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Dr. Deepika Handa

Consultant, Microbiology

Department
M.D. Microbiology

About  Dr. Deepika Handa

Dr. Deepika Handa is a proficient Consultant in Microbiology at Yashoda Hospital & Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad. Armed with an M.D. in Microbiology, Dr. Handa brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the realm of healthcare.

In her role as a Consultant, Microbiology, Dr. Deepika Handa plays a crucial part in ensuring precision and accuracy in diagnostics. Her dedication to the field goes beyond the laboratory; it's a commitment to providing patients with the most advanced and reliable microbiological insights.


Educational Qualifications

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Basic & Advanced Sonography (obstetric-gynae, gen abdomen, color doppler & echocardiography), The Global Open University
  • M.D. (Physician), Kuban State Medical University Krasnodar, Russia
  • M.D. (Microbiology), Subharti Medical College & Hospital, Meerut
  • M.B.A. (Hospital Administration), Swami Vivekanand University, Meerut
  • Diploma, Infection Prevention & Control, Infection Control Academy of India (IFCAI), University of Hyderabad

Experiences

  • Intern, Government Medical College & Hospital, Sec-32, Chandigarh
  • Junior Resident, Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Delhi
  • Resident (Microbiology), Subharti Medical College, Meerut
  • Consultant Microbiologist & Infection Control Officer, Apollo Hospital, Noida- Sep. 2013 - Feb. 2016
  • Assistant Professor, Rama Medical College, Hapur- Aug. 2015 - Jul. 2016
  • Assistant Professor, Ayaan Institute of Medical Sciences, Kanakamamidi, Hyderabad - Dec. 2017 - Jan. 2021
  • Associate Professor, Ayaan Institute of Medical Sciences, Kanakamamidi, Hyderabad - Jan. 2021-22
  • Consultant Microbiologist & Infection Control Officer, Apollo Hospital, Noida
  • Consultant Microbiologist & Infection Control Officer, Yatharth Super Speciality Hospital, Noida Ext.
  • Consultant, Microbiology, Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad - 2023 - Present

Specializations

  • Preparing policies & SOPs for Hospital Infection Control
  • Quality Management in molecular biology laboratory

Accomplishments & Awards

  • Training Programme on Medical System & Internal Audit as per IS/ISO 15189, NITS, Noida- 2013
  • Training Course in Ultrasound - Obs-gynae, Abdomen, Color doppler & Echocardiography (Affiliate Education Centre of Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, US) - 2013-14
  • Revised Basic Course Workshop, Medical Technologies, Nodal Center, Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad- 2017
  • Curriculum Implementation Support Programme, Nodal Center, Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad- 2019
  • Training program on Medical System, Internal System & Internal Audit as per IS/ISO 15189, Hyderabad- 2020
  • First National Advanced Hands-on Workshop on Antimicrobial Stewardship Practices, AIIMS Mangalagiri- 22-25 Feb. 2023
  • Cleared the national certifying examination for infection control professionals, Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO)- Mar. 2023
  • Basic Certificate Course on Antimicrobial stewardship, Consortium of Accredited Health Care Organizations (CAHO)- 26 May 2023
  • 3-day training programme on Implementation of NABH 5th Edition Standards for Hospitals, NABH- July 2023

Memberships

  • Member, Hospital Infection Society, India
  • Lifetime Member, Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organization (CAHO)
  • Life Member, Society of Antimicrobial Stewardship Practices in India (SASPI)

Research & Publications

  • Handa, D., 'Mycological Study of the Nose & Paranasal Sinuses in 100 Cases', Indian Journal of Research, Vol. 8, Issue 10, Oct. 2019
  • Handa, D., 'Incidence of Candidiasis in Oral Cancer Patients Pre & Post Radiotherapy Treatment', IOSR Journal of Dental & Medical Sciences, Vol. 18, Issue 9 SER, 14 Sept 2019, pp. 67-69
  • Handa, D., 'Prevalence of Carbapenemase-Producing Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in ICU Patients', International Journal of Scientific Research, Vol. 8 Issue 6, June, 2019
  • Handa, D., 'Evaluation of Phenotypic Tests for Detection of AMP CBETA-Lactamase in Clinical Isolates of Escherichia Coli', Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology - 56(2), April - June 2013
  • Handa, D., 'Exploring the Factors Associated Changes in the Personal Habits of Frontline Healthcare Workers During COVID-19 Pandemic', International Journal of Health & Clinical Research, 2022;5(2):365-368 e-ISSN:2590-3241, p-ISSN:2590-325X