Nirav Patel

Dr. Nirav PatelDCH (PEDIATRICS), Fellowship in Neonatology (NNF)

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  • Qualification

    DCH (PEDIATRICS), Fellowship in Neonatology (NNF)

  • Certification

    • Fellowship in Neonatology (National Neonatology Forum)

  • Awards & Achievements

    • 1st in college in DCH final year examination

Clinical Experience

  • Dr Nirav during his residency period in prestigious Kasturba Medical College & Hospital, Manipal, Karnataka gained knowledge in handling a variety of Pediatric and Neonatal cases. Got opportunity to led a team of Residents during the final year, was given the opportunity of decision making in the line of management and of the critical patients under guidance of expert Pediatric Professors.
  • As KMC Manipal is the one of the best tertiary care referral center with level III NICU and PICU in south India, during the Residency period got a hands-on experience in the management of Extreme preterm neonates and critically ill children.
  • Academic activity with clinical skills has been always a key characteristic of South Indian Institutions like KMC Manipal. He was used to attend and present various topics in Seminars like, Clinical Case discussion, Journal clubs, monthly statistical analysis and mortality assessment.
  • KMC manipal infrastructure had 6 PICU beds along with 6 bedded SICU where he managed cases such as Shock, Raised ICP, Acute liver failure, ARF, CCF, Status epilepticus, Status asthamaticus, ARDS, Pneumonia, Sepsis, Dengue, DIC and Febrile neutropenia. In SICU he was managing complicated patients referred from various departments such as pediatric surgery, pediatric orthopedics, pediatric neurosurgery, pediatric spine surgery, ENT surgery, plastic surgery- burns, post renal transplant and pediatric ophthalmic surgery.
  • In highly equipped NICU and PICU of KMC Manipal he had opportunity to learn various types of non-invasive ventilation like CPAP, HHHFNC and BiPAP along with Conventional ventilation and HFO ventilation with Inhaled Nitric Oxide (iNO).
  • He managed chemotherapy patients who were treated under experienced professors like Dr Pushpa Kini & Dr Nalini Bhaskarananda. Under their guidance he had opportunity to treat the patients of pediatric cancer.
  • He joined National Neonatology Forum Fellowship Programme in 2017, as a Senior Registrar and fellow. During this period, he got the opportunity to look after 18 bedded tertiary level neonatal ICU. He has managed extremely premature babies (weight less then 1000 grams) with RDS, HsPDA, Sepsis, MODS, AOP, IVH, Neonatal hyperbilirubinemia with Exchange transfusion, Complex congenital heart diseases and various Congenital anomalies of skeletal, neurological, hepatobilliary systems.
  • He got immense experience to manage the cases like severe MAS, PPHN, Inborn error of metabolism, ARF, Metabolic disorders, Tubular disorder, Shock, Seizures, DSD, Endocrine disorder, Hematological disorders, New and Old BPD, CLD. Also treated the cases like CDH, TEF, Billiary atresia, Intestinal obstruction, Intestinal atresia, ARM, Hirschsprung disease, Hydrocephalus, Airway anomaly, Tracheostomy, Intra-abdominal masses.
  • He has presented oral and poster papers in various International, National and State conferences and CMEs.

Proficient in procedures

  • Endotracheal intubation
  • Umbilical venous catheterization
  • PICC line, Femoral and IJV insertion
  • Percutaneous arterial line insertion
  • Umbilical arterial line insertion
  • Blood exchange transfusion
  • Central venous cannulation
  • Defibrillation and cardioversion
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Pleural tap & Intercostal chest tube insertion
  • Abdominal paracentesis
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Liver biopsy

 

  • Dr. Nirav Patel is the youngest director at Orange Neonatal & Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Chandkheda, Ahmedabad.
  • He believes in team work, as “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together”.
  • He is interested in socializing by helping many NGOs for social causes for the underprivileged children. He started gaining experience as a team leader since his old school days which makes him an efficient counsellor.
  • When he is not on duty, he loves going for long drives, playing piano, writing poems & cycling.