Child Health

A dedicated centre offering comprehensive care in health problems of children, the Child Health centre at Aster MIMS ensures safe and high quality medical care for infants and children. The centre offers exceptional clinical support and medical care, which is made possible by a well-trained team of paediatricians, neonatologists and paediatric intensive care doctors, ably supported by specialty trained nurses.

Neonatology

The department has well-equipped Neonatal intensive care units, managed by qualified nurses, duty paediatricians, backed by highly qualified consultants, neonatologists and paediatric surgeons. The department has state-of-the-art Paediatric medical and surgical intensive care units.

Paediatrics

The Department of Paediatrics at Aster MIMS started off with a Neonatal Intensive Unit and a general paediatric department in 2002. In the year 2004, in addition to existing clinics the department started different speciality clinics like Paediatric Asthma Clinic, Paediatric Rheumatology Clinic and Child Development Clinic. The Paediatric Asthma Clinic is backed by the Pulmonology department. Patient education regarding Inhaler Therapy and Prevention of Asthma are highlighted in these clinics. The Paediatric Rheumatology Clinic started with the help of Rheumatology department and is the first of its kind in the state. The Child Development Clinic was started with the aim to provide best care for cases like high risk babies and normal babies for detection of early developmental aberrations so that early help can be instituted. The clinic offers multispecialty packages which include ENT, Ophthalmology, and Physical Medicine.

Paediatric Surgery

This department in conjunction with department of Paediatrics and Neonatology provides comprehensive care of the surgical neonate, infant and child. From the day of birth to the age of 13 years, all surgical conditions in the child are managed in this department. This includes congenital disorders (birth disorders), infective, traumatic and neoplastic conditions, which need surgery such as, cleft lip and palate, anomalies of the ano-rectum, kidney, ureter and bladder, hypospadias, anomalies of the gastro intestinal system, etc. In addition to surgical treatment, the department also run an antenatal counselling clinic where pregnant mothers with abnormalities of the foetus detected before delivery are seen, investigated and counselled about their baby, its overall prognosis, management etc.

Paediatric Neurosurgery

Microsurgery for

  • Congenital malformations of the brain and spine
  • Tumour
  • Hydrocephalus (including endoscopic ventriculostomy, shunt surgery and endoscope / navigation guided shunt placement

Paediatric Orthopaedics

  • Treatments are offered for children with congenital and other paediatric disorders
  • Expert medical care for cerebral palsy, club foot and bone cancer
  • Accurate medical care to treat infections that affect bone and joints
Paediatric Oncology:

Treatment for:

  • Blood Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Tumors
  • Hematology
  • Sickle cell Anaemia
  • Thalassemia
  • Red cell
  • Nutrophil
  • Platelet disorders
Paedodontic
  • Tooth extraction
  • Treatment for dental caries
  • Surgical removal of impacted tooth

Doctors

Dr. Sudha Krishnanunni

Senior Consultant & Head

Paediatrics

Dr. Sudha obtained her MBBS from Madras University and MD as well DCH from Calicut University. She had long years experience at Calicut Medical College (IMCH), Hospitals in the United Kingdom and at the United Arab Emirates to her credit. She had extensive training at UK on Developmental Paediatrics. Her area of interest is Developmental Paediatrics and Asthma in Paediatrics.

Dr. Sudha Krishnanunni

Senior Consultant & Head

Paediatrics

Dr. Sudha obtained her MBBS from Madras University and MD as well DCH from Calicut University. She had long years experience at Calicut Medical College (IMCH), Hospitals in the United Kingdom and at the United Arab Emirates to her credit. She had extensive training at UK on Developmental Paediatrics. Her area of interest is Developmental Paediatrics and Asthma in Paediatrics.

Qualifications MD, DCH

Dr. Abraham Mammen

Senior Consultant & HOD

Paediatric Surgery

Dr. Abraham Mammen is Senior Consultant & Head of the Paediatric Surgery Department. He is not only an expert in surgery but also possess vast skills in handling hospital administration. He is the NABH accreditation coordinator of Aster MIMS since 2010.

Dr. Abraham Mammen

Senior Consultant & HOD

Paediatric Surgery

Dr. Abraham Mammen is Senior Consultant & Head of the Paediatric Surgery Department. He is not only an expert in surgery but also possess vast skills in handling hospital administration. He is the NABH accreditation coordinator of Aster MIMS since 2010.

Dr. Mammen who is a deputy CMS, completed his medical graduation from Christian Medical College (CMC), Vellore with a gold medal in Clinical Surgery. He then completed his MS in General Surgery from CMC,Vellore and M.Ch in Paediatric Surgery from IMCH, Calicut.

The surgeon polished his skills in a better way after the Paediatric and Neonatal surgical training at Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. He is the fellow of the Indian Society of Paediatric Urology and also a member of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons of India (PESI) and International Paediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG). The non medical qualification includes Post Graduate Diploma in Medico Legal Systems (PGDMLS) and Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital & Health Management.

He plays a key role in NABH Qualiy surveillance in Indian Hospitals. He has been with NABH as senior Assessor from 2006. He has assessed more than 25 hospitals across the country sofas. He also assessed more than 30 Program of Implementation (POI) in various places so far.

Dr. Suresh Kumar E K

Senior Consultant & Head

Paediatrics

He obtained MBBS and DCH from Calicut Medical College. He has DNB (Paediatrics) to his credit. He has served as a Tutor in Academy of Medical Sciences, Medical College, Kannur.He was worked in Pariyaram Medical College for 3 years. His special area of interest is Pediatric pulmanology. He has underwent training is pediatric bronoscopy from Institute of child health Chennai and Manipal hospital Bangalore.

Dr. Suresh Kumar E K

Senior Consultant & Head

Paediatrics

He obtained MBBS and DCH from Calicut Medical College. He has DNB (Paediatrics) to his credit. He has served as a Tutor in Academy of Medical Sciences, Medical College, Kannur.He was worked in Pariyaram Medical College for 3 years. His special area of interest is Pediatric pulmanology. He has underwent training is pediatric bronoscopy from Institute of child health Chennai and Manipal hospital Bangalore.

​ He has been supervising the functioning of pediatric ICU here. Pediatric bronchoscopy also is done here under his supervisor. He has reserved in various posts of Indian Academy of Pediatrics including Secretary Calicut IPA, President Calicut IPA, Treasurer State IPA, Joint Secretary State IAP, Editorial board members of pediatric corporation journal and IAPS Infectious disease Chapters State Secretary. He has also bayed the award for best district IAP President in national level.
Qualifications
Consultant Qualifications : DCH, DNB, MNAMS

Dr. Preetha Remesh

Senior Consultant

Neonatology

Obtained her MD and DCH from IMCH Calicut. She worked in Paediatrics in the U.K. from 1994 to 1998. Obtained MRCP in Paediatrics in 1996 and MRCPCH in 1997. Post-membership training in Neonatology was at Regional referral Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich U.K. is a Provider of Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS) both of which are U.K. Resuscitation Council approved. Besides above, she was also worked in Janes Paget Hospital, great Yarmouth, Queens Hospital Burton upon Trent and William Harvey Hospital kent. She heads the Neanatology unit here which has 20 beds and facilities including TPN, High frequency ventilation.

Dr. Preetha Remesh

Senior Consultant

Neonatology

Obtained her MD and DCH from IMCH Calicut. She worked in Paediatrics in the U.K. from 1994 to 1998. Obtained MRCP in Paediatrics in 1996 and MRCPCH in 1997. Post-membership training in Neonatology was at Regional referral Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich U.K. is a Provider of Paediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Neonatal Advanced Life Support (NALS) both of which are U.K. Resuscitation Council approved. Besides above, she was also worked in Janes Paget Hospital, great Yarmouth, Queens Hospital Burton upon Trent and William Harvey Hospital kent. She heads the Neanatology unit here which has 20 beds and facilities including TPN, High frequency ventilation.

Qualifications : DCH, MD, MRCP, MRCPCH

Dr. Vijayan A P

Senior Consultant

Paediatrics

Paediatrics and Community Medicine from the same College. He was a faculty member of Kasthurba Medical College, Mangalore for two years. He has worked in various governmental hospitals of Kerala Health Services.

Dr. Vijayan A P

Senior Consultant

Paediatrics

Paediatrics and Community Medicine from the same College. He was a faculty member of Kasthurba Medical College, Mangalore for two years. He has worked in various governmental hospitals of Kerala Health Services.

He was working as project officer of a World Bank sponsored Child Health Project before joining MIMS. His areas of special interests are Epidemiology, Clinical and field research works. Dr. Vijayan has special interest and looking after pediatric Rheumatology services in MIMS. He is also the coordinator of MIMSSI(MIMS Safe School Initiative)
Qualifications
MD, DCH, DNB

Dr. Anand M R

Senior Consultant

Paediatric & Neonatology

Dr. Anand Has experience of working in Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondichery as Assistant Professor and as a consultant in Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Maldives. He has obtained training in Developmental Neurology from Child development centre, Trivandrum and KEM Hospital Pune. He has reserved as secretary in Calicut branch of Indian Academy of Pediatrics He is working in MIMS as a Consultant in Pediatrics and Neonatology.

Dr. Anand M R

Senior Consultant

Paediatric & Neonatology

Dr. Anand Has experience of working in Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondichery as Assistant Professor and as a consultant in Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Maldives. He has obtained training in Developmental Neurology from Child development centre, Trivandrum and KEM Hospital Pune. He has reserved as secretary in Calicut branch of Indian Academy of Pediatrics He is working in MIMS as a Consultant in Pediatrics and Neonatology.

Qualifications : DCH, MD, PGD-DN

Dr. Roshini Gangan

Senior Consultant

Paediatrics

Dr. Roshini Gangan

Senior Consultant

Paediatrics

Dr. Jude Joseph

Senior Consultant

Paediatric Surgery

Dr. Jude Joseph, MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Pediatric Surgery), has joined MIMS as Senior Consultant in the Department of Pediatric Surgery. He had his graduation from Government Medical College, Trivandrum and MS (Surgery) from Government Medical College, Alleppey. He took his MCh (Pediatric Surgery) from Government Medical College, Trivandrum.

Dr. Jude Joseph

Senior Consultant

Paediatric Surgery

Dr. Jude Joseph, MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Pediatric Surgery), has joined MIMS as Senior Consultant in the Department of Pediatric Surgery. He had his graduation from Government Medical College, Trivandrum and MS (Surgery) from Government Medical College, Alleppey. He took his MCh (Pediatric Surgery) from Government Medical College, Trivandrum.

Before joining MIMS, Dr. Jude was working as an Asst. Professor in Pediatric Surgery in Alleppey Medical College and with Lifeline Hospital, Alleppey. He has more than ten years of experience in Pediatric Surgery. His areas of special interest include Neonatal Surgery, Paediatric Urology and Hypospadias Surgery (Single stage repair).

Qualifications MBBS, MS, MCh

Dr. Manjula

Senior Consultant

Paediatrics

Dr. Manjula completed her MBBS from Government Medical College, Kottayam in the year 2002. Completed her MD Peadiatrics from JIPMER, pondichery in the year 2007. Total of 8 years Experience post as MD. She had worked in pediatric cardiology, MIMS for one and a haif years as a Registrar. Then she worked as a lecturer in Pediatrics Department at Medical College, Callicut for another one and a haif years. Then in 2010 , she rejoined MIMS as a Registrar in the Department of Pediatrics and had been in pediatric ICU since then.

Dr. Manjula

Senior Consultant

Paediatrics

Dr. Manjula completed her MBBS from Government Medical College, Kottayam in the year 2002. Completed her MD Peadiatrics from JIPMER, pondichery in the year 2007. Total of 8 years Experience post as MD. She had worked in pediatric cardiology, MIMS for one and a haif years as a Registrar. Then she worked as a lecturer in Pediatrics Department at Medical College, Callicut for another one and a haif years. Then in 2010 , she rejoined MIMS as a Registrar in the Department of Pediatrics and had been in pediatric ICU since then.

​Subsequently she got promoted as a pediatric intensivist and later as junior consultant. During her tenure in IMCH, calicut , she was the Research Co- ordinator for a study named ” Whole body cooling in Neonatal
Qualifications
MBBS,MD

Dr. Divya Nath K. R.

Consultant

Paediatric & Neonatology

Dr. Divya Nath K. R.

Consultant

Paediatric & Neonatology

Qualifications : MBBS, DNB

Dr. Vishnu Mohan

Senior Specialist

Paediatrics

Dr. Vishnu Mohan has completed FNIC ( Fellowship in Neonatal Intensive Care) from Dr.Mehta Children's Hospital, Chennai.

Dr. Vishnu Mohan

Senior Specialist

Paediatrics

Dr. Vishnu Mohan has completed FNIC ( Fellowship in Neonatal Intensive Care) from Dr.Mehta Children's Hospital, Chennai.

Qualifications : MBBS, MD, FNIC

Before joining MIMS, Dr.Vishnu Mohan.P.T was working with Dr.Mehta Children’s Hospital, Chennai.

The following are his areas of special interest:-

  • Neonatal Ventilation.
  • Neonatal Resuscitation.
  • Point of care ultrasonography.
  • Focused Neonatal Echocardiography.

Dr. Sathishkumar K

Consultant

Paediatric Intensive Care

Dr.Sathishkumar.K is an experienced consultant in paediatric intensive care He is experienced in managing critically ill children including children with severe sepsis and children who require mechanical ventilator support. He is also skilled at managing children undergone cardiothoracic surgery, bone marrow transplant recipients and children with hemato-oncological disorders.

Dr. Sathishkumar K

Consultant

Paediatric Intensive Care

Dr.Sathishkumar.K is an experienced consultant in paediatric intensive care He is experienced in managing critically ill children including children with severe sepsis and children who require mechanical ventilator support. He is also skilled at managing children undergone cardiothoracic surgery, bone marrow transplant recipients and children with hemato-oncological disorders.

He is skilled at all types of PICU procedures like Bronchoscopy, USG guided line placement, USG guided hemodyamic monitoring and procedural sedation.He had completed his MBBS from Stanley Medical College, Chennai and MD in Paediatrics from Madurai Medical College. Dr.Sathishkumar also received the Indian Diploma in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine from Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai and also the Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine from The Hospital For Sick Children,Toronto.

Akbar Mohamed Chettali

Jr.Consultant

Paediatric Neurology

A Paediatric Neurologist trained in management of neurological and neurodevelopment disorders in children, Dr. Akbar Mohamed Chettali have 7 years of experience as a Pediatrician. His fields of special interest include intractable epilepsy, neuro critical care, hereditary neuro metabolic and neuro genetic disorders and leucodystrophy.

Akbar Mohamed Chettali

Jr.Consultant

Paediatric Neurology

A Paediatric Neurologist trained in management of neurological and neurodevelopment disorders in children, Dr. Akbar Mohamed Chettali have 7 years of experience as a Pediatrician. His fields of special interest include intractable epilepsy, neuro critical care, hereditary neuro metabolic and neuro genetic disorders and leucodystrophy.

He has completed his MBBS from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, MD in Paediatrics from PGIMER, Chandigarh and DM in Paediatric Neurology from AIIMS, New Delhi. Prior to joining MIMS, Dr Akbar was working as Senior Resident at AIIMS, Delhi. He also works as Senior Specialist at Aster Medcity.​

Dr. Geetha Mammayil

Senior Consultant

Gastroenterology

A Paediatric Medical Gastroenterologist with more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Geetha Mammayil specialises in management of digestive disorders, gastrointestinal diseases and liver problems in children. An expert in performing diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures in children (including neonates), she also has experience in managing post-liver transplant patients. Her areas of special interest are paediatric hepatology and treatment of IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease).

Dr. Geetha Mammayil

Senior Consultant

Gastroenterology

A Paediatric Medical Gastroenterologist with more than 10 years of experience, Dr. Geetha Mammayil specialises in management of digestive disorders, gastrointestinal diseases and liver problems in children. An expert in performing diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy procedures in children (including neonates), she also has experience in managing post-liver transplant patients. Her areas of special interest are paediatric hepatology and treatment of IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease).

Qualifications

DM in Gastroenterology (Kilpauk Medical College) | DNB in Paediatrics | MD in Paediatrics (Madras Medical College) | MBBS (Coimbatore Medical College)

Achievements:

Expert in all diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures including Esophageal balloon dilatation, savory dilatation, EVL, control of bleeding, colonoscopy, polypectomy, colonoscopic stricture dilatation, ERCP (diagnostic and therapeutic), PEG placement.

Proficient in English, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindastei

Facilities

Services

​Dept of Pediatrics at MIMS has expanded by leaps and bounds; we started off with a good Neonatal Intensive Unit and a general pediatric department in 2002. In the year 2004, in addition to existing clinics The department started different speciality clinics like pediatric Asthma Clinic, Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic and Child Development Clinic. The department has conducted state level CMEs in Pediatric Pulmonology and Pediatric Rheumatology. Our Pediatric Asthma Clinic is conducted with the support of Pulmonology department. Patient education regarding Inhaler Therapy and Prevention of Asthma are highlighted in these clinics. The Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic started with the help of Rheumatology department is the first of its kind in the state. The Child Development Clinic was started with the aim to follow up high risk babies and normal babies for detection of early developmental aberrations so that early help can be instituted. The clinic offers a package of multispecialities which includes ENT, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine. In special circumstances services of Orthopaedic Surgeon, Child Psychologist, Speech Therapist, Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapists are sought.

  • Pediatric ICU
  • Pediatric Ventilation
  • All Pediatric Procedures including Bone Marrow, Liver Biopsy, Bronchoscopy
  • Pediatric Asthma Clinic
  • Pediatric Developmental assessment
  • IQ Testing
  • Vaccination services
  • Pediatric Neurology clinic
  • Pediatric Rheumatology Clinic
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