Dr. Lakshmi Prasanna is a pediatrician (neonatologist) with 25 years’ experience. Before starting her private practice, she was the department head of the Child Development Unit at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India, and founded Little Hearts Children's Hospital in Hyderabad in 1997. Also in Hyderabad, she founded the Saandeepani Centre for Healing and Curative Education in 2004 for children with special needs and developmental delays.
Dr. Lakshmi uses an integrated approach toward child development and treatment. Her approach includes consultation, teacher training workshops for schools, child development workshop for parents, and family meetings. She has worked extensively in India, Nepal, Singapore, Australia and, more recently, the U.S.
The primary focus of her work has been with Steiner schools in Australia as a school doctor. Dr. Lakshmi was the President of Anthroposophical Medical Society in India, and is well regarded across multiple geographies for her integrated approach to health and wellbeing.