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Sr No Name and Photograph Qualifications & Current Job Fellowship Period Centre of training Comments about utility in the clinical practice Future Plans
1 Dr Shweta Sikarwar

M S (O &G), Fellow in Fetal Medicine

22Feb2016 to 21May2016

Dept of Medical Genetics, SGPGIMS ,Lucknow I consider myself fortunate for having had this opportunity for learning .The fellowship gave a better approach and insight into dealing with genetic diseases in both prenatal cases and children.The caseload in terms of OPD and the variety of cases was huge , as was the opportunity of working directly under the guidance of Dr Shubha R Phadke. The fellowship included the unique combination of hands on OPD, USG,Prenatal procedures like amnio, CVS ,IUT ,fetal autopsy,lab ( karyotyping, microarray,MLPA) and counselling part of the affected patients and parents. The knowledge gained is very useful in the field of fetal medicine and better equips a clinician in dealing with a case right from selecting the appropriate procedure till the counselling part.I would like to thank the SIAMG for making this a very positive experience.

Incorporating more molecular methods in prenatal detection of genetic diseases and syndromes.

1 Dr. Rita Panyang Kataki

MBBS , MD (Pediatrics)
Asistant Professor Department of Pediatrics, Assam Medical College , Dibrugarh , Assam

2nd November 2015 to 1ST February 2016

Department of Medical Genetics Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow Training is very practical oriented . Learned about approach to a patient with genetic disorder and genetic counseling of families with genetic diseases. Also have practical knowledge on laboratory test i.e : karyotyping, Mutation analysis by sequencing, MLPA and microarray. Now I am quite confident when I see a patient with genetic disorder regarding counseling and what investigation to be send.

Presently Running OPD Every Tuesday for pediatrics patient. In future include the adult with genetic disease, specially women with RSA, Primary amenorrhorea and previous child with genetic disease.

             
1 Dr. Prathiba

MBBS,MD PAEDIATRICS(RRMCH,BANGALORE)

3 months( October-1st -2015 TO January- 1st  - 2016

NIMS, CDFD

 I am grateful to my institution - RRMCH, Bangalore and Dr.Adarsh, the HOD of Pediatrics, for having   given me the permission to do this fellowship program. My heartfelt thanks to SIAMG-GENZYME for conducting this unique program which enriches medical knowledge and  helps to gain experience in medical genetics.

I recently had an opportunity to attend the 14th ICMR medical genetics course which was a great experience, but my curiosity did not stop there ... At end of the course, I heard about the fellowship program. And hence, enrolled in it at NIMS, Hyderabad.

The NIMS medical genetic department has excellent and dedicated consultants - Dr. Prajnya and Dr. Shagun.

There is a diversity of cases presented to the OPD  from the different  parts of India. Many patients have visited many places to arrive at a diagnosis; this center helped those patients. With an advancing medical field in India, many investigations are now available. Interpretation of the investigation results make difference in the patient's demeanor.
Many cases which we might have read and seen in the textbook or have heard from colleagues, we get the opportunity to see on a first hand basis.

This course helps in the approach of rare diseases and of inherited diseases. It also teaches us the importance of premarital, prenatal and preimplantation diagnosis and newborn screening.

The learning process started from the first day, where there was importance of detailed history taking, careful examination and arriving at a probable diagnosis. The tough part initially was counseling the patient and trying to make them understand the disease. The treatment of many of these diseases are still in the research phase. These needed an extended counseling to patients. In this courses I got chance to take part in fetal autopsy and see the malformations, which I had only read about.
In addition to routine teaching while seeing the patient, there are case presentations, journal clubs and seminars. However it does not end here, telemedicine is done every month.

The course provided exposure to the lab at CDFD. Dr. Ashwin sir, helped me in the interpretation of investigation reports.

Two friendly residents- Dr. Karthik and Dr. Vijayalakshmi, also helped me a lot.

Overall it is great course, allowing me to take home many new concepts, knowledge and profound confidence.

I plan to do more fetal autopsy and will continue to help pediatric patients especially the genetically based ones.

             
1 Dr. Diksha Shirodkar

MBBS,MD PAEDIATRICS(GOA)

3 months( July-11th-2015 TO October- 10th - 2015

NIMS, CDFD

This fellowship has been memorable. The case load, rare diseases, observing different clues to syndromes, prenatal testing and the teaching by the consultants has been remarkable. Genetics for me prior to this course was a sentence which we wrote in the opd case papers of patients "REFER TO HIGHER CENTRE FOR GENETIC EVALUATION". Now I can go back to say I have tested the waters of this field , obviously not entirely, but atleast a bit. Would recommend this fellowship to be of longer duration. My Learning curve did experience an exponential rise.

Would want to explore this field further.
             
2 Dr N Gayatri

MBBS DGO, DNB.

1st Feb to 31st April 2015

NIMS, CDFD

It is a great opportunity given by Genzyme -SIAMG to undergo fellowship in medical genetics. This helps how to approach inherited disorders. The genetic disorders that I have seen in 3 months, their prenatal diagnosis, counselling have enhanced my counselling capacity. Helps in improving quality of life.

To increase awareness of clinical genetics and its importance. If possible to do DNB medical genetics
             
3 Dr. Subapriya K

MS (O&G). Fellow in Fetal Medicine.  Fellow in Genetics.

Fetal Medicine Consultant

  SGPGIMS, Lucknow

Knowledge of Dysmorphology and Genetics makes Fetal Medicine complete. I have started fetal autopsy unit in my center.  Genetics is extensive. But basic knowledge about cytogenetics and molecular diagnosis has definitely enhanced my counseling.

Increase the awareness and importance of genetics and prenatal diagnosis.
             
4 Dr. Sony

M.D.(Gen Med);PDF(Endo)
PG Tutor

Dept of Clinical Genetics CMC,Vellore
Oct1, 2013-December31, 2013 SGPGIMS

It was indeed a great honour and opportunity bestowed on me by SIAMG-GENZYME to undergo fellowship training in the field of Medical Genetics at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India. Medical genetics department at SGPGIMS provides a very pleasant and friendly learning environment where the rarest genetics problems are addressed.
Though the time spent at SGPGIMS was very short, every day was a new and exciting learning experience. The morning sessions, Journal club, paper reading, case discussions etc. were very informative. Not only did I learn to diagnose, plan and treat but also gained a lot of insight on approaching patients and their problems gently and methodically. I gained hands on experience in molecular genetics testing techniques and interpretation of the results.
I am extremely grateful to all the dedicated, talented and friendly members of the Medical Genetics department for all their significant contribution to my learning. My sincere gratitude to Dr. Shubha Phadke, Head of the Medical Genetics Department for her support and guidance. The department has all the potentials to continue to excel in the field of medical genetics.
I am also thankful to SIAMG Secretary Dr.Ashwin Dalal for timely help and Dr.Sumita Danda, Professor and Head of the department of Clinical Genetics, Christian Medical College, Vellore for her guidance & encouragement.

 I am grateful to SIAMG-GENZYME for the opportunity given to enrich knowledge, sharpen skills and gain experience in Medical Genetics. 

To work in areas of
Clinical Genetics/Metabolic
Genetics/Molecular endocrinology

             
5 Dr Karthik Bharadwaj MD Paediatrics September 1 – November 30 NIMS/CDFD I would recommend it for any clinician who wants to improve his/her clinical skills and academics.  The range of genetic conditions that I could see in the past 3 months has been simply amazing. This fellowship in clinical genetics gave me a birds eye view of what to expect from a career in medical genetics. Even if one is not interested in pursue a career in medical genetics, this fellowship helps you to refine and redefine your approach to inherited disorders. I believe this would be particularly useful to paediatricians, obstetricians, neurologists, endocrinologists and general physicians in their daily practice. DM or DNB in Medical Genetics hopefully
             
6 Dr Kundan Mittal

MD, PGDMLS, MBA, FPCC, FIAP, FNNF, FCCM, FICCM

Professor in Pediatrics, Pt. B D Sharma, PGIMS, Rohtak-Haryana

November1/2014
To

Jan 31/2015
Department of Medical Genetics, SGPGIMS, Lucknow Our college see lot of patients with genetic disorders and as we know many diseases have genetic basis. Having this service in the institution will enhance the patient care, diagnostics and counsel about future prognosis or outcome. This will add in improving the quality of life. SGPGIMS is one of best centre in India to offer such hand on training. We have plan to start genetic services in our institution. We have specialist in  cytogenetics  in our institution. A good team will offer better services in relation to genetics and molecular diagnostics.
             
7 Dr Spurthi Chitta MBBS, FAAP, ABP(USA) 3 months( November 16th 2014 - February 15th 2015) NIMS CDFD Knowledge of Medical genetics through this fellowship program would definitely be an asset to practicing Pediatricians. As a pediatrician one would be equipped to identify dysmorphic features in patients, learn about available investigations and treatments with appropriate referrals as would be deemed necessary.  
             
8 Dr. Abha Shalya MS OBGY, private practice 1st September to 31st December SGPGI, LUCKNOW I am planning to do private practice as a medical geneticist and fetal therapist and this fellowship has helped me a lot. It improved my knowledge on clinical syndrome and approach to diagnosis and has also observed good number of TIFA and invasive procedures. The genetic lab exposure was also helpful to learn Karyn type and QfPCR  
             
9 Dr SAMEER BHATIA MBBS, MD (PAEDIATRICS), PAEDIATRICIAN 15 NOV 2016 TO 14 FEB 2017 SIR GANGA RAM HOSPITAL, NEW DELHI 03 MONTHS EXPERIENCE UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF PROF I C VERMA SIR WAS LIKE A DREAM REALISED. Dr I C VERMA SIR IS AN OCEAN OF KNOWLEDGE AND EVEN IF I WAS ABLE TO ADSORB ONLY FEW DROPS, I BELIEVE MY TRAINING HAS BEEN PRODUCTIVE AND SUCCESSFUL. THE MODEST APPROACH TO PATIENT CARE AND PRACTICAL TIPS GIVEN BY Dr RATNA PURI WILL CONTINUE TO GUIDE ME FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. I HAVE ALSO BEEN LUCKY TO LEARN ABOUT THE COMPLEX METABOLIC DISORDERS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF Dr SUNITA BIJARNIA MAHAY. I FEEL PRIVILEGED TO HAVE WITNESSED SUCH COMPASSIONATE PATIENT CARE IN THE LEADING CENTRE FOR GENETICS AND GENOMICS IN THE COUNTRY. UTILISE THE TRAINIG IN CLINICAL SCENARIO. SPREAD AWARENESS OF THE AVAILABILITY OF VARIOUS GENETIC TESTING AND THERAPEUTIC MODALITIES AVAILABLE IN OUR COUNTRY ACT AS RESOURCE PERSON FOR THE SAME
             
10 Dr. Nisha. M MBBS, MD (Paediatrics), Fellowship in Paediatric Genetics. 1/1/17 to 31/3/17 SAT Hospital and Genetic Lab, CDC, Govt. Medical College , Trivandrum,Kerala. The fellowship program was very useful. I had a great opportunity of working with Dr. Sankar and his excellent lab team. I have seen many rare interesting clinical cases in the genetic clinic. Also met with many difficult Counseling scenarios, antenatal cases, pre and post test counseling. As I have done fellowship in pediatric Genetics earlier, this training gave me an opportunity to have a hands on experience in Karyotyping, DNA isolation, PCR and in depth knowledge of mutation analysis by sequencing. Also I was able to clarify many of my lab related doubts with the excellent genetic lab team. I presented poster in "Manipal Genetics Update on Genetic Counseling ", March 3rd & 4th , 2017, which won the first prize. I am grateful to Genzyme, SIAMG for having given me this great opportunity. To work more in the field of genetics. To increase the awareness of genetic diseases among public and provide proper genetic counseling.
 
 
 
     
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