Dr. Pratibha Singhi - Pediatric Neurology

Dr. Pratibha

Dr. Pratibha Singhi - Pediatric Neurology

  • 46 Years of experience
  • Registration No: Medanta 38
  • Gender: Female
  • Associated With: Medanta - The Medicity
  • CH Baktawar Singh Road, Sector 38
  • (+91) 9810434377, (+91) 9560398936, (+91) 9650898570
  • ips2@medanta.org
  • Languages spoken: English, Hindi
  • Practicing since: 1973
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About the Doctor

Dr. Pratibha Singhi is a world-renowned child neurologist with over 38 years of clinical experience. She completed her MBBS from Rajasthan University and MD (Paediatrics) from AIIMS, New Delhi. She brings in a rich experience from India, West Indies, USA and the UK. Before joining Medanta, she was at PGIMER, Chandigarh, where she worked as Professor and Head of Department , and Chief of Pediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopment. Her main areas of research are Epilepsy, Neurodevelopmental Disorders including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Central Nervous System (CNS) Infections.

She has received special training in these fields at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USA and in the UK during the Heinz Fellowship of the British Pediatric Association and Fellowship of The Royal College of Pediatrics. She was invited to work as Locum Consultant Pediatric Neurology at the Great Ormond Street Hospital London (November 2004 to May 2005 and May to November 2008). She has authored a book on “Seizures and Epilepsy in Children” and edited an international book on “CNS Infections in Children”, Neurology Section of IAP Textbook of Pediatrics 2013, Pediatric Neurology and Epilepsy November 2009 .

She has done original research work in the field of Neurodevelopment and Pediatric Neurology and has published over 400 papers in Indian and International peer reviewed journals and has received several national and international awards and orations for her work.

 

  • Degree and residency
  • Professional Experience
  • Achievements
  • Research
Degree and residency
Degree: MD (Ped.), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1978
Residency: Fellow in Pediatrics University of South California, Los Angeles, USA, 1976
Professional Experience

First doctor in India to start therapeutic endoscopy work for infants. Winner of B C Roy Award, 2016.

Achievements
  • Oration of the Association of Child Neurology for Life time achievement in Pediatric and Neurology and Neurodevelopment, 2016
  • First S. Janaki Memorial Oration for outstanding contribution to Pediatric and Adolescent Neurology, 2013
  • First PK Mishra Oration on "Cerebral Palsy and its management recent concepts" to mark First Foundation Day Celebration of 53rd Foundation Day of King George Medical University, Lucknow, 2006
  • "Medical Scientist Award" by Dr Shurvir Singh Trust, Rajasthan for the year for her outstanding contributions in Medical Sciences especially in Pediatric Neurology and Neurodevelopment, 2003
  • Asian Research Award in recognition to outstanding contribution to advancement in understanding Infatile Seizures at 6th Infatile Seizures Society Meeting, Tokyo, Japan, 2003
  • James Flett Gold Medal (First Prize) of Indian Academy of Pediatrics for research in Social Pediatrics, 1987
Research
  • Singhi PD, Ray M, Singhi SC, Khandelwal NK. Clinical Spectrum of 500 Children with Neurocysticercosis and response to Albendazole Therapy. :   Journal of Child Neurology. 15:207-213, 2000 
  • Singhi PD and Singhi S. :   Central Nervous system tuberculosis Current treatment Options in Infectious Diseases 3:481-492, 2001 
  • Singhi PD, Ray M, Gunmala. Clinical spectrum of cerebral palsy in North India- a study of 1000 cases. :   Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 48:162-166, 2002 
  • Singhi PD, Kaushal M, Singhi S, Ray M. Seven days Vs ten days therapy for bacterial meningitis in children. :   Journal of Tropical Pediatrics. 48: 273-279, 2002 
  • Singhi PD and Singhi S. :   Cysticercosis of the Nervous system - Current treatment Options in Infectious Diseases. 4 (6):459-471, 2002 
  • Singhi PD, Devidayal, Khandelwal N.K. One week versus four weeks albendazole therapy in children with neurocysticercosis. :   Pediatric Infectious Diseases Journal, 22: 268-272, 2003 
  • Nagraj R, Singhi P, Malhi P. Risperidone in children with autism: a randomized, placebo controlled, double blind study. :   Journal of Child Neurology. 21: 450-5, 2006 
  • Singhi P. Infectious causes of seizures and epilepsy in the developing world   :   Dev Med Child Neurol. 53(7):600-9, 2011 
  • Singhi P, Saini AG. Changes in the Clinical Spectrum of Cerebral Palsy over Two Decades in North India - An Analysis of 1212 Cases :   J Trop Pediatr, 59(6):434-40, 2013
  • Singhi P, Suthar R, Deo B, Malhi P, Khandelwal NK. Long Term Clinical and Radiologic Outcome of 500 Children with Parenchymal Neurocysticercosis. :   Pediatr Infect Dis J. 36(6):549-555, 2017 
  • Specialities & Procedures
  • Memberships Associations
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Specialities & Procedures

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  • CNS infections
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics Consultation
Memberships Associations
  • Executive Board Member, International Child Neurology Association (ICNA)
  • Life member Asian Oceanian Child Neurology Association (AOCNA)
  • Member, European Pediatric Neurology Society (EPNA)
  • Life Member International Society for Behaviour and Development (ISBD)
  • Honorary member of American Pediatric Society
  • Member of Commonwealth Association for Mental Handicap and Development Disabilities (CAMHADD)
  • Member of New York Academy of Sciences
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