Dr. Sindhu Sivanandan

Chief Neonatologist, Neonatology
MD(AIIMS), DNB (PED), DM (Neonatology)AIIMS, Neonatal Fellowship (Canada)
Chennai - Radial Road
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Dr. Sindhu Sivanandan - Best Neonatology in Chennai
Brief Profile:

Dr Sindhu Sivanandan has experience in the management of extreme preterm neonates, neonates with congenital malformations, hydrops, pulmonary hypertension, etc. in the NICU. She is trained in neonatal ventilation, including high-frequency ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide, dialysis, umbilical and peripherally inserted central lines, arterial lines, neonatal resuscitation, and exchange transfusion.

She developed and coordinated NICU services, including nurses’ training in neonatal care. She is involved in neurodevelopmental follow-up. As a trained doctor in the DASII and Bayley assessment scales, she coordinated with a team of paediatric neurologists, physiotherapists, and speech-language pathologists to provide developmental assessment and early intervention services for children with developmental delay, autism, and cerebral palsy.

Educational Qualification:
  • MBBS, Madurai Medical College, Madurai
  • MD (Pediatrics), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • DNB (Pediatrics), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • Fellowship in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine (2010-2012), The University of Calgary/Section of Neonatology in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • DM Neonatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  • 1. Anand P, Sundaram M, Chandrasekaran A, Gopalakrishnan S, Sachdeva A, Sahoo T, Sivanandan S. Screening, prevention and management of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. http://www.nnfi.org/assests/pdf/cpg-guidelines/Neonatal%20Hyperbilirubinemia-Key20Recommendations.pdf. . 2019.
  • 2. Chaurasia S, Sivanandan S, Agarwal R, Ellis S, Sharland M, Sankar MJ. Neonatal sepsis in South Asia: huge burden and spiralling antimicrobial resistance. BMJ 2019, 364: k5314.
  • 3. Chawla D, Chirla D, Dalwai S, Deorari AK, Ganatra A, Gandhi A, et al. Perinatal-Neonatal Management of COVID-19 Infection – Guidelines of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI), National Neonatology Forum of India (NNF), and Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP). Indian Pediatr 2020, 57(6): 536-548.
  • 4. Jain K, Nangia S, Ballambattu VB, Sundaram V, Sankar MJ, Ramji S, et al. Goat lung surfactant for treatment of respiratory distress syndrome among preterm neonates: a multi-site randomised noninferiority trial. J Perinatol 2019, 39(Suppl 1): 3-12.
  • 5. Jain K, Sankar MJ, Nangia S, Ballambattu VB, Sundaram V, Ramji S, et al. Causes of death in preterm neonates (<33 weeks) born in tertiary care hospitals in India: analysis of three large prospective multicentric cohorts. J Perinatol 2019, 39(Suppl 1): 13-19.
  • Gnanadesikan and Dr. S. Subramanian Gold Medal in Microbiology
  • P. Vadamalayan Endowment Prize for MBBS – Medicine
  • P. Vadamalayan Endowment Prize – Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • P. Vadamalayan Endowment Prize – Pathology and Ophthalmology
  • Best Outgoing Student Award for MBBS – Year 2002
  • Gold Medal in Obstetrics and Gynecology – Year 2001
  • Gold Medal in Ophthalmology – Year 2000
  • First Merit Certificate in Microbiology – Year 2000
  • First Merit Certificate in Pathology – Year 2000
  • Sorel Catherine Freeman Award for Best Outgoing Student in Pediatrics – Year 2007
  • National Neonatology Forum Gold Medal Award – Year 2016
  • Medical Registration: The Tamil Nadu Medical Council, Chennai, India (Registration No. 72176)
  • National Neonatology Forum
  • Indian Pediatrics
  • Member in NNF COVID Task Force

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