Dr. Vanitha Ramalingam earned her MBBS in 2000 from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, India, and her DNB (Pediatrics) in 2008 from Kanchi Kamakoti CHILDS Trust Hospital (KKCTH), Chennai, India—a multidisciplinary tertiary pediatric institution. Dr. Vanitha has 13 years of general pediatrics experience in India and the United Arab Emirates. She has worked as a Senior Resident / Assistant Professor (Pediatrics) at several renowned medical colleges in India, where she taught undergraduate and postgraduate students. In 2014, she relocated to the UAE and began working as a Specialist Pediatrician at a private hospital in Al Ain. She later joined Burjeel Hospital in Abu Dhabi as a Pediatric Specialist and continued her practice. Her areas of interest include the management of acute infectious diseases in children, breastfeeding counseling, development, nutritional assessment, weaning advice, vaccination, preventive guidance for common childhood illnesses, and pediatric asthma and allergy. She has published articles in prestigious journals and stays current by attending conferences and workshops.
Research & Publications
- Ganesh R, Ramalingam V, Eswara Raja T, Vasanthi T. Antinuclear antibodies in Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Indian J Pediatr. 2008 Nov;75(11):1188.
- John JS, Vanitha R. Moebius syndrome with Dandy-Walker variant and agenesis of the corpus callosum. J Pediatr Neurosci. 2013;8:210-212.
- Soma Venkatesh, Natarajan Pachaiappan, Vanitha Ramalingam Comparison of World Health Organization body mass index for age Z scores and revised, Indian Academy of Pediatrics growth standards for the diagnosis of thinness, overweight, and obesity among adolescent girls. Indian Journal of Child Health,2015.