Top 10 Best Child Specialists in Mumbai

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No matter how tough an exterior we project to the world, we’ll always tend to have a soft corner for our children. The same goes for when they need medical attention or for even the simplest task of bandaging up a bruise. Restlessness and anxiety only form the tip of the iceberg when we see them get hurt or witness them falling ill. You’ll be able to handle the routine minor cuts, bruises, and colds. But what happens when your child has a slightly more serious illness or injury? That’s when pediatricians come in. A pediatrician is a medical doctor that specializes in health care for infants, adolescents, and children. They provide preventive care for healthy children and medical care to children suffering from an illness, an injury, or an ailment.

The pediatrician you choose will play a vital role in the growth and developmental phase of your child. Starting at birth, regular pediatrician visits and immunizations are very important. After the age of around 2 years, your child should have a health check-up each year. The benefits of meeting up with a pediatrician in the early stages of childhood aren’t just for parents. This study held by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia states that babies who see the same doctor for their first six months are up to twice as likely to receive important preventive health screenings before they turn 2. The best time to start looking for a pediatrician would be between 28 and 34 weeks into your pregnancy when you most likely have at least a few weeks to be prepared. This time frame would help you decide what you want for your baby, what you should expect from pediatricians, and help you zero in on the queries and concerns that you may have to put before them.

It’s a known fact, however, that many parents would prefer a family practitioner, or in other words a family doctor who would, or has been treating all the members of the family, of all ages. One distinct advantage to this is that the doctor would have complete knowledge of the family’s medical history, and would be able to point out and treat any hereditary conditions (if any) well in advance. Other parents would want to take their baby to a pediatrician, a doctor who specializes in child care. Focusing on children’s health issues and practicing solely on kid’s conditions each day gives pediatricians the experience and sensitive expertise needed for children’s medical issues.

So how do you go about choosing the right pediatrician in a metro city like Mumbai? We’ve listed the top 10 pediatricians that we have come across, and mentioned how you can go about getting in contact with them in this article.

  1. Prithvi D Madhok

Dr. Prithvi D Madhok is a pediatrician operating from Khar West, Mumbai. He has a commendable experience of 52 years in the field of pediatrics. He practices at Ashwini Nursing Home in Khar West, Mumbai. He is a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), and the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP).

You can visit his clinic at:

1st Floor, Homeo House, 15th Road, Near Jain Temple, Khar West, Mumbai.

His operating hours are between 10:00 – 12:00 & between 18:00 – 20:00 (MON – SAT).

Contact number: 022 3357 8344 (Dial Extension: 441).

  1. Deep B. Parekh

Dr. Deep is the director and owner of Mom & Me Clinic at Ghatkopar East. He has an experience of 10 years in the field of pediatrics and is highly recommended in the vicinity. He is a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), GMA, and the Association of Medical Consultants.

You can visit his clinic at:

Mom & Me Clinic, G Square Building, Landmark: Above Kalyan Jewellers, Jawahar Road, Landmark: Near Ghatkopar East Railway Station, Mumbai.

His operating hours are between 09:00 – 21:30 (MON – SUN).

Contact number: 022 3395 6962 (Dial Extension: 666).

  1. Uma Venkateswaran

Dr. Uma Venkateswaran is a pediatrician and neonatologist in Chembur, Mumbai and has an experience of 26 years in pediatrics. Dr. Uma Venkateswaran practices at Dr. Venkateswaran’s Eye & Child Clinic in Chembur, Mumbai. She is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP).

You can visit her clinic at:

#305, 3rd Floor, Gagangiri Complex, 18th Road, Chembur. Landmark: Near Ambedkar Garden & Above Bharat Co-op Bank, Mumbai.

Her operating hours are between 09:00 – 12:00 & between 19:00 – 21:00 (MON-WED, FRI-SAT), and 19:00 – 21:00 (THU).

Contact number: 022 3357 8344 (Dial Extension: 727).

  1. M R Lokeshwar

Dr. M R Lokeshwar is a Pediatrician, Allergist / Immunologist and Pediatric Oncologist in Dadar, Mumbai. He has a combined experience of 47 years in these fields. He practices at Kashyap Nursing Home in Dadar, Mumbai and Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Bandra West, Mumbai.

You can visit him at:

Kashyap Nursing Home, Imperial Mahal, 3rd Floor, Dadar Tt, Dadar East. Landmark: Khodada Circle, Mumbai.

His operating hours are between 10:00 – 19:00 (MON – SAT).

Contact number: 022 3010 1305.

  1. Vijaykumar C

Dr. Vijaykumar C manages NuLife Child Clinic, which has been catering to the needs of children, newborns, adolescents and teens in Andheri West since the past 12 years. He himself has extensive experience in the field for the past 17 years.

You can visit his clinic at:

A1, Eversweet Apartments, below Versova metro station, 7 Bungalow bus depot, JP road, Andheri west, Mumbai.

His operating hours are between 10:00 – 13:00, and between 18:00 – 21:00 (MON – SAT).

Contact number: 022 3395 6987 (Dial Extension: 297).

  1. Salil Choksi

Dr. Salil Choksi is a Pediatrician in Vileparle West, Mumbai, who has an experience of 28 years in this field. He is a member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Association of Medical Consultants. He practices at Dr. Choksi Child Care in Vileparle West, Mumbai.

You can visit his clinic at:

Narvir Tanaji Malusare Marg, Irla, Vile Parle West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400056, Landmark: KLS Memorial Hospital, Mumbai.

His operating hours are between 11:00 – 13:00, and between 19:00 – 21:00 (MON – FRI), and between 11:00 – 13:00 (SAT).

Contact number: 022 3395 6993 (Dial Extension: 377).

  1. Santanu Sen

Dr. Santanu Sen is a Pediatrician, Pediatric Oncologist and Hematologist in Andheri West, Mumbai and has an experience of 27 years in these fields. He is a member of the Indian Medical Association (IMA), Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP), General Medical Council (GMC) UK, American Academy of Pediatrics, Association of Medical Consultants, Maharashtra Medical Council, Indian Society of Medical and Pediatric Oncology (ISMPO) and Royal College of Physicians (UK). He practices at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Andheri West, Mumbai.

You can visit him at:

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital

No. 105, Rao Saheb Achutrao Patwardhan Marg, Four Bungalows, Andheri West, Landmark: Near Sheela Raheja Garden, Mumbai.

His operating hours are between 10:00 – 12:40, and between 14:00 – 17:40 (MON – FRI), and between 10:00 – 12:40 and between 14:00 – 17:00 (SAT).

Contact number: 022 6105 4211 (Dial Extension: 784).

  1. Manisha Mukhija

Dr. Manisha Mukhija brings a more personal approach to pediatric care. She believes in always keeping your child’s needs first, and courteously tailors treatments to suit each and every child individually. She has a very strong academic background, having completed all her education from the top most medical institutes of Mumbai. Also credited to her long lists of achievements, is a year of experience in Neonatology in Australia. She practices at Child First Pediatric Clinic in Andheri East.

You can visit her at:

Child First Pediatric Clinic

A Wing, Green Fields, Jvlr, Andheri East, Mumbai.

Her operating hours are between 18:00 – 20:00 (MON – SAT).

Contact number: 011 3024 2107 (Dial Extension: 518).

  1. Vipul Mehrotra

Dr. Vipul Mehrotra is a senior consultant with special interest in pediatric asthma and allergy, having 22 years of experience in the field. He practices from Shishu Child Care Clinic in Andheri East, and SevenHills Hospital, also in Andheri East.

You can visit him at Shishu Child Care Clinic between 10:00-12:15 and 18:45-21:00 (MON – FRI), and at SevenHills Hospital between 13:00 – 14:00 (TUE, THU).

Contact number: 022 3395 6994 (Dial Extension: 132).

  1. Swati Kanakia

Dr. Swati Kanakia completed her graduation from the Grant Medical College, Mumbai, with multiple distinctions in various subjects, and went on to specialize in pediatrics at the same institute. At present, she is appointed at the Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre as a consultant pediatric hematologist-oncologist. Dr. Swati Kanakia is a recognized teacher for DNB pediatric students and is responsible for their training at the Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre in Bandra West.

You can visit her at Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Bandra West, between 10:00-12:00 (TUE, THU), and at Kanakia Health Care between 12:30 – 14:00 (MON – FRI).

Contact number: 022 3952 8679 (Dial Extension: 866).

If you are new to the parenting world, you and your partner may have a lot of doubts or concerns about your child’s health care. Don’t shy away from talking to your doctor about your concerns. As uncomfortable or even embarrassing as they may feel, be rest assured that the doctor has heard it all before! Keep reminding yourself that you will be trusting a person with your most valuable and precious possession. However, if you still feel that your queries are too trivial to bother a doctor with, you can always ask other mommies around. That’s the proper time to play the friends & family card.

If your problem or concern can’t be resolved right away, or your worries aren’t addressed, don’t hesitate to change doctors, or ask for a second opinion at the very least. Always ensure that your child is comfortable with your doctor. Remember, especially if you or your child tends to feel intimidated by the doctor you choose, that you’ll be hiring this person to provide professional health care for your baby.  At the end of the day, you need to have a doctor you can count on and communicate with well when it comes to your baby’s health. All the very best to you and your partner!

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