Dr. Sarala Kannan studied in Stanley Medical College, Madras University, Chennai , India and graduated as MBBS in 1988. She then completed her DNB, Pediatrics ( National Board of Examinations) in New Delhi , India and obtained her degree in 2003. She worked in Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur India as a General Pediatrician, along with teaching undergraduates, and postgraduates of Pediatrics. She has served as the DNB coordinator for Pediatrics of Tata Main Hospital. Dr. Sarala was also the President of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics Jamshedpur Branch 2012. Her services as a senior consultant in Pediatrics in the institution continued till Jan 2021 when she retired and chose to become a private practitioner in Hyderabad, India . During her tenure she has won several awards for scientific presentation.