Dr. R. Somasekar

Dr. R. Somasekar


Advanced Paediatrics

Visiting Consultant, Paediatrics

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Affiliations and Memberships

  • Treasurer, Chennai Nutricon, 2003
  • EB Member, Tamil Nadu State Chapter, 2006 – 2009
  • Trainer, Home Based Newborn Care, IMNCI, IYCF, Human Lactation Management Course
  • Past Secretary & Past Vice President, Kancheepuram District Branch of IAP
  • President IAP- CCB, 2016
  • Organizing Secretary MAMALLA PEDICON, 2016
  • President, NYCF, 2017
  • Examiner Co-Guide PhD, MD [Paeds], Dip in NBE
  • MCI Inspector and E-Journal Reviewer of Tamil Nadu MGR Medical University
  • Life Member- IAP, IMA, IUHEB

Past Affiliations

  • Madras Medical College
  • Institute of Social Obstetrics
  • Govt.Kasturba Gandhi Hospital for Women and Children

Present position

Professor of the department paediatrics at Sree Balaji Medical College & Hospital, Chennai

Honors Awards

  • Dr. R. Somasekar was the recipient of the Best Doctor award from Friends cultural academy & lions club
  • Rajiv Gandhi Award at New Delhi for conducting Maximum Medical Camps in Urban Slums in Chennai
  • Active Pediatrician Award from IAP – TNSC in 2003
  • Best Doctor Award by IMA Tambaram Branch 2015
  • Recipient of Mayan award by His Excellency Governor of Tamilnadu 2016
  • Lifetime achievement award by Lions club of Madras 2017
  • Given many- Media coverages to create awareness during the Dengue fever outbreak
  • Given IEC coverages on MR Vaccine campaign to Govt of Tamilnadu in Coordination with Department of Health & Family Welfare
  • Best Performance Appreciation Award By Govt of Tamilnadu Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 2018


  • DEAN (Retd) Kanyakumari, Govt Medical College
  • Professor of Paediatrics(Retd), Madras Medical College
  • ICH & HC, Chennai – 600 008
  • Nodal officer: HMIS/ Vigilance officer
  • President IAP-TNSC, 2019
  • Hon Secretary IYCF-CIAP, 2019
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