Dr. Sunit Chandra Singhi

Chairman - Division of Paediatrics Paediatrics

About

Established India's first Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Experience of working in academic positions in Pediatrics and Crtical Care for more than three decades

Visiting Professor at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard University, USA and Astrid Lindgren Children's Hospital, Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Dr. Sunit Singhi is a paediatrician of international repute and a global leader in pediatric intensive care. He has successfully established India’s first Pediatric Intensive Care Unit in 1992. He is a fellow of American College of Critical Care (FCCM) and of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (FIAP). He has also been a visiting professor to Boston’s Children’s Hospital, USA & Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital, Sweden. Dr. Singhi was the Senior Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics at Post graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh. Earlier he developed India’s first DM course in Pediatric Critical Care. He has also been the President of World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS).

Medical Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONSINSTITUTE / DEPARTMENTYEAR
Fellow in Critical Care(FCCM)American College of Critical Care2011
Fellow in Critical Care(FISCCM)Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine2010
Fellow in Critical Care (FICCM)Indian College of Critical Care Medicine2010
Fellow in Medical Sciences (FAMS)Indian National Academy of Medical Sciences2005
Fellow in Child Health (FIAP)Indian Academy of Pediatrics1993
MD(Pediatrics)All India Institute of Medical Sciences1976
MBBSRajasthan University1971

Specialization and Expertise

  • Pediatrics
  • Paediatric intensive care
  • Emergency and intensive care
  • Paediatric infarctions

Memberships & Certifications

  • Honorary member American Pediatric Society
  • Life Member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics
  • Life-Member Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Life Member of National Neonatology Forum
  • Life Member of I.A.P- Endocrinology Chapter
  • Life-Member of I.A.P - Pulmonology Chapter
  • Life-Member of I.A.P- Infectious Disease Chapter
  • Member-New York Academy of Sciences
  • Member -Society of Critical Care Medicine(SCCM), USA
  • Member - National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS)

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Life-Time Achievement Award of Indian Academy of Pediatrics for Research, 2016
  • Award of Excellence in Resuscitation by PediSTARS, 2016
  • Plaque of Honor from National IAP-ALS group, 2015
  • Life-Time Achievement Award of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2014
  • Pride of Pediatric Intensive Care Chapter' Award of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, 2013
  • Dr. K L Wig Award for excellence in medical education for developing and conducting Critical Care Courses from National Academy of Medical Sciences, 2013
  • National Swasth Bharat Samman for excellence in medical services and contribution to Public Health Care System of India, 2011
  • Amrut Modi Unichem Award for Research in Child Health by Indian Council of Medical Research, 2010
  • 23rd Oration of Vivekanand Institute of Medical Sciences, 2009
  • Harishchandra Oration of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Andhra Pradesh, 2009
  • Claris Oration Award of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, 2003
  • Gold Medal of National Neonatology Forum, 1993
  • SS Manchanda Gold Medal of Indan Academy of Pediatrics, 1976
  • Plaque of Honor by Association of Intensive Care Medicine

Publications

  • Principles of Management of Central Nervous System Infections :   The Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 2018
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  • Tropical Fevers in Indian Intensive Care Units: A Prospective Multicenter Study :   Indian Journal Of Critical Care Medicine, 2017
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  • Role of Rifampin in Reducing Inflammation and Neuronal Damage in Childhood Bacterial Meningitis: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial :   The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 2016
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  • Double-Blind Randomized Clincal Trial Comparing Dopamine and Epinephrine in Pediatric Fluid- Refractory Hypotensive Septic Shock :   Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2016
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  • Etiology of community acquired pneumonia among children in India: Prospective, cohort study  :   Journal of Global Health, 2015
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  • Global epidemiology of pediatric severe sepsis: the sepsis prevalence, outcomes and therapies study :   American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 2015
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  • Bedside burr hole for intracranial pressure monitoring preformed by pediatric intensivists in children with CNS infections in a resource-limited setting: 10 year experience at a single center :   Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2015
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  • Low-Dose vs Standard-Dose Insulin in Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis A Randomised Clinical Trial :   JAMA Pediatrics, 2014
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  • Randomised comparison of intravenous magnesium sulfate, terbutaline and aminophylline for children with acute severe asthma :   Acta Paediatrica, 2014
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  • Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Cerebral Perfusion Pressure- Targeted Therapy Versus Intracranial- Targeted Pressure Therapy For Raised Intracranial Pressure due to Acute CNS Infections In Children :   Critical care medicine, 2014
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