Profile

Dr. Vinod Gunasekaran

Qualification

MD (Paediatric), FIAP, FNB (Paediatric Haemato Oncology), Fellowship in Paediatric BMT (S'pore)

Speciality

Paediatrics

Location

Trichy - Tennur

About the Doctor

Designation: Consultant, Paediatric Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplantation
Brief Profile
  • MBBS - Madras Medical College  2008
  • MD (Pediatrics) - Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh  2012
  • FNB (Pediatric Hematology-Oncology) - Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi  2016
  • Clinical Fellow (Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation) National University Hospital, Singapore  2018
Scholastic Performance
  • Research Paper
    • Serum procalcitonin in predicting significant infections and mortality in pediatric oncology. Indian Pediatr. 2016 Dec 15; 53(12):1075-1078.
  • Guidelines
    • Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: Consensus Statement of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Indian Pediatr. 2018; 55:489-94.
    • Consensus Statement of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics in Diagnosis and Management of Hemophilia. Indian Pediatr. 2018; 55:582-90.
  • Editor of Book
    • IAP NPH Pediatric Clinics 'Pneumococcal Diseases in Children'
  • Chapters Published
    • In the textbook of "Fetal & Neonatal Hematology, Oncology and Immunology" 1st edition, 2017
      • Physiology of Hematopoiesis (Chapter 1)
      • Infections in the Neonatal Period: Primary Immunodeficiency Perspective (Chapter 47)
      • Management of Specific Immunodeficiency (Chapter 56)
    • In the textbook of "Algorithms in Pediatrics" 1st edition, 2017
      • Approach to persistent fever with hepatosplenomegaly in a child (Chapter 62)
    • In IAP NPH Pediatric Clinics 'Pneumococcal Diseases in Children'
      • Host Defense Mechanisms and Risk Factors in Pneumococcal Diseases
      • Miscellaneous Infections Caused by Pneumococcus
    • In Pedicon Workshop Manuals - 2015
      • Childhood leukemia's - in "Pediatric Hematology-Oncology"
      • Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in primary immunodeficiency disorders - in "Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders"
      • Introduction to hematopoietic stem cell transplantation - in "Manual for Nurses"
      • Contributed to "Pedicon Manual on Antimicrobial Policy"
  • Faculty and Speaker in State, National & International Conferences
    • Speaker in 10th SIOP Asia Congress, Moscow, Russia (May 25-28, 2016) and presented a research paper - 'Serum interleukin-10 levels in childhood immune thrombocytopenia and its role in predicting the clinical course - a prospective case-control study'
    • Faculty in Pedicon 2017 (54th National Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics), Bengaluru and contributed as
      • One of the speakers on the session 'Case Presentation on HLH'
      • Moderator of the session 'Newer CBC parameters'
      • Conducted a one-day TOT session on Pediatric Hematology in St. Martha's Hospital, Bengaluru
      • Oral paper presentations on
        • Bevacizumab with combination chemotherapy in children with refractory and/or relapsed solid tumors
        • Respiratory viruses as a cause of febrile respiratory illnesses in children receiving chemotherapy
    • Faculty in Mamalla Pedicon 2016 (41st Annual Conference of IAP - Tamil Nadu State Chapter) and delivered a lecture on the topic 'Laboratory Diagnosis of Bleeding Disorders'
    • Faculty in Bangalore Pedicon 2017 (4th Annual Conference of IAP - BPS) and delivered a lecture on topic 'Megaloblastic anemia'
    • Faculty in 8th SIOP-PODC Nutrition Workshop, 2017 held in PGIMER, Chandigarh and delivered a talk on 'Nutrition in children with CNS tumours'
    • Second prize for Oral oncology paper presentation in PHOCON 2012 (national conference), Ludhiana on the topic "Anthracyclines induced cardiotoxicity among survivors of childhood cancer"
  • Poster Presentations made in National & International Conferences
    • St Jude VIVA Forum in Paediatric Oncology (2018), Singapore
      • Transplant preparative regimens in Haemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis: one size does not fit all
    • St Jude VIVA Forum in Paediatric Oncology (2016), Singapore (awarded with Full Travelling Fellowship)
      • The spectrum of microbiological infections and resistance pattern in paediatric oncology patients: Experience from a tertiary care center in North India
      • Role of serum procalcitonin in predicting significant infections and mortality in pediatric oncology
    • 47th SIOP Congress 2015, Cape Town, South Africa.
      • Predictive value of serum procalcitonin in fever in pediatric oncology patients: experience from India. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015; 62(s4):s379.
      • Spectrum of microbiological infections in pediatric oncology patients: experience from a tertiary care center in north India. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015; 62(S4):S379.
      • Acute lymphoblastic leukemia preceded by steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome - Case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2015; 62(S4):S248-9.
    • The 3rd International Conference on Primary Immune-deficiency Diseases 2015
      • Epstein-Barr virus-associated hem phagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: Experience from a tertiary care center in India
    • PHOCON 2014
      • Clinical profile and response to treatment in children with chronic immune thrombocytopenia
    • PHOCON 2015
      • Serum procalcitonin in predicting significant infections in pediatric oncology patients - Analysis of 8 years? experience
  • Winner of Quiz Competitions
    • 'NATIONAL LEVEL QUIZ WINNER' for the quiz competition for fellows in Pediatric Oncology held during PHOCON 2015 (national conference)
    • 'NATIONAL IAP POST-GRADUATE QUIZ WINNER' in the 6th IAP Pediatric quiz for postgraduates, 2012 organized by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP)
    • FIRST prize in the Quiz competition conducted during 26th Annual Conference of Delhi Society of Hematology on 19th December 2015.
    • FIRST place in State level quiz competition in 1st ISHTM National Hematology Quiz for postgraduates (2011)
    • SECOND place in State level and Zonal level in 2nd ISHBT National Hematology Quiz for postgraduates (2012)
  • Other Selected Academic Achievements
    • Received the prestigious 'Ravi K Jerath award - 2015' for the best resident of the year at Sir Ganga Ram hospital.
    • Attended 'Workshop for Faculty Development in Research Methodology' organized by National Board of Examinations on 7th - 9th April, 2016.
    • State first rank holder (aggregate marks - 300/300) in the Tamil Nadu state medical entrance examination (for MBBS) for the year 2003.
Professional Body Membership
  • Life Member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (No: L/2015/V-651)
  • Life Member of Pediatric Hemato-Oncology chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (No: AFL/2015/810)
  • Life Member of the Indian Society for Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases (No: ISPID/16/V-05)

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