Ashok Patwari

Research Professor, International Health

University of Delhi, India, MD, DCH
Punjabi University, Patiala, India, MBBS


Ashok K. Patwari, MD, DCH, MBBS, has over 30 years’ experience in the health sector as a pediatrician, public health professional, researcher in clinical and public health research, and health research manager. Dr. Patwari is Research Professor of International Health at Boston University School of Public Health and currently represents Boston University in the MCH-STAR consortium in India as Senior Technical Advisor for research and evaluation. From 1981 to 1985, Dr. Patwari lived in Nigeria, serving as a member of the faculty of pediatrics at the University of Maiduguri, Borno State. He was Professor of Pediatrics at Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, India, from 1993 to 2006, and was actively involved with national health programs in India from 1988 to 2000. He established the first Diarrhea Training and Treatment Unit (DTTU) in India and assisted the Government of India to train key faculty members from other medical schools in setting up DTTUs in more than 55 centers. From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Patwari served the World Health Organization in the India Country Office and the Western Pacific Regional Office in Manila as a consultant in child health. Before joining the CGHD, he worked as Senior Program Consultant at INCLEN Trust International, Philadelphia. Dr. Patwari has published more than 100 research papers and edited a reference book on social pediatrics. He has been a principal or co-investigator in several research and evaluation projects supported by WHO, Indian Council of Medical Research, USAID, and IDRC. He has served several countries in Africa and Asia as a WHO consultant for diarrheal diseases, DTTUs, and integrated management of childhood illness. In 2005, he initiated introduction of the Infant and Young Child Feeding strategy in pre-service teaching in medical schools in India. He is currently involved in several research and evaluation projects on maternal, neonatal, child health, and nutrition under USAID’s MCH-STAR initiative in India.



Are We Reluctant to Talk about Cultural Determinants?

Chaturvedi S, Arora N.K., Dasgupta R., Patwari A.K.

Indian J Med Res. 2011 Apr; 133:361-363.

Acute Respiratory Infection and Pneumonia in India: A Systematic Review of Literature for Advocacy and Action: UNICEF-PHFI Series on Newborn and Child Health, India

Mathew, J.L., Patwari, A.K., Gupta, P., Shah, D., Gera, T., Gogia, S., Mohan, P., Panda R., Menon S.

Indian Pediatrics. 2011 Mar; 48.

Acute Respiratory Infection Boston University’s Collaborative Research Work in the Last Decade

Rizal A., Beard J., Patwari A.

Indian Pediatr. 2010 Feb; 47(1):19-24.

Genetic Diversity of Noroviruses and Sapoviruses in Children with Acute Sporadic Gastroenteritis in New Delhi, India

Rachakonda G., Choudekar A., Parveen S., Bhatnagar S., Patwari A., Broor S.

J Clin Virol. 2008 Jul; 43(1):42-8.

Adherence on Gluten Free Diet: Challenges in India

Patwari A. K.

Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2008 Jan; 75(Supplement):S29-32.

Catch-Up Growth in Children with Late-Diagnosed Coeliac Disease

Patwari A. K., Kapur G., Satyanarayana L., Anand V. K., Jain A., Gangil A., Balani B.

Br J Nutr. 2005 Sep; 94(3):437-42.

Serum Prolactin in Celiac Disease

Kapur G., Patwari A. K., Narayan S., Anand V. K.

J Trop Pediatr. 2004 Feb; 50(1):37-40.

Clinical and Nutritional Profile of Children with Celiac Disease

Patwari A. K., Anand V. K., Kapur G., Narayan S.

Indian Pediatr. 2003 May; 40(4):337-42.

Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI): A Robust Strategy

Patwari A. K., Raina N.

Indian J Pediatr. 2002 Mar; 69(1):41-8.

Association of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Young Children with Persistent Respiratory Symptoms

Jain A., Patwari A. K., Bajaj P., Kashyap R., Anand V. K.

J Trop Pediatr. 2002 Feb; 48(1):39-42.

Brush Cytology: An Adjunct to Diagnostic Upper GI Endoscopy

Patwari A. K., Anand V. K., Malhotra V., Balani B., Gangil A., Jain A., Kapoor G.

Indian J Pediatr. 2001 Jul; 68(6):515-8.

Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis: A Clinical Dilemma

Basu S., Patwari A. K., Aneja S., Anand V. K., Seth A., Taluja V.

J Trop Pediatr. 2001 Feb; 46(6):380-1.

Hepatic Dysfunction in Childhood Dengue Infection

Mohan B., Patwari A. K., Anand V. K.

J Trop Pediatr. 2000 Mar; 46(1):40-3.

Relactation: An Effective Intervention to Promote Exclusive Breastfeeding

Seema, Patwari A. K., Satyanarayana L.

J Trop Pediatr. 1997 Aug; 43(4):213-6.

A Standard Regimen for Treatment of Plasmodium Vivax Malaria

Patwari A. K.

Indian Pediatr. 1996 Sep; 33(9):792-4.

Long-Term Anticonvulsant Therapy in Tuberculous Meningitis–A Four-Year Follow-Up

Patwari A. K., Aneja S., Chandra D., Singhal P. K.

J Trop Pediatr. 1996 Apr; 42(2):98-103.

Convulsions in Tuberculous Meningitis

Patwari A. K., Aneja S., Ravi R. N., Singhal P. K., Arora S. K.

J Trop Pediatr. 1996 Apr; 42(2):91-7.

Breastfeeding and Atopy

Patwari A. K.

Indian Pediatr. 1996 Mar; 33(3):265-6.

Aetiology of Pneumonia in Hospitalized Children

Patwari A. K., Bisht S., Srinivasan A., Deb M., Chattopadhya D.

J Trop Pediatr. 1996 Feb; 42(1):15-20.

Inappropriate Secretion of Antidiuretic Hormone in Acute Bacterial Meningitis

Patwari A. K., Singh B. S., Manorama D. E.

Ann Trop Paediatr. 1995 Jun; 15(2):179-83.

Subclinical Vitamin A Deficiency in Infants and Young Children

Dewan V., Patwari A. K., Jain M.

Indian Pediatr. 1995 Feb; 32(2):221-4.

A Randomized Controlled Trial of Vitamin A Supplementation in Acute Diarrhea

Dewan V., Patwari A. K., Jain M., Dewan N.

Indian Pediatr. 1995 Jan; 32(1):21-5.

Vitamin A Deficiency in Children with Acute Diarrhoea

Mehra S., Aneja S., Choudhury M., Patwari A. K.

J Diarrhoeal Dis Res. 1994 Jun; 12(2):125-8.

ARI Control Programme: Results in Hospitalized Children

Mishra S., Kumar H., Anand V. K., Patwari A. K., Sharma D.

J Trop Pediatr. 1993 Oct; 39(5):288-92.

Lower Respiratory Tract Infection in Hospitalized Children due to Respiratory Syncytial (RS) Virus During a Suspected Epidemic Period of RS Virus in Delhi

Chattopadhya D., Chatterjee R., Anand V. K., Kumari S., Patwari A. K.

J Trop Pediatr. 1992 Apr; 38(2):68-73.

Advantages of Breastfeeding – Knowledge Among Paramedical Health Personnel and Mothers

Singhal P. K., Taneja D. K., Patwari A. K., Mullick D. N.

Indian Pediatr. 1989 May; 26(5):492-5.

Chloroquine Psychosis

Halder D., Nagpaul I., Patwari A. K., Mullick D. N.

Indian J Pediatr. 1988 Nov; 55(6):983-5.

Acute Respiratory Infections in Children: A Hospital Based Report

Patwari A. K., Aneja S., Mandal R. N., Mullick D. N.

Indian Pediatr. 1988 Jul; 25(7):613-7.

Breastfeeding – A Primary Prevention

Singhal P. K., Taneja D. K., Patwari A. K., Mullick D. N.

J Trop Pediatr. 1988 Apr; 34(2):92-3.

Serum Haptoglobins in Childhood Malaria

Patwari A., Joseph P. K., Aneja S., Ghosh S.

Indian Pediatr. 1979 Aug; 16(8):665-7.

Hepatic Dysfunction in Childhood Malaria

Patwari A., Aneja S., Berry A. M., Ghosh S.

Arch Dis Child. 1979 Feb; 54(2):139-41.

Neonatal malaria – A Clinico-hematological Profile

Patwari A., Aneja S., Berry A. M., Ghosh S.

Indian Pediatr. 1978 Oct; 15(10):847-9.

Clinical and Hematologic Peculiarities of Malaria in Infancy – Study of 40 Infants

Ghosh S., Patwari A., Mohan M., Berry A. M.

Clinical Pediatrics. 1978 Jan; 17(4):369-371.