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Dr. Aparna Chakravarty

Associate Professor

Department

Pediatrics

Qualification

MBBS, MD (Guwahati University) Fellowship Pediatric Infectious Diseases (SickKids, University of Toronto) MSc Infectious Diseases (LSHTM, University of London) Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Dr Aparna Chakravarty is a highly experienced doctor of the Department of Pediatricts, who completed MBBS and MD in Pediatrics from Guwahati University. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of Pediatrics and is competent in all neonatal and pediatric case management up to 18 years of life. She has work experience from AIIMS Delhi, and The Hospital for Sick Children, SickKids, Toronto. She has completed a 2.5 years fellowship program in Infectious Diseases from the University of Toronto and holds an MSc degree in Infectious Diseases from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.
  • MBBS, MD (Guwahati University)
  • Fellowship Pediatric Infectious Diseases (SickKids, University of Toronto)
  • MSc Infectious Diseases (LSHTM, University of London)
  • Infectious Diseases (Multidrug-resistant organisms, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Congenital infections, Travel medicine) -
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship and public education on rational antimicrobial use
  • Infection Control and Prevention
  • Immunology and Vaccine Research
  • Medical Education
  • Initiated and led the team for Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at HIMSR, Delhi
  • ICMR Grant (2020) for research in ‘Uncovering the genetics of novel Salmonella typhi strains from delayed responders to treatment’
She has 20 years of experience in the field of Pediatrics and is competent in all neonatal and pediatric case management up to 18 years of life. She has work experience from state-of-the-art hospitals in the country (AIIMS Delhi, Max Hospital Delhi) and abroad (The Hospital for Sick Children, SickKids, Toronto) before embarking on an academic teaching career at HIMSR, Delhi. She has over 10 years of experience in teaching both undergraduate and postgraduate medical students and allied health services. She Is very passionate about teaching and considers oneself a lifelong learner. She has completed a 2.5 years fellowship program in Infectious Diseases from University of Toronto and holds an MSc degree in Infectious Diseases from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. She has been actively involved in collaborative Multi-centric Research and Vaccine Clinical Trials. She has additional training in the following areas: Infection Control Fellows Course, Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA),Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship, Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Clinical Vaccinology Course, National Foundation of Infectious Diseases (NFID), Chicago,CHF-INCLEN Essential Vaccinology Course, India Faculty Development Program (Univ of Toronto) ICMR/NIE Basic Course of Biomedical Research, Revised Basic Workshop in Medical Education Technologies, Delhi
  1. Why Antibiotic Invisibility Day is Better than Invisible Antibiotic Future? PR Menon, A Chakravarty Indian Pediatrics 53(4),290
  2. Low utility of pediatric isolator blood culture system for detection of fungemia in children: a 10-year review A Campigotto, SE Richardson, M Sebert, EME TeKippe, A Chakravarty, … Journal of Clinical Microbiology 54(9), 2284-2287
  3. Synergy of Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention and Control A Chakravarty, C Singha Critical Care Pediatrics, 41
  4. Seasonal Outbreak of Dengue Fever in Northern India-A Clinical Perspective and Predicting Length of Hospital Stay A Chakravarty, A Krishnan. International Journal of Tropical Disease & Health 32(3): 1-8, 2018;
  5. Pediatric Appropriate Evaluation Protocol for India (PAEP-India): Tool for Assessing Appropriateness of Pediatric Hospitalization MK Das, NK Arora, R Poluru, A Seth, A Aggarwal, AP Dubey, P Goyal… Indian Pediatrics 55 (12), 1041-1045
  6. Outcome analysis of a newly setup pediatric intensive care unit in a teaching hospital of northern India A Chakravarty, J Mohapatra, R Garg, S Kumar. International Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics 2019 6(5): 2147-2151
  7. Chakravarty, A., Harish, R., Naqishbandi, R.. Lane-Hamilton Syndrome With Respiratory Failure: A Case Report. International Journal of Clinical Pediatrics, North America, 9, jul. 2020.
  8. Kakalia S, Chakravarty A, Manson D, Lam R, Waters V, Kitai I. Choosing Wisely: Computed Tomography in the Diagnosis of Adolescents With Intrathoracic Tuberculosis. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2020 Nov 27:piaa134. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piaa134. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33245122.
  9. Afreen Khan, Aparna Chakravarty, Jagannath Mohapatra. Unusual cardiac manifestation of Hepatitis A virus infection in children – A case report. Indian J Child Health [Internet]. 2021Jan.11 7(12):500-2
  10. Khan A, Chakravarty A, Mahapatra J. Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on childhood immunization in a tertiary health-care center. Indian J Community Med 2021; 46:
  11. Afreen Khan, MD, Aparna Chakravarty, MD, Abhinav Jain, MD, Rekha Harish, MD, Rizwan Naqishbandi, MBBS, Twisha Ishani, MBBS, Clinical Spectrum of Neurological Manifestations in Pediatric COVID-19 Illness: A Case Series, Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, Volume 67, Issue 3, June 2021, fmab059
  12. Bharti Pathak, Aparna Chakravarty, Anuja Krishnan, High viral load positively correlates with thrombocytopenia and elevated haematocrit in dengue infected paediatric patients, Journal of Infection and Public Health, 2021
  13. Bireshwar Sinha, Temsunaro Rongsen-Chandola, Nidhi Goyal, Alok Arya, Chandra Mohan Kumar, Aparna Chakravarty, Mohammed Aslam, Deepak More, SEFI tier 1 collaborators, Incidence of Enteric Fever in a Pediatric Cohort in North India: Comparison with Estimates from 20 Years Earlier, The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 224, Issue Supplement_5, 15 November 2021, Pages S558–S567, https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiab046
  14. Surveillance for Enteric Fever in India (SEFI) Collaborators, The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Volume 224, Issue Supplement_5, 15 November 2021, Pages S625–S627, https://doi.org/10.1093/infdis/jiab527
  15. Khan A, Chakravarty A, Naqishbandi R, et al Atypical presentation of acquired tracheo-oesophageal fistula in an adolescent girl with pulmonary tuberculosis BMJ Case Reports CP 2022; 15:e242384
  16. Book: Chapter 29 Pyoderma, Cellulitis, Necrotising fasciitis. Evidence-Based Practices in Management of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Evangel Publisher 2022
  17. Book: Chapter 18- Dysfunction of Sensory Integration. IAP-IYCF Essentials of Maternal, Infant, Young Child and Adolescent Nutrition. Tree Life Media, 2022
  18. Dudeja N, Sinha B, Goyal N, et al Association of water, sanitation, hygiene and food practices with enteric fever in a paediatric cohort in North India BMJ Paediatrics
  19. Chakravarty A, Nabi N, Basu R, et al. A Multicentric Survey of Indian Medical Students about their Knowledge and Perception on Antimicrobial Stewardship. J Pure Appl Microbiol.Published online May 17, 2022. doi: 10.22207/JPAM.16.2.29
  20. Khan A, Chakravarty A, Naqishbandi R, Harish R, Kamili F.Association of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome Temporally Associated with COVID-19 (MIS-C) with Coinfections: A Retrospective Cross Sectional Analytical Study from Northern IndiaJ Clin of Diagn Res.2022; 16(5):SC06-SC10. https://www.doi.org/10.7860/JCDR/2022/52068/16332