Dr. Neelam Mohan is a clinician par excellence, conceptualiser, pioneer, creator, advisor researcher, speaker, author, educator, administrator, and social worker.
She did her fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology AIIMS, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation from Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK. She is Fellow of the American college of Gastroenterology and Fellow of the International Medical Sciences Academy. She was an outstanding post graduate student1995 and ranked 7th in state MBBS entranceexamination’83
She is first in the country to have started therapeutic GI endoscopic work in newborns and young infants. She is a pioneer in developing the field of Liver Transplantation in India and is credited with highest number of pediatric liver transplants in country. She set up a comprehensive unit of Pediatric Gastroenterology at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and moved as the Director of first Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Liver Transplant at Medanta The Medicity, where she credited a state of the Art Centre with world class facility for children with GI and liver diseases.
She’s credited with first successful Pediatric Cadaveric reduced Liver transplant in India(2003); first successful survival of liver transplant in a fulminant liver failure in a child in India (2004); first bloodless liver transplant in India(2005); first successful Combined Liver and Kidney transplant from 2 live donors in a case of primary hyperoxaluria type –1 in South Asia (2007); first pediatric acute liver failure patient who could be successfully airlifted and liver transplanted in India (March 2007); youngest Domino liver transplantation in documented literature in the World; first Swap liver transplantation in India ( 2009, and the first living related liver transplant in a baby with factor 7 deficiency in the World(2010).
Her research work has been predominant and has in the field of coeliac disease and liver disease in newborn and children. She gained popularity for work in viral hepatitis C and presently working on obesity and liver disease in children.
She is credited with setting up the first structured fellowship / training programme in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Liver Transplantation in India.
She has 110 publications (42 international) and has authored 35 chapters in different books. She’s the first author for the Consensus on Management of Hepatitis C in Children published in International Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition 2010.She is on the editorial board of National journals like Indian Pediatrics, eMedinews (the first national electronic medical newspaper), IJCP group of publications, NDTV, Pediatrics on call.
She runs free Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology clinics. She also runs a free clinic for the thalassemics. She has founded Cherry Hill Educational Society to provide free basic education to a certain sect of people.
She has been honored with several awards such as: “Super Achievers of India Award” and “Mahila Sree Award & Gold Medal” for the year 2011 (for year of 2011 (Mayor of Delhi), Emedinews – “Most Popular Doctor” Award for 2011, Doctor of the year Award 2010” from eMedinews Revisiting 2010, “Dr. Sadhna International Empowerment of Women Award “ in 2010. IMA Academy of Medical Specialties “Distinguished Service Award” in year 2007; Delhi Medical Association “Dr. M.C. Joshi Memorial Oration” 2010, Delhi Medical Association “Eminent doctor of the year” 2009, Bharat Gaurav Award and Bharat Vikas Excellence Award by Mayor of Delhi , in 2006 and 2008 respectively; Young Investigator’s International Travel Award for World Congress in Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology & Nutrition held in Boston USA, August 2000 and 1999 Honoree International Who’s Who’s of Professional & Business Women – Award for significant career achievements and contributions to society.
She is among the most quoted women doctor of the country in print and electronic media and has to her credit several articles in newspapers and magazines.