery to make their toddler eat. Are there tricks to make fussy eaters adopt a more healthy eating habit? The reason for this is because of fear of new food items, often called neophobia which most toddlers experience.  This leads to a reluctance to try them. Most children will experience neophobia around the age of two. Rest assured that it’s a phase that will pass. Some ways to manage  Eat as a family: Toddlers learn a lot by copying or imitating their parents’ acts. Trying to make time to eat with them goes a long way in making them learn healthy habits. Stop preparing food separately for your child  Stay positive and appreciate when child eats: Try to motivate the child by making positive remarks like “The food is so yummy..” whenever possible Respect your child’s appetite: Do not force or bribe the child to eat when he/ she is disinterested. This may only reinforce a power struggle for food  Stick to routine: Offer meals or drinks at a regular time every day. Keeping a regular time schedule may tremendously help in improving your child’s appetite. Make eating fun: Try to make eating fun – cut vegetables or broccoli into interesting shapes to make it attractive to

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