Calicut, the core of the Malabar region. The place that gifted many talented people to the world, may it be in any field. From Vasco Da Gama’s entry to the overcoming of the deadly Nipah, Calicut is known for many. Dr. Sasidharan, whose name is a buzz all over Kerala also comes from this historic place. In Calicut, people with no idea about this talented physician will be very less. That much is the popularity this great physician has achieved. This article is about Dr. Sasidharan, a talented physician.
Dr. Sasidharan is a well-known pediatrician in Calicut. His sincerity and commitment in this field have earned him terrific fame in Calicut. He is currently working as a pediatrician at Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut. He started a clinic in Meledath Colony, Chakkorathukulam, Calicut and gained a huge positive response from people. This is another reason for his success. Starting a clinic and making it a success is not that easy. He had that passion, hard work, dedication and commitment which led him to the path of glory.
He took MD in paediatrics from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He is currently doing research on viral infections in children. He has also written many highly prolific articles and published it in different publications. He had a great carrier and a very good work experience. He was a former professor and head of the department of paediatrics and neonatology at Calicut Medical College. He was a syndicate member and dean faculty of Medical Sciences and Technology, Cochin University. He was a member of the Senate and Faculty, Calicut University. He also worked as a professor of paediatrics in MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna. All these work experiences underline what a genius he is. After all these works, he moved to Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut as a Child Specialist. His great contributions in improving the immunization and nutrition status of tribal children in Wayanad earned him the respect of people. Gathering an abundant amount of ideas and information and to use those is not that easy. This man not only gathered knowledge but also used it in numerous ways for human welfare and that is the main reason behind his success.
Being one among the top doctors in Calicut, Dr. Sasidharan has done research on different subjects and published articles on those researches which were also critically acclaimed. His major research works are listed below:
- Outbreak of enterovirus 71 meningitis in Calicut
- Peritoneal dialysis in children
- Salmonella Typhimurium epidemic in the newborn nursery
- Early growth and markers of cardiovascular risk in Kerala Children in the integrated child development scheme
- Red Baby Syndrome, a new disease due to parvovirus B-19 observed in Kerala
- Effect of phenytoin sodium in reducing blistering of epidermolysisbullosa report of four cases
- Benefits of maternal participation in newborn nurseries
- Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease in Calicut
- Popliteal Pterygium Syndrome with unusual features
- Congenital Varicella Syndrome
- Baller-Gerold Syndrome
- Fetal intracranial hemorrhage due to antenatal low dose aspirin intake
- Vein of Galen Aneurysm
- Anencephaly with placental attachment
Awards and Achievements
For his sincere and great works, Dr. Sasidharan secured some valuable awards and achievements. Those awards and achievements are listed below:
- The first paediatriciain from Kerala to pass MNAMS in paediatrics
- Granted fellowship of Royal College of Glasgow- FRCP in 2009
- Won gold medals as undergraduate and postgraduate
- Was mainly responsible for developing the Neonatology Unit of Calicut Medical College with a unique feature of maternal involvement in neonatal care
- Credited for reporting the first outbreak of Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Diseases in Kerala
- Described a new disease in children namely Red Baby Syndrome
- Eapen Samuel Award for best publication in 2010
- Alumni Oration- CMC 2000
- Pratap Reddy Oration- IMSACON, 2015
The most valuable gift that a Doctor can attain is the respect and faith of people. If the public has belief in you, if they are confident in your talents as a good Doctor, then as a Doctor you had already achieved the greatest feat. Dr. Sasidharan is such a kind of Doctor who has earned people’s respect and belief. If anyone is affected by any sickness, surely a proportion of people will advise to go and get Dr. Sasidharan’s consultation. That is called “success”. You should make people speak good about you. It is easy to get negative reviews but very very difficult to get the positive ones. Only hard work, dedication, passion and sincerity can take you to that success. Yes, there will be many people in this world dreaming to become a successful Doctor. Dr. Sasidharan is an inspiration for such people. He is a gem of a person and let’s hope that our society will be rich with Doctors like him in the coming future.