Dr. Ruchi Parikh | Best Paediatric Endocrinologists in Mumbai - NH

Dr. Ruchi Parikh

DNB (Paediatrics), Fellowship in Paediatric Endocrinology Consultant

  • SpecialityEndocrinology - Paediatric

  • HospitalMumbai - SRCC Children's Hospital

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Brief Profile

Dr Ruchi Parikh has an immense experience of 8 years in the field of Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology. Her passion in this field is seen in her in-depth counseling sessions, encouraging the family and the child to involve them in a comfortable, free and interactive discussion. She is trained in the field of Pediatric Endocrinology from Mumbai, under the expertise and guidance of the most experienced and senior Pediatric Endocrinologist, Dr Meena Desai. She also pursued training from the UK (European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology Clinical Fellowship) and USA. Her areas of expertise include children with Growth Disorders: Short Stature and Obesity (Metabolic syndrome), Thyroid Disorders, Pubertal Disorders, Diabetes Mellitus, Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose) , Disorders of Calcium, Vitamin D and Bones and Disorders of sex development (Atypical genitals). She is the core member of NH-iCAN program- first multidisciplinary healthy weight clinic for children with excess weight, launched at SRCC Children’s Hospital, which includes Pediatricians, Pediatric Endocrinologists, Nutrition Specialist and Child Psychologist for goal setting. She has authored chapters in textbooks of Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology, published articles in indexed journals and invited as a faculty speaker in various State and National conferences. She is involved in the teaching/ training program of postgraduates in Pediatrics and fellows pursuing Pediatric Endocrinology. Dr Ruchi Parikh is a National Executive Board Member of Indian Society for Pediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology (ISPAE), 2019-2020

Qualification

  • DNB (Paediatrics), Fellowship in Paediatric Endocrinology

Post held in past

  • Assistant Professor, General Pediatrics & Pediatric Endocrinology, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai, January 2015-June 2015
  • Staff Pediatrician, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Mumbai, India, August 2011- January 2013
  • Senior Registrar, General Pediatrics, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, February 2011- July 2011

Fields of Experience

  • Growth Disorders: Short Stature and Obesity (Metabolic syndrome)
  • Thyroid Disorders
  • Pubertal Disorders: Early and Late
  • Diabetes Mellitus in children: Type 1 (Juvenile), Type 2 (Insulin resistance) and Neonatal
  • Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Glucose)
  • Long term endocrine effects in survivors of hemato- oncological disorders (Thalassemia, Malignancy etc.) and chronic systemic illness.
  • Disorders of Calcium, Vitamin D and Bones.
  • Disorders of sex development (Atypical genitals)

Awards & Recognition

  • European Society of Pediatric Endocrinology Clinical Fellowship (ESPE) in Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom (May 2018-August 2018)
  • Awarded Best Clinical Case presentation, “Breakout sessions on Transition and Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency,” at Inaugural Endocrinology Academy Meeting “Bridging Paediatric and Adult Endocrine Disorders”, London, United Kingdom, 2018
  • Participated in 1st APPES & APEG (Asia Pacific Pediatric Endocrine Society & Australasian Pediatric Endocrine Group) Joint Fellows School to represent India, 2014, Darwin, Australia
  • Awarded 2nd position for Indian Journal of Pediatrics-Competitive Grand Rounds 2014 for the case presentation on “Unusual Cause of Hypocalcemic Convulsions: Hypomagnesemia with Secondary Hypocalcemia (HSH)”at AIIMS, Delhi
  • International Observer Program, Division of Endocrinology And Diabetes, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA (September 2017-November 2017)
  • Distinctions in Biochemistry and Ophthalmology during MBBS training

Professional Memberships & Certifications

  • National Executive Board Member, Indian Society for Pediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology (ISPAE), 2019-2020. Member of Indian Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology (ISPAE)
  • Member of International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD)
  • Member of Growth Hormone Research Society (GHRS)
  • Member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP)
  • Member of Indian Medical Association (IMA)

Publications

  • M.P.Desai, R.Sharma, I.Riaz, S.Sudhanshu, R.Parikh, V.Bhatia. Newborn Screening Guidelines for Congenital Hypothyroidism in India: Recommendations of the Indian Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology. Indian J Pediatr. 2018 Jun;85(6):440-447 & Indian J Pediatr. 2018 Jun;85(6):448-453
  • Shah R, Rao S, Parikh R, Sophia T, Khalid H. Fanconi Bickel Syndrome with hypercalciuria due to GLUT 2 Mutation. Indian Pediatr. 2016 Sep 8;53(9):829-830
  • Singh P, Rao SC, Parikh R. Neonatal Diabetes with intractable Epilepsy: DEND Syndrome. Indian J Pediatr. 2014 Dec;81(12):1387-8
  • Daphne Y, Kevin C, Anuja N, Ruchi P, Natalie C, Mohammed D, Senthil S, Indraneel B. Congenital Hyperinsulinism due to mutations in HNF1A. Accepted for publication in European Journal of Medical Genetics, April 2020
  • Chapter Author, “Hypoglycemia in an Older child”, IAP Textbook of Pediatric Endocrinology, Vaman Khadilkar, Anurag Bajpai, Hemchand Prasad. Released in 2019. Chapter 46
  • Chapter author along with Dr Meena Desai, “Normal Puberty” - Disorders of the Endocrine Gland for the Postgraduate Textbook of Pediatrics, Piyush Gupta, PSN Menon, Siddarth Ramji, Rakesh Lodha. Released in 2015. Chapter 44.10,Sec-44 (1-33).indd 2326-2330
  • Chapter author along with Dr Meena Desai, “Disorders of Thyroid Gland” IAP Textbook of Pediatrics 7th Edition, Piyush Gupta, PSN Menon. Chapter13.5
  • Article on McCune Albright Syndrome published in CAPENEWS, Newsletter of ISPAE, September 2014, Volume 18, Issue 2. Pages 6-8

Key Procedures Performed

  • Organizing Secretary/ Coordinator at various state, national and institutional Pediatric Endocrinology CMEs and conferences.
  • Poster and Case presentations at various state, national and international conferences:

    • IAP, India
    • ISPAE, India
    • IMPE, USA
    • ESPE, Europe
    • APPES-APEG, Australia
    • BSPED, UK
  • Faculty Speaker at various state, national and institutional Pediatric and Pediatric Endocrinology CMEs and conferences.
  • Teaching sessions for trainees in Pediatrics and Pediatric endocrinology

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati

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