Dr Soomro is a consultant paediatrician with expertise in developmental paediatrics, paediatric and preterm nutrition, neonatology and global health/infectious diseases.
She is a member of the Association for Research in Infant and Child Development (ARICD) and has ARICD certification to administer the Griffiths Mental Developmental Scales, the gold standard for paediatric developmental assessments for children under 6 years of age. Dr. Soomro sees children aged from birth to 16 years of age for medical consultations, immunisations, well-baby checks, health advice, feeding difficulties, common problems such as bedwetting and constipation, developmental delay, learning difficulties and autism spectrum disorder. She provides neurodevelopmental follow up for any child who was premature, low birthweight, or had any complications during or after delivery. She obtained her MBBS degree from King’s College London, with a Distinction in Surgery and the McDowall Prize in Physiology. She trained in Paediatrics, Neonatology and Developmental Paediatrics in London. She is a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London, and obtained her MRCPCh and DCH in 2004. Dr. Soomro has a Masters in Science (MSc) in Global Health and Infectious Diseases from the University of Edinburgh. She is registered as a medical practitioner by both the GMC and the PMDC.
Dr Soomro has expertise in the management of nutritional problems in babies and children. She has completed a 6 month Postgraduate Program in Paediatric Nutrition (PGPN)from Boston University and a 6 month International Program on Preterm Nutrition (IPPN) from the University of Wester Australia. Dr. Soomro is certified as a master trainer for the WHO IMNCI (Integrated Management of Neonatal and Child Illness) strategy. She has numerous research publications from her time at the Aga Khan University Hospital, where she worked on a large scale systematic literature review on interventions to reduce stillbirths globally. The research was done in collaboration with John Hopkins University Hospital and was funded by Save the Children and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
She has been working as a Consultant Paediatrician in Fatima Memorial Hospital since 2007.