Dr. Ranjith Kumar | Paediatric Neurologist in Chennai | Rela Institute, India

Dr. Ranjith Kumar

MBBS, MD (Paediatrics), DM (Paediatric Neurology)

Visiting Consultant Paediatric Neurology

Paediatric Neurology

Chennai

Educational Qualifications

  • MBBS 2010, Madras Medical College, Chennai
  • MD in Pediatrics 2014, AIIMS, New Delhi 
  • DM Pediatric Neurology 2017, AIIMS, New Delhi 
 

Experience

  •  Feb 2017 –  Dec 2018 Assistant Professor and Associate Consultant paediatric Neurology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai  

Honors & Awards

Medals and awards:

  • Best outgoing student year 2009 – Winner of the prestigious Johnstone Medal for academic excellence from Madras medical college 
  • Prize and Medal winner from Dr MGR medical university for year 2010 from the His excellency former president of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam 
  • Ten prizes for academic excellence in subjects like biochemistry, surgery from Madras medical college 
  • Tmt. Leelarani Seshachalam of Lions club of Madras East endowment prize – 2009 
  • Best outgoing student (Male) – Dr C. Senthilnathan Gold Medal, 2009 
  • Dr S. Govindarajan Endowment prize year 2009 
  • Dr Broad Field Prize, Highest marks in university exams, Anatomy and surgery, 2009 
  • Dr JAS Masilamani memorial prize, Highest marks in all university exam 
  • Dr Nanjunda Rao gold medal for proficiency in surgery 
  • Dr S. Govind Reddy Medal first marks in pathology and microbiology 
  • Dr KV Bhatt memorial prize highest marks in university examinations in pathology, microbiology and community medicine 
  • Dugar welfare foundation prize, Highest marks in university surgery and biochemistry 
  • Won many regional and national mediquiz competitions 
Medical quizzes:
  • Winner of NNF North Zone Neonatology quiz - 2013 
  • Runner up in Delhi IAP PG quiz - 2013 
  • Winner of Medigencon Quiz – 2013 
  • Runner up PHOCON quiz - 2013 
  • Runner up at AOCN child neurocon quiz – 2012 
  • Winner Quiz Child Neurocon Kolkata -2015 
Best Poster Awards:
  • "Body Image Perception in Urban School-going Adolescents" - 1st prize, 3rd Biennial meeting of Indian Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology at Bengaluru 
  • Winner – 2nd prize for best poster: Cerebral Venous Sinus thrombosis Tubercular meningitis and Moya Moya pattern of vasculopathy: A rare combination 
  • "Nuclear – Mitochondrial cross-talk: Implications in mitochondrial function and disease pathophysiology" received first prize in poster presentation in Third National Conference of the Society for Indian Academy of Medical Genetics (SIAMG) 2016 held in AIIMS from 7th-10th December 2016. 
 

Research & Publication

Research experience:

  • Identification of perceived concerns and awareness levels on health related issues among urban Indian adolescents (Chief Guide – Dr Vandana Jain, Pediatric Endocrinologist, AIIMS, New Delhi) 
  • Sleep abnormalities and abnormal polysomnographic profile among children with drug resistant epilepsy 
  • Prevalence of smooth muscle dysfunction among children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Chief Guide – Prof Sheffali Gulati, Chief, Child Neurology Division, AIIMS, New Delhi) 
Presentations & Posters:
  • "Body Image Perception in Urban School-going Adolescents" - 1st prize, 3rd Biennial meeting of Indian Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology at Bengaluru 
  • Identification of perceived concerns and awareness levels on health related issues among urban Indian adolescents – Annual meet of IAP endocrinology Delhi Chapter, New Delhi, 2014 
  • Cerebral Venous Sinus thrombosis Tubercular meningitis and Moya Moya pattern of vasculopathy: A rare combination at Association of child neurology conference, Kolkata, 2014 
  • Leptomeningeal primary PNETs mimicking chronic meningitis at Association of child neurology conference, Kolkata, 2014 
  • Anti GAD positive autoimmune epilepsy in children: a report of 3 cases: presented at International epilepsy congress, Istanbul 2014 
  • Encephalopathy in a child with hydrocephalus: Role of EEG: International epilepsy congress, Istanbul 2015 
  • Basal Ganglia Stroke precipitated by trivial trauma: Paediatric Cohort: International child neurology conference: Amsterdam 2016 
Publications: 
  • Recurrent headache in a five year old boy. Saini L, Kumar RM, Chakrabarty B, Gulati S Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2016 Jan-Mar;19(1):143-5. 
  • A 7-year-old girl with recurrent episodes of abdominal pain, seizures, and loss of vision: Primary diffuse leptomeningeal primitive neuroectodermal tumor masquerading as chronic meningitis. Nambirajan A, Suri V, Sharma MC, Kumar R, Garg A, Gulati S, Tandon V. Neurol India. 2015 Sep-Oct;63(5):736-42. 
  • A Trembling Child at Rest, Action, and Intention: A Unique Treatable Entity. Dubey R, Saini L, Manokaran RK, Chakrabarty B, Agrawal D, Kumar A, Gulati S. Pediatr Neurol. 2015 Sep;53(3):268-9. 
  • A Combination of Moyamoya Pattern and Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis: A Case of Tubercular Vasculopathy. Kumar RM, Saini L, Kaushik JS, Chakrabarty B, Kumar A, Gulati S. J Trop Pediatr. 2015 Oct;61(5):393-6. 
  • Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis in a child with Lesch Nyhan Syndrome (article submitted to Pediatric Neurology Journal) 
  • Sleep and drug resistant epilepsy in Children: Sleep Medicine and Disorders: International Journal: Manuscript accepted
Books: Chapters and Contributions:
  • IAP/AIIMS: Antibiotic policy: Chapter on nosocomial infections: 2012 Dr Ranjith Kumar 
  • AIIMS Newborn Protocol 2015: Chapter on Thermal regulation, Dr Ranjith Kumar 
  • Dr Suraj Gupte: Chapter on Metabolic crisis: Dr Sheffali Gulati, Dr Ranjith Kumar 
 

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