Indian Academy Of Pediatrics

The Indian Academy of Pediatrics was formed after amalgamating the Association of Pediatricians in India based at Mumbai and the Indian Pediatric Society based at Calcutta during its joint meeting at Hyderabad in 1963. The IAP Secretariat is situated at Mumbai. Today, the IAP has around 14,000 members with 140 branches which work for the furtherance of IAP's objectives and work independently as per IAP's constitution. The IAP has 13 subspeciality chapters and 4 working groups besides various issue based sub-committees appointed by the Excecutive Board from time to time.

Mission Statement

The Indian Academy of Pediatrics is committed to the improvement of the health and well being of all children. For this purpose, the Academy dedicates its efforts and resources. As members of the Academy we shall strive for the achievement of the optimum growth, development and health in the physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual realms of all children irrespective of diversities of their backgrounds. We shall fulfill our mission through the following activities :

Advocacy For Children

Serve as advocates for the legitimate causes of children, their growth, development, health, emotional nurture, opportunities, rights, equity and justice. Serve as competent and responsible source of information relevant to the health and well being of children, to other organizations, the public and the governments.

Professional Education And Improvement

Provide and promote ethical and professional standards among the members and provide and promote education and training for the improvement of the knowledge, attitude and skills of members in pediatrics in its widest sense.


Provide leadership, guidance and support for research in its broadest sense, relevant to the health and well being of children.

Support For Pediatricians

Provide a forum for promoting the role and opportunities of pediatricians as the best equipped professionals for the care of sick children and to maintain the health and well being of all children. Remain as the spokesmedium of appropriate training of medical and related supportive professionals involved in the care of children in different settings.

Membership service

Provide services, benefits and recognition to assist and support the members for meeting the needs and challenges inherent in pursuing our mission.

Education of parents and the public

Design and conduct programs and efforts for the education of parents, the public and policy makers on their role in the promotion of health and well being of children at home, in school and in other situations.


The IAP advocates, encourages and advances the knowledge, study, research and practice of the science of Pediatrics in all possible ways and promotes Continuing Medical Education of its members and generally oversees standards for their professional conduct.

Apart from guiding its members on issues related to Child Survival, IAP also plays a crucial role in propogating the WHO, UNICEF and Government of India policies on Child survival as a "true in service" and actively participates in Government of India's child survival programmes.

The IAP organizes through its branches and subspeciality chapters CMEs, workshops, seminars, updates and conferences at National, Zonal, State, District and Local levels. It also exchanges Medical Teachers/Professionals at International/National level for disseminating, acquiring and imparting knowledge and training through various awards and research fellowships.

Official Publications Of IAP

  1. Monthly indexed journal- Indian Pediatrics.
  2. Quarterly journal - IAPJournal of Practical Pediatrics.
  3. Quarterly Bulletin - Academy Today.
  4. Books on the Proceedings of CME / Update / Symposia / workshops / seminars / conferences.
  5. Guide books for parents on health and care of children. The IAP actively participates in public education on child health care programs through print and audio-visual media.

IAP Team-2017

Dr.Anupam Sachdeva
President - 2018
Dr.Santosh T Soans
President - 2016
Dr.Pramod Jog
Vice President
Dr.Mahaveer Prasad Jain
Secretary General
Dr.Bakul Jayant Parekh
Dr.Sandeep Bapu Kadam
Editor-in-Chief, IP 
Dr.Dheeraj Shah
Editor-in-Chief, IJPP 
Joint Secretary 
Dr.Ajay Gambhir

Members Of The Executive Board

Andhra Pradesh

Dr.K.Rafiq Ahmed

Dr.Pranab K Sarma


Dr.Niranjan Kumar Agrawal

Chandigarh/J&K/Himachal Pradesh

Dr.Sunil Dutt Sharma


Dr.Ashwani K Agrawal


Dr.Alok Bhandari
Dr.MMA Faridi


Dr.Narayan S Usgaonker

Gujarat/Daman/Diu/Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Dr.Digant D Shastri 
Dr.Yogesh N Parikh 
Dr.Sandip K Trivedi


Dr.Ramesh Kumar Goyal


Dr.Shyam S Sidana


Dr.Vinod H Ratageri




Dr.T.M.Ananda Kesavan


Dr.Ashwani Kumar Syal


Dr.Sanjay B Deshmukh
Dr.Kedar S Malwatkar
Dr.Sanjay K Lalwani
Dr.Suchit S Tamboli


Dr.Sunil Kumar Agarwalla


Dr.Ravi Dutt Sharma


Dr.Tarun Patni
Dr.Ashok Kumar Sharda

Tamilnadu / Pondicherry / Andamans / Nicobar / Lakshadweep



Dr.A.Yashowanth Rao
Dr.G.Vijaya Kumar

Uttar Pradesh

Dr.Piyali Bhattacharya
Dr.Ghanshyam Misra
Dr.Shisher Agrawal



West Bengal 

Dr.Nabendu Chaudhuri
Dr.Subroto Chakrabartty

Arunachal/ Sikkim/ Manipur/ Meghalaya/ Mizoram/ Tripura/ Nagaland

Dr.Debashish Das

Services. IAP

Dr. Brig Madhuri R Kanitkar

Pedicon 2018 Observer

Dr. Brig Madhuri R Kanitkar


Dr.Uday Ananth Pai

IAP Secretariat

Honorary General Secretary, 

Indian Academy of Pediatrics, 
Kamdhenu Business Bay, 
5th Floor, Plot No. 51, Sector 1,
Juinagar East, (Near Juinagar Railway Station)
Nerul, Navi Mumbai – 400706 (India)
TEL : (022) 27710857, 27715578, 27716573, 27710118 
E-mail :
IAP Website :


“Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics”, a quarterly medical journal committed to practical pediatric problems and update in management, is a subscription journal and one of the official journal of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. The Journal is now registered under Newspaper Registrar of India, New Delhi with the Reg.No.71867/99.


Indexed in Excerpta Medica dated since January 2003, CABI Publishing.


To update the knowledge and skills of pediatricians and general practitioners, particularly physicians in non-teaching institutions and rural areas, on practical management aspects of the common pediatric problems.

Who's Who in Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics

Journal Committee



Executive Editor

Dr.S Thangavelu

Managing Editor

Dr.G.Durai Arasan

Associate Editors

Dr.Janani Sankar
Dr.S Lakshmi
Dr.S Shanthi

Executive Members

Dr.Sridevi A Naaraayan
Dr.Annamalai Vijayaraghavan
Dr.Shanthi Ramesh
Dr.Bakul Jayant Parekh(Ex-officio)


National Advisory Board

President 2017, IAP

Dr.Anupam Sachdeva

President 2018, IAP

Dr.Santosh T Soans

Editor-in-Chief, IP

Dr.Dheeraj Shah


Dr.Chetan B Shah
Dr.Harmesh Singh
Dr.Rupam Das
Dr.Ira Shah
Dr.Pravakar Mishra
Dr.Sheela Nampoothiri
Dr.Vineet Sehgal

Emeritus Editors 

Dr.BR Nammalwar


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