Dr. Meenakshi B R (Kathvate)
Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist
MBBS, MD(Paediatrics), Fellowship Paediatric, Adolescent Endocrinology
English, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi , Tamil
A Committed Paediatrician, practising evidence based Paediatrics , ensuring best healthcare for children. As a Paediatric Endocrinologist, I specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hormonal disorders in children and adolescents. I have dedicated my career to helping children and families , navigate the complexities of endocrine disorders including Diabetes Mellitus, Growth disorders, Thyroid abnormalities and Puberty related issues.
My passion for working with children began early on in my medical training and I completed my residency in Paediatrics from the prestigious J J M Medical College, Davangere. I was then drawn to the challenging and rewarding nature of Paediatric Endocrinology, so also the lack of specialist care in Paediatric Endocrinology in this part of Karnataka, made me pursue specialisation in Paediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology at the prestigious Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore. Since then, I have spent the past several years working in both academic and clinical settings.
In my practice, I work closely with families to develop individualized treatment plans addressing unique needs of every child.
I am an active member of Indian Academy of Paediatrics and the Secretary of Belagavi Association of Paediatrics, and have been actively involved in multiple awareness programs across the district.
I am also an active member of Paediatric Endocrinology community, ISPAE participating in ongoing research and educational programs, for better understanding and treatment of children with hormonal disturbances.
- Paediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology
- Diabetes Mellitus in newborn and children
- Growth disorders
- Thyroid disorders
- Puberty related problems and menstrual disturbances
- Calcium and bone disorders
- Obesity in children
- DSD and Adrenal disorders
- Winner of multiple State level quiz conducted by Indian Academy of Paediatrics
- Won awards for Poster and Paper presentations at various State and National Conferences
- Best All rounder award at ISPAE PET School
- Multiple publications in National and International journals
- Member of Indian Academy of Paediatrics and Indian Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology
- Secretary of Belgaum district branch of Indian Academy of Paediatrics – Belagavi Association of Paediatrics