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 About the Society

The Indian Academy of Pediatrics ( was formed after amalgamating the Association of Pediatricians in India based at Mumbai and the Indian Pediatric Society based at Calcutta during its joint meeting at Hyderabad in 1963. The IAP Secretariat is situated at Mumbai. Today, the IAP has around 28,000 members with 140 branches which work for the furtherance of IAP's objectives and work independently as per IAP's constitution. The IAP has 17 subspecialty chapters and 4 working groups besides various issue based sub-committees appointed by the Executive Board from time to time.

Mission Statement
The Indian Academy of Pediatrics is committed to the improvement of the health and well being of all children. For this purpose, the Academy dedicates its efforts and resources. As members of the Academy we shall strive for the achievement of the optimum growth, development and health in the physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual realms of all children irrespective of diversities of their backgrounds. We shall fulfill our mission through the following activities:

Advocacy for children
Serve as advocates for the legitimate causes of children, their growth, development, health, emotional nurture, opportunities, rights, equity and justice. Serve as competent and responsible source of information relevant to the health and well being of children, to other organizations, the public and the governments.

Professional education and improvement
Provide and promote ethical and professional standards among the members and provide and promote education and training for the improvement of the knowledge, attitude and skills of members in pediatrics in its widest sense.

Provide leadership, guidance and support for research in its broadest sense, relevant to the health and well being of children.

Support for pediatricians
Provide a forum for promoting the role and opportunities of pediatricians as the best equipped professionals for the care of sick children and to maintain the health and well being of all children. Remain as the spokes medium of appropriate training of medical and related supportive professionals involved in the care of children in different settings.

Membership service
Provide services, benefits and recognition to assist and support the members for meeting the needs and challenges inherent in pursuing our mission.

Education of parents and the public
Design and conduct programs and efforts for the education of parents, the public and policy makers on their role in the promotion of health and well being of children at home, in school and in other situations.

The IAP advocates, encourages and advances the knowledge, study, research and practice of the science of Pediatrics in all possible ways and promotes Continuing Medical Education of its members and generally oversees standards for their professional conduct.

Apart from guiding its members on issues related to Child Survival, IAP also plays a crucial role in propagating the WHO, UNICEF and Government of India policies on Child survival as a "true in service" and actively participates in Government of India's child survival programmes.

The IAP organizes through its branches and subspecialty chapters CMEs, workshops, seminars, updates and conferences at National, Zonal, State, District and Local levels. It also exchanges Medical Teachers/Professionals at International/National level for disseminating, acquiring and imparting knowledge and training through various awards and research fellowships.

Official Publications of IAP
(i) Monthly indexed journal- Indian Pediatrics.
(ii) Quarterly journal - Indian Journal of Practical Pediatrics.
(iii) Quarterly Bulletin - Academy Today.
(iv) Books on the Proceedings of CME/Update/Symposia/workshops/seminars/
(v) conferences
(vi) Guide books for parents on health and care of children.

Office Bearers and the Members of the Executive Board of IAP - 2023

  • • Dr Upendra S Kinjawadekar, President
    • Dr GV Basavaraja, President – Elect
    • Dr Remesh Kumar R, IMM. Past President
    • Dr Vineet K Saxena, Secretary General
    • Dr Jeeson C Unni, Vice President – South Zone
    • Dr Piyali Bhattacharya, Vice President – Central
    • Dr Bishwajit Mishra, Vice President – East
    • Dr Rajeev Seth, Vice President – North
    • Dr Yogesh N Parikh, Vice President – West
    • Dr Samir Hasan Dalwai, Treasurer
    • Dr Alok Bhandari, Joint Sectary (Liaison)
    • Dr Purna A Kurkure, Joint Secretary (Administration)
    • Dr Devendra Mishra, Editor-in Chief, IP
    • Dr TL Ratna Kumari, Editor-in-Chief, IJPP


Executive Board Member

  • • Dr K Obula Reddy
    • Dr PS Pawan Kalyan
    • Dr R Ramakrishna Paramahamsa
    • Dr Devajit Kumar Sarma
    • Dr Anil Kumar Tiwari
    • Dr Chandra Mohan Kumar
    • Dr Arun Prasad
    • Dr Ashwani K Agrawal
    • Dr Lalan K Bharti
    • Dr Lalit Mendiratta
    • Dr Peeyush Khanna
    • Dr Arvind Julian D Almeida
    • Dr Kanaksinh U Surma
    • Dr Nehal Hitendra Patel
    • Dr Ramesh M Bajania
    • Dr Dinesh Tomar
    • Dr Neelam Mohan
    • Dr Navendu Chaudhary
    • Dr Khurshid Ahmed Wani
    • Dr Amit Mohan
    • Dr Adarsh E
    • Dr Basavaraj M Patil
    • Dr Karunakara BP
    • Dr Rajendra C Salagare
    • Dr Sumitha Nayak
    • Dr Anil Vincent
    • Dr D Balachandar
    • Dr Mn Venkiteswaran
    • Dr TP Ashraf
    • Dr Ashwani Kumar Syal
    • Dr Hemant Jain
    • Dr Girish P Charde
    • Dr Pramod M Kulkarni
    • Dr Ramakant D Patil
    • Dr Renu Ajay Boralkar
    • Dr Jeetendra B Gavhane
    • Dr Hunsi Giri
    • Dr Mrutunjay Dash
    • Dr Prasant Kumar Saboth
    • Dr Vinoth Kumar R
    • Dr Manmeet Kaur Sodhi
    • Dr Shiv Kumar Gupta
    • Dr Anurag Tomar
    • Dr Lakhan Poswal
    • Dr Pankaj Agarwal
    • Dr A Chenthil
    • Dr Janani Shankar
    • Dr Mohamed Ismail
    • Dr M.S Viswanathan
    • Dr A Bhaskar
    • Dr Cherukuri Nirmala
    • Dr Erukulla Arjun
    • Dr Parthasarthi Chakrabarti
    • Dr Ajay Srivastava
    • Dr Dinesh Kumar Singh
    • Dr Shrish Bhatnagar
    • Dr Rajeev K Srivastava
    • Dr Kalpana Datta (Chatterjee)
    • Dr Kaustav Nayek
    • Dr Kripasindhu Chatterjee
    • SURG CMDE Dr KM Adhikari
    • Dr M Narayanan


IAP Secretariat
Honorary General Secretary,
Indian Academy of Pediatrics,
Kamdhenu Business Bay, 5th Floor, Plot No. 51, Sector 1,
Juinagar East, (Near Juinagar Railway Station),
Nerul, Navi Mumbai 400 706, India
TEL : +91-022-27710857,27715578,27716573, 27710118
IAP Website:

  About the Journal

Indian Pediatrics Case Reports or IPCaRes, a publication of the Indian academy of Pediatrics, is a peer-reviewed online journal. The journal's full text is available online at The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. The journal does not charge for submission, processing or publication of manuscripts and even for color reproduction of photographs.

Journal Ethics

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Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

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Ahead of Print policy

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  Scope of the journal

Indian Pediatrics Case Reports (IPCaRes) is dedicated to publishing unique and unusual case reports and related clinical material in general pediatrics, pediatric surgery, neonatology, fetal medicine and pediatric subspecialties. Our philosophy is to address the academic, social and humanities aspects of these fields. Submitted articles will include a variety of case reports, case images and case videos for dissemination of clinical knowledge merged with evidence-based practice. We have a few invited articles that use case-based scenarios to highlight key concepts to residents and budding clinicians; radiology (Radiology rounds), medicolegal cases (Forensic Files), clinical reasoning for establishing etiological diagnosis (Dr. Watson’s clinical mystery). IP Chronicles will trace the journey of diagnostics (clinical and investigatory) of clinical cases that were published fifty years ago in Indian Pediatrics to the present times. The Clinical Crossword and Neoquiz will test the knowledge of our readers and display the names of the first few readers whom submit the correct answers. Child Health from the Hinterlands will sensitize urban practitioners to the grim realities and challenges of practicing pediatrics in rural India. We will be sharing brief summaries of books or films revolving around clinical pediatrics and allied branches that inspired us in Book Review and hope that they will move you too. Close encounters will give our readers a chance to share those poignant moments that each one of us face in daily practice, while Grin and Share it will be those funny incidents that only fellow clinicians will 'get'. We believe that quality can only be improved by honest feedback and we invite comments from our readers and publish them in ‘Letters to the Editor’, however brutal they may be.

Case reports are baby steps on the staircase to more loftier categories of published scientific literature. One of our hidden goals is to motivate young or naïve authors to muster up the confidence to publish and realize that it is not something that can only dream about, but something that they can actually achieve.

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