Designation : Consultant Neonatologist and Pediatrician
Profile details : Dr. Shailesh graduated from Seth G. S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai. He then completed his M.D. in Pediatrics from KEM and Wadia Children Hospital, Mumbai.
He also completed Pediatric and neonatal advanced life support courses (PALS & NALS). He gained experience in various pediatric subspecialties and neonatology during his postgraduate training.
After his M.D., he joined Pediatric intensive care unit in Wadia children hospital, Mumbai. Following this, he joined the Neonatology Fellowship programme by Indian Academy of Pediatrics at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, Delhi. During his fellowship he gained experience in management of variety of medical, surgical and cardiac conditions in Newborn. He also gained experience in sick newborn transport (both air and road transport). After successfully completing his fellowship, he worked as Junior consultant at Surya Children Hospital, Mumbai for a brief period.
Subsequently, he moved to Oxford, United Kingdom to work in tertiary referral unit at John Radcliffe hospital. He joined the Fellowship programme in Neonatology by the Royal College of Pediatric and Child Health at Oxford. He gained extensive experience in managing extreme premature babies (up to 23-24wks gestation and around 500gms birth weight). He learnt about use of Nitric oxide & HFOV for PPHN, total body cooling for birth asphyxia. He also gained good experience in Neonatal transport. He underwent training for Air transport by Airmed. He learnt to perform cranial ultrasound and bedside 2D-ECHO. He successfully completed the MRCPCH examination in England. He participated in various research trials at Oxford.
After coming back to India, he joined as a Consultant Neonatologist a Sunrise super specialty Children hospital and Siddheshwara hospital at Hyderabad. At these 25 and 15 bed NICUs; he managed premature and sick neonates suffering from various medical and surgical conditions.
His article on ‘Clinical and etiological profile of refractory rickets in western India’ is published in Indian journal of pediatrics. He did his MD thesis on refractory rickets. His fellowship thesis was “Newborn hearing screening by otoacuostic emission”. He has also presented posters at various national and international meetings.
His areas of interest are neonatal intensive care, management of extreme preterm and sick newborns, neonatal echocardiography and neonatal transport.