The Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to the betterment of all the health aspects of Infants, Children, and young adults by providing world-class clinical education, leading-edge research, and compassionate patient care.
The course covers all aspects of pediatric education including systematic instructions in growth and development, nutritional needs of a child, immunization schedules, and management of common diseases of infancy and childhood. The curriculum is also designed to give the students a detailed understanding of the scope of Social Pediatrics and counseling.
The broad goal of the training of undergraduate students in Pediatrics is to provide knowledge and appropriate skills for optimally dealing with major health problems of children and to ensure their optimal growth and development.
At the end of the course, the student shall be able to:
- Describe the normal growth and development during fetal life, neonatal period, childhood and adolescence, and outline deviations thereof.
- Describe the common pediatrics disorder and emergencies in terms of epidemiology, etiopathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, rational therapy, and rehabilitation.
- State age-related requirements of calories, nutrients, fluids, drugs, etc. in health and disease.
- Describe preventive strategies for common infectious disorders, malnutrition, genetic and metabolic disorders, poisonings, accidents, and child abuse.
- Outline national programs relating to child health including immunization programs.
At the end of the course, the student should be able to:
- Take a detailed pediatrics history, conduct an appropriate physical examination of children including neonates, make a clinical diagnosis, conduct common bedside investigative procedures, interpret common laboratory investigations and plan and provide proper therapy;
- Take anthropometric measurements, resuscitate newborn infants with bag and mask at birth, prepare oral rehydration solution, perform tuberculin test, administer vaccines available under current national programs, start an intravenous line and provide nasogastric feeding, observe venesection and intraosseous infusion if possible.
- Conduct diagnostic procedures such as lumbar puncture, bone marrow aspiration, pleural tap, and ascitic tap and observe liver and kidney biopsy.
- Distinguish between normal newborn babies and those requiring special care and institute early care to all newborn babies including the care for pre-term and low birth weight babies, and provide correct guidance and counseling in breast-feeding.
- Provide ambulatory care to all sick children, identify indications for specialized/inpatient care, and ensure timely referral of those who require hospitalization.
The Department of Pediatrics at the Apollo Medical College takes pride in the quality and expertise of its faculty and aims to provide support to faculty as they continue to excel as teachers, researchers, mentors, and leaders in every stage of their career. We motivate the faculty members to work in collaboration with other departments and the management to sort out academic and clinical goals thereof establishing a better teaching environment.
Dr. S. Narasimha Rao Professor DOJ: 12.12.2010
Dr. B. Venkata Chalam Professor DOJ: 19.02.2015
Dr. G. Raju Associate ProfessorDOJ: 01.02.2013
Dr. G. Nayantara Rao Assistant ProfessorDOJ: 05.08.2013
Dr. Smilu Mohanlal Assistant ProfessorDOJ: 06.09.2016
Dr. K. K. Durga Prasad Assistant ProfessorDOJ: 06.12.2012
Dr. Talishetty Swathy Senior ResidentDOJ: 12.06.2015
Dr. Suba Sundaresan Senior ResidentDOJ: 02.11.2015
Dr. Hepsiba Katuri Senior ResidentDOJ: 12.01.2017
Dr. Dilnaaz Farooqui Senior ResidentDOJ: 09.01.2017
Dr. Jamaluddin Ahmed Zeeshan Junior ResidentDOJ: 03.11.2014
Dr. Seema Afreen Junior ResidentDOJ: 04.04.2016
Dr. Syed Mujeebuddin Ahmed Junior ResidentDOJ: 05.05.2016
Dr. Kambalapally Praveen Reddy Junior ResidentDOJ: 01.02.2017
Dr. L. Raja Shiva Charan Junior ResidentDOJ: 24.11.2016
Dr. Swapna Reddy Assistant ProfessorDOJ: 01.12.2017