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Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri

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MBBS, MD - Pediatrics, Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH, London, Glasgow or Edinburgh)





20 Years Experience Overall  (18 years as specialist)

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Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri is an eminent Paediatrician and Neonatologist, practising as a Consultant Paediatrician. He has more than a decade of work experience from some of the prestigious hospitals in UK and India. He got his MD in Paediatrics from Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) and is an alumnus of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in the UK. He is very passionate about developing systems to improve the quality of patient care keeping the patient as the centre focus. He takes special interests in developing interventions in the Antenatal and Prenatal period, which has a significant impact on the health of the newborn. He has contributed profoundly, to several research projects and also keens on training young medical doctors and nurses, to become outstanding professionals in their respective fields. His special interests are high-frequency oscillation ventilation, total body cooling & management of extremely premature infants.

Banaswadi, Bangalore

Ovum Woman & Child Speciality Hospital


220, 7th Main Road, HRBR Layout, 1 Block, Landmark: Near Om Shakti Temple, Bangalore

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08:30 - 09:30


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09:30 - 09:00


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 - Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, 1988
MD - Pediatrics - Kasturba Medical College, 2002
Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH, London, Glasgow or Edinburgh) - Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health, London, 2011


98057 Karnataka Medical Council, 1988
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