Dr Ponni Sivaprakasam

Department: Paediatrics

Designation: Senior Consultant – Pediatric oncology

Qualification: MBBS, MRCPCH (London)

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Dr Ponni Sivaprakasam has an overall experience of 17 years and is currently working as a Consultant at Gleneagles Global Health City. She is listed as a JACIE inspector by EBMT (European Blood and Marrow transplantation) group, which involves inspecting other centers applying for JACIE accreditation and maintaining it. She has diagnosed and worked with cancer patients. She has been responsible for ongoing management for the patient and continuity including follow-up care. She also plays a key role in teaching juniors on Pediatric Haemato-Oncology Fellowship Program.

She has also taken up a managerial role in developing the paediatric oncology block (newly constructed). This involved recruiting new nurses, dieticians, social workers and an oncology pharmacist.

Experience

Experience:

  • Present
  • Consultant, Gleneagles Global Health City

  • July 11 to March 13
  • Fellow, BMT & co-ordination Bristol Royal Hospital for Children Pediatric & Adult BMT

  • Jan 11 to July 11
  • Consultant, Pediatric Oncology Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Centre

  • Jan 10 to Jan 11
  • Consultant, Pediatric Oncology Cancer Institute

  • June 07 to Sept 09
  • Fellowship Clinical – The Hospital for Sick Children

  • Aug 06 to May 07
  • Staff Grade-Oncology (Pediatric/Adolescent Oncology), Christie’s Hospital

  • Feb 03 to Aug 06
  • Senior SHO

Expertise

  • Phlebotomy cannulation
  • Bone marrow aspirate
  • Bone marrow trephine
  • Bone marrow harvest
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Delivery of intrathecal chemotherapy
  • Accessing Ommaya Reservoir and administering chemotherapy

Publications

  • Mesenchymal stromal cells for the treatment of steroid-resistant acute graft versus host disease: Factors influencing clinical responses – Biol Blood Marrow Transplant.
  • Incidence of adenovirus infection in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients: Findings from the advance study – Biol Blood Marrow Transplant.

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