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Dr. Ankit Parakh

Sr. Consultant -Pulmonologist
Centre For Child Health



  • MBBS
  • MD (Pediatrics)
  • DNB (Pediatrics)
  • European Diplomate of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine

Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship RCPCH
Awarded the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) fellowship 2013. Was placed at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, United Kingdom in the Respiratory Medicine division under Dr Paul Aurora.

European Respiratory Society (ERS) Fellowship
Pediatric Sleep Medicine & Non-Invasive Ventilation, from the Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK.


Presently working as a Sr. Consultant - Pulmonologist in Pediatric department at BLK Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi

Previous Experience:

  • Assistant Professor (Consultant) at Kalawati Saran Children`s Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi
  • Lecturer - University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi
  • Registrar - Lok Nayak Hospital (affiliated to Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi)  


Awards and Achievements

  • K. Sridharan gold Medal and merit award for standing first in Anatomy in the first MBBS Examination
  • Merit award for standing second in pharmacology in the college, University College of Medical Sciences in Second M.B.B.S examination 
  • Dr. L.V. Phatak gold Medal and merit award for highest marks in Obstetrics & Gynecology in Final M.B.B.S examination
  • Merit award for standing second in Medicine in the college, University College of Medical Sciences in Final M.B.B.S examination 


  • Life Member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics
  • Life member of the IAP Respiratory Chapter
  • Member of the European Respiratory Society
  • Member of Indian Medical association (IMA)
  • Delhi Medical association (DMA) and IMA East Delhi Branch
  • Registered with Delhi Medical Council 


Indexed Journals

  • Parakh A, Singh V, Subramanium R, Narula MK, Aggarwal SK, Shukla S. Giant Thymolipoma in an infant. Paediatr Int Child Health. (In Press).  
  • Singh H, Parakh A. Tracheobronchial Foreign Body Aspiration in Children. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2013 Oct 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Singh V, Parakh A, Aggarwal SK, Mahto D, Dhingra B, Nagpal A, et al. Inflammatory Myofibroblastic Tumor: An Unusual Mimicker of Childhood Intrathoracic Tuberculosis. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print].
  • Parakh A, Singh V. Hypoplastic epiglottis in a nonsyndromic child: a rare cause of chronic cough. J Craniofac Surg. 2013 Sep;24(5):e477-9.
  • Dhingra D, Parakh A, Ramachandran S. Retapamulin: a newer topical antibiotic. J Postgrad Med. 2013 Apr-Jun;59(2):127-30.
  • Mendiratta V, Varghese B, Chander R, Parakh A, Solanki RS. Successful management of airway hemangioma with propranolol. Int J Dermatol. 2013 Jun;52(6):750-2.
  • Misra K, Kaur S, Basu S, Gulati P, Parakh A. Acute transverse myelitis: An unusual complication of typhoid fever. Paediatr Int Child Health. 2012;32(3):174-6.
  • Pant N, Singh V, Chadha R, Parakh A, Puri A, Choudhury SR. Hair Strands Within a Congenital H-Type Tracheoesophageal Fistula. Indian J Pediatr. 2013 Jan;80(1):78-9.
  • Parakh A, Kumar D, Misra KS. Enteric fever presenting as acute ataxia. J Paediatr Child Health. 2013 Mar;49(3):E251.
  • Singh R, Kumar D, Parakh A. Fluticasone furoate: new intranasal steroid.J Postgrad Med. 2012 Jan-Mar; 58(1):79-83.
  • Kumar D, Parakh A, Sharma S. Gilbert’s syndrome increasing the transfusion requirement of child with Heriditary spherocytosis. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2012 Jan; 34(1):54-6.
  • Singh H, Parakh A, Basu S, Rath B. Plasmodium vivax malaria: Is it actually benign? J Infect Public Health. 2011 Jun; 4(2):91-5.
  • Kaushik JS, Narang M, Parakh A. Fast food consumption in children. Indian Pediatr. 2011 Feb 7;48(2):97-101.
  • Parakh A, Dutta AK. Pneumoccal vaccines. Indian J Pediatr. 2011; 78: S24-S30.
  • Parakh A, Saxena R, Thapa R, Sethi GR, Jain S. Perinatal tuberculosis: four cases and use of broncho-alveolar lavage. Ann Trop Paediatr. 2011;31(1):75-80.
  • Parakh A, Kumar A, Kumar V, Dutta AK, Khare S. Pediatric hospitalizations associated with 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1): an experience from a tertiary care center in north India. Indian J Pediatr. 2010 Sep; 77(9):981-5.
  • Aneja A, Arora S, Parakh A. Natural adaptation in a case of bilateral congenital terminal transverse foot deficiency. Indian J Pediatr. 2009 Dec; 76(12):1277-8.
  • Parakh A, Krishnamurthy S, Bhattacharya M. Ertapenem. Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ). 2009 Oct-Dec; 7(28):454-60.
  • Parakh A, Agarwal N, Aggarwal A, Aneja A. Plasmodium vivax malaria in children: uncommon manifestations. Ann Trop Paediatr. 2009 Dec; 29(4):253-6.
  • Parakh A, Dubey AP, Kumar A, Maheshwari A. Lipodystrophy and metabolic complications of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Indian J Pediatr. 2009 Oct; 76(10):1017-21.
  • Parakh A, Dubey AP, Garg A, Khurana N, Aggarwal SK. Cystic lymphangiomatous hamartoma masquerading as massive ascites. Indian J Pediatr. 2009 Jul; 76(7):753-4.
  • Parakh A, Dubey AP, Kumar A, Maheshwari A, Saxena R. Efficacy of first-line, WHO recommended generic HAART regimens in Indian children. Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ). 2009 Jul-Sep; 7(27):220-5.
  • Bhattacharya M, Parakh A, Narang M. Tigecycline. J Postgrad Med. 2009 Jan-Mar; 55(1):65-8.
  • Parakh A, Kapoor S, Sudha S. Thalassemia major in a child with Dubowitz syndrome. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2009 Jan; 52(1):147.
  • Parakh A, Sudha S, Dubey AP, Gupta A. Celiac disease in a child with beta-thalassemia major: a need for improved screening and awareness. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2008 Dec; 30(12):913-4.
  • Parakh A, Dubey AP, Gahlot N, Rajeshwari K. Efficacy of modified WHO feeding protocol for management of severe malnutrition in children: a pilot study from a teaching hospital in New Delhi, India. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2008; 17(4):608-11.
  • Parakh A, Dubey AP, Samanta D. Caspofungin. Indian Pediatr. 2008 Nov; 45(11):905-10.
  • Dubey AP, Parakh A, Dublish S. Current trends in the management of beta thalassemia. Indian J Pediatr. 2008 Jul; 75(7):739-43.
  • Gupta A, Parakh A, Dubey AP. Chemotherapy induced nail changes. Indian J Dermatol. 2008; 53(4):204-5.
  • Parakh A, Kocchar AM. Chemotherapy induced transverse leukonychia (Mees lines). Indian Pediatr. 2007 Nov;44(11):865
  • Dubey AP, Sudha S, Parakh A. Deferasirox: the new oral iron chelator. Indian Pediatr. 2007 Aug; 44(8):603-7.
  • Parakh A, Dubey AP, Chowdhury V, Sethi GR, Jain S, Hira HS. Study of pulmonary function tests in thalassemic children. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2007 Mar; 29(3):151-5.
  • Yadav S, Parakh A. Insulin therapy. Indian Pediatr. 2006 Oct; 43(10):863-72.
  • Parakh A, Nagar G. Proximal femoral focal deficiency. Indian Pediatr. 2006 Apr; 43(4):349-50.
  • Dubey AP, Sudha S, Parakh A. Peripheral gangrene: an uncommon manifestation of disseminated tuberculosis. Indian Pediatr. 2006 Mar; 43(3):255-7.

Chapters in books (11)

  • Parakh A. Approach to wheezing in an under five child. In: Pediatrics in algoritms. Eds: Shah N, Vasudev AS. First Edition. (In Press).
  • Parakh A, Gupta S. Managing acute severe asthma. In: Pediatrics in algoritms. Eds: Shah N, Vasudev AS. First Edition. (In Press).
  • Singh V, Parakh A. Childhood tuberculosis. In: Advances in Pediatrics. Eds: Sachdeva A, Dutta AK. Second Edition. pp:463-472.
  • Singh V, Parakh A. Bronchiolitis. Role of epinephrine, hypertonisc saline and steroids in acute bronchiolitis. In: Advances in Pediatrics. Eds: Sachdeva A, Dutta AK. Second Edition. pp:924-927.
  • Choudhury P, Dubey AP, Parakh A. Presentation on "Protein Energy Malnutrition" in IAP teaching Modules in Pediatrics, Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Under Action Plan 2006.
  • Dubey AP, Parakh A. "Adolescence and Thalassemia" in the first edition of the Bhave's Textbook of Adolescent Medicine.
  • Dubey AP, Parakh A. "Screening and prevention of sickle cell disease" in the first edition on the textbook on Hemoglobinopathies by Pediatric Hematology- Oncology Chapter of IAP.
  • Jhamb U, Parakh A. "Non-Empyema Pleural Effusion in Children" first edition of Dr. Praveen Khilnani textbook of Pediatric Pulmonology.
  • Jhamb U, Parakh A. "Aspiration Pneumonia in Children" first edition of Dr. Praveen Khilnani textbook of Pediatric Pulmonology.
  • Choudhury P, Parakh A. "Childhood Hodgkin's Disease" in Dr. Satya Gupta textbook of pediatrics.
  • Choudhury P, Parakh A. "Childhood Non-Hodgkin's Disease" in Dr. Satya Gupta textbook of pediatrics.

Presentations in conferences

  • “Spirometry in office practice” as faculty in “RESPICON 2010”, at Chennai on 13th November 2010.
  • “Impact of Serum Calcium levels on the severity & recovery of pediatric patients with Acute Lower Respiratory Infections” at RESPICON 2011 at Pune on 13th November 2011.
  • “Inhalation Therapy for bronchial asthma in children” at the Pre-Conference Workshop-Pediatric Pulmonary Investigations as Faculty in the PEDICON 2012.
  • Conducted key pad session on “Atypical wheezing” in the 1st National Congress on Asthma in June 9-10, 2012 at Hyderabad.
  • Parakh A, Singh V, Meena RK, Narula MK, Randhawa VS, Chandra J, Kumar P. Persistent and recurrent pneumonias in children: A clinic-investigative profile from North India. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews 13S1 (2012): N09-217: S76.
  • Parakh A, Singh V. Hypoplastic Epiglottis: A rare cause of chronic cough. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews 13S1 (2012): O11: 218: S 84.
  • Singh V, Parakh A. Flexible Bronchoscopy in children: A 13 year experience from a tertiary care center from North India. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews 13S1 (2012): K06-216: S 71.
  • Singh V, Tak U, Kinimi I, Patra S, Parakh A. Flexible Bronchoscopic extraction of Tracheobronchial foreign bodies in children: Lessons learnt - A 10 year experience from North India. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews 13S1 (2012): L04-212: S 73.
  • Parakh A, Singh V, Awasthy N, Narula MK, Meena R, Rath B. Atypical infantile form of scimitar syndrome with tracheomalacia. RESPICON proceedings 2012; EP12: 174.
  • “Interactive case discussion” presented an interesting case at the RESPICON 2012 at PGIMER Chandigarh as faculty on October 27, 2012.
  • First prize for the poster “Tropical pulmonary eosinophilia: two unusual cases” at RESPICON 2013 at Hyderabad on 9th-10th November 2013.
  • Faculty in PEDICON 2014 at Indore in the Panel discussion “Interesting Cases: Suppurative Lung Disease” on 9th January 2014.
  • Faculty for Pediatric Respiratory Update at Delhi for “Atypical wheezing in children: case scenarias” on 9th March 2014.

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