Awards & Achievements



  • National Secretary, IAP, Growth Development Behavioral Paediatrics 2016-17, Joint Secretary of IAP Growth, Development and Behavioral Pediatrics Chapter 2007-8, 2009-10 & 2011-13, Treasurer for year 2014-2015.
  • National coordinator & core faculty, Cradle to Crayon National program for training Pediatricians on Developmental Pediatrics & conducted numerous workshops across the country in the years 2016-17 and 2017-18.
  • National Faculty, Core team member (GDBP Chapter IAP) for formulating Modules on Developmental Delay, Growth Monitoring and Autism under IAP Action plan for year 2010-11. National faculty for the same at Mumbai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Surat and other cities.
  • Director, PEHL Services, an NGO working with childhood disabilities and underprivileged children at Mumbai & Lucknow.
  • Member of State Government committee for Childhood Disabilities on recommendation for provisions for various Childhood Disabilities.
  • Member of Beti Bachao Beti Padhao committee for the state of Maharashtra.
  • Member of Final Inquiry Committee for conducting inquiries in cases of Abuse in Kendriya Vidyalayas across West Zone.
  • Member of National Consultative committee on Fragile X Syndrome for formulating recommendation for the Practising Pediatricians.
  • National Faculty, Child Rights and Protection Program deeply involved in training of Pediatricians and other healthcare workers / teachers for identification and reporting of child abuse and neglect and its management (UNICEF-supported). Trainer for the TOT workshop for the CRPP at Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh & Bareilly held in the year 2007 -2008.
  • Guest Editor, Indian Journal of Growth, Development and Behavioral Pediatrics special issue released at PEDICON 2008.
  • Organizing secretary of 7th National conference of GDBP Chapter of IAP at Mumbai in 2008.
  • Faculty at Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) National Conference – PEDICON & State conferences MAHAPEDICON, UP-PEDICON.
  • Co-Convener and National faculty for Pre-conference workshop on ‘Specific learning disabilities’ (PEDICON) 2007 at, LTMG Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Co-convener of the Child Rights and Protection Program (TOT) workshop in Mumbai held in December 2007.

Book chapters

  • Specific Learning Disability: Clinical Features and Diagnosis. Chapter Contribution to ‘Childhood Disability: A Pediatrician’s Perspective’– First Indian textbook on Childhood Disability by Indian Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Learning Disorders. Chapter 3, pages 14-40, Behavioural problems in Children & Adolescents, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd.
  • Specific Learning Disability . Chapter 26.1, pages 650-663, Partha’s 101 Clinical Pearls in Paediatrics. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd.
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder & Conduct Disorder. Chapter 26.4, pages 680-696, Partha’s 101 Clinical Pearls in Paediatrics. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt Ltd.
  • Child Abuse and Safety. Chapter 42, pages 314-340, Parenting From Womb to Adolescent. IAP GDBP Academy, CBS Publishers & Distributors Pvt Ltd.


  • Educational provisions and learning disability. Madhuri Kulkarni, Sunil Karande, Anjana Thadhani, Hetal Maru and Rukhshana Sholapurwala Indian J Pediatr 73(9):789-93 (2006)
  • Profile of Poor School Performance in Children in Mumbai, Maharashtra Sunil Karande, Bindiya Doshi, Anjana Thadhani, Rukhshana Sholapurwala Indian Pediatrics Vol 50 – April 13, 427
  • Behavioral Problems in Children – an overview - Chapter Contribution, Indian Journal of Growth, Development and Behavioral Pediatrics (IAP) 2008
  • Counseling: A Neglected Forte - Chapter Contribution, Indian Journal of Growth, Development and Behavioral Pediatrics, 2008
  • Recommendations on recognition and response to child abuse and neglect in the Indian setting. Kiran Aggarwal, Samir Dalwai, Preeti Galagali, Devendra Mishra, Chhaya Prasad, Anjana Thadhani and Child Rights And Protection Program (CRPP) of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) Indian Pediatr 47(6):493-504 (2010)