Dr. Vidya Theivanayagi Natthondan
Title: Consultant Paediatrician & Neonatologist
Qualification: MBBS (India), M.Med (Paeds) UKM
Dr Vidya Natthondan was credentialed as a Paediatrician in 2002, after graduating with the Master of Medicine (Paediatrics) degree from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She was then awarded a Fellowship by Ministry of Health Malaysia to pursue the Sub-Specialty in Neonatalogy in 2008. She is also trained and certified as a Neonatal Resuscitation Programme Lead Instructor in New South Wales, Australia and Malaysia. Prior to taking up her current position at DEMC, she was the Head of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which she helped to set-up in the formation years. She was also the Chairperson of the Infection Control Unit, Hospital Putrajaya (HPJ) and Jabatan Kesihatan Wilayah Persekutuan & Putrajaya (JKWP) for more than a decade. She is a strong advocate of breastfeeding, hand hygiene, touch-therapy practices which are essential elements in Neonatal Care. She is an invited speaker at many Neonatal Care Awareness programs in the country and abroad. Dr. Vidya is also involved in several long-term torpedo research projects with counterparts in Australia and Malaysia, which are aimed at improving the health care of Neonates. She is currently serving her second term as the Treasurer of the Perinatal Society of Malaysia.