Dr. Rajendra Prasad

Assistant Professor

Department of Neonatology


    Current academic roles and responsibilities Faculty in Neonatology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
DM Neonatology Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 2018
MD Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 2014
MBBS Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad 2010


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Assistant Professor in Neonatology Management of Sick neonates MBBS teaching PG teaching 29/03/2023 till date
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bibinagar Assistant Professor in Pediatrics Management of Sick children & neonates MBBS teaching PG teaching 01/03/2021 to 25/03/2023
Fernandez Foundation Consultant Neonatologist Management of sick neonates DNB neonatology teaching 17/06/2019 to 28/02/2021
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh Senior Resident (Neonatology) Management of Sick neonates PG teaching Research 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2018
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh Senior Resident (Pediatrics) Management of sick children PG teaching 11/07/2014 to 31/12/2015


Area of Interest


Area of Expertise

Systematic reviews and meta-analysis, Newborn screening, Intrauterine growth restriction, Evidence-based medicine

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

Life member National Neonatology Forum

Life member Indian Academy of Pediatrics

Member of NNF clinical practice guidelines (CPG) formulation core group

NNF representative for National guidelines for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP) Trainer of Trainees (TOT)

Certified by IHI (Institute for Health Improvement) in conducting Quality Improvement Studies


A quality improvement initiative to improve management of procedural pain in preterm neonates.





2021/ Anne RP, Deshabhotla S, Ahmed SW, Ahmed SJ, Resu NR, Farooqui D, Oleti TP/ Paediatr Anaesth.

Propensity-matched comparison of very preterm small and appropriate-for-gestational-age neonates.


2022/ Anne RP, Venkateshwarulu V, Oleti TP, Murki S, Reddy GMM, Deshabhotla S, Kallem VR/ Indian J Pediatr.

Change in Score for Neonatal Acute Physiology-II Measurements for Prediction of Mortality in Severely Septic Preterm Neonates.

2022/ Anne RP, Sundaram V, Kumar P./ Indian J Pediatr.

Care practices of Indian Pediatricians for the Screening and Diagnosis of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.

2022/ Anne RP, Li J, Schaeffer E, Aroojis A, Mulpuri K, Murki S./ Indian J Pediatr.

Outcomes of very preterm infants born by Assisted reproductive techniques (ART): A Propensity score-matched retrospective cohort study.

2022/ Vardhelli V, Anne RP, Murki S, Reddy GMM, Oleti TP, Deshabhotla SK./ Indian Pediatr. 

Surveillance for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in India: Consensus Guidelines From the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of India, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, National Neonatology Forum of India, Indian Radiological and Imaging Association, Indian Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India, and Indian Orthopaedic Association.

2022/ Aroojis A, Anne RP, Li J, Schaeffer E, Kesavan TMA, Shah S, Patwardhan S, Karnik A, Thanawala U. / Indian Pediatr. 

A Survey of Less Invasive Surfactant Administration Usage in India.

2022/ Pawale D, D S, Anne RP, Oleti T, Murki S, Fursule A./ Indian J Pediatr

Short-term Outcome of Manually Ventilated Outborn Neonates Admitted in Pediatric Emergency of a Developing Economy.

2022/ Anne RP, Angurana SK, Kumar P, Sundaram V. /J Postgrad Med Edu Res. 

Clinical and Morphological Characteristics of Ectopic Thyroid gland in Children: A series of 24 patients from Northwest India.

2017/ Dayal D, Prasad R, Kumar R, Sodhi KS, Bhattacharya A, Didi M. Pediatria Polska.

Spectrum of Extrathyroidal Congenital Malformations in a Cohort of North Indian Children with Permanent Primary Congenital Hypothyroidism.

2017/ Dayal D, Prasad R, Bhunwal S, Kumar R, Kumar RM, Sodhi KS./ Thyroid Research and Practice.

The impact of a quality improvement project to reduce admission hypothermia on mortality and morbidity in very low birth weight infants.

2020/ Sharma D, Murki S, Kulkarni D, Pawale D, Vardhelli V, Anne RP, Oleti TP, Deshabhotla S./ Eur J Pediatr.