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Allergist , pediatrician

Shakuntala U. Lavasa, Indian pediatrician, allergist. Achievements include the discovery of a new allergen from wheat threshing dust responsible for respiratory allergy during April/May.

Background

Lavasa, Shakuntala U. was born on June 24, 1951 in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. Daughter of Udai Singh and Pushpa Lavasa.

Education

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, SMS Medical College, India, 1973. Doctor of Medicine, Postgraduate Institute, Chandigarh, 1977. Doctor of Philosophy, Postgraduate Institute, India, 1990.

Career

Senior research fellow Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi, 1975-1977. Head of maternal and child division Military Hospital, India, 1978—1988. Director Deaddiction Center Panchkula, India, 1990-1995.

Consultant Human Resource Development Foundation, Panchkula, since 1995. Consultant Chandigarh Medical Center, India, 1988-1990.

Achievements

  • Achievements include the discovery of a new allergen from wheat threshing dust responsible for respiratory allergy during April/May.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Inventor in field.

Membership

Member executive council for child welfare, Chandigarh, 1989-1992, social worker, since 1988. General secretary Human Resource Development Foundation, Panehkula, since 1995. Exec committee Indian Academy Pediatrics, Chandigarh, 1995.

Major Army Medical Corporation, 1978-1988, India. member Indian Academy Pediatrics (life, president 2003-2005), National Neonatology Forum (life), Indian Council Allergy (life).

Connections

Married Gian Prakash Taneja, December 17, 1977.

father:
Udai Singh

mother:
Pushpa Lavasa

spouse:
Gian Prakash Taneja