Dr Harsha Prasad L

Assistant Professor

Department of Paediatrics

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Dr Harsha Prasada L is Assistant 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 Subject code Semester
Paediatrics 213 4th, 7th, 8th and 9th

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

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

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Mangalore Assistant Professor 14/09/2014 - till date
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

Childhood leukaemia

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.

Lashkari HP Lashkari HP Albanese A Okoye B

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

Lashkari HP Aabideen K Vaidya S

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?

Lashkari HP Lancaster D Atra A Champion MP

Int J Hematol. 2011 Dec;94(6):571-5. Epub 2011 Nov 8

Pertussis-Related Hyperleukocytosis: Role of Hyperhydration and Exchange Transfusion.

Lashkari HP Karuppaswamy S Khalifa K.

Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Sep 23

Aqueous 2% chlorhexidine-induced chemical burns in an extremely premature infant.

Lashkari HP Chow P Godambe S

Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2011 Jul 11.