Aravanan Anbu Chakkarapani

Aravanan Anbu Chakkarapani
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Attending Physician Years Of Experience: 13
  • About the Physician

    Dr. Anbu Chakkarapani has been an esteemed Attending Physician at Sidra Medicine since November 2017 and concurrently holds an Assistant Professorship in Clinical Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine, Qatar. With a foundational postgraduate degree in pediatrics from India, Dr. Chakkarapani further honed his expertise in Canada through fellowships in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at McMaster University and the University of Toronto.

    At Sidra Medicine, he has been instrumental in founding a cutting-edge Neonatal Hemodynamic Program and pioneering innovative practices in Neonatal Cardiac Critical Care. His notable achievements include the formation of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Clinical Guidelines Committee.

    Presently, Dr. Chakkarapani spearheads the NICU Clinical Translational Research and the Neonatal Neuro-Critical Care programs, actively securing research grants as both Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator. He is recognized for his exceptional leadership in mentoring medical staff across various levels in the NICU, enhancing the caliber of care and education within the institution.

    Languages Spoken

    English, Hindi, Tamil, Urdu

    Years Of Experience
    • Fellowship in Neonatologist Performing Echocardiography, Qatar, 2020
    • Transport Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Canada, 2017
    • Clinical Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Program, Canada, 2016
    • Program Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Program, Canada, 2015
    • Doctor of Medicine (MD), Pediatrics, India, 2010
    • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), India, 2007
    • Subspecialist Affiliate (Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine), Royal College Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS) Canada
    Areas of Interest
    • Neonatal Hemodynamics and Neonatal Functional Echocardiography
    • Neonatal Neurocritical care
    • Neonatal Precision Medicine (Clinomics) Model
    • Medical Education
    • Quality Improvement
    Educational Interests

    Lead instructor for the

    • Neonatal Resuscitation Programme (NRP),
    • Sugar, Temperature, Airway, Blood Pressure, Lab work, and Emotional support (STABLE) Programme
    • Acute Care of at-Risk Newborn (ACoRN) course
    Medical Publications
    1. Chakkarapani, A.A., Roehr, C.C., Hooper, S.B. et al. Transitional circulation and hemodynamic monitoring in newborn infants. Pediatr Res (2023).
    2. Soni, R., Soni, N., Chakkarapani, A. et al. The Utility of Serial Echocardiography Parameters in Management of Newborns with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) and Predictors of Mortality. Pediatr Cardiol (2022).
    3. Chakkarapani, A.A., Gupta, S., Jamil, A. et al. Effects of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) in pulmonary hypertension secondary to arteriovenous malformations: a retrospective cohort study from the European iNO registry. Eur J Pediatr (2022).
    4. Chakkarapani AA, Aly H, Benders M, Cotten CM, El-Dib M, Gressens P, Hagberg H, Sabir H, Wintermark P, Robertson NJ, on behalf of the Newborn Brain Society Guidelines and Publications Committee, Therapies for Neonatal Encephalopathy: Targeting the latent, secondary and tertiary phases of evolving brain injury. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2021 Oct;26(5):101256. doi: 10.1016/j.siny.2021.101256. Epub 2021 Jun 12. PMID: 34154945.
    5. Chakkarapani AA, Adappa R, Mohammad Ali SK, Gupta S, Soni NB, Chicoine L, et al. Current concepts in assisted mechanical ventilation in the neonate-Part 2: Understanding various modes of mechanical ventilation and recommendations for individualized disease-based approach in neonates. Int J Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2020;7(4):201-208.