Dr. Jayashree Purkayastha


Department of Paediatrics


    Dr Jayashree Purkayastha teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Subject Semester / Year
Paediatrics 7th, 8th and 9th semesters


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MD Paediatrics Guwahati Medical College, Assam 1996
MBBS Silchar Medical College, Assam 1991


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC Manipal Professor 10/04/2019 to till date
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 04/2006 to 09/04/2019
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 08/1999 to 03/2006

1.       Genetic and phenotypic landscape of pediatric-onset epilepsyin 142 Indian families: Counseling and therapeutic implications Purvi Majethia, Namanpreet Kaur, Selinda Mascarenhas, … Jayashree Purkayastha… et  al. Clinical Genetics, Jan 2024.1-16. Published online. . doi:10.1111/cge.14495.    Q1

 2.       Mounika Pedaveeti ,Faiza Iqbal ,Jayashree Purkayastha, Shruthi K. Bharadwaj , Anand Kumar    Patil,Leslie Edward S. Lewis. Comparative Growth Outcomes in Very Low Birth Weight Infants:Evaluating Different Feeding Strategies. Indian Journal of Pediatrics   https://doi.org/10.1007/s12098-023-04989-9. Published online on 11.Jan 2024

3.  Athira Sreenivas, Leslie Lewis, Jayashree Purkayastha, Vani Lakshmi R & Mary Mathew Standardizing Minimally Invasive Tissue Sampling of Postmortem Brain Using Bard Monopty Needle in Newborns with Neurological Injury. Fetal and Pediatric Pathology,   DOI: 10.1080/15513815.2023.2301448. Published online 10Jan 2024[Q3]

4.      Shruthi Kumar Bharadwaj, Smriti Bhargava, Sheila Samanta Mathai, Jayashree Purkaystha. A Term Neonate with Encephalopathy. Neoreviews. Vol 25(1). Jan 2024.e51.[Q2}

5.  Raksha Murthy, Anil Kallesh, Abhishek Somasekhara Aradhya , Shruthi K Bharadwaj,Praveen Venkatagiri, Meena Jagadish, Poornachandra Rao, Divya Chandramouli, Doddarangaiah Hema, S N Chaithra,Hellan Glory, Jayashree Purkayastha.Sustaining extended Kangaroo mother care in  stable low birthweight babies in NICU: a quality improvement  collaborative of six centres of Karnataka. BMJ Open Quality. Oct 2023;12:e002307. doi:10.1136/bmjoq-2023-002307(Q1)

6.Pais, M., Lewis, E. L., Purkaystha, J., Disha Shree, B. S. (2023). Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AMC) with Amyoplasia: A rare case. Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, Jan 2023.9(1), 58-61.

 7. Faiza Iqbal, Prashant Chandra, Aakif Ashar Khan, Leslie Edward S Lewis, , Dinesh Acharya, K.E. Vandana, P. Jayashree, Padmaja A. Shenoy.Prediction of mortality among neonates with sepsis in the neonatal intensive care unit: A machine learning approach.Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health.Sept2023  .       . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cegh.2023.101414(Q2)

  8.Faiza Iqbal, Prashant Chandra, Leslie Edward S. Lewis, Dinesh Acharya, Jayashree Purkayastha, Padmaja A. Shenoy, Anand Kumar Patil,*f Application of artificial intelligence to predict the sepsis in neonates admitted in neonatal intensive care unit. Journal of Neonatal Nursing. July 2023. ttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnn.2023.07.016

 9. Chandra P, Iqbal F, Unnikrishnan MK, Jayashree P, Shenoy PA, Elstin Anburaj S, Rajesh V, Surulivelrajan M, Lewis LE. Neonatal outcomes associated with antimicrobial resistance:  A retrospective cross-sectional study. J Appl Pharm Sci, May2023; 13(05):081–094. (Q2)

10.Moideen A,HadiEA,Barche A,Andrade JS,Verma A,Lewis EL,Purkayastha J.Role     of NeutrophilCD64 in the Diagnosis of Neonatal Sepsis. J Nepal Paediatr Soc; published in March2023vo;42(2):71-76.

11.Faiza Iqbal , Leslie Edward S. Lewis , N Siva , Vandana K E , Jayashree     Purkayastha , Padmaja A. Shenoy. Modulation of gut microbiota: An emerging consequence in  neonatal sepsis.Clinical Epidiomology and Global Health. 20(Jan2023).101245

     12. Iqbal F, Siva N, Kolibylu Raghupathy M Leslie Edward S Lewis Apurv Barche, Jayashree Purkayastha, Baby S Nayak. Probiotic effect in preterm neonates with sepsis - A systematic review protocol [version 2; peer review: 1 approved with reservations]. F1000Research Oct2023, 11:913.(Q1)

13.Ramesh Bhat Y, Juanitha George, Leslie Lewis and Jayashree    PurkayasthaBlood Glucose Levels and Characteristics of Hypoglycemia inLow Birth Weight Neonates. J Nepal Paediatr Soc.2021;41(3):336-345.

14.Maria Pais, Leslie Edward Lewis, Jayashree Purkayastha, Ramesh Bhat Yellanthoor Investigation of the Rare Association between Bilateral Vocal Cord Abductor Paralysis and Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome.  Iranian Journal of Neonatology. 2022 Apr: 13(2).

15.Mary Mathew, Leslie Lewis, Athira Sreenivas, and Jayashree Purkayastha.    Cause of Death in Neonates With Neurological Insults in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Insights From A MITS Pilot Study. Clinical Infectious Diseases.2021;73(S5):S408–14(Q1)

16.Manasi Gupta, Kalyan Chakravarthy Konda , Jayashree Purkayastha and Leslie Edward LewisFraser Syndrome With Megalencephaly:A Rare Association. Journal of Neonatology 1-3.2021

17. JONNALA CHAITANYA REDDY, APURV BARCHE, SNEHA JAGANATHAN ANDRADE, ADITYA VERMA,     LESLIE EDWARDLEWIS, JAYASHREE PURKAYASTHA. Vitamin D Levels in Neonates With and Without Seizures: A Single Center Cross-Sectional Study .Indian Pediatrics.Sept 2021 ;Vol 58:839-41.

18.Prasath Ramachandran H, Purkayastha J, Edward Lewis L, Bhat Yellanthoor R, Barche A, Jaganathan Andrade S. Levetiracetam as the First-line Antiepileptic in Neonatal Seizures. Iranian Journal of Neonatology. 2020 Dec: 11(4). DOI: 10.22038/ijn.2020.47926.1822

19.Rani Usha, Chawla Kiran, Lewis Edward L, Bairy I, Guddattu V, Purkayastha Jayashree, Varghese TC. Hand hygiene practices and training gap in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Coastal Karnataka,India. Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development. Vol 11, Jan2020.

20.Chougule A, Purkayastha J, Lewis L, Aiyappa G, Barche A. Study of Congenital    Anomalies of the Kidneys and the Urinary tract in Neonates.J Nepal Paediatr Soc.2018;38(3):176-81.

21.Syed F,Kini S,Edward lewis L,Bhat Ry,Purkayastha J.Prediction of Respiratory Morbidities in Late Preterm Neonates using Cord Blood Arterial Lactate and Base excess.IranianJournalofNeonatology.2019. Dec:10(4).DOI:10.22038/ijn2019.39551.1628.

22.Li Grace,Leslie Lewis, Jayashree Purkayastha et al. Towards understanding global patterns of antimicrobial use and resistance in neonatal sepsis:insights from the NeoAMR network. Arch Dis Child(Q1) .Epub ahead of print:]. 2019;0:1-6.doi:10.1136/archdischild-2019-316816

23.Sneha J Andrade,Anusha Raj K,Leslie Edward Lewis,Jayashree      Purkayastha,Gaurav Aiyappa.Neonatal Acquired Methemoglobinemia-Can Broad   spectrum antibiotics be Implicated?.The Indian Journal Of Pediatrics.May 2019.doi.org/10.1007s12098-019-02978-s.


Area of Interest


Area of Expertise

Neonatal intensive care

Area of Research

Birth asphyxia and hypothermia, Retinopathy of prematurity, Total parenteral nutrition in neonates

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Member of Indian Academy of Paediatrics, 2009.

NABH internal auditor.


Reddy JC, Barche A, Andrade SJ, Verma A, Lewis LE, Purkayastha J. Vitamin D Levels in Neonates With and Without Seizures: A Single Center Cross-Sectional Study. Indian Pediatr 58, 839–841 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13312-021-2304-5.

Incidence and risk factor for retinopathy of prematurity was studied in preterm neonates

2012-01-04 Raghuvamsi C Purkayastha J

ICMR-STS guide for UG students. Mentoring PG students for poster and paper presentations and publications.

Study of hypothermia in hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy

2013-01-04 Purkayastha J

Study of Total Parenteral Nutrition in very low birth weight neonates

2014-01-04 Purkayastha J

Incidence and risk factor for retinopathy of prematurity was studied in preterm neonates