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Dr. Manigandan Chandrasekaran

Dr. Manigandan Chandrasekaran

Dr. Manigandan Chandrasekaran

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MBBS, MD - Pediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), 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 Manigandan Chandrasekaran is a Consultant in Neonatal Medicine at Cloudnine Hospital in Chennai. He is trained in Neonatal Medicine in the United Kingdom. He received specialist training in the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) at University College London Hospital (UCLH) and at Imperial College London NHS Trust. During his time at UCLH he led a research project in Neonatal Neuroprotection with translational and clinical research. For this research work, he was awarded Doctor of Medicine (MD) from University College London (UCL) in 2013. Later, Dr Manigandan worked as a Consultant in Neonatal Medicine in Luton and Dunstable Hospital, and at Homerton University Hospital in London. In addition to his clinical commitments, he is passionate about Neonatal Research. He returned to India in 2014 to join the Cloudnine Hospitals aiming to deliver high quality care to Neonatal infants in India and to provide a comprehensive Academic Programmer including teaching and research.

Alwarpet, Chennai

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542, TTK Road, Near On The Rocks - Crowne Plaza, Landmark: Cooperative Colony, Opposite Indian Terrain, Chennai

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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.


Awards and Recognitions

Awarded Neonatal GRID training for 3 yrs in UK
Gold Medal in Anatomy (SRMC & RI)
Certified with CCST (Certificate of Completion in neonatal medicine Specialist training) in UK


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MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), 1999
MD - Pediatrics - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), 2002
Diploma in Child Health (DCH) - Madras University, Chenai, India, 2005


Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK
National Neonatology Forum (NNF)
Tamilnadu Medical Council


63912 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1999
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