Sreekala Prabhakaran, M.D.

Sreekala Prabhakaran, M.D.

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Biography

Dr. Sreekala Prabhakaran is the interim-chief of Pediatric Pulmonary division and has been a faculty in the UF Pediatric department since 2010. She is the Director of the Pediatric Severe Asthma Program at UF Health. Dr. Prabhakaran attended medical school in India, did her pediatric residency at Maimonides Medical Center in New York, and completed both Pulmonary and Sleep fellowships at UF. She is board certified in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Medicine. During her fellowship in the Pediatric Pulmonary Division, Dr. Prabhakaran was a trainee in the federally funded UF Pediatric Pulmonary Center Interdisciplinary Leadership Training Program, a program on which she now serves as faculty. Dr. Prabhakaran envisioned and implemented the innovative interdisciplinary Severe Asthma Program. This interdisciplinary clinical program includes nursing, nutrition, social work and a new medico-legal partnership in which attorneys from the Southern Legal Counsel attend and assist patients in clinic. The clinic serves over 50 patients with severe asthma and has resulted in decreased hospital and ICU stays and decreased ER visits in this population. She has given several presentations on the topic of pediatric asthma and has a number of publications and a book chapter on this topic. She is interested in global health and has participated in patient care in India, as well as assisting on a medical mission trip to Zambia

Education

Residency - Pediatrics
Maimonides Medical Center
2005

Bachelor of Medicine
Kottayam University
1999

Board Certification

  • Pediatric Pulmonary - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Sleep Medicine Board - American Board of Pediatrics