Dr. Spenta Kakalia

Dr. Spenta Kakalia Assistant Professor / MBBS, FRCPC (Paediatrics and Paediatric Infectious Diseases)

Consultant Paediatrician

  • Did her residency in Paediatrics from Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.
  • Has done Clinical fellowship, paediatric infectious diseases, The Hospital for sick children, university of Toronto Canada.

Her special interest is in Paediatric infectious diseases.

Interests: Has a special interest in Paediatric infectious diseases, malnutrition, public health, and children’s health in remote mountainous communities in Pakistan.

2022   Saif S, Kakalia S, Kitchlew R, Khan HA, Fida S, Siddique M. Role of Ondansetron in Reducing Methotrexate Intolerance in Patients with Inflammatory Arthritis. Age. 2022 Oct 1;30(23):12-7.

2022    Kitchlew R, Shamim A, Kakalia S, Khaqan A, Latif S, Farooq F. Perception and Vaccination Status of Elderly Individuals Aged 60 Years and Above: An Urban Lahore Analysis. In Proceedings 2022 Jul 23 (Vol. 36, No. 3, pp. 36-42).

2021   Kakalia S, Chakravarty A, Manson D, Lam R, Waters V, Kitai I. Choosing wisely: Computed tomography in the diagnosis of adolescents with intrathoracic tuberculosis. Journal of the Pediatrics Infectious Diseases Society 2021;10(4):521-524. doi:10.1093/jpids/piaa134

2021    Kakalia S. Indicators of child health in pastoral communities in the Karakoram and Hindukush mountains, Pakistan. Journal of Pakistan Medical Association 2021;71(3):997-999. doi:10.47391/JPMA.1306

2017      Kakalia S, Khan A. Oxygen saturation of children in Pakistan’s high mountain pastoral communities. Archives of Disease in Childhood 2017;102(3):294-295. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2016-311275

2015     Kakalia S, Karrar H. Polio, Public Health, and the new Pathologies of Militancy in Pakistan. Critical Public Health 2016;26(4):446-454. doi:10.1080/09581596.2015.11064411

2011      Kakalia S, Sochett E, Stephens D, Assor E, Read S, Bitnun A.Vitamin D Supplementation and CD4 Count in Children Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus. Journal of Pediatrics 2011;159(6):951-957 


2016    Maqbool S, Kakalia S. Immunization in Children; First Edition 2016, Lahore, Pakistan (160 pages + index + appendix)