Roshan Adappa

Roshan Adappa CCT (Pediatrics),FRCPCH,MBBS,MD

Senior Attending Physician Years Of Experience: 15
  • About the Physician

    Dr. Adappa joined Sidra Medicine in November 2017 and is a Senior Attending Physician in the Neonatal unit. He is currently the Medical Director for Education and Middle-Grade staff on the unit. He manages the education program and is the line manager for hospitalist doctors and nurse practitioners. He has expertise in databases and is part of the VON database team on the neonatal unit and is actively involved with analysis, supporting QI projects, and benchmarking.

    He is the Chair of the Clinical Registry group, part of the Clinical effectiveness group. Under his leadership, the group has developed guidance for establishing clinical registries and support applications and plans to develop dashboards.

    Before joining, Dr. Roshan Adappa was a Neonatal Consultant at the University Hospital of Wales (UHW), Cardiff, and was a Neonatal consultant in the UK for 11 years before joining Sidra Medicine.


    Languages Spoken

    English, Hindi, Kannada, Tulu

    Years Of Experience
    • Mysore, India. Medical School
    • Mangalore India, MD
    • United Kingdom, MRCP.
    • Cardiff University, MD
    • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University UK.
    Areas of Interest
    • Neonatal ventilation, epidemiology and database in quality improvement
    Educational Interests
    • Academic interest in post-graduate teaching
    • Established an MSc in neonatal medicine delivered by Cardiff University
    • Previously Led for Education for Pediatrics in Wales as part of the Welsh Deanery
    • Currently the Medical Director for Education and Middle-Grade staff in the neonatal unit
    Medical Publications

    Journal articles

    • "Current concepts of mechanical ventilation in neonates" - Part 1: Basics. Chakkarapani AA, Adappa R, Mohammad Ali SK, Gupta S, Soni NB, Chicoine L, Hummler HD. Int J Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2020 Mar;7(1):13-18. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpam.2020.03.003. Epub 2020 Mar 11.PMID: 32373697 Free PMC article. Review
    • "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. Chakkarapani AA, Adappa R, Mohammad Ali SK, Gupta S, Soni NB, Chicoine L, Hummler HD.Int J Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2020 Dec;7(4):201-208. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpam.2020.11.002. Epub 2020 Nov 16.PMID: 33319021 Free PMC article. Review
    • Which ventilator mode? A practical framework; the basics. Paediatrics and Child HealthVol. 28Issue 9p436–438 Published: August 31, 2018. Roshan Adappa.

    Text Book

    • Applied Knowledge in Paediatrics, MRCPCH mastercourse Text book in Paediatrics. Elsevier, First edition April 2022. Martin Hewitt, Roshan Adappa.