Dr. Shagun Walia

Consultant - Pediatrics

Profile Summary

She did her graduation (MBBS) from GMC Patiala, Punjab. Following this, she did her post graduation (MD Pediatrics) from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (Manipal University) where she got experience of managing varied categories of patients in NICU, PICU, Nutritional Rehabilitation Ward, Infective diseases, IPDs and OPDs with training in various ICU and Ward procedures.

After post graduation, she did Senior Residency initially in Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Liver Transplant Unit in Medanta, The Medicity, Gurgaon where she developed excellent clinical acumen in management of pediatric GI and liver disorders (Work experience – 8 months). Following this, she did her Senior Residency in Lady Hardinge Medical college, New Delhi (400 bedded Pediatric Hospital of national fame – Kalawati Saran children Hospital) with training in Various super specialty clinics like Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric TB & infective diseases management (Like Malaria, Dengue, Scrub Typhus, Leptospirosis, Brucellosis etc), Pediatric Neurology & Pediatric Nephrology Clinics. She had around 9 months of training in PICU with state of the art facilities. Then she did 1 year of Senior Residency in GMC Patiala where she was posted in INBORN NURSERY & managed all kinds of sick newborns (Preterms, Respiratory failure, Seizures, Birth asphyxia, Shock, Sepsis, DVET for sclerema as well as severe jaundice, MAS etc).

In year 2021-2022, she was Attending Consultant in Pediatrics & Neonatology in Motherhood Chaitanya Hospital where she was working in Level 3 NICU, PICU with availability of all advanced facilities like Advanced ventilation (HFOV), POCUS, Therapeutic hypothermia etc. While pursuing this job, she also got training in Breastfeeding and related issues through a special course and became an ACLP (Advanced Certified Lactation Professional) and aims to establish her own Breastfeeding Clinic. She has lot of experience with management of MISC cases post COVID pandemic.

Job Experiences

  • Attending Consultant in Pediatrics & Neonatology at Motherhood Chaitanya Hospital, Chandigarh from May 2021 – March, 2022

Area of Expertise

  • Essential and Emergency newborn care and resuscitation
  • High risk newborn follow up ‘
  • Nutrition – counseling for complementary feeding and infant and young child feeding
  • Growth monitoring & disorders – weight, height and head growth issues
  • Development assessment & early brain growth and stimulation strategies
  • Immunisation for well and high risk children
  • Asthma, allergies management
  • Breastfeeding and management of issues related to it – Breastfeeding, maintenance of exclusive breastfeeding, inverted / flat / cracked / sour nipples, decreased milk supply and solutions, latch correction, counseling on breastfeeding (Antenatal and postnatal), breastfeeding twins, engorged breasts etc
  • Various daily issues requiring counseling – Sleep & toilet training, constipation and loose stools, behavioural issues, dietary deficiencies, learning disabilities in school, regurgitation and recurrent vomiting episodes
  • Puberty and related issues – PCOS, delayed / early puberty
  • Endocrinological issues – Type 1 diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Rickets and vitamin d disorders
  • Infective diseases – for OPD, ICU and Ward management of diseases like Typhoid, Dengue, Malaria, UTI, Sepsis, Tuberculosis, Viral Hepatitis, Scrub Typhus, Meningitis, Meningo-encephalitis
  • Neurological disorders like – Seizure disorder, ADEM, GBS
  • MISC and other post covid complications
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Management of sick patients in NICU – RDS, MAS, Shock, Sepsis, Jaundice (DVET), Birth asphyxia, Seizures, Neonatal resuscitation etc
  • Manangement of sick patients in PICU – Asthma exacerbation, respiratory failure due to severe pneumonia / ARDS, Shock, Sepsis, Myocarditis, Heart failure, Hepatic failure, Metabolic disturbances like Celiac and CAH crisis, Infective diseases like Dengue, TB, Scrub typhus, AES (Acute encephalitis syndrome), status epilepticus, Febrile seizures, Diabetic ketoacidosis etc
  • Management of Dog bite and Immunoglobulin administration and vaccination

Conferences & Course Attended

  • 12th national conference of Rheumatology and 3rd Kawasaki disease Summit 2014
  • National PEDICON 2015
  • National PEDICON 2016
  • E-Endocon 2020
  • Pedicriticon – 2020
  • E-pulmocon 2020