Podcast on Pediatric Critical Care – Dr. Nameet Jerath

Dr. Nameet Jerath is a Pediatrician in Sarita Vihar, Delhi and has an experience of 20 years in this field. Dr. Nameet Jerath practices at Kids’ Clinic in Sarita Vihar, Delhi, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals in Sarita Vihar, Delhi and Apollo Cradle in Nehru Place, Delhi. He completed MBBS from A P Singh University, Rewa in 1995 and MD – Pediatrics from Devi Ahilya Vishwa Vidhyalaya, Indore, M.P. in 1999.
Here is an inspiring podcast interview with Dr. Nameet Jerath about his journey in the emerging field of Critical Care Pediatrics.

Below is a brief of the interview with Dr. Nameet Jerath in a nutshell;

  1. What inspired you to pick a career in this field?

He talks about how he loves working & taking care of children & the satisfaction that comes with it. He also adds that PICU allows you to work with latest gadgetry & machines which also inspired him to work in Pediatrics.

  1. What does pediatric intensivist do?

Children who are critically ill need specialized care that includes continuous monitoring & support. He explains the details about the special care and how this is provided in the units, called the PICU where pediatric intensivists work.

  1. How do I become a pediatric critical care physician?

Dr. Nameet Jerath gives a brief on how to first undergo training in Pediatrics and then further move on to Pediatric Critical Care. There are many courses in Pediatric Critical Care available to help you become a qualified Pediatric Intensivist. Anesthetists, Adult critical care physicians can also take training in Pediatric Critical Care to work in PICU.

  1. How is a PICU different from other ICUs?

The PICU caters to patients of varied age groups, right from infancy to adolescence. Dr. Nameet clearly details the different types of conditions which allows PICU to see a various kinds of cases, where many times you have to rely on your experience and judgment to come to a diagnosis.

  1. What are the current challenges in this field?

The PICU has a lot of challenges, both on personal and organizational level. It requires a lot of commitment to work in odd unpredictable hours & a good team of professionals who complement each other. PICUs are very expensive units, which require latest gadgetry and infrastructure.

  1. Can you recall any case experience that has impacted you deeply?

Interesting & heart warming stories on a daily basis keeps us motivated to work harder. Dr. Nameet Jerath walks you through an impacting story from his clinical experience as a Pediatrician.

  1. One quality you would recommend as a “must have” to young professionals planning a career in this field?

Dr. Nameet, discusses how it is a very demanding and a rewarding job at the same time and that one must have quality is “extreme commitment” to care for sick children.


Thinking of picking up a career in this field of Pediatrics? Check out Medvarsity’s exclusive courses like Fellowship in Pediatrics, Masterclass in Pediatric Emergencies and Pediatric Advanced Life Support which can pave way in reaching your career goals as a Pediatric Specialist.

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