Name: Dr Sonali Paradhi (Mhatre)
Birth Place: Mumbai
Interests: Neonatology, Research, Academic Training.
Hobbies: Travelling, Reading, Cooking, Sketching, Swimming.
Dr Sonali Paradhi (Mhatre) is born and brought up in Mumbai and is a true ‘Mumbaiyan’ at heart. She has completed her MBBS training at the prestigious Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of hospitals, Mumbai. Her PG training includes MUHS D.Ch from Topiwala National Medical college & BYL Nair Hospital, followed by DNB Pediatrics from Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Research centre, Mumbai. Being an ardent admirer of the subject of neonatology, she completed her IAP Fellowship in Neonatology from Neocare Hospital, Nasik and started her journey towards dedicating herself in the subject – clinically and academically. This led to the foundation of her training platform – ‘Neonatohub’, which has been successfully running over multiple social media platforms for the last 6 years. With an avid interest in the field of research, she has a couple of publications to her name and has presented posters and papers in national and international conferences & is currently pursuing MRCPCH (UK).
Achievement So far:
She has excelled in academics throughout the school years with numerous extracurricular activity awards to her name in the field of – Quiz, Elocutions & Violin playing. Notable achievements include being Awardee to State and National Talent Search scholarships, Science and Maths Olympiad during school time.
During Medical Training period:
- Winner at the Intercollegiate Medical Symposium organized by Grant Medical college in 2001. Topic: STRESS
- Winner of Research Paper Presentation conducted by ‘INNOVATION 10’ by Grant Medical college & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals. Topic: Study of correlation between social support, depression and caregiver burden in primary caregivers of patients with Schizophrenia.
- Winner at the Zonal Psychiatry Quiz Program held during the 39th Annual Conference of the Indian Psychiatry Society, Western Zone. (2008).
- Poster presentation awardee at the 2017 Nashikon. Poster presented at 2013 Neocon.
- Presented Oral Poster at Joint Paediatric Critical Care International Meeting, London, UK in 2019. Topic – Neutropenia in Paediatric Intensive care unit patients – Aetiology, Clinical factors and Outcomes.
- She is a certified counsellor in the field of interpersonal relationships, bereavement, clinical caregivers, child psychology.
Favourite Topics of Writing:
Academics (Especially Neonatology), Parenting blogs, Poetry.
What describes you the best:
Motivational and Academic Author.
Tell us about your writing career:
I have been a regular writer and presenter of pediatric and neonatology topics on various social media platforms. I have been fortunate enough to be invited as a guest writer at multiple parenting platforms and realised that I truly enjoyed this entire process of knowledge sharing. This is however my first attempt at Book authorship and am totally ready ‘to put my best foot forward.
Tell us something about your book:
Our book is a simple, easy to use handbook for the budding pediatric residents. Our aim was to come up with not just a handbook for clinical guidance, but also with something that will provide a source of companionship to the enthusiastic but tired resident doctor. We have tried to give an evidence based simple algorithmic management approach to most of the emergency scenarios encountered in pediatric residency, which I am sure will prove to be beneficial to all the trainee as well as practicing pediatricians.
What encourages you to become an Author?
I have been running an online neonatology training platform – ‘Neonatohub’ for the last 6 years for simplified understanding of the subject of clinical pediatrics and neonatology for the resident pediatric doctors. After realising the impact which a published book with the same motivation and intent – Of easing the subject and promoting knowledge could have, being a part of it, just felt ‘Right.’
What is your current goal in writing career?
To continue my quest of writing more books – to make understanding Pediatrics (& especially Neonatology) simple, interesting and research driven.
Are you writing other books as well, let us know about the same?
I am currently working on an Evidence based clinical neonatology book, catering to Pediatric residents as well as Neonatal Fellows, which is still under wraps until the paperwork is complete.