Meet Our Medical Experts Team
  • R Kishore Kumar
    MBBS, DCH(Mys), MD(Paed-Gold Medalist), DCH(Lond), MRCP (Paed), FRCPCH (UK), FRCPI, FRACP(Australia
    Neonatology
    Adjunct Professor of Neonatology and Paediatrics, Notre Dame University, Australia, Chief Consultant Neonatologist and Paediatrician, Chairman & Managing Director, Cloudnine.
  • Arvind Shenoi
    MBBS, MD (Paed), DM (Neonatology), Fellowship in Neonatal Intensive Care (Australia)
    Neonatology
    Senior Consultant Neonatologist & Paediatrician Medical Director Cloudnine, Old Airport Road.
  • N Chandra Kumar
    MBBS, MD (JIPMER), DNB, DM (Neonatology), AIIMS, DNB (Neonatology)
    Neonatology
    Consultant Neonatologist, Cloudnine, T nagar, Chennai.
  • Beeena J P
    Asst Professor
    Dental Sciences
    Asst Professor A.E.C.S Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre Bangalore.
  • Ajit K Huligol
    MBBS
    Transplant Surgeon
    Dr. Ajit is currently the Director and Chief Transplant Surgeon, Karnataka Nephrology and Transplant Institute, Bangalore

    A winner of two Lifetime Achievement Awards in Surgery.

    With over 30 years of experience, he has performed more than 2000 kidney transplants to date.

    Dr. Ajit is currently the Director and Chief Transplant Surgeon, Karnataka Nephrology and Transplant Institute, Bangalore.

    With over 30 years of experience, he has performed more than 2000 kidney transplants to date.

    A strong-willed and dedicated surgeon, with multiple publications to his credit.

    He has been a mentor to many young surgeons.

    He leads the Transplant Surgery at the Columbia Asia Hospitals, Bangalore and also a part of the team that conducts kidney transplants in Bangladesh, Nigeria and Ethiopia.

    He completed his post-graduation as a medalist in General Surgery from a well-known institution, PGIMER, Chandigarh, in 1979.
  • Anita K Mohan
    M.D. (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
    Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.
    Dr. Anita is working as a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Fortis Hospital, Bangalore.
    * Dr Anita, a winner of the Best Doctor award at the hospital she was working under the Ministry of Health, in Oman.
    * Dr Anita is skilled in surgeries like hysterectomy, hysteroscopy and colposcopy procedures.
    * Dr. Anita K. Mohan has a wealth of over 19 years of experience in various geographies.
    * She has won several awards and accolades in India and abroad.
    * She has worked as an independent consultant and was the Head of the Department in a Hospital under the Ministry of Health in Oman.
    * Dr. Anita is experienced in managing high-risk pregnancies like pregnancy-induced hypertension, gestational diabetes, sickle cell anaemia, etc.
    * She is also skilled in surgeries like hysterectomy, hysteroscopy and colposcopy procedures.
    * Currently, Dr. Anita is working as a consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Fortis Hospital, Bangalore.
  • Anoop Amarnath
    Diploma in Geriatric Medicine
    Geriatrician
    Dr Anoop is currently the Chairman – Geriatric Medicine,Head – Medical Strategy at Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore.

    Dr Anoop is one of the only few Geriatricians in the country.

    Dr Anoop is a gold medalist, trained extensively in the United Kingdom in Geriatics.

    Dr Anoop has specialised in Geriatric Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians, London.

    He is a gold medalist, trained extensively in the United Kingdom and is one of the only few Geriatricians in the country.

    He has worked in various hospitals across UK, including St. James Hospital, Leeds; York Hospitals, North Yorkshire; Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull and Sunderland Royal Hospital.

    Dr. Anoop has his specialty interest in Geriatric Nephrology (kidney disease in the elderly).

    He is one of the very few to sub specialise in Geriatric Nephrology, for which the American Society of Nephrology awarded him with a certificate during their annual conference in 2009, in San Diego.

    Dr Anoop is currently the Chairman – Geriatric Medicine,Head – Medical Strategy at Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore.
  • Aravind Gubbi
    MBBS, MD
    Endoscopic Surgeon and an Interventional Endoscopist
    Dr. Aravind Gubbi is currently the Managing Director of Sahana Hospitals, Bangalore

    Dr Gubbi has successfully performed over 5000 diagnostic Endoscopies and colonoscopies.

    Dr Gubbi has successfully performed over 1000 therapeutic Endoscopies over a period of 5 years.

    Dr. Aravind Gubbi is the most compassionate, patient-friendly doctor.

    He is currently the Managing Director of Sahana Hospitals, Bangalore.

    He is also the Hon. Vice President of the Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association of Bangalore (PHANA).

    He has attended several National and International conferences and has several paper presentations to his credit in his field of expertise.

    Dr. Gubbi has performed over 5000 diagnostic Endoscopies and colonoscopies and over 1000 therapeutic Endoscopies over a period of 5 years.
  • Arun Samprathi
    D.N.B.(Ophthalmology), FRCS (Edinburgh) in Ophthalmology
    Ophthalmologist and Squint Specialist
    Dr Arun is the founder of Samprathi Eye Hospital and Squint Centre, Bangalore and first Paediatric Ophthalmologist in Bangalore.

    Dr Arun is one of the few Squint Specialists in Bangalore.

    He is the first Paediatric Ophthalmologist in Bangalore.

    Dr Arun is the founder of Samprathi Eye Hospital and Squint Centre, Bangalore.

    He is the first Paediatric Ophthalmologist in Bangalore.

    He is one of the few Paediatric Ophthalmologists and Squint Specialists in Bangalore.

    He holds a Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus (Squint).
  • Bharat Dubey
    M.Ch, Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery,
    Cardiac Surgeon
    Dr. Bharat Dubey, is currently working at the Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, as a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon.

    Dr Bharat is the winner of ‘K.N. Dhawan’ Gold Medal for standing 1st amongst postgraduate students in General Surgery, 1995.

    He is a renowned cardiac surgeon who has worked at several prestigious hospitals like the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences (SSSIHMS), Bangalore and BGS Global Hospitals,Bangalore.

    Dr. Bharat has authored several national and international medical journals and publications.

    His paper presentation during his M. Ch (Cardio Thoracic and Vascular Surgery) was selected as the Best paper in “Award Paper Section” during the 45th Annual Conference of the Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons, at Bhopal on February 1994.

    Dr Bharat is the winner of ‘K.N. Dhawan’ Gold Medal for standing 1st amongst postgraduate students in General Surgery, 1995.

    He is a renowned cardiac surgeon who has worked at several prestigious hospitals like the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences (SSSIHMS), Bangalore and BGS Global Hospitals,Bangalore.

    He is currently working at the Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, as a Consultant Cardiac Surgeon.
  • K Bhujang Shetty
    Masters’ degree in Ophthalmology from the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Minto Eye Hospital, B
    Ophthalmologist
    Dr. Bhujang is the Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Bangalore.

    Dr Bhujang is a Rajyotsava Awardee 2010.

    Dr. Bhujang is a receipient of “Kempogowda Prashashte” award for yeomen services in the field of ophthalmology.

    Dr. Bhujang is the Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Bangalore.

    He holds a Masters’ degree in Ophthalmology from the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Minto Eye Hospital, Bangalore.

    He has also authored a book “The Power of Love” which has inspired leader and masses alike a pragmatic philosophy for every day living.

    Dr Bhujang is a Rajyotsava Awardee 2010.

    Dr. Bhujang is a receipient of “Kempogowda Prashashte” award for yeomen services in the field of ophthalmology.
  • Chandrasekar Chikkamuniyappa
    MS, DNB(Ortho)
    Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Dr. Chandrasekar Chikkamuniyappa, is the CEO as well as the Senior Joint Replacement Surgeon at PEOPLE TREE Hospitals, Bangalore.

    Dr Chandrashekar is the receipient of Fred Heatley Award, London.

    Dr Chandrashekar is the receipient of Aryabhata International Award in 2008.

    Dr. Chandrasekar is an expert Orthopaedic Surgeon. He is the CEO as well as the Senior Joint Replacement Surgeon at PEOPLE TREE Hospitals, Bangalore.

    He specialises in cutting-edge joint replacement surgeries, including computer-assisted and minimally invasive hip and knee reconstruction.

    His interest in adult reconstruction had earlier led him to the United Kingdom, where he spent 4 years at a University Hospital in London, crafting his skills in complex adult reconstruction of the hip and knee.

    He is also interested in community development and has conducted many health camps and rural outreach programmes across the country.
  • Chetan Ginigeri
    MD (PGI Chandigarh), Clinical Fellow PICU (U.K)
    Paediatric Intensivist
    Dr. Chetan Ginigeri is an experienced Paediatric Intensivist with National and International training who is currently working at the People Tree Hospitals, Bangalore.

    Dr Chetan is the recipient of ‘Vocational Excellence Award’ from Rotary International for his contribution to Paediatric Critical Care and advocating Child Safety.

    He is one of the very few Intensivists in India who is trained to take care of those sick children who need/had organ transplants.

    Dr. Chetan Ginigeri is an experienced Paediatric Intensivist with National and International training who is currently working at the People Tree Hospitals, Bangalore.

    He is also one of the very few Intensivists in India who is trained to take care of those sick children who need/had organ transplants.

    Dr. Chetan Ginigeri’s interest in state-of-the-art paediatric critical care had earlier led him to Kings College London in the United Kingdom, where he received training in Advanced Paediatric Intensive Care.

    Dr. Chetan Ginigeri has written more than twenty-five articles for such peer-reviewed publications like the Indian Journal of Paediatrics, Indian Paediatrics, Biomedicine, Current Paediatrics, etc.

    He is also a proud recipient of ‘Vocational Excellence Award’ from Rotary International for his contribution to Paediatric Critical Care and advocating Child Safety.
  • Dharmapal G K
    MBBS, DNB (Orthopedics)
    Orthopaedic Surgeon
    Dr. Dharmapal G. K. is currently the Medical Director and Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Sun Orthopaedic Hospital, Bangalore.

    Dr Dharmapal is well known for Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy.

    He is also well known for Joint Replacement and Complex Trauma Care.

    Dr. Dharmapal G. K. is currently the Medical Director and Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Sun Orthopaedic Hospital, Bangalore.

    He holds an MBBS degree from JJM Medical College, Davangere, Diploma in Orthopaedics and DNB (Orthopedics), Fellowship in Arthroplasty, Switzerland, and a Diploma in Tissue Banking from Singapore.

    With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Dharmapal's specialty interest lies in Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy, Sports Injuries, Joint Replacement and Complex Trauma Care.

    He is a member of the Indian Orthopaedic Association and also the Bangalore Orthopaedic Society.
  • Glory Alexander
    MBBS, M.D. Internal Medicine
    Internal Medicine
    Dr. Glory is the Founder Director of the ASHA Foundation, Bangalore, an NGO that provides a range of services in the field of HIV/AIDS.

    Dr Glory is a recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Samman award 2004, for services rendered in the field of HIV/AIDS.

    She is a recipient of the best oral research paper at the National AIDS Conference held at Hyderabad, 2010.

    Dr. Glory is the Founder Director of the ASHA Foundation, Bangalore, an NGO that provides a range of services in the field of HIV/AIDS.

    Dr. Glory Alexander holds an MBBS, M.D. Internal Medicine degree from CMCH,Vellore.

    Dr Glory is a recipient of Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Ekta Samman award 2004, for services rendered in the field of HIV/AIDS.

    She is a recipient of the best oral research paper at the National AIDS Conference held at Hyderabad, 2010.

    She is a member of the International AIDS Society, member of the Indian Medical Association and also a member of the Governing Council of AIDS Society of India, since 2010
  • Gowrishankar Swamy L G
    D Ortho, DNB (Ortho)
    Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon
    Dr Gowrishankar Swamy L.G. is leading the Spine Surgery unit at People Tree Hospitals, Bangalore.

    Dr Gowrishankar is an active member of the Association of Spine Surgeons of India and the Indian Orthopaedic Association.

    He is known throughout the hospital as a doctor who goes regularly beyond the call of duty to help a fellow human being.

    Dr Gowrishankar Swamy L.G. has more than 22 years of experience in his field of Orthopaedic and Spine Surgery.

    He is leading the Spine Surgery unit at People Tree Hospitals, Bangalore.

    He has served several prestigious hospitals like Victoria Hospital, MS Ramaiah Hospitals and a few other reputed corporate Hospitals in Bangalore.

    He is known throughout the hospital as a doctor who goes regularly beyond the call of duty to help a fellow human being.

    Dr Gowrishankar’s commitment for the advancement of modern techniques in Spinal Care sees him playing an active role in related seminars, workshops and courses.

    He has completed a Spinal Fellowship at Leeds, United Kingdom and also an AO fellowship on Surgical Spinal Deformity correction.

    His passion for taking his skills to areas that cannot afford modern healthcare has seen him sharing his skills with the common man working at Health camps and other grass-root level outreach programmes.
  • Mohd Rafi H Hakeem
    BAMS (Integrated Medicine), MS (AY)
    Ayurveda Specialist
    Dr. Mohd. Rafi. H. Hakeem is currently working as the Medical Officer at the Government Ayush Hospital, Bangalore

    A recipient of "Vaidya Ratna-Warrior" award by the Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka.

    Dr Hakeem is one of the best known Ayurveda Specialist in Karnataka.

    With 22 years of practice in Ayurvedic medicines, Dr. Mohd. Rafi. H. Hakeem is currently working as the Medical Officer at the Government Ayush Hospital, Bangalore.

    He has worked in various capacities in the Department of AYUSH, Government of Karnataka as an Ayurveda Physician, Assistant Research Officer, Lecturer in Shally Tantra - Post Graduate Department, State Planning Officer at Directorate AYUSH, Bangalore.

    He holds a BAMS (Integrated Medicine) degree from the Bangalore University and MS (AY) from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS), Bangalore.

    Dr. Rafi has participated in various conferences and television programmes related to Ayurveda in India and also abroad.

    His areas of specialty include Ano-rectal (piles, fistula, fissure), Ayurvedic surgical procedures and Ayurvedic para-surgical procedures.

    He was also honoured with the "Vaidya Ratna-Warrior" award by the Chief Secretary, Government of Karnataka.
  • H Paramesh
    MD, FAAP (USA)
    Paediatric Pulmonologist
    Dr. H. Paramesh is the Paediatrician in Chief, Paediatric Pulmonologist and Environmentalist, Lakeside Centre for Health Promotion, Bangalore.

    Dr Paramesh is one of the renowned Paediatric Pulmonologist in Bangalore.

    He was the leading doctor in handling the H1N1 (Swine flu) cases when it was at its peak during 2009-10 in Karnataka.

    Dr. H. Paramesh is the Paediatrician in Chief, Paediatric Pulmonologist and Environmentalist, Lakeside Centre for Health Promotion, Bangalore.

    He was the Chairman H1N1 Control Core Committee, Government of Karnataka, 2015.

    He was the Facilitator, Panelist, Advisor to Health Projects of WHO, UNICEF, UNDP and Commission of Macro Economics and Health, Government of India.

    He has won the Lifetime Achievement Award for the year 2006 on Allergy, Asthma and Immunology by the International Asthma Forum, Denver, USA, in 2007.
  • Ibrahim Nagnoor
    Postgraduate degree in Community Medicine
    Community Oncologist
    Dr. Ibrahim Nagnoor was the former Head of the Department of Community Oncology at the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore.

    He is known for taking cancer awareness camps across the romote parts of Karnataka.

    Dr Nagnoor is the crusader to make people in rural districts of Karnatka believe that cancer is curable if taken care on time.

    Dr. Ibrahim Nagnoor was the former Head of the Department of Community Oncology at the Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bangalore.

    Realising the need of generating awareness among the public about cancer and that it is curable if taken care of in time, Dr. Nagnoor is known to have conducted several awareness camps and programmes across Karnataka as well as its neighbouring States.

    He holds a postgraduate degree in Community Medicine from the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.

    He is known for taking cancer awareness camps across the romote parts of Karnataka.

    Dr Nagnoor is the crusader to make people in rural districts of Karnatka believe that cancer is curable if taken care on time.

    Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor at the Yenepoya University, Mangalore.
  • K John Vijay Sagar
    MD in Psychiatry
    Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
    Dr. John is currently the Additional Professor and DM/PDF (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry) Training Programme Coordinator, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NIMHANS

    Dr John is a recipient of the prestigious Dr. S.S. Jayaram Award of the Indian Psychiatric Society - South Zone in 2007.

    He is renowned for handling Autism Spectrum Disorder and Specific Learning Disorders cases.

    Dr. K. John Vijay Sagar holds an MD in Psychiatry from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore, which is one of the country's premiere mental health institutes.

    He also holds a post-doctoral fellowship in Autism from the University of Florida, USA.

    Dr. John is currently the Additional Professor and DM/PDF (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry) Training Programme Coordinator, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at NIMHANS.

    He is also a part of the funded research projects from the ICMR, DBT, DST and Tata Trust.

    He has authored over 30 research publications and has won several awards too.

    He has won the Dr. S.S. Jayaram Award of the Indian Psychiatric Society - South Zone in 2007.

    He was awarded the Best Outgoing Student, MBBS, at the S.V. Medical College, Tirupati, in 1997.

    His major areas of interest include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Specific Learning Disorders and Paediatric Psychopharmacology.
  • Mallinath G
    MBBS, MS Orthopaedics
    Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement Surgeon
    Dr. Mallinath G. is currently a Senior Consultant Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement Surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore

    Dr Mallinath was the topper at AIIMS, PGI, GIPMER and at the all India PG entrance examination in first attempt. He is well known for hip replacement and knee replacement in Bangalore.

    Dr. Mallinath G. is currently a Senior Consultant Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement Surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore.

    He is a postgraduate from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), New Delhi.

    He was the topper at AIIMS, PGI, GIPMER and at the all India PG entrance examination in first attempt.

    After obtaining his degree of Master of Surgery in Orthopaedics, he was selected for the joint replacement fellowship in AIIMS.

    He has made numerous paper presentations at national and international conferences.

    He has a particular interest in hip replacement and knee replacement.

    He is also interested in ligament reconstruction of the knee, arthroscopic surgery, knee deformity correction, treatment of knee fractures, etc.
  • Mangala Ramachandra
    MD, DGO from Kasturba Medical College (KMC),Mangalore
    Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
    With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Mangala Ramachandra is currently working as a Consultant, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore

    Dr Mangala has to her credit of conducting several workshops and CMEs for budding gynaecologists.

    Dr. Mangala had topped the University in Internal Medicine and has also secured first rank in her MD from the Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore.

    With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Mangala Ramachandra is currently working as a Consultant, Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore.

    She has to her credit of conducting several workshops and CMEs for budding gynaecologists.

    Having a brilliant academic record, Dr. Mangala had topped the University in Internal Medicine and has also secured first rank in her MD from the Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore.

    Her paper on Gestational Diabetes in India was published in the prestigious International Journal of Diabetes.

    Her area of interest lies in high-risk obstetrics, minimal access procedures in gynaecology, woman counselling and adolescent gynaecology.
  • Manisha Singh
    MD degree in Reproductive Medicine from the University of Leeds (UK)
    Gynaecologist
    Dr. Manisha is currently working as a consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore.

    Dr Manisha is a recognised preceptor by the RCOG and the University of Surrey, Guildford, for minimal access surgery and for gynaec-ultrasound.

    She has also been recognised as a super-specialty preceptor and assessor by the RCOG for Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.

    Dr. Manisha Singh is an eminent Gynaecologist and a Subspecialist in reproductive medicine and surgery having over 17 years of extensive surgical experience.

    She holds an MD degree in Reproductive Medicine from the University of Leeds (UK).

    She is a recognised preceptor by the RCOG and the University of Surrey, Guildford, for minimal access surgery and for gynaec-ultrasound.

    She has also been recognised as a super-specialty preceptor and assessor by the RCOG for Reproductive Medicine and Surgery.

    She has been actively involved in both laboratory and clinical research in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery and is involved in PCOS and Endometriosis research.

    She has also authored many chapters on issues ranging from menstrual dysfunction to gynaecological ultrasound textbooks.

    She has performed over 900 complex laparoscopic and hysteroscopic procedures and over 3000 cases of ovulation induction successfully.

    Dr. Manisha is currently working as a consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at the Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore.
  • Mukta Sachdev
    MD in Dermatology with a Fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatology from Florida, USA
    Dermatologist
    Dr. Mukta Sachdev is a Professor and renowned Consultant Dermatologist in Bangalore. She has a private office practice and also consults at the Manipal Hospital, Bangalore.

    Dr. Mukta Sachdev is a renowned Consultant Dermatologist in Bangalore.

    She has won several awards in Dermatology and has published numerous papers in National and International journals.

    Dr. Mukta Sachdev is a Professor and renowned Consultant Dermatologist in Bangalore.

    She has a private office practice and also consults at the Manipal Hospital, Bangalore.

    She has an MD in Dermatology with a Fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatology from Florida, USA, and has been in the Dermatological practice since 1995.

    She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology (USA) and the ASDS - American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, along with several other Dermatological Societies.

    She has won several awards in Dermatology and has presented and published numerous papers in National and International journals; authored two textbooks, numerous articles and textbook chapters; and is a regular invited faculty and guest speaker at National and International forums.

    Dr. Mukta Sachdev is experienced in the field of cosmetic dermatology in skin of colour and has a vast experience using lasers in the skin of colour and has been working with associations and industry to set guidelines and protocols for lasers in darker skin types.
  • Neelesh Reddy
    MD General Medicine, Manipal University, DM, Cancer Institute, Adyar.
    Medical Oncologist
    With over 10 years of experience, Dr. Neelesh Reddy is currently the Consultant, Medical Oncologist at the Columbia Asia Hospitals, Bangalore.

    He was awarded as the best outgoing student of the Cancer Institute, Adyar, for the year 2008.

    He is trained in both paediatric and adult oncology.

    After training in MD General Medicine at the prestigious Manipal University, he did his DM at the Cancer Institute, Adyar.

    With over 10 years of experience, Dr. Neelesh Reddy is currently the Consultant, Medical Oncologist at the Columbia Asia Hospitals, Bangalore.

    He specialises in the management of solid cancers, haematological malignancies, including bone marrow transplant and palliative care.
  • Priyank Solanki
    MBBS, M.S.Ramiah Medical College, Bangalore, DOMS, Siddhartha Medical College, Tumkur and DNB, Nara
    Cataract Surgeon
    Dr. Priyank Solanki, is currently the Asst. Medical Director, Dr.Solanki Eye Hospital,Bangalore.

    On his philanthropic side, Dr. Priyank provides his services free-of-cost to the Project Drishti Foundation and patients from disadvantaged and low-income groups.

    He has won the award for the Best Research Paper in Paediatric Ophthalmology at the prestigious LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, in 2011, by the IERG (International Eye Research Group).

    He has presented many papers and presentations across the globe that have won him an appreciation from the medical fraternity.

    He is also an active member and also is on the team of the Executive Committee of Bangalore Ophthalmic Society.
  • B Ramana Rao
    MBBS,MD in Medicine and Cardiology
    Consultant Physician & Cardiologist
    Dr. Rao served as a Senior Consultant at Fortis Hospital, Mallya Hospital and Columbia Asia Hospital (Hebbal) in Bangalore and is currently working for his own clinic in Bangalore.

    He has dedicated his life to the service of the rural poor, having treated over one million patients absolutely free of charge.

    He is a recipient of Padmashree award in 2010, the Dr. Abdul Kalam National Award, and the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award.

    He has been in the medical practice from nearly 40 years.

    He holds an MBBS (1973) from Kasturba Medical College in Manipal and an MD in Medicine and Cardiology (1980) from Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore.

    Dr. Rao served as a Senior Consultant at Fortis Hospital, Mallya Hospital and Columbia Asia Hospital (Hebbal) in Bangalore.
  • Shashidhar Buggi
    M.B.B.S, Master of Surgery, M.Ch (F.I.A.C.S)
    Thoracic Surgeon
    Dr. Shashidhar Buggi, is the Director and Thoracic Surgeon at the SDS Tuberculosis Research Centre and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases. He is also Head of Dept. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore

    He has been awarded with the Prime Time Global Healthcare Excellence Award – 2014 for the Best Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon.

    He has also been awarded the prestigious “KEMPEGOWDA AWARD” – 2014 for Best Services and Extraordinary Achievements done in the Health Sector.

    He is the Director and Thoracic Surgeon at the SDS Tuberculosis Research Centre and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases.

    He is also Head of Dept. of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore.
  • Satish Kumar A
    MD in Internal Medicine, DM in Haematology, Fellowship in Leukaemia and BMT.
    Clinical Haematologist
    Dr. Satish Kumar A. is currently working as a Clinical Haematologist, Haemato-Oncologist and BMT physician at the Columbia Asia Hospitals, Bangalore.

    With over 8 years of experience, Dr. Satish specialises in the management of benign and malignant disorders of the bone marrow, including Stem cell transplantation.

    His expertise includes management of various Haemolytic anaemias, bleeding disorders and Gastrointestinal Lymphomas.

    He is currently working as a Clinical Haematologist, Haemato-Oncologist and BMT physician at the Columbia Asia Hospitals, Bangalore.

    After completing his MD in Internal Medicine at the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, he further specialised in Clinical Haematology and did his DM in Haematology from the prestigious Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai.

    He later pursued Fellowship in Leukaemia and BMT from Vancouver, Canada.

    His specialty include Management of all types of Anaemia - Haemolytic anaemias - Hereditary and Acquired, Bleeding and clotting disorders.
  • Supraja Chandrasekar
    MRCPCH (UK), Fellow PICU ( IAP)
    Paediatric Intensivist
    Dr. Supraja Chandrasekar, is currently leading the growing Paediatric Intensive Care Units at the People Tree Hospitals, Bangalore

    She secured first rank at the national level, Fellowship in Paediatric Intensive Care, conducted by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics.

    Having realised that more than one-third of the admissions to critical care are due to preventable causes, she joined a group of like-minded friends to create the 'People Tree Foundation' – a non-profit organisation working on preventive aspects of Child Care.

    She is currently leading the growing Paediatric Intensive Care Units at the People Tree Hospitals, Bangalore.

    Following her training in the United Kingdom in some of the best hospitals, including the Birmingham Children’s Hospitals, she returned to India to further specialise and complete her fellowship.

    She enjoys general paediatric practice as much as her critical care work and bonds instantly with the children and families she interacts with.

    She has also authored a book – First Touch on newborn care written for novice parents.
  • Vijayalakshmi I Balekundri
    MBBS, MD, DM (Card), DSc, FICC, FIAMS, FIAE, FICP, FCSI, FAMS.
    Paediatric Cardiologist
    Dr. Vijayalakshmi I. Balekundri is the former Professor of Paediatric Cardiology at Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru.

    Dr. Vijayalakshmi is the first lady cardiologist of Karnataka.

    She is a recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award in Cardiology.

    Dr. Vijayalakshmi I. Balekundri is the former Professor of Paediatric Cardiology at Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bengaluru.

    She is the first lady cardiologist of Karnataka.

    She is a Gold medalist from Bangalore University and has had a brilliant academic career.

    She has set 6 world records and has won the best paper award 6 times, she has also won 33 gold medals and 2 silver medals in the field of Paediatric Cardiology.

    She has also been honoured with the Rajyotsava award in 2008.

    She has received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Cardiology from Bharat Ratna Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam and the then President, Smt. Pratibha Patil.
  • Ramya
    BDS,Postgraduate in Prosthodontics and Implantology
    Prosthodontist
    Dr. Ramya, is currently the Senior Consultant Prosthodontist, Implantologist and Laser Practitioner at the Sakra World Hospital, Bangalore and as a Co-Director of the Dental solutions at Indiranagar, Bangalore.

    Dr. Ramya is one of the few dental specialists in the country who is specialised in Prosthodontics, Crown & Bridge, Endodontics, Pain-free dentistry, Implantology and Laser.

    She is a Gold Medalist from the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore.

    She specialises in Cosmetic Dentistry – a digital smile design (smile make over), Veneers, Zirconia Crowns, 3M-LAVA Crowns, Bridges, Partial and Complete Dentures, Flexible Dentures and Implants.

    Dr. Ramya is a member of the prestigious Indian Dental Association (IDA) and a member of the Indian Prosthodontics Society.

    Currently, she is working as a Senior Consultant Prosthodontist, Implantologist and Laser Practitioner at the Sakra World Hospital, Bangalore and as a Co-Director of the Dental solutions at Indiranagar, Bangalore.

    Her talk shows on recent advance dentistry practice in India and overseas are very famous. Her research articles are published in renowned newspapers and magazines.
  • Balasubramanya KV
    BDS, Postgraduate in Periodontics
    Periodontist & Laser Practitioner
    Dr. Balasubramanya is the head of the Dental Department at the Sakra World Hospital, Marathahalli, Bangalore and the Chinmaya Mission Hospital, Indiranagar, Bangalore.

    Dr. Balasubramanya is one of the few dental specialists in the country who is specialised in Laser dentistry.

    He is an expert in diagnosing and preventing gum diseases.

    International patients get attracted to him due to his proficiency in Laser dentistry, Microscopic dentistry, minimal invasive technique with laser practice, etc.

    Dr. Balasubramanya is very familiar with the latest techniques and technologies that are required in Laser Dentistry. With his expert diagnosis to treat gum diseases and bone loss including laser gum surgery, periodontal plastic surgery, scaling/root planning and sedation, he has become a renowned doctor in a short span of time.

    He is a renowned member of the Indian Dental Association and the Indian Society of Periodontology.

    Dr. Balasubramanya is the head of the Dental Department at the Sakra World Hospital, Marathahalli, Bangalore and the Chinmaya Mission Hospital, Indiranagar, Bangalore.

    He is also the founder of the Dental Solutions at Indiranagar, Bangalore.
  • BT Rudresh
    MD (Hom), D.Sc. (h.c)
    Homoeopath
    Dr. Rudresh is a classical practitioner of homoeopathy and has completed over three decades of his homoeopathy practice. He runs Ashwini Homoeo Clinic at Gandhi Bazaar, Bangalore.

    Dr. Rudresh is addressed as the torchbearer of Homoeopathy by his patients and public alike.

    He is a recipient of the Kempe Gowda Award, Rajyothsava Award and the Hahnemann Gold Medal for his contribution in Homoeopathy.

    Dr. Rudresh is a classical practitioner of homoeopathy and has completed over three decades of his homoeopathy practice.

    His affinity for homoeopathy was founded at a time when the world was yet to crown Homoeopathy with the glory that it holds today.

    He runs Ashwini Homoeo Clinic at Gandhi Bazaar, Bangalore.

    From common cold to cancer, including diabetes, hypertension, renal failure, infertility, allergic asthmas and such, he treats all possible cases with homoeopathy.

    He had rushed to the capital and successfully cured many patients suffering from an outbreak of dropsy and laid norms of treatment for his colleagues there.

    Dr. Rudresh has delivered various lectures on Homoeopathy and has presented cases at the international, national and state level conferences in various colleges across India. He has also authored several books.

    He has won several awards. A popular organisation from Madhya Pradesh has given him the literary award of ‘Sahitya Shree’, Bangalore City Corporation has bestowed him with the ‘Kempe Gowda Award’, the Karnataka Government also bestowed him with the ‘Rajyothsava Award’ and the ‘Hahnemann Gold Medal’ for his contribution in the field of homoeopathy.
  • Bijjawara H Mahesh
    M.S. (Orthopaedics) degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
    Spine Surgeon
    With over a decade of experience, Dr. Mahesh is currently working as a Consultant Spine Surgeon and the Head at the Jain Institute of Spine care And Research (JISAR), Bangalore.

    He is one of the most experienced spine surgeons in Bangalore.

    With over a decade of experience, Dr. Mahesh is currently working as a Consultant Spine Surgeon and the Head at the Jain Institute of Spine care And Research (JISAR), Bangalore.

    He holds an M.S. (Orthopaedics) degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

    He has done his fellowship in spine surgery from the Chonnam National University Hospital, South Korea and a fellowship in minimally invasive spine surgery from Germany.

    Dr. Mahesh is trained in percutaneous instrumentation and various minimally invasive and minimal access surgeries of the spine.
  • Shivanna Venkataramana
    MBBS, Masters Degree in Anaesthesia
    Chronic Pain Specialist
    Dr. Shivanna is an Anaesthetist, Chronic Pain specialist and Acupuncturist practising Chronic pain treatment at the Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore.

    Dr. Shivanna is one of the very few chronic pain specialists in the country.

    The World Institute Of Pain has awarded him with the fellowship in Interventional Pain Procedures.

    Dr. Shivanna is an Anaesthetist, Chronic Pain specialist and Acupuncturist practising Chronic pain treatment at the Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore.

    He holds an MBBS from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and a Masters Degree in Anaesthesia from the prestigious institute PGIMER (Chandigarh).

    After a small duration of service in Bangalore, Dr. Shivanna went to the United Kingdom for further training In Anaesthesia and Chronic Pain.

    Dr. Shivanna got further training in Chronic Pain at the Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford.

    He also got his Fellowship in Interventional Pain Procedures (FIPP), which was awarded by the World Institute Of Pain.

    He is also trained in Acupuncture, specifically for chronic pain from the British Medical Society Of Acupuncture (BMAS).
  • Umakantha Adiga
    MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
    Paediatrician
    Dr. Umakantha practices as a Consultant Paediatrician at the Sagar Hospitals, Bangalore.

    Dr. Umakantha has an experience of over 16 years in the field of Paediatrics and Neonatology.

    He has worked at top-notch child care hospitals not just in India but also in the United Kingdom.

    Dr. Umakantha practices as a Consultant Paediatrician at the Sagar Hospitals, Bangalore.

    He has worked at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore and has also worked as a Clinical Observer at the Colchester General Hospital and the Rotherham General Hospital in the United Kingdom.

    His practice emphasises on prevention of illness by immunisation, healthy lifestyle, and monitoring of growth and development at timely interventions.

    He is a member of the Bangalore Paediatric Society and the Indian Academy of Paediatrics.
  • U Venkata Krishna Rao
    Postgraduate fellowship in diabetes medicine
    Diabetologist
    Dr. U. Venkata Krishna Rao, runs Synergy Diabetes Specialty Clinic in Bangalore. He is also a consultant at the Sagar Hospital, Banashankari, Bangalore and CR Hospital, Infantry Road, Bangalore

    Dr Venkata has over 10 years of experience in treating all types of diabetes.

    He is one of the few well-known Diabetologists with a postgraduate fellowship in diabetes medicine.

    Dr. Venkata is a specialist in the treatment of all types of Diabetes.

    He runs Synergy Diabetes Specialty Clinic in Bangalore. He is also a consultant at the Sagar Hospital, Banashankari, Bangalore and CR Hospital, Infantry Road, Bangalore.

    Dr. Venkata Krishna Rao believes in integrated, holistic diabetes care, with greater emphasis on appropriate lifestyle modification for a longer, healthier, complication-free life.

    He did his medicine from Bellur in Karnataka and his postgraduate fellowship in diabetes medicine, Chennai.
  • Vivek Jawali
    MBBS,M R Medical College. Gulbarga, Karnataka,MS,JJMMC, Davangere, MCh in CVT Surgery, KEM Hospital
    Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon
    Dr. Vivek Jawali is the Chairman and Chief Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, who heads the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore

    Dr. Vivek is a pioneer in minimally invasive cardiac surgery in India and has performed over 18,000 cardiothoracic & vascular surgeries till date.

    He performed India’s first Awake Cardiac Surgery (surgery without ventilator done under continuous high-thoracic epidural) in June 1999.

    He is a recipient of several prestigious awards – Harvard Medical International Lifetime Achievement Award for Medical Excellence in India, Karnataka Rajyotsava Award and the Kempegowda “Outstanding Bangalorean” Award by the Bangalore Municipal Corporation.

    Dr. Vivek Jawali is the Chairman and Chief Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon, who heads the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences at the Fortis Hospitals, Bangalore.

    He performed India’s first beating heart bypass surgery in 1992 and also performed India’s first minimally invasive bypass surgery (MIDCAB) in Sept 1994.

    He also performed the world’s 1st awake open heart surgery (on a 74-year-old patient who underwent triple bypass with aortic valve replacement without g.a. or a ventilator) in April 2002.

    He is the founder member of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgeons (ISMICS) and is the only Indian on the editorial board of its journal “Innovations in Cardiac Surgery”.

    He is also the council member of the Asian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons.
  • Darshan Kumar A Jain
    MBBS,MS Orthopaedics
    Orthopaedist
    Dr. Darshan Kumar A. Jain is an Orthopaedist and Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgeon, currently practicing at the Department of Orthopaedics, MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, Bangalore

    Dr. Darshan is one of the few orthopaedists practicing in hand surgery in India.

    He holds an FNB in Hand Surgery and Micro Vascular Surgery from the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.

    Dr. Darshan Kumar A. Jain is an Orthopaedist and Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgeon, currently practicing at the Department of Orthopaedics, MS Ramaiah Memorial Hospital, Bangalore.

    He also practises at the Bone And Joint Specialist Clinic in Rajajinagar, Bangalore and Health Nest in HSR Layout, Bangalore.

    He completed his MBBS from the MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore, in 2004, MS - Orthopaedics from KMC, Manipal, in 2009.

    He has done his Fellowship in Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery (Singapore).
  • Shankar Kumar
    M.D.dip MSc Endocrinology-NSW-UK
    Endocrinologist
    Dr. Shankar Kumar, is a Bangalore-based Endocrinologist and is currently the Director of MS Diabetes Centre, Bangalore, and the Founder of Pratiharya Medical Academy.

    He is the life member of the Indian Thyroid Association.

    He is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology.

    He has authored several articles for Health magazines and journals, and has also delivered over 100 CME lectures.

    He is a Bangalore-based Endocrinologist and is currently the Director of MS Diabetes Centre, Bangalore, and the Founder of Pratiharya Medical Academy.

    He was the Former HOD for the Department of Medicine, Ministry of Teaching Hospital in Libya.
  • Srisailesh Vitthala
    MD, MRCOG, DFFP, Royal College accredited Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine (Infertility). U.K.
    Reproductive Medicine
    Dr. Srisailesh Vitthala, is a specialist in Reproductive Medicine (infertility) and is currently a Consultant Promoter, Head of Women’s Services and Clinical Director – ART Services at the Ovum Hospital, Bangalore.

    With over a decade of experience in infertility, he has been accredited a sub-specialist in Reproductive Medicine by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), London, UK.

    He has authored evidence-based assisted-reproductive technology (ART) manual, standard operative procedures (SOP) and protocols suitable for local Assisted Conception Units (ACU).

    He is a specialist in Reproductive Medicine (infertility) and is currently a Consultant Promoter, Head of Women’s Services and Clinical Director – ART Services at the Ovum Hospital, Bangalore.

    He is also associated with several hospitals in Hyderabad, Vigaz, as a consultant.

    He is also an accredited trainer in infertility and ultrasound training and as a Lead clinician in quality assurance of ACU.
  • H V Shivaram
    MBBS;MS;FAIS;FICS;FRCS(Glasgow).
    Gastro-intestinal and Bariatric Surgeon
    Dr. Shivaram is currently the Chief Surgeon and Consultant – GI and Bariatric Surgery at the Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore

    Dr. Shivaram is amongst the leading Gastro-intestinal (GI) and Bariatric surgeons in the country.

    He has served in the Army Medical corps and has got his training from leading institutions in India and also from the UK, USA and Germany.

    Dr. Shivaram is currently the Chief Surgeon and Consultant – GI and Bariatric Surgery at the Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore.

    With over 25 years of experience, he is amongst the leading GI and Bariatric surgeons in the country and has many pioneering works and publications to his credit.

    His expertise in Laparoscopic surgery, pancreatic surgery, GI surgery and bariatric/metabolic surgery has benefitted a large number of national and international patients.

    Apart from being a University Gold medallist in Masters of Surgery examinations, he has many awards to his credit.

    He is an active member of many of the national and international professional bodies. He was the Past President of Association of Surgeons of India, Bangalore Chapter and is presently the Secretary of Association of Surgeons, India, Karnataka State Chapter.
  • Manjari Chandra
    Masters in therapeutic nutrition, MBA in Hospital Administration
    Nutritionist
    Dr. Manjari Chandra is a qualified Nutritionist having a diverse experience in Nutrition and Health for over 15 years with the top-notch hospitals of India. Presently, she is a consultant with Max Hospitals, Delhi, and the owner of Manjari Wellness

    Dr Manjari is one of the leading Nutritionist in the country.

    With over 15 years of experience she has worked with the top-notch hospitals of India.

    Dr. Manjari Chandra is a qualified Nutritionist having a diverse experience in Nutrition and Health for over 15 years with the top-notch hospitals of India.

    Presently, she is a consultant with Max Hospitals, Delhi, and the owner of Manjari Wellness.

    In the past, she has worked as a Chief Dietitian and as a Department head for Columbia Asia Referral Hospital, Bangalore and Senior Nutritionist for Manipal Hospital, Bangalore; Fortis Hospital, Chandigarh; Military Hospital, Varodara, and other institutions and hospitals across India.

    Her domain of work involves participation in Indian and International Conferences and TV news and talk shows of Primetime Media as a Nutritional/Health Expert.

    She has also worked as a guest speaker and expert panelist at the National Seminars and Continuous Medical Education Programmes.
  • Manohar T
    MBBS, DNB & MS(General Surgery),DNB (Genitourinary Surgery)
    Urologist
    With over 9 years of experience, Dr Manohar is currently a consultant - urology, at the Columbia Asia Hospitals

    Dr. Manohar is among the few authorities in the field of Minimally Invasive Surgery for genitourinary tract diseases.

    Dr. Manohar has performed more than 6000 laser surgeries and the highest number of RIRS in India.

    Dr. Manohar T. is an internationally acclaimed Urologist and is adept in performing various laparoscopic procedures for urological disorders.

    With over 9 years of experience, he is currently a consultant - urology, at the Columbia Asia Hospitals.

    He has performed more than 700 laparoscopic procedures and close to 10,000 procedures for kidney stones.

    Dr. Manohar is among the few authorities in the field of Minimally Invasive Surgery for genitourinary tract diseases, including stones, malignancy and reconstruction.

    Dr. Manohar has performed more than 6000 laser surgeries and the highest number of RIRS in India. He is among the few surgeons in the world to perform on large prostates (ranging from 100 to >350 gms) by HoLEP (Holmium Laser E-nucleation of the Prostate) technique through a minimally invasive approach.

    He has various honours, awards and fellowships to his credit. He has been a faculty, panelist, moderator and an expert reviewer for various national and international journals.

    Dr. Manohar is involved in research activities in the field of recurrent renal stones and PSA effect on cancer prostate and prostatitis.

    He is currently assessing the epidemiology, aetiology and PSA level of prostrate cancer in Indian men.
  • Mukundan Seshadri
    MS (Gen. Surgery), M.Ch. & DNB (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery)
    Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon
    Dr. Mukundan Seshadri is currently the Chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the Columbia Asia Hospital, Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore

    Dr Mukundan has successfully executed about 7700 open heart surgeries.

    He has more than 50 publications in National and International Journals and more than 75 presentations in National and International meetings.

    Dr. Mukundan Seshadri is currently the Chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the Columbia Asia Hospital, Yeshwanthpur, Bangalore.

    With over 21 years of experience, he has executed about 7700 open heart surgeries.

    His special interests in Cardiac include coronary artery reconstruction for diffuse coronary artery disease, minimally invasive cardiac surgery and valvular heart surgery, including mitral valve repair, and mitral and aortic.

    He has interests in valve replacement procedures, including Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation and Left Atrial Reduction, Stentless Aortic Valve Replacement and Paediatric Heart Surgery.

    He has more than 50 publications in National and International Journals and more than 75 presentations in National and International meetings.
  • Naresh Bhat
    MD (General Medicine), DM (Gastroenterology)
    Medical Gastroenterologist
    Dr. Naresh Bhat is currently the Chief of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore

    Dr. Naresh is a well-known Gastroenterologist who provides training to Endoscopists in India and Asia in advanced endoscopic imaging.

    He has over 30 years of clinical experience as a Gastroenterologist.

    Dr. Naresh Bhat is currently the Chief of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at the Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore.

    He leads a team of Gastroenterologists with experience and skills in different areas like IBD, pancreatic disease, metabolic liver disease and motility disorders to form the Centre of Excellence in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease.

    His areas of interest include GI cancer, IBD, therapeutic and paediatric endoscopy.

    A winner of over 8 Gold Medals, he was trained in Hamburg, Germany in Therapeutic Endoscopy.

    He is also trained in Advanced Endoscopic Imaging, in Japan.

    Dr. Bhat was the President of the Society of GI Endoscopy of India in 2009 and has delivered several orations and original research work at International meetings.

    He is the chairman of the Indian NBI group and a core member of the Asia NBI group (ANBIG). He also mentors young Gastroenterologists in IBD and Pancreatology.
  • Praveen Venkatagiri
    MD (PAED), MRCPCH (UK), FRCPCH (UK).
    Paediatrician and Neonatologist
    Dr. Praveen Venkatagiri, has worked in various prestigious hospitals in London as a Specialist Registrar and completed his CCT.He is currently with the Ovum Hospitals, Bangalore

    He has 10 years of experience in diverse cultural settings of the United Kingdom and India.

    He has worked in various prestigious hospitals in London as a Specialist Registrar and completed his CCT.

    He is currently with the Ovum Hospitals, Bangalore.

    He was conferred with Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH) from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London.

    His passion is Patient-centered care and encouraging parents to participate in the decision making.

    His interests are developing interventions in the Antenatal and Perinatal periods, which can have a significant impact on a newborn's health.

    He has been a part of several research projects and enjoys teaching and training doctors and nurses.
  • Ravi Gopal Varma
    MBBS, MS (Neurosurgery), MCh
    Neurosurgeon
    Dr. Ravi Gopal Varma is the Chief of Neurosciences and Lead Consultant - Neurosurgery, at the Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore.

    Dr. Ravi is one of the few Neurosurgeons in India with vast experience in DBS surgery for Parkinson's Disease.

    Dr. Varma also has the distinction of having conducted the first successful DBS surgery for Neuroacanthosis in India and third in the world.

    Dr. Ravi Gopal Varma is the Chief of Neurosciences and Lead Consultant - Neurosurgery, at the Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore.

    He is a highly qualified Neurosurgeon with special interest in Movement Disorders, with more than 20 years of experience.

    Dr. Varma has undergone training in all aspects of Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery, which includes specialised surgery for Epilepsy, Movement Disorders and Chronic Pain.
  • S Sundar
    MBBS & MD
    Chief Nephrologist
    Dr. S. Sundar, holds the position of Director and Chief Nephrologist of the Karnataka Nephrology and Transplant Institute. He is currently the Chief Ne phrologist at the Columbia Asia Hospitals

    Since 1991, he has held the position in being among the Top 5 in the Nephrology and Transplantation field by the WEEK Magazine.

    He has to his credit of conducting over 2000 kidney transplants.

    He holds the position of Director and Chief Nephrologist of the Karnataka Nephrology and Transplant Institute.

    Dr. S. Sundar is currently the Chief Nephrologist at the Columbia Asia Hospitals.

    He has over 30 years of experience in the field of Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation.
  • Vishal Rao
    MS, Fellow-Head Neck Surgical Oncology, Visiting Scholar, University of Pittsburgh
    Surgical Oncologist (Head and Neck)
    Dr.Vishal Rao is presently the incharge of Head and Neck services in the Department of Surgical Oncology at HCG, Bangalore

    Dr Vishal is well known in Karnataka for his tobacco related cancer campaign.

    He is one of the best known Onco surgeon in Karnataka.

    Dr.Vishal Rao is presently the incharge of Head and Neck services in the Department of Surgical Oncology at HCG, Bangalore.

    He completed his training in Head and Neck Oncology Surgery at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, and a brief stint at the Pittsburgh School of Medicine as a visiting scholar.

    He has more than 20 National and International publications to his credit, and is a reviewer for 8 International journals.

    He also works with the World Health Organisation and its partners in collaboration with state and union government to implement the WHO FCTC – Framework convention for Tobacco Control through National Tobacco Control Programme.

    He is a member of the High-powered committee on tobacco control and cancer prevention, Govt of Karnataka. He is a visiting faculty to the John Hopkins University programmes.
  • Mahadev D Dixit
    MBBS| MS(General Surgery)| DNB(CVTS)|PHD - Cardiac Surgery
    Cardiac Surgeon
    With over 3 decades of surgical practice, Dr. Mahadev D. Dixit is a Sr. Consultant & Chief of the Cardiac Sciences at Aster CM Hospital, Bangalore.

    Dr. Mahadev is one of the very few renowned and contemporary surgeons in the country who can perform the whole spectrum of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeries on both adult & neonates.

    He is a recipient of the Karnataka State Rajyotsava Award “2004” given for extraordinary work in establishing Cardiac-Thoracic Surgery in North of Karnataka.

    With over 3 decades of surgical practice, Dr. Mahadev D. Dixit is a Sr. Consultant & Chief of the Cardiac Sciences at Aster CM Hospital, Bangalore.

    He has performed more than 20,000 heart surgeries, including CABG’s, valve repair, valve replacement, paediatric and neonatal heart surgeries, minimal access heart surgeries, surgery on Aorta, arch replacement, etc.

    He is a recipient of the FIE FOUNDATION Award “2005” given for extraordinary work in Cardio-Thoracic Surgeries.

    He has delivered more than 500 lectures at different organisations to increase awareness on cardiac diseases.

    He was honoured and awarded the prestigious Dr. C. S. Sadasivan Oration for the year 2009 by the Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons of India.
  • Sonal Asthana
    Postgraduate (Surgical)
    Transplant Surgeon
    Postgraduate (Surgical) JIPMER, Pondicherry. Trained in Hepatobiliary and Multi-Organ Transplant Surgery,St. James’s University Hospital in Leeds, UK, American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) accredited fellowship in Multi-organ transplantation, University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.

    Dr. Sonal has won several awards in the field of liver transplantation and HPB surgery.

    He was selected for the European Health Leadership programme at INSEAD, France and sub-specialty training in Surgical Oncology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.

    Dr. Sonal is a Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Multi-organ Transplant Surgeon with almost two decades of experience to his credit.

    He is an expert in liver, kidney and pancreas transplant, small bowel transplant, clinical islet cell transplant and surgical management of disorders/diseases of the liver, gall bladder, biliary and pancreas, including cancers.

    Dr. Sonal is trained at some of the best institutes in the United Kingdom, Canada and India.

    His fields of special interest include management of Hepatitis C, Post-Transplant Immunosuppression, Transplant Epidemiology, Ischaemia Reperfusion And Hepatocellular Carcinoma.

    Currently, he is the Senior Consultant at the Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Multi-organ Transplantation, Aster CMI Hospital, Bangalore.

    He holds a postgraduate Research Degree from the University of Alberta.

    He has won several awards in the field of liver transplantation and HPB surgery and has published more than 40 research articles in international journals.
  • Govind Nandakumar
    MD, Residency in General Surgery
    Gastrointestinal Surgeon
    Dr. Govind Nandakumar is currently the Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Columbia Asia Hospitals, Bangalore.

    Dr Govind is a recipient of prestigious 'Alpha Omega Alpha Resident Teaching Award', Cornell Chapter 2005

    He has also recieved the University of Michigan: Dean’s List, Golden Key National Honor Society award.

    Dr. Govind Nandakumar is currently the Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Columbia Asia Hospitals, Bangalore.

    With over 11 years of experience, Dr. Govind specialises in various modalities of Gastrointestinal Surgery including Robotic Surgery and HIPEC (Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy) treatment for abdominal cancers.

    Dr Govind is a recipient of prestigious 'Alpha Omega Alpha Resident Teaching Award', Cornell Chapter 2005

    He has also recieved the University of Michigan: Dean’s List, Golden Key National Honor Society award.

    His speciality includes Laparoscopic surgery, Upper gastrointestinal surgery for diseases affecting the liver, oesophagus and stomach, Colorectal surgery for diseases of the colon, rectum and anal canal.
  • Srivats Bharadwaj
    BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery), MDS (Masters of Dental Surgery), FADI
    Specialist in Pediatric,Preventive and Special Needs Dentistry.
    Dr Srivats is the Founder Chairman & CEO, Special Smiles Pvt. Ltd.,Vatsalya Centre for Oral Health, Bangalore

    With over 20 years of experience Dr. Srivats is one of the most renowned and eminent special care, preventive and paediatric dentist recognised for his work worldwide.

    Dr. Srivats is a pioneer who promoted the concept of home-based dental care.

    He has launched the first ever 24/7 dental emergency service and an exclusive dental care for cancer patients.

    He has represented his thoughts and knowledge at various local, National and International platforms and has been recognised as one of the best dental educators in the world.

  • Shabeer Ahmed
    MS, FRCS (UK), Masters in Minimal Access Surgery
    Gastrointestinal & Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon
    Dr Shabeer is currently working as a Senior Consultant, Gastrointestinal & Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon at Fortis Hospital, Bangalore.

    Dr Shabeer has over 20 years of extensive surgical experience.

    He is an acknowledged teacher and menot by the Association of Laparoscopic Surgery, United Kingdom.

    He initiated the establishment of a laparoscopic centre at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Bermingham where he had successfully performed over 240 cases of colorectal cancers laparoscopically.

    An avid researcher, his interests lies in prevention of colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, teaching medicine and clinical medical ethics.

    His special expertise lies in advanced laparoscopic surgery especially for gastro-intestinal cancer.
  • Anitha Bhat
    BAMS (Bachelor Of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery)
    Ayurveda Specialist
    Aims at establishing 100+Shathayu Ayurveda clinics worldwide to serve the mankind with the holistic Ayurveda.
    She has conducted many successful workshops and training courses for this cause.
    Her writings related to evidence based Ayurvedic treatment programs have received wider audience across the world.
    Under her able leadership, Shathayu Ayurveda has bagged the Wellness Award 2016 for Emerging Wellness Enterprise of the year.
    Adding one more feather to her cap is the Outstanding Women Entrepreneur Of Karnataka 2015 which was conferred on her by FKCCI.
    Her interest lies in research related to Efficacy of Indigenous Ayurvedic Compound Drugs in the management of Diabetes Mellitus.
  • Swarupa Kakani
    Diploma in Dietetics, M.Sc (Foods, Nutrition & Diet Therapy)
    Dietician and Nutritionist
    She has worked as the Cheif Dietician across various Super Speciality Hospitals in South India.
    Dr Swarupa was the one who took the initiative in establishing the Dietary and Food Service Department for Apollo Hospital in Nellore.
    Published and presented many papers in journals, conferences and print media and given talks in many forums.
    Dr Swarupa is a member of Indian Dietetic Association – (IDA) and Nutritional Society of India – (NSI)
  • Dharini Krishnan
    Dr Dharini is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with a Doctorate in Science (Ph.D).
    Dietician
    She is a leading Consultant Dietitian in Chennai and a consultant at Nutri Life Clinic, HNFI.
    Breaking new grounds in diet counselling Dr Dharini had conceptualized and created a personalized Diet Software – DIGEST, a tailormade software for dieticians.
    Former National President Indian Dietetic Association
    Dr Dharinin took up the initiative to create Nutritracs, an app to track calories on the go.
    Co-authored a book - Appetising Wheaty Treats.
    Guided several students for the PG Diploma in Dietetics.
    She is currently doing a reserach on School Lunch and on the Dietary Habits Of College Students in Chennai and Australia.
  • Pranavbhai Dave
    BAMS, MD Ayurveda
    Ayurveda Specialist
    Vaidya Pranav Dave, M.D. (Ayu.), Mumbai University (2000), is currently practising at Ahmedabad. He practices Panchkarma and is known to treat a lot of metabolic disorders, including cancer. He has expertise in Ayurvedic Dentistry and has performed around 35,000 tooth extractions with the Ayurvedic technique called Jalandhar Bandh Yoga, without the use of local anaesthesia.
  • Neelam Pranavbhai Dave
    BAMS
    Ayurvedic dentist
    BAMS, Ayurvedic dentist Also have Certificate course (Guru-Shishya Parampara) from Rashtriya Ayurvedi Vidyapith(Delhi)
  • Vinayak Hardikar
    MD
    Ayurveda
    Doctor in Ayurveda - right now Studying MD in Nadiad, Gujarat
  • Harsh
    MD (Ayu), MA (Sanskrit), D.P.ch.
    Ayurveda
    Managing Trustee, Aapyam Ayurveda Foundation® Chief Consultant, Sritulasi Āyurvedālaya, Bengaluru Asst. Professor, Dept. of Samhita, Samskrita and Siddhanta, Sri Sri College of Ayurvedic Science and Research, Bengaluru Executive Director, Centre for Manuscript Research, Aapyam Institute of Indigenous Sciences and Research, Bengaluru Dr. Sriharsha K.V. is well known for his proficiency in Ayurvedic Consultation, Ayurveda Manuscriptology and Teaching. He is trained for acquisition, cataloguing, collation and editing Ayurveda manuscripts from scholars of the National Manuscript Mission, New Delhi. He has trained several students and faculty in various aspects of Manuscriptology and is also a well-versed teacher in the Fundamentals of Ayurveda. Pioneered with leadership and managerial skills, he is the principal research investigator for projects related to Manuscripts sanctioned from the National Institutes. He has a well-established unique Ayurvedic centre with full-fledged Panchakarma facilities in Bengaluru. He has successfully treated more than 3500 patients through the modalities of different Panchakarma faciliti
  • Duru Shah
    MD FRCOG FCPS FICS FICOG FICMCH DGO DFP
    Gynaecologist
    Dr. Duru Shah is a Consultant Gynaecologist in private practice, with a special interest in Gynecological Endocrinology Infertility and Assisted Reproduction. She is the first and only Indian to have received the prestigious “Distinguished Merit Award” for services towards women’s health, by the International Federation of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (FIGO) at the Opening Ceremony of the World Conference held in Rome - October 2012. She has more than 100 publications to her credit, including 83 chapters contributed to postgraduate books. On the Social front, Dr. Shah’s passion has always been to focus on preventive reproductive and sexual health, especially in young girls and women. Her areas of interest are Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Assisted Reproduction and Premature Ovarian Failure.
  • Satish Babu
    MD, MRCP (UK), CCST (London)
    Endocrinology
    Dr Satish Babu currently heads the Department of Endocrinology, SPARSH Hospitals Bangalore.
  • Arya Krishnan
    MBBS
    General Medicine
    Dr Arya Krishnan is the Chief Medical Officer at Sukino Continuum Care Centre,Kochi
  • Sneha Krishnan
    MBBS
    General Medicine
    Dr Sneha Krishnan works as the Medical Officer at Fortis Hospital, Delhi. She supervises the inpatient admission section.
  • Alex Maliekal
    MBBS
    General Medicine
    Casualty Medical officer at St.Vincent Hospital Kerala
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