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Dr. Akanksha Parikh

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinology
MBBS, MD, DNB Paediatrics

Fellowships

  • Fellowship in Paediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology (RUGHS)

Expertise

Hormonal imbalances in neonates, children and adolescents including

  • Growth related disorders in children
  • Juvenile (Type 1) diabetes
  • Thyroid and adrenal disorders
  • Childhood obesity
  • Disorders of sexual development
  • Puberty related disorders
  • Bone, calcium and electrolyte related disorders

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada

Dr. Akanksha Parikh has completed her MBBS from Topiwala National Medical College and Nair Hospital and her MD Pediatrics from Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital. She has also worked as a senior registrar at B. J. Wadia Children’s Hospital. She has acquired her fellowship in paediatric & adolescent endocrinology (RGUHS), at Bangalore .Dr Parikh has worked in the same department as a junior consultant prior to joining Kokilaben Hospital. Her previous work experience included managing daily endocrine OPDs and emergencies as well as being instrumental in guiding junior trainee postgraduates in paediatric endocrinology.

Dr. Parikh has worked with more than 200 children with type 1 diabetes mellitus as a part of the international CDiC (Changing Diabetes in Children) program and was involved in multidisciplinary care of young children with cancers and cancer treatment related hormone imbalances.

Awards/Research/publications/poster presentations

Co-authored chapters on thyroid and adrenal insufficiency in two textbooks of paediatric endocrinology

Gold medalist at university level in MD paediatrics

  • Akanksha Parikh, Raghupathy Palany. IAP Textbook on Pediatric Endocrinology. 1st ed. New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers; 2019. Chapter 28: Adrenal Insufficiency Disorders in Children; p. 233-241.
  • Publication in Cape News, a Newsletter of the Indian Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology (ISPAE).Pearls from ISPAE 2017 – A fellow’s perspective, December 2017
  • Publication in Cape News, a Newsletter of the Indian Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology (ISPAE). Vitamin D Dependent Rickets Type 1: A rare entity with a rarer presentation, August 2017
  • Poster presentation at the 5th Biennial meeting of ISPAE (2017),titled: Vitamin D Dependent Rickets Type 1 – A case series

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