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Welcome to the Department of
Paediatrics and Neonatology at MGM Healthcare

The Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology at MGM Children’s has been set up to serve the children of our community and their families. We offer a wide range of services catering to all age groups, from a new born baby till 18 years of age. This includes well baby care, immunisation, speciality clinics, new-born resuscitation, transport facilities, state-of-the-art Neonatal ICU and Paediatric ICU, and a dedicated paediatric emergency room.

A new born is taken care of right from the moment of birth by well-trained and qualified neonatologists. We have a well-equipped NICU which is a tertiary care unit catering to extremely premature new born and all complications, providing compassionate care. Babies born elsewhere are transported by our ambulance in a specialised transport incubator with facility for ventilation.

We have a dedicated and efficient Paediatric ER that functions 24×7, including public holidays, that is manned by qualified paediatric emergency specialists. Our Paediatric Intensive Care Unit offers comprehensive holistic care to children with severe illnesses and is run by experienced paediatric intensivists, ensuring high-quality care of international standards. Our paediatric team includes experts from different paediatric subspecialties, offering services in diverse needs during our evening clinics.

Dr Binu Ninan

Senior Consultant & HOD
Paediatrics & Neonatology


Children under 18 years of age encompass a wide variety of age groups, including new born, infants, toddlers, early childhood and adolescence with varying health needs.

New born babies and children are among the most vulnerable age groups as they are often unable to communicate easily about the way they feel and the problems they face. To be an effective neonatologist or paediatrician, in these age groups, observation and experience are key in treating illness.

Older children and adolescents have other illnesses — some may be complex requiring extensive evaluation, some may not always be physical. Led by a team of highly skilled paediatricians, intensivists, emergency specialists and surgeons, supported by cutting-edge technology and a state-of-the-art facility, the Department of Paediatrics & Neonatology brings to you utmost compassion, care and comfort.

Dr Kalaimaran Sadasivam

Senior Consultant and Clinical Lead
Paediatric Critical Care

Dr Kalaimaran Sadasivam is an accomplished paediatric intensivist with extensive experience in providing critical care to children. His expertise lies in the management of critically sick paediatric
patients requiring intensive care. Throughout his career, Dr Kalaimaran Sadasivam has held signicant positions in renowned hospitals and medical institutions across dierent countries.

Dr Gopalkrishnan E

Associate Consultant
Paediatric Critical Care

Dr Deepa Easow

Senior Consultant
Paediatrics & Neonatology

A Senior Consultant in the Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, Dr Deepa Easow is a paediatrician with over 15 years of experience in managing sick children and newborns. Her field of interest is the growth and nutrition of children. An alumna of the Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children, she has gained vast experience in managing the various conditions that affect children.

Dr Nisha Miriam George

Senior Consultant
Paediatrics & Neonatology

With over 15 years of experience as a general paediatrician, Dr Nisha has a special interest in the areas of emergency room care and in-patient care of children and adolescents, as well as management of children in the PICU. She has a few publications to her name and has been a part of postgraduate teaching during the period of her work.

Dr Mohammad Naveed N

Associate Consultant
Paediatrics & Neonatology

Dr Ranjith Kumar S

Paediatrics & Neonatology

An Associate Consultant in the Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, Dr Ranjith Kumar R comes with an experience of more than 4 years in his chosen field. He has worked in renowned neonatal intensive care units and is proficient at handling all sick newborns. He has a special interest in neonatal nutrition and nephrology. He is well versed with recent guidelines and advanced neonatal resuscitation.

Dr Pilli Govardhan

Senior Consultant
Paediatrics & Neonatology

A Consultant in the Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology, Dr Pilli Govardhan comes with experience in Neonatology and General Paediatrics. In the past 10 years, he has worked in renowned neonatal intensive care units and has managed all kinds of sick newborns. He is well-versed with the newer protocols of Neonatology and Advanced Neonatal Resuscitation programme.

Dr Dinesh M

Paediatrics & Neonatology

Dr Umesh Jainarayan Mantri

Paediatrics & Neonatology

Dr Nirmalan D

Associate Consultant
Paediatrics & Neonatology

Dr Ramya Shri C

Senior Consultant
Institute of Heart and Lung and Mechanical Circulatory Support

With over 10 years of experience, Dr Ramya Shri C has extensive knowledge and expertise in the field of Paediatric Cardiology and has experience in the Paediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. She is experienced in paediatric cardiac surgeries like atrial septal defect/ventricular septal defect correction, Tetralogy of Fallot repair. She also has expertise in the intensive care management of paediatric cardiac ICU patients.

Dr Rajesh Kumar R

Senior Consultant
Institute of Heart and Lung and Mechanical Circulatory Support

Having trained in Pediatric Cardiology wards, Dr Rajesh Kumar R has exposure in various clinical skills in cardiology and various paediatric cardiac surgeries like atrial septal defect/ventricular septal defect correction, Tetralogy of Fallot repair, arterial switch, Ross procedure, Bentall surgery, valve repair and replacement surgeries. He has also trained in Echocardiography and Cardiac Intensive Care. Dr Rajesh has experience in assessment of patients for heart transplant and postoperative management of heart transplant patients.

Dr Arulprakash S

Senior Consultant & Clinical Lead
Gastroenterology & Hepatology

A Senior Consultant and the Clinical Lead of our Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Dr Arulprakash S is an expert Interventional Gastroenterologist with over 15 years of experience. This Kilpauk Medical College alumnus specialises in performing advanced interventional GI procedures such as ERCP for biliary and pancreatic disease as well as EUS-guided therapeutic interventions such as coil embolization of fundal varices, pancreatic pseudocyst and biliary drainage, to name a few. He also has a special interest in paediatric gastroenterology, advanced endoscopy and functional and motility disorders.

Dr Malathi Sathiyasekaran

Senior Consultant
Gastroenterology & Hepatology

With over 30 years of vast experience, Dr Malathi Sathiyasekaran is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology with expertise in the field of Paediatric Gastroenterology. This Madras Medical College alumna’s area of interest is in the diagnosis, treatment and care of newborns and children with issues related to the GI tract. She also has vast teaching experience of more than 25 years and has contributed to various national and international publications.

Dr.Roopesh Kumar

Institute of Neurosurgery

Dr V R Roopesh Kumar is a highly skilled Neurosurgeon with 20 years of experience. He specializes in managing complex brain and spine tumours, including minimally invasive cranial surgeries and cerebrovascular surgeries. His expertise includes Skull Base Surgery (microscopic and endoscopic) for tumours like Meningioma, Schwannoma, Craniopharyngioma, Hypothalamic and Brain Stem Glioma, Cerebrovascular Surgery for Aneurysms, AVMs, Carotid Endarterectomy, Vascular Bypass, Complex Spinal Anomalies, and Tumours, as well as Minimally Invasive Cranial and Spinal Surgery.

Dr L S Harishchandra

Institute of Brain and Spine Surgeries

Dr Harishchandra is a Consultant Neurosurgeon specialised in Paediatric Neurosurgery, Functional Neurosurgery, and Epilepsy Surgery. Following completion of neurosurgical training, he has worked at the prestigious King’s College Hospital (London), Alder Hey Children’s Hospital (Liverpool) in UK and Dana-Dwek Children’s Hospital in Israel. He has gained immense experience in treating Neurosurgical Disorders in Children (Tumours, Spina Bifida, Craniosynostosis, Hydrocephalus, Spasticity, and Epileptic Disorders), Movement Disorder Surgery (DBS for Parkinson’s disease, Tremors, Dystonia) and Epilepsy Surgery (Hemispherotomy, Callosotomy, Temporal Lobectomy, and Vagal Nerve Stimulation). He has also been involved in several research projects, published in national and international peer reviewed journals, and presented at national and international forums in the field of Paediatric Neurosurgery, Movement disorder and Epilepsy surgery.

Dr Sanjeev Mohanty

Senior Consultant & HOD
ENT, Head & Neck Surgery

An experienced ENT, Head & Neck surgeon with over 25 years of experience, Prof Dr Sanjeev Mohanty is a Senior Consultant and the Head of the Institute of ENT, Head & Neck Surgery. An alumnus of SCB Medical College, he practices obstructive sleep apnoea surgery and phonosurgery to complete the spectrum of modern-day otolaryngology clinical practice. His special interests revolve around advanced otology, cochlear implantation, endoscopic skull base and head and neck oncosurgery.

Services Offered

Neonatal Intensive Care
Well Baby Clinic
High-Risk Follow-up Clinic
Child Guidance Clinic
Paediatric Emergency Services
Neonatal and Paediatric Transport Services
Paediatric Intensive Care
Adolescent Clinic
Asthma and Respiratory Clinic
Neurology Clinic
Nephrology Clinic
Cardiology Clinic
Metabolic and Genetic Clinic
Endocrine Clinic
Nutrition Clinic
Haemato-oncology Clinic
Child Psychiatry Clinic
Gastroenterology Clinic
Paediatric Surgery Clinic
Paediatric Rehabilitation Clinic
Paediatric Ophthalmology Clinic
Paediatric Cardiology

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