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Dr. Nikhil Ganjoo

Consultant

Department

Neonatology

Qualification

MBBS, MRCPCH, FRCPCH, CCT-Paediatrics, SPIN-Neonates

Dr. Nikhil Ganjoo is a UK trained Paediatrician with Neonatal Expertise. His Neonatal training was extensively in the East of England at the world renounced Neonatal Unit at Cambridge and London Luton. He completed his specialist neonatal rotation working for the Regional Neonatal Transport Service for Cambridge. Having concluded his MBBS from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore he completed his remaining training from the UK working in the National Health Service (NHS) for 16years. In 2013, after securing the MRCPCH qualification from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH, London) he went on to complete his SPIN (Spin interest/Fellowship) in Neonatology from Cambridge and Luton in 2017 awarded by RCPCH, London. During this time period he also completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education in 2015 from the University of Bedfordshire (UK) which led to the role of Clinical and Education Supervisor for Paediatric Trainees in the East of England.

Having completed a Certificate in Leadership from University of Cambridge, he held the National Trainee Representative role for MRCPCH exams with the RCPCH, London. More recently in 2021 he completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Genomic Medicine with distinction from the world leading Imperial College University, London. Additionally he was awarded the Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH, London) and CCT-UK in Paediatrics by the General Medical Council, UK in 2018. As a Consultant Paediatrician with Neonatal Expertise for the NHS, he led on multiple quality improvement projects within the NHS. He was instrumental in successful introduction of Less Invasive Surfactant Administration (LISA) with the intent to reduce ventilation need in premature neonates on the Neonatal Unit. He also worked on quality improvement projects to maintain thermoregulation for premature neonates and other projects looking at infection markers in neonatal sepsis.

Additionally, he was the Paediatric Audit lead and looked at Clinical Governance care and developed in the role as an Appraiser for Peers in his hospital Trust. In the UK he was also a Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Paediatrics for Anglia Ruskin University till recently. Having moved back to India in Jan 2022, he worked as a Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist in South Delhi, where he was also the Paediatric Infection Control lead. Dr Ganjoo was instrumental in preparing infection control protocols for preventing central line related sepsis, catheter induced UTI and prevention of ventilator associated pneumonia. Dr Ganjoo has always been interested in presenting his projects as posters and oral presentation at National UK Conferences plus other European and World Conferences. He has written articles for journals and recently co-authored a chapter on ‘Neonatal Seizures’ for a textbook of Paediatric Emergencies. He is known for his communication skills, compassion and genuine interest to make a difference in the lives of the babies and their families.

MBBS (2006), MRCPCH (UK) 2013 , FRCPCH(UK) 2018, CCT-Paediatrics(UK) 2018 , SPIN-Neonates (Royal College- UK) 2017 , Certificate in Leadership and Management ( University of Cambridge, 2015), PG Certificate in Medical Education (UK) 2015, PG Certificate in Genomic Medicine (UK) 2021, Paediatric Epilepsy Training (PET)- Level 1 to 3 (BPNA, UK)
  • Antenatal counselling of high risk pregnancies and counselling for Genomic reports.
  • Management of VLBW (Very low birth weight) and ELBW (Extremely low birth weight) premature babies.
  • Management of ventilation for premature babies and strategies like LISA to prevent need for ventilator for premature neonates.
  • Management of babies with persistent pulmonary hypertension and need for inotropes.
  • Management of respiratory distress syndrome in neonates.
  • Management of neonatal with brain injury at birth due to oxygen starvation with whole body cooling.
  • Counselling for care of the newborn and vaccination advice.
  • Ongoing care of infants and children.
  1. Neonatal Life Support Certification and National Instructor in UK since 2014.
  2. Advanced Paediatric Life Support Course certified 2019.
  3. SPIN Certification 2017 ( Special Interest in Neonatology, RCPCH London)
  4. PG Certificate in Genomic Medicine, London 2021
  5. PG Certificate in Medical Education, Bedfordshire 2013.
  1. Awarded Regional Paediatric Awards for Training Achievement (PAFTA 2018) for Contribution to Education & Training in the East of England, UK.
  2. Awarded Regional Paediatric Awards for Training Achievement (PAFTA 2016)- Best Trainee in category, in the East of England, UK.
Articles, Conference presentations and book chapters
  1. International Oral presentation on Neonatal persistent hypoglycaemia in Level 3 Unit in India, INAC 2022 World Neonatology Conference, Dubai.
  2. Submitted a chapter on Neonatal Seizures, accepted April 2022: Emergencies in Pediatrics. In print 2022.
  3. Poster presentation: QI project in a DGH to improve BBV screening for neonates being discharged to foster care, RCPCH Conference June 2021, UK.
  4. Poster Presentation: Outcome of Universal Screening of Neonates for COVID-19 from asymptomatic mother, Neonatal Hot Topics, USA Dec 2020.
  5. Poster presentation: Supporting PREVENT for girls with sodium valproate with COVID-19 challenges, BPNA UK Nov 2020. ( Prevention of Sodium Valproate use in girls of child bearing age).
  6. Poster presentation: Head Injuries: Is it right to CT, perspective from a District General Hospital, EAPS Nov 2020.
  7. Peer reviewed Publication: Outcome of universal screening of neonates for COVID-19 from asymptomatic mothers, Journal of Infectious Diseases (Elselvier) June 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2020.06.037
  8. Poster presentation - Paediatrics East of England: “Enhancing junior doctors working lives”, RCPCH Conference 2018
  9. International Oral presentation INAC 2018 and Poster ESPID 2018 -The use of CRP in early neonatal sepsis, experience of a Tertiary NICU, Luton, June 2017. https://www.morressier.com/article/002--use-crp-early-onset-neonatal-sepsis-experience-tertiary-neonatal-unit-uk/5ad774e0d462b80296ca6d62
  10. Poster presentation- Quality improvement project on improving patient inflow of Neonates needing surgery in a Tertiary Surgical neonatal, Wuzburg-Germany, Oct 2017.
  11. Poster presentation- Impact of thermoregulation bundle and education in improving the neonatal care provided for preterm babies in a tertiary Neonatal Unit, Lisbon-Portugal, June 2017.
  12. Peer reviewed Review article: ‘Infective endocarditis in Paediatrics’, Paediatric and Child health, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paed.2016.09.003
  13. Peer reviewed Publication – What lies beneath; umbilical granuloma or vitello – intestinal duct? http://www.journalofcasereport.com/doc/volume2/issue4/JCRP-v2-i4-A04.pdf
  14. Poster presentation & publication - Mycocutaneous amyloisdosis in a child with graves disease, Joint Paed Endocrine Meeting, RCPCH Conference, Liverpool 2016. https://adc.bmj.com/content/101/Suppl_1/A278.2
  15. Poster presentation & publication- Follow up of children with Type 1 Diabetes
  16. Poster presentation & publication - Swine flu vaccination uptake amongst Medical team at Rosie Unit - European Society of Paediatric Infectious Disease, France, May 2010.