Dr. Pathak Ashish

Dr. Pathak Ashish

Associate prof,

Department of Pediatrics; RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain
64, Sethi Nagar, Ujjain, MP, 456010, Ujjain, India, 456010

plus Speciality

INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Biography:

Name:Ashish Pathak, 1973-10-20 Institutional Affiliation, Address, Telephone. email 1. Department of Pediatrics, RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain-456010, India 2. Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet , Tomtebodavägen, Karolinska Institutet, 171 77 Stockholm, www.ki.se 3. Department of Women and Children's Health, International Maternal and Child Health Unit, Uppsala University, SE-751 85 Uppsala, Sweden Tel: +91 9302239899 E.mail: drashishp@rediffmail.com, ashish.pathak@ki.se Education 1. Phd “Lessons from diagnosis-prescribing and antibiotic resistance surveillance in Ujjain, India: The lull before the storm” Division Of Global Health (Ihcar), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden- 2012 2. Diploma in Global Health-2012 3. DNB (Pediatrics)-2004 4. FCPS-Child Health Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai-2004 5. DCH (Diploma in Child Health) 2002 6. MBBS (Bachelor in Medicine and bachelor in Surgery) 2012 Present position -Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, R.D. Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, India -Post Doctoral Fellow, Global Health (IHCAR), Dept of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden -Post Doctoral Fellow, Women and Children's Health, International Maternal and Child Health Unit, Uppsala University, Sweden Selected scientific publications (last 5 years) Total number of publications: 14 List of recent publications: 1. Pathak A, Salesh Chandran P, Kalpana Mahadik, Ragini Macaden, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg Frequency and factors associated with carriage of multi-drug resistant commensal Escherichia coli among women attending antenatal clinics in central India BMC Infect Dis (Accepted for publication 23rd April 2013) 2. Pathak A, Mahadik K, Sharma R, Marothi Y, Sharma M, Macaden R and CS Lundborg: Factors associated with carriage of multi-resistant commensal Escherichia coli among postmenopausal women in Ujjain, India Scand J Infect Dis. -May 2012 DOI:10.3109/00365548.2012.697635) 3. Pathak A, Mahadik K, Dhaneria SP, Sharma A, Eriksson B, CS Lundborg (2012) Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption Using the “Focus of Infection” Approach in 2 Hospitals in Ujjain, India. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38641. 4. Pathak A, Marothi Y, Kekre V, Mahadik K, Macaden R and Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg: High prevalence of extended-spectrum ?-lactamase producing pathogens: Results of a surveillance study in 2 hospitals, Ujjain, India. Infect Drug Resist. 2012;5:65-73. Epub 2012 Apr 5. PubMed PMID: 22570555; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3345881. 5. Joshi SC, Diwan V, Tamhankar AJ, Joshi R, Shah H, Sharma M, Pathak A, Macaden R, Stålsby Lundborg C. Qualitative study on perceptions of hand hygiene among hospital staff in a rural teaching hospital in India. J Hosp Infect. 2012 Apr; 80(4):340-4. Epub 2012 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 22321723. 6. Pathak A, Mahadik K, Dhaneria SP, Sharma A, Eriksson B, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg. Antibiotic prescribing in outpatients: Hospital and seasonal variations in Ujjain, India. Scand J Infect Dis. 2011 Jul, 43(6-7): 479-88. 7. Pathak D, Pathak A, Marrone G, Diwan V, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg Adherence to treatment guidelines for acute diarrhoea in children up to 12 years in Ujjain, India-a cross-sectional prescription analysis BMC Infect Dis. 2011 Jan 28; 11:32. Research projects (last 5 years) 1. Role of point-of-care testing (POCT) in treatment algorithms, protocolized care and antibiotic stewardship 2. Antibiotic stewardship network in India a bottom-up integrated strategy for uptake of low-cost interventions to minimize antibiotic resistance 3. Development of reference curriculum, training materials and course on the “Development, implementation and evaluation of prudent antibiotic use campaigns” 4. Molecular characterization of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Madhya Pradesh, India – implications for rational use of anti-malarial drugs 5. Antibiotic pollutants in water and resistance in rural India- implications of in and outpatients antibiotic management I and II

Academic positions:

Senior Registrar- Department of Pediatrics LTMMC, Sion, Mumbai 2000-2004 Senior Registrar- Department of Pediatrics RDGMC, Ujjain, MP 2004-2008 Assistant Prof, Department of Pediatrics RDGMC, Ujjain, MP 2008-2011

Research interests:

My main area of expertise is in infectious diseases, global health, pharmacoepidemiology, paediatric infectious diseases, hospital infection control, health care associated infections and diseases related to women and child health. Especial focus is on developing and implementing antibiotic prescribing guidelines and antibiotic stewardship programme. I am also PI of “Antibiotic Stewardship Network in India”(absn.in) a bottom up strategy to prevent spread of resistance.

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