Professor Abhay Lodha
Canada - Northern & Western Canada

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Professor Abhay Lodha, MSc (Epidemiology), MBBS, MD, DM, FRCPCH (UK), FRCPI, FRCP (Edin.), FRCPC (Pediatrics), FRCPC (NPM))
Professor|Department of Pediatrics & Community Health Sciences|
Scientific Chair, The American Academy of Pediatrics, SONPM, District 8|
Cumming School of Medicine|Univeristy of Calgary, Calgary|
Foothills Medical Centre|Calgary|Canada


Abhay Lodha, MSc, MBBS, MD, DM, FRCPC, is a Professor of Pediatrics and Community Health Sciences in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is the Chair of Continuing Medical Education in the Section of Neonatology and a member of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute at the University of Calgary. He serves as the Scientific Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, District 8. In addition, he is the Director of the Canadian Neonatal Foundation.

His goal is to improve the outcomes of vulnerable NICU babies. His research has encompassed various aspects of Perinatal Epidemiology, Neonatology, Prematurity, neurodevelopmental outcomes and patient-oriented health outcome research. He has participated in multi-site clinical trials serving as the Principal Investigator at the Foothills Medical Centre, evaluating growth and long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in extremely preterm infants. He served on an editorial board as an Associate Editor of the Canadian Pediatric Society official Journal “Paediatric & Child Health” and the “BMC Pediatric” Journal.

Dr. Lodha attended medical school and completed a Pediatric Residency at RNT Medical College, Udaipur, University of Rajasthan, India. He completed his Neonatology residency at LTM Medical College, University of Mumbai, India. He was the first student who earned a DM degree in Neonatology from the University of Mumbai, India. He then went on for advanced training in neonatology to Australia at the Mercy Hospital for Women, University of Melbourne. Dr. Lodha moved to Canada in 2000, was able to complete a three-year fellowship in Neonatal-perinatal Medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and completed a Master's in Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics from the University of Toronto. In 2005, Dr. Lodha became an Assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary and a Staff Neonatologist at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada in Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, Royal College of Paediatric & Child Health (UK), Fellow of National Neonatology Forum India and The Royal Society of Medicine, London.