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Dr. Pritesh Nagar

Associate Clinical Director and Head of Paediatrics

Speciality

Paediatrics

Qualification

MBBS, MD (Paediatrics)

Experience

16Years

Location

CARE Hospitals, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad


Fields of Experience

  • Caring for critically ill neonates and pediatric patients.
  • Well-versed in the art of ventilation (including High-Frequency Ventilation), central lines, arterial lines, PICC lines and various necessary invasive procedures in an ICU.
  • Simulation educator & faculty for PediSTARS India
  • Belief and practice in Evidence-Based Medicine.
  • Special interest in Simulation-Based Training, Inborn Errors of Metabolism, Immunodeficiency, and Vaccinology


Research Presentations

  • Review board member of Indian Journal of Child Health
  • Reviewer for Journal of Pediatric Critical Care
  • Editorial board member for IAP TCB Journal of Pediatrics
  • National level speaker at various conferences. Invited as guest faculty at more than 100 national & state level medical conferences & workshops so far. In addition, was guest speaker on more than 200 other occasions.
  • Faculty at all PEDICON National Conferences since the year 2010 till date.
  • A poster titled “CONS Sepsis in Newborn” was presented at the Asia Pacific Conference of Infectious Diseases at Bangalore in 2006. It received the Best Poster Award.
  • A poster titled “Refractory Epilepsy in Childhood” was presented at PEDICON 2007, Mumbai.
  • Oral case presentation at AP State NEOCON 2007 titled “Chylothorax as a complication following CDH surgery”.
  • Faculty at AP state NEOCON 2009 workshop on “Neonatal Procedures”.
  • Faculty at National Conference of Pediatric Critical Care, NCPCC 2011, Hyderabad 2011.
  • Oral paper presentation – awarded as best paper at Twin Cities PEDICON 2012 – Titled “Thrombocytosis as a marker for sepsis”.
  • Faculty at 25th National Conference of Respiratory Chapter of IAP – RESPICON 2013, Hyderabad November 2013.
  • Faculty at AP State NEOCON 2014, Vishakhapatnam December 2014.
  • Faculty at Karnataka State Critical Care Conference 2017, Bagalkot May 2017.
  • Faculty at PED Allergicon, Conference of Pediatric Allergic Diseases 2017, Hyderabad July 2017
  • Faculty at RESPICON 2017, Bangalore (October 2017)
  • Faculty at Karnataka State IMA Conference 2017, Gadag October 2017.
  • Faculty at Karnataka State Conference 2017, Bangalore (November 2017)
  • Faculty at Karnataka State Critical Care Conference 2018, Raichur (May 2018)
  • Faculty at Simulus 4, National Conference of Pediatric Simulation 2019, AIIMS, New Delhi (2019)
  • Conceptualized and conducted the first-ever simulation-based pediatric critical care competition in India in 2019 at AIIMS – “SIM WARS”. The program has now become an annual event and is being adopted by institutions as well.
  • Faculty at National Conference of Pediatric Intensive Care 2019, Bangalore (December 2019)
  • Faculty at Simulus 5, National Conference of Pediatric Simulation 2020, Chennai (2020)
  • Faculty at Central Zone e-Pedicon (2020)
  • Faculty at Central Zone Pedicon 2020, Virtual Conference (November 2020)
  • Faculty at PediCriticon 2020, Virtual Conference (December 2020)
  • Faculty at Simulus 6, Virtual Conference (April 2021)
  • Faculty at Curriculum Development Workshop, Simulus 6, April 2021
  • Oral paper presentation at International Pediatric Simulation Society (IPSS) – Virtual conference, September 2021. Title: Navigating Difficult Times - Virtual Simulation Curriculum Development Training for 3 Low Resource Countries.
  • Trainer for in ATM Module by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Trainer for BPIC (Basic Pediatric Intensive Care) program.
  • Trainer for IAP Intensive Care Chapter’s ACCPP (Acute Critical Care for Practicing Pediatricians) Module.
  • Trainer for PediStars’ STEP (Simulation Training in Emergency Pediatrics) Workshop.
  • Master Trainer & founder member for IAP Respiratory Chapter’s Mini-Respire Program.
  • Master Trainer & central zone Co-ordinator for IAP TIPS (Training in Pediatric Emergencies by Simulation) Program
  • Trainer for IAP Clearing Pediatric Airway Module
  • Trainer for IAP Under 5 Wheezer Module
  • Trainer for IAP Clinical Clues Module
  • Trainer for IAP RTI-GEM Module
  • Trainer for CASPER Program
  • Trainer for PediSTARS Advanced Debriefing Course
  • Trainer for PediSTARS Curriculum Development Course


Publications

  • S. Srirampur & P. Nagar. “Older vaccines revisited”. Advances in Pediatrics – Jaypee Publications (2nd Edition); Vol(2): 422-427.
  • I.S. Rao & P. Nagar. “Approach to fever with Rash”. The Basics of Pediatric Infectious Diseases – Jaypee Publications (1st Edition).
  • S. Srirampur & P. Nagar. “Malaria Vaccines”. IAP Textbook of Vaccines – Jaypee Publications (1st Edition) 2014.
  • S. Srirampur & P. Nagar. “Approach to Neonatal Respiratory Distress”. Pediatrics for Practitioners – Jaypee Publications 2014.
  • Reddy TR, Prasad PK, Parakh H, Nagar P. Light-emitting Diodes versus Compact Fluorescent Tubes for Phototherapy in Neonatal Jaundice: A randomized control trial. Pediatr Rev: Int J Pediatr Res 2014;1(3):67-74. DOI: 10.17511/ijpr.2014.3.003.
  • Srirampur S and Nagar P. Vaccines in the Pipeline. Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics (Published September 2015).
  • Immunization Against Streptococcus pneumoniae. Shah Nitin K; Srirampur Sanjay; Nagar Pritesh. ISBN, 9789385891946. DOI, 10.5005/jp/books/12790_20. Edition, 2/e. Publishing Year, 2016.
  • S. Srirampur & P. Nagar. “Malaria Vaccines”. IAP Textbook of Vaccines – Jaypee Publications (2nd Edition) 2020.
  • S. Srirampur & P. Nagar. COVID-19 – Prevention and Education. Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics 2020;22(2):179-187.
  • GV Basavaraja, S. Chandrashekhar, A. Bansal, D. Gupta, B. Parekh, SS Kamath, S. Desai, P. Nagar, N. Shah, A Bhadra, AJ Chitkara. IAP Guidelines on Practicing Safely During Covid Era: Clinics and Small Establishments. Indian Pediatrics 2021;58:383-390.
  • S. Srirampur & P. Nagar. FAQs in Influenza (Under Publication 2021).
  • S. Srirampur & P. Nagar. Influenza. IAP Textbook of Infectious Diseases (Under Publication 2021).
  • P. Nagar. Approach to Inborn Errors of Metabolism. Twin Cities Journal of Pediatrics (Under Publication 2021)


Education

  • Involved in undergraduate teaching and postgraduate teaching at Manipal
  • Involved in the DNB training program at Aditya Hospital from 2007 to 2020
  • Academic coordinator for Neonatal Fellowship Program at the Hospital during the tenure


Fellow Membership

  • Life Member of Indian Academy of Paediatrics
  • Life Member of IMA
  • Board of Directors Pedistars India
  • Executive Committee Member Pedistars India
  • Secretary Pedistars India 2021 - 2023


Past Positions

  • Assistant Professor at Kasturba Medical College, Manipal (Aug 2005 to Aug 2007)
  • Worked at Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Aditya Hospital, Hyderabad (Sept 2007 to Sept 2020)
  • Involved in undergraduate teaching and postgraduate teaching at Manipal
  • Involved in the DNB training program at Aditya Hospital (2007 to 2020)
  • Head of Pediatric and Neonatal Intensive Care at Aditya Hospital (Mar 2010 till Sept 2020)
  • Academic coordinator for Neonatal Fellowship Program at the Hospital during the tenure
  • Co-Founder PediSTARS’ SimWars Program – The first of its kind in Pediatric Simulation in India
  • Secretary for PediSTARS India (2021 – 2023)

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