Dr. Alaka Deshpande
is a Padma Shree awardee and Former Prof & HOD of Internal Medicine at Sir J J Hospital, Mumbai
Dr. Alaka Deshpande is a Consultant Physician. A Padma Shree awardee; Former Prof &Head of Department of Internal Medicine, Chief Anti Retroviral Treatment Center, Sir J J Hospital, Mumbai; she holds a special interest in thyroid, diabetes and infectious disease.
Dr. Alaka Deshpande details on the signifi... more»Dr. Alaka Deshpande details on the significant damage that undiagnosed thyroid dysfunction can cause to the mother and foetus during pregnancy while outlining key practice points for physicians to adopt early on in order to prevent unfavourable outcomes. «less
Dec 20, 2020
Prof. Dr. Alaka Deshpande comments on WHO'... more»Prof. Dr. Alaka Deshpande comments on WHO's latest recommendation for the use of Dolutegravir as the preferred first-line ARV for HIV positive patients. She also mentions that while NACO may follow in this direction, patient counselling and rigid adherence are still key to success. «less
Aug 21, 2019
Dr. Alaka Deshpande covers conditions to b... more»Dr. Alaka Deshpande covers conditions to be ruled out before diagnosing subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), management of SCH, and the ongoing debate on thyroxine therapy. «less
Mar 30, 2019
Prof. Dr. Alaka Deshpande, a Padmashree aw... more»Prof. Dr. Alaka Deshpande, a Padmashree awardee and a WHO-recognised expert in dealing with HIV/AIDS shares quick notes on HIV diversity and circulating recombinant forms (CRFs). «less
Jan 03, 2019
World AIDS Day: Prof. Dr. Alaka Deshpande, expert on HIV/AIDS tells us why we cannot afford to be complacent?
On this World AIDS Day, we have Prof. Dr. ... more»On this World AIDS Day, we have Prof. Dr. Alaka Deshpande, a Padmashree awardee and a WHO-recognised expert in dealing with HIV/AIDS sharing some important and practical advice that stems from her huge body of work from this area. «less
Dec 01, 2018