About Pediatrics

Children are the future of the nation and caring for them becomes responsibility of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal. The dedicated Pediatric team focuses on the care and health of children till 18 years of age. Their clinical expertise, outpatient and diagnostic facilities and in- patient facilities in a safe and caring environment instills confidence and promotes healing. Paediatric Department located in Keshav Bhandarkar Centre For Maternal & Child Health Kasturba Hospital, Manipal provides a full range of tertiary pediatric care, health promotion and prevention programs for children and adolescents. The hospital caters to children along the Konkan coastal from Calicut to Goa. The medical staff has responded to the changing needs of children requiring inpatient care by developing need based clinical services.

Contact Details

HOD: Dr. Leslie Edward S Lewis​

2nd Floor, OPD Block

Madhav Nagar, Manipal, Karnataka 576104


Well Baby Clinic

High Risk Clinic

Downʼs Syndrome Clinic

Genetics Clinic

The Genetics Clinic at Kasturba Hospital is providing clinical evaluation, diagnosis, management and counseling facilities to patients with genetic diseases. In association with Manipal Life Sciences Center, we offer karyotyping, fluorescence in situ hybridization, molecular diagnosis and biochemical evaluation to various genetic disorders. The clinic has strong laboratory support from hematology, biochemistry, microbiology and pathology which may be needed for the patients with genetic disorders. The DNA diagnostic tests for thalassemia, sickle cell disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, hemophilia etc are provided for diagnosis of patients, carrier detection and prenatal diagnosis.



  • LP
  • Bone Marrow Including
  • Biopsy
  • Humidification
  • Nebulizer
  • Abdominal tap
  • Pleural tap
  • Ventricular tap
  • FNAC
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Abscess Aspiration
  • Lung Aspiration
  • Central I.V. Access
  • Ascitic Tap
  • Peritoneal Dialysis

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU Procedures

  • Care of Extremely Pre mature Babies
  • Ventilation & Surfactant Administration
  • Care of High Risk Neonate
  • Care of Post Surgical Neonate
  • Screening for Retinopathy for Pre maturity
  • Phototherapy
  • Partial Exchange transfusion
  • Arterial BP Monitoring in
  • High Risk Neonate
  • Normal Neonatal Care

The Team

Dr. Leslie Edward S Lewis


Dr. Pushpa Kini


Dr. Ramesh Bhat


Dr. Shrikiran Hebbar


Dr. Suneel C Mundkur


Dr. Jayashree Purkayastha


Dr. Sheila Samanta Mathai


Dr. Sandeep Kumar

Associate Professor

Dr. Sowmya Shashidhara

Associate Professor

Dr. Sandesh Kini

Associate Professor

Dr. Karen Janice Moras

Associate Professor

Dr. Koushik H

Associate Professor

Dr. Juanitha George

Assistant Professor

Dr. Shruthi Kumar Bharadwaj

Assistant Professor

Dr. Praveen C Samuel

Assistant Professor