The MAGIC Foundation India, affiliated to The MAGIC Foundation, USA, was set up to spread the awareness of various children’s growth disorders, across India. This website is intended to provide general educational information and to help users more easily access information about children’s growth disorders.
“To ensure that every child grows to the full potential.”
MD (Pediatrics, AIIMS), FRACP (Pediatric Endocrinology, Australia)
SCE (Endocrinology, Royal College of Physicians, UK)
Secretary – Treasurer, Indian Society of Pediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology, 2017-18
Founding General Secretary, GROW Society (Growth & Obesity Workforce)
Consultant Pediatric & Adolescent Endocrinology
Regency Hospital Limited, A2 Sarvodya Nagar, Kanpur
Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon
“I would like to reach a Milestone where every child has Newborn Screening for Growth Disorders, early diagnosis and subsequent support for lifelong management of the condition.”
Consultant Neonatologist & Paediatrician
Medical Director, CLOUDNINE OAR
MBBS, MD(Paediatrics), DM(Neonatology)-PGIMER, Fellowship in Neonatal Intensive Care(Australia)
Former Adjunct Professor in Paediatrics , Manipal University,
Former Head of Department in Paediatrics, Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore
Dr.Shaila S Bhattacharyya
MD, DM (PGIMR, ENDO) MRCP, DCH (UK)
Professor and H O D – Dept of Paediatrics
Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinologist,
Manipal Hospital, Bangalore
Convenor for Paediatric Endocrinology Fellowship
Visiting Professor – Bapuji Child Health Institute
Author of endocrine chapter
IAP text Book of Endocrinology
IAP – Drug Formulary
A-Z in Endocrinology
“I envision availability of safe, authentic, accessible and affordable health care for all the children having endocrine disorders.”
1. Practising as Paediatric Endocrinologist at Pearl Endocrine Clinic, Ramdaspeth Nagpur (Since2013).
2. Visiting Consultant at Bal Gopal Paediatric Hospital at Raipur.
3. Visiting Consultant at Shree Shishubhavan Paediatric Hospital at Bilaspur.
1. PDCC (PaediatricEndocrinology): Bharati Vidyapeeth Under Guidance of Dr.Vaman Khadilkar (2011 – 2012, Pune).
2. DNB (Paediatrics): Jehangir Hospital (2008 – 2010, Pune)
3. DCH: Wadia Children Hospital (2006 – 2008, Mumbai)
4) MBBS: NKPSIMS Medical College (99th Batch) Nagpur
“I envision an India where every child with hormone-related needs gets authentic, easy to access and affordable care.”
MD Paediatrics (Gold Medalist)
Fellowship in Paediatric Endocrinology
Manipal Advanced Children Centre, Bangalore
ESPE Fellowship in Paediatric Endocrinology
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Liverpool, UK
Executive member, Indian Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology 2017-18.
Consultant Pediatric and Adolescent Endocrinologist
ENDOKIDZ Centre for Growth Diabetes and Hormone Disorders in Children
J.P Nagar, Jalandhar City, Punjab, India
“Our aim is to provide the best of care to the families with rare and chronic conditions. But there is a lacuna in our health care system, one such element is the support system where families can access to right information on the specific clinical condition based on local experience, sharing their concerns and feelings with families going through same phase. This is where the support groups play a significant role in filling these gaps.”
“The vision is to create a platform and direct the needy families to access this platform which can take care of education and emotional support, empower them with confidence in dealing with these conditions.”
1.Consultant Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinologist
2.Karnataka Institute of Endocrinology and Research
3.White Lotus Healthcare
4.Cloudnine KIDS Hospital
5.Fortis Hospital Bangalore
Dr. P. Raghupathy
MAGIC FOUNDATION INDIA is dedicated to the dream that all children diagnosed to have congenital adrenal hyperplasia will enjoy a quality of life similar to their normal peers. They have a right for optimal health and lifelong medical treatment with replacement steroids. MFI will educate the families of affected children, explaining to them in detail the causation of CAH, the treatment rationale and the need for genital surgery when required.
The four pillars of focus action will include:
1. Education (of individuals, families, communities, health professionals, policy makers and the international community), Research & Advocacy
2. Provision of guidance to parents regarding optimisation of medical management (including primary, secondary and tertiary prevention prevention, with a bio-psycho-social focus) and surgical treatment when required
3. Encouragement of family support networks
- Professor and Head of the Department of Child Health and the Department of Paediatric Endocrinology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, where I served for 34 years before retiring in September 2004.
- Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Endocrinology, Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children, Sydney, Australia, (had advanced specialist training in paediatric endocrinology for 3 years)
- President of several national and international paediatric and paediatric endocrinology associations
- ~ 100 scientific publications in national and international journals. Contributed chapters in various national and international paediatric and paediatric endocrine textbooks.
Childhood Diabetes Residential Camps
Under the banner of Childhood Diabetes Association of India (CHIDIA INDIA), conducted 37 diabetes camps, at Vellore, including 15 (3-day) residential diabetes camps, exclusively for children with type 1 diabetes.
- Gold Medalist for Best Outgoing MD Paediatrics Postgraduate of the Madras University, 1976.
- Asia Pacific Paediatric Endocrine Society Award – Honorary Life Member for recognition of services to APPES and Paediatric Endocrinology in the Asia Pacific Region – 2012.
- European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) International Outstanding Clinician Award, 2018.
- Professor of Paediatric Endocrinology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore,
- Senior Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology, Sagar Hospitals, Bangalore,
- National Chairman, Changing Diabetes in Children Programme,
- National Professional Delegate for India, International Prader-Willi Syndrome Organization
E-mail: [email protected]
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia
Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder, which means that it affects males and females in equal numbers, and that it requires both parents to pass on a gene in order for it to manifest as a disease. For a child to be born with any form of CAH, both parents must carry a gene for the disorder.
Growth Hormone Deficiency
Growth hormone (GH) is a protein made by the pituitary gland and released into the blood in brief pulses. The major way that GH promotes growth is by increasing levels of the hormone, insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), and its carrier protein, IGF binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3), in the blood.
Optic Nerve Hypoplasia
A child with the Syndrome of Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, also known as Septo Optic Dysplasia or DeMorsiers Syndrome, has under-developed optic nerves. The optic nerves carry messages from the eye to the brain. ONH is the single leading cause of blindness in infants and toddlers.
Russell Silver Syndrome
Russell-Silver syndrome (or Silver-Russell syndrome) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by delayed growth in-utero (IUGR) that spares head growth (meaning the newborn has a head size that is large for his body) and ongoing postnatal growth failure.
Small for Gestational Age
SGA (small for gestational age) generally describes any infant whose birth weight and/or birth length was less than the 3rd percentile, adjusted for prematurity (gestational age). Between 3% and 10% of live births each year are diagnosed as SGA.
Turner’s Syndrome occurs in 1 in 2,500 live female births. Approximately 98% of pregnancies with Turner’s Syndrome abort spontaneously and approximately 10% of fetuses from pregnancies that have spontaneously aborted have Turner’s Syndrome.
Connect with us!
We have created a Facebook page called Omkar’s Journey with Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia to chronicle all possible events and scenarios in the life of a child with CAH, with a view to let new parents know what to expect.
➤ Step 1: Search for the group page on Facebook.
➤ Step 2: Please request to join.
➤ Step 3: Send a message to the Admin or an email to
[email protected] and let us know why you are interested in joining this group.