Shabeer Panangandy

Dr. Shabeer Panangandy Consultant Neonatology

Years of Experience : 17

Nationality : Indian

Languages Known : English, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi



Dr. Shabeer M. P. has completed his M.B.B.S. in 2006 from Calicut, India. Later, he earned an MD in Pediatrics in 2011 and a DM in Neonatology from prestigious Christian Medical college,Vellore, India, in 2016. Additionally, he holds a DNB degree from National board (India) in Neonatology.

Prior to Joining Burjeel Hospital, Dr. Shabeer M. P. served at renowned institutes in India.

Dr. Shabeer has numerous publications in international journals and has presented papers at national and state conferences. He holds lifetime memberships in various medical associations such as the National Neonatology Forum, the Indian Academy of Pediatrics, and the Indian Medical Association.

Dr Shabeer has a keen interest in teaching and training. He has been conducting NNF (national neonatology forum of India ) recognized fellowship courses for pediatricians in neonatology , for several years. He has been working as trainer for  advanced neonatal resuscitation program under IAP-NNF-first golden minute project for last several years.

Research & Publications

  • Shabeer MP, Abiramalatha T, Gibikote S, Rebekah G, Thomas N. Bedside sonography performed by neonatology residents to confirm central vascular catheter position in neonates - A Prospective Diagnostic Evaluation study. J Neonatal Perinatal Med. 2021;14(1):101-107. doi: 10.3233/NPM-200409. PMID: 32310193
  • Shabeer MP, Abiramalatha T, Smith A, Shrestha P, Rebekah G, Meghala A, Thomas N. Comparison of Two Low-cost Methods of Cooling Neonates with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy. J Trop Pediatr. 2017 Jun 1;63(3):174-181. doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmw067. PMID: 28369606
  • Shabeer MP, Abiramalatha T, Devakirubai D, Rebekah G, Thomas N. Standard care with plastic bag or portable thermal nest to prevent hypothermia at birth: a three-armed randomized controlled trial. J Perinatol. 2018 Oct;38(10):1324-1330. doi: 10.1038/s41372-018-0169-9. Epub 2018 Jul 27. PMID: 30054587.
  • Abiramalatha T, Santhanam S, Mammen JJ, Rebekah G, Shabeer MP, Choudhury J, Nair SC. Utility of neutrophil volume conductivity scatter (VCS) parameter changes as sepsis screen in neonates. J Perinatol. 2016 Sep;36(9):733-8. doi: 10.1038/jp.2016.69. Epub 2016 Apr 28. PMID: 27123571.
  • Abiramalatha T, Mathew SK, Mathew BS, Shabeer MP, Arulappan G, Kumar M, Jayaseelan V, Kuruvilla KA. Continuous infusion versus intermittent bolus doses of fentanyl for analgesia and sedation in neonates: an open-label randomised controlled trial. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2019 Jul;104(4):F433-F439. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2018-315345. Epub 2018 Oct 15. PMID: 30322973.
  • Abiramalatha T, Kumar M, Shabeer MP, Thomas N. Advantages of being diligent: lessons learnt from umbilical venous catheterisation in neonates. BMJ Case Rep. 2016 Feb 3;2016:bcr2015214073. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-214073. PMID: 26843419; PMCID: PMC4746537.
  • Abiramalatha T, Kumar M, Shabeer MP. Pleural effusion caused by a malpositioned umbilical venous catheter in a neonate. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 Oct 30;2015:bcr2015212705. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-212705. PMID: 26518219; PMCID: PMC4654161.


  • Neonatal intensive care including critical care of surgical neonates
  • Preterm nutrition
  • Neonatal ventilation
  • Neonatal hemodynamic assessment
  • Neurodevelopmental follow up of high-risk neonates


  • Life Member-Indian Academy of Pediatrics
  • National Neonatology Forum (India)