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Dr. Akanksha Parikh

Consultant, Paediatric Endocrinology

MBBS, MD, DNB(Paediatrics), Fellowship in Paediatric and Adolescent endocrinology (RGUHS)

  • YEARS OF PRACTICE: 3 years
  • GENDER: Female
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Kannada
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Biography

Dr. Akanksha Parikh is a trained paediatric and adolescent endocrinologist, competent in the management of children with growth and hormonal disorders. She has completed her post-graduation from Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital.fellowship training in pediatric and adolescent endocrinology from Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore.

My Mantra

I treat, He cures

AREA(S) OF INTEREST:

Growth and Hormonal disorders in children including: Short stature, Juvenile diabetes, Childhood obesity, Disorders of puberty, Rickets, calcium and bone related disorders, Thyroid and adrenal disorders, Disorders of sexual differentiation

TREATMENTS/PROCEDURES OFFERED:

Medical management of: Juvenile diabetes, Growth Hormone deficiency, Rickets, Hypothyroidism, Delayed and precocious puberty, Osteogenesis imperfectas etc

NAME OF INSTITUTE(S):

    • Nair Hospital, Mumbai
    • KEM Hospital, Mumbai
    • B. J. Wadia Children’s Hospital, Mumbai
    • Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore

FELLOWSHIPS:

    • Fellowship in Paediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology (RUGHS)
  • Gold Medalist at University level in MD pediatrics

Dr. Akanksha Parikh has accomplished her MBBS from Topiwala National Medical College and Nair Hospital and her MD. Pediatrics from Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai. She has also worked in B.J Wadia Hospital as a senior registrar. She has undergone training in pediatric and adolescent endocrinology from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore. She worked as a junior consultant at the same institute prior to joining KokilabenDhirubhai Ambani Hospital.

Dr Parikh has dealt with over 200 children with juvenile diabetes as a part of the international CDiC (Changing Diabetes in Children) program. She is well-versed in the management of growth and hormonal disorders of neonates, children and adolescents.

KDAH Experience

Dr Akanksha Parikh runs the Pediatric Endocrinology department at the Kokilaben Hospital. She liases with multiple specialities including Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery, ENT etc for the holistic care of children with hormonal issues.

Dr. Akanksha Parikh is a dedicated and compassionate paediatric and adolescent endocrinologist who has co-authored several chapters in pediatric endocrinology textbooks. In addition to the several contributions to the Newsletter of the Indian Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology (ISPAE) she has presented various posters at national and international conferences.

Publications

  • 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
  • Publication of case report: Divecha C, Tullu MS, Gandhi A, Deshmukh CT. Acute intermittent porphyria: A critical diagnosis for favorable outcome. Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine?: Peer-reviewed, Official Publication of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine. 2016;20(7):428-431. doi:10.4103/0972-5229.186262.
  • Publication of original article – Tullu MS, Gandhi A, Ghildiyal R. Benzathine penicillin prophylaxis in children with Rheumatic Fever (RF)/ Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD): A Study of Compliance. Al Ameen Journal of Medical Sciences 2010; 3 (2): 140-145

Professional Memberships

  • IAP (Indian Association of Pediatrics)
  • ISPAE (Indian Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology)

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