Dr. Sheela Nampoothiri, is currently a Clinical Professor & Head of Department at Pediatric Genetics at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre.

She is an MBBS with First class from Trivandrum Medical College, 1989. She has done her DCH from Institute of child Health, Chennai, 1991. After which she completed Dip NB in Pediatrics in 1993 from Trivandrum Medical College. Post which she has done her MSc in Medical Genetics from Duncan Guthrie Institute of Medical Genetics, Yorkhill Hospitals, University of Glasgow with first class, 2005.

She has an interest in Lysososmal storage  disorders, specifically Fabry disease & Skeletal dysplasias.

  • Scientific Advisory Committee  member of the Comprehensive Care Centre for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute  for Medical sciences and Technology, Trivandrum from  2017
  • Task Force member  on Human Genetics and Genome Analysis programme  for  Department of Biotechnology, Government of  India   from  2017-2020
  • Has 132 National and International publications in credit,  89 publications are in international journals
  • Reviewer of four International journals & three National journals
    • Lancet
    • British Medical Journal
    • American journal of Medical Genetics
    • Pediatrics International
    • Journal of Pediatric Neurology
    • Indian Journal of Pediatrics
    • Indian Pediatrics
  • ‘Awardee of ‘Common Wealth Fellowship by United Kingdom’ in 2004
  • ‘Erasmus Mundus Fellowship’ to Ghent University on 2013
  • ‘Dr. Eapen Samuel Memorial Award’ for Best  research paper in 2014  by IMA- AMS, Kerala Chapter
  • ‘M .O John Memorial Award’ for the Best publication in a peer reviewed journal, for  research article published on Skeletal dysplasia in  American Journal of  Medical Genetics by  IAP, Kerala in  2014
  • ‘Dr. D.S. Munagekar Award’  for the year  2013-2014  by Indian Medical Association (National Award)  presented at  IMA – NATCON-2014
  • First prize for the Final round of National  6th Pediatric Quiz for Practicing Pediatricians during Pedicon 2003 at Mumbai
  • Dr. Bhaskara Varma Award’ by IAP , Kerala for Best paper presentation during  Pedicon – South 1999