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Dhritiman Gurkha, MD

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pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric sepsis, pediatric anaphylaxis

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Dhritiman Gurkha, MD is a physician in the emergency department at Dayton Children's Hospital.

Languages spoken: 

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Gujarati
  • Nepalese

education and training

  • medical school: Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar
  • internship: St. Peter's University Hospital - pediatrics
  • residency: St. Peter's University Hospital - pediatrics
  • fellowship: Beaumont Health
  • board certification: pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine

awards, honors or organizations

awards and honors

  • Martha Franz Emergency Medicine Award from The Pediatric Residents at Dayton Children’s Pediatric Residency Graduation Dinner 2021-2022, Dayton, OH
  • Award of Excellence in Patient Care 2019-2020, given by Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Beaumont Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Graduation, Royal Oak, MI
  • Professionalism Award 2018-19, given by the Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Beaumont Children’s Hospital, Royal Oak, MI
  • “Section on Pediatric Trainees Clinical Case Competition Finalist”, presented at AAP National Conference 2018 for Outstanding clinical case abstract and poster presentation, Orlando, FL
  • “Outstanding Resident Teacher” for Pediatrics Residency Class of 2017, selected by Residents at Saint Peter’s University Hospital (SPUH), New Brunswick, NJ
  • “Senior Resident Extraordinaire” for 2016-2017, selected by Pediatric Nurses at Saint Peter’s University Hospital (SPUH), New Brunswick, NJ
  • Poster Presentation Winner at Sixth Annual SPUH Pediatric Residents’ Research Day; New Brunswick, NJ Poster Presentation Winner at Fifth Annual SPUH Pediatric Residents’ Research Day; New Brunswick, NJ

publications and presentations

publications

  • Gurkha D, Cashen K, Patek P, Lelak K, Levasseur K. Coronavirus-19 multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C): a pediatric simulation case for residents, fellows, and advanced practice providers. MedEdPORTAL. 2021;17:11180. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.11180 PMID : 34466658
  • Gurkha D. Minnock W. Biliary Atresia – Why is my baby pooping all white? Woolridge D, Fox S, Homme J, Woolridge D, Leetch AN. Ruttan T eds. Avoiding Common Errors in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer; 2019. In Press.
  • Kalladi, S., Khandhar, P., Gurkha, D., Brown, M., & Dekelbab, B. (2019). SAT-583 Expanding the Clinical Spectrum of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Acute Presentation of a Chronic Illness. Journal of the Endocrine Society, 3(Supplement_1), SAT-583.
  • Greene, R., El-Wiher, N., Prabhu, A., & Gurkha, D. (2019). Respiratory Syncytial Virus: More than just Bronchiolitis. Pediatrics, 144 (2 MeetingAbstract) 841. • Gurkha, D., Jones, G., Levasseur, K., & Gebara, B. (2019). 311. Critical Care Medicine, 47(1).
  • Gurkha, D., Mehta, E., & Caccavale, R. (2018). 475: A Retrospective Review Of Pediatric Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax In Central New Jersey. Critical Care Medicine, 46(1), 221.

conferences presentations

  • 05/2020 Abstract: Anaphylaxis Epidemiology In Metro Detroit Area Pediatric Emergency Departments - Urban versus Suburban Comparison Dhritiman Gurkha MD, Robert Podolsky, PhD, Usha Sethuraman, MD, Kelly Levasseur DO SAEM 2020 (Cancelled due to COVID 19)
  • 03/2019 Poster Presentation Expanding the Clinical Spectrum of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis: Acute Presentation of a Chronic Illness Shabana Kalladi MD, Dhritiman Gurkha MD, Mollie Brown MD, Paras Khandhar MD ENDO 2019 at New Orleans, LA, United States
  • 02/2019 Podium Presentation (Abstract Accepted) Severe Hyponatremia in an Infant With Pseudohypoaldosteronism due to Urinary Tract Infection Dhritiman Gurkha MD, Gurpal Jones MD, Kelly Levasseur DO, Bassem Gebara MD 49th Critical Care Congress at San Diego, California, United States
  • 11/2018 Poster Presentation Respiratory Syncytial Virus: More than Just Bronchiolitis Ryan Greene MD, Dhritiman Gurkha MD, Nidal El-Wiher MD, Anuradha Prabhu MD
  • 05/2018 Poster Presentation Six Consecutive Years of Residents 100% Pediatrics Board Exam Pass Rate: A Multipronged Approach Dhritiman Gurkha MD, Tejal Mehta MD, Michael Lucas MD, William Bernstein MD Pediatric Academic Society, Toronto, Canada
  • 02/2018 Podium Presentation A Retrospective Review of Pediatric Primary Spontaneous Pneumothorax in Central New Jersey Dhritiman Gurkha MD, Erika Mehta, Robert Caccavale MD, Tiong The MD 48th Critical Care Congress at San Antonio, Texas, United States Published in Critical Care Medicine (Supplement) • Volume 46 • Number 1
  • 05/2017 Poster Presentation Six Consecutive Years of Residents 100% Pediatrics Board Exam Pass Rate: A Multipronged Approach Dhritiman Gurkha MD, Tejal Mehta MD, Michael Lucas MD, William Bernstein, MD Fifth Annual SPUH Pediatric Residents’ Research Day; New Brunswick, NJ
  • 05/2016 Poster Presentation Congenital Closure of Ductus Arteriosus Dhritiman Gurkha MD, Michelle Cohen DO, Shakuntala Chandra, MD Fifth Annual SPUH Pediatric Residents’ Research Day; New Brunswick, NJ
  • 05/2016 Poster Presentation Five Consecutive Years of Residents 100% Pediatrics Board Exam Pass Rate: A Multipronged Approach Dhritiman Gurkha MD, Tejal Mehta MD, Michael Lucas MD, William Bernstein MD Fifth Annual SPUH Pediatric Residents’ Research Day; New Brunswick, NJ
  • 05/2015 Poster Presentation Buccal Hemangioma in a Preterm Neonate: An Unusual Location Dhritiman Gurkha MD, Shakuntala Chandra MD Fourth Annual SPUH Pediatric Residents’ Research Day; New Brunswick, NJ
  • 03/2011 Poster Presentation Targeting Endothelial Nitric Oxide Synthase For The Treatment Of Diabetic Vascular Disease. Triggle,CR., Kindi,S., Gurkha,D., Buddhavarapu,S.,Jerdi., Sanya,R., Mezrakchi,Y., Marei,I., Bensilmane., Arunachalam,G., Ding,H. XVII International DALM Symposium on Diabetes, Obesity, and the Metabolic Syndrome; Doha, Qatar.

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I enjoy helping and stabilizing ill or injured kids in a fast paced environment.


I like working with kids because...

they make work playful too!


I chose to work at Dayton Children's because...

it is a tight knit group of professionals whose priority is pediatric care.


Dayton Children's is special because...

of the patients it cares for.


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