CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES
Dr Harsha Prasada L is Associate Professor in the Department of Paediatrics.
He is also:
A consustant Pediatric Hematologist and Oncologist
Involved in ward based teaching to postgraduates and undergraduates
Participates in postgraduate seminars.
SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING
|Subject||Semester / Year|
|Paediatrics||4th, 7th, 8th and 9th|
|Degree||Specialisation||Institute||Year of passing|
|CCT(Completion of Certified Training)||Paediatrics and Paediatric haematology/oncology||London Deanery, London||01/10/12|
|MRCPCH||Paediatrics and Neonates||RCPCH, London||01/05/05|
|DNB||Paediatric and Neonates||National Board of Examinations New Delhi||01/10/02|
|DCH||Paediatrics and Neonates||CPS, Mumbai||01/06/01|
|MD||Paediatrics and Neonates with special interest in Paediatric hematology and oncology||LTMMC and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai||01/12/02|
|MBBS||VIMS, Bellary Gulbarga University||01/01/99|
|Institution / Organisation||Designation||Role||Tenure|
|Department of Paediatrics, KMC, Mangalore||Associate Professor||01/10/2021 - till date|
|KMC, Mangalore||Assistant Professor||14/09/2014 - 30/09/2021|
|KMC, Mangalore||Senior Resident||09/07/2014 - 13/09/2014|
|K.S.Hegde Medical Academy||Senior Resident||09/12/2002 - 31/07/2003|
|GTB Hospital UCMS Delhi||Senior Resident||19/04/2002 - 20/06/ 2002|
The incidence and extent of Dexamethasone induced behavioral changes in children on maintenance treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic leukemia
Method: A prospective study, all children age 0-18yrs on maintenance treatment for ALL. A standardized psychological questionnaire is used to assess children’s mood and behavior. This study is being done Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital Brighton and the Royal Marsden Hospital Surrey. Results: The results show Dexamethasone administration does significantly affect mood and behaviour in children on ALL maintenance treatment. The results will help better address families’ expectations of maintenance treatment and help potentially identify those children at serious risk of psychological disturbance who may benefit from pharmacological intervention for symptom management at an early stage.
Study of Clinical spectrum & aetiological profile of chronic liver disease in children in western part of India
Aim: To ascertain the changes in recent trends in chronic liver disease in children. Method: A prospective study from Feb 2000 to May 2001 at LTMGH, Mumbai, India. Study population consisted of 24 children of less than 12 years of age. Conclusions: The most common cause was cryptogenic (37.5%) followed by chronic hepatitis B. This study showed hepatitis B is the second commonest cause for chronic liver disease and there were no cases due to Indian childhood cirrhosis, which was common 10-15yrs ago. It contributed for the facilitation of the universal immunisation against the hepatitis B in Mumbai.
Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women and their babies of multi ethnic origin in North Central London
Aim: To study the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in pregnant women and their offspring Method: Prospective study over the period of 6 months Outcome: A very high prevalence of subclinical vitamin D Deficiency in the newborn period as well as in the antenatal population were noted especially in black and asian population. Our study did not show any impact of low vitamin D levels in cord blood on the neonatal growth parameters
AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH
Area of Interest
Immunodeficiency, hematology, all types of childhood cancers, intensive care, Bone marrow transplant
Area of Expertise
Paediatric immunodeficiency, hematology, oncology and paediatric intensive care
Area of Research
Professional Affiliations & Contributions
- Royal College of Paediatricians and child health (124937)
- Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG)
- Teenage and Young Adults with Cancer (TYAC)
- Paediatric Oncology trainee group
- Indian academy of pediatrics
- Indian medical association
- Indian pediatric hematology and oncology group
Awards & Recognitions
- 1st Prize for the audit on newborn resuscitation equipment in departmental Audit competition Feb 2010, Imperial College Hospital London
- 2nd prize for the audit on peripheral long lines in neonates in biannual clinical audit awards in Basildon Hospital Nov 2008
- Awarded -Best out going student of the year -1997 in MBBS (Medical school), VIMS, Bellary, India.
- Winner – National Neonatology Quiz for post graduates at college, Bombay and Western India level, and 3rd prize at National level.
- First in Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, ENT, Medicine and Surgery, in university exams at VIMS, Bellary.
- Second Prize in Southern India level undergraduate Paediatric Quiz conducted by Indian Academy of Paediatricians, Nov 1997.
Effective treatment for high risk Sertoli- Leydig cell tumors of the ovary with Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) analogue.
Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2012 Nov 28. doi: 10.1002/pbc.24382. [Epub ahead of print]
A case of stage IV Neuroblastoma in a child with congential adrenal hyperplasia: A case report and literature review
J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2012 Jul;34(5):e186-7. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e318257dc47. Review
Symptomatic severe hypertriglyceridaemia with asparaginase therapy in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) and lymphoblastic lymphoma: is rechallenging safe?
Int J Hematol. 2011 Dec;94(6):571-5. Epub 2011 Nov 8
Pertussis-Related Hyperleukocytosis: Role of Hyperhydration and Exchange Transfusion.
Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Sep 23
Aqueous 2% chlorhexidine-induced chemical burns in an extremely premature infant.
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2011 Jul 11.