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Dr. Veena Kalra


Paediatric Neurologist


36+ Years of Experience


New Delhi

About Doctor

Dr. Veena Kalra, one of India's leading pediatric neurologists, has earned widespread acclaim for establishing pediatric neurology as a distinct subspecialty in India.

She is a senior consultant at Apollo Hospital in New Delhi.

Dr. Veena Kalra has been honored with three medals from the President of India for her service to and advancement of pediatric medicine.

She's very interested in neurocysticercosis, childhood epilepsy, cirrhosis, infections, neurometabolic and neurogenetic disorders, malnutrition, and brain development.

During her 36 years in practice, Dr. Kalra helped children and taught and managed the Pediatrics division.

Research on neurocysticercosis, learning disabilities, epilepsy, neurometabolic and neurogenetic illnesses, and lead poisoning in Indian children all benefited greatly from Dr. Veena Kalra's contributions. 

Medical Qualifications

  • MBBS from University of Delhi, 1969
  • MD in Pediatrics from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1972 

Clinical Expertise

Special Interest

  • Cirrhosis 
  • Neurocysticercosis 
  • Learning disability 
  • Epilepsies 
  • Neurometabolic and neurogenetic disorders  
  • Lead poisoning.

All Treatments

  • Child Care
  • Management of Restless Child Disorder
  • Treatment of Child and Adolescent Problems
  • Bedwetting Treatment & Management
  • Treatment of Polio
  • Thyroid Problems Treatment
  • Chickenpox Treatment
  • Treatment of Cerebral Palsy
  • Allergy Tests
  • Treatment of Neurofibromatosis
  • Thyroid Disorder Treatment
  • Jaundice Treatment
  • Paediatric Critical Care
  • Treatment of Sids
  • Treatment of Cough in Children
  • Treatment of Asthma in Children
  • Child Nutrition
  • Vaccinations

Professional Work Experience

  • She worked at Apollo Hospitals in New Delhi as a senior consultant in pediatric neurology.
  • She was a Professor and Head of the Department (Pediatrics) at AIIMS. 

Career Highlights

  • Dr. Veena Kalra has been a leading pediatrician for the past 36 years.
  • Dr. Kalra is renowned as a pediatric neurologist and has served as the head of the Paediatrics Department at AIIMS for eight years.
  • She has studied in-depth neurocysticercosis in Indian children, as well as learning disabilities, epilepsies, neurometabolic disorders, and lead poisoning, for which she has won awards.
  • Dr. Kalra has been recognized three times with medals from the President of India for her work in helping seriously ill children. Among the groups she belongs to is the prestigious Indian Academy of Paediatrics.

Research and Fellowships

  • Indian Academy of Paediatrics
  • International Child Neurology Association
  • Asian and Oceanian Child Neurology Association
  • National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) 

Awards and Recoginition

  • She was awarded the President of India's Medal.
  • She was awarded the Pfizer Scroll of Honour.
  • She received the AIIMS, New Delhi, Sorell Katherine Award.
  • She was awarded a WHO Research Training Grant and worked at the MRC.
  • She received the Indian Academy of Paediatrics' ST Achar Endowment Award for Best Clinical Research.
  • She received the Kanishka Award for Medical Education.

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