Neonatology is a subspeciality of paediatrics that provides medical care to the newborn child especially the ill or premature newborn infant. It is a hospital based speciality and is usually practised in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU). Medical care is given to babies who are premature and low birth weight , with intrauterine growth retardation, birth defects, sepsis or birth asphyxia.Commitment, sincerity and human care is the keynote of the neonatal department.we believe not only in saving a premature baby but aims to provide a developmentally normal child to the parents. Our Neonatal level III NICU is equipped with State of Art equipments meeting international standards with Obstetricians, Paediatrician and Neonatologist available round the clock. At Sunrise we have a planned approach to pregnancies with added risk in planning optimal care even before birth. We provide counselling session for parents to be by Obstetricians and Paediatrician before birth at periodic intervals in pregnancy to allay anxiety and prepare better for the new experience. All deliveries are attended by Paediatrician to give the baby a best start. Some features include screening for Jaundice, Hypothyroidism, Metabolic screening before discharge. All optional vaccines are available in the Vaccination clinic which is open on all days.
Dr. M.H. Mohammed Saheer MBBS, MD(Ped)24 years experience in pediatric practice. He has graduated from Govt medical college Kottayam. MD in pediatrics from KMC Manipal. He has worked in Kerala Govt health services for 6 years and worked as pediatric specialist in various hospitals under ministry of health in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He has worked as consultant pediatrician in Devamatha Hospital Koratty before joining here. Presently Dr Mohammed is working as senior consultant pediatrician in Sunrise Group of Hospital for the last 9 Years. Special interest in pediatric Pulmonology, Gastro Enterology, infections diseases and Asthma management.
Dr Abey Mathew belongs to 1996 MBBS batch of Govt medical college trivandrum. He further did his MD in pediatrics at Govt VSS medical college. He did his fellowship in neonatology at KIMS hospital trivandrum. He was formerly asst prof pediatrics at sree gokulam medical college venjaramoodu. Before joining sunrise he was working as neonatal intensivist at KIMS Tvm. He has presented award winning original research papers in both national and international conferences. He heads the newborn ICU at sunrise since 2012. His main areas of interest are neonatal intensive care and newborn nursing education. He is a national examiner for NNF. He is known for his soft skills and good gentle attitude to the pediatric patients.
Dr. Neena Shilen is an eminent doctor working as Consultant in Developmental Pediatrics at Sunrise Hospital. She had done her MD (Paed), FAAP (USA). She has achieved membership from Indian Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association and International society of poets. She has a total of 20 years experience which includes Registrar Neonatology; Junior Neonatologist; Assistant Professor and acting H.O.D. in Pariyaram Medical College; Assistant surgeon with Kerala Health services; as Consultant Pediatrician for 2years; as Resident in Children National Medical Center U.S.A. for 2years; as trainee in Developmental Pediatrics for 6 months; pediatrician in U.S.A. for 2years. She also worked as a visiting scholar for Allergy and Immunology, U.S.A for 2 months and Clinical observer Neonatology, George town University, U.S.A. for 1 month.
Dr. Nitha G is a trusted patient-focused and experienced Pediatrician, serving Sunrise Hospital as Consultant Pediatrician and Neonatologist. She had accomplished her MBBS from Ambedhkar Medical College, Bangalore in 1991 and her DCH from JSS Medical College in 2001. On an overview of her professional experiences, she started as a junior doctor in neurosurgery department for 2 years at Sanker’s Hospital, Kollam. After Post graduation, worked at ICH Kottayam for 2years; at Matha Hospital Kottayam for 2years and is currently working as a Consultant Pediatrician and Neonatologist at Sunrise Hospital since 10years. She is well experienced in handling ventilator and expert in critical care management.
Dr Lekha Hrishikesan MBBS, DCH, MD, DNB (PAED), DM, DNB(NEPHRO),MRCP (UK), MRCPCH, FRCPCH
Senior Visiting Paediatric Nephrologist
Medical care for children is always a sensitive issue. Sunrise hospital ensures that this is kept in mind at all times so that young patient receives the best treatment and care for his special and emotional needs. The pediatric department lays great emphasis on the communication aspect so as to correctly understand the problems of the child and provide necessary treatment. The 24 hour pediatric emergency room forms an important part of this department.