Dr. Arun Shikaripur - Specialist Pediatrician

Dr. Arun Shikaripur

Specialist Pediatrician
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu & Tamil Types of Physician: Full Time
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Dr. Arun Shikaripur is a highly qualified Specialist Pediatrician with more than 15 years’ of comprehensive experience in all aspects of Pediatric and Neonatal care and management. He has done MBBS from the highly reputed Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore India in 2001. He has a Diploma in Child Health from the Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, India and a DNB in Pediatrics from the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India.

Dr. Arun is also Certified in Pediatric Nutrition from Boston University, USA. He obtained a Postgraduate Program in Pediatric Nutrition from the same institution, making his profile well rounded for any childcare needs.

Prior to relocating to the UAE, he had diligently worked extensively in India. His experience as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Senior Resident at the P.E.S Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Kuppum, India has given him the practical “Know-How” of Pediatric Practice. In India, Dr. Arun has successfully handled difficult cases like poisoning, partial hanging, drowning, pediatric HIV, meningitis and hemiplegia among others. He has also been the Head of the Pediatrics Department at a premium healthcare facility in Dubai as a result of his medical competence and dedication to his practice. As part of his leadership role, Dr. Arun led a team of 10 Pediatrics Personnel from the time of launch of the hospital till his departure.

Dr. Arun has great interpersonal communication skills with parents and finds no difficulty in building a sense of safety and comfort for the child. He is not only a seasoned practitioner, but also considerate of his patients’ needs and wants. His goal to help sick infants, children and young adults is benefitted by his diverse and perfected skillset. His expertise encompasses areas like managing infants (both stable and unstable), management of asthma, treatment and prevention of all pediatric illnesses, nutrition management, counseling for the child and family, ventilator management, ICU care for children and infants and surgical procedures like lumbar puncture, liver biopsy, bone marrow aspiration, ascitic tap, pleural tap etc.

Dr. Arun is also certified to perform Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Pediatric & Neonatal Resuscitation.


  • MBBS, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India
  • Diploma Child Health, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, India
  • DNB Pediatrics, NBE, New Delhi, India
  • Postgraduate Program in Pediatric Nutrition, Boston University, USA.


  • HOD and specialist Pediatrician, Thumbay Hospital, Dubai
  • Assistant Professor, PES institute of medical sciences and research, Karnataka, India
  • Senior Resident, PES institute of medical sciences and research, Karnataka, India


  • Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP)


  • Managing newborn babies; both stable and unstable
  • Management of asthma and skin conditions
  • Treatment & prevention of all pediatric illnesses
  • Nutrition management for babies and children
  • Care and management for allergies
  • Emergency cases in pediatrics
  • Counseling for the child and family
  • ICU care for children and infants
  • Surgical procedures for children like
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Liver biopsy
  • Bone marrow aspiration and biopsy
  • Ascitic tap & pleural tap
  • Intraosseous needle procedures
  • Arterial puncture & arterial cannulation
  • Neonatal and pediatric resuscitation
  • Basic life support
  • Pediatric advanced life support