Fellows 2008

Dr. Anupama Sukhlecha                       Final Project Report

MBBS, M D (Pharmacology)

Tutor in Pharmacology in M P Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, Gujarat, India

 Interested in presenting papers on topics of  Pharmacoepidemiology in conferences.

Conducting tutorials for UG students. Moderating  e-discussions on topics of interest.

 Reading science fiction books; books like Doctor, Brain,Coma…; books by Charles Dickens.....Reading newspapers, magazines on current affairs…Internet surfing,quizzing, debating....Travelling and visiting places of historical interest, beautiful natural hill stations and sea-shores. Interested in fine arts like sketching, painting, embroidery.Sports like Badminton, swimming- only for refreshment.

Goal:  To be a master of my subject. The community should fully benefit from my work.

Principle in life: To bring out the best from what God has given you.

Dream in life: My (or my team) efforts should make this world a heaven to live in: a peaceful, pollution free, poverty free world and where scientific inventions co-exist with nature.  



Dr. (Mrs) Anurag Chaudhary                 Final Project Report

Currently working as Associate Professor in Department of Community Medicine Dayanand Medical College and Hospital Ludhiana, Punjab. Graduated from LLRM Medical College Meerut in 1994, Post graduation in Community Medicine from Government Medical College Amritsar in 1999. Joined Dayanand Medical College and Hospital in year 1999. Total teaching experience  till date is 11 years. Area of interest is Qualitative Research in Medical Education and Social Sciences. Life member of Indian Public Health Association and Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine. Executive Member Governing Council of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine – Punjab Chapter.  



Dr. Barathi S. Subramaniam                    Final Project Report

Assistant Professor of  Physiology & Coordinator Medical Education Department, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences,Gangtok,Sikkim. Editor, SMIMS News Letter, Medical Journal & In charge of Student Welfare.

Education:Bachelor degree from Madras University, in 1984, Medical degree from Bangalore University, in 1994, & Post graduation from Manipal University 2005.

Professional Diploma in Clinical Research , Post Graduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Health (Indira Gandhi National Open University). Fellow  Academy of General Education.

Field of Interest: Assessment, Curriculum development, Student Support, Networking.

Compiled books titled “My Diabetes”, 2006 (in English, Kannada Malayalam) and “Know your Local Language” for Medical and Health Sciences Students.



Dr. Bharti K. Uppal                                             Final Project Report

married to Dr Sanjeev Uppal, mother of Nupur and Dipan is working as Prof & head of Biochemistry at CMC, Ludhiana.A graduate from GMC Amritsar of batch 1978, did PG diploma in paediatrics and later MD Biochemistryfrom GMC Patiala. I have had the privilige to teach medical students at GMC patiala, GMC Chandigarh & DMC Ludhiana in various faculty positions before joining CMC, Ludhiana. I am a trained assesor for Laboratory accreditation and appointed as national assessor by Dept of Science &technology, Govt of India. At present am also having administrative responsibilities and working as Deputy Medical Suprintendent. I like teaching students and be there friend than a boss.


Dr. S.M. Bhatti

MS (Ophthalmology), Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab.I am graduate and post graduate of CMC Ludhiana and working in this prestigious institute since July 1987. In my ophthalmic career I have performed over 34,000 eye operations which include phacoemulsification for cataract, vitrectomies, squint correction, glaucoma and lacrimal sac surgeries. I have been an active member of the faculty that has trained more than 1200 medical graduates, 30 postgraduate diploma students, 63 postgraduate degree students and many allied sciences and nursing graduates. I am keenly interest in learning & teaching surgical skills through Video Assisted Skill Transfer, Community ophthalmology, Diabetic Retinopathy and Age Related macular degeneration.

Dr. Ciraj A.M.                                                   Final Project Report                                                                                       

is currently working as Associate Professor of Microbiology, Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal University, Karnataka, India. He is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Medical Education, Manipal University. As a member of the Curriculum Development Committee, Dr. CIRAJ has been closely associated with the implementation of reforms in the medical curriculum. An advocate of self directed learning strategies; he regularly conducts PBL and CBL sessions for medical students. He is a Life Member of the Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists and Member of the American Society for Microbiology.


Dr. Kalyan Goswami                            Final Project Report

MBBS, MD (BHU) , Reader, Department of Biochemistry & JB Tropical Disease Research Centre, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram.

Total teaching experience:7 years; in various capacities including Senior Residency in JIPMER and as Assistant Professor in Dept. of Biochemistry Azamgarh Medical College, Lecturer followed by Senior Lecturer and  Presently Reader in the Dept. of Biochemistry, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Science, Sevagram.

Areas of research interest: Oxidative stress, glycobiology and clinical chemistry and medical education.

Ex-Scientist of CSIR, Govt. of India (Institute of   Genomics & Integrative Biology, Delhi) in the Proteomics and Glycobiology division. Presently involved actively in Department of Biochemistry & JB tropical disease research centre, Sevagram as Faculty on oxidative stress, immune response and drug development research in lymphatic filariasis.


Dr. Maya Jamkar                           Final Project Report

            I am working as Associate Professor in Dept. of Anesthesiology at B.J. Medical College, Pune. I am working as In-charge Anesthesiologist in Orthopedic and neurosurgery Operation theatre at Sassoon General Hospital, Pune. In addition I conduct a Pain Clinic in the same institute. I passed my M.B.B.S. from Govt. Medical College, Nagpur in the year 1979.  In 1980, I joined as post-graduate student of Diploma in Anesthesiology.  I liked the subject of Anesthesiology and started enjoying my work.  After my diploma I joined as Anesthetic Registrar under post partum program and registered for M.D. Anesthesia and passed in 1985. After M.D. I joined as Lecturer in Anesthesia.  I started teaching both post graduate as well as undergraduate students.  Basically I am an introvert but I always take interest in teaching and learning.   I had attended workshops on Medical Education organized by MIDA. My areas of interest are Photography, Reading, Trekking and music.


Dr. Manjit Mohi

 I have done gratuation from MDU Rohtak and Post Gratuation from PGIMER Chandigarh. I am working in Medical College in various capacities since the begining of my carrier. I am working as Prof. Ob & Gynae for last 6 years.I am an active member of FOGSI. I have special interest in Gynaeoncology and working for cervical cancer detection with colposcopy. I am GOD loving and GOD fearing human being and want serve my nation as well as possible.



Dr. Navneet Kaur                                   Final Project Report

 I am working as a Faculty member, Department of Surgery at University College of Medical Sciences & Guru Teg bahadur Hospital, University of Delhi, Delhi since 1995 and currently hold the position of Professor of Surgery.  I am a General Surgeon with special interest in Surgery of the breast and  underwent a special training in “ New techniques of Breast reconstruction” at European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy on a UICC fellowship. I also worked as Additional Professor of Surgery at BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal on Government of India Deputation (2005-2006). I was awarded “Breast Surgery International Travel award “ to participate in 42nd world congress of Surgery at Montreal, Canada, August 2007. I am currently working on two projects on breast cancer funded by DBT and a drug company. I also have interest in Medical Education and participated in  52nd national teacher course on “ Educational science technology for teachers and Health professionals” ( 11.02.2004- 20.02.2004) at MAMC, New Delhi.


Dr. Praveen R Singh                               Final Project Report

 M.B.B.S., M.Sc.(Medical), Anatomy, Ph.D.(Anatomy)-[Registered for(Synopsis submitted)], Field of Interest -Teaching, Research Activities, Paper Presentation, Active participation in Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, CME programs; Designation-Assistant professor (Anatomy), P.S.Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat; Research Experience -Submitted dissertation for M.Sc. (Anatomy) & Writing thesis for Ph.D.(Anatomy); Book Publication-Contribution of anatomy section in “First Aid for the Medical Postgraduate Entrance Examinations” First Edition: 2003. Scientific Paper Presentations-Papers accepted and presented in various International and National conferences; Training in educational technology-attended workshops organized by the medical education cell at our college towards faculty development; attended workshop on PBL organized by Dr Rashmi Vyas a FAIMER fellow with active participation; participated in workshops on research methodology, SPSS & Epidemiology; attended CME on clinical & applied anatomy; participated in workshop on  “English Communication Skills Program” & “Improvement in English Communication, Understanding and Expression of Medical Students”.



                   Dr. Syed Ziaur Rahman

is a medical scientist working in the field of Pharmacology.  He started the official journal of the Society of Pharmacovigilance, India (SOPI) viz. Journal of Pharmacovigilance & Drug Safety.  He coined the term “Pharmacoenvironmentology” for the study of therapeutic drugs and its impact on environment. He is involved with and/or member of 23 learned educational bodies including IBRO, International Society for Neurochemistry (ISN), South African Pharmacological Society and Safety Pharmacological Society (SPS). He was awarded with Servier Young Investigator Award of IUPHAR in 1999 and Junior Scientist Award of SPS (USA) in 2006 apart from WHO, ISN, APSN & IPS Travel Fellowships.  He is the founder trustee and treasurer of Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine & Sciences and an Associate Editor of its quarterly newsletter. He coordinated in the establishment of the Library, Museum on History of Medicine & Sciences, Centre for Safety & Rational Use of Indian Systems of Medicine (CSRUISM) & AIDS Cell as corpus body of the Academy. The Academy is listed in the Directory of History of Medicine Collections, US Department of Health and Human Services, National Library of Medicine, NIH, USA Many scholars and institutions have cited Dr. Rahman’s works.



Dr. Sheikh Sajjad Ahmed                                 Final Project Report

M.B;B.S.,M.S(Ophthalmology) from Govt. Medical College, srinager  University of Kashmir. India. Presently working as Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, SKIMS Medical College, Bemina, Srinagar, Kashmir.

Organising Secretary of Recent Advances in Surgical Techniques, 2001, Mid term Conference of NZOS 2005. Annual Conference of KOS 2007. Expert in selection of visual instructor for composite Regional centre for handicaps and ophthalmic Assistants. Editor College Magazine, Daffodils. Chairman Academic Committee, Chairman Students CASS Union, Programme Officer NSS. Life Member All India Ophthalmological Society, IntraOcular and Implant Society, Prevention of Blindness Society, North Zonal Ophthalmological Society, Kashmir Ophthamological Society, Indian Doctors For Peace and Developement Society.



Dr. Sitalakshmi S.                                     Final Project Report

Professor, Department of Clinical Pathology St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore. INDIA. Areas of  expertise: Clinical pathology, Laboratory Haematology and Transfusion medicine. Actively involved in diagnostic service, teaching and research.

Has  completed the  research work on the  PhD topic “Coagulopathy in malignant solid tumours” and submitted the same to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore. Teaching experience: 16 years. Is a faculty to the externist programme conducted at SJMC since the year 2000 for the students who have just completed the first MBBS course before commencing the clinical postings. The externist programme is intended to expose the medical students to some of the specialities which the student may not be exposed to in the regular undergraduate curriculum. Trained as an assessor for Laboratory accreditation by the NABL. 


Dr. Suman Gadicherla 

M.B.B.S from Guntur Medical College, Guntur, under University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.(1996). M.D. (Com. Med.) from M.S. Ramaiah Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences (RGUHS) (2003) 

Interests: Epidemiology, Medical Education, Non-Communicable diseases (Leprosy, Tuberculosis, Polio ), Reproductive and child Health, Geriatrics and Mental Health.  WHO Monitor for National Polio surveillance activity during Pulse polio Immunization activity during , 2004, 2006. 


Dr. Suman P. Singh                                            Final Project Report

M.B.B.S., M.D.(Microbiology), Associate professor (Microbiology ), P.S.Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat. “Foundation course for MBBS students at entry level- Experience at an Indian Medical School”-accepted in SEARME journal. (Sept’ 07). Registered as  a Ph.D. student . Medical Education: attended workshop on PBL organized by Dr Rashmi Vyas a FAIMER fellow with active participation. Participated in workshops on research methodology, SPSS & Epidemiology. Attended  faculty development workshops. Other Interests : Reading, exploring the inner self.