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Dr. Jacob Puliyel

Consultant Paediatrician and Head Department of Pa
St Stephens Hospital
Tis Hazari

Brief Biography:

Educational Qualifications:

* M. Phil. (Hospital and Health Systems Management, 2002, Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani.

Major subjects included Health Management and Strategic Planning, Epidemiology and Statistics, Health Economics, Financial Management, Project Management and Management Information Systems.

* M.R.C.P. (Paediatrics), 1995,RoyalCollegeof Physicians (UK).

* Certification of Specialist Training in Paediatrics, 1998, General Medical Council,UK, 4050449.

* M.D. (Paediatrics), 1981,UniversityofJabalpur.

* M.B.B.S., 1977,UniversityofJabalpur.


Academic positions:

Appointments Held:

1 Apr 1997-date: Consultant Paediatrician and Head of Paediatrics, St Stephens Hospital,Delhi.

1 Aug. 2004-30 July 2005: Consultant Paediatrician,WestMiddlesexUniversityHospital, London.(One year sabbatical)

28 Oct 1996-31Mar 1997: Consultant Paediatrician  (Locum), Dewsbury Health CareTrust,UK       

18 Sep 1996-28Oct 1996: Locum Senior Registrar in Paediatrics,Preston Hospital,UK  1 Aug. 1994-30Aug 1996: Registrar in Paediatrics, St. Mary’s Hospital,ManchesterUK  

Aug. 1993-Jul. 1994: Tutor in Paediatrics,UniversityHospitalof SouthManchester. UK         

Jun. 1991-July 1993: Registrar in Paediatrics,WestSuffolkHospitalBury St. Edmunds.UK    

Nov 1981–June 1991: Consultant Paediatrician,Medical Trust HospitalCochinIndia   

July 1979–July 1981: Resident in Paediatrics,MedicalCollegeJabalpurMadhya PradeshIndia.


Research interests:

Immunization policy, Health economics and policy, Type 1 diabetes, Research Ethic


Any other information:


1. Caution needed in using oral polio vaccine beyond the cold chain: vaccine vial monitors may be unreliable at high temperatures.
2. Polio programme: let us declare victory and move on.
3. Nebulized Hypertonic-Saline vs Epinephrine for Bronchiolitis Proof-of-Concept Study by Cumulative Sum (CUSUM) Analysis.
4. Trypanosoma lewisi or T. lewisi-like infection in a 37-day-old Indian infant.
5. Sex ratio at birth in India, its relation to birth order, sex of previous children and use of indigenous medicine.
6. Cost of pneumococcal vaccine underestimated ten-fold.
7. Comparison of alert verbal painful unresponsiveness scale and the Glasgow Coma Score.
8. CUSUM for monitoring competency: computer software is useful for bootstrapping and real-time CUSUM plotting.
9. Ondansetron-induced dystonia, hypoglycemia, and seizures in a child.
10. Introducing pentavalent vaccine in the EPI in India: a counsel for caution.
11. GAVI (Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) and WHO. Demanding accountability.
12. "Antivaccine lobby" replies to the BMJ.
13. NTAGI recommendations overlooked crucial ICMR data.
14. Evidence-based National Vaccine Policy.
15. Respiratory viruses in acute bronchiolitis in Delhi.

Honours / Distinctions:

* Sir James Flett Gold Medal of theIndianAcademyof Paediatrics, 1981, for outstanding research in drug abuse among adolescents

* Trainee Fellowship in Neonatology, 1984, of theIndianAcademyof Paediatrics

* Invited Guest Lecture at St Georges Medical School: Invited to deliver guest lecture on ‘Evidence Based Medicine & Health Economics.’

PhD Research:

* Doctoral Committee of National Institute of Immunology for research project under Dr Pramod Upadhyaya

* PhD Examiner for evaluation of doctoral thesis, Jawaharlal Nehru University Delhi


* Over 90 publications in internationally indexed journals including British Medical Journal, Lancet, American Journal of Perinatology, Pharmacoeconomics, Paediatrics, and Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics Outcomes Research.

* A full listing is available on the following web sites.


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