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Dr. Shanu Chandran

Dr. Shanu Chandran

Consultant & HOD - Neonatology


T D Medical College, Alappuzha

MD (Pediatrics)


DM (Neonatology)

CMC Vellore


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  • Junior resident in Pediatrics-MD training, JIPMER  2011-2014
  • Senior resident in Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care, JIPMER  2014-2015
  • Junior consultant in Pediatrics, Cosmopolitan Hospital, Trivandrum 2015
  • Senior resident in Neonatology-DM training, CMC Vellore, 3 years 2015-2018
  • Assistant Professor in Neonatology, CMC Vellore   2018 Sept-2022 Jan


  • Management of High-risk preterm babies, particularly VLBW and ELBW (<1000gm, >26 weeks) and their complications
  • Sick newborns including Meconium aspiration syndrome, Congenital Diaphragmatic hernia pre-op and post-op, Inborn errors of metabolism, PPHN 
  • Ventilator Care: Conventional ventilatory care, high frequency ventilatory care (HFOV), Nitric Oxide administration and Non-Invasive Ventilation
  • Pediatric Surgical Care:  Diaphragmatic hernia, Tracheo-esophageal fistula, Gastro urinary abnormality
  • Procedures: Endotracheal intubations, Central line insertion, PICC line insertion, Intra-arterial cannulation, Thoracocentesis and intercostal drain insertion, Exchange transfusions, Lumbar puncture, Peripheral long lines
  • Trained in administration of Therapeutic hypothermia in babies with asphyxia
  • Point of care Ultrasonography and Echocardiography
  • Staff Training: Training of staff & junior doctors in essential new born care, neonatal resuscitation, high risk new born care, routine neonatal procures & counseling parents.
  • Also trained in Developmental assessment of High-risk newborns by Bayley scales 
  • Had exposure to Developmental pediatrics, Genetics and Perinatology during DM training in CMC


  • Effects of MgSO4 on Feed tolerance in VLBW preterm babies –Cohort study Journal of tropical Pediatrics 2021 June
  • Intestinal obstruction with a twist- a rare case of congenital portal vein aneurysm causing intestinal obstruction- Case report (BMJ Case reports 2018 Sept)
  • Foot length for gestational age assessment and identification of high-risk infants: a hospital based cross sectional study- Journal of tropical pediatrics 2021 second author 
  • Expanding the Phenotype of Molybdenum Cofactor Deficiency in Neonates: Report of Two Cases  Journal of Pediatric Neurology Aug 2021
  • Troponin T as a biomarker in neonates with perinatal asphyxia (Journal of perinatal Neonatal medicine 10 -2017) co author
  • Metabolic Alkalosis in a Neonate 12 Hours after Birth Case report   Neo reviews Oct 2018 co-author
  • Severe sepsis in Pediatric ICU- Observational study from Tertiary care teaching hospital in South India-  (Under peer review in Tropical Doctor)
  • Clinical and Laboratory profile of babies born to mothers with Immune Thrombocytopenic purpura- 12 years experience (Under peer review in Journal of Perinatology)

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