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Dr. Sai Shankar

Dr. Sai Shankar

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MBBS, MD - Pediatrics, Neonatal Intensive Care Fellowship (UK)





Paediatric Intensivist


13 Years Experience Overall  (13 years as specialist)

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Dr Sai Shankar is a pediatric intensivist and a neonatologist with over a decade experience in general pediatric and intensive care practice. He has worked in some of the most prestigious Children’s Hospitals across the globe including UK and Australia. His special area of interest including care of extreme premature babies, post-operative care of pediatric general and cardiac patients, advanced ventilation and pediatric ECMO and VAD (ventricular assist device). His other expertise include focused echocardiography, point of care ultrasound, USG guided vascular access and simulations in ICU. Qualification and Area of expertise :After pursuing MD in pediatrics from Bangalore Medical College he worked in some of the corporate hospitals in Bangalore including Manipal Hospital and Columbia Asia. He was sponsored International training fellowship by the Royal College of Pediatric and Child health, London to expertise in pediatric and cardiac critical care at Southampton General Hospital, UK. He was also offered Neonatal fellowship training at Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust where he fine-tuned his skills in care involving extreme premature babies, care of babies with birth asphyxia and whole body cooling . Before joining Sakra , Dr Sai Shankar did his two years fellowship training in pediatric intensive care at The Royal Children’s Hospital ( RCH ) , Melbourne , Australia. RCH is one of the world’s best Children’s Hospital and his training here involved taking care of children following open heart surgery , heart , liver and kidney transplant and care of patients on ECMO and VAD ( ventricular assist devices ). He has independently retrieved some of the sickest children via both land and air ambulance. Certification :Focused Echocardiography in Emergency Life Support (FEEL) – King’s College , London , UKEchocardiography of congenital heart disease – Birmingham Children’s Hospital , UK Advanced simulation in Human Factors at Oxstar – John Radcliffe , Oxford , UK International Pediatric Simulation Workshop ( WFPICS ) – Istanbul Pediatric ECMO workshop – Brisbane, Australia

Bellandur, Bangalore

Sakra World Hospital


52/2 and 52/3, Devarabeesanahalli Flyover, Kariyammana Agrahara, Outer Ring Road, Marathahalli, Landmark: Near Passport Office and Opposite Intel, Bangalore

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09:30 - 03:30


Common questions & answers

Q: Who is a Paediatrician?

A: A paediatrician or a child specialist is a doctor who manages the health of your child. A paediatrician is trained to manage the physical, behavioural, and mental health of a child. A child specialist is trained to treat childhood illnesses, from minor health issues to serious health disorders. A child can be treated by a paediatrician right from birth.

Q: What is the age range of children which a Paediatrician can treat?

A: Paediatricians can treat a child right from birth. From birth till 2 years, there may be many visits to the paediatrician. From age 2 to 5 years, there will be once a year “well-child” visits. After the age of 5 years, paediatric visits will be done annually. Up to the age of 18 years, you can visit a paediatrician.

Q: Can a Paediatrician perform surgery?

A: Paediatricians are concerned with the physical and mental well being of children. Paediatric surgeons specialize in surgeries. A paediatrician can also perform surgeries with the necessary training. Paediatricians may only evaluate and treat children through non-invasive procedures. Paediatric surgeons perform minor surgeries like removal of foreign bodies to major surgeries like cardiac surgery.

Q: What does a paediatrician do?

A: A paediatrician is trained to perform procedures like: vaccine administration, treat dislocated shoulders or elbows, treat minor injuries, remove foreign bodies, split brown bones, perform circumcision. Apart from these specific procedures paediatricians also ensure well-being of the child through routine examinations. They also handle conditions that affect new born children.

Q: How is a Paediatrician different from a general physician?

A: Paediatricians and physicians are both doctors, but treat patients belonging to different age groups. Paediatricians specialize in treating patients aged 18 years and younger, while general physician treats patients above the age of 18 years. Paediatricians focus on providing medical care to infants, children and teenagers. Physicians may specialize in certain field of medicine.


MBBS - M S Ramaiah Medical College, 2003
MD - Pediatrics - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 2007
Neonatal Intensive Care Fellowship (UK) - UK, 2014


66581 Karnataka Medical Council, 2003

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Pediatric and Cardiac Critical Care - UK and AUS, 2018
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