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Dr. Ashish Prakash - Child Specialist in Neonatology & Paediatrics Department @ Yashoda Hospital Ghaziabad

Dr. Ashish Prakash

HOD & Senior Consultant, Neonatology & Pediatrics

Neonatology & Paediatrics

About  Dr. Ashish Prakash

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.

Educational Qualifications

  • M.B.B.S., AIIMS, New Delhi
  • M.D. (Paediatrics), AIIMS, New Delhi
  • D.N.B. (Paediatrics), National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi
  • Fellowship in Neonatology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney
  • Fellowship, Indian College of Maternal & Child Health (FICMCH)
  • Fellowship, Indian Academy of Medical Specialities (FIAMS)


  • Registrar, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Worked at NETS, the unique flying doctors retrieval service in New South Wales, Australia wherein he was engaged in transporting sick newborns by helicopter & air ambulance
  • Visiting traineeship, Neonatal Unit, Grimsby Hospital, UK
  • Neonatologist & Paediatrician, Mowasat hospital, Kuwait
  • Consultant Neonatologist, Fortis Hospital, Noida
  • Trained the ANMs & nurses working in the periphery in the art of neonatal resuscitation under the Navjat Shishu Suraksha Karyakram
  • Professor & HOD Pediatrics, Subharti Medical College, Meerut
  • Speaker at state & national conferences
  • National trainer, Basic Life Support course (BLS)
  • National trainer, Neonatal Advanced Life Support course (NALS)
  • National trainer, Paediatric Advanced Life Support course (PALS) 
  • HOD & Senior Consultant, Neonatology & Pediatrics, Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre - 2001 - Present. Besides clinical responsibilities, he is also involved in the training of D.N.B. trainees


  • Neonatal problems pertaining to prematurity
  • Neonatal jaundice 
  • Meconium aspiration
  • Congenital pneumonia
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Neonatal seizures
  • Neonatal sepsis
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • PPHN
  • Quality improvement in neonatal care
  • Advanced level of respiratory support in babies (high-frequency ventilation & nitric oxide treatment)

Accomplishments & Awards

  • Scholar Award, National Talent Search Examination (NTSE)- 1980
  • Gold Medal for best research in Neonatology, National Neonatology Forum (NNF)- 1991
  • Awarded Membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences, India (MNAMS)- 1994
  • Selected by the National Neonatology Forum (NNF) after nationwide invitation
  • B.R. Ramasubramanian Award for Best Scientific Contribution, given by Indian Medical Association, Ghaziabad- 2001 & 2011
  • His innovation 'Subharti Wrap' was selected as innovation for Plenary session at National conference of NNF, Varanasi-2006
  • Best Scientific Contribution, IMA award, U.P.- 2018


  • Member, Indian Medical Association (IMA)
  • President, Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP), Ghaziabad Branch
  • Member, National Neonatology Forum (NNP)
  • Member, Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)

Educational Fellowships

  • Fellowship in Neonatology, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney-1995 - 1997
  • Fellowship, Indian College of Maternal and Child Health (FICMCH)- 1999
  • Fellowship, Indian Academy of Medical Specialities (FIAMS)- 2012

Research & Publications

  • Editor, PediaNews, a quarterly newsletter published by the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), Ghaziabad
  • Paper presentations in both national & international conferences