AARTI AVINASH KINIKAR
Dr Aarti A. Kinikar is Pediatrician with special interest in Pediatric Infectious diseases, Hematology and Neonatology with over 31 years experience in teaching , clinical and research in Pediatrics. She is recipient of “Dr Sharadini Dahanukar – Best Medical Teacher” Award from MUHS, Nashik. Has been awarded Indian Patent for lowcost Bubble CPAP circuit that saved many lives during H1N1Pandemic and now Covid 19 Pandemic.She is also a Fogarty Scholar from John Hopkins University , USA. She is Principal Investigator on various National and International Clinical Pedaitric Research Trials in collaborations with networks from USA, UK, South Africa, Thailand, etc for last 20 years and credited with over 90 research publications in national and international journals. She mentors young researchers for ICMR and other institutional research projects. She is member of Pune Task Force for Covid 19 and instrumental in formulating Pedaitric and Neonatal Covid 19 management guidelines. Life member of IAP, NNF, and National Trainer for various GOI National Programmes. Presently Nodal Officer for Covid 19 at B.J.Government Medical College, Pune. Appointed as Co-Chair of TApHOD TreatAsia Network for 2020-2021. Working as Pediatric BJGMC site PI for REPORT 1 and REPORT 2 research studies.