India Giani Grants

​Indi​a Giani Fund Grants

​Dynamic pediatricians/neonatologists who want to develop their academic and clinical careers and hone their research capabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates with a research abstract ready for submission to either conference (PAS or Hot Topics in Neonatology) will get preference. 

Candidates are chosen by requesting applications twice a year through the newsletters of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) (a sister organization of the American Academy of Pediatrics), and the National Neonatology Forum (NNF). All applications received in a preset format, which are accompanied by 2 letters of recommendation by their peers or teachers are then evaluated by a Selection Committee consisting of 6 US neonatologists of Indian origin with considerable academic and research experience and 2 members co-opted from the AAP, Department of International Child Health.


Application Instructions and Form  - Word Document

PAS will be held May 2 - May 6, 2020, in Philadelphia, PA. For more information, email

Past Scholars

The following scholars have visited USA under the India Giani Fund and attended the conference against their name.


    Shayam Kaushik, MD

    Indira Gandhi Insititute of Medical Sciences, Shimla, HP

    Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI​

    PAS, San Francisco, 2017
    Joseph John​, MD​Sree Narayana Institute of Medical Sciences, Kerala

    Stanford University Group of Hospitals, CA

    PAS, San Francisco, 2017
    Umesh Mehta, MDDistrict Hospital, Gurgaon, HaryanaStanford University Group of Hospitals, CAPAS, San Francisco, 2017

    Sushma Krishnegowda, MDJ.S.S. Medical College, Agrahara, Mysuru, Karnataka​Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Balitmore, MDPAS, Baltimore, 2016
    Suman Rao, MDSt John's Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka​​Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Balitmore, MDPAS, Baltimore, 2016
    Deepti Thandaveshwara, MDJ.S.S. Medical College, Agrahara, Mysuru, Karnataka​​Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Balitmore, MDPAS, Baltimore, 2016
    Prajwala Hassan Vasudev, MDJ.S.S Medical College, Agrahara, Mysuru, Karnataka​Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Balitmore, MD​PAS, Baltimore, 2016

    Niranjan Thomas, MD*Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil NaduNonePAS, San Diego, 2015
    Subhash Chandra Shaw, MD, DM* (Dr. Shaw financed his entire trip himself, and could not rotate in a NICU.)Eastern Command Hospital Kolkota, WBNonePAS, San Diego, 2015
    Avneet Kaur, MDFortiss Hospital NICU, New DelhiUC at San Diego & Sharp Hospital, San Diego, CAPAS, San Diego, 2015


    Anuj Bhatti, MD, DM*Govt Medical College, JammuCincinnati Children's Medical Center, OHPAS, Vancouver, Canada, 2014
    Yogesh Khanna, MDDistrict Hospital, Ludhiana, PunjabSharp Hospital for Women & Newborns, San Diego, CAPAS, Vancouver, Canada, 2014
    Somashekhar Nimbalkar, MDPramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad Anand, GujeratNone​PAS, Vancouver, 2014

    Sriparna Basu, MD*Benares Hindu University, Varanasi, UPGeorgetown University Hosapital, Washington, DC

    PAS, Washington DC, 2013

    Girish Gupta, MD, DMArmed Forces Medical College, Pune, MaharashtraUniversity of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

    PAS, Washington DC, 2013

    Rakesh Jora, MDMedical College, Jodhpur, RajasthanUniversity of Illinois, Chicago Hospital, Chicago, IL

    PAS, Washington DC, 2013


    Asim Mallick, MDNilratan Sirkar Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, WBLucille Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford University, Stanford, CAPAS, Boston, 2012
    Inderpreet Sohi, MDChristian Medical College,
    Ludhiana, Punjab
    Northwestern University Hospitals, Chicago, ILHot Topics in Neonatology,
    Washington, DC, 2012
    H A Venkatesh, MDManipal Hospital, Bangalore, KarnatakaNew England Medical Center Tufts University, Boston, MAHot Topics in Neonatology,
    Washington, DC, 2012

    Reeta Bora, MD*Assam Medical College, Guwahati, AssamNorthwestern University Hospitals, Chicago, ILPAS, Denver, 2011
    Shiv Kumar Lalwani, MDWadia Children's Hospital, Mumbai, MaharashtraRainbow Babies Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OHPAS, Denver, 2011

    Srinivas Murki, MD, DM*Fernandes Hospital,
    Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
    University Hospital
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    PAS, Vancouver, 2010
    H. S. Niranjan, MDIndira Gandhi Institute of Child Health
    Bangalore, Karnataka
    Yale University Children's Hospital, New Haven, CTHot Topics,
    Washington DC, 2010
    Arun K.Singh, MDPGIMER, Kolkata, WBYale University, Children's  New Haven, CTHot Topics, Washington, DC, 2010

    Rakesh Jora, MD** Medical College
    Jodhpur, Rajasthan
    Nationwide Children's Med Center, Columbus, OHPAS, Baltimore, 2009
    Rajiv Sharan, MDTATA Hospital, 
    Tatanagar, Jharkhand
    Case Western Univ Babies', Cleveland, OHHot Topics, WAshington DC, 2009
    V. Sundaram, MD, DM*PGIMER, Chandigarh, 
    North India
    U of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, ALPAS, Baltimore, 2009
    Kheya Uttam Ghosh, MDRamakrishna Hospital
    Kolkata, WB
    George Washington Univ, Washington, DCHot Topics, Washington DC, 2009

    Ashok Gupta, MDSMS Medical College
    Jaipur, Rajasthan
    Kapiolani Medical Center
    University of Hawaii, HI
    PAS, Honolulu, 2008
    Ashok Kumar, MD*Medical College
    Benares Hindu Univ, UP

    Texas Children's Hospital, 
    Houston, TX
    Hot Topics, Washington, DC,  2008
    Leslie Lewis, MD, DNB*Manipal University
    Manipal, Karnataka
    Yale University Children's Hospital, New Haven, CTHot Topics, Washington, DC ,2008
    Prashanta Saboth, MDHi Tech Med College
    Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
    Kapiolani Medical Center
    University of Hawaii, HI
    PAS, Honolulu, 2008

    Prakash Anboiram, MDRamachandra Medical College, ChennaiGeorgetown University Hospital, 
    Washington, DC
    Hot Topics, Washington, DC, 2007
    Shantharam Baliga, MD**Kasturba Med College
    Mangalore, Karnataka
    Texas Children's Hospital,
    Houston, TX
    PAS, Toronto 2007
    Sathish Saluja, MD, DNBSir Gangaram Hospital, New DehliTexas Children's Hospital,
    Houston, TX
    PAS,Toronto, 2007
    Ashok Yadav, MDWestern Command
    Indian Navy, Mumbai​, Maharashtra

    Georgetown University Hospital,
    Washington, DC
    Hot Topics, Washington, DC, 2007

Academic Rotation

If a scholar or eminent pediatric/ neonatal faculty comes from India looking for a short term visit to any of the University hospitals, we have also guided them by contacting NICU division chiefs in that University hospital to accommodate the visiting scholar.

The India Giani Fund has sponsored dozens of research abstracts from Indian pediatricians/neonatologists for submission to the largest international pediatric research conference namely the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) conference which is conducted in a major US/Canadian city every year in the spring.