Department of Pediatrics
- Introduction of Department
- Facilities of Department
- Faculty Members
- Faculty Residents
- Department Publications
- Departmental Activities
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.
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.
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.
- 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!
- 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
- 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.
|#||Photo||Name||Qualifications||Designations||Email ID||Date of Joining||Awards|
|1||Prof Sanjeev Chaudhary||
|2||Prof Milap Sharma||
CIAP appreciation for the service of IAP and serving as President HPIAP for three terms at different intervals
|3||Prof Ranbir Singh Jaswal||
|4||Dr. Seema Sharma||
MD Pediatrics, PDCR,ACME
|5||Dr. Piyush Gautam||
MD Pediatrics, FACEE
|6||Dr. Jyoti Sharma||
|7||Dr. Ajay Sharma||MD Pediatrics||Assistant Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org||20/01/2011|
|8||Dr. Avinash Sharma||
MD Pediatrics, MAMS, DM Pediatric Clinical Immunology and Rheumatolgy
|Assistant Professoremail@example.com||12/07/2017 (MO) 30/07/2019 (Asst. Prof)||
|9||Dr. Samriti Gupta||
MD Pediatrics, DM Pediatric Pulmonology and Intensive care
|Assistant Professorfirstname.lastname@example.org||31/01/2019 (MO) 07/08/2019 (Asst. Prof Designated)||
|#||Name||Qualification||Date of Joining|
|1||Dr. Pradeep Kumar||MD Pediatrics|
|2||Dr. Navendu Chaudhary||
|3||Dr. Banita Negi||
|4||Dr. Shikha Verma||
|5||Dr. Mohit Bajaj||MD Pediatrics||18/11/2019|
|#||Name||Date of Joining|
|2||Dr. Ayush Sopori||14/05/2018|
|4||Dr. Varsha Mishra||02/05/2018|
|5||Dr. Shanky Kaundal||04/05/2018|
|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|
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Department Highlights (Past 5 Years)
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
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.
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