Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College

Acharya Donde Marg, Parel,
Mumbai 400 012. India.
Tel.: 91-22-2410 7000 Fax: 91-22-2414 3435

Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia

Background History

The Department of Paediaric Anaesthesia was established on 8th April 2018 with an intake capacity of two DM admissions and two Fellows per year.


Sections Units Branches



Sr.No. Name Designation
1 Dr Harick Shah Assistant Professor
2 Dr Aarti Baghele Bonded Assistant Professor
3 Dr Barkha Agrawal Bonded Assistant Professor


Sr.No. Name Designation
Dr Karthika Rajan
3rd year DM Resident
2 Dr Swarup Ray 3rd year DM Resident
3 Dr Praveen Benjamin Dennis 2nd year DM Resident
4 Dr Nikhil Kesarkar 2nd year DM Resident
5 Dr Amrit Kaur 1st year DM Resident
6 Dr Vishal Saxena 1st year DM Resident
7 Dr Priyanka Muneshwar Fellow
8 Dr Akhil Goel Fellow


Sr.No. Name Designation
1 Digvijay Jaideepsingh Deore House officer


Activities of the department from January 2019 to August 2019


Academic events/ CMEs conducted:

  1. Low flow Anaesthesia and lung protective ventilation-Conference+ Workshop on 20th January 2019.
  2. Workshop on Midline insertion – 8th April 2019
  3. Paediatric Airway and Mechanical Ventilation- An Update –CME on 30th June 2019


News paper mentions/ Media:

  1. Dr Nandini Dave (Addl. Professor and Head in charge)was invited to speak on Paediatric Anaesthesia for the program “AROGYA SAMPADA” (health education program) which was live telecasted on national channel DD Sahyadri on 25th April 2019



  1. Dr Swarup Ray (2nd year DM Resident) won 1st prize for video presentation “A new paradigm in patient monitoring- Oxygen Reserve Index” at CME conducted by ISA Boriwalli on 25th May 2019
  2. Dr Karthika Rajan (2nd year DM Resident) won 1st prize for paper presentation “Perfusion index as a predictor for working paediatric caudal block under general anaesthesia- A Prospective Observational Study” in the superspeciality category at Staff Society Scientific meeting held on 19th July 2019 at KEM
  3. Dr Aarti Baghele (3rd year DM Resident) won 1st prize for poster presentation “Effect of pre-operative education on anxiety in children undergoing day-care surgery” in the superspeciality category at Staff Society Scientific meeting held on 19th July 2019 at KEM



  1. Parekh A, Dias R, Dave N. Correlation between skin-epidural space diatance with weight, age, and height in paediatric patients. Indian J Anaesth. 2019;63(2):143–146. doi:10.4103/ija.IJA_310_18
  2. Dias R, Dave N, Agrawal B, Baghele A. Correlation between bispectral index, end-tidal anaesthetic gas concentration and difference in inspired–end-tidal oxygen concentration as measures of anaesthetic depth in paediatric patients posted for short surgical procedures. Indian J Anaesth 2019;63:277-83
  3. Karnik PP, Dave NM, Shah HB, Kulkarni K. Comparison of ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block versus local infiltration during paediatric laparoscopic surgeries. Indian J Anaesth 2019;63:356-60
  4. Kesarkar, N. , Kulkarni, K. and Dave, N. (2019), Cascade sign: A guide to sonographic confirmation of central venous catheter position. Pediatr Anaesth, 29: 772-773. doi:1111/pan.13674
  5. Dennis PB, Dave N, Shah H, Dias R. A novel use of ultrasound for the extraction of a fractured umbilical arterial catheter. Indian J Anaesth 2019;63:660-2
  6. Baghele A, Dave N, Dias R, Shah H. Effect of preoperative education on anxiety in children undergoing day-care surgery. Indian J Anaesth. 2019;63(7):565–570. doi:10.4103/ija.IJA_37_19
  7. Efficacy and Safety of videolaryngoscopy guided verbal feedback to teach neonatal and infant intubation. A Prospective Randomised Cross over Study-Saran A, Dave NM, Karnik PP- Accepted for publication in Indian journal of Anaesthesia
  8. “Lock Jaw – An Airway Nightmare” –Rajan K,Dave NM,Dias R,Shah H- Accepted for publication in Medical Journal of Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth
  9. “Accuracy of ECG Guidance for Depth of Insertion of Central Venous Catheters in Children: A prospective observational study.” Shah H, Dave NM- Accepted for publication in Medical Journal of Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth
First Anniversary celebrations:
  • The department of Paediatric Anaesthesia celebrated its 1st Anniversary on 8th April 2019 followed by short focused workshop on midline insertion.


New Machine/ technology/ New endeavor:
  1. Oxygen Reserve Index (ORi TM )-Masimo monitor: a new equipmentto detect impending desaturation during apnoeic ventilation for retrieval of foreign body in the airway for children under anaesthesia
  2. Real time intra-operative Ultrasound is performed by us in various situations of surgical diagnostic dilemmas and to aid in better patient care
  3. Target Controlled Infusion pump was bought by the department for the administration of Total Intravenous Anaesthesia in children
  4. Started Paediatric anaesthesia services for MRI since January 2019 on all Saturdays and Mondays from 9am to 4 pm
  5. Started Paediatric Anaesthesia OPD services since March 2019 on all Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm.
Announcements for any future event:
  • Intrathecal injection of the drug Spinraza in children with Spinal muscular atrophy – a part of National project in conjunction with the Department of Paediatrics,KEM is under discussion.

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