Dr. Anju Jacob was among the first paediatrics residents who graduated from Al Jalila Childrens Hospital in 2022. She was awarded Outstanding Resident Award and Social Butterfly award during her residency training. She recently joined her dream speciality as a Paediatrics Endocrinology Fellow in Al Jalila Childrens Hospital, Dubai. She has a special interest in short stature, skeletal dysplasia, bone disorders, DSD, thyroid, adrenal disorders, diabetes and various syndromes. She has presented at regional and international pediatric conferences during her residency training. She completed her elective at SickKids Hospital, Toronto, Canada in the field of pediatric endocrinology and nephrology. She developed a passion for working with children at a young age as she would volunteer to work in Christian rural mission hospitals during her vacations. She attained a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, India, and completed an internship in Christian Medical College, Vellore, India following which she worked as an Emergency Physician at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai prior to joining Al Jalila Childrens Hospital in 2018. Dr. Anju is also involved with NGOs for conducting free medical camps in rural areas across India. “I am drawn to paediatrics because it is the only medical field that incorporates all of my interests as I would be an advocate for children, work toward health policy reform and encourage and support the need of my patients. Part of my vision is to make healthcare available to all strata of society” says Dr. Anju. During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family, Travelling, cooking and photography.
ISPAD Annual Conference 2022 highlights
A Novel Methylation Disorder Resulting in Profound Growth Failure Associated With a Mutation in FBXO22
Beyond Gradenigo syndrome: Facial palsy and cavernous sinus involvement in a young teenage girl
Persistent Ketotic Hypoglycemia in a 2-Year Old Child with Treated Growth Hormone Deficiency.
CMV-Associated Congenital Nephrotic Syndrome