Dr. Ashish Prakash is an experienced and eminent paediatrician of Ghaziabad. Presently, he is the Head of Department, Neonatology & Paediatrics at Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Ghaziabad. He is an alumnus of the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi pursuing his M.B.B.S. and M.D. from the apex institution of medical training in India. He did a further 3-year super-speciality training in neonatology from The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney which is a state-of-the-art teaching hospital under the University of Sydney. Dr. Prakash has a cumulative experience of more than 30 years in neonatology & paediatrics, having worked in prestigious hospitals in India as well as in other countries such as the United Kingdom and Kuwait during his stints there.
Not only did Dr. Ashish Prakash come back to his home country after extensive training abroad, but also he bestowed the benefit of his knowledge to his town rejecting many lucrative offers. He is credited with doing many firsts in newborn care. Supported by hospital management, he set up a level III Neonatal Unit and a well-equipped Paediatric ICU at Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre on par with international standards. This made Yashoda Hospital, Nehru Nagar, the first hospital in western U.P. to commence ventilation, surfactant treatment and parental nutrition for micro-preemie babies. Prior to this, any premature or sick newborn had to be shifted to Delhi. Dr. Ashish Prakash is an expert in all neonatal problems pertaining to prematurity, neonatal jaundice, meconium aspiration, neonatal sepsis and PPHN and is also responsible for quality improvement in neonatal care providing wholesome neonatal and follow-up care for ensuring a healthy childhood. He has expertise in handling babies who need an advanced level of respiratory support such as high-frequency ventilation & nitric oxide treatment and babies who are extremely premature.
Dr. Ashish Prakash was actively involved in the development of a unique foot-operated device for newborn babies' resuscitation called 'no breeze' which is well acclaimed by experts, both in India and abroad; the details of the same were presented at the PAS meeting in the USA in 2016. Besides this, he has also been a medical teacher for more than 20 years as Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics, Subharti Medical College, Meerut. There, he was involved in teaching & training M.B.B.S. & M.D. students. Many of the postgraduates trained by him turned out to be accomplished paediatricians in India & abroad, swearing by the wholesome & intensive training received under him.