Dr Ahila Ayyavoo


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Honorary Academic


  •  From March 2010: Clinical Research Fellow in Paediatric Endocrinology and PhD student at the Liggins Institute
  • 2005 – 2010: Training in paediatric endocrinology with Prof. P. Raghupathy, Senior Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology, G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore, in addition to my clinical responsibilities as a Consultant Paediatrician
  • 2003 – to date: Consultant Paediatrician, G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore. India
  • 2001 – 2003: DNB (postgraduate degree course in paediatrics) Registrar, G. Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital, Coimbatore
  • 1993 – 2001: Consultant Pediatrician, Halan Sevaniammal Hospital for Children, Coimbatore
  • 1991 – 1993: DCH Postgraduate registrar, Dept. of Paediatrics, Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Sick Children, Madras Medical College, Chennai


Research | Current

PhD project:  Changes in glucose metabolism and body composition in children born with compromised nutrition at two different periods of gestation.These include children born post term and a group of children born to mothers with severe hyperemesis gravidarum (morning sickness)

Research grant:

Prof. W Cutfield: Eli Lilly Research Grant from the Australasian Paediatric Endocrine Group (2010) for study on changes in glucose metabolism and body composition in children born post term


Teaching | Current


  • Taught DNB post graduate registrars in Paediatrics
  • Mentored registrars for their research work done during their training for masters degrees. Projects included a study on thyroid nodules in children and a study on the incidence of complications in children with urinary tract infections over a period of one year


Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)