Education and Training
MD - Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India.
Internship - General Hospital Sector 16, Chandigarh, India
Pediatrics (PLII and III), University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Senior Resident in Pediatrics, Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India
Senior Resident in Pediatrics, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India
Epithelial Cell Biology - A.I duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine - Yale University, New Haven, CT
American Board of PediatricsPediatric Pulmonology
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Lodha A, Ediger K, Rabi Y, Lodha S, Tang S, Bhandari A, Sauve R, Bhandari V.: Does chronic oxygen dependency in preterm infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia at NICU discharge predict respiratory outcomes at 3 years of age? J Perinatol 35:530-536 , 2015.
Lodha A, Sauve R, Bhandari V, Tang S, Christianson H, Bhandari A, Amin H, Singhal N.: Need for supplemental oxygen at discharge in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia is not associated with worse neurodevelopmental outcomes at 3 years corrected age. PLoS ONE 19:9(3), March 2014.
Bhandari A, Bhandari V. Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. In M.W. Schwartz Ed. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 2015. Williams and Wilkins. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Seventh edition. 2015
Bhandari A, Michael Blechner: What do I need to know about sleep and breathing in children with underlying lung disease? Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Sleep disorders: 49 Clinical Questions. In: Chidekel AS, ed. (eds.). SLACK Incorporated, Thorofare, NJ, 2015.
Bhandari A, Zinman R. Branchial Cleft Malformations. In M.W. Schwartz Ed. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 2015. Williams and Wilkins. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Seventh edition. 2015
Bhandari A. My patient’s asthma is not getting better. What treatment options do I have? In: Chidekel AS, ed. Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Asthma: 49 Clinical Questions. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Incorporated; 2012:131-136.
Bhandari A. How do I know it is asthma that is causing my patient’s symptoms? In: Chidekel AS, editor. Curbside Consultation in Pediatric Asthma: 49 Clinical Questions. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Incorporated; 2012:43-48.
Bhandari A, Zinman R. Branchial Cleft Malformations. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2012.
Bravo R, Bhandari A. Other Chronic Lung Diseases: Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia and Bronchiectasis. Nursing Care in Pediatric Respiratory Diseases. 1st ed. Blackwell and Wiley, 2011. pp. 269-85.
Bhandari A, Zinman R. Branchial Cleft Malformations. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Williams and Wilkins, 2008.
Bhandari A. Congenital abnormalities of lung and airway. In: Panitch HB, editor. Pediatric Pulmonology: The Requisites in Pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby, 2005.
Bhandari A, Zinman R. Branchial Cleft Malformations. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Williams and Wilkins, 2005.
Bhandari A, Zinman R. Branchial Cleft Malformations. In: Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Williams and Wilkins, 2002.
Posters and Presentations
Lectures by Invitation
Bhandari A. Long Term outcomes of Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia [presentation]. Neonatology conference, St Christopher’s Children’s Hospital; 2015 Apr 14; Philadelphia, PA.
McLaughlin A, Bhandari A, Schramm C.: Asthma Control Score Correlates Better with Small airway Dysfunction Rather Than Large Airway Dysfunction. Poster presentation at the American Thoracic Society meeting, Denver, CO May 2015.
Awards and Honors
2016 & 2012, McNeill Teaching Award for excellence in teaching and dedication to resident teaching
2011, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Friends Mini Grant Award, “Lung Health in Sickle Cell Disease”
2002-2003, Junior Clinical Investigator Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2001-2002, Morse Endowment Award, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
1992, Best Poster presentation award, National Neonatology Forum (India) Annual Conference, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Editorial and Academic Positions
2016-Present, PAS meeting
2014-Present, Journal of Perinatology
2014-Present, American Journal of Perinatology
2013-Present, ESPR meeting
2013-Present, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
2008-Present, Pediatric Pulmonology
Academic and Institutional Committees
2008-Present, Scholarship Oversight Committees for Neonatal Fellows
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
1999-present, Member, American Thoracic Society
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