Dr. Mahesh Babu R

  • Senior Consultant and Head,
  • Paediatric Pulmonology and Sleep division
  • National University Hosptial, Singapore.
  • Special interests – Paediatric Flexiblie bronchoscopy and Paediatric Sleep issues

 Dr. Sejal Saglani

Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital.

She leads the Paediatric Severe Asthma Group within the Section of Inflammation, Repair and Development

Subsequent to obtaining her clinical specialist training, Prof Saglani obtained a British Lung Foundation Research Fellowship to develop a neonatal mouse model of allergic airways disease, following which she was awarded a Wellcome Intermediate Clinical Fellowship to investigate the mechanisms mediating the onset of preschool wheeze and asthma in early life. She has since been awarded an MRC New Investigator Award, and currently has an NIHR Career Development Fellowship. She was awarded the European Respiratory Society Young Investigator Award for Paediatric Research in 2009, and The European Respiratory Society Romain Pauwels Award for Excellence in Translational Respiratory Research in 2015.

Professor Saglani’s research is focussed on investigating the mechanisms underpinning the onset of severe preschool wheeze, factors predicting progression to school-age asthma and identification of novel therapies for preschool wheeze and childhood severe asthma.

Professor Gary James Connett


Honorary Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, Consultant Paediatric Respiratory Medicine, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Gary Connett is a Professor of Paediatric Respiratory Medicine at University of Southampton and is visiting professor to University Hospitals of Latvia and Singapore. He is regional director for paediatric cystic fibrosis (CF) services across Wessex and provides comprehensive secondary and tertiary specialist services for respiratory problems in children and young people.

In 2017 Gary received the Professor N Somu Oration from the Indian Academy of Respiratory Paediatrics. He has a longstanding relationship with India through family connections and collaboration with Professor Kabra at AIIMS New Delhi working to develop services for the diagnosis and treatment of children in India with CF.

His main research interests are in CF and Asthma. He collaborates with the National Biofilms Innovation Centre investigating and developing novel antibiofilm and elastase inhibitor approaches to treating chronic lung infections.

The other key focus of Gary’s research interest is asthma. He is particularly interested in the extent to which the aetiology, morbidity and treatment of asthma is related to different types of mind-body interactions and how asthma symptoms might arise through different types of stress-response mechanisms.

Dr Chetan Pandit


Senior clinical lecturer, University of Sydney, Australia
Staff Specialist, Department of Respiratory and sleep medicine
The Children’s hospital at Westmead ,Australia

Dr Chetan Pandit is a staff specialist in Respiratory and sleep medicine at the Children’s hospital at Westmead, Sydney. He completed his fellowship in pediatric respiratory and sleep medicine from Children’s hospital at Westmead.
His main interests include management of difficult asthma; sleep apnea in children with complex airways and cystic fibrosis.
He is actively involved in the development of pediatric respiratory curriculum for Sydney University.
He is in-charge of the pediatric respiratory fellowship programme at the Westmead Children’s hospital in Sydney and supervises pediatric fellows and registrars training in Westmead children’s hospital.

Dr Atul Gupta


Current position 

Senior Paediatric Respiratory Consultant and Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Paediatric Respiratory Diseases

King’s College Hospital, London & King’s College London

Reseach intrest

Dr Gupta’s research interests at the King’s College , centres on asthma and airway disease. He has written widely on a range of respiratory-related conditions and has over 70 peer-reviewed papers and reviews.


Attending in Pulmonology, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY

Co-Investigator, ALA Asthma Clinical Research Center

Associate Program Director, Fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology

Associate Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Function and Exercise Laboratory

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Special Interests:

Pediatric Pulmonary Function Tests
Respiratory Mechanics of Children
Asthma Clinical Research
Cystic Fibrosis
Flexible bronchoscopy
Pediatric Pulmonary Hypertension


Consultant Respiratory Paediatrician

Deputy Medical Director, Children’s Services

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital

 Birmingham  , UK

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Head of Regional Asthma Service
  • Head of Regional Sleep Service

Educational roles:

  • Previous Speciality Training Advisor, Respiratory CSAC, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health- responsibility for quality assurance of high specialist respiratory training across UK, development of curriculum
  • Strategic Advisor for International Doctors Training Programme at Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • Previous Head of Postgraduate Education leading transformation of postgraduate education at BCH- Recognised by GMC as the best centre for Foundation Education in the UK (2015, 2016). Education Champion Award 2016

Academic Roles:

  • Co-Lead for research in difficult asthma and cystic fibrosis
  • Abstracts and publications available on request

DR Jayachandran Panickar DCH, MD, MRCPCH, FRCPCH


Current Post

Paediatric Pulmonologist

Division chief- Paediatric Pulmonology (November 2015- to date)



Previous Posts: 

Paediatric Pulmonologist (March 2007- November 2015)

Royal Manchester Children’s University Hospital


Clinical Director for Manchester Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Network

Member- European CF new born diagnostic  working group


Published many papers in international journals- main area-preschool wheeze ,bronchiolitis and Asthma

Dr Manu Sundaram

MBBS, MD (India), DNB, MNAMS, MRCPCH, Post Graduate Certificate in Critical Care (Cardiff University), FRCPCH.

Attending PICU,

SIDRA Medicine , Doha, Qatar.

Assistant Professor of  Clinical Pediatrics,

Weil Cornell Medicine, Qatar.


Dr Sundaram worked as an Assistant Professor in Paediatrics after qualifying from the Saurashtra University, India in 2001.

He moved to UK in 2004 and has been trained in paediatric intensive care medicine with an interest in respiratory medicine. He completed his PICU training from Birmingham Children’s Hospital and had been working as a Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care Medicine at the University Hospital of North Midlands.

He is an instructor for various life support courses  like APLS, PILS and NLS. Dr Sundaram has been  invited to talk on his areas of interest at various international conference and to run the High Dependency and Acute Non Invasive Ventilation courses  internationally.

Martí Pons-Odena, MD PhD

Senior Consultant, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

Pediatric Home ventilation program

Barcelona Children’s Hospital. Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. University of Barcelona

Barcelona, Catalonia,Spain

Dr. Pons’s clinical interests include respiratory care in critical care. Active areas of research include mechanical ventilation, mainly focused on noninvasive ventilation (NIV). He has published more than 60 studies in indexed journals (H-index 10).

In 2015 launched the third edition of the book “NIV in Pediatrics” written in collaboration with Dr. Medina, Martinón-Torres, Teresa Gili and Juan Mayordomo.

Dr. Pons is a member of the Respiratory working group of Spanish PICU society and ESPNIC since their very beginning. He has been actively involved in both groups participating in research and leading educational projects like the Non-invasive ventilation ESPNIC courses. Nowadays, there have been several workshops and courses organized in Europe (Portugal,France, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Spain), Middle East, SouthAmerica, India and Indonesia.

  Detailed information in Linkedin http://lnkd.in/hP2ZFb