Clinical Nutrition

Dr. DEEPA AGARWAL

About Dr. DEEPA AGARWAL

PHD

Interests

With a sound academic background in clinical nutrition I am inclined towards handling nutrition support of pre and post op bariatric patients, pediatrics, metabolic disorders like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, cardiology, renal issues, pregnancy and lactation and cancer.

Education

  • Under Graduation in Applied Nutrition, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India (April 2004- April 2007)
  • Post Graduation in Clinical Nutrition, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai, India – I Class (June 2007- June 2009) (Thesis Title: A study evaluating the efficacy of an intact polymeric formula in the nutritional management of critically ill patients.)
  • Supervisor Name: Dr A.J Hemamalini, Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Clinical Nutrition, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India
  • PhD in Paediatric Nutrition, Sri Ramachandra Medical College , Chennai, India (July 2009- December 2012) (Thesis Title: Assessment of Nutritional Status and Outcomes of Nutrition Support in Paediatric Patients admitted to an Intensive Care Unit
  • Supervisor Name: Dr A.J Hemamalini, Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Clinical Nutrition, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, India
  • External Examiner: Dr K.E Elizabeth, Consultant Pediatrician, Thiruvananthapuram, Govt Medical College and Hospital)

Awards

  • Best Student award in “Applied Nutrition” for the year 2004-2007 in U.G
  • Gold medalist in U.G (Applied Nutrition)
  • Outstanding Academic Performance in P.G (Clinical Nutrition)

Healthcare Experience

  • Clinical Nutritionist under Dr Rajkumar Palaniappan at Institute of Bariatrics, Apollo Hospitals, Greams lane, Chennai, India (Nov 2012- Dec 2013)
  • Duties included nutritional management of inpatients and outpatients with follow ups for a year after discharge, patient data management, writing research proposals and getting clearance from Institutional ethics committee. Recruiting patients for the study and writing research papers for publications, involved in taking classes for ancillary health care staffs.
  • Clinical Nutritionist under Dr Mahidhar Valeti, Nova Hospitals, Hyderabad, India (March 2014- September 2014)
  • Chief Nutritionist and Clinical Co-Ordinator, Asian Bariatrics, Hyderabad, India (October 2014- June 2015)

Research Included:

  • A prospective study on “Outcomes of Nutrition Therapy in Pre and Post-bariatric surgery patients”
  • A study on “Food Preferences in Pre and Post-bariatric surgery patients”

Workshops / Courses Attended

  • Nestle sponsored Workshop on “Nutritional Disorders and Interventional Strategies” at St. Ann’s College, Hyderabad 2007
  • Workshop on “Microbiological Techniques in food analysis” at TUV-SUD South Asia – Bangalore, June 2009
  • Indo – US CITI Workshop on “Promoting Research Ethics Education in India” organized by Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, and CITI, University of Miami, USA, December 2009
  • Coursework on “Research Methodology and Biostatistics for PhD candidates” organized by department of community medicine and central research facility, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, March’10
  • Workshop on “Research Paper Reading and Writing in Life Sciences”, Organized by Dr. M.G.R. Educational and Research Institute, Chennai, July 2010
  • Workshop on “Total Nutrition therapy” organized by Abbott Nutrition, Chennai, September, 2010
  • Basic Course on CITI Good Clinical Practice, by Collaborative Institutional training initiative, Chennai, December 2010
  • Basic Course on Biomedical Research, by Collaborative Institutional training initiative, Chennai, December 2010
  • Basic Course on The Responsible Conduct of Research for Biomedical Investigators, by Collaborative Institutional training initiative, Chennai, December 2010
  • Basic Course on Responsible Conduct of Research for Research Administrators, by Collaborative Institutional training initiative, Chennai, December 2010
  • International Workshop on “Integrated Approaches to Foods, Diet and Health: Indian and European Perspectives” organized by Centre for Food Technology, Anna University, Chennai, February, 2011
  • National Workshop on “Quality Sustenance in Research Publications”, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, June, 2012
  • EACCME certified International Workshop on “Nutrition in Bariatrics” at the 17th World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, New Delhi, September, 2012
  • EACCME certified International Workshop on “Basic Medical Writing Course” at the 17th World Congress of International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders, New Delhi, September, 2012
  • Basic Life Support Course, by Life Support Training Centre, Department of Accident and Emergency, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, December 2012
  • Workshop on “Peas Vs Pills” organized BY SHARAN, Pondicherry, January 2013

Presentation at the International/ National /Regional Conferences

  • Poster presentation – “Efficacy of an Intact Polymeric formula in the nutritional support of critically ill patients” – at PENSA 2009, the 13th annual conference of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia, held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 2009
  • Poster Presentation – “Do women Hostelites require Nutritional Counseling?” – at the 41st National Conference of the Nutrition Society of India at the National Institute of Nutrition, ICMR, Hyderabad, November 2009
  • Oral presentation – ” Outcomes of Enteral Nutrition Support in critically ill patients” – at the International critical care congress and 16th annual conference of Indian society of critical care medicine, Hyderabad, February 2010
  • Oral presentation – ” Qualitative and Quantitative analysis of a nutrient dense cereal pulse mix formula for enteral feeding” at the ICSSR and TANSHE sponsored National Seminar on food and Nutritional challenges and prospects in human health, Periyar university, Salem, February 2010 and received the best paper award
  • Poster presentation – “Appetite scores and body composition of haemodialysis patients” at the 6th annual conference of the association of physicians of India- Tamilnadu state chapter, Chennai, April’10
  • Poster presentation – “Influence of malnutrition on appetite scores and body composition of haemodialysis patients” at the 13th annual conference of the peritoneal dialysis society of India-Bangalore, September’10
  • Poster presentation – “Nutritional Status of Critically Ill Pediatric Patients” at the XII Continuing Education Program organized by the Department of Clinical Nutrition, Sri Ramachandra University, 2011 and received the best paper award
  • Poster presentation – “Medical Nutrition Therapy and its Effect on the Nutritional Outcomes in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit” – at the 45th annual conference of Indian Dietetic Association, held at Hyderabad, December, 2012
  • Oral presentation – “Food Preferences in Post Bariatric Surgery Patients”, OSSI, Ahmedabad, January 2014 under award category.

Publications in International/ National /Regional Journals

  • Ethics in Research. Conference proceedings of the IX Continuing Education Program organized by the Department of Clinical Nutrition, Sri Ramachandra University. 2010, pg no. 34-36
  • Microbial quality of enteral feeds, Journal of Pure & Applied Microbiology, An International Journal of Research, October 2010,Volume 4 No. 2, Page No. 755-760
  • Maternal Nutrition and Prevention of Oral Clefts, International Journal of Medicine and Public Health. January 2011, Volume 1, Issue 1; Page no. 43-45.
  • A Study Evaluating the Efficacy of a Home Based Intact Polymeric Formula in the Nutritional Management of Critically Ill Patients. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. February, 2011, Volume 5, Issue 1; Page no. 9-12
  • Nutrient Dense Cereal Pulse Mix for Enteral Feeding. Food Science Research Journal, an International Referred Research Journal. April, 2011, Volume 2, Issue 1; Page no. 64-68
  • Association of eating behavior with anemia among female hostelites. Food Science Research Journal, an International Referred Research Journal April, 2011, Volume 2, Issue 1; Page no. 37-39
  • Teen Nutrition. Conference proceedings of the XII Continuing Education Program organized by the Department of Clinical Nutrition, Sri Ramachandra University. 2011, pg no. 81-83
  • Nutritional Status of Critically ill Pediatric Patients. International Journal of Current Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Research, 2(1): 213– 218, 2012
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy and its Outcome in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. International Journal of Current Scientific Research. 2(1):245-250, 2012
  • Usefulness of Subjective Global Assessment Tool in Assessing the Nutritional Status of Critically Ill Pediatrics. Journal of Paediatrics Sciences. 2012; 4(3):e136

Participation

  • Participated in ” Presentation Skills during Library Festa Info- Tainment” Hyderabad, 2005- 2006
  • Faculty Level Seminar on “Environ 2005”, Hyderabad, August 2005
  • CME Programme on ” Food, Nutrition and Health – The frontier Areas” at the 46th Annual conference of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), National Institute of Nutrition (ICMR), Hyderabad, January, 2006
  • UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on ” Role of Women in Nation Building” – A multi dimensional perspective, Hyderabad, June 2006
  • Community Nutrition Camp – Pediatrics and Geriatrics, as a part of National Nutrition week, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, September 2008
  • Participated in the 13th annual conference of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia, held at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, June 2009
  • Participated in the 41st National Conference of the Nutrition Society of India at the National Institute of Nutrition, ICMR, Hyderabad, November 2009
  • Participated in the International critical care congress and 16th annual conference of Indian society of critical care medicine, Hyderabad, February 2010
  • Participated in the ICSSR and TANSHE sponsored National Seminar on food and Nutritional challenges and prospects in human health, Periyar university, Salem, February 2010
  • Participated in the 6th annual conference of the association of physicians of India- Tamilnadu state chapter, Chennai, April’10
  • Participated in the 13th annual conference of the Peritoneal Dialysis society of India-Bangalore, September’10
  • National symposium on “Pediatric Nutrition and Health” at Women’s Christian college, Chennai, September, 2010
  • Seminar on “Ethical issues in Clinical trials” organized by the Department of Pharmacology, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, December ‘10
  • International Seminar on ” Research: Think, create and communicate” organized by JBAS college for women, Chennai, January, 2011
  • Seminar on ” Adolescent Health” organized by the department of Pediatrics in association with Indian Academy of pediatrics, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, January, 2011
  • Participated in “Chennai Science festival – 2011”, organized by the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of Tamilnadu, Chennai, Jan-Feb, 2011
  • National Conference on “Nutritional Management in Metabolic Disorders” at Women’s Christian college, Chennai, October, 2011
  • 44th National Conference on “Pediatric to Geriatric Nutrition: Emerging Trends and Challenges” organized by the Indian Dietetic Association at New Delhi, November, 2011
  • National Conference on “Optimizing Nutritional Support in Health and Disease” at Queen Mary’s College, Chennai, January, 2012
  • American Dietetic Association organized CME on “Malnutrition Assessment and Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients”, Chennai, June, 2012
  • National Conference on “An Integrated Approach to Healing with foods” at Women’s Christian college, Chennai, August, 2012
  • 17th World Congress of “International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity and Metabolic Disorders”, New Delhi, September, 2012
  • 40th Annual Meeting of the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India (RSSDI 2012), Chennai, October, 2012
  • National Conference on “Indian Diet and Health: In Retrospect and Prospect” the 45th annual conference of Indian Dietetic Association, held at Hyderabad, December, 2012
  • National Conference in Bariatric Nutrition, the 10th OSSI Conference held at Ahmedabad, January 2014
  • National Conference of IAPEN “Enhans ( Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Nutrition for Surgeons)” , held at Chennai, October 2015

Resource Person

  • Delivered a lecture on Bariatric Nutrition at the Inaugural Ceremony of Bariatrics Institute at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai on 26th November, 2012
  • Delivered a lecture on Nutritional aspects of weight loss at the CME program organized by the Bariatrics Institute at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai on 29th June, 2013
  • Delivered a lecture on Pre and Post operative Nutrition Support of Bariatric Patients at the first anniversary celebrations of Bariatrics Institute at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai on 26th November, 2013
  • Delivered lectures on Pre and Post Operative Nutritional management of bariatric patients at the CME programs organized by Ethicon and Covidien.
  • Delivered a talk on “Obesity and its management” at JDA-Hyderabad, 19th June, 2014
  • Delivered a lecture on “Nutritional Supplements in Post Bariatric Surgery Patients” at the State level Symposium organized by Nova Hospitals, Hyderabad, 29th June, 2014
  • Delivered a lecture on “Nutrition Management in Bariatric Surgery” at the ACME program organized by Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai, 9th July, 2014
  • Delivered a lecture on “Edible Oils: The Indian Perspective” at the symposium on New Trends in Dietary and Therapeutic Lifestyle Management for Heart Care organized by the IDA Andhra Pradesh Chapter, Hyderabad, 21st August, 2014
  • Delivered a lecture on “Adolescent Nutrition” at Oakridge International School, Hyderabad, 27th August, 2014
  • Delivered a talk on “Role of Anti-oxidants in changing Lifestyle” a technical seminar organized by India Immunologicals Limited on 7th September, 2014, Hyderabad
  • Delivered a talk on “Optimal Nutrition for Lifestyle Management and Weight Reduction” organized by Secunderabad Club on 11th July, 2015, Hyderabad
  • Delivered a talk on “Diet and Lifestyle Practices” organized for Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop for Staff of IDBI Bank at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Banking and Finance, on 16th July, 2015, Hyderabad
  • Delivered a talk on “Anti Ageing Diet” organized by Inner Wheel Club (Ladies Rotary Wheel) of Secunderabad Circle, on 7th August, 2015, Hyderabad
  • Delivered a talk on “Health Awareness, Diet and Lifestyle” organized for Pre-Retirement Planning Workshop for Senior Managers of Coromandel Fertilizers, on 13th August, 2015, Hyderabad
  • Delivered a talk on “Food for Longetivity” at Business and Lifestyle Seminar, Ethames College, on 9th October, 2015, Hyderabad
  • Delivered a talk on “Optimal Nutrition for Lifestyle Management and Weight Reduction” organized at ICICI South India’s regional head office on 14th October, 2015, Hyderabad
  • Delivered a talk on “Nutrition for Weight Reduction” at Royal Degree Women’s College on 30th October, 2015, Hyderabad
  • Panelists for the topic “Nutrition in Bariatric Surgery” at the National Conference of IAPEN “Enhans ( Enhanced Recovery After Surgery and Nutrition for Surgeons)” , held at Chennai, 1st November 2015
  • Faculty for the topic “Nutrition in Pediatrics” at the National Pre- Conference Workshop of 53rd Pedicon , held at Hyderabad, 21st January 2016
  • Delivered a talk on “Optimal Nutrition for Lifestyle Management and Weight Reduction” organized at Dell regional head office on 3rd February, 2016, Hyderabad

Editorial Member

  • Member of Editorial team of “Calorie”, an In-house newsletter of Department of Clinical Nutrition at Sri Ramachandra University from Jan 2009 to June 2012.
  • Member of Editorial team of “Enlight”, an In-house newsletter of Bariatrics Institute at Apollo Hospitals from Jan 2013 to December 2013
  • Board of Studies Member, St Ann’s Women College, Osmania University: 2015-2016
  • Member of IQAC (Internal Quality Assurance Cell), St Ann’s Women College, Osmania University: 2015-2016

Magazine

  • Wrote an article on “Summer Food drive for children” for a Tamil magazine Doctor Vikatan, page 62-63: 1st April, 2013
  • Wrote an article on “Healthy Eating” for Channel 6, The magazine of twin cities-Hyderabad and Secunderabad, June Issue, page 70-72
  • Wrote an article on “Wellbeing” for Tulip, Lifestyle Magazine of Hyderabad, 2014,December Issue, page 60

Book

Contributed a chapter on “Nutrition as Career” in Education Plus being published by the leading Newspaper –Hindu, Page No. 90-91

Newspapers

  • Article on “You are what you Eat” Deccan Chronicle, Chennai, April 15th 2014
  • Article on ” A palate of Colours” New Indian Express, Hyderabad, May 6th 2014
  • Article on “Docs push for sodium level on food labels” Times of India, Chennai, May 18th 2014
  • Article on “Diabetics complain by 10%” Deccan Chronicle, Chennai, June 29th 2014
  • Article on “Eat once in 3 hours to fight 24/7 work life” Deccan Chronicle, Chennai, July 10th 2014
  • Article on “Food for healthy Eyes” Deccan Chronicle, Chennai, August 25th 2014
  • Article on ” Low Vitamin B12 pushes you into depression and fatigue”, Times of India, Chennai, December 5th 2014
  • Article on ” US Food Directive serves as wake up call for desi snacks”, Times of India, Chennai, June 19th 2015
  • Article on ” Right Fat in Moderation Keeps Heart Healthy”, Times of India, Chennai, July 19th 2015
  • Article on “Fatty Food During Pregnancy can make Newborn Obese”, Times of India, Chennai, September 19th 2015
  • Article on “Babies Need Exposure to Sunlight: Docs”, Times of India, Chennai, October 11th 2015
  • Article on “75% of Indians Suffer Vitamin Deficiency: Study”, Times of India, Chennai, October 18th 2015
  • Article on “Malnourishment a risk for weight loss ops”, Times of India, Chennai, November 22nd 2015
  • Article on “Summer Foods”, Andhra Bhoomi, Hyderabad, March 28th 2016
  • Article on “Trend Alert Algae on your Plate- Sea of Health”, The Week Magazine, Hyderabad, April Issue, 2016, Page 34-37

Radio

Live Interview on “Healthy Eating” – 101.9 Rainbow FM, 27th April, 2014

TV

Live Interview on “Rising Epidemic of Obesity” – TV9, Hyderabad, 26th November, 2014

Professional Memberships

  • Life Member, Indian Dietetic Association
  • Life Member, Nutrition Society of India
  • Life Member, Indian Society of Clinical Nutrition
  • Other Memberships
  • Member of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Ladies Wing
  • Member of Deepskiha Mahila club, Hyderabad

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