Chairman & Managing Director, Rainbow Hospitals
At Rainbow we are driven with the powerful belief that to convert the ‘impossible’ to ‘possible’, one has to convert the ‘I’s and Me’s’ to ‘Us and We’. Teamwork is the very soul of our entity as Rainbow Group.
Founder & Managing Director of Rainbow Children’s Hospital.
An alumni of the Kasturba Medical College, I had a long stint in the UK working at some of the most prestigious tertiary care hospitals for children’s in the world. I returned to India in the year 1999 to establish Rainbow Children’s Hospitals. The hospital was established with the aim of being the leader in clinical as well as academics of Child care in India.
Rainbow’s current expansion plans include opening up in all major cities across India and then further expansion to tier 2 towns. And by reducing the learning curve and establishing a network of paediatric specialists Rainbow seeks to provide the best
|MBBS||1987||Shri SV Medical College Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh|
|MD (Paediatrics)||1992||Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka|
|Compulsory Rotatory Internship||1987-88||King George Hospital Andhra Medical College, Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh|
|Junior Resident Doctor||1989-90||Institute of Child Health Egmore, Madras Medical College Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|NO||Specialty/ Hospital/ Consultant||Grade||From||To|
|1||General Pediatrics & Neonate’s at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford Kent, UK||SHO||1993||1994|
|2||Neonate’s at All Science Hospital, Chathan Medway Healthcare, Kent, UK||SHO||1994||1994|
|3||General Pediatrics & Neonate’s at William Harvey Hospital, Ashford Kent, UK||Registrar||1995||1995|
|4||General Pediatrics & Neonate’s at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sedcub Ashford Kent, UK||Registrar||1995||1996|
|5||Pediatrics Hepatology & Transplantation & PICU at Kings College Hospital, London, UK||Registrar||1996||1997|
|6||Pediatrics Hepatology & Liver Transplantation, Pediatrics at Kings College Hospital & Royal Free School of Medicine & Great Ormand Street Children’s Hospital, London, UK||SPR||1997||1999|
|• 1993 – 1994:||Senior house officer (SHO) in pediatrics & Neonate’s William Harvey Hospital, Ashford Kent. It’s a large district hospital catering to south east Kent with a level 2 neonatal units & a busy pediatric A&E department of pediatrics|
|• 1994 – 1994:||
SHO in Neonate’s All Science Hospital, Chathan Medway Healthcare. It’s a regional centre for medway & southeast Kent. It’s about 30 bedded tertiary care NICU catering for the needs of extremely premature neonates & sick new born, It’s a extremely busy tertiary level NICU.
I had an excellent opportunity to learn neonatology and all the practical skills & transportation of the sick neonates
Registrar in Pediatrics & Neonate’s, William Harvey Hospital, Ashford Kent.
I was reappointed as the position of registrar level where I was supervising the registrars & training of the nurses & pediatrics wards & covering the NICU as the second on call
|• 1995 – 1996:||
Registrar in Pediatrics & Neonate’s, Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sedcub. Ashford Kent. It’s a busy district general hospital with a 24 bed NICU & 40 bed pediatric dept & 24x7 Pediatric emergency service.
In the role of the registrar I used to rotate the services with the other registrars. We primarily used to take all the decision regarding day to day mgmt of In patient, Designated OPD clinics & Outreach clinics, training the General practitioners & SHO’s, organizing the transport of sick babies & taking part in audits, training and mentoring junior staff
|• 1996 – 1997:||
Registrar in Pediatrics Hepatology & Transplantation & PICU: Kings College Hospital London. It is one of the premier teaching hospitals of London.
I spent a year as a registrar in Hepatology transplantation & pediatric critical care. Kings Pediatric department is one of the largest Hepatology department in the world & they do max number of liver transplantation the world. The following year I was elevated to senior registrar position to provide effective leadership & high quality clinical services to the children with liver diseases & transplantation
|• 1997 – 1999:||
Senior Registrar Rotation: Pediatric Hepatology & liver transplant, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Kings College Hospital London & Royal Free School of Medicine & Great Ormand Street Children’s Hospital.
I was part of the senior registrar rotation between royal free hospital department of gastroentology under John Walker – Smith (Author of Pediatric gastroentology textbook). It was a comprehensive Pediatric gastroentology department with a large care load of inflammatory bowl diseases, full fledged immunology & electron microscopy facilities. I was trained to perform entreic capsule biopsies, PH Study, Esophageal page study & upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Department used to conduct academic program wherein i used to be part of it. Great Olmond children’s hospital in one the Europe’s largest pediatric referral hospital with 600 beds pediatric multispecialty. I was a senior registrar in the department pediatric of pediatric gastroentology under Prof P Milla. I learnt to manage complex gastro auto immune enteropathy. The combination of exposure to liver program at Kings Gastroenterology & training at GOSH & Royal free made me a comprehensive trained pediatric gastroenterologist.
I used to actively teach medical students in the class rooms as well as bed side clinics. I used to do regular audits & used to take part in managerial meetings & used to take part in networking with other hospitals for shared care services, training & research, organizing transplant meetings, transplant histopathology meetings, transplant radiology meetings.
I have been the recipient of National Board of Examinations (NBE) Distinguished Teacher Award -2015 for contribution to the field of medical education in the key area of Pediatric Gastroenterology.
In 1999, I returned to India and established Rainbow Children’s Hospital – it was then a 50-bedded facility with the objective of developing intensive care services for the new born and establishing other paediatric sub-specialties.
In 2000, established the Paediatric Liver Transplant program at Global Hospitals, Hyderabad.
Currently practicing Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & liver transplantation at Rainbow Children’s Hospital.
|Text Books:||Recent advances in Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & nutrition
Acute Liver Failure: P Bachina, Ramesh Kancharla
Nutrition in Pediatric Liver Diseases
Authors: N Shanmugam, Brindavani, Ramesh K
Editor: Suraj Gupte, JP Medical Ltd Jun 2013
|Journals:||Tropical Gastroenterol 20134 Oct – Dec: 34(4): 277-9
Systematic Wangiella dermatitidis infection presenting as liver mass and obstructive cholangiopathy
Envisaged need of the children’s hospital worked hard & made it successful & were instrumental in pushing other groups to start with paediatric hospital
Authors: N Shanmugam, Ramesh Kancharla