Dr Meenu Singh
Professor of Pediatrics
Advanced Pediatric Centre (APC)
Head, Pediatric Pulmonology
Head of Department, Telemedicine
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh- 160012 (India).
Dr Meenu Singh has a significant contribution in the field of research. She has guided Ph.D and MD students in the field of pulmonology. Her significant contribution has been in the field of asthma, tuberculosis and Cystic fibrosis in children. Her task force project with ICMR on the role of BCG in childhood allergy and asthma has brought forward the concept of using this vaccine for allergic conditions. She has conducted ICMR projects on BCG vaccination and asthma, food allergy and asthma and is currently doing an ICMR project on Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis. In the field of tuberculosis, Dr Singh compared the diagnostic yield of gastric lavage and bronchoalveolar lavage in children with suspected tuberculosis which was one of the first paper establishing bronchalveolar lavage in the diagnostic armamentarium of childhood tuberculosis. Her project with WHO SEARO on evaluating curriculum for DOTS in childhood tuberculosis in India formed the basis for developing standard treatment guidelines for management of TB in children. She was the member of guidelines committees of RNTCP for guidelines on childhood tuberculosis. Dr Singh has contributed to the genetic diagnosis and management of cystic fibrosis a life limiting genetic disease in children for which their group has described 6 novel mutations.
Dr Meenu Singh was trained as a pediatric Pulmonologist at the Children’s Hospital, University of Pittsburgh, USA in 1994-95. Since then she consistently worked in India in the field of Pediatric Pulmonology at the Advanced Pediatrics Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh. She is incharge of the pulmonology clinic in Advanced Pediatric centre. Dr Meenu Singh also heads the telemedicine centre at PGIMER using technology developed by ISRO and DIT. She is also in charge of Regional Resource Centre and National Knowledge Network at PGIMER and has developed a wide ranging tele-education network of medical colleges.