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Vijaya Bapat

Vijaya Bapat, Indian pediatrician, educator. Diplomate American Academy Pediatrics; certified hypnotist. Member Indian Medical Association, American Academy Pediatrics (government liaison committee Connecticut chapter), Association Maternal and Child Health and Crippled Children (board directors, member newborn screening committee), New England Regional Genetics Group.

Background

  • Bapat, Vijaya was born on October 19, 1936 in Dhar, India. Came to the United States, 1964. Daughter of Ramchandra Sadashiv and Premalata (Tarte) Ratnaparkhi.

  • Education

    • Student in medicine, P.M.B.G. College, Indore, India, 1955. Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Med College, 1960. Diploma in Child Health, Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Med College, 1962.

      Master in Public Health, Yale University, 1978.

    Career

    • House officer in pediatrics, M.Y. Hospital, Indore, 1960-1962;resident, medical officer, Sarvoday Hospital, Bombay, India, 1962-1963;intern, Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware, 1964-1965;resident in pathology, Memorial Hospital, Wilmington, Delaware, 1965;resident in pediatrics, Freedman Hospital, Children's Hospital, District of Columbia General Hospital, 1965-1967;resident in pathology, Bridgeport (Connecticut) Hospital, 1967-1968;private practice, India, 1968-1970;pediatric consultant, Connecticut State Department Health Superior vena cava syndrome, 1970-1978;chief maternal and child health, Connecticut State Department Health Superior vena cava syndrome, since 1978. Clinical lecturer, coordinator substance abuse prevention U. Connecticut, School Public Health Yale University, since 1980.

    Membership

    Member Indian Medical Association, American Academy Pediatrics (government liaison committee Connecticut chapter), Association Maternal and Child Health and Crippled Children (board directors, member newborn screening committee), New England Regional Genetics Group.

    Personality

    Interests

    Avocations: writing, reading, travel, swimming, archeology.

    Connections

    • Children: Pratima Bapat-Virkar, Santosh Vijay.
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    Born October 19, 1936