Dr. Monika Kaushal


Consultant Pediatrician & Neonatologist

  • Lead of Department of Pediatrics and Neonatology Emirates specialty hospital past 6 years
  • Lead of department Pediatrics and Neonatology Zulekha Hospital (First level III private hospital in Dubai)
  • Started Fellowship of IAP Neonatology and NNF Neonatology in UAE
  • Having 18 years’ experience in UAE plus six years’ experience abroad of intensive neonatology and pediatrics
  • Developed videos on Kangaroo mother care, Breast feeding, and asepsis which used as teaching purpose all over Asia and WHO
  • Author of chapters in books and articles in indexed journals
  • Faculty in national and international conferences


  • MBBS ( First division , first attempt)
  • MD Pediatrics (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences Chandigarh)
  • DM Neonatology (All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi)
  • Visiting Fellowship RCPCH UK
  • Diploma Neonatology with distinction Southampton University UK
  • lactation expert
  • On going course in quality improvement by AAP
  • FNNF (NNF, India)
  • Vice President Emirates pediatric and neonatal society
  • President elect IAP neonatal chapter
  • MRCPCH Examiner elect
Clinical Expertise:


  • Has a long experience as consultant Neonatologist in taking care of extreme preterm babies as low as 23 week 500 gm
  • Can take care of high-risk babies like:• Severe birth asphyxia (head cooling and CFM)• Persistent Pulmonary hypertension (High frequency ventilation and Nitric oxide )• Cardiac conditions (cardiac screening , echocardiography and PG drip and transport baby to cardiac surgical unit )• Extreme Jaundice (exchange transfusion)
  • Extreme Preterm (23 Weeks and above)
  • Sepsis
  • Shock
  • In-Born error of Metabolism
  • Polycythemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • IUGR
  • Pneumonia
  • Anemia
  • Has vast experience in ventilation basic and advanced
  • Certified in clinical ultrasonography of neonates
  • Experience in transporting sick babies in and out of the unit
  • Believes in gentle and humanly care of sick neonates
  • Believes in Family-centered care of neonates
  • Follow up of NICU graduates for developmental care
  • Started teaching program for registrars and nurses recognized in India
  • Developed neonatal protocols for protocol books of IAP
  • Conducts workshops and trains in UAE, India, and Egypt


  • Treatment for all general pediatric cases which requiring intravenous fluids and further investigations such as: Pneumonia, Dehydration, Gastroenteritis, Urinary Tract-Infection etc.
  • All Respiratory Illness that requires Inhalation therapy like
  • Acute asthma
  • Croup
  • Pneumonia and others.
  • Unclear Diseases that need further investigation and Diagnosis.
  • Educational activities, parent education on handling diabetes mellitus, asthma and others.
  • Eating disorders.
  • Vaccinations
  • Well-baby care, whereby growth and development of babies are assessed and monitored.
  • Abdominal pain and gastrointestinal issues.
  • School Entrance Physical / Sport.
  • Developmental Delay
  • ENT infections
  • Eczema
  • Chronic Disease
  • Well Child Check-Up
  • Constipation
  • Allergies
  • Child Development Assessment
  • Diagnosis of Behavior Disorders, Autism, ADHD in childhood.
  • Headache and related Neurological Complain
  • Obesity in children.
Certifications and Professional Memberships:
  • National Neonatology Forum
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Indian Academy of Pediatrics
  • Emirates Medical Association


  • Young Scientist Award 2004 Analgesic effect of breast feeding prior to venipuncture in term neonates: A randomized, double blind, controlled trial 13th Congress of the Federation of Asia and Oceania Prenatal Societies
  • Selected for Gold Paper 2001 Prediction of Early Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia Using First Day Total Serum Bilirubin Estimation in Healthy Term and Borderline Term Newborn. XXI NNF Annual Convention, Guwahati
  • Selected for social Award Paper 2002 Epidemiological Assessment of Breast-Feeding Practices and Health Seeking Behavior in a rural community XXII Annual convention of NNF at Kochi, Kerala
  • Selected for Gold Paper 2003 Cling Wrap: An innovative intervention for temperature maintenance and reduction of insensible water loss in Very Low Birth Weight Babies Nursed Under Radiant Warmer: A Randomized Controlled Trial. XXIII Annual Convention of National Neonatology Forum. Hyderabad.
  • Best innovation in Zulekha hospital 2015
  • Best Quality initialization Zulekha Hospital 2016
  • Einstein Award Zulekha hospital 2017
  • Appreciation for Commitment Emirates Specialty Hospital 2019
  • Best quality paper in Emirates Specialty Hospital 2020
  • Best health care service provider WMC 2022
  • Al Safeer congress Ambassador award 2022
  • Award for outstanding activity for neonatal health
  • IWD Award S3 -category Doctor 2023
+ 0 Years of Experience


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