MBBS, MD - Pediatrics, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), Ph D (Applied Biology)
18 Years Experience
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Dr. Swati kanakia completed her graduate studies from the grant medical college mumbai, with multiple distinctions in various subjects. Dr. Kanakia went on to specialize in pediatrics at the same institute. During her post graduate career too she excelled in academics and received a gold medal in the dch examination. From 1992-2000 she completed her phd in applied biology with plasma borne infections in thalassemia as her dissertation topic. During this time she worked at the division of pediatric hematology oncology, department of pediatrics at the lokmanya tilak municipal medical college and hospital. She trained in all aspects of pediatric hematology and oncology during her tenure. To gain more experience in pediatric oncology she visited st. Jude children’s research hospital, memphis, usa on a travelling scholarship from the international outreach of the hospital. On her return from usa, she was awarded senior research fellow & research associateship for a period of six years by the csir council for industrial and scientific research. She was also awarded bibi chand scholarship by indian academy of pediatrics. At present, she is attached to the lilavati hospital and research centre in the city of mumbai as a consultant pediatric hematologist oncologist.She lectures extensively and has been responsible for training post graduate pediatric students in the field of pediatric hematology oncology. She is a very popular teacher amongst family physicians pediatricians and post graduate pediatric students. Dr. Kanakia has anchored 100 episodes of india’s only continuing medical education program on doordarshan 2 and has been participating actively in india’s first online training portal - healthvarsity for doctors. Dr. Swati kanakia is a recognized teacher for dnb pediatric students and is responsible for their training at the lilavati hospital and research centre. The dnb board has also appointed her as an examiner. Furthermore she is a member of the indian academy of pediatrics as well as the pediatric hematology oncology chapter of iap and ispid (indian society for primary immune deficiency). She is also a member as well as the joint secretary of the indian society of hematology and blood transfusion.In addition to her medical qualifications she also holds a post graduate diploma in business management – pgdbm .