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Dr. Sukumaran Kanniapan

Dr. Sukumaran Kanniapan

Paediatrics And Neonatology (Specialist)
Aster Hospital, Mankhool
Paediatrics & Neonatology
Languages Spoken: English, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu
Education: MBBS, DCH, MD (Paediatrics), MNAMS (Paediatrics)
Specialization: Paediatrics & Neonatology
Nationality: Indian
DOH License Grade: Specialist
Type of Physician: Fulltime


  • Founder and designer of the Low-Cost Incubator for new-born infants and Low Cost Neonatal Units at Government Hospitals in Kanchipuram, TamilNadu
  • Recipient of Tamil Nadu State award – 2003 for best Services

Professional Associations

  • National Faculty- Essential New-born Care (India)
  • Indian Medical Association - Life Member
  • Indian Academy of Paediatrics - Life Member
  • National Neonatology forum (India) Life Member
  • National Board Member in Paediatrics
  • Chairman-Prenatal Diagnosis and Prevention Act Government of Tamil Nadu Medical Services, Kanchipuram district (2000-2005)
  • Member District Advisory Committee of Kanchipuram (Dept of Health)
  • Hon. Medical Consultant-Integrated Child Development Services Scheme (more than 16 years) national project Member of Emirates medical association, Dubai, UAE

Professional Experience

  • Head of Department (Paediatrics), Aster Hospital, Mankhool,UAE, 2015 – Present
  • Specialist Paediatrician and Head of the Department (Paediatrics), Aster Al Raffa Hospital, Maternity and Surgery, UAE, 2006 – 2014
  • Professor and Head of the Department (Paediatrics), Senior Civil Surgeon, Government Medical Service Tamil Nadu, India, 26 years (Ret. June 2005)
  • Trainer of FRU Medical Officers in essential new-born care, District Hospitals Tamil Nadu, India, 5 years
  • Examiner in Paediatric Medicine, 8 years
  • Senior Academic Counsellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University, India, 1999 – 2003
  • Honorary Medical Consultant, Integrated Child Development services Scheme, National Project, India, 16 years (I.C.D.S)

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered

  • Clinical case management
  • Teaching