McMaster University

McMaster University

Dr. Sandesh Shivananda

Assistant Professor

Ph: 905-521-2100 x 73489
Fx: 905-521-5007

Research Theme

Knowledge Translation and Education

  • Primary Research:
  • Secondary Research:

Key words

Neonatal health informatics, Quality improvement initiatives, Information & Communication management in NICU, Functional echocardiography, Improving efficency though effective use of informatics

Research Program Overview

Actively collecting areas for improvement and providing opportunities for collaborative projects at all levels. Liaising IT, administration and medical staff for incorporating changes in the unit. Designing fool proof programs related to NICU, to ensure successful implementation and sustainability

Current Projects

  • Information needs of level II physicians through a level III discharge summary to ensure optimal continuity of care
  • Mock resuscitation to improve role identification, team work and leadership skills in NICU
  • Evidence based improvement in quality to reduce mortality, morbidity and improve team work in NICU

Publications & Achievements

  • Anil Narang, PS Sandesh Kiran and Praveen Kumar. Cost of neonatal intensive care in a tertiary referral centre. Indian Pediatr 2005; 42: 989-997(Principal co-author. Responsible for study design, collection of data, analysis and writing first draft)
  • Sandesh Kiran PS, Dutta S, Narang A, Bhansali A, Malhi P Multiple courses of antenatal steroids. Indian J Pediatr. 2007 May;74(5):463-9 (Principal author. Responsible for study design, sample collection, taking consent, data collection, analysis and writing the first draft)
  • Sandesh Kiran PS, Dutta S, Narang A, Mukhopadhyay K. Unusual manifestations of VACTERL association. Indian Pediatr 2003; 40:162-165. (Principal author. Responsible for writing the first draft and reviewing the literature)
  • Anil Narang, Sandesh Kiran PS. Low birth weight and maturity, a future marriage of convenience: a letter to the editor, comments. Indian Pediatr 2002; 39:1064 – 1067. (Principal coauthor. Responsible for review of literature and writing comments)
  • Sandesh Kiran PS, Sourabh Dutta. Newer guidelines for neonatal resuscitation – How my practice needs to change. A letter to the editor. Indian Pediatr 2001; 38: 1435. (Principal author. Responsible for review of literature and writing comments)
  • Praveen Kumar, PS Sandesh Kiran, Rajeshwar Reddy Angiti, Ashok K Deorari, Anil Narang. A survey of Indian made neonatal care equipment. Journal of Neonatology 2005;1:70-75 (Principal co-author. Responsible for study design, data collection and summarizing the results)
  • L S Teixeira, S P Shivananda, D Stephens, G Van Arsdell, P J McNamara. Postoperative cardiorespiratory instability following ligation of the preterm ductus arteriosus is related to early need for intervention Journal of Perinatology28, 803 - 810 (10 Jul 2008)

Secondary Contact

Phone: 905-521-2100 x
Title: Administrative Assistant

Research Staff

Phone: 905-521-2100 x73673

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