Aarti Avinash Kinikar, MD

Pune, India
Role: 
Scholar
BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Program Trainee

Education:

MBBS (1984); DCH (1988); MD-Paediatrics (1988), DNB-Paediatrics (2003); MRCP-UK (1995).
Medical  Education- Grant  Medical  College – Mumbai  University, India.

Overview:

As a  medical  teacher  and  a  pediatrician working  in  a  government medical college  and  hospital  I am interested  in generating interest  motivating  medical undergraduate students  to think and participate in  pediatric infectious disease research especially in the field  of  Pediatric HIV and TB epidemiology, as well as clinical profiles and prevention and treatment for children. I am personally interested  in  looking  at  the  implementation and challenges  faced in  caring for children with HIV and TB  under national programmes  and  finding  solutions  that  can help implement  these  programmes  effectively  for the benefit of children  coming to government hospitals . A specific clinical research interest is to investigate chemoprophylaxis  options  for  children  in  contact  with  adults that have sputum-positive MDR TB.    

Honors and Awards:

Awarded  Fogarty  Fellow  Scholarship  at  John  Hopkins  University,  Baltimore  USA;  for  training  in  Paediatric  HIV,  Epidemiology  &  Biostatistics,  (2007)
Awarded  Overseas  Doctor’s  Training  Scheme  fellowship  by  the  Royal  College  Of       Physicians ,  UK  in  1994  for  higher  studies  in  Paediatrics
Awarded  ONE  of  the  20 INNOVATORS  IN INDIA  who are changing lives – For Bubble  CPAP   Invention during Swine Flu Pandemic in India . Awarded by INDIA  TODAY – April 26th 2010 Issue.
AWARDED  PROVISIONAL  PATENT  for   low  cost  indigenous   bubble  CPAP      ventilation  circuit – Mumbai  2011.
AWARDED  THE  DR SHARADINI  DAHANUKAR “BEST MEDICAL TEACHER” 2013 AWARD BY MAHARASHTRA UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES , NASHIK.
TWICE  Won  the  First  Prize in Teachers  Category at  Inter- University Research  Convention –  AVISHKAR  2010  and  AVISHKAR  2011- organized  by  Governor  of  Maharashtra.
Received  “Suchintan Trophy” – Thrice ( 2004;  2005;  2010 ) for Best  Research work presented at Annual  Research Conference at  B.J.  Government  Medical  College,  Pune.
Member and Principal Investigator for Clinical Trial of  IMPAACT  Network    ( HIV/AIDS; TB; Malaria and other Infectious Diseases since 2000. BJGMC-John Hopkins University , USA-Clinical  Trial Unit, Pune, India

Mother-to-Child Transmission (MTCT) of HIV: India SWEN Study

Post Date: 
2002-06-07
Country: 
Primary and secondary analyses of the India SWEN study, an NIH-funded phase III randomized controlled trial of an extended nevirapine prophylaxis regimen among 783 HIV-infected pregnant women and their breastfed infants in Pune, India.

Isoniazid concentrations in hair and plasma area-under-the-curve exposure among children with tuberculosis

Post Date: 
2017-12-07
Publication: 
PLOS One
Country: 
PLOS One: Mave and colleagues compared TB drug exposure in plasma and hair samples among a small cohort of children.

Antibiotic utilization and the role of suspected and diagnosed mosquito borne illness among adults and children with acute febrile illness in Pune, India

Post Date: 
2017-12-04
Publication: 
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Country: 
Mosquito-borne disease identification is associated with reduced empiric antibiotic use and faster antibiotic discontinuation.

Mexico conference: Experts from BJ Medical College make presentations on TB, treatment

Post Date: 
2017-11-09
Source: 
The Indian Express
Four fellows from the BJGMC-JHU Fogarty HIV-TB Training Program make national headlines in India.