Department of Pediatrics

  • Introduction of Department
  • Vision
  • Facilities of Department
  • Faculty Members
  • Faculty Residents
  • Department Publications
  • Departmental Activities

Introduction

We care for children, and we excel! We are a dynamic and vibrant Department, recognized as state’s leading academic health centre for pediatric specialty education and research. We are a diverse group comprising of academic faculty, clinicians, scientists, researchers, postgraduate trainees, technical and administrative staff united in our common goal of improving the health of all newborns, children and adolescents.

The founding fathers of our Department are Prof. R.K Kaushal ,Late Prof. V.K Sharma and Dr. Sanjeev Chaudhary.   Started in year 1997 , we have gone from strength to strength in the ensuing decades, guided by inspiring and visionary faculty, and enriched by brilliant students and scholars. We are amongst the very few Departments in the state to have Pediatric subspecialties of Neonatology, Pulmonology and Pediatric Intensive Care. Our institute is first in the state to have a separate Super-specialty cell of Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology. We prepare future leaders in pediatric medicine by offering broad-based training in general pediatrics, critical care and pediatric subspecialties within a variety of ambulatory, emergency and inpatient settings.

During year 2019, the Department provided outpatient consultation to more than 50,000 children and inpatient care to over 6600 children in wards , 813 in Pediatrics ICU and 2600 neonates in NICU/SNCU. Apart from this department of paediatrics has provided health services to 9600 inborn neonates which is the highest number among all medical colleges of the state. The Department is  a collaborative group comprising of 10 faculty members, 5 Senior residents, 18 Junior residents, nearly 23 nurses, 6 staff members and over 7 research staff.

Vision

Our vision is to be one of best academic centres of Pediatrics in the North India before 2025. Our mission is to improve the health of children through world-class excellence in education, patient care, research, innovation and policy assistance.  Our core values are accountability, enabling mentorship, child friendliness, partnering, team spirit and good governance.

Mission

Our mission is to improve the health of children through world-class excellence in:

  • Education - Imparting knowledge, skills and competencies in child health to diverse providers
  • Patient care - Ensuring specialty-based, evidence-based, equity-driven and state-of-the-art  pediatric care
  • Research - Creating and translating knowledge to improve child health at individual and population level
  • Policy Assistance - Extending technical assistance for child health policy and program to government and other stakehold

Plan For Immediate Five Years

Department of Pediatrics is committed to train medical/paramedical students to improve child health services in the state . As an academic discipline department is committed towards knowledge and skill dissemination through training programs, workshops etc and also generate evidence for new knowledge by carting out various research activities. Though, the permanent mandate of department is to train medical students, in addition department wish to propose following set of activities.

  • MCH Centre within two years
  • Start of DM/DNB courses in Neonatology, Immunology, Pulmonology & Intensive Care.
  • DEIC
  • Creation of third unit in Pediatrics
  • To develop DRPGMC as a nodal centre for Pediatric Rheumatology and Immunology
    • To establish laboratory set up of basic investigations for evaluating Primary Immunodeficiencies (PIDs)
    • To sensitize medical graduate trainees regarding PIDs
    • To create a local registry for Pediatric Rheumatological Disorders over time
We care for children.
For us the most important measure of our success is the smile of our patients and their families!

Facilities

  • Outpatient services available from 9.30am to 4.00pm. Apart from patient care, daily all UPI as well as additional vaccination are provided to the children & adolescents. Pulmonary Function Test for children at Pediatric Pulmonology Clinic. Various Special Clinics are held.

     

    SPECIAL CLINICS
    Monday Nephrology
    Tuesday Endocrinology
    Wednesday Haematology
    Thursday High Risk Newborn
    Friday Pulmonology / Asthma
    Saturday Diabetic
  • Inpatient services
    • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU): 5 bedded, Level II, ventilation facility.
    • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) : 4 bedded, Level III. Ventilation and other critical care management is provided to neonates. Intermediate Care Nursery (ICN): 16 bedded
    • Kangaroo Mother Unit
    • Pediatric Wards: Two units with 30 beds per unit
  • Teaching
    • Under Graduate Teaching: 120 undergraduate students are provided teaching as per MCI guidelines & curriculum. Assigned lectures and clinical case demonstrations, seminars are conducted regularly.
    • Quiz: The department organizes pediatric quiz for undergraduates’ students to popularize the subject & to participate in national competition.
    • Projects: The department encourages undergraduates’ students to take up short-term research projects during their vacations.
    • Post Graduate Teaching: MD candidates 6seats
      Interns & Junior Residents are trained in the management of pediatric cases, immunization and other National programmes related to child health. They also participate actively in the academic programme of the department.

Faculty Members

# Photo Name Qualifications Designations Email ID Date of Joining Awards
1 Prof Sanjeev Chaudhary

MD Pediatrics

Professor s_chaudhary@ymail.com 12/11/1997
2 Prof Milap Sharma

MD Pediatrics

Professor dr.milapsharma66@gmail.com 15/08/1998

CIAP appreciation for the service of IAP and serving as President HPIAP for three terms at different intervals

3 Prof Ranbir Singh Jaswal

MD Pediatrics

Professor rsjtanda32@yahoo.com 08/12/2008
4 Dr. Seema Sharma

MD Pediatrics, PDCR,ACME

Associate Professor seema406@rediffmail.com 23/12/2009
  • Award -Paper Presentation in PEDICON 2012
  • SS Manchanda Neonatal Research Award Presentation - PEDOCON 2013
  • Award-E-Poster Presentation in rare Diseases- 17th Natinal Conference of IAP Intensive Care Chapter - 2015
5 Dr. Piyush Gautam

MD Pediatrics, FACEE

Associate Professor piyushgtm@yahoo.com 11/08/2011
6 Dr. Jyoti Sharma

MD Pediatrics

Assistant Professor sharmajyotidr@yahoo.com 08/02/2010
7 Dr. Ajay Sharma MD Pediatrics Assistant Professor ajaysharma9595@gmail.com 20/01/2011
8 Dr. Avinash Sharma

MD Pediatrics, MAMS, DM Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Rheumatolgy

Assistant Professor avinash0776@gmail.com 12/07/2017 (MO) 30/07/2019 (Asst. Prof)
  • International Travel Award of the Asia-Pacific Society for Immunodeficiencies for the APSID winter School in immunodeficiencies (2015) held at Hanoi, Vietnam, under the auspices of Asia-Pacific Society for Immunodeficiencies.
  • International Travel Award of the Pediatric Rheumatology European Society (PRES) for European League against Rheumatism congress (2015) at Rome, Italy.
  • International Travel Award of the European Society for Primary Immunodeficiencies (2016) for Infections and Immunity in Children at Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • International Travel Award of the European League against Rheumatism for EULAR (2017) congress at Madrid, Spain.
  • International Travel Award of the Asia-Pacific Society for Immunodeficiencies for the APSID autumn School in immunodeficiencies (2018) held at Bangkok, Thailand, under the auspices of Asia-Pacific Society for Immunodeficiencies.
  • Fellowship from Global Conference on Myositis to attend GCOM, Berlin 27-30 March, 2019.
9 Dr. Samriti Gupta

MD Pediatrics, DM Pediatric Pulmonology and Intensive care

Assistant Professor docsam03.samriti@gmail.com 31/01/2019 (MO) 07/08/2019 (Asst. Prof Designated)
  • 2nd Prize in Clinical Grand Rounds, Respicon, 2017 (Bengaluru)
  • SERB grant for paper presentation at WFPICCS, 2018 (Singapore)

Senior Residents

# Name Qualification Date of Joining
1 Dr. Pradeep Kumar MD Pediatrics
2 Dr. Navendu Chaudhary

MD Pediatrics

3 Dr. Banita Negi

MD Pediatrics

4 Dr. Shikha Verma

MD Pediatrics

10/11/2018
5 Dr. Mohit Bajaj MD Pediatrics 18/11/2019

Junior Residents

# Name Date of Joining
1 Dr. Isha 03/05/2018
2 Dr. Ayush Sopori 14/05/2018
3 Dr. Sandeep 15/05/2018
4 Dr. Varsha Mishra 02/05/2018
5 Dr. Shanky Kaundal 04/05/2018
6 Dr. Susheel 26/05/2018
7 Dr. Chetna Jangwal 01/05/2019
8 Dr. Ajmal Rafi 01/05/2019
9 Dr. Juhi Sheekha 02/05/2019
10 Dr. Divya Dhiman 03/05/2019
11 Dr. Akshit Sapehia 03/05/2019
12 Dr. Ankaj Sharma 03/05/2019
13 Dr Aditya MS 13/07/20
14 Dr Shreya Sharma 03/08/20
15 Dr Kanika Pathania 03/08/20
16 Dr Jeevak V 10/07/20
17 Dr Abhinav Dhiman 03/08/20
18 Dr Ravleen Kaur 13/07/20

S.O.P's


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Teaching Roster


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Courses

Labs

# Name Number of labs

Syllabus

Competency based under graduate curriculum


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Department Highlights (Past 5 Years)

Awards:

Dr Varsha Mishra Junior Resident presented a poster at IPIC2019 - INTERNATIONAL PRIMARY IMMUNODEFICIENCIES CONGRESS, held in Madrid, Spain from 6-8 November, 2019

Dr Ayush Sopori Junior Resident presented a poster at IPIC2019 - INTERNATIONAL PRIMARY IMMUNODEFICIENCIES CONGRESS, held in Madrid, Spain from 6-8 November, 2019

Dr Yamini Sharma Junior Resident received a travel award from European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) to attend EULAR congress held in Madrid, Spain from 12-15 June 2019.

Dr Yamini Sharma Junior Resident received a travel award from Pediatric Rheumatology European Society to attend YIM/PRES meet held in Madrid, Spain in June 2019.

Dr Ajay Sharma, Assistant Professor has been selected for one year fellowship in Pediatric Epilepsy from PGIMER, Chandigarh. He is first in the State to undergo such fellowship

IAP Post-graduate Pediatrics quiz conducted in the department. Two final year residents, Dr Varsha Mishra and Dr Ayush Sopori were the winners and will represent the institute in the zonal round

Dr Yamini Sharma successfully completed 6th EULAR/PRES online course in Pediatric Rheumatology on 23 June 2020

Publication List:

Seema Sharma, Vipin Sharma, Milap Sharma, SanjeevChaudhary Palmoplantarkeratoderma and edentulous status: two isolated expressions of Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics. 2014 May;1(1):48-51

Ajay Puri,VipinSharma,AshishGulia, SeemaSharma, Amit K Verma Management of Giant Cell Tumour Radius in a 3 year old child witn an improvised Technique Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research 2014 Dec, Vol-8(12): QD04-QD06

Sharma J,Kaushal RK. Profile of Poisoning in Children. Pediatric Oncall [serial online] 2014[cited 2014 April-June 1];11. Art #28.

Guleria S,Sharma J,Chaudhury S.Retroaortic Left Renal Vein With Cascade of Complications in a Neonate.Indian Pediatr.2014;51:741-43.

Gupta S, Garg K, Singh J. Assessment of Musculoskeletal Function and its Correlation with Radiological Joint Score in Children with Hemophilia A. Indian J Pediatr 2015; 82 (12): 1101-16.

Seema Sharma, Vipin Sharma, Bhanu Awasthi, ManikSehgal, Deeksha A Singla Sacral agenesis and neurogenic bladder dysfunction-A case report and review of the literature JCDR/2015 2015 Jun, Vol-9(6): RD08-RD09

Gautam Piyush, Sharma Nivedita, Sharma Seema, Singh Amar Successful treatment of dapsone induced methemoglbinemia with ascorbic acid:Two case reports Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology 2015; 9(1):155-158 

Sharma A, Sharma A, Guleria S. Successful treatment of a case of primary amoebic meningoencephalitis: How important is history taking. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2015;19(2):126-7.

Deeksha A Singla, Milap Sharma, SeemaSharma(CA), Vipin Sharma. The changing profile of infantile tremor syndrome in hilly terrain of India JNRP 2015 Vol-6(4)610-612

VipinSharma,SeemaSharma,KewalMistry,BhanuAwasthi,LuckyVerma,Uttam Singh Giant cell tumor of bone in skeletally Immature patients-A clinical perspective JOCR 2015 Oct-Dec;5(4): 57-60

SeemaSharma,VipinSharma,MilapSharma,BhanuAwasthi,SanjeevChaudhary Formative assessment of postgraduate students-perception of trainees and teachers IJABMR 2015;5:S66-70.

Guleria S,Sharma J,Chaudhary S,Kumar P.Clinico-laboratory profile of Scrub thphus from mid and lower Himalayan region in north India.Pediatric Infectious Disease(2015),http://dx:doi.10.1016/j.pid.2015.11.003.

Guleria S,Sharma J,Kaushik S.Laron Syndrome.Journal of Postgraduate Med 2014;60:322-23.

Seema Sharma Improving Longterm Outcomes of High Risk Newborns From NICU-A Path Less Followed International journal of gastroenterology, hepatology, transplant and nutrition 2016(1)Supp:40-41

Jamunashree B, Sharma S ,Milap Sharma. Empty Sella Syndrome Resulting into Short Stature in Two Siblings-A Case Report with Review of Literature. Journal of Pediatric Critical Care. 2016;3(1):38.

Seema Sharma*, GauravKatoch, Milap Sharma, AnandGunjiganvi Serum 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D Levels in Indian Infants and Mothers from Sub Himalayan Region. International Journal of tropical disease& health 2016;16(4): 1-7- Article no.IJTDH.25945

MilapSharma,SeemaSharma An eleven year old boy with pain abdomen and Early Morning Neuroparalytic Syndrome Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine 2016;42:79-81

GauravKatoch, Seema Sharma*, Milap Sharma, AnandGunjiganvi Association of infant and maternal serum 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D levels with severity of pneumonia Int J ContempPediatr. 2016;3(4):1256-1261

Seema Sharma, Vipin Sharma, Milap Sharma, SanjeevChaudhary Letters to Editor - Papillon-Lefèvre Syndrome: Different clinical expressions in two siblings Indian Journal of Medical Sciences 2017;69 (2) 39--40

PradeepKumar,SeemaSharma*,MilapSharma,Ajay Sharma Role of Gastric Aspirate for Bacteriological Confirmation of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Hospitalized Pre School Children IJCH 2017;4(2):176-179

SeemaSharma*,AjaySharma,VipinSharma,SandeshGuleria Joubert Syndrome Related Disoder (JSRD)- A Case Report & Review of Literature Int J ContempPediatr. 2017;4(3):1124-1127

Sunil Raina,Vishav Chander,Dinesh Kumar,Ashok Bhardwaj,Seema Sharma,Vipasha Kashayap,Mitasha Singh,Amit Bhardwaj Prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among rural, urban, and tribal children (1–10 Years of Age) J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2017; 8(3): 368–374.

Gupta S, Lodha R, Kabra SK. Asthma, GERD and Obesity: Triangle of Inflammation. Published online. Indian J Pediatr 2017, doi 10.1007/s12098-017-2484-0.

Seema Sharma*, Ajay Sharma, Milap Sharma, Saugat Ghosh Neonatal empyema thoracis Pediatric on call Pediatric on call.2018;15(1):19-21

Deeksha A Singla , SeemaSharma*, MilapSharmaSanjeevChaudhary Evaluation of risk factors for exchange range hyperbilirubinemia and neurotoxicity in neonates from hilly terrain of India IJABMR 2017;7:228-32.

Vipin Sharma, Abhimanyu Virmani, Manik Sehgal, Ravi KSoni, Seema Sharma Actinomycosis Calcaneum- A Rare Case Report Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2017 Dec, Vol-11(12): RD01-RD03

Akshay Minhas, Seema Sharma Social predictors of childhood nutrition status of sub himalayan region International Journal of Current Research 2017 Aug;9(8):56536-56542.

Vipin Sharma, Lucky Verma, BalChander, Seema Sharma Chondrosarcoma third metacarpal: Diagnosis and management options Journal of Cancer Therapeutics and Research J Can Res Ther 2018;14:719-21

Akshay Minhas, Vishav Chander, Seema Sharma, P. Bansal Health care seeking behavior of parents of under five in District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh Int J Community Med Public Health. 2018 Feb;5(2):561-568

Seema Sharma, Chanderdeep Sharma and Dinesh Kumar Improving the Breastfeeding Practices in Healthy Neonates During Hospital Stay Using Quality Improvement Methodology Indian Pediatrics 2018 September; 15:757-760

Kumar P, Sharma S, Sharma M, Patel A. Clinical profile of severe anemia in adolescents from a hilly terrain tertiary care hospital in north India. Int J Pediatr Res. 2018;5(9):462-467. doi:10.17511/ijpr.2018.9.06.

Seema Sharma,Milap Sharma,Parvinder Singh, Vipin Sharma Polyostotic Fibrous Dysplasia Without Craniofacial Involvement-An Unusual Presentation J Sci Soc 2018;45:93-6.

Sharma A, Jindal AK, Pilania RK, Gautam P, Daroch S. Palatal Ulcer inLeukocyte Adhesion Deficiency: an Unusual Occurrence. J Clin Immunol. 2018;38(7):736.

Sharma A, Sharma A. Are we Competent to Call a Patient "Immuno-competent"? JAssoc Physicians India. 2018;66(9):101.

Gupta S, Lodha R, Kabra SK. Antimicrobial Therapy in Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Children. Current Infectious Disease Reports 2018 20:47. doi:10.1007/s11908-018-0653-6.

Gupta S, Sankar J, Lodha R, Kabra SK. Comparison of Prevalence and Outcomes of Pediatric Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Using Pediatric Acute Lung Injury Consensus Conference Criteria and Berlin Definition. Front. Pediatr. 2018;6:93. doi.org/10.3389/fped.2018.00093.

Mittal Y, Sankar J, Dhochak N, Gupta S, Lodha R, Kabra SK. Decreasing the Time to Administration of First Dose of Antibiotics in Children with Severe Sepsis. Journal for Healthcare Quality 2018; 41(1):1-7. doi: 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000141.

Jat KR, Gupta S. Editorial commentary. Bordetella and Bronchiolitis: A Chance Association or More Than That? Indian J Pediatr 2018; 85 (3): 170-71.

Seema Sharma, Milap Sharma To Determine the Prevalence of Glucose‑6‑PhosphateDehydrogenase Deficiency Using a NovelWater‑Soluble Tetrazolium‑8 Formazan Method’ for Neonatal Screening in Region of Himachal Pradesh, India Adv Hum Biol 2019;9:37-41.

Vipin Sharma, Seema Sharma and Manik Sehgal Multimodal Approach for Interactive Large GroupTeaching in Orthopaedics at Undergraduate Level - Blending with A Purpose Journal of Research in Medical Education & Ethics 2019;9(2):91-95.

Sharma V, Kohli N, Sharma S. Functional outcomeafter management of displaced proximal humerus fractures using angle-stable plates: A prospective study. J Orthop Traumatol Rehabil 2019;11:10-5.

Sankar J, Gupta S, Lingaiah R. Strongyloides stercoralis Hyperinfection and Intractable Pulmonary Hemorrhage. J Pediatr 2019. (published online) doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.10.052.

Departmental Activities

IAP Practical Vaccinology Workshop DRPGMC, Tanda Kangra,H.P. 12th January 2019

ORS Week -2019

Breast Feeding Week -2019

International Day of Immunology: 29 April 2019

PICNIC Workshop – DRPGMC, Tanda Kangra H.P. 5th October ,2019

HIMPEDICON-2019, DRPGMC, Tanda Kangra,H.P. 5th - 6th October 2019

Guest lecture by Dr Anshul Goel

Events