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Dr. Sunit Chandra Singhi

Head of Department, Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, Faridabad | Professor, Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, Faridabad | Senior Consultant, Department of Paediatrics, School of Medicine, Faridabad


Professor Sunit C. Singhi is a paediatrician of International Repute. He was the head ofAdvance Pediatric Centre, PGIMER Chandigarh for over 33 years, chairmen ,paediatrics atMedanta-The Medicity for 5 years, Principal and Head of Department MM Institute ofMedical Sciences, Ambala. He established India’s first Paediatric Intensive Care unit and firstpost-doctoral DM courses in Pediatric Critical care. He was a visiting professor at the BostonChildren’s Hospital- Harvard Medical School and Astrid Lindgren Children’s Hospital,Stockholm, Sweden.

Ranked among World’s top 2% medical scientists by Stanford University, Dr Singhi’s
research covered fluid-electrolytes, neurocritical care and treatment of acute asthma andchildhood pneumonia. His work contributed to better understanding of fluid-electrolytebalance and body-water homeostasis newborns, bacterial meningitis, bronchiolitis,pneumonia, and septic shock, and influenced clinical practice and guidelines. He elucidatedthe association between transplacental fluid overload and neonatal jaundice and transienttachypnea of newborn. He received research grants from Indian council of Medical Research,WHO, CCMRC, INCLEN and Sweden and has authored 440 peer-reviewed publications, 79textbook chapters and 11 books. He served as an Associate Editor of PCCM and is a section editor of Rogers’ Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care.He held several international and national leadershippositions in Critical Care includingPresident and vice-president of World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical caresocieties. In recognition of his work Dr Singhi received ICMR’s Amrut-Mody Unichem Prize2010, for child-health, National Academy of Medical Sciences’ KL Wig Award 2013, SwasthBharat Samman-2011, Claris Critical Care Oration Award 2003, Life Time achievementAwards, medals , orations and best paper awards.

Medical Qualification

  • MBBS
  • MD
  • FIAP
  • FAMS
  • FCCM
Specialisation and Expertise
  • Infectious Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Fever
  • Asthma
  • Disorders of growth
  • Emergency and intensive care
  • Neurocritical care
  • Adolescent Health
Languages Known
  •  English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Rajasthani
Awards and Recognitions
  • Amrut Mody Unichem Prize of Indian council of Medical Research – 2010 for research
    in Child Health .
  • Dr KL Wig Oration and Medal of National Academy of Medical Sciences for 2012-13
  • Swasth Bharat Samman 2011 for excellence in Service for Pediatrics from the Hon’ble
    Union Health Minister on 22 Oct 2011
  • Plaque of honour by Association of Intensive care Medicine (ABIM), Brazil for
    contribution to the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine through WFPICCS, 2014.
  • Claris Oration Award –2003, from Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM),
    for outstanding contribution to Critical Care in India
  • Dr KC Chaudhuri Life-time Achievement Award 2016 of Indian Journal Of Pediatrics
    for contribution to Pediatrics.
  • Life-time achievement Award 2016 of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Research group
    for Research in Child-health
  • British Medical Journal South East Asia Award for Research paper of the Year 2015 .
  • Lifetime achievement award by Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine 2014
  • PediSTARS Award of Excellence 2016 by Pediatric Simulation Training and Research
    Society of India, Bangalore
  • Life time achievement award of IAP Intensive Care Chapter-“Pride of IAP intensive
    Care Chapter” , 2013
  • Dr. Mehta Endowment Oration on the topic “Intracranial pressure monitoring and its
    application in Pediatric Critical Care Practice” at Chennai in November, 2014.
  • Pediatric Oration of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM) for Pediatrics,
  • 23rd Annual Scientific Oration award of Ramakrishna Mission Seva Pratishthan and
    Vivekanand Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata, July 2009
  • Harishchandra Oration Award of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Andhra Pradesh, Nov
  • Karnataka Intensive Care Chapter Oration, Bangalore, September 10, 2011
  • Plaque of honour and felicitation by Indian Academy of Pediatrics for outstanding
    contribution to the specialty of Pediatric Emergency and Intensive Care at Bangalore,
  • N N F Gold Medal 1993 – of National Neonatology Forum for the best research paper
  • S.S. Manchanda Award Gold Medal of Indian Academy of Pediatric in the year 1978 for
    research in neonatology.
  • Certificate for outstanding contribution towards global smallpox eradication programme
    by W.H.O. and Govt. of India, year 1977
  • Best WFPICCS abstract award at 6th World Congress of Pediatric Intensive Care, Istanbul,
    May 5-8,, 2014
  • Best WFPICCS poster award at 10th World Congress of Intensive Care, Aug 28- Sept 1,
    2009, Florence, Italy
  • Best Paper Award at 32nd National Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics , Indore,
  • Best Paper Award at 36th National Conference of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Kochi,
  • Best Paper Awards at 3rd Pediatric Critical Care Congress, Chennai, Sept. 2001. with Jayashree M.
  • Best Paper Awards at 4th Pediatric Critical Care Congress, Ranchi, Sept., 2002.- with Jayashree M
Work Experience
  • 2017 -2022 – Chairman, Division of Pediatrics, Medanta-the Medicity, Gurugram , NCR
  • 2015 – 2017 – Professor and Head, Depatment of Pediatrics, Principal and Dean, Medical Faculty, MM Institute for Medical Education and Research, Mullana, Haryana
  • 2008 – 2015  – Head, Depatment of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, INDIA
  • 2000 – 2015   –  Professor and Senior Professor of Pediatrics,  Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, INDIA
  • 1987 – 2000 – Additional Professor of Pediatrics Emergency & Intensive Care , Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, INDIA
  • 1986 – 1987 – Associate Professor (Pediatrics) , Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, INDIA
  • 1985 – 1986, Senior Res. Officer (Comm. Med), Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, INDIA
  • 1981 – 1984 – Lecturer and Consultant , Pediatric ,University of the West Indies, Kingston, JAMAICA
  • 1981 – 1981 – Lecture , G.I.M.E.R., Chandigarh
  • 1978 – 1981 – Lecturer, L.N.Medical College, Ajmer
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