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Dr. KK Aggarwal, MD

Cardiologist, Founder- Heart Care Foundation of India

Recipient of four national awards including the prestigious Padma Shri. Dr Krishan Kumar Aggarwal is a Sr. Physician, Cardiologist, and World Class Clinical Echocardiographer. He is a recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri (2010), National President of the Indian Medical Association (2016-17), Dr. BC Roy National Award (2005), National Science Communication Award and Vishwa Hindi Samman (2015) awards. Dr KK Aggarwal is the President of Heart Care Foundation of India, and the Honorary Secretary General of the Medical Council of India. His pursuit of excellence continues in the roles of physician-scientist, academic teacher, writer, editor, administrator and a public health activist.

Dr. Atul Mohan Kochhar, MD, DNB, MNAMS, FAAD

CEO – National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers

Dr. Atul Mohan Kochhar is Chief Executive Officer of the National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare providers in India. He is a well-known Dermatologist and Gold Medalist in the field of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology. He is past Professor & Consultant in the Department of Dermatology & STD, Lok Nayak Hospital and Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi and has held various organizational positions at IADVL –Delhi State branch. He is the author of over 70 publications, 4 books and digital publications to his credit. Quality, promotion of patient safety and taking best healthcare practices to the ‘poorest of the poor’ are his mission in life.

Mr. Amit Indubhushan Bakshi

Founder-Eris Lifesciences Ltd

Mr. Amit Indubhushan Bakshi is Chairman of the Board, Managing Director of Eris Lifesciences Ltd. It is one of the fastest growing companies within the chronic and acute categories of the Indian Branded Formulations market. Mr Bakshi is recognized the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year, 2013’ by Ernst & Young.

Dr. Anup Mohta MD

Pediatric Surgery, Professor-Lady Hardinge Medical College

Dr Anup Mohta is the former Director of Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya, Delhi. He is a Principal Assessor for NABH and Member of Ethics committees of Lady Hardinge Medical College, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Hospital. He is the author of 141 publications and Associate Editor of Indian Journal Pediatric Surgery. He was also the Past Chairman, Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons (Delhi chapter)

Dr. Atul Pandya MD

Pathologist, Immediate Past National Vice President-IMA

Dr. Atul Pandya is immediate past National Vice President of the Indian Medical Association and has been an active member of the IMA since 1990. His experience spans Lecturer in Jamnagar, a senior Pathologist at Rajkot and being Honorary Medical Director for a Thalassemia Project involving more than 1.5 lac Thalassemia patients. Besides being a Dr. BC Roy Award recipient, Dr. Pandya is an executive member of the IMA Rajkot Branch, and has been actively involved as the Convener for the District RNTCP and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Programmes and in running the Rajkot Family Welfare Centre. He is also the nominated Senate Member of the prestigious Saurashtra University and Board Member for the Second MBBS Education Committee.

Dr. Ashok Gupta, MD, MCh, DNB, FRCS, FNAMS, DSc, MPhil

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Ashok Gupta is a Senior Consultant and Professor at Department of Plastic Surgery, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai. His career spans teaching experience at the prestigious Govt. Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur to Grant Medical College & JJ Hospitals, Mumbai and most recently, the Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai. He was Member of the Board of Governors for the MCI from 2011-13 and Member – Academic Council for MUHS Nashik from 2012-17. Recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri in 2009 and the Sheikh Hamdan International Award in 2010, Dr. Ashok Gupta is also a recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the United Nations in 2015, the Queen Victoria Commemoration Medal in 2015 and the Gusi Peace Prize International in 2017

Dr. Anita Chakravarti MD, MNAMS, FIMSA

Professor & Head, Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College

Medical Microbiologist with more than 40 years of experience, more than 118 research publications in various international and national acclaimed cited journals, supervisor/co-supervisor of  more than 51 M.D./Ph.D. thesis, investigator/co-investigator of  more than 43 research projects with associated academic and research contribution in sciences. Planned and set up Advanced Virology Laboratory for National Capital Territory of Delhi Govt. at Maulana Azad Medical College for emerging and reemerging viruses. Recipient of State Award by Government of NCT for Meritorious Service in the field of Healthcare, Feb 2018. Recipient of the ‘Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM) Endowment Oration Award’, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan Memorial National Teachers Award for the year 2010” and ICMR National award- J.B. Srivastava award.

Dr. DR Rai, MAMS, FCGP, IBMS

Internal Medicine Specialist, Hon. Prof. of College of Medical Practitioners, Kota

Dr. DR Rai is the Dean IMA Academy of Paramedical Sciences since 2016 and has served as the Senior National Vice President of IMA from 2012-13 besides being on the IMA panel vide various roles from 1986 till date. He is the recipient of the prestigious Dr. BC Roy National Award for 2016 as well as numerous awards including the · Distinguished Service Award for the 22nd Perfect Health Mela 2015 organized by MTNL & Heart Care Foundation of India and IMA President’s Appreciation Award for outstanding services for the care of elderly 2015. An eminent speaker on various national news channels, Dr. Rai is a member of the Red Cross Society and actively involved in numerous social activities and representations at national and international platforms. He is also the architect of many courses such as the Diploma Course for OT Technicians, Diploma Course in Medical Record Keeping, Diploma Course in Cardiac Techniques, Certificate Course for Blood Bank Supervisors, Post-graduate certificate course on Environment and Occupational Health and Post-graduate certificate course in Psychiatry and Sexual Problems as also, a Certificate course in CT & MRI. 

Dr. Ganesh Mani, MD

Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon

Ganesh Kumar Mani is an Indian cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon, reported to have performed over 20,500 Coronary artery bypass surgeries. He was honoured the Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian award, for his contributions to the fields of medicine and medical education

Dr. Harsh Mahajan

Founder & Chief Radiologist- Mahajan Imaging

Dr. Harsh Mahajan is an eminent radiologist and receiver of prestigious Padma Shri award. He completed his super-specialist fellowship from M.D Anderson Cancer Hospital at Houston, Texas, USA  and a pioneer in the field of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in India

Dr. JA Jayalal, MS, FIGES, FIIOPM, FRCS, MBA, PhD

Medical Officer- Ministry of Health and Family Affairs

Dr. JA Jayalal is a Medical Officer at the Health and Family Welfare Department and Associate Professor in Surgery in Government Medical College Hospital, Kanya Kumari. He has served as the State Hon.General Secretary for the IMA in Tamil Nadu state and has also been the national coordinator for the Academic Wings of IMA. Trained in Minimally Invasive Laparoscopic Surgery and practicing laparoscopic surgery, Dr. Jayalal is also the Hon. Professor in Laparoscopy in IAGES. His current responsibilities include being the Senior Vice President-National IMA, the Vice President- Common Wealth Medical Association, UK, the National Coordinator-UNESCO BIOETHICS Association, Coordinator for Public Private Partnership at Kanya Kumari Medical College, the Secretary for State TB Cel IMA-GFATM Project and the Secretary for Austin Memorial Education & Charitable Trust. He is also the Executive Member of CSI Diocese Kanya Kumari and Red Cross Kanya Kumari besides being the National Executive Member of IAGES. Dr. Jayalal is also the Founder Secretary of ASI Kanya Kumari and the Chief Editor of the Family Medicine Journal of India.

Dr. KK Kalra, MD

Pediatrician, Past CEO-NABH

Dr K K Kalra has 39 years of experience in health care services and contributed towards setting up and running of Pediatric Gastroenterology unit at Lok Nayak Hospital and Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya (CNBC) a super-specialty Public Pediatric hospital. He contributed significantly towards Polio Eradication Program while working as a Surveillance Medical officer in WHO from the year 2000 to 2002 and received the State award for Service Doctors 2005. He worked as a Medical Superintendent at CNBC, and established this children hospital while achieving the NABH Accreditation for the same.

Dr. Narottam Puri MD

ENT Specialist, Chairman-Fortis Medical Council, Advisor- FICCI

Dr. Puri is a honorary professor, Medical Entrepreneur and advisor of IMA, Medical Advisor and Chairman – Fortis Healthcare, Advisor (Health Services). He is the director of Manipal Cigna Health Insurance Company and Co founder of Centre of Design and Innovation. He was a professor at Dept. of ENT, M.A. Medical College Association and Senior Consultant at Moolchand Hospital, Max Healthcare, Tirath Ram Hospital, Director and Sant Parmanand Hospital

Dr. Suneela Garg MD, FIPHA FIAPSM,FIAGP

Professor & Head, Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College

Dr Suneela Garg is the National President Elect- IAPSM, Director Professor-HAG, Ex Head- MAMC & Head Community Medicine, FMS Harcharan Orator IAPSM,KN Rao Orator IPHA, Fellow HIV Medicine, Fellow WHO, Fellow DFID, Advisor ICMR Member Task Force DBT, Advisor CBM Honorary Secretary General & Director – Sound Hearing 2030, Maulana Azad Medical College & Associated hospitals. Member Task Force Committee National Health System Research Center for Ear and Hearing Care and Elderly care, Member Selection Committee for post of Scientist C in Chemical Trials Registry India – NIMS ( ICMR), Vision document addressing sustainable development Goals 5, 10, 16 (Ministry of Women and Child Development, GOI).

Ms. Upasana Arora

Director- Yashoda Hospitals, Chairman-SEPC

Ms Upasana Arora is the director of Yashoda Hospitals and a fellow of International Society for Quality Accreditation and Health IT Accreditation. She is a dynamic leader and been awarded Business Women of the Year 2018 by ASSOCHAM and Capital Foundation National Award 2019 for her outstanding contribution to Health Care.