Dr. Jeeson C Unni
A veteran Paediatrician with more than 36 years of experience, Dr. Jeeson C Unni is an expert in paediatric and adolescent medicine. One of the most respected personalities in the paediatric healthcare fraternity, his areas of special interest include management of infectious diseases, respiratory allergy, paediatric therapeutics, learning disabilities, developmental paediatrics, vaccinology, adolescent counselling and family life education & life skills training for children and adolescents.
Dr. Jeeson C Unni is the brain behind the IAP Drug Formulary - an Indian Academy of Paediatrics publication that’s considered the Bible of paediatric drug information (the second of its kind in the world) and used by more than 25,000 Paediatricians worldwide.
Fellowship of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics | Honorary Fellowship of the IAP Childhood Disability Group for meritorious service to child health and childhood disability in India | MD in Paediatrics (Christian Medical College, Vellore) | DCH (Christian Medical College, Vellore) |MBBS (Govt. Medical College, Calicut)
Expertise & Experience
Consultant at Holy Cross Hospital, Kottiyam; IVGM Hospital, Chalakudy and Kunhalu’s Nursing Home, Ernakulam
Editor-in-Chief of the IAP Drug Formulary since its inception in 2005;edited 5 editions of the IAP Drug Formulary textbook, 5 editions of the Pocket Dose Book for Children and Adolescents, 2 editions of IAP Drug Formulary Infectious Disease Update
Editor of 57 Web editions with 50 quarterly Web Updates; conceived the Online Desktop and PDA versions/ introduced the IAP Drug Formulary mobile apps in 4 platforms.
Editor/ Reviewer to various paediatric journals and textbooks
Authored chapters in textbooks. Published 80 articles in national and international peer reviewed journals
National Convener – Indian Academy of Paediatrics Poor Scholastic Performance Program (2007 & 2011)
Convenor of the module for Poor Scholastic Performance of IAP through which hundreds of workshops for paediatricians, psychologists, teachers, parents, school officials and general public are conducted across India.
Actively involved in IAP advocacy for children with learning disorders: to get Learning Disorders included as a ‘disability’ in the to-be-amended Person’s With Disability Act of Govt. of India.
Co Chairperson of the Inspection Committee to assess institutes / child development centers for accreditation to conduct IAP Fellowship in Developmental and Behavioral Paediatrics
Scientific chair of the Pediatric Potpourri - a weekly case based webinar conducted by IAP Cochin Branch
Editor of Child India - quarterly e newsletter of National Indian Academy of Pediatrics for past 3 years
Actively involved in Baby Friendly Hospitals initiative Faculty BFHI Task Force: assessed hospitals in Ernakulam, Alappuzha and Thrissur for certification
Nodal person of program of UNICEF and NNF Kerala (2001-2002) Trained Kudumbasree Program workers in 9 districts in Kerala on Essential Newborn Care
Formulated a community-based program for children with Specific Learning Disability in association with Indian Psychiatry Society and ALDI (2004-2005)
Associated with Sishu Bhavan of Missionaries of Charity in adoption programmes: conducted yearly sessions for parents of adopted children.
Served in various posts of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics and National Neonatology Forum
Member National Executive Board IAP 2015, Member IAP Advisory Committee on vaccines and immunisation practices (IAP ACVIP) – 2016
Adorned posts of Secretary and later President of IAP Kerala State Branch; Secretary and later President of National Neonatology Forum, Kerala State Branch; Secretary and Chairperson of IAP Computer and Medical Informatics Chapter; Chairperson of IAP Neurodevelopment Chapter.
National Convener of Appropriate Pediatric Therapeutics (APT IAP), Co chair of IAP Software for clinical practice when it was instituted, Co Chair of Standardisation of Office Practice - all programs of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics
Resource person and Master Trainer for various IAP Action plansConducted/ Faculty of various State/ National paediatric conferences
Recipient of several State/ National awards instituted by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics
Proficient in English, Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil & Bengali.