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Dr. Dhanya Yesodharan

Clinical Associate Professor

Department: Paediatric Genetics
Qualification: MD (Paediatrics)
Email: dhanyayesodharan@aims.amrita.edu

Education and Professional Experience

  • Completed MBBS from Govt Medical College, Kottayam in 2003 and MD Paediatrics from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal in 2009.
  • Worked as a Tutor in Paediatric Hematology-Oncology, Christian Medical College, Vellore from 7/7/2009 to 10/7/2010.
  • Joined Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences as Assistant Professor of Paediatrics in the division of Paediatric Genetics from October 2010 – April 2016.
  • Currently working as Associate Professor of Paediatrics in the division of Paediatric Genetics from April 2016 – present.

Areas of Interest

  • Children with dysmorphism and development delay
  • Prenatal testing and counselling for couple with family history of genetic disorders.


  • Pillay M, Yesodharan D, Narayanan DL, Jojo A, Luiz N, Nampoothiri S. Sirenomelia: case reports and current concepts of pathogenesis. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2012 Sep-Oct;15(5):403-6.
  • Narayanan DL, Yesodharan D, Kappanayil M, Kuthiroly S, Thampi MV, Hamza Z, Anilkumar A, Nair KM, Sundaram KR, Kumar RK, Nampoothiri S. Cardiac spectrum, cytogenetic analysis and thyroid profile of 418 children with down syndrome from South India: a cross-sectional study.Indian J Pediatr. 2014 Jun;81(6):547-51
  • Yesodharan D, Thampi MV, Koshy T, Nampoothiri S.Recurrence of angelman syndrome in siblings: challenges in genetic counseling. Indian J Pediatr. 2014 Mar;81(3):292-5.
  • Nampoothiri S, Yesodharan D, Sainulabdin G, Narayanan D, Padmanabhan L, Girisha KM, Cathey SS, De Paepe A, Malfait F, Syx D, Hennekam RC, Bonafe L, Unger S, Superti-Furga A Eight years experience from a skeletal dysplasia referral center in a tertiary hospital in Southern India: A model for the diagnosis and treatment of rare diseases in a developing country. 2014. Am J Med Genet Part A 9999:1–7.
  • Shailesh Bajaj, Sheela Nampoothiri, Dhanya Yesodharan, Prakash Gambhir and Suvidya Ranade. Heterozygous Complete NIPBL Gene Deletion in Cornelia de Lange Syndrome: First Case Report from India . Int J Hum Genet, 16(1,2): 61-69 (2016)
  • Shruthi Mohan, MSc, Sheela Nampoothiri, DNB, MSc, Dhanya Yesodharan, MD,Vettriselvi Venkatesan, PhD, Teena Koshy, MSc, Solomon F.D. Paul, PhD,Venkatachalam Perumal. Reciprocal Microduplication of the Williams-Beuren Syndrome Chromosome Region in a 9-Year-Old Omani Boy . Laboratory Medicine 47:2:171-175
  • Shruthi Mohan, Teena Koshy, Perumal Vekatachalam, Sheela Nampoothiri, Dhanya Yesodharan, Kalpana Gowrishankar, Jeevan Kumar, Latha Ravichandran, Santhosh Joseph, Anupama Chandrasekaran & Solomon F. D. Paul. Subtelomeric rearrangements in Indian children with idiopathic intellectual disability/developmental delay: Frequency estimation &clinical correlation using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) . Laboratory Medicine 47:2:171-175
  • Sheela Nampoothiri, Dhanya Yesodharan, Radhika P. Ramachandran, Leturcq France. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD): Pre-conceptional Counseling. J. Fetal Med. (March 2016) 3:19–24.
  • Sheela Nampoothiri, Eduardo Fernández-Rebollo, Dhanya Yesodharan,Thomas J. Gardella, Eric T. Rush, Craig B. Langman, and Harald Jüppner. Jansen Metaphyseal Chondrodysplasia due to heterozygous H223R-PTH1R mutations with or without overt hypercalcemia. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 101 (11), 4283-4289. 2016 Jul 13.
  • Shwetha Kuthiroly, Dhanya Yesodharan, Aneesh Ghosh, Kenneth E. White, Sheela Nampoothiri. Osteoglophonic Dysplasia: Phenotypic and Radiological Clues. J Pediatr Genet.2017.
  • Dhanya Yesodharan, Bindu Sudarsanan, Annie Jojo, Mohan Abraham, Nisha Bhavani,Hima Mathews, Sheela Nampoothiri. Plexiform Neurofibroma of Clitoris. J Pediatr Genet.2017


  • Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome(HUS) mutation proven-A Retrospective Diagnosis (First prize for poster-Amrita Hematocon 2014)
  • Williams – Beuren syndrome: Phenotypic variation from 3 months to 38 years and cardiac spectrum- A 7.5 year experience from a Tertiary care centre in Kerala.(Second prize for poster in Kerala Pedicon-2013)
  • Oral free paper presentation- Clinical and Cardiologic spectrum in Di George Syndrome - A series of 125 patients from a tertiary care centre over 8 years.