Fellows 2009



13-19 JANUARY, 2009

Mala Bhalla Sethi  

I am Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology, Govt Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh since October 2004. I did my MBBS from GGS Medical College, Faridkot, Punjab in 1994 and completed MD in Dermatology, Venereology and Leprosy from Govt Medical College and Rajendra Hospital, Patiala in 1999. Subsequently, I did my Senior Residency in the Govt Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh from 2000-2003. Professional responsibilities include patient care, undergraduate teaching and various administrative responsibilities. I have more than 30 research paper publications in various national and international journals. I am a life member of Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologist and Cosmetic Dermatology Society of India, as well as Executive member of the Chandigarh Dermatology Society. My birthday falls on 4th of September and my hobbies include reading and travelling.


Muna Shalima Jahan 

I am assistant professor, Begum Khaleda Zia Medical College graduated from Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka in 1994 and joined Banglasdesh Civil Services in 1997 securing first position. Awarded with clinical fellowship in Obgyn in Liverpool Hospital, Sydney in 2003. Worked in different rural health complexes of Bangladesh for various period of her service. Obtained fellowship in Obgyn from Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons(BCPS) in January’2005 and masters from Bangabandhu Sheik Mujib Medical University, Dhaka in January’2006. Received training on Epidemiology and Biostatistics Using SPSS for Windows, (basic & advanced course) organized by joint collaboration of NIPSOM, Bangladesh & Cambridge University, UK. Has conducted three research works and presented paper in the 1st joint conference of RCOG and SAFOG in Kolkata in December’2007 and in the Joint Conference of BCPS and College of Pysicians and Surgeons Pakistan(CPSP) in October’2008. Paper on her latest research work on female sexual dysfunction has been accepted for Shan S Ratnam - Young Gynaecologist Award and is one of the best ten articles selected from all the 27 awardees papers. She will be going to Auckland, New Zealand for receiving the award and presenting the paper in XXIst Asia and Oceania Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Congress 2009 in last week of March’2009. She is author of two books in Bengali on women health. She has special aptitude for conducting basic research in the area of reproductive and women’s health. Wants to develop herself as an efficient medical teacher and there by contributing in medical education of Bangladesh.


James Gonsalves

MSc (Med) Physiology, Senior Grade Lecturer in Physiology, Melaka Manipal Medical College – Manipal, Adjunct faculty department of medical education. Graduated from Kasturba Medical College–Manipal. Has a total teaching experience of 9 years with various courses including MBBS (twinning programme). Actively participated in many workshops, conferences and CME of Physiology and Medical Education. Area of interest for research are curriculum development, interventional strategies and neurophysiology.


Jasleen Narula 

I competed my MBBS in 1998 from Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot  and did my MD Pharmacology from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and completed in 2003. I became Assistant Professor in 2003.I have attended various conferences and workshops in my subject. I am married to Dr. Baldeep Singh. Hobbies:Reading and going to market.


Jayant Vagha 

45 yrs. Professor in Paediatrics, JNMC, Sawangi (M.), Wardha.  MAHARASHTRA. Dr. Jayant Vagha is Professor in Paediatrics at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha, Maharashtra.  Dr. Vagha did his U. G. (1984) and P. G. (1988) M.D. (Paediatrics) from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram.  Where he worked as Lecturer for next two years  (1989 – 1991).  He started his private practice at Wardha as consultant Pediatrician in 1991.  In 1997 he joined the present Institute as Lecturer, was promoted as Associate Professor in 2000 and became Professor in Pediatrics in August, 2005.  He is in-charge of a unit and is a Postgraduate Guide.  Dr. Vagha has visited South Africa, Swaziland, Moza and Botaswana, Mozambique under the banner of Rotary International.  An ardent teacher, Dr. Vagha is interested in Medical Education Technology,  Rural Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.  He is the Incharge of his college's annual Magazine 'SPARSH'  which was adjudged as the "Best   Annual Magazine" in Nagpur University. Dr. Vagha loves singing, dramatics and quizzing.   On the family front, Dr. (Mrs.) Sunita Vagha Professor and HOD (Pathology) at J. N. M. C., Sawangi (Meghe), Son Aniket,    21 yrs, is studying Mechanical  Engineering at V. I. T. Vellore (Tamil Nadu) and daughter Keta, 16 yrs, is studying in 11th standard and is aspiring to become a doctor. 


Jamatia Biplab

First of all I would like to express my heartiest gratitude to my near and dear ones, especially my parents, whose innocent healing touch and support helped me to reach my present stage.  I belong to a small tribal village of Tripura and I studied in three different schools in Tripura. I completed my MBBS from B. R. D Medical College in Gorakhpur in 2000. It was my first time away from home and there I experienced the reality of the world. After my MBBS, I joined the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi in 2001 for MD (Community Medicine). AIIMS was a refreshing experience for me and I learnt a lot of good things there. There after, I joined the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in 2004 as Lecturer in School of Heatlh Sciences and I am still working here, now as a Senior Lecturer in the same School. At present I am looking after PG Diploma in Clinical Cardiology programme at national level as programme coordinator. In IGNOU, I got opportunity to develop and design a programme for medical profession which is very much needed for the country. I love reading books, listening to musics, watching movies, travelling, cooking, and photography. To promote the social and cultural aspect of Tripuri people, I joined Delhi Tripura Society of which I am presently the President. I have also developed a website for the society. I strongly believe that I can build a system for better tomorrow. The question I am having in my mind is that, 'what you have done for which you have not been paid?' I hope that I will be able to do some constructive work within 10 years which will answer this question. 


Neelkamal Kapoor

I have done my MBBS from Medical College Kanpur and MD (Pathology) from Medical College Rewa. I am currently working as Professor & Head, Department of Pathology, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal. I am also the Principal Investigator - Population Based Cancer Registry Bhopal (ICMR). I am also passionate about medical education and have focused on Problem based learning of oncology under guidance of WHOCCCE (WHO Collaborating Center for Cancer Education).I have authored "Practical Manual of Pathology", Co authored a book- "Commonsense Parenting" and have authored a chapter in the book "Computer for Nurses". I have presented papers and delivered guest lecturers in various national and international conferences and have published articles in indexed peer reviewed national and international journals. I was awarded WHO Fellowship to USA, Rotary GSE Fellowship to UK and was member of scientific committee of European Association of Cancer Education in 2004. I am a guest faculty to the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) International Summer School Oncology for medical students.  I have been the Co organizing Chairperson of the National conference of "Indian Academy of Cytologist" 2004 and Organizing Chairperson of  National Conference of "Indian Society of Blood Transfusion and Immunohaematology" 2007 besides organizing various other state level CME's and seminars.I write stories and articles in Hindi and English, which are regularly published in magazines like Kadambini, Sarita, Women's Era, Grihshobha and Hindi and English newspaper supplements. I am also very actively engaged in the reformist activities. My special focus is on teen and preteen school children whom I educate about ill effects of Tobacco and Gutkha.


Suchitra Deolalikar

Qualifications: MBBS, DGO, MD [(Human Physiology) T.N.M.C., Mumbai] and MS [Biomedical Sciences (Physiology) USA]. I have worked as a lecturer in department of Physiology, Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai. I have done MS from University of Hawaii, USA .I worked as teaching assistant in USA while pursuing Masters. I have joined the Department of Physiology, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana in October 2007 and am working in the capacity of Associate Professor since then. I teach Physiology to undergraduate students of medical, dental, and physiotherapy. I am interested in teaching technology and have attended various programs conducted by Medical education cell at T.N.MC. Medical College and at CMC.

ILESH S. Kotecha

MD (P&S.M.), DNB (P&S.M.), DNB (Maternal & Child Health). He works as an Assistant Professor and in charge – Urban Health Training Center (UHTC), in the Department of P&S.M. at the Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India. He is actively involved in teaching & training of Undergraduates, Postgraduates and Interns. As in charge of Urban Health Center, he is carried out outreach public health activities to train undergraduate students and internees after graduation to enable them to conduct/practice the practical management aspects in medical and health care. He is also a member of Rapid Response Team to carry out epidemic investigations and preventive and control measures. As a medical teacher, apart from teaching of medical undergraduates and post-graduates, He is also provide in-service training to medical officers in the district health system and other health providers on topics of public health importance. He has worked in various research projects financially supported by WHO, unicef, World Bank, Micronutrient Initiative – India, India Clen and Govt. of Gujarat. His area of interest includes integrated teaching. He has attended and presented papers in State, National & International level conference. His honors include the H.M. Patel Memorial Young Scientist Award for best research in 2002 and Gold Medal for promotion of breastfeeding by Breastfeeding Promotion Network of India in 2008.


Angel Magar 

is a graduate from Kathmandu Medical College, Kathmandu, Nepal. After the graduation he worked for the department of Anatomy at KMC for years and felt the need of improvement in the medical education in his institute and the system in Nepal. He has special interest in the academic medicine ever since he was a medical student. He joined student British Medical Journal as an international advisor when he was a medical student and works as a peer reviewer for the student BMJ article even since. Later on he became peer reviewer for the British Medical Journal, and was recognized as top 10% reviewer of the BMJ in 2007. He advocate for the academic medicine in Nepal. He is working in a three different medical journal in Nepal. As an Executive Editor for Journal of Nepal Health Research Council, Deputy Executive and Web Editor for Journal of Nepal Medical Association and as an editor in Kathmandu University Medical Journal. He has keen interest in medical information technology. He loves to uses information technology in the medicine. He is the co-coordinator for Diploma in HIV/AIDS for Gandhi National Open University, Kathmandu, Nepal and also work for HIV/AIDS organization. He has published two researches and seven articles in the indexed journals, author and co-author of seven books. He loves charity work, community services, advocating HIV/AIDs and other health related issues in Nepal. He wishes to advocate and improve the medical education system in Nepal through CMCL-FAIMER fellowship. 


Surapaneni Krishna Mohan

MRSC, FAGE  Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Medical College & Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai – 600 077.

I am Surapaneni Krishna Mohan, 29 years old, presently working as Assistant Professor of Biochemistry at Saveetha Medical College & Hospital, Chennai. I have a special interest in oxidative stress and antioxidant status in health and disease and I am in charge of clinical biochemistry division of the Department. I had 15 research papers published in reputed national & international indexed journals to my credit. I am life member of many professional national & international scientific societies / bodies. I am involved in teaching MBBS, BDS, MDS, Nursing, Physiotherapy, M.Sc – Medical and other paramedical students. I am involved in undergraduate teaching and Postgraduate academic program of the Department. I am member of the medical education unit as well as member of the board of studies, Saveetha University. I was born and completed my schooling at Vijayawada, the holy city at the bank of the Krishna River where my father is working with the Vijay Agro Products Limited. I have been in Chennai now for past 1 ½ year. I did my M.Sc (Medical) – Biochemistry from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE now called as Manipal University), Manipal and stood Second in the university and then joined first as a Tutor in Katuri Medical College & Hospital, Guntur and then as Assistant Professor in Dr.Pinnamaneni Siddhartha Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Foundation, Chinoutpally, Andhrapradesh. After that I joined Saveetha Medical College & Hospital, Saveetha University as Assistant Professor and also to pursue my PhD. Now Iam continuing my research on Non-Alcoholoic Steato Hepatitis (NASH).I have one lovely Son. After taking care of my professional duties and those as a father, I don’t have much spare time left. However, I like reading fiction and watching movies.



Ranabir Pal

MBBS 1979; DCH 1984; MD (COMMUNITY MEDICINE) 1986, MBA (Health Care Services) 2007, have twenty-five years of teaching experiences. Presently as Associate Professor for undergraduates and post-graduates of medical, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy training programmes in SIKKIM-MANIPAL INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, GANGTOK in System Based Teaching of Evidence based Community Medicine, Epidemiology, Bio-Statistics, Sociology ; Adjunct Faculty, Masters in Hospital Management course; Engaged in Community level research works in Clinical epidemiology including on exhaled breath analysis, a project funded by DRDO, Govt. of India; Honored as Guest Lecturer and Examiner in other Indian Universities; Presented many original scientific papers in National and International Conferences. He had association with several national level workshops and funded projects. He is also the founder member of Gangtok Chapter of Indian Academy of Pediatrics. He has plenty of publications in National and International Peer Reviewed Journals including Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Journal of International Medical Sciences Academy, Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, European Journal of Ophthalmology, Eye and Contact Lens, Saudi Journal of Kidney and Transplantation, International Journal of Green Pharmacy, Asian Journal of Transfusion Sciences, Indian Journal of Public Health, Indian Journal of Community Medicine, Indian Medical Journal. He is reviewer of several International Medical Journals: Canadian Family Physician, Saudi Medical Journal, and International Journal of Green Pharmacy. He is contributor of ‘A Handbook on Bio-Statistics’, ‘Spotters in Pediatrics’ and “Tracking Progress towards Sustainable Elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) in Sikkim” among several health science title publications & received ‘Traveling Fellowship’ in Community Pediatrics from Indian Academy of Pediatrics.He is proficient in English and German Languages, has eleven books of poems in Bengali and English published from Kolkata. Life Members and Fellows of renowned National & International Professional including International Epidemiological Association, John Snow Society, Rotary International.

S.Srikesavan Sabapathy

 Principal and Chief Physiotherapist, Sh. Ghantakaran Mahavir Physiotherapy College And Rehabilitation Research Center, Godhra, Gujarat.Bachelor in Physiotherapy (1998): Government College of Physiotherapy,  Trichy, Tamil Nadu, Master in Physiotherapy (2006): College of Applied Education and Health Sciences,(Orthopedics)  Meerut, Uttar PradeshPhD in Physiotherapy: Gujarat University (Registered and pursuing). I started my career with Krupanidhi College of Physiotherapy, Bangalore and after gaining 5 and half years of valuable experience I joined my current job in 2003 September. I am enjoying my work in a peaceful semi urban set up. I am fortunate to work under a Chairman who understands his responsibility towards the society and we are treating around 120 patients a day without any charges in three specialized OPD’s. We conduct regular camps and are currently involve in a massive public health project with the Govt of Gujarat and Handicap International.Teaching is my passion and I enjoy all the interactions that I have with my students. General areas of teaching interest are Musculo skeletal physiotherapy, Exercise therapy, Clinical reasoning and Rehabilitation. I also take classes on Management, administration and ethics for physiotherapists and Evidence Based Physiotherapy.I strongly believe that a teacher has actually taught only if the student has been able to comprehend the subject. This has made me open to innovative methods of teaching and I discuss the same with others who have a passion for teaching.My areas of Interest are Neck related disorders. I am also interested in the cross cultural adaptation and translation of Functional outcome measurement instruments. I also actively engage myself in the dissertations that my students do.


Jayshree Phurailatpam

presently working as senior tutor/Demonstrator, Department of Physiology, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India, passed her MBBS in Jan. 1996. (Manipur University, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur) and MD (Physiology) from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Wardha, Maharashtra (Nagpur University, April 2008). She has 8 years and 6 months of teaching experiences and loves interacting with her students and colleagues. has presented many papers in. On the academic front, she has been presenting seminars and scientific papers of high standards in the scientific sessions in local and national seminars and conferences like APPICON, AMBICON and AONEI, etc. She has already published 3 papers in indexed journals and 1 is in press. She has always been one of the toppers right from her school days through out her medical career winning many awards and honours.  Her academic interests are especially in Neurophysiology and Reproductive Physiology. She enjoys Gardening, Music, Dancing, Traveling, Trying out new recipes, Meeting new people and making new friends. 


Omna Chawla


I had my basic medical training at KMC manglore manipal university and my post graduation at CMC Ludhiana. My exposure to teaching methodologies started when I was doing my postgraduation I have been actively reading about various teaching methods and has attended various workshops and seminars. Presently I am working as Asst.professor , department of Physiology at  Gian Sagar medical college and hospital ramnagar Banur.My other interests include nutrition and preventive aspect of medicine.



Rakesh Mittal 

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology) Assistant Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum since July 2008 and is alumnus of the same institute. Within a very short span he holds various academics positions in the college such as Member - Department of Medical Education, Secretary - JNMC Spiritual & Personality Development, National Accreditation & Assessment Committee, Secretary - Faculty Development in the department of Pharmacology & Coordinator - JNMC Mentorship Programme. He has been honored with the SRCIPS Commemoration Cash Award 2009 for scoring highest marks in MD Pharmacology Examination and also with the prestigious “The Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award” in 1994 for his excellence in extracurricular. His research project on Genetic toxicology was nominated for presentation in valuable Prof. Govind Achari Award at 40th National Conference 2007 of IPS at NIPER, Mohali and is now accepted for publication in IJMR (Journal with Highest Impact Factor in India). His is a regular resource faculty for AICTE, Quality Improvement Programme conducted in KLE College of Pharmacy, Belgaum since 2006. He was also selected for Indo-French Symposium on Pharmcogenomics for Young Scientist in 2007 at AIIMS, Kochi & for ICMR sponsored National Workshop in Molecular Biology & Bioinformatics in Pharmacogenomics at JIPMER, Pondicherry. He was also selected for training programme by Government of India in September 2008 on “Biomedical Information Retrieval Programme.” He has been presenting papers at various forums both National & International and is instrumental in conducting various programmes, workshops and conferences being organized at J N Medical College, Belgaum. 



Jaishree Ganjiwale

M.Sc – Statistics, PGDCA, B.Sc. – Statistics     

Work Experience: 5½ years of teaching Bio – Statistics to Medical students.

Currently working with Pramukh Swami Medical College- Karamsad (Gujarat) as Asst. Prof. for Bio-Statistics, in the Department of Community Medicine and also associated with the Medical research society of the same institute by helping in the research projects taken by the institute with sound and scientific statistical grounds. 



Amrita Mishra 

Lecturer Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mahatma Gandhi Ayurved College ,Hospital and Research Centre,Wardha. A goldmedalist throughout my academics and have done my Post graduation from Government Ayurved College, Nagpur and have done MBA in Clinical research.   Having an inclination towards Research and academics, I have presented papers at various National and International platforms. I was the reciever of Jiwaka Ayurved Award at Bangkok for my paper on Scientific and Holistic approach to Ayurved.I am the member of Institutional Ethical Committee,and Faculty of Medical Education unit of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University.   In our Medical education Unit we work on  some innovative projects on Medical education





Deepak Singla


I am a senior consultant  attached to MAHARAJA AGRASEN HOSPITAL-N-DELHI since 1991.I completed my M D in pediatrics in 1986 ,D.Ch in 1984 and MBBS in 1982  from CMC&H Ludiana (India).I did my senior Residency from Sir Ganga ram Hospital and Kalawati Saran Children Hospital New Delhi.  I did a  ostgraduate training program in Pediatric flexible bronchoscopy course held at Cincinnati (USA)in the year 2001 conducted by Dr Robert wood,the famous pediatric bronchoscopist. In 2008 I attended International conference (IPEDIA) on pediatric pulmonology held at Kualalumpur ,Malaysia. In 2006 I completed Diploma in Hospital & health management (DHHM) from Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU) New Delhi. As a part of the curriculum I did a research  project on occupational stress in healthcare providers using occupational sress inventory (OSI) by Samuel H.ossipow . I am also pursuing MBA HCS in  Health  care services from sikkim Manipal university(SMU). I am a life member of Indian Academy of Pediatrics ,Delhi Medical Association ,National Neonatology Forum and   Indian Academy of allergy &Immunotherapy. We have Diplomate of National Board in pediatrics at Maharaja Agarsen Hospital & I am postgraduate teacher. I was secretary ,Indian Academy of Pediatrcis ,(west Dehi city branch) in 2006 & President IAP(West Delhi City branch) in the year 2007.


Alka T Rawekar

Myself Dr Mrs Alka T Rawekar Age 47 yrs (DOB:26th May 1961) with Indian Nationality born and brought up at Pulgaon Dist Wardha M.S. which is a rural place where I have done my primary and high school education. In 1980, I was succeeded to get through All India entrance examination for Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences Sewagram Wardha M.S.  And Nagpur university offered me MBBS degree  in 1985. In the same institute by Nagpur university I have been offered PG degree in Physiology in the year 2002. Meanwhile I got married in 1983 and blessed with a son in 1986. After passing my MD degree I joined there only for two and half years and then joined Jawaharlal Nehru Medical college Sawangi (M) wardha M. S. In dec 2007 I got promoted as Associate Professor. My total teaching experience hence become about 9.5 yrs. In our college we have got responsibility to teach MBBS students (intake capacity 150) BDS (100) BPTH (50) and Nursing students (80 intake capacity). My area of Interest in  research is Male Infertility in which I have 4 publications. I have got interest in attending national conference of Physiology (attended 5 with paper presentations). Ours is a Deemed university. Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences University, I have given responsbilty of  Covenor , Attendance Cell/Committee, member Academic Council, Member Academic Review committee, member Women grievance redressal committee, member Research cell etc.