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The participants in research are allowed to publish in reputed, indexed national and international journals. Once published, a citation index is also made on the article.

Research awards

This institution was recognized by the Tamilnadu Dr.M.G.R University in 1996 for training post graduate students in the speciality of PAEDITRICS AND PEDIATRIC SURGERY for the award of Phd degree to be given by the said University. The duration of the course was fixed as minimum of three years and on a full time basis. The consultants who work in the hospital are permitted to continue working while researching for the degree. Four candidates have completed Phd in Pediatrics & Pediatric surgery and one completed DSc, so far from KKCTH.

Other Awards

Recognition is always given by the foundation for those who get Oration awards in the national professional societies Best paper awards in conferences and National and international awards By the professional societies, and Govt of India.

Invited speakers, visiting professorship and guest speakers ;
A note is made on all these academic activities of the consultants in this direction. This is delivered by a luminary who has earned a name in the field of Pediatrics or Pediatric surgery. Two hundred to three hundred delegates would register and the souvenir brought out is sent to the DST each year because it contains the articles of all the speakers. And if they have been invited, we request them to give a copy of the letter for filling in their c.v.


  • Dr.K. Mathangi Ramakrishnan, & Dr.M.L. Hanumadas, Editors, Hand Book of Burn Management, Jay Pee Bros. Medical Publishers, New Delhi, 1991.
  • Dr.K. Mathangi Ramakrishnan, “Pediatric Burns with emphasis on wound Healing” in the Text Book of Pediatric Surgery 2001.
  • Dr.K. Mathangi Ramakrishnan, “Plastic Surgery Chapter” Editor The Text Book of Surgery – The Association of Surgeons of India, Tata Mcgraw Hill Publishers, pp 1211 – 1287, 2001.
  • Dr.K. Mathangi Ramakrishnan & Marella L. Hanumadass, “Art and Science of Burn Management” Jay Pee Bros. Medical Publishers, New Delhi, 2004.
  • Changes in Chronic Wound Management – perspectives from Tamil Nadu, India”, Dr. C.V. Krishnaswami, Dr. N.S. Rajaji, Dr. K. Mathangi Ramakrishnan, Dr. Mary Babu; pp 73-80, Chapter 6, in “Chronic Wound Management – The Evidence for Change’ The Partheon Publishing Group, London.
  • Dr.Janani Sankar, Gastric Intestinal Bleed in Pediatric emergency Medicine Manual Jaypee Publisher 2008.
  • Dr. Bala Ramachandran, “Infusion Pumps”, Chapter in Essentials of Pediatric Intensive Care \ Churchill Livingstone 1997
  • Dr. Bala Ramachandran, Co Author, Chapter on Pediatric Head Injuries – Textbook of Neuro Surgery, By Prof. Ramamurthy
  • Dr. Bala Ramachandran, “Near drowning” & Pediatric Tracheostomy, Chapters in Textbook of Pediatric Intensive Care, JP Medical Publishers, New Delhi, 2006
  • Renal Vasculitis And Lupus Nephritis – P217-223 (2004) Principals and Practice of Pediatric Nephrology. Dr.T. Vasanthi, Dr.B.R. Nammalvvar, Dr.M. Vijayakumar
  • Long term outcome in post urethral valve and its management. Principles and practice of pediatric nephrology. P. No. 446 -469 (2004). Dr.S. Viswanathan, Dr.T. Vasanthi, Dr.M. Vijayakumar, Dr.B.R. Nammalvvar
  • Acute glomerulonephritis. LA. P text book of Pediatrics – P469 Dr.B.R.Nammalwar, Dr.T. Vasanthi,


01 Hypereosinophilic Syndrome C.Venkatesh, E. Mahender, S.Janani, S.Malathi, M.Vijayakumar & B.R.Nammalwar Indian Journal of Pediatrics -March 2006
02 Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus with Recurrent Hepatitis N.Suresh, R.Ganesh, T Easwara-raja, T.Vasanthi, Janani Sankar & Malathi Sathyasekaran Indian Journal of Pediatrics -May 2006
03 Atypical Presentation of Atypical Organism Janani Sankar & Prtima Piduru Indian Pediatrics – February 2007
04 Is there a need for regular Ultra-sound in every infant ? Janani Sankar. Alka Sophia Rao, B.R.Nammalwar, M.Vijayakumar & S.Muralinath Indian Journal Of practical Pediatrics 2006
05 Impact Of PALS on Pediatric Resuscitation Knowledge Janani Sankar, Lalitha Janakira-man Jayanthi Ramesh & Suchitra Ranjith Asian Journal Of Critical Care October – December 2005 and Review & Reprint on Jan-Mar2006
06 Evaluation of the use of DMSA in Culture positive UTI and – culture negative acute Pyelonephritis B.R.Nammalwar, M.Vijayakumar, Janani Sankar, B.Ramnath & N.Prahalad Indian Pediatrics – July 17 ,2005
07 Vulval Synechiae , an under recognised entity Janani Sankar, Sripathy Indian journal of practical Pediatrics; 2004
08 Prevalence of Cholelithiasis in Children – a hospital based observation R.Ganesh, S.Muralinath, V.S.Sankaranarayanan, Malathi Satyasekaran Indian Journal of Gastroenterology Mar-Apr 2005
09 Congenital Esophageal Stenosis Malathy Sathiyasekaran, Lalitha Janakiraman, Shivabalan.S & Deenadayalan Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics 2005
10 Vlixed Connective Tissue Dis-ease in childhood Ganesh. R, Sathyaprakash, M.Deenadayalan, M. Lalitha Janakiraman Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics 2006
11 A Reapprisal of the criteria to diagnose Plasma Leakage n Dengue Hemorrhagic fever S.Balasubramanian, Lalitha Janakiraman, S.Shivkumar, S.Muralinath & S.Shivabalan Indian Pediatrics, April 17, 2006
12 Neonatal Bartter Syndrome Saravanakumar, M.Deenadayalan, Lalitha Janakiraman & M.Vijayakumar Indian Pediatrics, Aug 17, 2006
13 Interstitial Lung Disease in Infancy S.Balasubramanian, Lalitha Janakiraman, R.Ganesh, M.Deenadayalan & Radhika. K.Naidu Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Jul 2007
14 Hypocalcemia Due to Vitamin-D deficiency in exclusively breastfed children S.Balasubramanian, S.Shivabalan, Saravana Kumar Indian Pediatrics, October 2005
15 Mckusick-Kaufman :Hydrometrocolpos Polydactaly – A Rare Syndrome Sridharan. S.Pradip Vincent, Ramesh.S Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics 2006
16 Immunonutrition support in Pediatric Burn patients K.Mathangi Ramakrishnan. Varsha Vivek, V.Jayaraman Indian Journal Of Burns, December-2004
17 Spinal Arteiovenous Malformation S.Balasubramanian, S.Shivabalan, Sandeep D Jaipurkar Indian Journal of Pediatrics, Dec-2004
18 Pediatric Strokes – A Hospital based reservation R.Ganesh, M.Deenadayalan, Lalitha Janakiraman & V.Viswanathan Journal Of Pediatric Neurology – 2006
19 Transient Methemoglobinemia in an infant R.Venkateswari, R.Ganesh, M.Deenadayalan,E,Mahender, Bala Ramachandran, Lalitha Janakiraman Indian Journal of Pediatrics,November 2007
20 Single Vs multidrug therapy in enteric fever S. Balasubramanian, Rajeswari Sailakshmi, S. Shivabalan Indian Journal of Pediatrics, January 2006
21 Pseudomotor cerebri following oral betamethasone for com-mon cold S. Balasubramanian, S. Shivabalan, R. Ganesh Indian Journal of Pediatrics,November 2005
22 Myelofibrosis and vitamin D deficient rickets -a rare association S. Balasubramanian, R. Varadarajan, R. Ganesh , S. Shivabalan Indian Pediatrics, December 2004
23 Spinal arteriovenous malformation S. Balasubramanian, S, Shivabalan, SD.Jaipurkar Indian Journal of Pediatrics, December, 2004
24 MURCS association S. Balasubramanian, S. Muralinath, S.Shivabalan, V. Sripathi, S. Shivakumar Indian Journal of Pediatrics. July , 2004
25 Predictors of spontaneous bleeding in dengue S. Balasubramanian, S. Shivabalan, Anandnathan, M. Datta, E. Amalraj Indian Journal of Pediatrics. January 2004
26 Polyarterilis nodosa and renal aretery stenosis T. Vasanthi Indian Pediatrics, January 2004
27 Neonatal diabetes mellitus with recurrent hepatitis – T. Vasanthi Indian Journal of Pediatrics, 2006
28 Evaluation of the use of DMSA in culture positive UTI and cul-ture negative acute pyelonephritis B.R. Nammalwar, M.Vijayakumar, Janani Sankar, Ramnath, Prahlad Indian Pediatrics, 2005
29 Neonatal diabetes Janani Sankar Indian Journal of Pediatrics, May 2006
30 Impact of PALS on pediatric resuscitation knowledge Janani Sankar, Lalitha Janakiraman, Jayanthi Ramesh, Suchitra Ranjith Asian journal of Critical care January 2006
31 Atypical pneumonia Janani Sankar Indian Pediatric February 2007
32 Dermal sinus tract – E. Coli meningitis Janani Sankar, M. Lakshmi, B. Chidambaram Indian Journal of Pediatrics
33 Gorham’s disease Janani Sankar, Priya Ramachandran, Prasanna Indian Pediatrics
34 Rational Management of Epilepsy V.Viswanathan Indian Journal of pediatrics, 2007
35 Approach to the child with Neurological illness V. Viswanathan Journal of the neurosciences India group
36 Stevens Johnson Syndrome in Association with Mycoplasma Pneumonia S.Balasubramanian, K.Dhanalakshmi, A Sumanth; Indian J Paeditric. August 2012
37 Factors associated with delay in diagnosis of Kawasaki Disease in India. S.Balasubramanian, Mani Ram Krishna, K. Dhanalakshmi, Sumanth, AV Ramanan Indian Pediatrics, August 2012
38 L-asparaginase – induced corti-cal vein thrombosis in a child with leukemia : Can we rechallenge ? Arathi Srinivasan, Julius Xavier Scott, Indian Journal of Medical and Pediatric Oncology, Jan – Mar 2013,
39 End Tidal Carbon Di Oxide (PET CO2 ) Monitoring Lakshmi Muthukrishnan, Radhika Raman, Indian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Pediatrics April – June 2013
40 Analysis of Acetaminophen Toxicity in Children in a Tertiary Care Setting Muthukrishnan, Radhika Raman Indian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Pediatrics January – March 2013
41 ,A Child with Traumatic Asphyxia Lakshmi Muthukrishnan Radhika Raman Indian Journal of Trauma and Emergency Pediatrics January – March 2013
42 AicardiGoutieres syndrome: A genetic disorder which mimics congenital intrauterine infection Venkateswari Ramesh, Janani Sankar, Kalpana Gowrishankar, Kumaresan Ganapathy Neurology India Jan-Feb 2013
43 Hemophagocytic Lympho-histiocytosis Masking the Diag-nosis of Lymphoma in an Ado-lescent Male Natarajan Suresh, Ramya Uppuluri, J. Geetha, Thiruvengadam Vasanthi, Julius Xavier Scott Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus
44 Phenotypic and genotypic characteristics of drug resistance in Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from pediatric population of Chennai, India, K Lily Therese, R.Gayathri, S.Balasubramanian, S.Natarajan, HN Madhavan, India, Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 2012
45 An Interesting case of metabolic dystonia : L-2 hydroxyglutaric aciduria, Padma Balaji, V.Viswanathan, Amarnath Chellathurai, Debasis Panigrahi, Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology, Jan – Mar 2014



S.NO TOPIC Name of the Author/s Doctors Name of the Journal/Conference
01 Pediatric Rehabilitation in a developing country – India in relation to aetiology, consequences and outcome in a group of 459 burnt children K.Mathangi Ramakrishnan, V.Jayaraman, A.Andal, Janani Sankar & Priya Ramachandran Pediatric Rehabilitation – 2004
02 Pediatric Burns Due to Fire Walking and its complications, experiences at Chennai K.Mathangi Ramakrishnan, V.Jayaraman. Sankar.J & Ramesh.J Annals of Burns & Fire Disorders – Septem-ber2004
03 Profile of Pediatric Burns – Indian Experience in tertiary care burns unit K.Mathangi Ramakrishnan, V.Jayaraman, Sankar.J Annals of Bums & Fire Disasters by Mediterranean Burns Council Sept.2006
04 Infections in Burn Patients – experience in tertiary care hospital K.Mathangi Ramakrishnan, V.Jayaraman, Janani Sankar & Jayanthi Ramesh Annals of Burns & Fire Disasters by Mediterra-nean Burns Council Sept.2006
05 Role of biological membranes in the management of Stevens Johnson Syndrome – Indian Experience K.Mathangi Ramakrishnan, V.Jayaraman. Sankar.J Annals of Burns & Fire Disasters by Mediterra-nean Burns Council Sept.2006
06 Facially disfigured children – dedicated approach & rehabilitation K.Mathangi Ramakrishnan, V.Jayaraman, A.Andal, Janani Sankar Developmental Neuro rehabilitation April – June 2007
07 Rectal Prolapse of Intussusception-A single institution’s experience P.Ramachandran, P.Vincent, S.Prabhu, S.Sridharan Eur journal Pediatric Surgery 2006
08 Morpological abnormalities in the innervation of the atretic segment of bowel in neonates with intestinal atresia Priya Ramachandran, P.Vincent S.Ganesh, S.Sridharan Pediatric Surgical International – 2007
09 Low Molecular Weight Heparin-induced Pharmacological Modulation of Burn wound healing Ravi.kumar.T, Shanmugasundaram.N Jayaraman. M,K.Mathangi Ramakrishnan Babu.M. Annals of Burns & Fire Disasters by Mediterra-nean Burns Council Sept.2006
10 Ultrastructural Differentiation of Abnormal Scars Meenakshi.J, Jayaraman.V. K.Mathangi Ramakrishnan, Babu.M Annals of Burns & Fire Disasters by Mediterra-nean Burns Council June.2005
11 Reference values for oxygen saturation by pulse oximetry in healthy children at sea level in Chennai S. Balasubramanian, N. Suresh, C. Ravichandran, GH. Dinesh chand Ann Trop Pediatrics, 2006
12 Cut -off hematocrit value for hemoconcentration in dengue hemorrhagic fever S. Balasubramanian, K.Anandnathan, S. Shivbalan, M. Dutta, E. Amalraj J. Trop Pedatrics, April 2004
13 Role of biological membrane in the management of Steven Johnson Syndrome – Indian Experience K. Mathangi Ramakrishnan, Janani Sankar, Jayaraman Venkatraman. BURNS 33, 2007
14 Integrated DNA, cDNA and protein studies in Becker muscular dystrophy shows high exception to reading frame rule. Akanchha kesari, Laura.N, V. Viswanathan etal Human mutation, Wiley.
15 A case of Schwartz – Jampel Syndrome Natwar sharma, V.Viswanathan Turkish Journal of Pediatric Neurology
16 Pediatric strokes : hospital based observations Ganesh, Deenadayalan, V. Viswanathan Turkish Journal of Pediatric Neurology, Jan 2006
17 Current Scenario in Chemical Burns in a Developing Country : Chennai, India Ramakrishnan K.M., Mathivanan T., Jayaraman V., Babu M., Shankar J; Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters, March 2012
18 Profile of Burn Sepsis challenges and outcome in an exclusive children’s hospital in Chennai, India Ramakrishnan K.M., Mathivanan T., Jayaraman V., Babu M., Ramachandran B., Shankar J; Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters, March 2012
19 Expression of Fibrocyte markers by keloid fibroblasts : In insight into fibrosis during burn wound healing – A pre-liminary study Ramakrishnan K.M., Meenakshi Janakiraman., Babu M.; Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters, March 2012
20 Comparison of a rapid commercial test, Enterocheck WB, with automated blood culture for diagnosis of typhoid fever R.Anusha, R. Ganesh, Lalitha J; Annals of Tropical Pediatrics 2011
21 Ganciclovir therapy in two immuno-competent infants with severe ac-quired CMV pneumonitis Natarajan Suresh, Vasanthi Thiruvengadam; Pediatrics and International Child Health 2013
22 Serum Zinc levels are low in children with simple febrile seizures compared with those in children with epileptic seizures and controls R.Ganesh, L.Janakiraman, B.Meenakshi, Annals of Tropical Pediatrics 2011
23 An interesting case of diphtheritic neu-ropathy Natarajan Suresh, Nagaraja Rao, Vasanthi Thiruvengadam, Venkataraman Viswanathan Journal of Pediatric Neurology 2012
24 Dengue viral infection in children – a perspective S.Balasubramanian, Bala Ramachandran, Sumanth Amperayani BMJ Publishing Group
25 Tuberculosis gumma masquerading as mycetoma foot in a child Venkateswari Ramesh, Janani Sankar, Ramkumar Ramamoorthy, Journal of Pediatric Infection Diseases 2012
26 Advantages of collagen based bio-logical dressings in the management of superficial and superficial partial thickness burns in children Mathangi Ramakrishnan K., Babu M.,* Mathivanan, Jayaraman V., Shankar J., Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters – June 2013
27 High Voltage Electrical Burn Injuries in Teenage children – case studies – an Indian perspective Mathangi Ramakrishnan K., Babu M., Mathivanan, Ramachandran B. Balasubramanian S. Raghuram K Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters – September 2013
28 Recurrent Pneumococcal Meningitis in a Child With Congenital Common Cavity Malformation of the Inner Ear, Venkateswari Ramesh, Janani Sankar, Balakumar Krishnamurthy, Clinical Pediatrics
29 Analysis of clinical & radiological find-ings in children with acute wheeze Lakshmi Muthukrishnan and Radhika Raman, Pulmonology & Respiratory Research 2013
30 Surgical management of hepatic ar-terioportal fistula in a neonate Priya Ramachandran, N. P. Shanmugam, M. Vij & M. Rela Pediatr Surg Int, Accepted: 9 January 2014 _ Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
31 Circulating Biomarkers of Pulmonary and Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis in Children Nathella Pavan Kumar, R. Anuradha, Bruno B. Andrade, N. Suresh,b R. Ganesh, Janani Shankar, V. Kumaraswami, Thomas B. Nutman, Subash Babu, Clinical and Vaccine Immunology , May 2013