Dr Indu Khosla, a valedictorian in Pediatrics from the Mumbai University, India (1989) runs a busy paediatric care centre in the bustling metropolis of Mumbai. About half her working hours are spent caring for children with acute and chronic respiratory illness. She was a consultant at the PD Hinduja Hospital a tertiary care hospital for 8 years till recently.
In the absence of a formal training program in paediatric pulmonology in India, Indu has largely been a self-taught individual. After an incisive stint as an observer in pediatric pulmonology in 2006 at Southampton, UK with the RCPCH grant, and an Observer post at the Overlake Hospital in Seattle for sleep medicine, she trained in Bronchoscopy in India.
She has been a core team member in writing the guidelines for management of asthma for children of India (called ABC -Asthma by consensus) and its accompanying power point module (ATM-Asthma training module). Both these have been hugely successful programs of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. She has lectured through the length and breadth of the country and has conducted various workshops for training physicians, paramedics and laypersons in Asthma management and is in the process of designing a large multi centric study for prevalence of Asthma in India. She actively works with the Respiratory chapter of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics and has recently organised a large respiratory meet in Mumbai which was attended by paediatric pulmonologists and paediatricians from India and the Asian sub-continent. She is also working on forming a Registry for PCD in India. She is part of the subcommittee for writing OSA guidelines for the Asia Pacific region.