Anita Bhandari, MD

Anita Bhandari, MD

Anita Bhandari, MD, is is an Attending Pulmonologist in the Division of Pulmonary Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India.

Internship

Internship - General Hospital Sector 16, Chandigarh, India

Residency

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

Fellowship

Epithelial Cell Biology - A.I duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine - Yale University, New Haven, CT

Board Certification

American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Pulmonology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2015

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.

2014

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.

Books

Chapters

2015

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

2012

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.

2011

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.

2008

Bhandari A, Zinman R. Branchial Cleft Malformations. In:  Schwartz MW, editor. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Williams and Wilkins, 2008.

2005

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.

2002

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

2015

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

Editorial Positions

Reviewer

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
2010-Present, Pediatrics
2010-Present, Neonatology
2008-Present, Pediatric Pulmonology
2008-Present, JAMA

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