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Dr Amudha Jayanthi Anand

Dr Anand Amudha Jayanthi


Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Neonatology

Clinical Interest: Neonatology

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Neonatology KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Lecturer, National University of Singapore
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS and Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine


Dr Amudha started her career in Tamilnadu Medical Service since 1989.She has worked in Ultrasonology departments in referral centres in Tamandu and New Delhi till 1997.She worked as a Registrar in Neonatology in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

Dr Amudha joined KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in July 2006 as a Medical Officer. She completed her AST Training and successfully exited in October 2012.She exited Neonatology AST in 2013 and is currently working as a Senior Consultant in the Neonatology Department.

Her sub-specialty interests include Birth Defect Clinic, Follow up of Children with Down Syndrome Neonatal Imaging and Communication. She is a member of Neonatal Ambulatory Committee and Necrotizing Enterocolitis work group. She is also a member of palliative team and Bereavement support group.


  • MRCPCH Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) 2006
  • Diploma in Child Health Dr M.G.R Medical University (India) 1992
  • MBBS Madras University (India) 1986

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Consultant, Department of Neonatology, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital
  • Member Academy of Medical Sciences
  • Member Neonatal Ambulatory Committee
  • Member Hospital Bereavement Committee
  • Member Palliative work group
  • Member, American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 2000-present
  • Member, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK) 2006
  • Member of Perinatal Society


  • Outstanding Educator Award 2022
  • Singapore Health Quality Service Awards 2022
  • Merit Award Oral Poster, SIPPAC 2019
  • Merit Award Oral Poster, 2013
  • Outstanding Service Award, 2010
  • Service from the Heart award, 2009-2010

Research Interests

  • Risk factors for Focal Intestinal Perforation in the Very Low Birth Weight Population
  • Abdominal Cysts – Postnatal Outcome


  • Pneumatosis coli in preterm neonates: Can they be managed more conservatively to maintain the intestinal milieu?
    EY Lee, E Ma, AJ Anand, S Chandran
    BMJ Case Reports Aug 2022; 15(8), e250274
  • K Sothirasan, AJ Anand, MPW Chua, PC Khoo, MC Chua
    Clinical Guideline for Management of Down Syndrome in Singapore
    Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare May 2022; 31 JIF: 0.5 Times Cited: 3
  • AJ Anand, MC Chua, Devaki V, R Rai, B Sriram, Edwin Thia, VS Rajadurai, S Chandran Outcomes of Antenatally Detected Omphalocele and Gastroschisis: A single center study over 11 years.
    Singapore Medical Journal 2022, 1-14
    JIF 1.141
  • S Chandran, AA Jayanthi, RV Samuel, SE Saffari, KP Choo, CM Chien
    Evidence Based Practices Reduce Necrotizing Enterocolitis and Improve Nutritional Outcomes in Very Low Birth Weight Infants
    Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Sep 2021; 45(7), 1408-1416
    JFI: 3.151 Times Cited: 13
  • Odattil Geetha, Victor Samuel Rajadurai, Amudha Jayanthi Anand, Rowena Dela Puerta, Bin Huey Quek,Poh Choo Khoo,Mei Chien Chua, Pratibha Agarwal
    New BPD-prevalence and risk factors for broncho-pulmonary dysplasia/mortality in extremely low gestational age infants ≤28 weeks.
    Journal of Perinatology Aug 2021; 41(8), 1943-1950
    JIF: 1.967 Times Cited: 19
  • EN Vidal, VS Rajadurai, AJ Anand, S Chandran
    Listeriosis during pregnancy and in newborns: 18 years of data from a large tertiary hospital in Singapore
    Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Sep 2020; 9(4), 498-501
    JIF: 2.2 Times Cited:11
  • AJ Anand, K Sabapathy, B Sriram, VS Rajadurai, PK Agarwal
    Single Center Outcome of Multiple Births in the Premature and Very Low Birth Weight Cohort in Singapore
    American Journal of Perinatology Sep 2020; 39(4), 409-415
    JIF:1.862 Times Cited: 3
  • K Sothirasan, AJ Anand, R Mittal, PC Khoo, S Chandran
    Emotional and Behavioural disorders in a cohort with Down syndrome using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: A pilot study.
    Heliyon 6 (10), e050952020
    JIF: 2.85
  • AJ Anand, MC Chua, SH Khoo, PL Yuen, MCW Fong, A Goh, P Agarwal
    Early discharge planning in preterm low birth weight babies: A quality improvement project Proceedings of Singapore Healthcare Jun 2017; 26 (2), 98-10132017
    JIF: 0.210 Times Cited:6

Research Trials

  • Can Pentoxifylline improve long-term outcomes in preterm infants with late-onset sepsis or necrotizing enterocolitis?

    A pragmatic, randomised, placebo controlled trial