Dal Alert

Receive alerts from Dalhousie by text message.

X

Satvinder  GhotraMD, MSc

Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Assistant Professor

Department of Pediatrics

Email: Satvinder.Ghotra@iwk.nshealth.ca
Phone: 902-470-7506
Fax: 902-470-6469
Mailing Address: 
IWK Health Centre
PO Box 9700
5850-5980 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3K 6R8
 
Research Topics:
  • Neonatal intensive care
  • Neonatal follow-up
  • Health Related Quality of Life
  • Neurodevelopment outcomes
  • Growth
  • Risk Factors

Education

  • MBBS (Government Medical College, Patiala, India)
  • Post Graduate Medical Education (Residency Training in Pediatrics)- (Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India)
  • Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)
  • Fellowship in Developmental Follow-Up of High Risk Infants (Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada)
  • MSc Pediatrics (University of Alberta, Canada)

Employment

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Dalhousie University
  • Neonatologist, Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, IWK Health Centre
  • Neonatologist, Nova Scotia Provincial Perinatal Follow-Up Program, IWK Health Centre

Research interests

Dr. Ghotra’s research interests are related to the growth and long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of high risk neonatal intensive care population. Her research explores how early factors (maternal as well as neonatal) and related interventions influence the long-term health outcomes in high risk newborns. In addition, she is currently pursuing health related quality of life research studies in preterm population, which aims to measure a parental perspective on the health and well-being of their children.

Selected publications  

  • Ghotra SK, Vincer M, Allen V, Khan N. A Population-Based Study of Cystic White Matter Injury in Very Preterm Infants Born Over Two Decades in Nova Scotia, Canada. (In press: Journal of perinatology)
  • Ghotra SK, Johnson JA, Qiu W, Newton A, Rasmussen C, Yager JY. Health Related Quality of Life and its determinants in Pediatric Stroke survivors. Arch Dis Child. 2018 Mar 8. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Ghotra S, McIsaac JL, Kirk SF, Kuhle S. Validation of the "Quality of Life in School" instrument in Canadian elementary school students. PeerJ. 2016;4:e1567. doi: 10.7717/peerj.1567.
  • Ghotra S, Jangaard K, Pambrun C, Fernandez CV. Congenital methemoglobinaemia due to Hb F-M-Fort Ripley in a preterm newborn. BMJ Case Rep.2016. pii: bcr2016214381. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2016-214381.
  • Ghotra SK, Johnson JA, Qiu W, Newton A, Rasmussen C, Yager JY. Age at stroke onset influences the clinical outcome and health-related quality of life in pediatric ischemic stroke survivors. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2015;57(11):1027-34.
  • For a complete lists of publications, please see Dr. Ghotra's ResearchGate profile

Selected awards and honours

  • Conference Presentation Award, IWK Health Center: February 2016.
  • Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Graduate Studentship: Awarded Jan 2013- June 2014
  • Women Child Health Research Institute Graduate Studentship: Awarded May 2012 – April 2014
  • Best Oral presentation award at the Women Child Health Research Institute Research Day: November 2012
  • Alberta Innovates Health Solutions and the Hotchkiss Brain Institute Graduate Traineeship Grant : Awarded Sep 2011- Aug 2012

Registration and Memberships

  • College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia
  • Doctors Nova Scotia
  • Canadian Neonatal Network
  • Medical Council of India

Service & Activity

  • Member of the IWK Perinatal Follow Up Program Advisory Group, 2018
  • Member of the IWK Perinatal Follow Up Database, 2018
  • Member of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Division Mortality Committee, 2018
  • Member of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Division Mortality and Morbidity Group, 2018
  • Member of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Division Neuroprotection Developmental Care Committee, 2018
  • Member of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Division Nutrition Committee, 2018