GKNM Hospital > Paediatrics > Dr. Antony Terance Benjamin
Consultant Paediatrics & Peadiatric Pulmonologist

Dr. Antony Terance Benjamin

MBBS, MD(Paed), MRCPCH, Diploma in Allergy & Ashthma

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Doctor Schedule
Mon - Sat10.30am - 1pm
Mon - Sat2pm - 4pm
Thursday10.30am - 1pm
Work Experience
21 Years
Clinical Expertise
  • Paediatric Bronchoscopy
  • Paediatric Allergy
  • Paediatric Respiratory diseases
  • Special interest in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia and Cystic Fibrosis
Professional Memberships
  • Royal College of Child Health
  • Life member Indian Academy of Paediatrics
  • Respiratory Chapter, Indian Academy of Paediatrics
  • British Indian Paediatric Association of Pulmonologists
  • Tamil, English

About the Doctor

Dr Antony Terance Benjamin is a experienced paediatrician with expertise in childhood respiratory diseases and allergy. He did his training in India and UK. He is one of the few paediatric respiratory specialists in Tamilnadu. He is a senior PG teaching faculty and has a number of publications in Indian and International Journals. He is also an invited expert faculty for various national and state level paediatric conferences and workshops. He along with Dr Ramganesh, Pathologist, played a key role in establishing the PCD diagnostic unit at GKNM hospital, the first such facility in South India. He works with a multi-disciplinary team to manage sick children efficiently.


  • MBBS, MD(Paediatrics)
  • Diploma in Asthma & Allergy(CMC vellore)
  • European Diplomate in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

Research and Publications

  • A study on aetiology and outcomes of viral lower respiratory tract infections in hospitalized children from South India. Sri Lanka Journal of Child Health 49.3 (2020): 218-222.
  • Primary ciliary dyskinesia due to DRC1/CCDC164 gene mutation. Lung India. 2020 Mar 1;37(2):179-80
  • Authored a chapter on “ Chest deformities in Children” in textbook – Differential Diagnosis in Paediatrics, 2019.
  • A Novel Homozygous Nonsense HYDIN Gene Mutation p.(Arg951*) in Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia.The Indian Journal of Pediatrics 2019.
  • Clinical, Immunological, and Molecular Findings in 57 Patients With Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) From India. Frontiers in immunology. 2019;10.
  • Pleuro pulmonary blastoma presenting as bullous disease of the lung in an infant. Surgery: Case Report. 2018;2(2).
  • Clinical, immunological, and molecular findings of patients with p47 phox defect Chronic Granulomatous Disease (CGD) in Indian families. Journal of clinical immunology. 2016 Nov 1;36(8):774-84.
  • A study of the phenotype and genotype of children with cystic fibrosis diagnosed at a tertiary hospital in South India. Pediatric pulmonology 2016 jun 1 (vol. 51, pp. S76-s76)
  • Adenosine Deaminase Deficiency with a Novel Gene Mutation. The Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 2016 Aug 1;83(8):875-6.
  • Heterozygous STAT1 gain-of-function mutations underlie an unexpectedly broad clinical phenotype. Blood. 2016 Jun 23;127(25):3154-64.
  • Early dimercaptosuccinic acid renal scan in children with first febrile urinary tract infection. Indian pediatrics. 2015 Apr 1;52(4):315-7.

Awards & Achievement

  • First PCD diagnostic unit in South India
  • Sri Sivasubramanium Oration 2018, IAP, Coimbatore.
  • Performance excellence award 2018, GKNM Hospital, Coimbatore                                                       
  • Topper Paediatric respiratory HERMES exam of European Respiratory Society, 2016
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