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Dr. Maninder Dhaliwal

Senior Consultant


Pediatric Critical Care , Emergency & Respiratory Medicine


MBBS, MD (Paediatrics), Fellowship in Paediatric Critical Care Medicine (IAP-ISCCM), Diploma in Allergy and Asthma

Dr. Maninder Singh Dhaliwal completed his MBBS in 2002 and MD (Paediatrics) in 2006 from Kasturba Medical College Manipal and Mangalore respectively. He worked subsequently as Assistant Professor, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Nepal as pediatric intensive care lead. After further training at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi, he completed the Fellowship in Paediatric Critical Care Medicine (IAP-ISCCM) in 2010. He also holds a Diploma in Allergy and Asthma from Christian Medical College Vellore. He was responsible for establishing and functioning of the tertiary care PICU at Medanta – The Medicity from 2011-2022. His key areas of work include pediatric solid organ transplant (liver/kidney) and BMT ICU care, neuro-PICU, renal patients (CRRT/SLED), acute liver failure, in addition to septic and respiratory critically ill patients. He has over a decade’s experience in advanced pediatric critical services like ECMO, HFOV, CRRT, iNO, BIS, NIRS. He has conducted and participated as faculty in various international and national pediatric and PICU programmes and workshops. He is an accredited teacher of the College of Pediatric Critical Care (IAP), India. He is also PFCCS – INSTRUCTOR and BPICC – INSTRUCTOR since 2012, IAP-ALS – INSTRUCTOR since 2013, APCC - INSTRUCTOR since 2015, STEP - INSTRUCTOR since 2016: Simulation in Pediatrics
  • MBBS
  • MD (Paediatrics)
  • Fellowship in Paediatric Critical Care Medicine (IAP-ISCCM)
  • Diploma in Allergy and Asthma
  • Complex asthma in children and adolescents
  • Recurrent respiratory infections in children
  • Non responding pneumonia in children
  • Chronic cough in children
  • Evaluation of wheezing in children
  • Paediatric bronchoscopy
  • Paediatric lung function test
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Sleep disordered breathing disorders
  • Congenital lung malformations
  • Lung disease of prematurity
  • Interstitial lung disease in children
  • Aspiration related lung disease in children
  • Breathing disorders in children with heart disease, neurological or neuromuscular disease, genetic disease, metabolic disease and children with cancer
  • Tracheostomy and long term ventilation
  • Children needing PICU
  • 2011 – 2022: Associate Director, Pediatric Critical Care at Medanta – The Medicity, Gurugram
  • 2009 -2010 : Sir Ganga Ram Hospital , Pediatric critical care fellowship
  • 2008- 2009: ESI Hospital, Basaidarapar, New Delhi
  • 2006-2008: Assistant Professor, Manipal College of Medical Science, Nepal.
  • 2003-2006 : MD Paediatrics from KMC Mangalore
  • 1997-2003: MBBS (including internship) from KMC Manipal
  1. Singh D, Raghunathan V, Dhaliwal M, Rastogi N, Chadha R, Yadav SP. Soluble Interleukin-2 Receptor Level as a Marker of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis in Children With Severe Dengue. Front Pediatr. 2021 Oct 27;9:721857. doi: 10.3389/fped.2021.721857.
  2. Raghunathan V, Jevalikar G, Dhaliwal M, Singh D, Sethi SK, Kaur P, Singhi SC. Risk Factors for Cerebral Edema and Acute Kidney Injury in Children with Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Indian J Crit Care Med. 2021 Dec;25(12):1446-1451. doi: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24038.
  3. Raghunathan V, Dhaliwal M, Panthi N, Mohan N, Sipe M. Successful use of blind bronchial aspiration and hyperinflation to treat postoperative right lung atelectasis in infants. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2021 Jun;56(6):1800-1802. doi: 10.1002/ppul.25326.
  4. Raghunathan V, Dhaliwal M, Singhi P, Singhi S. Miller Fisher Syndrome Associated With COVID-19 Infection. Pediatr Neurol. 2021 Oct;123:40. doi: 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2021.07.002. Epub 2021 Jul 23.
  5. Mohan N, Raghunathan V, Dhaliwal MS, Bhangui P, Tiwari A, Soin AS. Pediatric ABO-incompatible Living Related Donor Liver Transplantation: Experience from Indian Subcontinent. Indian Pediatr. 2021 Mar 15;58(3):281-282.
  6. Raghunathan V, Mohan N, Dhaliwal M, Bhangui P, Vohra V, Soin AS. Pediatric liver transplantation in severe hepatopulmonary syndrome and use of inhaled nitric oxide for post-transplant hypoxemia-a single center experience. Pediatr Transplant. 2020 Nov;24(7):e13792. doi: 10.1111/petr.13792.
  7. Tiwari L, Taneja LN, Gupta S;..Dhaliwal M; Other Expert Committee Members. IAP ALS Update on Resuscitation Guidelines During COVID-19 Pandemic. Indian J Pediatr. 2021 May;88(5):469-475. doi: 10.1007/s12098-020-03483-w. Epub 2020 Sep 27. PMID: 32980943; PMCID: PMC7519890.
  8. Singh DP, Dhaliwal M, Raghunathan V, Vadhera A, Kumar A, Bansal SB, Jha PK, Raina R, Sethi SK. A farmer's child with kidney failure. Kidney Int. 2022 Aug;102(2):451. doi: 10.1016/j.kint.2022.03.013. PMID: 35870822.
  9. Raghunathan V, Dhaliwal M, Singhi P, Singhi S. Scrub Typhus Associated with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS). Indian J Pediatr. 2022 Jul 26. doi: 10.1007/s12098-022-04312-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35881216.
  10. Raina R, Sethi SK, Filler G, Menon S, Mittal A, Khooblall A, Khooblall P, Chakraborty R, Adnani H, Vijayvargiya N, Teo S, Bhatt G, Koh LJ, Mourani C, de Sousa Tavares M, Alhasan K, Forbes M, Dhaliwal M, Raghunathan V, Broering D, Sultana A, Montini G, Brophy P, McCulloch M, Bunchman T, Yap HK, Topalglu R, Díaz-González de Ferris M. PCRRT Expert Committee ICONIC Position Paper on Prescribing Kidney Replacement Therapy in Critically Sick Children With Acute Liver Failure. Front Pediatr. 2022 Feb 2;9:833205. doi: 10.3389/fped.2021.833205. PMID: 35186830; PMCID: PMC8849201.