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About me

Ashish Pathak (731020-2937)

Department of   Public Health Sciences, Widerströmska Huset, 18 A

Tomtebodavägen, Karolinska Institutet, 171 77 Stockholm

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Department of Pediatrics, RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, MP, India

ashish.pathak@ki.se

Education

Higher education

Phd (Medical Sciences) Karoliska Institutet, May 2012

DNB (Pediatrics), National Board Of Examinations, (Under Ministry Of Health And Family Welfare), New Delhi, India, May 2004
FCPS-Child Health Fellow of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai, India, January 2004
DCH (Diploma in Child Health), College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai, India, July 2002
DCH (Diploma in Child Health) Mumbai University, Mumbai, India, Feb 2002
MBBS (Bachelor in Medicine and bachelor in Surgery), Mumbai University, Mumbai, India, Feb 1998

Doctoral degree: 2012-05-15, Karoliska Institutet

Discipline/subject area: Medical Sciences

Thesis title: Lessons from diagnosis-prescribing and antibiotic resistance surveillance in Ujjain, India: The lull before the storm

Postdoctoral positions:

Currently post doctoral fellow at Global Health (IHCAR), Dept of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden and Uppsala University. 

Research description

  • Antibiotic stewardship network in India a bottom-up integrated strategy for uptake of low-cost interventions to minimize antibiotic resistance (Sida)
  • Development of reference curriculum, training materials and course on the “Development, implementation and evaluation of prudent antibiotic use campaigns” (ECDC)
  • Antibiotic pollutants in water and resistance in rural India- implications of in and outpatients antibiotic management II (VR)
  • Antibiotic pollutants in water and resistance in rural India- implications of in and outpatients antibiotic management (VR)
  • Molecular characterization of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Madhya Pradesh, India – implications for rational use of anti-malarial drugs (SASNET)
  • Point of care diagnostics in fever, diarrhoea and pneumonia in children (Department of Women and Children’s Health, International Maternal and Child Health Unit, Uppsala University)

 

Teaching portfolio

Previous positions and periods of appointment

2011-01-12 – 2014-01-14 Associate Professor, Department Of Pediatrics, RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, India

2006-10-01 – 2011-01-11 Assistant Professor, Department Of Pediatrics, RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, India

2004-02-14 – 2006-09-31 Senior Resident, Department Of Pediatrics, RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain, India

  • Supervise master students at Global health course at KI
  • Co-supervisor for PhD student 

Academic honours, awards and prizes

  • Swedish Research School for Global Health, Annual meeting, Malmo. Sweden, 19-21st October 2011.
  • Axel Hirsch´s travel fund, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, November 2011

Publications

Incidence and Determinants of Health Care-Associated Blood Stream Infection at a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Ujjain, India: A Prospective Cohort Study
Dhaneria M, Jain S, Singh P, Mathur A, Lundborg Cs, Pathak A
Diseases (Basel, Switzerland) 2018;6(1):-

Unintentional Childhood Injuries in Urban and Rural Ujjain, India: A Community-Based Survey
Mathur A, Mehra L, Diwan V, Pathak A
Children (Basel, Switzerland) 2018;5(2):-

Incidence and risk factors for surgical site infections in obstetric and gynecological surgeries from a teaching hospital in rural India
Pathak A, Mahadik K, Swami Mb, Roy Pk, Sharma M, Mahadik Vk, et al
Antimicrobial resistance and infection control 2017;6():66-

Global Polio Eradication,The Journey So Far
Thacker N, Yewale Vn, Pathak A
Indian pediatrics 2016;53 Suppl 1():S61-S64

Infantile tremor syndrome: Role of Vitamin B12 revisited
Gupta R, Mandliya J, Sonker P, Patil V, Agrawal M, Pathak A
Journal of pediatric neurosciences 2016;11(4):305-308

Reversible Cerebral Atrophy in Infantile Tremor Syndrome
Gupta R, Pathak A, Mandliya J, Gehlot P, Sonker P
INDIAN PEDIATRICS 2016;53(8):727-9

Role of Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) in Accelerating Inactivated Polio Vaccine Introduction
Thacker N, Thacker D, Pathak A
Indian pediatrics 2016;53 Suppl 1():S57-S60

Understanding Healthcare Workers Self-Reported Practices, Knowledge and Attitude about Hand Hygiene in a Medical Setting in Rural India
Diwan V, Gustafsson C, Rosales Klintz S, Joshi Sc, Joshi R, Sharma M, et al
PloS one 2016;11(10):e0163347-

Antibiotic Prescribing among Pediatric Inpatients with Potential Infections in Two Private Sector Hospitals in Central India
Sharma M, Damlin A, Pathak A, Stålsby Lundborg C
PloS one 2015;10(11):e0142317-

Can integrated watershed management contribute to improvement of public health? A cross-sectional study from hilly tribal villages in India
Nerkar Ss, Pathak A, Lundborg Cs, Tamhankar Aj
International journal of environmental research and public health 2015;12(3):2653-69

Feasibility of a Mobile Phone-Based Surveillance for Surgical Site Infections in Rural India
Pathak A, Sharma S, Sharma M, Mahadik Vk, Lundborg Cs
Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association 2015;21(11):946-9

Prolapse of inverted ileal loops through a patent vitellointestinal duct
Pathak A, Agarwal N, Singh P, Dhaneria M
BMJ case reports 2015;2015():-

Protocol: a 'One health' two year follow-up, mixed methods study on antibiotic resistance, focusing children under 5 and their environment in rural India
Stålsby Lundborg C, Diwan V, Pathak A, Purohit Mr, Shah H, Sharma M, et al
BMC public health 2015;15():1321-

Staff perception on biomedical or health care waste management: a qualitative study in a rural tertiary care hospital in India
Joshi Sc, Diwan V, Tamhankar Aj, Joshi R, Shah H, Sharma M, et al
PloS one 2015;10(5):e0128383-

Surgical site infections, occurrence, and risk factors, before and after an alcohol-based handrub intervention in a general surgical department in a rural hospital in Ujjain, India
Lindsjö C, Sharma M, Mahadik Vk, Sharma S, Stålsby Lundborg C, Pathak A
American journal of infection control 2015;43(11):1184-9

Characterization of drug resistance associated genetic polymorphisms among Plasmodium falciparum field isolates in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
Pathak A, Mårtensson A, Gawariker S, Mandliya J, Sharma A, Diwan V, et al
Malaria journal 2014;13():182-

Climatic factors and community - associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft-tissue infections - a time-series analysis study
Sahoo Kc, Sahoo S, Marrone G, Pathak A, Lundborg Cs, Tamhankar Aj
International journal of environmental research and public health 2014;11(9):8996-9007

Couvelaire uterus
Rathi M, Rathi Sk, Purohit M, Pathak A
BMJ case reports 2014;2014():-

Incidence and factors associated with surgical site infections in a teaching hospital in Ujjain, India
Pathak A, Saliba Ea, Sharma S, Mahadik Vk, Shah H, Lundborg Cs
American journal of infection control 2014;42(1):e11-5

Screw-worm Myiasis of Prolapsed Rectum
Rathi S, Pednekar K, Pathak A, Singh P
INDIAN PEDIATRICS 2014;51(1):53-4

Antibiotic resistance among Escherichia coli isolates from stool samples of children aged 3 to 14 years from Ujjain, India
Shakya P, Barrett P, Diwan V, Marothi Y, Shah H, Chhari N, et al
BMC infectious diseases 2013;13():477-

Ecthyma gangrenosum in a neonate: not always pseudomonas
Pathak A, Singh P, Yadav Y, Dhaneria M
BMJ case reports 2013;2013():-

Exsanguinated uterus after massive atonic postpartum haemorrhage
Mahadik Kv, Swami Mb, Pandey N, Pathak A
BMJ case reports 2013;2013():-

Frequency and factors associated with carriage of multi-drug resistant commensal Escherichia coli among women attending antenatal clinics in central India
Pathak A, Chandran Sp, Mahadik K, Macaden R, Lundborg Cs
BMC infectious diseases 2013;13():199-

Rickets in the tropics: not always nutritional
Singh P, Eske Gs, Dhaneria M, Pathak A
BMJ case reports 2013;2013():-

Spinal epidural abscess treated with antibiotics alone
Pathak A, Singh P, Gehlot P, Dhaneria M
BMJ case reports 2013;2013():-

Abernethy malformation: a case report
Pathak A, Agarwal N, Mandliya J, Gehlot P, Dhaneria M
BMC pediatrics 2012;12():57-

Factors associated with carriage of multi-resistant commensal Escherichia coli among postmenopausal women in Ujjain, India
Pathak A, Mahadik K, Sharma R, Marothi Y, Sharma M, Macaden R, et al
Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases 2012;44(12):973-7

High prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing pathogens: results of a surveillance study in two hospitals in Ujjain, India
Pathak A, Marothi Y, Kekre V, Mahadik K, Macaden R, Lundborg Cs
Infection and drug resistance 2012;5():65-73

Qualitative study on perceptions of hand hygiene among hospital staff in a rural teaching hospital in India
Joshi Sc, Diwan V, Tamhankar Aj, Joshi R, Shah H, Sharma M, et al
JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL INFECTION 2012;80(4):340-4

Surveillance of antibiotic consumption using the "focus of infection" approach in 2 hospitals in Ujjain, India
Pathak A, Mahadik K, Dhaneria Sp, Sharma A, Eriksson B, Lundborg Cs
PloS one 2012;7(6):e38641-

Adherence to treatment guidelines for acute diarrhoea in children up to 12 years in Ujjain, India - a cross-sectional prescription analysis
Pathak D, Pathak A, Marrone G, Diwan V, Lundborg Cs
BMC INFECTIOUS DISEASES 2011;:32-

Antibiotic prescribing in outpatients: Hospital and seasonal variations in Ujjain, India
Pathak A, Mahadik K, Dhaneria Sp, Sharma A, Eriksson B, Lundborg Cs
SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES 2011;43(6-7):479-88

Nasal Carriage and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus in healthy preschool children in Ujjain, India
Pathak A, Marothi Y, Iyer Rv, Singh B, Sharma M, Eriksson B, et al
BMC PEDIATRICS 2010;:100-

Intravenous immunoglobulins in severe Guillian-Barre syndrome in childhood
Shanbag P, Amirtharaj C, Pathak A
Indian journal of pediatrics 2003;70(7):541-3

Persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia of infancy--successful therapy with nifedipine
Shanbag P, Pathak A, Vaidya M, Shahid Sk
Indian journal of pediatrics 2002;69(3):271-2

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