Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Mysore University, India, 1987. Department of Community Health, Kuvempa University, India, 1993. Doctor of Medicine, Kuvempa University, 1995.
Pre-registration house officer Chigateri General Hospital and Bapuji Hospital, 1987—1988, senior house officer in pediatrics, 1990—1991. Senior registrar in pediatrics and neonatology Master of Science Ramaiah Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, 1995—1996, lecturer department pediatrics, 1996—1999, assistant professor department pediatrics, 2000—2003, professor pediatrics, since 2003. National trainer for breastfeeding counseling and complementary feeding practices in special circumstances/Human Immunodeficiency Virus World Health Organization/United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund and BPNI, New Delhi.
Member taskforce on infant feeding and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Breastfeeding Promotion Network India. Course director re-orientation program United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, India. Coordinator baby-friendly hospital activities Master of Science Ramapiah Medical Teaching Hospital, India.
Consultant KK Hospital, Yelahanka, India, Green City Hospital, JP Nagar, India, Balaji Hospital, Vasant Nagar, India. Speaker, lecturer, presenter in field. Consultant pediatrician, lactation consultant Master of Science Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, since 2005.
Divisional coordinator, Karnata chapter Indian Academy Pediatrics, since 2008. Member resource team S.Asia Breastfeeding Forum, 2008.
Member of World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, Baby Food Action Network, Bangalore Pediatrics Society (life. Executive committee 2005), Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India (life), Indian Academy Pediats (life).