Dr. Anjana Thadhani did her Schooling from St. Thomas School (ICSE), Lucknow. After completing MBBS, Dr. Thadhani did DNB (Pediatrics), DCH and FCPS from Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Sion Mumbai. She pursued her interest in Developmental Pediatrics and did Post-Graduate Diploma in Developmental Neurology from Kerala University along with training from various renowned institutes across the country. Thereafter she completed her Post-graduate diploma in Juvenile Jurisprudence and Juvenile Justice from Mumbai University, and stood first in the University.
She works as Consultant Developmental Pediatrician in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai & Lucknow. Her field of activities includes Neurodevelopmental Assessmentof children with Developmental & growth delays, Physical Disabilities, Dyslexia, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Behavioral and Academic Problems.
She is the Founder Director of Niramaya Guidance Clinics at Chembur and Kharghar, which are comprehensive centers for assessment of Behavioral, Educational and Psychological problems of children and their remediation and treatment. She is presently attached to Learning Disability Clinic, KEM Hospital, Mumbai and worked earlier at Sion hospital, LD Clinic for over ten years. She is also Director of Niramaya Hospital, Kharghar, a premier 102-bedded hospital at Navi Mumbai.
Dr. Anjana Thadhani has contributed many Book Chapters & Research Publications on learning and behavioral problems in children. Dr Thadhani has been a faculty for Kendriya Vidyalaya teachers for West zone, SIES Institute, SNDT College and other institutes, delivering lectures on Inclusive Education, Learning Disability, Provisions for Childhood Disabilities etc. She is the Secretary of Indian Academy of Pediatrics, Growth, Development and Behavioral Pediatrics (IAP-GDBP) Chapter 2016 - 17. She is the National faculty and core member of the GDBP Chapter involved in formulating the growth monitoring, developmental delay and autism modules for training the Pediatricians under IAP Action Plan 2011. She is also National coordinator & Core faculty, Cradle to Crayon And Beyond, National program ( 2016-17) for training Pediatricians in the entire spectrum of Developmental Pediatrics.
Dr Thadhani has undergone intensive training in various psychological techniques like Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral therapy (REBT) & Art and Drama therapy. She conducts parental & teachers workshops for screening of learning & behavioural problems and gives practical insights into dealing with them. She also conducts counselling sessions for children, parents & adults.
Child Rights & Safety is another area in which Dr. Thadhani has been contributing. She has been part of IAP Program aimed at sensitising Pediatricians towards Child Abuse. She conducts awareness programs in schools for children, teachers and staff members with the objective of teaching them recognition and response to Child Abuse.
Dr. Thadhani has been keen on helping children from all walks of society. She started her Non-Profit initiative “PEHL” in 2011 and has been supporting children with special needs & in special circumstances. She has been volunteering with Chinmaya Aarogya Seva in their medical camps in Gujarat. She has been part of medical relief teams during calamities during Uttarakhand floods and Nepal Earthquake.