Dr. Kanwal Preet Kochhar, MD PhD, AIIMS, New Delhi
Dr K.P. Kochhar is Professor at Department of Physiology, AIIMS, New Delhi. She has a broad background in Physiology with specific expertise in cognitive neurophysiology, nutrition and integral health for 35 years. She did her M.D. in Physiology from AIIMS and then obtained her Ph.D. degree in Physiology from AIIMS. She is recipient of WHO Award for HRIDAY, Hindi Science Writing and Woman Scientist Awards and has number of publications in peer reviewed national and international journals.
She has skillsets in recording non-invasive neuroimaging, eye tracking, recording of cortical event related potentials and wireless physiological monitoring of various physiological autonomic and neural parameters in health and disease. Her research includes work on Indian Dietary Spices, coarse cereals and probiotics as well as Bereitschafts potentials as tools for motor neuroscience. She successfully started a Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory at AIIMS, New Delhi interacting with departments of Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Paediatric Neurology, Psychology, Integral Health Clinic, Dietetics and Nutrition.
Recent publications 2016-17 :
- Malick A, Patil A, Sagar R and Kochhar KP. Functional neuroimaging as a tool to supplement cognitive, affective and social functioning assessment and psychotherapy- A postgraduate student’s perspective Journal of Mental Health and Human Behaviour (in press).
- Kochhar KP, Oberoi AK, Hazra S, and Lal PR, The role of Traditional diet and Yoga for infertility: A blend and balance of Traditional knowledge and Modern medicine. Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge Vol. 16 (Special supplement of International Yoga Day), June 2017, pp. S 69-S 74
- Yadav R, Yadav RK, Pandey RM, Kochhar KP. Effect of a short-term yoga-based lifestyle intervention on health-related quality of life in overweight and obese subjects. J Altern Complement Med.2016 June22;6:443-9.
- Ashlesh Laxman Patil, Sanjay Kumar Sood, Vinay Goyal, Kanwal Preet Kochhar, JCDR-Cortical potentials prior to movement in Parkinson’s disease. J.Clin. Diagn. Res. 2017 March; 11(3): CC13-CC16.
- Patil Ashlesh, Kochhar Kanwal Preet, Bereitschefts potentials as a tool to study motor neuroscience. International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) ISSN (online): 2319-7064. Index Copernicus Value (2015) : 78.96 Impact Factor (2015): 6.391
- Patil Ashlesh, Sood Sanjay Kumar, Kochhar Kanwal Preet, Goyal Vinay. Deep Brain stimulation of subthalamic nucleus helps in improving late phase motor planning in Parkinson’s disease. Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery 160 (2017) 30-37.