Dr. Ashish Pathak

DCH, FCPS, DNB, PhD (Karoliska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden)

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, RD Gardi Medical College, Ujjain

Post Doctoral Fellow, Division of Global Health (IHCAR), Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Post Doctoral Fellow, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden


Dr. Pathak completed his medical education i.e. MBBS and DCH (Child Health) from Mumbai University, Mumbai, India. He also completed FCPS from College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai and DNB (Paediatrics) from National board of Examinations, (under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare), New Delhi, India. Thereafter he completed his PhD from Division of Global Health (IHCAR) Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

Dr. Pathak has consistently been involved in various Research Projects and acted as Co-Principal Instructor and Co-applicant in projects like Clinical features and outcome of children with severe malaria, Molecular characterization of Plasmodium Falciparum malaria in Madhya Pradesh, India – implications for rational use of anti-malarial drugs, Antibiotic pollutants in water and resistance in rural India- implications of In and Outpatients antibiotic management I & II, Development of reference curriculum, training materials and course on the “Development, implementation and evaluation of prudent antibiotic use campaigns”. Besides this Dr. Pathak has been invited as a resource person, speaker and chairperson in many national and international conferences. He has also presented papers in more than 15 international conferences. At present he is acting as the principal investigator in Antibiotic stewardship network in India; a bottom-up integrated strategy for uptake of low-cost interventions to minimize antibiotic resistance. The project aims to establish a networking platform of likeminded people cutting across medical disciplines for the uptake of research results so as to retain effectiveness of antibiotics through its prudent use and promoting better hygiene practices to control infection. Furthermore this project intends to prevent contamination of environment with antibiotic residues.

Dr Pathak’s selected publications of the last 5 years:

Selected peer-reviewed papers

    1. Pathak A, Mahadik K, Sharma R, Marothi Y, Sharma M, Macaden R and CS Lundborg: Factors associated with carriage of multi-resistant commensal Escherichia coli among postmenopausal women in Ujjain, India Scand J Infect Dis. -May 2012 DOI:10.3109/00365548.2012.697635)

      2. Pathak A, Mahadik K, Dhaneria SP, Sharma A, Eriksson B, CS Lundborg (2012) Surveillance of Antibiotic Consumption Using the “Focus of Infection” Approach in 2 Hospitals in Ujjain, India. PLoS ONE 7(6): e38641. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038641

      3. Pathak A, Marothi Y, Kekre V, Mahadik K, Macaden R and Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg: High prevalence of extended-spectrum b-lactamase producing pathogens: Results of a surveillance study in 2 hospitals, Ujjain, India. Infect Drug Resist. 2012;5:65-73. Epub 2012 Apr 5. PubMed PMID: 22570555; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3345881.

      4. Joshi SC, Diwan V, Tamhankar AJ, Joshi R, Shah H, Sharma M, Pathak A, Macaden R, Stålsby Lundborg C. Qualitative study on perceptions of hand hygiene among hospital staff in a rural teaching hospital in India. J Hosp Infect. 2012 Apr; 80(4):340-4. Epub 2012 Feb 7. PubMed PMID: 22321723.

      5. Pathak A, Dhaneria M. Kawasaki Disease, What About Seasonal Variation? Letter-to-editor. Indian J Pediatr, 2012 Jan 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22246611.

      6. Pathak A, Mahadik K, Dhaneria SP, Sharma A, Eriksson B, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg. Antibiotic prescribing in outpatients: Hospital and seasonal variations in Ujjain, India. Scand J Infect Dis. 2011 Jul, 43(6-7): 479-88.

      7. Pathak D, Pathak A, Marrone G, Diwan V, Cecilia Stålsby Lundborg. Adherence to treatment guidelines for acute diarrhoea in children up to 12 years in Ujjain, India-a cross-sectional prescription analysis. BMC Infect Dis. 2011 Jan 28; 11:32.

      8. Pathak A, Marothi Y, Iyer RV, Singh B, Sharma M, Eriksson B, Macaden R, Lundborg CS. Nasal Carriage and Antimicrobial Susceptibility of Staphylococcus aureus in healthy preschool children in Ujjain, India, BMC Pediatrics 2010; 10:100, doi: 10.1186/1471-2431-10-100, Published on 29 December 2010.