Dr. Sourabh Dutta

Dr. Sourabh Dutta
Pediatrician, Chandigarh

MBBS, MD (Pediatrics), Ph.D (Neonatology) , FRCPC

  • 1 Hospital


  • Pediatrics


  • Neonatal Sepsis
  • Retinopathy Of Prematurity
  • Probiotics
  • Research Methodology   


MBBS, 1989, AIIMS, Delhi, India

MD (Pediatrics), 1993, AIIMS, Delhi, India

Ph.D (Neonatology), 2006, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India

FRCPC, 2012, McMaster University, Canada

Practice Information

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Achievements & Contributions

  •  Comparison of the efficacy of a 7-day versus a 14-day course of intravenous antibiotics in the treatment of uncomplicated neonatal bacterial sepsis: a randomized controlled non-inferiority trial. ICMR, India
  • Effect of Cohorting Patients by Level of Acuity to Designated Areas within a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. HAHSO, Ontario, Canada
  • Serum Inflammatory Biomarkers In Neonates After Surgery (SIBINAS) study. cross-subsidized by Thrasher Research Fund, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
  • Comparison of stool colonization in premature infants by 3 dose regimes of a probiotic combination: a randomized controlled trial. Department of Biotechnology, India
  • A study of the role of polymerase chain reaction using broad based primers in the diagnosis of perinatally acquired sepsis in newborns. Indian Council of Medical Research
  • Award for Best Grand Rounds Presentation of the year 2011-2012 by McMaster University Children’s Hospital
  • National Neonatology Forum (NNF) Gold Medal For Best Paper at the NNF Annual Convention in Ahmedabad, 2009 (Authors: Sheikh S, Dutta S, Ray P)
  • Institute Major Amir Chand Gold Medal For Best Research work in a clinical discipline at the 30th Annual Convocation of PGIMER, 2009 (Authors: Dutta S, Narang A, Chakraborty A, Ray P)
  • Best Paper award at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) conference in Hyderabad, 2009 (Authors: Tandon M, Dutta S, Dogra MR, Gupta A)
  • Institute Major Amir Chand Gold Medal For Best Research work in a clinical discipline presented at the 29th Annual Convocation of PGIMER, 2008 (Authors: Venkataseshan S, Dutta S, Ahluwalia J)
  • SS Manchanda Award for Best Paper in Neonatology at 44th Annual conference of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, PEDICON 2007, in Mumbai, 2007 (Authors: Mazumder P, Dutta S)
  •  NNF Gold Medal For Best Paper at the NNF Annual Convention in Varanasi, 2006 (Authors: Venkataseshan S, Dutta S, Ahluwalia J)
  • NNF Gold Medal For Best Paper at the NNF Annual Convention in Indore, 2005 (Authors: Dutta S, Reddy R, Narang A)
  •  Institute Major Amir Chand Gold Medal presented at the 26th Annual Convocation of PGIMER, 2005 (Authors: Murki S, Dutta S, Narang A, Sarkar U, Garewal G)
  • NNF Gold Medal For Best Paper at the NNF Annual Convention in Hyderabad, 2003 (Authors: Choudhary G, Dutta S, Narang A)
  • Biography included in the 7th Edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering by Marquis Who’s Who, 121 Chanlon Road, New Providence, NJ 07974, USA
  • Satya Gupta Award by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics for the best paper in Community Pediatrics, in 1992
  •  Tarnow-Mordi W, Wilkinson D, Trivedi A, Sinn J, Dutta S, Parikh T, Lin HC. Re: ESPGHANcommentary and education that probiotics substantially reduce all-causemortality and necrotising enterocolitis in preterm infants. Journal ofPediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2010; 50: 694
  •  Tandon M, DuttaS, Dogra MR, Gupta A. Oral D-penicillamine for the prevention ofretinopathy of prematurity in very low birth weight infants: a randomized,placebo-controlled trial. Acta Paediatrica 2010; 99: 1324-8 (epub ahead of print Apr16 2010)
  • Tarnow-Mordi W, Isaacs D, Dutta S. Adjunctive immunologic interventions in neonatal sepsis.Clinics in Perinatology 2010; 37: 481-500
  • Balsubramanian K, Kumar P, Saini SS, Attri SV, Dutta S. Isotonic versus hypotonicfluid supplementation in term neonates with severe hyperbilirubinemia- adouble-blind, randomized, controlled trial. Acta Pediatrica 2012; 101: 236-41
  • SanghiG, Dogra MR, Dutta S, Katoch D,Gupta A. Intersibling variability of  retinopathy of prematurity in twins and its risk factors. IntOphthalmol. 2012 Apr;32(2):113-7. Epub 2012 Feb 24
  • Dutta S. Surfactanttreatment for spontaneously breathing preterm infants.   Lancet. 2012 Apr 28;379(9826):1589; authorreply 1589-90. Epub 2012 Apr 26
  • Crowther CA, Aghajafari F, Askie LM, Asztalos EV,Brocklehurst P, Bubner TK, Doyle LW, DuttaS, Garite TJ, Guinn DA, Hallman M, Hannah ME, Hardy P, Maurel K, MazumderP, McEvoy C, Middleton PF, Murphy KE, Peltoniemi OM, Peters D, Sullivan L, ThomEA, Voysey M, Wapner RJ, Yelland L and Zhang S. Repeat prenatal corticosteroidprior to preterm birth: a systematic review and individual participant datameta-analysis for the PRECISE study group (prenatal repeat corticosteroid internationalIPD study group:
  • Hondappanavar A, Sodhi K, DuttaS, Saxena A, Khandelwal N. Quantitative ultrasound measurement ofintima-media thickness of abdominal aorta and common carotid artery in normalterm newborns. Pediatric Cardiology; 34(2):364-9
  • SabooAR, Dutta S, Sodhi KS. Digitalpalpation of endotracheal tube tip as a method of confirming endotracheal tube position in neonates: anopen-label, three-armed randomized controlled trial. Paediatr Anaesth. 2013; 23(10):934-9
  • Mondal T, Chaudhuri D, Li B, Shivananda S, Dutta S. Prophylactic Indomethacin Worsens Short-Term RespiratoryOutcomes in Extremely Low-Birth-Weight Infants. Am J Perinatol. 2014; 31(1): 61-8
  • Sharma VS, DuttaS, Taneja N, Narang A. Comparing hand hygiene measures in a neonatal ICU: arandomized cross-over trial. Indian Pediatrics 2013; 50(10):917-21
  • Dutta S. Anti-convulsants for neonates: High time we wereseized of the matter. Indian Pediatrics 2013; 50(8): 735-6
  • Life member of Chandigarh Chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics
  • Life member of National Neonatology Forum. from 1-2-99
  • Life member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. from 26-5-99
  • Member, Canadian Neonatal Network (CNN) from 19-Jul-12
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics, from 4-Jan-2013