Dr Supraja Chandrasekar is currently a Consultant Pediatrician and Pediatric Intensivist at Columbia Asia Hospitals Yeshwanthpur.Dr Supraja has a passion for caring for critically ill children; following her training in the United Kingdom in some of the best hospitals; she returned to India, to further specialize and completed Fellowship in Pediatric Intensive Care by securing the national first rank, conducted by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics. She subsequently went on to build a robust Pediatric team that specialises in Acute Pediatric Care in her previous hospital where she headed the unit for seven years.
With over 18 years of experience she is known for her sensitive nature; effortless engagement with children and excellent communication with the family. She has received excellent feedback from her patients especially the children themselves. She has had the opportunity to take care of some very sick children along with her team and has presented these learnings in various international journals and scientific deliberations. She enjoys teaching and training and is an accredited Teacher of the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program by the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health sciences & Indian Academy of Pediatrics Intensive Care Chapter. She is a certified clinical course instructor for Critical Care and Life Support courses and a trainer in Simulation Based Teaching. She is faculty at various state and national level workshops like Advanced ventilation workshop.
She has featured in various newspapers and TV channels for health educational awareness and her contribution to medical field earned her Nirbhaya Award during Women’s Day 2014 from Asare Trust.
Apart from her clinical work she also dedicates time to Preventive and Community Child Care. She has worked actively on Childhood Nutrition [ started a unique Lifestyle Clinic for Kids] and Child Safety [S.A.F.E = Safety And First Aid for Everyone campaign]. She regularly conducts First Aid and Basic Life Support workshops for all prominent schools in North Bengaluru. She has already trained close to 500 high school students in basic life support under the SETME [Student Empowerment Through Medical Education] Programs. She was recently the invited Jury member for the ASSOCHAM Parentof 2017Innovative awards for schools across Bangalore under the category of Health and Safety. She has a penchant for serving the lesser privileged who need urgent critical care for children through various Foundation activities and crowd funding activities.