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Clin Asst Prof Agarwal Pratibha Kashev

Clin Asst Prof Agarwal Pratibha Kashev

MBBS (India), MD (Paeds), Diplomate National Board (Paeds), MMed (Paeds) (Spore)

Senior Consultant

KK Women's and Children's Hospital

Specialty: Child Development, Neonatology

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Autism, Developmental Screening of Preschool Children, Follow-up of High Risk Preterm Children, Management of Children with Developmental Delay, Autism, Learning Difficulties and Behavioral Concerns.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Department of Child Development KK Women's and Children's HospitalKK Women's and Children's Hospital


Dr Agarwal is a Senior Consultant in the Department of Child Development at KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Singapore. The department offers specialized diagnostic and intervention services for preschool children with developmental or behavioural concerns. Her area of interest is in developmental screening for children and is currently involved in evaluation, implementation and optimisation of developmental screening tools in community health in Singapore.

She is also keenly interested and involved in the long term follow up of high risk preterm babies. She was heading the hospital’s “Very Low Birth Weight (VLBW) High Risk Follow Up programme” till Dec 2014 during which she coordinated that programme and maintained a structured longitudinal database over the last decade which has been invaluable in providing data for the department, hospital and Ministry of Health for purposes of research, Quality Improvement and guidelines for care and counselling.

She was previously working as senior consultant in the Department of Neonatology and was also the appointed Head of Special Care and Level 1 Nursery since January 2006 till Dec 2014. She is actively involved in perinatal ,VLBW and developmental screening research and has several research projects, presentations and publications in peer-reviewed journals.


  • MMed (Paeds), National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1991
  • Diplomate National Board (Paeds), National Academy of Medical Science, New Delhi, India, 1990
  • MD (Paeds), King Edward Memorial Hospital, Pune University, India, 1988
  • MBBS (India), B.J Medical College, Pune University, India, 1984

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Senior Lecturer, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School
  • Patient Safety Lead for DCD, KKH, Jan 2018 to Dec 2020
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Child Development, KKH, March 2017 to present
  • Consultant Paediatrician, Private Practice, Jan 2015 to Feb 2017
  • Member, Academy of Medical Science, 2015 to present
  • Member, Joint Committee of Neonatal Subspecialty Training, 2015 to present
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Neonatology, 1 Jan 2006 to 28 Dec 2014
  • Head, Special Care & Level 1 Nursery, Neonatology, KKH, Jan 2006 to Dec 2014
  • Member, Perinatal Society of Singapore, 2012 to present


  • Awarded Health Manpower Development Programme fellowship – High Risk VLBW neurodevelopmental follow-up program – 2010
  • Inaugural National Medical Excellence Team Award. Excellence in Perinatal Medicine – 2008
  • EXSA Award Gold – 2006
  • Received 3 awards from Pune University, BJ Medical College for standing 1st in Final MBBS
  • Received Best Paper Awards at various conferences.

Research Interests

  • Perinatal High Risk Consult
  • Long term follow up of high risk preterm neonate


  • Qishi Zheng, Pratibha Agarwal, Luming Shi, Victor Rajadurai, Phey Hong Yang, Poh Choo Khoo, Bin Huey Quek, Lourdes Daniel Factors affecting neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years in very preterm infants below 1250g: a propective study. Provisionally accepted for publication by Journal of Perinatology, March 2018
  • Shilpee Raturi, Qizhi Zheng, Lourdes M Daniel. Luming Shi, Victor S Rajadurai, Pratibha K Agarwal Nutritional intake and growth velocity in preterm extremely low-birthweight infants in Asia: Are we doing enough? December 2017. 53(12): 1199-1207, doi: 10.1111/jpc.13630
  • Wai Yan Yip, Bin Huey Quek, Mary Choi Wan Fong, Thilagamangai, Sally Siew Gim Ong, Bee Leong Lim, Bo Chu Lo and Pratibha Agarwal. A quality improvement project to reduce hypothermia in preterm infants on admission to the neonatal intensive care unit. Internal Jourmal for Quality in Health Care, 2017: 29(7), 922-928. doi: 10.1093/intqhc/mzx131. Advance access publication :17 Oct 2017
  • Prospective evaluation of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire 3rd Edition in very-low-birthweight infants. Volume 59, Issue 5:May 2017.Pages 484–489 Pratibha K Agarwal, Luming Shi, Lourdes M Daniel, Phey Hong Yang, Poh Choo Khoo, Bin Huey Quek, Qishi Zheng and Victor S Rajadurai
  • Neonatal outcome of the Late Preterm Infant (34-36 weeks) - The Singapore Story. N Kavalloor Visruthan, VS Rajadurai, Sriram B, P Agarwal. Ann Acad Med Singapore.
  • Neonatal Outcome of Extremely Preterm Asian Infants Less Than or Equal To 28 Weeks Over A Decade In The New Millennium. P Agarwal, Sriram B, VS Rajadurai. Journal of Perinatology (2015) 35, 297–303
  • Systemic Candidiasis in Extremely Low Birthweight (ELBW) Neonates Despite the routine use of Topical Miconazole Prophylaxis: Trends, Risk Factors and Outcomes over an Eleven-Year Period. Sriram B, P Agarwal, Tee NWS, VS Rajadurai. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 2014 May;43(5):255-62
  • Borderline Viability – Neonatal Outcomes of Infants in Singapore over a Period of 18 Years (1990 – 2007) – Annals of Medicine Singapore. P Agarwal, B Sriram, Lim SB, Tin AS, VS Rajadurai – Ann Acad Med Singapore 2013;42:328-337
  • Ho Chong, Suresh Chandran, Pratibha Agarwal, Victor Samuel Rajadurai. Delayed presentation of Prolonged Hyperinsulinaemic Hypoglycaemia in a Preterm Small-for- Gestational Age Neonate. BMJ Case Reports. published on 18 December 2013
  • The Magpie Trial: A randomised trial comparing magnesium sulphate with placebo for pre-eclampsia. Outcome for children at 18 months. P Agarwal, VS Rajadurai. Journal Compilation RCOG 2006 BJOG An international Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Magpie Trial Follow-Up Study Collaborative Group.
  • Long Term Follow Up and Outcome of Very Low Birthweight (VLBW) Infants. P Agarwal. Paediatrics, Child and Adolescent Health August 2006 Vol 46 No 2
  • Two-Year neurodevelopmental outcome in children conceived by intracytoplasmic sperm injection: prospective cohort study. - Agarwal P, Loh SK, Lim SB, Sriram B, Daniel ML, Yeo SH, Heng D. British Journal of Obstetric & Gynaecology Oct 2005
  • Long term follow up and outcome of ELBW infants – Review Article. P Agarwal, SB Lim. Annals of Medicine May 2003
  • A case series of pre-viable severe twin-twin infusion syndrome. Wee HY, Tan TY, Khoo PC, P Agarwal, Yeo GS. Annals Academy of Medicine, Sep 2001 32(5) 645-8
  • Ureaplasma Urealyticum & its association with chronic lung disease in Asian neonates. P Agarwal, VS Rajadurai, VK Pradeepkumar & KW Tan. J Paediatr Child Health – Vol 36, No5, 487 – 490 (Oct 2000)
  • Growth & Rehospitalisation in Infants with BPD in the first 2 years of life. P Agarwal, VS Rajadurai & S Bhavani. Pediatric Research. Vol 47; No 4: Pg 300: 1772 (2000)
  • Perinatal Drug Abuse in KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital. P Agarwal, VS Rajadurai, S Bhavani KW Tan. Vol 28, No 6: 795 – 799. Annals, Academy of Medicine (1999)
  • Management and Outcome of 2 cases of antenatally diagnosed fetal chylothorax. PC Khoo, VS Rajadurai, P Agarwal, SH Yeo. Vol 41, No 2, Singapore Paediatric Journal (June 1999)
  • Successful Medical Treatment of Candidial Endocarditis and Urinary Fungal Ball in a Premature Neonate. P Agarwal, Ho NK (S’pore Paed Journal Vol 37, No.1 March 1995)

Research Trials

  • Neonatal and Obstetric Risk Assessment II (NORA II), funded by the National Medical Research Council, Singapore- Principal Investigator – 2010-2011
  • Growing Up in Singapore towards healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) cohort study- Member
  • PI in the Premmie- GUSTO epigenetic study on preterm infants
  • NMRC funded trial- Two-Year neurodevelopmental outcome in children conceived by intracytoplasmic sperm injection: prospective cohort study.- Principal investigator
  • The Magpie Trial: A randomised trial comparing magnesium sulphate with placebo for pre-eclampsia. Outcome for children at 18 months. -Magpie Trial Follow-Up Study Collaborative Group
  • NICU Network VLBW study 2001- Population based study of neonatal outcomes of preterm VLBW infants- NMRC funded- Member