Dr Sanjiv Nichani OBE


MBBS, MNAMS(I), MRCP (Paediatrics)

GMC number: 4004400

Practising since: 1984



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  • Weekly clinics
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Dr Nichani is a highly experienced Consultant Paediatrician and has been working at the Leicester Children's Hospital in the University Hospitals of Leicester for the last 25 years.

He specialises in all areas of paediatrics including dermatology, allergies including hayfever and asthma. He also treats constipation, urinary tract infections, blood disorders and paediatric atopy. 
Dr Nichani is the Lead Consultant for the paediatric intensive care and the high dependency care unit for University Hospitals of Leicester and the East Midlands region. Dr Nichani attends to babies, children and teenagers from birth to 18 years of age.

He is also the founder of Healing Little Hearts - a charity based in Leicestershire sending teams of surgeons and specialists to India to perform life-saving open-heart surgery on babies and children free of charge. Dr Nichani was awarded an OBE in Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours list on the 10th October 2020 for his services within the field of Medicine and Charity. In April 2019 Prime Minister Theresa May also awarded Dr Nichani with a Points of Light award for outstanding contributions to Charity for his work with Healing Little Hearts (Registered Charity 1130194).

Special interests

  • Paediatric medicine
  • All aspects of Paediatrics
  • Paediatric dermatology
  • Paediatric Allergy and Asthma

Personal interests

I also have a 4th Degree Blackbelt in Karate, train regularly and also enjoy going to the gym.

Languages spoken

English, Hindi

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Sanjiv Nichani OBE at Nuffield Health

  • Allergy testing
  • Neonatal medicine
  • Paediatric medicine

Locations Dr Sanjiv Nichani OBE works with

Related experience


  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Medical Protection Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Paediatrician, University Hospitals of Leicester


Dr Sanjiv Nichani OBE does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Sanjiv Nichani OBE does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Sanjiv Nichani OBE holds the following paid advisory role(s) either at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health:

Dr Nichani holds a Paediatric Resident Medical Officer advisory role.