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Dr. Manoj R. Mashru

Mentor

Dr. Manoj R. Mashru
Department
Cardiology
Dr. Manoj R. Mashru
Mentor
Department
Cardiology
Qualification
MD (Med), DM (Card)
Fellowship
American College of Cardiology
Experience
29 years of vast experience in the field of cardiology

Dr. Manoj R. Mashru is the Mentor at Cardiology department of Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MD in Medicine, Dr. Mashru pursued DM in Cardiology from Nair Hospital, Mumbai. He achieved Fellowship from the American College of Cardiology. He did his Observership in Interventional Cardiology at Michigan, and in Echocardiography at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Mashru has a rich experience in treating cardiology patients since the last 29 years. He has been affiliated with various reputed healthcare institutions such as Jaslok hospital, Breach Candy hospital and Saifee hospital.

He is designated as a Clinical Hypertension Specialist by the American Society of Hypertension.

Dr. Mashru has fifteen publications in national and international journals. Besides this, he has presented papers in numerous national and international conferences.

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Echocardiography.

Dr. Ajit G. Desai

Consultant

Dr. Ajit G. Desai
Department
Cardiology
Dr. Ajit G. Desai
Consultant
Department
Cardiology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM, DNB (MNAMS) (Cardiology)
Experience
Vast experience of 30 years in the field of paediatric and adult non-invasive and interventional cardiology.

Dr. Ajit G. Desai is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist with the Cardiology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS and MD (Medicine), Dr Desai pursued DM followed by DNB (MNAMS) (Cardiology). He also received training in Interventional Cardiology under Dr. Alan Cribbier at Cardiac Center, Rouen, France.

Dr Desai has a rich experience of 30 years in the field of paediatric and adult non-invasive and interventional cardiology. Besides his association with our hospital, Dr Desai is an Interventional Cardiologist at Jaslok Hospital, Breach Candy Trust Hospital and Guru Nanak Hospital. Earlier, he was an Asst. Honorary Cardiologist at KB Bhabha Municipal Hospital, Mumbai.

Dr Desai has served in the capacity of Asst. Professor in Cardiology at T.N. Medical College in the past. He has delivered several guest lectures at national and international conferences. He has also conducted workshops on interventional procedures in PTCA and Rotablation.

Dr Desai has several national and international publications to his credit. He has also co-authored books on 2D Echocardiography and Clinical Cardiology.

He has performed the first TAVI (percutaneous aortic valve implantation) in western India.

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Paediatric Cardiology
  • Percutaneous balloon mitral valvotomies
  • Rotablation / Fractional Flow Reserves / Intravascular Ultrasound.

Dr. Ajit Menon

Consultant

Dr. Ajit Menon
Department
Cardiology
Dr. Ajit Menon
Consultant
Department
Cardiology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Cardiology) Interventional Cardiology
Experience
Vast experience of over 15 years in Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Ajit Menon is an experienced interventional cardiologist with over 15 years of experience at various reputed hospitals in Mumbai. Apart from his extensive experience in all types of cardiac catheterization, he has also been involved in clinical trials, and has several publications to his credit.

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Dr. Ajit Menon has performed around 10,000 Coronary Angiographies & Angioplasties and currently performs around 15-20 Angioplasties per week. He performed independent permanent Pacemaker Implantations by Cephalic vein approach and also performed Cardiac Catheterization.
  • Dr. Ajit Menon was ranked first in DM Cardiology, University of Mumbai. He has expertise with ailments like Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Angina Pectoris, Arrhythmia, Atherosclerosis, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart Failure, Hypertension, Myocardial Infarction, and Peripheral Artery Disease.
  • Dr. Ajit Menon also has extensive teaching experience and has trained and supervised residents and interns in cardiac procedures. He also has conducted research projects and was involved in drug trials for Cipla, a major pharmaceutical company.
  • He is also the Chairman and co-founder of Medtitans e Services Pvt. Ltd., a networking and knowledge sharing website for medical professionals.

Dr. Amit Vora

Consultant

Dr. Amit Vora
Department
Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Amit Vora
Consultant
Department
Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Cardiology), DNB (Cardiology)
Fellowship
In Cardiac Electrophysiology, Ottawa Heart Institute, Canada & Sinai Samaritan Medical Center & Saint Luke’s Medical Center, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA.
Experience
Rich experience of over 25 years in the field of Cardiology and Electro-physiology

Dr. Amit Vora is a consultant in the department of Cardiology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

He is a Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Electro physiologist. He specialises in the treatment of heart beat problems (called arrhythmias) and heart failure.

Dr. Vora has been Ex-Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology at KEM Hospital, Mumbai. He has vast experience in RF ablations and device implantations. He has implanted around 1000 ICD’s and 500 bi-ventricular pacemakers in India and also 2000 single chamber and 4000 dual-chamber permanent pacemakers.

Dr. Vora has won several academic honours notable among them being the first in MD (Internal Medicine), University of Mumbai and first in All-India Superspecialty entrance exam.

Dr. Amit Vora is the Vice-president of the India Society of Electro cardiology and also the Vice-president of the Indian Heart Rhythm Society. He is a member of the Association of Physicians of India and the Cardiological Society of India.

Dr. Ashish Amladi

Associate Consultant

Dr. Ashish Amladi
Department
Cardiology
Dr. Ashish Amladi
Associate Consultant
Department
Cardiology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DM (Cardiology)
Experience
More than 5 years of experience in the field of cardiology

Dr. Ashish Amladi is an Associate Consultant with the Cardiology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Ashish Amladi is a graduate of the Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He is a MD (General medicine) and also a university first rank DM (Cardiology). He was also the Runner-up for Torrent Young scholar awards for cardiology, west zone, 2015.

Dr. Ashish Amladi has performed echocardiography for coronary, valvular as well as congenital heart diseases, including trans-oesophageal echocardiography and intra-procedural echocardiography, coronary angiographies, cardiac catheterizations, coronary angioplasties, balloon valvotomies and pacemaker implantations.

As a part of Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and Government Hospital he was involved in teaching Medicine for post-graduate paediatric residents, undergraduate medical students & nursing students. Dr. Amladi has been an actively involved in research and has authored five publications and presented four studies at the Annual conference of Cardiological Society of India.

Dr. Ameya Udyavar

Consultant

Dr. Ameya Udyavar
Department
Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Ameya Udyavar
Consultant
Department
Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MD (Medicine), DM (Cardiology), DNB (Cardiology)
Fellowship
In Cardiac Electrophysiology (Taiwan), Cardiac devices/ pacing and Electro-physiology (Australia)
Experience
Rich experience of over 15 years in the field of Cardiology and Electro-physiology

Dr. Udyavar is a Consultant Cardiologist and Cardiac Electro physiologist. He specialises in the treatment of heart beat problems (called arrhythmias) and heart failure. He is one of the few cardiac electro-physiologist in the city who is trained in 3D-mapping of arrhythmias and specialises in ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) and scar VT. He is well versed in performing EP study and ablation of arrhythmias and in device implantations for heart failure patients. He also performs Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty.

He also specialises in device implantations namely pacemakers, defibrillators and biventricular pacing.

He has been awarded the Young Investigator Award in Asia-Pacific AF symposium in 2007. He has received the J.N. Tata Scholarship in the year 2006.

He has 32 publications till date in peer-reviewed specialty journals in India and abroad.

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Cardiac disorders like heart failure and ischaemic heart disease.
  • Prevention and treatment of heart beat problems including AF, VT and SVT.
  • Patients with fainting spells/syncope.
  • Loop recorder implantation.
  • Permanent pacemaker implantation (Single or Dual Chamber).
  • Bi-ventricular pacing (Cardiac Re-synchronization therapy, CRT-P).
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator implantation (AICD).
  • Coronary Angiography.
  • Coronary Angioplasty

Dr. Ashwin B. Mehta

Consultant

Dr. Ashwin B. Mehta
Department
Cardiology
Dr. Ashwin B. Mehta
Consultant
Department
Cardiology
Qualification
MBBS, MD, F.A.C.C., F.I.S.E., F.I.C.P
Fellowship
American College of Cardiology, Indian Society of Electrocardiology
Experience
Vast experience in the field of Cardiology; honoured with Padma Shri

Dr. Ashwin B. Mehta is a consultant in the department of Cardiology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS and MD, Dr. Mehta also completed F.A.C.C., F.I.S.E., and F.I.C.P. He received a total of 19 gold medals in various subjects in MBBS and MD examinations. He pursued fellowship at American College of Cardiology and Indian Society of Electrocardiology.

Dr. Mehta has rich experience in the field of Cardiology. Prior to his association with our hospital, he was an honorary professor of Cardiology at Sion LTM Medical College, University of Mumbai for more than 25 years. He has been a teacher for hundreds of undergraduate, post-graduate, super-specialty post-graduate students and currently is a Teacher in Cardiology at D.N.B board.

Dr. Mehta specializes in Coronary Interventions, Rotablation, Balloon Valvotomy and Transcatheter Aortic valve replacement. He is the pioneer in starting Cardiac Catheterization and Angiography in newborn babies and in starting Bundle Electrography in 1973 in India. He has performed or supervised more than 10,000 Angioplasties and more than 50,000 Angiographies. His pioneering work also includes first systematic trial on primary angioplasty in acute myocardial infarction.

Dr. Mehta presented several research papers at national and international conferences and has published several peer-reviewed papers in national and international journals. He has been part of several multinational and multicentre clinical trials on stent evaluation and drug-eluting stents. He received Padma Shri Award from Government of India in 2004. He also received Maharashtra Gaurav award for the most outstanding contribution in Cardiology by the Government of Maharashtra in 2004.

Dr. Brian Pinto

Consultant

Dr. Brian Pinto
Department
Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Brian Pinto
Consultant
Department
Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Cardiology)
Fellowship
FACC, FSCAI
Experience
Rich experience of over 30 years in the field of Cardiology

Dr. Brian Pinto is a consultant in the department of Cardiology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Brian Pinto completed his MD (Gen. Medicine) and, thereafter, successfully pursued his FACC and FSCAI. His academic accomplishments comprise of the A.L. Nair Prize for First in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the 3rd MBBS Exam, Gopinath Prize for First in Gynecology and Obstetrics at the 3rdMBBS Exam, Distinction in Surgery at the 3rd MBBS Exam, Post Graduate Scholarship, William O’Neill Award for Excellence in Cardiology & Medical Education and Live Case demonstrations in CSI and India. He is a pioneer of Trans-Radial Interventions and Rotational Atherectomy in India. He is attached with several reputed hospitals of Mumbai.

Dr. Brian Pinto specializes in Proctor for Rotational Atherectomy and FFR, Pioneer for Trans-Radial Interventions in India, Device Closures of Patent Ductus Arteriosis with Atrial Septal Defect, Series of Rotational Atherectomy cases, Series of Direct Stenting Cases, Series of Fox-Hollow (Silver Hawk) Atherectomy Device for Peripheral Intervention. He has performed more than 18,000 Coronary, Peripheral Interventions and more than 10,000 Trans-Radial procedures

Dr. Pinto is teacher for DNB Cardiology since 2007 and was a lecturer in Cardiology at K.E.M. Hospital in 1987.

Dr. Pinto is the author of several research papers and publications in the field of interventional cardiology and has participated in multiple trials and registries. He regularly conducts and attends seminars and conferences in his field of expertise and specialization.

He is a member of the Cardiology Society of India, Association of Physicians of India, Fellow American College of Cardiology and Fellow Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention.

Dr. Dhiren Shah

Consultant

Dr. Dhiren Shah
Department
Cardiology
Dr. Dhiren Shah
Consultant
Department
Cardiology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Cardiology), MBBS, MD, DM (Interventional Cardiology)
Experience
Vast experience of over 30 years in Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Dhiren R Shah is a highly experienced cardiologist, and has been in practise since 1987. Dr. Shah has had extensive experience in angiography and angioplasty at four leading hospitals in Mumbai - Jaslok, Saifee, Breach Candy and Cumballa Hill.

He was ranked first at Third-Year MBBS in Grant Medical College, Mumbai and ranked second in MD (Medicine), Bombay University.

Dr. Dhiren Shah has published various papers and done research work in Cardiology. He is also affiliated to the Cardiological Society of India.

Dr. Haresh G. Mehta

Consultant

Dr. Haresh G. Mehta
Department
Cardiology
Dr. Haresh G. Mehta
Consultant
Department
Cardiology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DNB (Cardiology)
Experience
Nearly 20 years of well-rounded clinical, scientific, research and academic experience

Dr. Haresh Mehta is a consultant in the department of Cardiology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Spanning a career of almost 20 years in Interventional Cardiology, Dr Haresh Mehta already has over 10000 independent interventional cases to his credit performing majority of his interventional cases from the transradial route.

Dr. Haresh Mehta has trained in coronary and paediatric interventions at University Hospital, Bern Switzerland where he is also visiting faculty and peripheral, carotid and renal interventions at the prestigious Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, which are the leading centres in the world for interventional Cardiology. He perfected his skill of Rotational Atherectomy at Kings Hospital, London and Hanusch University Hospital, Vienna, Austria.

Dr. Haresh Mehta has made several presentations in journals within India and abroad. He is also a member and is actively involved with bodies like the Cardiology Society of India, Indian College of Cardiology and the Indian Society of Echocardiography.

Dr. Samuel Mathew

Consultant

Dr. Samuel Mathew
Department
Cardiology
Dr. Samuel Mathew
Consultant
Department
Cardiology
Qualification
MBBS, MD, DM
Experience
Pioneer of Angioplasty in India with a rich experience of more than 37 years
Contact details

Dr. Samuel Mathew Kalarickal is a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist with the Cardiology Department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Post the completion of MBBS (Government Medical College, Kottayam) and MD (Stanley Medical College, Chennai), Dr. Samuel Mathew accomplished DM from Madras Medical College, Chennai.

Popularly known as the father of Angioplasty in India, Dr. Samuel Mathew specialises in Coronary Angioplasty, Carotid Stenting, Coronary Stenting and Rotablator Atherectomy. During the early years of his practice, he worked with Medistra Hospital (Jakarta) and Royal Hospital (Muscat) before moving his practice to the US. There, he trained under Dr. Andreas Gruentzig (who is known as the father of Coronary Angioplasty) before returning to India in 1985.

Dr Samuel Mathew has performed over 10,000 Angioplasties and is the first Indian Cardiologist to initiate new techniques in Angioplasty, for e.g. Usage of Drug-eluting bio-absorbable stents. He has also provided angioplasty training to numerous surgeons across the United Arab Emirates, Muscat, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Additionally, Dr. Samuel Mathew is the founder-convenor of the National Angioplasty Registry of India. He has earlier held the positions of President, Asian-Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (1995-97) and Chairman of Interventional Cardiology, Asian-Pacific Society of Cardiology (1995-99).

For his dedicated work and contribution to the field of Interventional Cardiology, Dr Samuel Mathew was awarded the Padmashree by the President of India in 1999. He is also the recipient of Dr. B. C. Roy Award in Interventional Cardiology (1996), Doctor of Science Award by Dr. M.G.R. University (2003) and Lifetime Achievement Award (2008).

Dr. Sharukh A. Golwalla

Consultant

Dr. Sharukh A. Golwalla
Department
Cardiology
Dr. Sharukh A. Golwalla
Consultant
Department
Cardiology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Cardiology)
Fellowship
Cardiology, VA Wadsworth Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA
Experience
Vast experience of more than 32 years in the field of cardiology.

Dr Sharukh Golwalla is a Consultant with the Cardiology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS and MD in Internal Medicine, he pursued DM (Cardiology) – all at Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai. Thereafter, he was a Resident Doctor, first in Internal Medicine and then in Cardiology, at K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai. He was a Research Fellow in Cardiology at VA Wadsworth Hospital, Los Angeles, California, USA in 1986.

Dr Golwalla has a rich experience of more than 32 years in the field of cardiology. Earlier, he has worked as an Assistant Cardiologist & Lecturer in Cardiology, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Bombay University for more than 7 years. He has also been associated with numerous other hospitals including Breach Candy Hospital, Jaslok Hospital and The B.D. Petit Parsee General Hospital.

Dr Golwalla is the co-author of a number of books including ‘Medicine for Students’ 24th edition (2014), ‘The Practical Prescriber’ 17th edition (2013), ‘ABC of Medicine’ 13th edition (2011), ‘A Handbook of Emergencies’ 6th edition (2009) and ‘Electrocardiography’ 14th edition (2013). In addition, he is Advisor to Men’s Health, India.

He is a member of several organisations including Cardiological Society of India (Mumbai Branch), Association of Physicians of India (Mumbai Branch) and Indian Academy of Echocardiography.

Dr. Tilak Lall

Consultant

Dr. Tilak Lall
Department
Cardiology
Dr. Tilak Lall
Consultant
Department
Cardiology
Qualification
MD (Med), DM (Card.)
Experience
Over 30 years of vast experience in the field of Cardiology

Dr Tilak Lall is a Consultant with the Cardiology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr Lall is an experienced and well respected Coronary Interventional Cardiologist in Mumbai, India.

He has an experience of about 16,000 independent coronary angiographies and about 2500 independent coronary angioplasties. Since the last many years most of his procedures are being done via the Radial approach.

He has good experience in the management of Acute Myocardial Infraction by Primary angioplasty which is his main area of interest.

His academic experience consists of submitting papers at EURO PCR 2010 and Asia PCR 2010 where he presented a complex PAMI case and participated in a teaching session on antegrade CTO. Apart from the above, he has participated and done presentations at various international meetings.

He is also the recipient of numerous prizes and awards during his academic and medical career.

Dr. Vaibhav Dedhia

Consultant

Dr. Vaibhav Dedhia
Department
Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Vaibhav Dedhia
Consultant
Department
Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
M.B.B.S., MD, FCPSD, DNB [Med], DNB [Card.]
Fellowship
Associate fellowship of Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, USA. (SCAI) Feb 2010; Fellow European Society of Cardiology, Jan 2016

Stood 2nd and 1st in University of Mumbai and BYL Nair Hospital respectively, in MD Medicine exam conducted in Jan 2004; Dr Dedhia has trained Graduate and Post Graduate students from Feb 2002 to Jul 2007, including teaching program with Academy of Masters Teachers of Cardiology. He has also been a consultant for DNB cardiology post graduate teaching program at SR Mehta Hospital. He has been undertaken research on “Approach to patient with Dysnatremia in the Medical Intensive Care Unit”; Drug trails for Torsemide and Bivaluridin in High risk PCI. He also has numerous paper presentations and publications to his credit.

Dr. Vinod Shah

Consultant

Dr. Vinod Shah
Department
Cardiology
Dr. Vinod Shah
Consultant
Department
Cardiology
Qualification
DM (Card.), MD (Med.), FISE
Fellowship
Interventional Cardiology, University of Rouen, France; Research Fellowship, University of Alabama, USA
Experience
Rich experience of more than 30 years in the field of Cardiology.

Dr Vinod Shah is a Consultant at the Cardiology department of Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After MBBS and DM (Card.), Dr Shah completed MD (Med.) and FISE. He did his Research Fellowship in Cardiology at University of Alabama, Birmingham, USA. He also completed Clinical Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology at Charles Nicole Hospital, University of Rouen, France. He has been trained for Colour Doppler and Carotid Doppler in USA.

Dr Shah has a rich experience of more than 30 years in the field of Cardiology. He has performed individually and assisted more than 6000 Angioplasties and is currently doing more than 400 PTCA (Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty) per year individually. He has conducted Aortic, Mitral and Pulmonary Valvuloplasties in children and adults in more than 100 cases. He has also done Coronary Angiography on emergency basis in acute myocardial infarction in 25 patients while studying for thrombolytic therapy and was awarded for the same.

Dr Shah has the credit for performing Primary Angioplasties and Rescue Angioplasties in more than 300 patients, implanting Permanent Pacemakers in more than 400 patients, and performing more than 15000 Cardiac Catheterization and Coronary Angiographies.

Dr Shah has been extensively trained in stenting and has used all variety of stents. He has used new devices like Rotablators, Atherectomy devices, Doppler Wires, IVUS and Angioscopies in France at the University of Rouen.

Actively involved in pioneering research for use of stem cells in cardiology in the country, Dr Shah has more than 60 international and national publications to his credit. He is also experienced in Electrophysiologic studies and has several research papers published on the same.

During his stint with the L. T. M. G. Hospital, he managed all acute cardiac emergencies in the 10 bedded I.C.C.U. there. He also managed all kinds of cardiac cases in 20-bedded cardiology ward at the same place. He has managed critical new-born and infants with congenital heart disease.

Dr Shah has delivered lectures at several conferences and is the recipient of many awards including: Golden Citizen of India Award for outstanding achievement at International Institute of Education & Management, New Delhi (2014); Award of Excellence for Outstanding Contribution in the field of Cardiology in the World on behalf of Organizing and Scientific Committee of World Congress on Clinical, Preventive, Geriatric Cardiology & Imaging (WCCPGCI) (2010); and Prof. D. P. Basu Award in Cardiology (1987).

Dr. Kaushal Chhatrapati

Consultant

Dr. Kaushal Chhatrapati
Department
Cardiology
Dr. Kaushal Chhatrapati
Consultant
Department
Cardiology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Cardiology)
Fellowship
Fellowship of American College of Cardiology (USA) (FACC), Fellowship of Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention (USA) (FSCAI), Fellowship of European Society of Cardiology (FESC), Fellowship in Advanced Interventional Cardiology Mount Sinai Hospital New York, (USA)
Experience
More than 15 years of Rich experience in the field of Cardiology

Dr. Kaushal Chhatrapati is a consultant in the department of Cardiology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr Kaushal Chhatrapati completed his MD (Gen. Medicine) and, thereafter, successfully pursued his Fellowship of American College of Cardiology (USA) (FACC), Fellowship of Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention (USA) (FSCAI) and Fellowship of European Society of Cardiology (FESC) As a Post-Doctoral Fellow under the Fellowship in Advanced Interventional Cardiology he worked at the Mount Sinai Hospital New York, (USA). He also underwent Training in Advanced Heart Failure Therapies and Transplantation at the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, (USA).

Dr. Kaushal Chhatrapati specializes in Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty, Transradial Interventions, Rotablation, Pacemaker Implantations, AICD Implantation, Bi Ventricular Pacing (CRT/CRT-D), Peripheral Angioplasties, ASD Closure, PDA Closure, Right Heart Catheterizations, Transvenous Endomyocardial biopsies, Management of Heart Transplantation, Management of End-stage heart failure with newer modalities, Trans-catheter Aortic valve replacement, Endovenous LASER ablation of Varicose Veins.

Dr. Chhatrapati is the author of several research papers and publications in the field of cardiology.

Dr. Maulik B Parekh

Consultant

Dr. Maulik B Parekh
Department
Cardiology
Dr. Maulik B Parekh
Consultant
Department
Cardiology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Cardiology)
Fellowship
Fellowship in Trans-Cather valve and structural heart interventions at Gottsegen Gyorgy Hungrian Insutitute of Cardiology, Hungary.
Experience
Many years of international experience in the field of Cardiology

Dr. Maulik B Parekh is a consultant in the department of Cardiology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr Maulik Parekh completed his MD (Gen. Medicine) securing the university first rank and thereafter, successfully completed DNB (Cardiology) at the PD Hinduja National Hospital, Mumbai. He has trained at the Gottsegen Gyorgy Hungarian Institute of Cardiology, Hungary as a Post-Doctoral fellow in Trans-Cather valve and structural heart interventions.

Dr. Maulik Parekh has extensively trained in handling of cardiology case scenarios including acute MI, Cardiogenic shock and complete heart blockage. He has performed several structural heart interventions like ASD device closure, PFO closure, Left atrial appendage closure, mitral clip deployment and Balloon mitral valvuoplasty.

Dr. Parekh is the author of several research papers and has many conference presentations in the field of cardiology to his credit.


Dr. Manish Jain

Deputy Consultant

Dr. Manish Jain
Department
Cardiology
Dr. Manish Jain
Deputy Consultant
Department
Cardiology
Qualification
MBBS, MRCP (UK), D.CARD (London)
Fellowship
Fellowship in Cardiac Imaging, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Experience
More than 7 years of international experience in the field of Cardiology. BSE accreditation in Advanced Echocardiography (UK). Level 2 accreditation in CT Coronary Angiography, SCCT (USA).

Dr Manish Jain is a consultant in the department of Cardiology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr Jain completed his MBBS under the Maharashtra Medical Council, followed by Diploma in Cardiology at Middlesex University and MRCP at the Royal Colleges of Physicians in the United Kingdom. He subsequently completed his Cardiology training in North-West London working in prestigious institutions such as the Imperial College and the Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. He is certified in Advanced Life Support (ALS) from UK Resuscitation Council and advanced Echocardiography services including Contrast Echo.

Prior to joining our hospital, Dr Jain was attached as a Consultant Cardiologist with London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, UK and has been instrumental towards setting up Valve Clinic, BSE Departmental Accreditation in Echocardiography and Heart Failure MDT service at Ealing Hospital. He also chaired Cardiology Journal club meetings and 'an update in Heart Failure' CME activity. Dr Jain has worked in the Cardiology specialty at many renowned international hospitals including London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, The London Chest Hospital, and The Royal Surrey County Hospital in the United Kingdom.

Dr Jain has authored four research papers, five case reports and many audits while being in the United Kingdom. He presented abstracts in European Society of Cardiology, Euro PCR and American College of Cardiology annual conferences. He also holds conference publications in indexed Cardiology Journals like European Heart Journal and Journal of American College of Cardiology (JACC).

He is a member of The Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom, European Society of Cardiology, British Society of Echocardiography, British Heart Foundation and The Indian Medical Association.


Dr. Shivaprakash Krishnanaik

Head of Department

Dr. Shivaprakash Krishnanaik
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Shivaprakash Krishnanaik
Head of Department
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Cardio-thoracic & Vascular Surgery)
Fellowship
Paediatric Heart Surgery, Royal Alexandra Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Experience
vast experience of over 25 years in the field of Paediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

Dr Shivaprakash Krishnanaik, widely known as Dr Shiva, is the Head of Department of Paediatric Cardiac Sciences at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS, Dr Shiva earned his MS in General Surgery from Bangalore Medical College with a gold medal. He also completed MCh from the Post graduate Institute Of Medical Education And Research, Chandigarh, India in 1992. He also earned a Fellowship in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery from Royal Alexandra Hospital, Westmead, Sydney, Australia. This was followed by brief visiting fellowships at Stanford University Medical Centre, San Francisco, USA and University Hospital Coimbra, Portugal.

Prior to his association with our hospital, Dr Shiva was associated with leading hospitals like Institute of Cardio Vascular Diseases and Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center as Consultant Paediatric Cardiac Surgeon. He was also the Chief Paediatric & Congenital Heart Surgeon in Seven hills Hospital. His technical skills and areas of clinical expertise include Complex Reconstructions, Neonatal Cardiac Surgery, Cosmetic Congenital Heart Surgery, and Valve Repairs in children.

Dr Shiva is a member of Indian Association of Cardio Thoracic Surgeons and Cardio-Thoracic Surgeon’s Network. He is also a Founder Member of Paediatric Cardiac Society, India and a Visiting Professor at Tianzen University, China. His Research and Academic Interests span through the Specific Problems in Congenital Heart Disease in the Developing World, and the Development of Cost-effective Management in Paediatric Cardiac Surgeries. He also has several original articles published in various national and international journals.

Dr. Asif Shaikh

Associate Consultant

Dr. Asif Shaikh
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Asif Shaikh
Associate Consultant
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery)
Experience
Rich experience in Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Dr Asif Shaikh is an Associate Consultant in the Department of Paediatric Cardiac Sciences at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr Asif Shaikh completed his MBBS from Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad and his MS (Gen. Surgery) from Bharti Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune. He also earned MCh in Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery from Grant Medical College & Sir JJ group of Hospitals, Mumbai.

Dr Shaikh has previously worked in Jaslok Hospital, KB Bhabha Hospital, Cama Hospital and Saifee Hospital. He also worked as an Assistant Professor in CVTS in Sir JJ Hospital. Dr Shaikh is credited with publications and research work in advanced laparoscopic surgery.

Dr. Bharat Dalvi

Consultant

Dr. Bharat Dalvi
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Bharat Dalvi
Consultant
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MD, DM (Cardiology), Clinical Fellow - Cardiology, Children's Hospital, Boston USA, Cleveland Clinic Foundation International Medical Scholar, USA, 1997
Experience
Vast experience of over 30 years in field of Paediatric Cardiology

Dr. Bharat Dalvi is Consultant in the Department of Paediatric Cardiac Sciences at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

His area of interest is Paediatric Cardiology with an expertise in echocardiographic imaging and non-surgical cardiac interventions such as ASD, VSD and PDA device closures; balloon pulmonary and aortic valvuloplasties and dilatation and stenting of Coaractation of aorta.

He was trained in Paediatric Cardiology at Children’s Hospital, Boston, The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London and Cleveland Clinic, USA. He has pioneered the technique of closing very large ASDs using balloon assistance. He has been on the forefront of Transcatheter interventions in neonates and infants.

He is International Medical Scholar of the ECFMG (1993), PN Berry Scholar (1994), Fulbright Scholar (1997) and Cleveland Clinic International Scholar (1997).

He is also attached to several prestigious institutes of Mumbai.

He has more than 100 publications in national and international journals and more than 100 abstract presentations to his credit.

Also, he has delivered more than 60 guest lectures at multiple national and international conferences. Invited faculty at National and International symposia and Workshops.

He was President of Paediatric Cardiac Society of India (2008 -2009).

He was Editor-in-Chief of Journal Annals of Paediatric Cardiology (2008 – 2010).

Dr. Gananjay Salve

Associate Consultant

Dr. Gananjay Salve
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Gananjay Salve
Associate Consultant
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery)
Experience
Rich experience in Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Dr Gananjay Salve is an Associate Consultant in the department of Paediatric Cardiac Sciences at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr Gananjay Salve completed his MBBS and MS in General Surgery from Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad. He also earned MCh in Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery from Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research, Bangalore.

Dr Salve’s has previously worked in Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai and Fortis Cauvery Heart Hospital, Mysore. He also worked as an Assistant Professor in Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad. Dr Salve is credited with publications in reputed medical journals.

Dr. Jeril Kurien

Consultant

Dr. Jeril Kurien
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Jeril Kurien
Consultant
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MBBS, DA, FCPS Anaesthesia, DNB Anaesthesia, PDCC
Experience
15 years of vast experience in Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesiology

Dr Jeril Kurien is a consultant in the department of Paediatric Cardiac Sciences at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS from Mumbai University, Dr Kurien pursued his DA in Anesthesiology from the same university and thereafter obtained his DNB degree. He also earned a Post-doctorate certificate course in Cardiac Anesthesiology from Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences, Amritha University, Cochin.

Prior to his association with our hospital, Dr Kurien was working at reputed hospitals in Mumbai and Chennai as a Paediatric & Neonatal Cardiac Anaesthesiologist & Intensivist. He has also been a lecturer in Anaesthesiology for a period of one year in Amritha Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Cochin. He was the Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesiologist & Intensivist of the team led by the well-known Swiss Paediatric cardiac surgeon Dr. Kalangos when he started the Paediatric Cardiac surgery program at Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria in July 2014. They operated on Nigerian children with congenital heart diseases and Dr. Kurien singlehandedly managed all these cases postoperatively in the ICU.

He has presented several papers at multiple forums and has actively been involved in research work in his area of activity.

He is member of the Indian Medical Association, Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists and the Indian Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Anaesthesiologists.

Dr. Kshitij Sheth

Consultant

Dr. Kshitij Sheth
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Kshitij Sheth
Consultant
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MBBS, DCH, DNB (Paediatrics), FNB - Paediatric Cardiology
Fellowship
Paediatric cardiology (Sydney children's Heart Network)
Experience
Over 7 years of experience

Dr. Kshitij Sheth is a Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist in the Pediatric Cardiac Sciences department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS, Dr. Sheth completed his DCH from Dr. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, Mumbai. Thereafter, he pursued and finished his MD and DNB from the same hospital, following which he obtained his FNB in Paediatric Cardiology from Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospital, Bangalore.

Prior to his association with our hospital, Dr. Kshitij Sheth worked as a Consultant at several super-speciality hospitals in Mumbai. He has been working in the area of Pediatric cardiology for more than seven years, particularly focussing on clinical assessment of cardiac conditions, trans-thoracic echo, trans-oesophageal echo, foetal echo, diagnostic catheterization and cardiac CT imaging. He is well versed with therapeutic cardiac interventions like balloon valvuloplasties (BAV, BPV, BMV), balloon coarctoplasty, balloon atrial septostomy, device closures (ASD, PDA, VSD) and stenting of various structure (coarctation, branch PAs, RVOT, PDA).

Dr. Sheth has received several awards and honors during his medical training. He has made several publications and presentations at international and national forums and has authored chapters in clinical text-books.

He is a life member of Indian Academy of Paediatrics, Paediatric Cardiac Society of India and IAP Cardiology chapter.

Dr. Manglesh S. Nimbalkar

Consultant

Dr. Manglesh S. Nimbalkar
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Manglesh S. Nimbalkar
Consultant
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MBBS, MD - Paediatrics Awarded prestigious fellowship by Society of Cath Interventions, for performing over 2,400 Angiography procedures
Fellowship
Paediatric Cardiology, Dept. of Cardiology, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Visiting fellowship in Echocardiography & Fetal Cardiology, Thomas Jefferson University, Children Hospital, Philadelphia, USA
Experience
Rich experience of over a decade from reputed national & international institutions

Dr. Manglesh Nimbalkar is a Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist in the Pediatric Cardiac Sciences department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Manglesh S. Nimbalkar is a Pediatric Cardiologist and has an experience of many years in this field. He completed MBBS from BJMC Pune in 2001, MD - Paediatrics from King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College in 2005 and Fellow (Pediatric & Fetal Cardiology) from KEMH & TJU, CHOP, USA in 2009.

Dr. Manglesh has published several papers in Indian and International forums on Paediatric and Fetal Cardiology.

His areas of interest include Interventional procedures like percutaneous ASD, PDA device closure, BPV, BAV and fetal cardiology.

Dr. Nilesh Bhadane

Consultant

Dr. Nilesh Bhadane
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Nilesh Bhadane
Consultant
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MBBS, DNB Anaesthesia, PDCC
Fellowship
Fellowship in Cardiac Anaesthesia Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesia.
Experience
Over 6 years of experience in Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesiology

Dr Nilesh Bhadane is a consultant in the department of Paediatric Cardiac Sciences at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS from KEM Medical College & Hospital, Mumbai, Dr Bhadane pursued his DNB in Anesthesiology from Medical Trust Hospital, Cochin. Thereafter, he completed a 2-year fellowship in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesia under the tutelage of Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesia. He has also successfully completed a Training Workshop on Emergency Medicine and Disaster Preparedness held at Seth G. S. Medical College and K. E. M. Hospital Parel, Mumbai in collaboration with Flying Doc Incorporation, USA and University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Medical Centre, USA.

Prior to his association with our hospital, Dr Bhadane was working at reputed private and government hospitals in Mumbai as a Paediatric Anaesthesiologist.

He has presented several papers at medical forums and has actively been involved in research work in his field of activity.

He is member of the Medical Council of Maharashtra, Indian Association of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Anaesthesiologist, Association of Cardiovascular Anaesthesiologist, Association of Medical Consultants and National Academy of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Rajkumar Vishwakarma

Consultant

Dr. Rajkumar Vishwakarma
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Rajkumar Vishwakarma
Consultant
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MBBS, DA, DNB Anaesthesia, DM Cardiac Anaesthesiology
Fellowship
Fellowship Indian Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Anaesthesiologist (FIACTA)
Experience
Over 10 years of experience in Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesiology

Dr Rajkumar Vishwakarma is a consultant in the department of Paediatric Cardiac Sciences at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS, Dr Vishwakarma pursued his DA in Anesthesiology from Mumbai University and thereafter obtained his DNB degree from MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai. He also earned a Post-doctorate certificate course in Cardiac Anesthesiology from PGIMER, Chandigarh. He also has completed Fellowship of National Board of Examination (FNB) in Cardiac Anaesthesiology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi and Fellowship of Indian Association of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Anaesthesiologist (FIACTA). He has also trained at Quitiles Cardiac Alert, London, UK.

Prior to his association with our hospital, Dr Vishwakarma was working as Intensivist in the Medical & Surgical ICU, Kohinoor Hospital at Mumbai. He has also been a tutor of junior residents in Anaesthesiology for a period of two years in MGM Medical College, Navi Mumbai.

He has presented various publications and thesis and has been actively involved in research work in his area of specialization.

He is a Life member of Indian Association of Cardiothoracic and Vascular anaesthesiogists (IACTA) and Society of Transoesophageal Echocardiography, Chandigarh.

Dr. Sandip Katkade

Consultant

Dr. Sandip Katkade
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Sandip Katkade
Consultant
Department
Paediatric Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Anaesthesiology)
Fellowship
Cardiac Anaesthesia from Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, Bangalore
Experience
Rich experience in Cardiac Anaesthesiology

Dr Sandip Katkade is a consultant in the department of Paediatric Cardiac Sciences at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS from B. J. Medical College - Pune, Dr Katkade pursued his MD in Anaesthesiology from TNMC BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai. He also earned a Fellowship in Cardiac Anaesthesia from Narayana Hrudayalaya Hospitals, Bangalore.

Prior to his association with our hospital, Dr Katkade was working at Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai as a Cardiac Anaesthesiologist. He has assisted and independently conducted cases involving perioperative management such as ASD, VSD, PDA, Aortic arch surgery, Arterial and Atrial switch surgeries, AV canal repair etc. Dr Katkade is also well-versed with Paediatric Cath Lab procedures such as Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization and ASD/PDA device closure.

Dr Katkade intends to make a mark in the fields of Adult and Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia. His additional speciality interests include Neuro and Obstetrics Anaesthesia.

Dr. Vijay V. Haribhakti

Head of Department

Dr. Vijay V. Haribhakti
Department
Oncology
Dr. Vijay V. Haribhakti
Head of Department
Department
Oncology
Qualification
MBBS, MS (General Surgery)
Fellowship
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York with Dr. Jatin P. Shah; Microsurgical training with Prof. Wily Boeckx in Leuven, Belgium; Laser Surgery with Prof. Wolfgang Steiner in Germany and Head and Neck Oncology at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London.
Experience
Consultant Surgical Oncologist and Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgeon, with a 30-year experience.

Dr. Vijay V. Haribhakti is a Consultant Surgical Oncologist and Microvascular and Reconstructive Surgeon, with a 30-year experience. He has been a Consultant and Chief / Coordinator of Surgical Oncology at Jaslok Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Saifee Hospital, and briefly at the Hinduja Hospital.

His major areas of interest include Head and Neck Cancer, Breast Cancer, and Reconstructive surgery, and his experience spans several thousand cases with a high success rate.

Dr. Haribhakti’s academic contributions have been extensive, with numerous lectures, panels, and presentations at national and international forums. He is currently an active member of six societies.

Dr. Haribhakti has had a distinguished academic career with three distinctions during the MBBS years at Seth G. S. Medical College, Mumbai and University ranks earlier. Following General Surgical training at KEM Hospital, he moved to Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and trained for five years in various capacities. It is here that he got in touch with his major interest areas, for which he took further training abroad. This included a fellowship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York with Dr. Jatin P. Shah; Microsurgical training with Prof. Wily Boeckx in Leuven, Belgium; Laser Surgery with Prof. Wolfgang Steiner in Germany and Head and Neck Oncology at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, London.

Innovation has been his forte since long. As a resident at the Tata Hospital, he designed an instrument system for endoscopic assessment of the larynx, which was developed by the Karl Storz Company, Germany. He also designed an original test series for objective assessment of patients undergoing major oral reconstruction, which gained publication in the ‘Head and Neck’ journal. One of his most significant contributions to Head and Neck literature came in the form of an original anatomical study of the adult human mandible and its relevance in surgical decision-making. This was published in the ‘Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’ journal.

In addition to all this, Dr. Haribhakti has designed numerous appliances for Head and Neck cancer patients with a variety of needs. These have reached advanced stages of prototyping and await final production. For surgical management of complex and large tumours in forbidding locations in the Head and Neck, Dr. Haribhakti has devised three innovative surgical approaches, which were presented recently at the largest International Head and Neck Congress ever, held in July 2014 in New York.

Apart from numerous papers and articles, he has authored all the Head and Neck chapters of a major Oncology textbook published recently. He has also been co-author for an educative booklet published for patients with Breast Cancer and titled ‘Whispering Hope’.

Dr. Haribhakti’s passion for restoring Quality of Life to one and all led him to set up a ‘Quality of Life Foundation’, which is currently active.

Dr. Marzi Godrej Mehta

Consultant

Dr. Marzi Godrej Mehta
Department
Surgical Oncology
Dr. Marzi Godrej Mehta
Consultant
Department
Surgical Oncology
Qualification
MBBS, MS (Gen Surgery), DNB Surgical Oncology
Fellowship
Surgical Oncology, Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Mumbai; Thoracic Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; Minimally Invasive Thoracic Oncology, Australia, Robotic Thoracic Surgery (ORSI-Belgium)
Experience
14 years of national & international experience in Surgical Oncology including Thoracic Oncology

Dr. Marzi Godrej Mehta is a Consultant Surgical Oncologist (Thoracic) at the department of Surgical Oncology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Mehta is a gold medallist from Sardar Patel University (Gujarat) in MS (General Surgery); after which he has done DNB in Surgical Oncology. Dr. Mehta has several Fellowships in Thoracic and Onco Thoracic Surgery from national as well as international institutes of high repute like Tata Memorial Hospital, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute and Epworth Richmond Hospital. He is also trained in Robotic Thoracic Surgery from (ORSI- Belgium).

Dr. Mehta has trained on various procedures of Surgical Oncology since 2004, including last eight years in General Thoracic and Thoracic Surgical Oncology. He is trained in open and minimally invasive surgery in Thoracic and Thoracic oncology as well as in Robotic Thoracic procedures.

He has participated in various national as well as international workshops and presentations in multi-disciplinary meetings. He has several journal publications in his field of expertise to his credit and has participated in a few randomised trials including ‘Three field radical vs two field oesophagectomy – a prospective RCT’ and ‘Posterolateral thoracotomy versus Nerve Sparing Thoracotomy (PotNest)’.

Dr. Mehta is also part of several completed and on-going research projects in his field of interest like Role of Lesser resections in Early stage Lung cancer who are medically unfit; Negative Predictive value of EBUS in Mediastinal staging (Royal Melbourne Hospital); Mediastinoscopy vs PET CT scan concordance in identifying N2 nodes in NSCLC: A study of 100 cases (Co Principal Investigator – TMH); Role of Whole body DW MRI in management of NSCLC (TMH) and Evaluation of clinical and histopathological response to a neoadjuvant regimen of paclitaxel and platinum in squamous cell carcinoma of the oesophagus (Co Investigator – TMH).

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery for Oesophagus, Lung and Mediastinal Masses.
  • Robotic Thoracic Surgery for esophagus, Lung and Mediastinal Masses

Dr. Mehul S. Bhansali

Consultant

Dr. Mehul S. Bhansali
Department
Surgical Oncology
Dr. Mehul S. Bhansali
Consultant
Department
Surgical Oncology
Qualification
MBBS, MS (General Surgery), DNB (Surgical Oncology)
Fellowship
Esophageal Cancer, Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan and Esophageal and Gastro-intestinal Surgery at Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hongkong
Experience
27 years of rich experience in the field of Surgical Oncology

Dr. Mehul S. Bhansali is a Consultant in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS and MS (General Surgery), Dr. Bhansali completed DNB (Surgical Oncology). Then, Dr. Bhansali underwent fellowship in Esophageal Cancer at Department of Surgery, Kurume University School of Medicine, Japan and in Esophageal and Gastro-intestinal Surgery at Queen Mary Hospital, University of Hongkong.

Dr. Bhansali has a vast experience of 27 years in the field of Surgical Oncology. Prior to his association with our hospital, he was a practicing Surgical Oncologist in private sector and was also an honorary Professor of Surgical Oncology at the Cama & Albless Hospital (Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals) in Mumbai since 1997. Earlier, he was a Consultant Surgical Oncologist at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai from 1988 to 1996.

Dr. Bhansali has published several peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals. He is a member of Surgical Oncology Society of India and the Office-bearer in Mumbai Oncology Association.

Dr. P Jagannath

Consultant

Dr. P Jagannath
Department
Surgical Oncology
Dr. P Jagannath
Consultant
Department
Surgical Oncology
Qualification
MBBS, MS
Fellowship
FICS, FIMSA, FACS, FAMS, FRCS (England)
Experience
Over 30 years’ experience in the field of Surgical Oncology

Dr P Jagannath is a consultant in the Surgical Oncology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai. After graduating from Kurnool Medical College, he pursued postgraduate residency in General Surgery at JIPMER (Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research) and obtained MS (General Surgery) from University of Madras.

Dr. Jagannath has over 30 years’ experience in the field of Surgical Oncology and is the pioneer in Hepato Biliary Pancreatic Surgery in India. He also introduced advanced techniques of sphincter conservation and staplers in gastrointestinal surgery. Prior to his association with our hospital, he worked in Tata Memorial Hospital as a Surgeon, and later as the Professor of Surgical Oncology & Chief, Gastrointestinal Service in Tata Memorial Centre. He was also a consultant in Jaslok Hospital for six years. He then joined as Chairman of Surgical Oncology at Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr Jagannath has published a work on the association of gall bladder diseases and water pollution in a cluster of villages in the Northern Gangetic belt, where the incidence of gallbladder cancer is high. He is the Principal Editor of the book ‘Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery: Current Concepts’ (2002) and co-authored several books including ‘Recent Advances in Surgery.’

Dr Jagannath is the President of International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association (IHPBA) and was instrumental in the initiation of the Indian chapter of IHPBA. He is a winner of the Life Time Achievement Award by the Association of Colorectal Surgery. Well-known for his community service, he started the website “www.indiacancer.org” for public awareness. He also established a charitable trust, ‘Crusade against Cancer Foundation’ that offers financial assistance to cancer patients, especially children.

Dr. Paresh A. Jain

Consultant

Dr. Paresh A. Jain
Department
Surgical Oncology
Dr. Paresh A. Jain
Consultant
Department
Surgical Oncology
Qualification
MBBS, MS (Gen Surgery), MRCS (Edinburgh)
Fellowship
Colorectal Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh
Experience
10 years of experience in the field of Colorectal Surgery at national & international hospitals

Dr. Paresh A. Jain is a Consultant Laparoscopic and Robotic Colorectal Surgeon at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After having completed his MBBS and MS (General Surgery), he worked in gastro-intestinal surgery for few years, before pursuing his career in colorectal surgery. He pursued his MRCS from Edinburgh, practicing laparoscopic skills for management of colorectal cases –both benign and cancer surgery- for three years. He has also completed Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery from Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

He has also obtained training in diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy procedures from North Wales, UK. He has published many articles in peer reviewed journals and written chapters in various text books.

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Minimal access (laparoscopic) intestine surgery for cancer and benign colorectal conditions
  • He is also a trained Robotic Colorectal Surgeon, for benign and cancer cases.
  • Advanced surgery for piles/fissures and fistulas including Doppler guided surgery (HALS)
  • Treatment for benign pelvic floor disorders/ Incontinence (sacro neuro modulation).

Dr. Raman Deshpande

Consultant

Dr. Raman Deshpande
Department
Surgical Oncology
Dr. Raman Deshpande
Consultant
Department
Surgical Oncology
Qualification
MBBS, MS
Fellowship
FICS, DHA, FAIS
Experience
Over 30 years’ experience in the field of Surgical Oncology; honoured with Padma Shri

Dr Raman Deshpande is a consultant in the department of Surgical Oncology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS from Karnataka Medical College, Dr Raman Deshpande completed his MS from Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He has earned higher qualifications such as F.I.C.S, D.H.A and F.A.I.S as well.

Dr Deshpande has an experience of over 30 years in the field of Surgical Oncology. Prior to his association with our hospital, Dr Deshpande has worked at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai as Chief of Thoracic & Paediatric Surgical Service. He is regarded as the pioneer of thoracoscopic surgery at Tata Memorial Hospital. He has also worked at Kidwai Institute of Oncology, Bangalore as an Assistant Professor in Surgical Oncology and established the Department of Thoracic Oncology there.

Dr Deshpande is the recipient of many awards and recognitions for his contributions to the medical field. In 2014, he was honoured with Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award of Government of India. Dr Deshpande also has several publications in various national and international journals.

Dr. Reshma J. Palep

Consultant

Dr. Reshma J. Palep
Department
Surgical Oncology
Dr. Reshma J. Palep
Consultant
Department
Surgical Oncology
Qualification
MBBS, M. S. (General Surgery), D.N.B., M.R.C.S. (Edinburgh)
Fellowship
Breast Oncology, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India; Women’s Cancer (Breast and Cervix Cancer), Galaxy Laparoscopy Institute, Pune, Early Detection of Breast Cancer and Breast Screening, Northwick Park Hospital, London, UK
Experience
14 years of experience in the field of Surgical Oncology

Dr. Reshma Palep is a Consultant at the department of Surgical Oncology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS at Grant Medical College, Mumbai, Dr. Palep did her M.S. (General Surgery) at B.Y.L. Nair Hospital and T.N. Medical College, Mumbai and stood college first in the M.S. (General Surgery) exam. She also completed DNB and MRCS (Edinburgh). She pursued fellowship in Breast Cancer Surgery at Tata Memorial Hospital and fellowship in recent advances in Breast Cancer Surgery at Northwick Park Hospital, London focusing mainly in Needle localization of early cancers and Sentinel Node Biopsy. She also underwent training in Intra-operative Radiotherapy at Breast Care Center, Hamburg, Germany.

Dr. Palep has an experience of 14 years in the field of Surgical Oncology. In addition of our hospital, she is also a Consultant at Saifee Hospital, S L Raheja (Fortis) Hospital, Cumballa Hill Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Dr. Paleps Nursing Home Prabhadevi, and Nova Speciality Hospital in Mumbai. Earlier, she was also an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Grant Medical College, Mumbai. She was also appointed as an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Dr. Palep has presented several research papers at national and international conferences and also published several peer reviewed papers in national and international journals.

Additional Speciality Interests:

  • Breast Conservative Surgery
  • Modified Radical Mastectomy
  • Needle Localization of Early Cancers
  • Sentinel Node Biopsy

Dr. Nikhilesh Borkar

Consultant

Dr. Nikhilesh Borkar
Department
Surgical Oncology
Dr. Nikhilesh Borkar
Consultant
Department
Surgical Oncology
Qualification
MBBS, M.S.-General Surgery, DNB-General Surgery, M.Ch.-Surgical Oncology, DNB-Surgical Oncology, MRCS (England), MNAMS-Surgical Oncology, FAIS, FEBS- Surgical Oncology, FEBS-Breast Surgery, FACS, FICS, FMAS, FIAGES
Experience
12 years of national & international experience in Surgical Oncology including Breast & Oncoplastic Surgery as well as Head & Neck Surgery

Dr. Nikhilesh Borkar, is a consultant surgeon within the division of Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery). He is an expert in both Breast Surgery including Oncoplastic Surgery as well as Head & Neck Surgery.

He was a merit list holder in the HSC Board Exams. After which he received his basic undergraduate (MBBS) qualification from the Seth G S Medical College and K E M Hospital, MUHS with 4 Distinctions & was topper in subject of Medicine.

He went on to complete his Masters In General Surgery (M.S.) from T.N. Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Ch. Hospital, where he stood second in the university & was also given the best resident award. He furthered his experience by working as a senior registrar after completing his MS. He also cleared his MRCS England in the meantime. He later secured the M.Ch. in Surgical Oncology from Tata Memorial Hospital and Cancer Research Institute, where he underwent a comprehensive 3 years training programme in Surgical Oncology rotating through all the subspecialties.

Thereafter he joined P.D.Hinduja National Hospital, Mahim as an associate consultant where he was further trained in surgical oncology, mainly in Head & Neck & Breast Surgery. He also worked as a Visiting Consultant at Kohinoor Hospital, Mumbai.

He got ECFMG Certification after clearing the USMLE & later completed a two year GOLF Fellowship in Head & Neck surgery by IFHNOS & MSKCC, New York, USA under the guidance of Dr Jatin Shah & Dr Ashok Saha, with whom he did an Observership as a part of his training. It was a rigorous course with written exams every 3 months & a practical at the end of 2 years.

After that he went to Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, UK where he was worked as a Senior Clinical Fellow in The Cambridge Breast Unit. There he received comprehensive training in all aspects of Breast Surgery and Advanced Oncoplastic Techniques like the chest wall perforator flaps, implants with ADM & DIEP reconstructions.

He has also cleared DNB in General Surgery as well as DNB in Surgical Oncology. He was conferred the Fellowship of European Board of Surgery in Surgical Oncology as well as Breast Surgery after clearing their respective Qualification exams.

He is also a Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS) & Fellow of the International College of Surgeons (FICS). He was also conferred the FAIS, FMAS & the FIAGES fellowships & the MNAMS. He is a member of many National & International Cancer organisations like ESSO, IASO, ISO, ABSI, FHNO, ABS & others. He has attended many national & international conferences.

He has a strong academic background & has been part of various research projects including multicentre trials, since his undergraduate days. His research in TMH was on the intraoperative analysis of bone for Mandibulectomy. In Cambridge his main research topics were avoidance of chemotherapy in hormone receptor positive breast cancers.

Speciality Interests:

  • Surgery of Head and Neck, Including Head & neck cancers with reconstruction, Larynx, Parotid, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Parapharyngeal tumours.
  • Breast surgery for benign conditions. Surgeries for cancer like Mastectomy (IMF incision without drain, skin & nipple sparing, Goldilocks), Sentinel node Biopsy & Axillary clearance.
  • Advanced Oncoplastic techniques of Muscle sparing Chest wall perforator flaps Like LICAP, AICAP, LTAP, T-DAP for whole breast as well as Partial breast reconstructions. Therapeutic and reduction Mammoplasties & Mastopexies with wise pattern techniques. Grissoti Flap & Batwing techniques. Nipple reconstructions.
  • Prepectoral & sub-pectoral Implants with ADM, Dermal sling or LD flap. Intraoperative Ultrasound & wire guided excisions. The DIEP flaps especially for bilateral prophylactic mastectomies.

Dr. Ninad Katdare

Consultant

Dr. Ninad Katdare
Department
Surgical Oncology
Dr. Ninad Katdare
Consultant
Department
Surgical Oncology
Qualification
M.Sc, D.N.B., M.S., M.B.B.S.
Fellowship
  • Hands on Workshop in PIPAC, CHUV Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Diplome Universitaire (D.U) Endoscopie Chirurgicale Universite de Strasbourg, IHU/IRCAD, Strasbourg France
  • Fellowship in Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC, Department of Digestive Cancers, Centre Hospitalier Lyon Sud, Lyon, France
  • ESSO Hands-on workshop in Advanced Management of HIPEC after Cytoreductive surgery, European Surgical Institute, Hamburg, Germany
  • Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Robotic GI surgery, Department of Abdomino-Pelvic Oncology, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Milan, Italy
  • Masters of Science (M.Sc.) Advanced Oncology, Universitaet Ulm, Ulm, Germany
  • Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy and Robotic Surgery, Galaxy Care Laparoscopy Institute, Pune, India
  • Fellowship in Minimal Access Gynaecologic Oncology, Department of Gynaecologic Oncology, Le Centre Oscar Lambret, Lille, France
  • Certified Training in Surgical Oncology, Tata Memorial Cancer Centre, Mumbai
Experience
Over 11 years of rich experience within and oversease.

Dr. Ninad Katdare is a Consultant in the Department of Surgical Oncology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS and MS, Dr. Katdare completed his DNB in General Surgery. Subsequently, he completed his Surgical Oncology training at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Following this he underwent several fellowships in Lausanne, Switzerland; Lyon, France and Hamburg, Germany in Cytoreductive Surgery and in Minimal Access Gynaecologic Oncology from the Department of Gynaecologic Oncology, Le Centre Oscar Lambret, Lille, France. He further completed training in Robotic GI Surgery from the Department of Abdomino-Pelvic Oncology, Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Milan, Italy. He has also done a Master’s in Advanced Oncology from University of Ulm, Germany.

Dr. Katdare is a Surgical Oncologist specialising in Abdominopelvic Oncology dealing with GI and gynaecological cancers. His core area of expertise include HIPEC (and associated peritoneal malignancy treatment modalities like EPIC, NIPS, PIPAC) Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Fertility preservation Surgery, Sphincter Preservation Rectal Surgeries and Geriatric Oncology. He has also undergone special training in management of GIST(Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours), NETs (Nueroendocrine Tumours) and Abdominopelvic Sarcomas. He has initiated a HIPEC programme in three Mumbai hospitalS. He is one of the first trained surgeons for PIPAC in India.

Dr. Saalim Y. Sheikh

Consultant

Dr. Saalim Y. Sheikh
Department
Surgical Oncology
Dr. Saalim Y. Sheikh
Consultant
Department
Surgical Oncology
Qualification
MBBS, DNB (General Surgery)
Experience
10 years of experience in the field of Surgical Oncology

Dr. Saalim Sheikh is a Consultant in the department of Surgical Oncology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS, Dr. Sheikh pursued DNB (General Surgery).

Dr. Sheikh has an experience of 10 years in the field of Surgical Oncology. In addition to his association with our hospital, he is also pursuing private practice at his own nursing home in Andheri, Mumbai. He is also a Consultant at A. E. Kalsekar hospital and Saifee hospital in Mumbai.

Dr. Sheikh has done extensive research in the management of diabetic foot including the role of CO2 laser for the treatment of the same, including long-standing and complicated cases.

Additional Speciality Interest:
  • Head and Neck, Breast Oncosurgery
  • Thyroid Surgery
  • Management of Diabetic Foot
  • General Surgery – Acute Abdomen, Hernias, etc.

Dr. Sampada Dessai

Deputy Consultant

Dr. Sampada Dessai
Department
Oncology
Dr. Sampada Dessai
Deputy Consultant
Department
Oncology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology)
Fellowship
Clinical (2-years) and Research fellowship (1 year) in Gyn-Oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai with Prof. Amita Maheshwari International Gynecologic Cancer Society (IGCS)-Travel Fellowship at Ontario, Canada
Experience
Consultant Surgical Oncologist, with 8-year experience in Gyn and Breast Oncology.

Dr. Sampada Dessai is a Deputy Consultant in Surgical Oncology (Gynaecology & Breast Oncology) at the Oncology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Her major areas of interest include Cervical Cancer, Ovarian cancer, Endometrial Cancer and Breast Cancer. She has managed over a thousand patients successfully with favourable outcomes in the majority.

Dr. Dessai has had a distinguished academic career during her the MBBS years at Goa Medical College, Goa. Following her Obstetrics and Gynecological training at Goa Medical College, she moved to Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and trained for three years in various capacities. She worked for 1 year with Dr Maheshwari on a research protocol entitled, ”A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 3 study To assess the efficacy and safety of Weekly Farletuzumab (MORAb-003) in combination with carboplatin and Taxane in subjects with Platinum- sensitive Ovarian Cancer in first relapse “, looking for new options of treatment in relapsed ovarian cancer. It was during this tenure that she developed a keen interest in oncology and decided to pursue it in Tata Memorial Hospital as a Clinical fellow for her training in Gyn-Oncology. She subsequently visited the Canadian center “London health sciences, Ontario” when she was selected through the IGCS travel fellowship.

Post completion of training from Tata Memorial Hospital in 2013, Dr. Dessai, took the challenge of establishing the department of breast and Gyn-Oncology in Malabar Cancer Center, in South India. She established a state of art of unit, which catered to 1200-1500 new female cancer patients per year and performed around 500-700 major surgeries per year. On account of her exemplary service, she was promoted as associate professor in 2015. She subsequently started a Gyn-Oncology fellowship at same center. In addition she was a faculty for fellowship in breast oncology and is a recognized faculty for DNB surgical oncology.

Dr. Dessai is an active researcher. She believes in innovation and improving patient outcomes. She performed and published an experience of over 50 modified pelvic exenteration surgeries for recurrent pelvic malignancies. Similar innovative work in ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, breast cancer and endometrial cancer has been published by her in various peer reviewed journals. In addition, Dr Dessai is one of the pioneers in distress research in India. Her work on distress, has led to regular screening for distress among patients in many parts of India.

Dr. Dessai’s academic contributions are extensive and she has delivered numerous lectures and presentations and participated in various panel discussions at various national and international forums. She is an active member of multiple societies in oncology. Apart from numerous papers and articles, she has authored chapters in a major Oncology textbook published recently on breast and endometrial cancers. Dr. Dessai believes in evidence based management and the use of technology as required for the betterment of outcomes and quality of life.

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Screening and management of premalignant lesions of cervix ,vulva and vagina
  • Cytoreductive surgeries for Primary and recurrent ovarian cancer
  • Surgical management of Cervical and Endometrial cancer
  • Radical Vulvectomy + Groin node dissection
  • Fertility sparing management of gynecological cancer
  • Exenteration (Total/Anterior/posterior) for advanced and recurrent cancers.

Dr. Sanket S. Mehta

Consultant

Dr. Sanket S. Mehta
Department
Surgical Oncology
Dr. Sanket S. Mehta
Consultant
Department
Surgical Oncology
Qualification
DNB, Surgery
Fellowship
Laparoscopic & Robotic Colorectal Surgery, St. Mary’s Hospital, Seoul, South Korea; Gastro-intestinal Oncology and Cytoreductive surgery, CRLC Val d’Aurelle, Montpellier, France; L’Hopital Saint-Eloi, CHU Montpellier, France
Experience
10 years of work experience in Surgical Oncology (Gastro-intestinal & Gynaecology Oncology)

Dr. Sanket S. Mehta is an Oncology Surgeon at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre. He performs a diverse nature of open and minimal invasive surgery including Laparoscopic and Robotic colorectal surgery, distal pancreatectomy, gastric cancer surgery, ovarian cancer surgery, endometrial and cervical cancer surgery.

After his DNB, Dr. Mehta has completed his Surgical Oncology training at Tata Memorial Hospital. He then went on to train in Laparoscopic & Robotic Colorectal Surgery at St. Mary’s Hospital, Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, South Korea. He also has fellowship in Gastro-intestinal Oncology and Cytoreductive surgery, CRLC Val d’Aurelle, Montpellier, France and fellowship in Digestive and Minimal Invasive Surgery, L’Hopital Saint-Eloi, CHU Montpellier, France.

Dr. Mehta specialises in performing Cytoreductive surgeries for primary and recurrent ovarian and primary peritoneal cancers. He has pioneered HIPEC treatment for recurrent ovarian cancer in India. He regularly performs Laparoscopic and Robotic endometrial and cervical cancer surgery.

Additional Speciality Interest:
  • Laparoscopic and Robotic surgery for cervical & endometrial cancers
  • Advanced and recurrent ovarian cancer surgery
  • CRS and HIPEC for primary peritoneal and recurrent ovarian cancers
  • Laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.

Dr. Soumil Jitendra Vyas

Consultant

Dr. Soumil Jitendra Vyas
Department
Surgical Oncology / Gastro Intestinal and Liver (Hepato ) , Biliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Dr. Soumil Jitendra Vyas
Consultant
Department
Surgical Oncology / Gastro Intestinal and Liver (Hepato ) , Biliary and Pancreatic Surgery
Qualification
MBBS, MS, DNB, FRCS (Edin), FRCS (Upper GI/HPB), MNAMS, M.Med (Surg) (Singapore), FAIS, FEBS
Fellowship
  • Royal Free Hospital and Medical School, London , UK – HPB and Liver Transplant/ Abdominal Sarcoma Service, Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre .
  • University College Hospital , London and University College (UCL) , London , UK – Gastro Intestinal and HPB surgery/Endocrine Surgery
  • Royal London and the St Bartholemews Hospital , London , UK – HPB surgery
  • National Cancer Centre, Singapore – Surgical Oncology
  • Tata Memorial Hospital , Mumbai – Surgical Oncology
  • Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital , University of Mumbai – General Surgery
Experience
16 years of national & international experience in Surgical Oncology including Gastro Intestinal & HPB surgery

Dr.Soumil Vyas, is a consultant surgeon within the division of Surgical Oncology (Cancer Surgery). He is an expert in both open and laparoscopic surgeries.

He received his basic undergraduate (MBBS) qualification from the Seth G S Medical College and K E M Hospital, University of Mumbai and went on to complete his Masters In General Surgery (M S) from the same institution.

He later moved on to the Tata Memorial Hospital and Cancer Research Institute, wherein he received comprehensive surgical training in all aspects of Cancer Surgery. He underwent a comprehensive training programme in Surgical Oncology rotating through all the subspecialties, all through all grades from junior registrar to senior registrar and surgical research fellow.

After a brief tenure as Assistant Surgeon in division of Surgical Oncology at the Bombay Hospital, he moved on to UK to pursue further surgical training. He was associated with centres of excellence and tertiary referral centres, for almost 10 years.

He received comprehensive training in all aspects of Liver, Biliary and Pancreatic Surgery (HPB) surgery and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at the well-known, University College Hospitals and Royal London Hospitals, Barts and the London NHS Trust and Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London.

He was Senior Clinical Fellow within the division of Hepato Biliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Adult Liver Transplantation at the well-known Sheila Sherlock Liver Centre, Royal Free Hospital, and London, UK. He received complete training in Liver transplantation from leading stalwarts and leaders in the field. This was along with comprehensive training in all aspects of major and complex liver, biliary, gall bladder and pancreatic surgery- benign and malignant.

While in the UK, he passed the examination of the Speciality FRCS in Hepato Biliary and Pancreatic (HPB) Surgery and Upper Gastro intestinal Surgery leading to the award of the FRCS (Upper GI/HPB), by the Inter Collegiate Speciality Board, Royal College Of Surgeons, UK.

Dr Vyas has a strong academic background and has been a research associate with the division of surgery at the University College, London. He has also been regional coordinator at the RFH/UCL, London, UK for multicentre trials in HPB Surgery.

He also has experience in major and complex abdominal surgery including gastro intestinal oncologic surgery and abdominal sarcoma surgery.

He has several publications in international peer reviewed journals and presentations in international meetings and conferences.

More recently (2016), he has also passed the advanced examination of the European Board of Surgery, leading to the award of the Fellow of the European Board of Surgery in HPB surgery (FEBS).

Speciality Interests

  • Surgery of the cancer of the liver , pancreas , gall bladder and bile ducts
  • Surgical management of metastatic liver disease – cancer spread to the liver
  • Surgery for Gall bladder conditions – gall stones and allied conditions - Laparoscopic cholecystectomy and bile duct surgery
  • Pancreatic surgery
  • Gastro Intestinal ( GI ) Oncology : surgery for cancers affecting the Gastro Intestinal Tract – stomach, duodenum , periampullary region ,small and large intestines (colon and rectum)
  • Disorders of the spleen
  • Large tumours within the abdomen- retroperitoneal tumours- Sarcomas
  • Liver Transplantation

Dr. Akshaya Jani

Consultant

Dr. Akshaya Jani
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Akshaya Jani
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
MS (Ortho)
Experience
32 years of rich experience at reputed healthcare institutions.

Dr. Akshaya Jani is a Consultant with the Orthopaedics department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Jani has completed MS in Orthopaedics and has received special training at Prague, Czech Republic and Bangkok, Thailand. He has a vast experience of treating orthopaedic cases for 32 years.

Dr. Jani has attended various national and international conferences, workshops and seminars.

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Trauma
  • Spine
  • Joint replacement
  • Arthroscopy.

Dr. Farokh Wadia

Consultant

Dr. Farokh Wadia
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Farokh Wadia
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
MBBS, MS Orth, DNB Orth, FCPS Orth, MRCS Ed, FRCS (Trauma & Orth), CCT- UK
Fellowship
Paediatric Orthopaedics, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester, UK; Paediatric Hand Fellow, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK and AO Trauma Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
Experience
13 years national & international experience in Orthopaedics. He specialises in Paediatric Orthopaedics.

Dr. Farokh Wadia is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre. He is a fellow Paediatric Orthopaedic from Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Manchester; Paediatric Hand Fellow from Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and AO Trauma Fellowship from Massachusetts General Hospital, USA.

He has a broad based Orthopaedic and trauma experience in Mumbai, having completed medical training at Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital and subsequently residency in the same at JJ Hospital and Grant Medical College.

He has been awarded the BN Koyaji Silver medal in first year MBBS, 1st rank in the MS Orthopaedics examination in Mumbai University and SK Sancheti gold medal in FCPS Orthopaedics examination.

Dr. Wadia has also completed a six year Specialist Registrar training programme in Manchester, (North West Orthopedic Rotation) acquiring specialist knowledge and skills in the breadth of Orthopaedics and Trauma before pursuing subspecialist interest in Paediatric Orthopaedics at some of the finest hospitals in UK.

With 12 international publications in peer-reviewed indexed journals and numerous national and international presentations in meetings internationally Dr. Wadia is well-respected amongst his colleagues in the fraternity.

Additional Speciality Interests:

Apart from full spectrum of Paediatric Orthopaedics, sub-Speciality interests include

  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Congenital hand deformities
  • Congenital / Adolescent Hip disorders.

Dr. Chetan J. Unadkat

Consultant

Dr. Chetan J. Unadkat
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Chetan J. Unadkat
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
MBBS, M.S. (Orthopaedics)
Fellowship
Computer aided Total Knee Replacement and Computer assisted Hip Surgery work flows and Instrumentation for Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) at the European Surgical Institute (ESI), Hamburg – Norderstedt, Germany
Experience
28 years of vast experience in the field of Orthopaedics

Dr. Chetan Unadkat is a Consultant in the department of Orthopaedics at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS, Dr. Unadkat successfully completed M.S. (Orthopaedics) at Topiwala National Medical College, Mumbai. Then, Dr. Unadkat pursued training in Computer aided Total Knee Replacement and Computer assisted Hip Surgery work flows and Instrumentation for Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) at the European Surgical Institute (ESI), Hamburg – Norderstedt, Germany.

Dr. Unadkat has a rich experience of 28 years in the field of Orthopaedics. Prior to his association with our hospital, he worked as a Consultant Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon at Breach Candy Hospital and Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai. Earlier, he worked as a Senior Clinical Assistant in the department of Orthopaedics at Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre.

Dr. Unadkat is a founder member of Indian Society of Hip and Knee Surgery (ISHKS) and life member of Bombay Orthopaedic Society (BOS) and Indian Medical Association (IMA).

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Trauma
  • Knee and Hip Joint Replacement
  • Shoulder Joint Replacement

Dr. Chetan P. Anchan

Consultant

Dr. Chetan P. Anchan
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Chetan P. Anchan
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
M.B.B.S., M.S. (Orthopaedics), D. Ortho., F.C.P.S.
Fellowship
Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India and Orthopaedic Oncology at the Cancer Institute Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Experience
12 years of experience in the field of Orthopaedic Oncology

Dr. Chetan Anchan is a Consultant in the Department of Orthopaedics at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS, Dr. Anchan pursued M.S. (Orthopaedics) at prestigious K.E.M. hospital, Mumbai. Then, he pursued fellowship in the Bone and Soft Tissue Tumour at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, where he underwent extensive training in the management of musculoskeletal tumours. He also pursued fellowship in Orthopaedic Oncology at the Cancer Institute Hospital, Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. Anchan has an experience of 12 years in the field of Orthopaedic Oncology. In addition to our hospital, he is also a Consultant at Bombay Hospital and Medical Research Centre since 2008 and at Jupiter Hospital since 2010 in Mumbai. He exclusively deals with all types of bone tumors, soft tissue tumors, sarcomas, skeletal metastasis and skin tumors. He is among a handful of surgeons in India who exclusively deals with musculoskeletal tumors and specialize in limb salvage surgery. He has vast experience in limb salvage surgery using various means of reconstruction ranging from tumor megaprosthesis to biological options like allograft, vascularized fibula, ECRT etc.

Dr. Anchan presented several research papers at national and international conferences, has published several peer-reviewed papers in national and international journals, and also co-author various book chapters. He also regularly conduct lectures on Musculoskeletal Oncology for post-graduate students of Orthopaedics from all teaching hospitals of Mumbai at Bombay Hospital. He also conduct lectures on bone tumors for undergraduate medical students at Bombay Hospital.

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Bone tumours
  • Soft tissue tumours
  • Sarcomas
  • Skeletal metastasis
  • Skin tumours

Dr. Darius Soonawalla

Consultant

Dr. Darius Soonawalla
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Darius Soonawalla
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
M.S. (Orth); F.R.C.S. (U.K.); DNBE; D.Orth.
Fellowship
Fellowship in revision joint replacement at Endoclinik, Hamburg Germany
Experience
Over 26 Years of rich experience within India and overseas

  • T.N. Medical College & B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai Worked in the capacity of House Officer, Registrar and Lecturer in Orthopaedics
  • East Glamorgan Hospital, Cardiff, U.K. Worked in the capacity of Senior House Officer, Registrar and Locum Consultant in Orthopaedics.
  • Prince of Wales Orthopaedic Hospital, Cardiff, U.K. Worked in the capacity of Senior House Officer and Registrar in Orthopaedics
  • Training in Computer Navigated joint replacement at Melbourne, Australia
  • Fellowship in revision joint replacement at Endoclinik, Hamburg Germany

Dr.Soonawala is a consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital. He has rich experience of over 26 years within India and overseas.

He has won awards and accolades for his meritorious performance. He was awarded the A.K.Talwalkar Prize for standing first in M.S. Orthopaedics. He was also awarded K.T.Dholakia award on Minimally invasive Cemented Total Hip Replacement by Ranawat Orthopaedic Foundation, New Delhi in Feb 2008.

He has been involved in research and has a number of publications to his credit. He has been an invited faculty and speaker at National and International Symposiums.

Dr. Dipit Sahu

Consultant

Dr. Dipit Sahu
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Dipit Sahu
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
MBBS, MS (Orthopaedics)
Fellowship
Shoulder Reconstruction, Alps Surgery Institute, Annecy, France; Shoulder Reconstruction, Centre Orthopaedics Santy, Lyon, France; Adult Reconstruction, University Arkansas, USA; Elbow Research, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA; Arthroscopy, EWHA University, Seoul, South Korea
Experience
11 years of experience in Shoulder Orthopaedics and Shoulder Surgery at reputed institutes of India, US, France & Korea.

Dr Dipit Sahu is a Consultant Shoulder Surgeon at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After his MBBS and MS (Orthopaedics), Dr Sahu pursued the following fellowships: Shoulder Reconstruction, Alps Surgery Institute, Annecy, France; Shoulder Reconstruction, Centre Orthopaedics Santy, Lyon, France; Adult Reconstruction, University Arkansas, USA; Elbow Research, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA; Arthroscopy, EWHA University, Seoul, South Korea.

He specialises in Shoulder Orthopaedics and is officially a Research Collaborator in Mayo Clinic, USA. He is the only Asian who has been trained in Shoulder Surgery for more than one year in Alps Surgery Institute, France with Dr Laurent Lafosse. He also trained with Dr Giles Walch (France) who is a pioneer in Total Anatomic and Reverse Shoulder Replacement.

Dr Sahu has published several articles in reputed journals as well as book chapters in International books on Arthroscopic Latarjet procedure. He has also published a new Arthroscopic Shoulder sign in a leading international journal. Furthermore, he has made presentations in AAOS annual US Orthopaedics Congress, presented a paper in French at Annual French Arthroscopy Society meet in Paris, France (2011), as well as poster presentations in the annual congress of ORS (Orthopaedics Research Society, USA). His cadaveric research was presented in the annual Kelly Award of Mayo Clinic, USA, and also.

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Reverse Shoulder Replacement
  • Anatomic Shoulder Replacement
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder muscle transfers
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic latarjet
  • Arthroscopic Suprascapular nerve release
  • Proximal humerus fracture fixation and replacement
  • Elbow Arthroscopy.

Dr. Dnyanesh Lad

Consultant

Dr. Dnyanesh Lad
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Dnyanesh Lad
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
DNB (Orthopaedics), MBBS
Fellowship
  • Fellowship in adult joint reconstruction at P.D Hinduja National Hospital, Mumbai.
  • Synthes Fellowship in Traumatology. Medical Trust Hospital, M.G Road, Kochi, Kerala.
  • Fellow of Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine and Cartilage Repair, with Dr. Alberto Gobbi at OASI Bioresearch Foundation. Milan, Italy.
  • Fellow of Arthroplasty (Indian Society of Hip and Knee Surgeons and Zimmer), with Dr. Hemant Wakankar at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hopsital, Erandawne, Pune.
Experience
7 Years of rich experience

Dr. Dnyanesh Lad is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre. He completed his DNB in Orthopaedics and has passed Part A of MRCS (Royal College of Edinburgh).

He has several publications and paper presentations to his credit and has jointly authored multiple text-books.

Dr. Lad has been awarded the following Professional awards:

  • 1st Prize at the 28th Annual Conference of the Kerala Orthopaedic Association January 2009 (State Conference)
  • 2nd Prize at the 54th Annual Conference of Indian Orthopaedic Association 2009, Bhubaneswar, Nov 2009 (National Conference)

He is also a member of the following professional bodies:

  • Bombay Orthopaedic Society
  • Kerala Orthopaedic Association
  • AO Trauma
  • Indian Society of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Indian Orthopaedic Association
  • ISAKOS
  • The Mumbai D Ward Medical Association

Dr. Nikhil Shah

Consultant

Dr. Nikhil Shah
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Nikhil Shah
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
MBBS, D.ORTHO, MS (ORTHO)
Experience
Over 30 years of vast experience

Dr Nikhil Shah is a Consultant in the Orthopaedics department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

He completed MS - Orthopaedics from University Of Bombay in 1983, Diploma in Orthopaedics from University Of Bombay in 1983 and MBBS from University Of Bombay in 1980.

Dr. Nikhil Shah is a pioneer in the use of the Vertebroplasty technique to treat spine injuries. He is also an expert in Joint replacement surgeries having received training from Dr. Haidukewayich. He also operates several hand surgeries, arthroscopies and paediatric orthopedic surgeries for the last 30 years.

Dr. Nikhil Shah has published several papers in Septopal Beads and Chains in Osteomyelitis and Soft Tissue Abscesses as well as in Vertebroplasty. He is professionally affiliated to the Indian Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bombay Orthopaedic Association, Indian Medical Association, Indian Arthroscopic and Indian Spinal Surgery Association.

Dr. Nilen A Shah

Consultant

Dr. Nilen A Shah
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Nilen A Shah
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
MBBS, DOrth, MS Orth, MCh Orth (UK)
Fellowship
ODTS training programme organized by The Royal College of Surgeons of England
Experience
Over 25 years’ experience as a Consultant joint replacement surgeon and a pioneer in minimally-invasive knee replacement through subvastus approach.

Dr Nilen A Shah is a Consultant in the Orthopaedics department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre. After completing his MBBS from Topiwala National Medical College (Mumbai) with Honours, he secured D Ortho with 2nd rank. He also earned MS Ortho (Mumbai) with a gold medal and MCh Orth (UK).

Dr Shah is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Knee Replacement surgeon attached to various hospitals in Mumbai. He is involved in performing approximately 1000 knee replacements a year in Mumbai, along with a group of four Fellow surgeons. He worked as a ‘Clinical and Research Knee Fellow’ at Bristol, England for a period of 18 months, and this helped him gain hands on experience in all aspects of Knee Surgery. He also worked as Orthopaedic registrar in various hospitals across UK on the ODTS rotation.

He has pioneered the subvastus approach in knee replacement surgeries that is only minimally invasive. Dr Shah has garnered critical acclaim for this approach and often performs live surgeries in various conferences across India. He is a reviewer of the Indian Journal of Orthopaedics and the British Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr Nilen A Shah was also involved in clinical research and reviewed multiple research projects during his appointment in the UK.

Dr Shah presented a series of 300 knees operated through the minisubvastus technique at WIROC 2007, and conducted a seminar on Knee Anthroplasty at WIROC 2008. He has held faculty positions in several national and international conferences, including an AIIMS update on Anthroplasty in 2014.

Dr. Pradeep B. Moonot

Consultant

Dr. Pradeep B. Moonot
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Pradeep B. Moonot
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
MBBS, DNB (Orth), M.S. (Orth), MRCS (Edinburgh, UK), FRCS (Trauma & Orth) (UK)
Fellowship
AO Trauma Fellowship with Prof. Alonso - Birmingham, USA
Experience
Worked 7 years in Mumbai and more than 10 years in UK and gained tremendous experience in complex trauma and elective surgery

Dr Pradeep B Moonot is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Podiatry at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

He is the only knee, foot and ankle specialist in the country and have more than 15 years of clinical and research experience in orthopaedics in both UK and India. He did the largest number of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in NHS (UK) last year. He had the privilege to be trained by the most prominent ranked names in this field like Prof Michael Freeman, Mr. Andy Williams, Dr Andreas Weiler, Mr RW Parkinson and Mr James Calder in UK and Prof Alonso, Dr Stannard and Dr David Volgas in US that helped him built strong foundations in the profession.

Dr. Rakesh R. Bhansali

Consultant

Dr. Rakesh R. Bhansali
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Rakesh R. Bhansali
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
MBBS, D Orth, MS (Orth), DNB (Orth), MCh (Orth) (Liverpool, UK)
Experience
32 years of vast experience in the field of Orthopaedics

Dr Rakesh R. Bhansali is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with the Orthopaedics department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS, D Orth and MS (Orth), Dr Bhansali pursued DNB (Orth) followed by MCh (Orth) from Liverpool, UK. He has been practising General Orthopaedics since 1982 after he completed his Masters. He had assisted his father, the late Dr. Rasik M. Bhansali, for a few years before and a decade thereafter.

Dr Bhansali worked as a Clinical Assistant in London and completed a 1 year Rotating Registrarship in Liverpool (England, UK) in 1986 leading to the coveted MCh (Orth). He returned from England in 1987 after training in different specialities including knee surgery, foot surgery, spine surgery, paediatric orthopaedics and joint replacement (hip and knee). There he had the honour of working with world renowned surgeons like Prof. CJE Monk (of hip replacement fame), Prof. Leslie Klenerman (Foot Surgery book author), Mr. Campbell (knee replacement) and Mr. John Dorgan (paediatric spinal surgeon) amongst others. He has kept himself updated with newer techniques by attending numerous conferences and workshops around the country and visited reputed centres abroad.

In the past, he has worked as faculty in Orthopaedics at Sir H. N. Hospital since 1989; also at Saifee Hospital, Masina Hospital and MRK Lion’s Hospital (Navsari) as a visiting Orthopaedic Surgeon.

Presently, besides his association with us, he is a Consultant at Conwest Jain Clinic Hospital. He is also Head of Cerebral Palsy Unit of the Centre for Child Development (previously Children’s Orthopaedic Hospital and soon to become the Children’s Hospital under the auspices of Narayana Hridalaya).

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Joint Replacement (hip and knee)
  • Trauma (emergency and revision)
  • Paediatric Orthopaedics (Polio; Cerebral Palsy – Botox/Surgery; short limb; birth deformities)
  • Spine Surgery (Disc; Spinal Canal Stenosis)
  • Deformity Correction (congenital; post injury or as complication of surgery).

Dr. Sanjay Garude

Consultant

Dr. Sanjay Garude
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Sanjay Garude
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Fellowship
Fellow of College of Physicians & Surgeons (Orthopaedics)
Experience
Rich experience of over 20 years in shoulder surgery and arthroscopy

Dr Sanjay Garude is a consultant in the department of Orthopaedics at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

A gold medalist from Mumbai University, Dr Garude earned extensive training from the UK for three years. After completing MBBS, he pursued MS Orth, D Orth and DNB Orth. He completed his MCh Orthopaedics degree from Liverpool, UK in 1997. He is also a qualified Fellow of College of Physicians & Surgeons (Orthopaedics).

Dr Sanjay Garude has a rich experience of over 20 years in shoulder surgery and arthroscopy. Prior to his association with our hospital, he was associated with leading multi-speciality hospitals in Mumbai in the fields of shoulder surgery, arthroscopy and sports medicine. He has gained significant exposure to shoulder surgery and arthroscopies of all joints through his global travels spanning USA, France and Australia.

Dr Garude is an active member and faculty at various national meetings organized by the Indian Arthroscopy Society. He delivers talks and conducts arthroscopy training workshops all over the country. He has also published papers in various national and international journals. Dr Garude is a keen sportsman himself and plays cricket, rides cycles, and treks avidly in the Sahyadris and the Himalayas.

Dr. Sanjay Sanatkumar Desai

Consultant

Dr. Sanjay Sanatkumar Desai
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Sanjay Sanatkumar Desai
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
M.B.B.S, D.O. (Diploma in Orthopaedics), M.S. (Orth), D.N.B., M.Ch

After spending more than 5 years in general orthopaedics Dr. Desai has emerged as a pioneer super specialist in shoulder and knee surgery and also the founder member of The Shoulder Society of India. Practicing in the highly specialized field of shoulder and knee surgery since the last 20 years he has been instrumental in bringing world-class arthroscopic shoulder surgery to India.

Dr. Desai has had a brilliant academic record with Gold medals throughout his orthopaedic career, including one at the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom. Dr. Sanjay Desai honed his skills in knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgery at Cambridge, working with big names in these fields. He trained in Total Joint Replacement at Wrightington Hospital, a centre that pioneered this procedure in the early 70s and therefore is considered the birthplace of joint replacement surgery. He has also trained with leading international orthopaedic surgeons in Germany and France. His academic activities have reached international shores, being invited as a guest lecturer at the British Orthopaedic Association meeting in Manchester, 2009. The “Young achievers Award - 2002” conferred by the Indo-American society is a formal recognition of his contribution. Dr. Sanjay Desai is one of the few to be invited to perform live demonstration surgery in UK, Spain, China, Denmark, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Sri Lanka. He has also been invited as a referee of the prestigious Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery and on the editorial board of the European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology. Dr. Desai as the founder and president of the Shoulder Society of India has been regularly conducting workshops and live surgical demonstrations in order to expose the latest to the orthopaedic surgeons in various parts of India and the neighbouring countries. In recognition of his contribution and years of pioneering work he has been appointed the President of Indian Arthroscopy Association and President-elect of the Asian Shoulder Association.

Dr. Shailesh B. Jhaveri

Consultant

Dr. Shailesh B. Jhaveri
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Shailesh B. Jhaveri
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
M.S.Orth.,D.Orth.,D.A
Fellowship
AO, Switzerland; AO, Germany; State Fellowship, University of Ghent Belgium
Experience
32 years, Thousands of trauma, joint replacements and arthroscopic procedures

Dr. Shailesh B. Jhaveri is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Orthopaedic Surgery department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Jhaveri is a gold medalist at both diploma and masters from Orthopaedic Bombay University. He has been trained and performing arthroscopic surgery since 1984.He has a Fellowship in AO from Switzerland and Germany and a state Fellowship from University of Ghent Belgium.

He has 32 years of experience and has successfully completed thousands of surgeries in trauma, joint replacements and arthoscopic procedures. He has been an instructor at various workshops and delivered many lectures on osteoporosis to medical fraternity.

Dr. Jhaveri is an independent author in the orthopaedic section of medical textbook and is also a post graduate teacher in his field of expertise.

Additional Speciality Interests:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Polytrauma
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sports injuries.

Dr. Sudhir Warrier

Consultant

Dr. Sudhir Warrier
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Sudhir Warrier
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
MBBS, MS (Ortho), D.Ortho
Fellowship
Clinical and Research Fellowship from Gyeongsang National University (Korea), Clinical Fellowship from Okayama University (Japan), Hand Surgery Fellowship from Govt. Stanley Hospital (Madras)
Experience
Rich experience of 30 years in the field of Orthopaedic surgery

Dr. Sudhir Warrier is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Orthopaedic Surgery department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Sudhir Warrier is a well experienced Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon from Mumbai and is attached with several other reputed hospitals in the city.

After he had completed his MS (Ortho) and D (Ortho), he completed his fellowship in clinical & research from Gyeongsang National University (Korea), Clinical Fellowship from Okayama University (Japan) and Hand Surgery Fellowship from Govt. Stanley Hospital (Madras).

Dr. Sudhir Warrier is an expert in treating Hand disorders and performing Hand surgeries & Joint replacements.

Dr. Warrier is a Past President of the Bombay Orthopaedic Society and a member of several other bodies, viz., the Indian Orthopaedic Association, Indian Society for Surgery of Hand, Maharashtra Orthopaedic Association and Kerala Orthopaedic Association.

Dr. Vaibhav Bagaria

Consultant

Dr. Vaibhav Bagaria
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Vaibhav Bagaria
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
MBBS, MS, FCPS, Dip SICOT
Fellowship
Joint Replacement & Computer Assisted Surgery fellowship at Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital and Hollywood Private Hospital, Perth, Australia; Arthroplasty fellowship at the Avenue Hospital, Melbourne, Australia; and Arthroplasty & Sports Medicine fellowship at Sportsmed SA, Adelaide, Australia, SICOT travelling fellowship at Endoklinik, Germany, Koenig Ludwig House, Wurzburg, Germany, Orthopaedic fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA
Experience
12 years of experience in the field of Orthopaedics

Dr. Vaibhav Bagaria is a Consultant in the Department of Orthopaedics at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai.

After completing MBBS, Dr. Bagaria completed MS (Orthopaedics) at KEM hospital, Mumbai. Then, he pursued Orthopaedic fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA for a year. During that fellowship, he received two international awards and also diploma from SICOT, Belgium. Then, he underwent fellowship in advanced joint replacement and adult reconstruction in Germany and later at Perth, Adelaide, and Melbourne in Australia. He is the first Indian to top the international diploma SICOT exam.

Dr. Bagaria has an experience of 12 years in the field of Orthopaedics. Prior to his association with our hospital, he worked as a full-time Consultant at Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, Care Hospital and Origyn Clinic in Nagpur. Dr. Bagaria gained experience in all latest technologies in Orthopaedics at different centres of excellence around the world. He is proficient in performing most orthopedic surgeries with special interest in hip and knee replacement procedures. He is specialized in hip and knee revision procedures, hip resurfacing and unicondylar knee replacements. He is well versed with the latest technology like Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), Computer Navigated Surgery (CAS) and patient specific instrumentation.

Dr. Bagaria is a member of the editorial board of many journals. He has published several peer-reviewed publications in national and international journals and has written several books and book chapters. He has received many national and international awards. He was selected to represent the medical community in the Beijing Olympic torch relay held in 2008. He is also the recipient of the prestigious Korean award and Lester Lowe award at World Orthopedic Congress held at Istanbul in 2005.

  • Primary hip and knee replacement
  • Complex primary and revision hip and knee replacements
  • Knee and ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle replacement
  • Sports injuries – acute and chronic
  • Pelvi-acetabular surgeries
  • Complex trauma & fracture surgeries,
  • Orthobiologics
  • High tibial osteotomy
  • 3D printing & customized orthopedic solution

Dr. Bhushan M Sabnis

Consultant

Dr. Bhushan M Sabnis
Department
Orthopaedics
Dr. Bhushan M Sabnis
Consultant
Department
Orthopaedics
Qualification
MBBS, MS (Orth), DNB (Orth), MRCS (Edinburgh), FRCS (Tr & Orth) - Edinburgh, UK, ABP Dip CAOS-UKMBBS MS-Orth, DNB-Orth, MRCS, FRCS (Tr & Orth), Dip CAOS- UK
Fellowship
Arthrex Knee Fellowship, Basingstoke and North Hants Hospital, UK, Zimmer Knee Fellow, University Hospital of Southampton, UK (2012-2013), DePuy Knee Fellowship Hospital in Kirkcaldy, Scotland,
Experience
More than 15 years of national and international experience

Dr. Bhushan M Sabnis is a Consultant with the Orthopaedics department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Bhushan Sabnis, completed his is a MD (ortho) from AFMC, Pune, securing the 1st position and was honoured with Brig K D Khare- AFMC gold medal for academic excellence. As a sponsored candidate by the British Council for further post graduate education in Orthopaedics and a recipient of many international fellowships, he trained to specialize in partial- Unicompartmental knee replacements- medial, lateral and patellofemoral, Bi-compartmental knee replacements and primary and revision knee replacements.

Dr. Sabnis is trained in Knee ligament reconstructions including ACL repairs, ACL and PCL reconstructions, Percutaneous PLC reconstruction, LCL/ MCL reconstruction and internal bracing techniques, meniscal implants and transplants and cartilage regeneration procedures and Osteotomies around the knee. He has been a part of many prestigious institutions both in India and UK and is currently also a Visiting Surgeon at the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Basingstoke, UK.

Dr. Sabnis is a faculty for Newcastle, UK, Basingstoke, UK and CeMAST, Mumbai. He is also a reviewer for BMJ cases and IJO. He has co-authored 20 publications and is working on 3 research projects. Dr. Sabnis has presented his work in numerous national and international conferences.

Dr. Ali Asgar Behranwala

Consultant

Dr. Ali Asgar Behranwala
Department
Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Ali Asgar Behranwala
Consultant
Department
Cardiac Surgery
Qualification
MBBS, MS (General Surgery), DHA, MCh (CVTS), FIACS
Experience
Rich experience of 20 years as a Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon.

Dr Ali Asgar Behranwala is a Consultant Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS and MS (General Surgery), he pursued Diploma in Hospital Administration, which was followed by MCh (CVTS) and FIACS.

Dr Behranwala has a rich experience of 20 years as a Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon. Currently, besides his association with our hospital, he is Honorary Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai; Head of Department at Saifee Hospital, Mumbai; and Co-ordinator at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai. He is also on the Advisory Council at Saifee Hospital.

In the past, Dr Behranwala has gained experience in different capacities at numerous hospitals including J.J. Hospital, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Hospital, V.N. Desai Hospital, Tata Memorial Hospital, Ruby Hall Clinic (Pune) and Poona Chest Hospital (Pune). He has also worked as Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Cardiac Surgery at Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh; as Specialist Registrar in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Royal Infirmary Hospital, Edinburgh; and as Specialist Registrar in Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool.

He has a rich experience in performing adult and paediatric cardiac surgery (CABG, Valves, Congenital, Aortic, etc.), Minimally invasive surgery (Cardiac and Thoracic), Vascular surgery (Hybrid procedures with coordination with interventional person), ECMO and LVAD insertion.

Dr Behranwala regularly participates in several workshops, training courses, symposia as well as conferences in India as well as abroad in order to keep abreast with the latest in the field of Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.

He is actively involved in many research projects and has numerous publications to his credit. He has also made several presentations at National and International conferences.

Dr Behranwala has been teaching and training medical students, house officers, nurse surgical assistants as well as surgical trainees.

He is a member of the Indian Medical Association, Medical Association of Mumbai and Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He has worked with different NGOs for the welfare of the community at large.

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Coronary artery surgery (Total arterial revascularisation)
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Paediatric cardiac surgery
  • Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery.

Dr. Aniruddh Trivedi

Consultant

Dr. Aniruddh Trivedi
Department
Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Aniruddh Trivedi
Consultant
Department
Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MBBS, MS (Gen Surgery), M.Ch (Thoracic Surgery)
Experience
Extensive experience in Cardio-Vascular-Thoracic surgery. Practicing this speciality since 1988 in various capacities.

Dr. Aniruddh Trivedi completed his compulsory Internship from MGM Medical College & M.Y. Hospital, Indore (M.P) in August 1980 following which he was a demonstrator & Resident Surgical Officer (Dept. of Surgery) at MGM Medical College & M.Y. Hospital, Indore (M.P.) till August 1983.

Dr. Aniruddh Trivedi has been a recipient of National Merit Scholarship from the Government of India. After a 2 year tenure as a Registrar (CVTS) at BYL Nair Hospital, Bombay he worked as a Senior Clinical Consultant at Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre and was appointed as Honorary Asst. Cardiovascular Surgeon in 1992 and worked as Honorary Associate Cardiovascular Surgeon from 1995 till 1999. He is presently appointed as Consultant, Cardiovascular Coronary Surgeon at Bombay Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai practicing as Consultant Cardiovascular and coronary surgeon with total Arterial Beating Heart Surgery as his main speciality.

Additional Speciality Interests :
  • Total Arterial Beating Heart Surgery (MICAS) using LIMA and RIMA.
  • Surgery for acute Infarct and its complications.
  • Surgery for diffuse triple vessel disease with severe LV dysfunction (15-25%)
  • Re-do Beating Heart Surgery (Re-do MICAS).
  • Adult Valvular Surgeries.
  • Aortic and Peripheral Vascular Surgeries.

Dr. Trivedi has participated in research project “Follow up of Edwards Duramedics Valve” with Dr. G S Kobinia, Chief Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Klagenfurt, Austria.

Dr. Bipeenchandra Y. Bhamre

Consultant

Dr. Bipeenchandra Y. Bhamre
Department
Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Bipeenchandra Y. Bhamre
Consultant
Department
Cardiac Surgery
Qualification
MBBS; MS; M.Ch. Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery; MD (USA)
Fellowship
Cardiovascular Surgery, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas, USA; Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery, Stuttgart, Germany
Experience
11 years of rich national & international experience in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Bipeenchandra Y. Bhamre is a Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

His qualifications include MBBS, MS, M.Ch. Cardiothoracic Surgery, MD (USA). He has been trained under one of the foremost heart surgeon – Dr. Denton Cooley at Texas Heart Institute, Houston, Texas, USA. He has also completed Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery from Stuttgart, Germany and Fellowship from UCSD, California, USA.

Using the minimally invasive technique, he can perform cardiac operations thorough small incisions with rapid recovery and short hospital stay. He is experienced in treating complex Aortic Aneurysms with Hybrid procedures through small incisions.

Dr. Bhamre’s professional achievements include the prestigious Ungethum Asculap Stiftung Scholarship, Tutilengen, by Dr. Med M. Ungethum, Germany. In India, he has been awarded with Acharya Shushrut Sadbhavna Award for medical services in 2009. He has also been awarded Gold medal in Surgery in 2005 for standing 1st in University of Pune. His skills of coronary anastomosis during CABG was one of the Best Anastomosis on Beating Heart Bypass Model by EBM Corporation at Houston, Texas, USA.

Dr. Bhamre has also appeared in the reputed Texas Medical Centre News on Annual Summit for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Techniques in March 2013.

Additional Speciality Interests:

  • Off-pump total arterial CABG
  • Heart valve surgery (Repair/Replacement)
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support (ECMO, LVAD)
  • Heart Failure Surgery – LV Aneurysm Repair
  • Complex Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Heart surgery
  • Robot-assisted Heart Surgery
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Pulmonary Thrombo-Embolectomy.

Dr. Nilesh Walke

Consultant

Dr. Nilesh Walke
Department
Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Nilesh Walke
Consultant
Department
Cardiac Surgery
Qualification
MBBS, MS, MCh. (Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery)
Experience
Over 5 years of experience in Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery

Dr. Nilesh Sukhdeorao Walke is an Associate Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Nilesh S Walke, holds a MCh Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgery (CVTS) from Seth G.S.M.C. & KEM Hospital. He specializes in minimally invasive adult cardiac, valvular and aortic Surgeries. He has conducted over 200 open heart surgeries and close to 100 closed heart surgeries.

Dr. Walke has published his work both as conference papers and research articles. He has attended many conferences and live workshops to further his knowledge in the field of cardiothoracic surgery.

Dr. Kamlesh Jain

Consultant

Dr. Kamlesh Jain
Department
Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Kamlesh Jain
Consultant
Department
Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MBBS, MS, M.Ch.
Experience
9 Years of rich experience

Areas of Special interest

  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery - started a program at KEM hospital MIDCAB (minimally invasive direct coronary artery bypass) Right thoracotomy for Mitral valve replacement, ASD, SVASD, VSD, AVR Upper ministernotomy for aortic valve replacement
  • Coronary artery disease- Total arterial revascularization (LIMA RIMA Y) on beating heart Minimally invasive OPCAB (MIDCAB)
    • Operated almost 2500 on pump cases.
    • Experience of 1000 off pump CABG
    • Routinely operating congenital cardiac cases at KEM hospital including complex congenital like TOF, single ventricle physiology.
    • Lung surgeries like decortication, lobectomy, pneumonectomy with VATS
    • Vast experience of vascular cases

 

Prior to joining Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital recently as Consultant, Cardio Vascular – Thoracic Surgeon, Dr.Jain was working as a Professor (additional) at the P.K.Sen department of CVTS in KEM Hospital and G S Medical College, Mumbai, India since March 2011 and prior to that he worked as Asst Prof. in department of CVTS at Nair Hospital, Mumbai.

His special area of interest lie in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery and Coronary Artery Disease. He has vast experience of having operated almost 2,500 on pump cases and 1,000 off pump CABGs. He routinely operated congenital cardiac cases at KEM hospital including complex congenital cases like TOF, Single Ventricle Physiology, lung surgeries like decortication, lobectomy, Pneumonectomy with VATS and has vast experience in vascular cases.

He has been involved in research, has published papers and presented in National conferences including chairing of sessions.

Dr. Sandeep Honnekeri

Consultant

Dr. Sandeep Honnekeri
Department
Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Sandeep Honnekeri
Consultant
Department
Cardiac Surgery
Qualification
MBBS, MS (Gen. Surgery), M.Ch, DNB (Card. Surgery)
Experience
30 years of vast experience

Dr Sandeep Honnekeri is a Consultant Cardio-Vascular and Thoracic Surgeon at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS and MS (General Surgery), Dr. Honnekeri pursued his MCh (CVTS) which was followed by DNB in Cardiac Surgery. He has also acquired training as a Registrar at the University Hospital – Cliniques Universitaires, Saint Luc (U.C.L.), Brussels, Belgium; Alfred Hospital, Melbourne and Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne, Australia.

Dr Honnekeri has a rich experience of several years as a Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon. Currently, besides his association with our hospital, he is in private practice in Mumbai for over 20 years and has performed more than 4500 surgeries during this period. He has demonstrated beating heart bypass surgery using arterial grafts with LIMA – RIMA – Y in Wroclaw, Poland in 2000 and in Nagoya, Japan in 2004. He has also been in teaching positions at KEM and Cooper hospitals in Mumbai.

His technical expertise lies in Minimal Invasive Coronary Bypass surgery using LIMA – RIMA – Y grafts through a minimal invasive technique which requires a small incision - resulting in a bloodless surgery with quick post-op recovery and early discharge. His other areas of interest are redo – coronary surgery, mitral valve repair and reconstruction, aortic root surgeries and aortic valve repair, aortic dissection and Cardiac transplantation. He has performed the first awake by-pass surgery in western India in 2005 and has performed a few awake mitral valve replacements as well.

He has submitted several dissertations and presentations in reputed medical journal publications and has been invited as a guest speaker at the World Cardiac Congress.

Dr. Shamsunder R. Handa

Consultant

Dr. Shamsunder R. Handa
Department
Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Shamsunder R. Handa
Consultant
Department
Cardiac Surgery
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Cardiology), DNB (Cardiology)
Fellowship
Cardiology from Bombay Hospital & Institute of Medical Science, Mumbai. F.A.I.M.S.
Experience
Rich experience of over 30 years in the field of Cardiology

Dr. S.R. Handa is a consultant in the department of Cardiology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Handa completed his MD (Gen. Medicine) and, thereafter, successfully pursued his Fellowship in Cardiology from Bombay Hospital, Mumbai and also acquired a DNB in Cardiology. He has also participated in an advanced training program in Coronary Angioplasty at Hospital Charles Nicolle, Rouen, Paris, France. He is attached with several reputed hospitals of Mumbai and is Honorary Consultant in Cardiology with Western Railway.

He has special interest in Interventional Cardiology – Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA), Balloon Valvuloplasties and others. He has performed more than 5000 Echocardiographs and Colour Dopplers, more than 15000 left and right heart catheterizations, more than 10000 Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasties and Balloon Valvuloplasties and more than 20000 Coronary Angiographies.

Dr. Handa has been a teacher for undergraduate medical students and nurses as well as for DNB (Card.) students doing super-specialization in Cardiology.

Dr. Handa is the author of several research papers and publications in the field of interventional cardiology and has held multiple live demonstrations of Angioplasties both in India and abroad. He regularly attends seminars and conferences in India and internationally in his field of expertise and specialization.

Dr. Shripal Doshi

Consultant

Dr. Shripal Doshi
Department
Cardiac Surgery
Dr. Shripal Doshi
Consultant
Department
Cardiac Surgery
Qualification
MBBS, MS, MCH
Fellowship
Cardiac Surgery, St. Thomas Hospital, London; Cardiac Surgery, Krankanhaus – Klagenfurt, Austria.
Experience
35 years of rich experience in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery.

Dr Shripal Doshi is a Consultant Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeon at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After MBBS, he completed MS and MCH. He stood first in Medicine at TNMC, Bombay University (1977). He has experience as a Registrar in Cardiac Surgery at St. Thomas Hospital, London and at Krankenhaus – Klagenfurt, Austria.

Dr Doshi has a vast experience spanning 35 years during which he served in the capacity of a Visiting Cardiac Surgeon at various reputed institutions including the Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA as well as Broussais University Hospital, Paris, France.

Dr Doshi adopts a practical approach towards his speciality, taking into consideration the socioeconomic status of the patient and his mindset towards illness.

Additional Speciality Interests: All-round interest in cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.

Dr. Sudhanshu Bhattacharyya

Consultant

Dr. Sudhanshu Bhattacharyya
Department
Cardiac Sciences
Dr. Sudhanshu Bhattacharyya
Consultant
Department
Cardiac Sciences
Qualification
MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Thoracic Surgery)
Experience
Vast experience in the field of cardiac surgery

Dr. Bhattacharya served as a full time Professor of Cardio thoracic surgery at Sheth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital and evinced keen interest in teaching for over 10 years before entering into the practice world in 1983. He specialized and attained M.Ch. (Cardio-Thoracic Surgery) under renowned Cardiac Surgeon and world pioneer Dr. Dudley Johnson.

He joined Jaslok Hospital and then Breach Candy Hospital and then gradually was invited to join most of the major hospitals in Mumbai.

Apart from being an accomplished Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Bhattacharya has invented, designed and patented a few surgical instruments, the most important ones being Atrial Retractor for Mitral Valve Replacement and Internal Mammary Artery Retractor for taking down bilateral Internal Mammary Arteries.

Dr. Bhattacharyya has received many accolades and numerous awards in his illustrious career and has been recognized globally for his contribution and work in cardiac surgery. He has also presented papers in many National and International conferences and has authored many articles in National & International journals.

Dr. Maheboob Mahamud Basade

Consultant

Dr. Maheboob Mahamud Basade
Department
Medical Oncology
Dr. Maheboob Mahamud Basade
Consultant
Department
Medical Oncology
Qualification
MBBS, MD
Fellowship
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA; The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Centre, New York, USA; The Royal Marsden NHS Trust Hospital, Sutton, UK
Experience
Rich experience of 22 years in the field of Medical Oncology.

Dr Maheboob Mahamud Basade is a Consultant with the Medical Oncology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After his MBBS, Dr Basade completed MD in 1992. After this, he served as Junior and Senior Resident in the Department of Medical and Paediatric Oncology as well as in Bone Marrow Transplantation Unit. Dr Basade was then awarded with International Scientist’s Visiting Fellowship in Haematology / Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, USA followed by Fellowship at The New York Hospital – Cornell Medical Centre, New York, USA. After this, he was a visiting Fellow at The Royal Marsden NHS Trust Hospital, Sutton, UK – Europe’s largest bone marrow transplantation centre. He was selected among 3 in the world for Young Medical Oncologist Fellowship offered by European Society of Medical Oncology to Institute Gustavo Rousse, Villejuif, Paris, France.

Presently, besides his association with our hospital, Dr Basade is a Hon. Consultant Medical Oncologist at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre and Saifee Hospital, Mumbai. His areas of interest include chemotherapy and immunotherapy in haematological and non-haematological malignancies. He has performed autologous, allogeneic bone marrow / stem cell transplantation for various malignant / non-malignant disorders. He has also performed transplants on patients from countries like Oman, UAE and Bangladesh apart from Indian patients. Dr Basade has established the unit of stem cell transplantation at Jaslok Hospital.

In the past, Dr Basade has worked as the Head of Department of Medical and Paediatric Oncology for Tata Memorial Centre Rural Cancer Project and Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Hospital, Barshi. He also established the bone marrow transplantation and peripheral stem cell transplantation unit there. Apart from clinical work, Dr Basade has been associated with many research projects dealing with clinical trials of new drugs, phase II / III clinical studies in cancer research as Principal Investigator. Presently, he is pursuing Ph.D. in Pharmacogenomics in ovarian cancer.

Dr Basade is a recognized teacher for DNB Medical Oncology. He represents India / Pakistan / Bangladesh region on board of European Society of Medical Oncology since 2009. He is an executive body member of Indian Society of Medical and Paediatric Oncology. Dr Basade is also a Member of American Society of Clinical Oncology and Life member of Paediatric Haematology – Oncology Chapter of Indian Association of Paediatricians.

He has numerous publications to his credit.

Dr. Mohan Menon

Consultant

Dr. Mohan Menon
Department
Medical Oncology
Dr. Mohan Menon
Consultant
Department
Medical Oncology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Gen. Medicine), American Board Certified in Medical Oncology, Hospice and Palliative care and Internal Medicine, MBA
Fellowship
Medical Oncology, Roswell park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York. He also has completed a Masters in Business Administration in Health Care from Alvernia University, Pennsylvania.
Experience
17 years of experience practicing as a medical oncologist in USA.

Dr Mohan Menon recently joined the Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre as a medical oncologist.

Prior to the same, he was a medical oncologist in private practice in the Greater Hartford area in Connecticut for a period of 17 years. From 2010 to 2017 his peers voted him as one of the top 5% of doctors in the US every year as per Bestdoctors.com

He practised at Starling Physicians- the largest private practice group in the state of Connecticut with over 200 physicians. He was a founding member of the Board of Directors of this group.

He is also a Clinical Asst. Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine at Farmington Connecticut and taught postdoctoral fellows, medical residents and students.

He is an attending physician at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Connecticut- one of the largest hospitals in the New England area of United States. Hartford Hospital is the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance.

He was a Member of the Board of directors of the Hartford County Medical Association from 2008 to 2013. He is a member of several professional societies including American Society of Clinical Oncology and Connecticut Oncology Association.

Dr. Menon was one of the first physicians in the United States to be dually American Board certified in Medical Oncology as well as in Hospice and Palliative Care.

He completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Oncology for 3 years at the renowned Roswell Park Cancer Institute- a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Centre and a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. (NCCN).

He also has completed a Masters in Business Administration in Health Care from Alvernia University, Pennsylvania.

Additional areas of Interest:

  • Global Oncology.
  • Cancer Symptom Control.
  • Head and Neck Cancer.
  • Lung Cancer.

Dr. Pritam Kataria

Deputy Consultant

Dr. Pritam Kataria
Department
Medical Oncology
Dr. Pritam Kataria
Deputy Consultant
Department
Medical Oncology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DM (Medical Oncology and Haematology)
Experience
More than 5 years of rich clinical experience

Dr. Pritam Kataria is a Deputy Consultant with the Medical Oncology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing her MBBS from Seth GS Medical College, KEM Hospital, Mumbai, (2009), Dr. Pritam Kataria perused her MD (General Medicine) from Government Medical College & Hospital, Nagpur, 2013 and DM (Medical Oncology and Haematology), Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute, Ahmedabad, 2017.

Dr. Kataria has been a part of Tata memorial Hospital and has co-authored 11 research articles and two conference presentations.

Dr. Shweta Bansal

Consultant

Dr. Shweta Bansal
Department
Paediatrics
Dr. Shweta Bansal
Consultant
Department
Paediatrics
Qualification
MBBS, DNB Paediatrics
Fellowship
Clinical Research in Paediatric Oncology, TMH, Mumbai; IOP Fellowship, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, USA; BMT Fellowship, NUH, Singapore
Experience
10 years of experience in field of Paediatric Oncology at reputed national and international hospitals

Dr. Shweta Bansal is a Consultant Paediatric Haemato-Oncologist at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After her DNB in Paediatrics, she has completed a Clinical Research Fellowship in Paediatric Oncology (TMH, Mumbai), the IOP Fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Hospital, USA and the BMT Fellowship (NUH, Singapore).

In addition, she has been awarded the best paper award at St. Jude Viva conference, Singapore 2010 for eliminating cranial radiation from Childhood Leukaemia protocol and showing excellent results by treating with chemotherapy alone.

She has also received the prestigious Fellowship award at SIOP Berlin 2008 to present an oral paper on the role of metronomic therapy in Acute Promyelocytic Leukaemia. (A low cost protocol for treating a dreaded leukaemia.)

Her other achievements include an award for best poster presentation at Leukaemia Conference for “Incorporation of high dose cytarabine improves the outcome of children and young adults with non T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia” at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; as well as an award for abstract “Clinical presentation & outcome of children with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treated with a uniform short duration intensive protocol in India” at 39th SIOP Meeting.

She was felicitated by Society of Oncology, Patna in 2010 for work in the field of Paediatric Oncology and is an executive Member of Bone Marrow Registry of India. She is the Editor-in-Chief for South Asian Journal of Cancer - the official journal of SAARC federation of Oncology.

Dr. Pankaj Parekh

Consultant

Dr. Pankaj Parekh
Department
Paediatrics
Dr. Pankaj Parekh
Consultant
Department
Paediatrics
Qualification
MD (Paediatrics), Diploma in Child Health (DCH)
Experience
37 years of vast experience in treating paediatric cases.

Dr. Pankaj Parekh a Consultant with the Paediatrics department of Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

He completed MD (Paediatrics) from Topiwala National Medical College and Nair hospital and thereafter pursued Diploma in Child Health (DCH).

Dr. Parekh is a leading Paediatrics consultant of South Mumbai. He has been in private practice in 1978. Earlier, he worked at Kasturba hospital in infectious diseases department as Asst. Honorary and at Nair hospital as Asst. Professor of Paediatrics. Later, he served in the capacity of Head of Department of Paediatrics at Kasturba hospital and as Professor of Paediatrics at TNMC and Nair hospital from 1991 to 2001. He joined Sir H. N. Hospital and Research Centre in 1987 as Honorary Paediatrician. He is also associated with Saifee Hospital and Bhatia General Hospital as Honorary Paediatrician. Dr Parekh was also Paediatrician to the household of his Excellency, Governor of Maharashtra (1980).

Dr. Parekh has published many papers in reputed journals. He has written a chapter on Measles in the Text Book of Medicine (2008) as well as on Paediatric Tuberculosis in a book on Thoracic Surgery published from UK.

Amongst various achievements, he has been the recipient of Mrs. Indumati Zaveri’s Prize (Gold Medal) for standing first in DCH Examination. Over 37 years, he has been extensively involved in research and has written papers on various Paediatrics sub-specialties.

Additional Speciality Interests:

  • General Paediatrics
  • Paediatric Infections
  • Vaccinations and Immunization.

Dr. Kiran P. Sathe

Consultant

Dr. Kiran P. Sathe
Department
Paediatrics
Dr. Kiran P. Sathe
Consultant
Department
Paediatrics
Qualification
MBBS, DCH, DNB (Paediatrics)
Fellowship
Fellowship in Paediatrics:

  • Clinical Research Fellowship in Paediatrics from Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai

Fellowships in Paediatric Nephrology:(Indian Society of Paediatric Nephrology; International Paediatric Nephrology Association)

Clinical Fellowship

  • Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai
  • National University Hospital, Singapore

Visiting Fellowship

  • St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore
  • University Hospital, Heidelberg; Germany
  • Children’s Medical Centre, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre; Dallas, Texas, USA
Experience
9 years’ experience from reputed national & international medical centres

Dr. Kiran P. Sathe is a Consultant for Paediatric Nephrology and General Paediatrics at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr Sathe has completed his MBBS, DCH and DNB (Paediatrics). He has a 'Clinical Research Fellowship' in Paediatrics from Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai. He further trained in Paediatric Nephrology from reputed national and international Institutes namely Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai and National University Hospital, Singapore. He also did visiting fellowship in Paediatric Nephrology from St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore; Heidelberg University Hospital, Germany and Children’s Medical Centre; University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre; Dallas, Texas, USA. He has fellowships in Paediatric Nephrology from Indian Society of Paediatric Nephrology (ISPN) as well as International Paediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA).

He worked with some of the most respected and experienced doctors in his field. He earlier worked as a Paediatrician & Paediatric Nephrologist at Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital, Pune.

Dr. Sathe is a recipient of several awards in his field of expertise. He has won the ‘Best Clinical Research Fellow’ award by Amar Gandhi Foundation and Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai. He has won the Best Oral paper award twice at Indian Society of Organ Transplantation and Pharmacon respectively. He was awarded the J.R.D Tata and Ratan Tata scholarship for undergraduate medical training and J. N. Tata Endowment Scholarship for International Medical Education. He was a merit holder with first rank in college and numerous distinctions during MBBS university examinations.

He has presented his work in Paediatric Nephrology at International Paediatric Nephrology conference at Shanghai, China. He has been invited as Speaker to talk on topics pertaining to general paediatrics and kidney problems in children on multiple occasions. He is a part of “Kidney Foundation for Children” a not- for- profit organisation formed by a small group of Paediatric nephrologists to improve care of children with kidney diseases.

He has multiple publications in indexed national and international journals and has taken an active interest in academic teaching. He is a paediatric faculty for online post graduate coaching series “Dr. Mentors”. He has also worked as a “Study Co-ordinator” for Cystic Fibrosis Initiative under auspices of Indian Academy of Paediatrics and Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre.

Additional Speciality Interests:

  • General Paediatric Nephrology
  • Critical Care Nephrology including management of renal issues in cardiac surgical patients
  • Paediatric Acute and Chronic Renal Failure
  • Paediatric Dialysis (Hemodialysis, Peritoneal dialysis, Plasmapheresis)

Dr. Mahesh Balsekar

Consultant

Dr. Mahesh Balsekar
Department
Paediatrics
Dr. Mahesh Balsekar
Consultant
Department
Paediatrics
Qualification
MD, DCH
Experience
Rich experience of 30 years as a Consultant Paediatrician.

Dr Mahesh Balsekar is a Consultant at the Paediatrics department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr Balsekar trained at Wadia Children's Hospital and Seth G. S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital. He was a rank holder in the DCH and the MD examinations.

Dr Balsekar has been in practice since 1985, and has been associated with leading hospitals in Mumbai.

His area of interest includes neonatology. He has spoken at several national and international conferences and has numerous publications to his credit. He has a special interest in Social Medicine and is the founder of a charitable trust 'Healing Touch' and is also on the advisory board of 'St. Judes' and 'Project NEEDS'.

Dr. Rahul Verma

Consultant

Dr. Rahul Verma
Department
Neonatology & General Paediatrics
Dr. Rahul Verma
Consultant
Department
Neonatology & General Paediatrics
Qualification
MBBS, MD, DCH, MRCP (UK)
Experience
25 years of vast experience in the field of Paediatrics & Neonatology

Dr. Rahul Verma is Consultant & Head, Neonatology department and Consultant with the Paediatrics department of Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

He completed his MBBS from the University of Mumbai and then acquired a Diploma in Child Health (DCH) from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai. Thereafter, he successfully pursued his MD (Paediatrics) from Mumbai University. He further went to complete his MRCP (Paediatrics) from the Royal College of Physicians in UK.

Dr. Verma is a leading Paediatrician and Neonatologist in Mumbai. He has been Consultant and Head Dept. of Neonatology and Consultant in Pediatrics at Bombay Hospital for several years. Prior to this he has been Head of Neonatology with Wockhardt and Seven Hills Hospitals in Mumbai.

Dr. Rahul Verma has several dissertations and publications to his credit, both in national and international forums. He has also been teacher and guide for DCH (College of Physicians and Surgeons) as well as for DNB (National Board of Examinations) at Holy Spirit Hospital.

He is a Life member of the National Neonatology Forum of India, Life member of Mumbai Branch of Indian academy of Pediatrics, Visiting Scholar - Babies and Children’s Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Group of Hospitals, New York, USA, Visiting Fellow - Regional Neonatal Referral Unit, Kings College Hospital, London, UK, Joint Secretary and Treasurer of Maharashtra Chapter NNF, Joint Secretary of NNF Mumbai - currently Executive Committee Member, Secretary NNF Mumbai, Secretary - Neonatology Forum Mumbai and Vice President Neonatology Forum, Mumbai.

Dr. Rajan J. Unadkat

Consultant

Dr. Rajan J. Unadkat
Department
Paediatrics
Dr. Rajan J. Unadkat
Consultant
Department
Paediatrics
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Paediatrics), DCH
Experience
Over 32 years of paediatric experience

Dr. Rajan Unadkat is a Consultant in the Department of Paediatrics at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Rajan Unadkat who has been practising paediatrics and neonatology for over three decades. Offering an exemplary care and medical help to infants, children and adolescents, this renowned medical practitioner has earned a wide recognition over the years.

Providing a distinguished service since 1993, this acclaimed medical specialist has turned out to be the first choice for paediatric care for the residents in the neighbourhood.

Dr Rajan Unadkat was a fellow in the Department of Haemoglobinopathy at B.J. Wadia Hospital for Children.

He has published several papers in distinguished paediatric journals both as a primary as well as a joint author.

Dr. Vinit Samdani

Paediatrics

Dr. Vinit Samdani
Department
Paediatrics
Dr. Vinit Samdani
Paediatrics
Department
Paediatrics
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Paediatrics)
Fellowship
Cardiac Critical Care, KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore
Experience
11 years of experience in the field of Paediatrics

Dr. Vinit Samdani is a Consultant in the Department of Paediatrics at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS, Dr. Samdani successfully pursued MD (Paediatrics) at Sir JJ group of hospitals and Grant Medical College, Mumbai. Then, he pursued fellowship in Cardiac Critical Care at KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore.

Dr. Samdani has an experience of 11 years in the field of Paediatrics. Prior to his association with our hospital, he worked as a Consultant Paediatrician at various leading hospitals in Mumbai.

Dr. Samdani has also a vast teaching experience as an Honorary Assistant Professor at Sir JJ group of hospitals and Grant Medical College, Mumbai. He is a recognised teacher for MD (Paediatrics) and DNB (Paediatrics) residency programs. He is also a recognised university examiner for Paediatrics exam.

Dr. Samdani has presented several research papers at national and international conferences and has published several peer-reviewed papers in various journals. He has also been invited as a guest speaker to many national and international meetings. He also participated in Nutrition program at Boston University School of Medicine.

Additional Speciality Interests:

  • Neonatology
  • Burns in Paediatrics
  • Post-operative cardiac and neurosurgical conditions

Dr. Prashant B. Joshi

Consultant

Dr. Prashant B. Joshi
Department
Paediatric Surgery
Dr. Prashant B. Joshi
Consultant
Department
Paediatric Surgery
Qualification
MBBS, MS (General Surgery) (Gold Medalist), MCh (Paediatric Surgery), FMAPS
Fellowship
Minimal Access Paediatric Surgery, Paediatric Urology & Robotic Surgery, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, USA; Reconstructive Paediatric Urology & DSD, C.S. Mott Children Hospital, USA
Experience
8 years of national & international experience in Paediatric Surgery

Dr. Prashant B. Joshi is a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the Paediatric Surgery department of Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

He is a gold medalist in General Surgery and a MCh in Paediatric surgery. He has also completed his FMAPS. Dr. Joshi has both national and international experience in some of the best hospitals. He is a Member of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons (IAPS) and a Member of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons of India (PESI). He has a fellowship in Minimal Access Paediatric Surgery, Paediatric Urology & Robotic Surgery, from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as Reconstructive Paediatric Urology & DSD from C.S Mott Children Hospital both in USA.

He was also a visiting professor at 2 prominent universities namely University of Michigan and University of Pennsylvania in USA. He was an Assistant Professor - Paediatric Surgery, K. E. M Hospital & Seth G. S. Medical College, Mumbai and a Specialist Paediatric Surgeon at Al Wasl Hospital in UAE.

Dr. Joshi has won 14 national and international awards. Some of the prominent ones are B. BRAUN Scholarship for the Best surgeon (Germany), the International Good Standing Certification Paediatric Surgery from Dubai Health Authority, Shri Ratan Tata Medical Scholarship and Association of Physicians of India (API) for standing first in medicine. He has 21 international and 11 national Publications to his credit as well as many presentations in important seminars and meets both in India and overseas.

Areas of Speciality
  • Minimal Access Thoracic & Abdominal Paediatric Surgery
  • Reconstructive Paediatric Urology & Robotic Surgery
  • Neonatal Surgery & Antenatal Counselling Specialist
  • Paediatric Neurosurgery & General Paediatric Surgery.

Dr. Rajeev Redkar

Consultant

Dr. Rajeev Redkar
Department
Paediatrics
Dr. Rajeev Redkar
Consultant
Department
Paediatrics
Qualification
MBBS, M.S. (General Surgery), M.Ch. (Paediatric Surgery), DNB (General Surgery), FRCS, FCPS (Gold Medallist)
Fellowship
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edin.) 1996, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Glas.) 1996 and Fellow of the College of Physicians & Surgeons, 1993
Experience
Over three decades of Global training and experience in the field of Paediatric Surgery

Dr. Rajeev Redkar is a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the Paediatric Surgery department of Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Redkar was a meritorious undergraduate with distinction in 7 subjects including Anatomy, Biochemistry and General Surgery and was honoured with an All Round medical student award, the Bahadurji Surgical scholarship for highest marks in General Surgery during his MBBS. Following which, he pursued M.Ch, MS. (Paediatric Surgery) from Bombay University as a recipient of the Post Graduate Merit Scholarship Award, DNB (General Surgery) and FRCS. He is was also awarded the Dr L R Patel Medal for standing first amongst all the candidates at the Examination of the College of Physicians & Surgeons (FCPS) of Bombay in March 1993.

During a global career spanning over three decades, Dr. Redkar has held various positions such as registrar general surgery, Chief resident-Paediatric Surgery and has been a part of renowned institutions such as the KEM Hospital, Mumbai, the Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, London and King’s College Hospital, London. He is a consultant to many reputed hospitals in the city and was a Locum Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, London (1998-2005). He has also held the position of Clinical Lecturer in Paediatric Hepato-biliary Surgery at the King’s College Hospital and University of London.

Dr. Redkar is a member of many global bodies for Surgeons such as Asian Association of Paediatric Surgeons, Association of Surgeons of India, Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons, British Association of Paediatric Surgeons, Patron of the Indian Education Society and FRCS.

He has published over 40 articles and presented his work in national and international conferences.

Dr. Rasik S. Shah

Consultant

Dr. Rasik S. Shah
Department
Paediatric Surgery
Dr. Rasik S. Shah
Consultant
Department
Paediatric Surgery
Qualification
MBBS, MS (General Surgery), MCh (Paediatric Surgery), MD (USA)
Fellowship
Paediatric Surgery, University of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Experience
25 years of vast experience in the field of paediatric surgery.

Dr. Rasik S. Shah is a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the Paediatric Surgery department of Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After his MBBS, he obtained his training as a general surgeon from the department of surgery, Grant Medical College and Sir J J group of Hospitals. Thereafter, he joined the Paediatric Surgery M. Ch. training course in 1989 at the Department of Paediatric Surgery, Sir J J Group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College. He was awarded the prestigious “Dr. (Ms) Banoo Khambatta Memorial Award” for securing highest average points in M. Ch. examination held by University of Mumbai in 1991. He continued as a Lecturer in the same department till August 1995.

Dr Shah successfully completed USMLE and joined as a Clinical Fellow in the department of Paediatric Surgery at University of Tennessee in November 1995. During fellowship, he had an opportunity to obtain training from Dr. Thom Lobe, the world-renowned laparoscopic paediatric surgeon at LeBonheur Children’s Medical Centre, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. In addition, he also got an opportunity to obtain training in the field of solid tumours from world pioneer in the field of paediatric oncosurgery from Dr. Bhaskar Rao at St Jude Cancer Hospital for Children in Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

He returned to India in 1998 and since then practices in Mumbai, India. He is one of the first paediatric surgeons, instrumental in starting basic and advanced laparoscopic paediatric surgery in India in 1998. He has the credit of performing the first laparoscopic surgery in children for many paediatric surgical conditions. He has successfully trained many paediatric surgeons in the art of minimally invasive surgery.

Dr Shah has been invited for demonstrations in many live operative national and international workshops and to deliver guest lectures totalling more than 85. He and his associates have read more than 102 papers and presented 29 videos in scientific national and international conferences. He has authored 45 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has also authored 4 book chapters. He is the editor of Journal of Minimal Access Surgery since 2005. He is the editor of the first edition of book “Paediatric Endosurgery” published by the Paediatric Surgery Department of the B. Y. L. Nair hospital, Mumbai, 2001.

Dr Shah has organised many hands-on teaching programs to teach art of laparoscopic and thoracoscopic paediatric surgery. He has been ex-faculty for training courses organised at “Methodist Institute of Education and Research”, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, and Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education, Mumbai, India. At present, he is the convener of Minimal Access Paediatric Surgery Teaching program at CEMAST, Mumbai. He has at present 34 educative videos in his (Rasik Shah) YouTube channel.

Dr Shah is a member (since 1990) and served as the honorary secretary-cum-treasurer (2009-11), vice president (2013) and president (2014) of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeon. He is the founder member of Maharashtra Chapter of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeon. Dr. Rasik Shah is the founder member (since 2005) and served as the honorary secretary (2007-09), Vice Chairman (2009-11) and Chairman (2011-13) of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons-India section of Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeon.

In addition, he has been associated with administration of many social organisations including Lions Club of Churchgate, Jain Doctors’ Federation (Mumbai) and Shree Vagad Graduates Association. In these organisations he has served at various levels including the post of president. He is president of “Om Shanti Churchgate Lions JDF Mumbai Medical Centre Trust” located at Chinchpokli, Mumbai.

He has participated in more than 15 paediatric surgical camps at Bhachau & Bidda, Kutch, Gujarat and Shirdi, Maharashtra.

Dr. Ravindra Ramadwar

Consultant

Dr. Ravindra Ramadwar
Department
Paediatric
Dr. Ravindra Ramadwar
Consultant
Department
Paediatric
Qualification
MBBS, MS (Surgery), DNB (Surgery), M.Ch. (Paed. Surg.), DNB (Paed. Surg.) Intercollegiate Board (FRCS) Paediatric Surgery (UK)
Experience
Over 28 years of rich experience within India and overseas.

Dr. Ravindra Ramadwar is a Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at the Paediatric Surgery department of Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS and MS, Dr. Ramadwar completed his DNB in General Surgery. Subsequently, he successfully pursued his M.Ch. & DNB in Paediatric Surgery and went to finish his FRCS in Paediatric Surgery in UK. Apart from our hospital, he is also attached to many prominent hospitals in Mumbai.

His areas of special interest lie in Laparoscopic surgery, Hypospadias, Neonatal Surgery, Paediatric Urology and Oncosurgery.

Dr. Ramadwar is the first in India to perform many procedures like retroperitoneoscopic pyeloplasty in infants, total laparoscopic management of choledochal cyst, laparoscopic cortical sparing adrenalectomy, thoracoscopic lobectomy in neonates, laparoscopic oesophageal replacement, SILS laparoscopic fundoplication and SILS liver cyst excision etc.

He has performed a number of clinical studies and audits in India as well as in UK. These have been presented in National and International meetings and a number of them have been published in reputed journals.

Dr. Ramadwar is a member of the following professional societies:-

  • Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons (IAPS)
  • Maharashtra Chapter of IAPS
  • Association of Medical Consultants
  • Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons of India
  • Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons
  • International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG)
  • Paediatric Urology Chapter of IAPS

He has been Past Chairman Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons of India, Past Secretary Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons of India, Ex-Executive member, Indian Association of Paediatric Surgeons and Paediatric Urology Chapter IAPS and Committee member of IPEG membership committee.

Ms. Priyanka Gera Puri

Consultant

Ms. Priyanka Gera Puri
Department
Child Psychology
Ms. Priyanka Gera Puri
Consultant
Department
Child Psychology
Qualification
Ph.D. [Child Psychology]
Experience
Professional experience of over 10 years

Dr. Priyanka Puri is a Consultant in the Paediatrics Department with sub-specialty in Child Psychology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Priyanka has done her Ph.D. in Psychology (Specialization in Child Psychology) from University of Delhi. She has specialized in designing intervention programs for children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder/Attention Deficit Disorder.

Dr. Priyanka Puri is well qualified for Assessment & Interpretation, Psychometric testing, Direct intervention, Consultation & training, Program development, Instructional support, Relationship skills, Learning style assessment, Behaviour modification and positive atmosphere promotion.

She has experience of over 10 years in the field of Paediatric Psychology and has worked in the capacity of Counsellor in various schools and institutes in Delhi.

She has participated in and conducted several workshops and seminars and has been Editor for “Expressions India” for publishing a book and CD on exam stress. She has also been associate author for a paper on “Mental Health in Schools” in the Journal of Paediatrics.

Dr. Smita Koppikar

Consultant

Dr. Smita Koppikar
Department
Paediatric Endocrinology
Dr. Smita Koppikar
Consultant
Department
Paediatric Endocrinology
Qualification
MBBS, DNB (Paediatrics), MRCPH (UK), CCT (UK, Paed. Endocrinology)
Experience
Over 20 years of rich experience

Dr. Smita Koppikar is a Consultant at the Paediatrics department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre with privileges in Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetology.

After completing his MBBS she successfully pursued her DNB in Paediatrics and then went on to complete her MRCPCG and CCT (UK) in Paediatric Endocrinology. She had earlier been attached with Sion Hospital and other Children’s hospital in Mumbai. She was also Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes in University Hospital, Limerick, Ireland and Consultant, Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetology in NHS-UK. She also trained as a Registrar at St. George’s Hospital in UK.

She has extensive research and audit experience in her area of expertise, including in Patient satisfaction survey of newly diagnosed diabetics.

Dr. Koppikar has several publications and paper presentations to her credit as well as book chapters and reviews. She has delivered several talks and lectures in Paediatric Endocrinology. She also has extensive teaching experience and has been an examiner for medical student examinations.

Dr. Mahek Uttamchandani (OT)

Consultant

Dr. Mahek Uttamchandani (OT)
Department
Paediatrics
Dr. Mahek Uttamchandani (OT)
Consultant
Department
Paediatrics
Qualification
B.O.Th
Experience
More than a decade of national and international experience

Dr. Mahek Uttamchandani is a Consultant Occupational Therapist at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Mahek Uttamchandani is a University 1st rank and gold medal holder from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (K.E.M.H and Seth G. S. Medical College). She has post graduate training in specialized treatment of children with Cerebral Palsy and allied neurological conditions from Bobath, UK, Sensory Integration Certificate Program from University of Southern California/ Western psychological Services, USA, and Advanced certificate training in treatment of small babies (0-2 years) with NDTA, USA. She is a certified Brain Gym Instructor from Brain Gym International, Ventura, California, USA and Certified provider of Therapeutic Listening Program, Acquired Reliability in The General Movement Assessment (Prechtl) from the GM trust, Austria, and is currently undergoing training in family and neurodevelopmental Education – FINE from London, UK.

Dr. Uttamchandani has a rich experience of many years in providing paediatric occupational therapy services for children with Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Early Intervention and Screening for high Risk Neonates, Allied neurological conditions like Downs’ syndrome, ADD, ADHD, PDD, Autism Spectrum disorder, Sensory processing disorder, Muscular dystrophies, Spinal Tube defects, Learning disabilities associated with poor handwriting and hypotonia, congenitally Acquired conditions like CTEV, CDH and Arthrogryposis Multiplex congenital, other genetic and metabolic conditions affecting typical growth and development.

Dr. Uttamchandani is a member of Member of All India Occupational Therapists association, Maharashtra State OT/PT Council, British association of Bobath Trained Therapists, India Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Neonatal OT (Royal college of Occupational Therapist). She has attended many conferences and is currently a part of research project from Imperial College London on family centered developmental care.

Dr. Naresh Kumar Biyani

Consultant

Dr. Naresh Kumar Biyani
Department
Paediatrics
Dr. Naresh Kumar Biyani
Consultant
Department
Paediatrics
Qualification
MBBS, MS (General Surgery), DNB (General Surgery), MCh (Neurosurgery), DNB (Neurosurgery)
Fellowship
Clinical Fellowship in Paediatric-Neurosurgery, Dana’s Children Hospital, Tel Aviv, 2004-2006, Fellowship in Paediatric-Neurosurgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, London, U.K., 2006-2007 and Kaiser Permanente Medical Centre , Oakland, San Francisco, USA, 2009
Experience
More than 20 years of experience in the field of Neurology

Dr. Naresh Biyani is a Consultant with the Neurosurgery department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Naresh Biyani is an Alumni of Mysore Medical College, Mysore and completed his MS (General Surgery) from Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Mumbai, Mumbai University followed by Diplomate in National Board Examinations D.N.B. (General Surgery) and Master of Chirurgaie – Neurosurgery M.Ch. (Neurosurgery). He trained as a fellow in Paediatric-Neurosurgery at the Dana’s Children Hospital, Tel Aviv (2004-06), Great Ormond Street Hospital for children, London, U.K. (2006-07) and Kaiser Permanente Medical Centre, Oakland, San Francisco, USA (2009).

Dr. Naresh Biyani’s area of interest include Hydrocephalus Treatment, Spinal Dysraphism and Tethered Cord Syndrome, Cranial Dysraphism, Paediatric Neuro-Oncology, Epilepsy Surgery and Micro-neurosurgery. He has trained to manage Neuro-endoscopy and Hydrocephalus, Congenital anomalies and malformation (cranial and spinal), Craniofacial surgery, Paediatric Neuro-oncology, Spinal cord tumours including intramedullary spinal cord tumours, spinal dysraphism, tethered cord syndrome, and Trauma Epilepsy Surgery.

Dr. Biyani has authored 17 research articles and is a member of National Academy of Medical Sciences.

Dr. Krupa Torne

Consultant

Dr. Krupa Torne
Department
Paediatric Neurology
Dr. Krupa Torne
Consultant
Department
Paediatric Neurology
Qualification
MBBS, Diploma in Child Health (DCH), MRCP CH, UK
Fellowship
Fellowship in Paediatric Neurology and Epilepsy- LTMGH Mumbai, International Fellowship in Paediatric neurology, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Experience
More than 15 years of experience in the field of Paediatric neurology

Dr. Krupa Torne is a Consultant a Consultant with the Paediatrics department of Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Krupa Torne completed her MBBS and DCH graduating as 1st class with distinction. She further perused a MRCPCH from Royal college of Physician and Child Health, UK. She was a fellow in Paediatric Neurology and Epilepsy at the Lokmanya Tilak Govt. Hospital and Medical College, 2014 and an International Fellow in Paediatric neurology, Birmingham Children’s Hospital, 2017.

Dr. Krupa Torne has held various positions in the field of Paediatric Neurology at many hospitals including Yeovil District hospital, UK, James Paget University Hospital NHS Trust, UK, and the University College London Hospital, UK. She is trained in Immediate Life support care, Paediatric basic life support, Child protection, Advanced Paediatric Life Support, Paediatric seizures and Movement disorders, Paediatric EEG and Neuro imaging. She has successfully completed courses designed to identify Movement disorders and spasticity. Her research interests include Paediatric Movement Disorders, Refractory Complex Epilepsy and Paediatric epilepsy surgery.

Dr. Torne has presented her work at many international and national conferences and has been an organizing member to several such conferences. She is affiliated to many international and national bodies such as the British Paediatric Neurology Association, Indian Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society and American Neurology Association. She has authored 8 research publications.


Dr. Rajesh R. Sharma

Coordinator

Dr. Rajesh R. Sharma
Department
Pulmonary Medicine
Dr. Rajesh R. Sharma
Coordinator
Department
Pulmonary Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Chest and Tuberculosis), D.N.B (Respiratory Medicine)
Experience
Rich experience of more than 25 years in the field of Pulmonary Medicine.

Dr Rajesh Sharma is a Coordinator – Pulmonary Medicine department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre. He is a specialist in Pulmonary Medicine and Intensive Care with a wealth of knowledge and experience, having been in practice for over 25 years.

After graduating from Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai University in 1986, Dr Sharma completed his specialization in Pulmonary Medicine from K.E.M. Hospital in 1990. He secured a gold medal in his MD and also obtained additional qualification with Diplomat of National Board.

He continued to work in public hospitals following his specialization as a lecturer in K.E.M. hospital initially and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital subsequently. He has been a part of Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas hospital as a Consultant in Pulmonary Medicine and Intensive care since 1993 and Saifee Hospital since 2005.

Dr Sharma is a founder member and past secretary of Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine. He has always been involved in teaching, supervising and examining doctors and trainees in his speciality.

He has expertise in performing bronchoscopies and has keen interest in Interventional Pulmonology. With special interest in Multi drug resistant Tuberculosis, and Sleep Medicine, Dr Sharma also provides care in other respiratory diseases including Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Interstitial Lung Diseases. He is passionate about the respiratory health of his patients and believes there is nothing more fulfilling than helping patients to breathe more easily.

Dr. Kartik B. Shah

Consultant

Dr. Kartik B. Shah
Department
Pulmonary Medicine
Dr. Kartik B. Shah
Consultant
Department
Pulmonary Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Chest)
Experience
Over 20 years of rich experience in the field of pulmonary medicine

Dr Kartik Shah is a practicing consultant- pulmonary medicine at Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS and MD, he did his three of residency in Chest and TB at KEM Hospital. Thereafter, he worked as an Intensivist under Dr. Farokh Udwadia at Breach Candy Hospital and managed the ICU over there. He also visited the USA as an observer in Intensive Care and Respiratory Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

He routinely does procedures such as, Pleural Catherizations, Thoracocentesis, Talc Pleurodesis and diagnostic & therapeutic Bronchoscopy.

Dr. Kartik has attended and presented papers at various national conferences including NAPCON. He is also member of ERS and the Indian Society of Chest Physicians.

Additional Speciality Interests

  • Dr. Kartik Shah is interested in bronchoscopic diagnoses and therapeutics which is his field of specialization.
  • He also regularly conducts Sleep Apnea studies.
  • He conducts Smoking Cessation Clinics, COPD & Asthma Clinics, TB detection & management Clinics, Cancer Detection Clinics and Ventillatory assistance in Critical care management.

Dr. Pratibha Singhal

Consultant

Dr. Pratibha Singhal
Department
Pulmonary Medicine
Dr. Pratibha Singhal
Consultant
Department
Pulmonary Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Tuberculosis and Chest Disease), DNB (Respiratory Diseases), DETRD (Diploma in Environmental, Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases)
Fellowship
  • The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA - Pulmonology, especially Bronchoscopy and sleep medicine.
  • The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA in EBUS and interventional Pulmonology.
  • National University Hospital, Singapore - Training in Bronchoscopy, EBUS and pleuroscopy/ thoracoscopy.
Experience
18 years of rich experience

Dr Pratibha Singhal is a practicing consultant- pulmonary and sleep medicine at Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing her MBBS, she successfully attained her MD in Tuberculosis and Chest Disease from Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital (University of Mumbai). Thereafter, she obtained her DNB in Respiratory Diseases from National Board of Examinations, Delhi. Following which, she completed her DETRD (Diploma in Environmental, Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases) form College of Physicians & Surgeons, Mumbai and was ranked second for that year.

In addition to the above, Dr. Singhal has also trained at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, USA and National University Hospital, Singapore in the areas of Bronchoscopy, EBUS and pleuroscopy/ thoracoscopy.

She has been a Faculty at various forums, been an invited speaker on various topics for pulmonology especially Bronchology and interventions and for training in many workshops on Bronchoscopy and interventional Pulmonology. In addition, she is part of the faculty for training in Bronchoscopy courses at CEMAST, Mumbai.

Dr. Singhal has many Publications in national and international journals and has presented Papers at national and international conferences including, NAPCON, BRONCOCON, ERS, TESCON.

She is a member of The Indian chest Society (ICS), Indian Association for Bronchology (IAB), World Association of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (WABIP), American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and European Respiratory Society (ERS).

Additional Speciality Interests

  • Respiratory critical care
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Interventional pulmonology and its various aspects
  • Proficiency in paediatric flexible bronchoscopy
  • Sleep medicine
  • MDR TB

Dr. Nimish M. Shah

Consultant

Dr. Nimish M. Shah
Department
Pulmonary Medicine
Dr. Nimish M. Shah
Consultant
Department
Pulmonary Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, MRCP (UK), MRCP (Respiratory) CCT
Experience
Rich experience of over 6 years from reputed national & international institutions

Dr Nimish Shah is a practicing consultant- pulmonary and sleep medicine at Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS, he successfully completed training in internal medicine and attained his MRCP (UK). Following which he trained in pulmonary medicine in the prestigious London Deanery at the Kings and Guys and St Thomas’ rotation. Here he attained his specialty certificate examination in respiratory medicine.

In addition to general pulmonary medicine, Dr Shah has worked extensively at the renowned Lane Fox Respiratory Unit in managing acute and chronic respiratory failure. He has also worked at the Guys Sleep Centre, the largest in Europe. He has been involved in clinical trials in the same.

He has trained in interventional bronchoscopy at the Royal Brompton Hospital and also has a Level 1 certification in Pleural Ultrasound.

He has experience in difficult asthma and allergy as well.

Following successfully attaining the certificate of completion training (CCT), he has worked as a consultant at Kings College Hospital. He has a keen interest in teaching and training and has completed post-graduate certificate in clinical education from Kings College London. His key interests are in introducing and expanding simulation based training and communication skills.

Dr. Samrat D Shah

Consultant

Dr. Samrat D Shah
Department
Internal Medicine
Dr. Samrat D Shah
Consultant
Department
Internal Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine)
Experience
More than 10 years of rich clinical experience

Dr. Samrat D shah is a Consultant at the Internal Medicine department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS from KJ Somaiya Medical College and Hospital, Sion. Dr. Samrat Shah perused his MD (Internal Medicine) from Grant Medical College - Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai.

Dr. Shah has experience in General Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Casualty, Critical care unit Infectious disease, Nephrology, Endocrinology and Neurology and has been a part many prominent hospitals in the city. He is also trained in managing Diabetes and HIV.

Dr. Shah has authored three research Articles, five media articles and has been an investigator for ten clinical studies. As a subject expert, he has been an invited speaker at several CMEs and conferences.

Dr. Snehal Sanghavi

Consultant

Dr. Snehal Sanghavi
Department
Internal Medicine
Dr. Snehal Sanghavi
Consultant
Department
Internal Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine)
Experience
Rich experience of more than 39 years in the field of Internal Medicine.

Dr Snehal Sanghavi is Mentor with the Internal Medicine department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After his MBBS, Dr Sanghavi completed MD in Internal Medicine. He has a rich experience as an Internist and Clinical Cardiologist spanning more than 39 years.

Besides his association with our hospital, Dr Sanghavi is also Senior Honorary Consulting Physician at Saifee and Bhatia Hospital. In the past, he has rendered his services at numerous other institutions including Jaslok Hospital, G.T. Hospital and Dalvi Hospital. He has also worked at the Jersey Medical Center, USA in 1977.

Dr Sanghavi has a vast teaching experience of more than 39 years. He has taught students at Grant Medical College and G.S. Medical College. He has been a post-graduate teacher for MD (Internal Medicine) at Bombay University and is a recognised teacher by NBE (National Board) for DNB in Internal Medicine. Dr Sanghavi is also a teacher for Diploma in Diabetes Mellitus (CPS-recognised) at Saifee hospital and a recognised teacher by NBE for DNB in Family Medicine at Saifee hospital.

In the past, Dr Sanghavi has served as an Honorary Physician to the Governor of Maharashtra for more than 15 years. He has also been a frequent examiner for the subject of Medicine for MBBS and Convenor and examiner for MD (Internal Medicine) at Bombay University. He was selected by the Rotary Club of Bombay (South) for GSE programme to California in March 1977.

Dr Sanghavi has numerous research papers to his credit and is affiliated with various reputed organisations including: Life Member of Association of Physician of India, Life Member of Cardiological Society of India, Life Member of Indo-American Society and AAA, Member of Rotary Club of Bombay Sea-face, Associate Fellow of Indian Society of Cardiology, Life member of A, C and D Ward Medical Association of Mumbai, Life Member of Indian Medical Association and Association of Medical Consultant. He was also the Secretary for Cardiological Society of India, Bombay chapter (1982-1983) during which he organised various scientific meetings. Subsequently, he became the Vice President of CSI Bombay Chapter.

Besides participating in numerous national as well as international conferences, Dr Sanghavi has conducted many CMEs for training family physicians all across Mumbai.

Dr. Ajay H. Kantharia

Consultant

Dr. Ajay H. Kantharia
Department
Internal Medicine
Dr. Ajay H. Kantharia
Consultant
Department
Internal Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine)
Experience
Rich experience of more than 29 years in the field of Internal Medicine

Besides clinical experience, Dr Kantharia has a rich teaching experience. He has been a guest lecturer at Jamshedji Tata Ambulance College during 1983; Hon Asst Lecturer in Jamshedji Tata Ambulance College for its Specialist Instructors course in “First Aide to the Injured and Home Nursing during 1984.

He has been teaching undergraduate students nurses during the post of registrar; he has been regularly taking teaching sessions for Family Physicians on subjects like diabetes cardiology and ECG etc; He has been a teacher in Critical Care at Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, Indo Australian Critical Care Foundation and an examiner in Critical Care for the same.

He was appointed Teacher in Critical Care Medicine for FNB, India in 2016. He has been an invited faculty in numerous conferences and many papers to his credit specifically on Emergencies in Medical Practice.

Dr. Dhiraj Bhattad

Consultant

Dr. Dhiraj Bhattad
Department
Internal Medicine
Dr. Dhiraj Bhattad
Consultant
Department
Internal Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, MD [Med.]
Experience
Over 10 years of rich experience

Dr. Dhiraj Bhattad is a Consultant at the Internal Medicine department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS he completed his MD in Medicine from T.N. Medical College & B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai.

He has attained certifications in ’Infectious diseases certificate course’ organized by P. D. Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, in association with Henry Ford health system Detroit, MI, USA, in August 2008, ‘Critical Care Training Program 2010’ at Seth G. S. Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai as a part of Faculty Development Program. He has completed one year distance education certificate course in Diabetes from M. V. Hospital for Diabetes, Chennai, along with certification exam in 2012. He has also acquired training in ‘Programmatic management of Drug Resistant TB under revised RNTCP’ at L R S Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, New Delhi, in Feb 2012.

He has published several articles in Journal of General Medicine, Journal of Association of Physicians of India and The Indian Practioner. He also has a book chapter in “Chronic Refractory Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura in Adults” in “Heamatology 2012” textbook. He has also delivered several talks in his area of expertise in various medical forums.

Dr. Gaurav Gupta

Consultant

Dr. Gaurav Gupta
Department
Internal Medicine
Dr. Gaurav Gupta
Consultant
Department
Internal Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, DNB [Med.], M.Phil. [HHSM]
Experience
Several years of experience in Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Diabetes

Dr. Gaurav Gupta is an established Internist & Intensivist from South Mumbai with several years of experience in Internal Medicine, Critical Care and Diabetes. Dr. Gupta played a key role in supervising the daily operations at Cumballa Hill Hospital and Heart Institute where he was attached as the Director of Medical Administration till 2013.

Dr. Gupta has completed MBBS from Dr. S N Medical College, Jodhpur with DNB (Internal Medicine) from Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai, followed by M Phil (HHSM), a Hospital & Health Systems Management Course from BITS, Pilani. He enjoys membership of professional bodies such as The European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Indo Australian Society of Intensive Care and Association of Physicians of India.

Previously at B D Petit Parsee General Hospital (Cumballa Hill) and Dr. L H Hiranandani Hospital (Thane), Dr. Gupta efficiently handled various medical and cardiac emergencies and smoothly executed critical care procedures. Besides this, he played a pivotal role in laying down the protocol for the Intensive Care Unit and facilitating the DNB (Medicine) programme at B D Petit Parsee General Hospital.

Dr. Gupta has vast experience in endotracheal intubations, central venous line insertions, temporary pacemaker insertions, arterial line insertions and intercostal drain insertions. He is well versed with IABP and ventilator management. He holds proficiency in the management of critically ill medical cases, post angioplasty cases, post-operative cardiac cases and routine surgical cases requiring post-operative ICU care. Furthermore, Dr. Gupta has experience in handling sensitive issues involving death reviews and patient counselling.

He has done his thesis on Determination of common carotid artery intima thickness by B. mode ultra sound in Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 patients & its correlation with cardiovascular risk factors.

Dr. Hemant P. Thacker

Consultant

Dr. Hemant P. Thacker
Department
Internal Medicine
Dr. Hemant P. Thacker
Consultant
Department
Internal Medicine
Qualification
MD (Bom), MRSH (London), FACE (USA)
Experience
Rich experience of more than 35 years in the field of Internal Medicine

Dr. Hemant Thacker is a Consultant at the Internal Medicine department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

He is an eminent Physician practising in Mumbai. In addition to general Medicine and Therapeutics he specialises in Cardio-Metabolic disorders, and has more than three decades of experience in this field.

After obtaining the MBBS degree from Seth GS Medical in 1978, Dr. Thacker did his MD in Medicine and Therapeutics from KEM Hospital in 1982. He is a member of the Royal Society of Health, London, and was awarded a Fellowship of the American College of Clinical Endocrinology (FACE) in recognition of his meritorious work in Diabetes and Cardio-Metabolic disorders.

Dr. Thacker has a wealth of experience, having worked as a Consultant Physician and Cardio-Metabolic Specialist at some of the most prestigious hospitals in Mumbai. He is the Chief Medical Advisor at Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd and Northern Marine Shipping Division and the Medical Consultant for Mondial Assistance, a Paris-based International Insurance and Health organisation.

Dr. Thacker has been the Principal Investigator in more than 35 Multicentric, International and National studies. He has published several papers, and written textbook chapters and articles in reputed medical journals.

Dr. Neeta Jain

Consultant

Dr. Neeta Jain
Department
Internal Medicine
Dr. Neeta Jain
Consultant
Department
Internal Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, MD [Internal Medicine]
Experience
Rich experience of 20 years in Internal medicine

Dr. Neeta Jain is a Consultant at the Internal Medicine department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing her MBBS and MD in Internal Medicine from Grant Medical College, Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai, Dr. Neeta Jain worked as a Registrar in Intensive Care at Hinduja Hospital and as a Lecturer in Medicine at Grant Medical College.

Dr. Neeta Jain has also worked as a Consultant in Medicine in reputed hospitals of Chennai and Mumbai.

Her main area of interest is Perioperative Medicine

Dr. Preeti Chhabria

Consultant

Dr. Preeti Chhabria
Department
Internal Medicine
Dr. Preeti Chhabria
Consultant
Department
Internal Medicine
Qualification
MBBS (Bom), MD (USA), Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine
Experience
25 years of national and international experience in the field of Internal Medicine

Dr. Preeti Chhabria is a Consultant at the Internal Medicine department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

She has obtained her MBBS from Bombay University and then MD from Rush University, Chicago, USA. She subsequently did a Mini Fellowship in Lipid Disorders from American Heart Association and Gladstone Institute University of California, San Francisco.

Prior to joining our hospital, Dr. Chhabria has been a consultant with Hinduja Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai where she founded and headed the Lipid Speciality Clinic and Geriatric Speciality Clinic. She was a Senior Physician and Partner at the prestigious Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA for more than 15 years.

Her professional achievements include TPMG Medicine Department Quality Award in 2004-2006 and Outstanding Resident Award, recognising clinical excellence and Outstanding Clinical Teaching Excellence Award 1998-99. She has constantly been involved in teaching residents and medical students.

Dr. Preeti Chhabria has presented at various geriatric forums. Her publications include the RB Quarterly Medical review, on Medical Nutrition in Geriatric Health Care, Vol. 69, No.1 January – March 2018

Additional Speciality Interests:

  • Geriatric health care - preventive and treatment
  • Lipid /cholesterol management
  • Women’s health.

Dr. Purvi Chhablani

Consultant

Dr. Purvi Chhablani
Department
Internal Medicine
Dr. Purvi Chhablani
Consultant
Department
Internal Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, DNB (Medicine), MNAMS
Fellowship
Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine, Certification in 2D Echocardiography & Colour Doppler
Experience
Over 15 years of rich experience

Dr. Purvi Chhablani is a Consultant at the Internal Medicine department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After having completed her MBBS from Mumbai University and DNB (Medicine) from Bombay Hospital she completed her MNAMS in 2001. She also has a Fellowship in Indian Critical Care Society’s from Hinduja Hospital and a certification in 2D Echocardiography and Colour Doppler from Dr. Lotliker’s Institute.

Apart from our Hospital, she is attached as Consultant physician at various reputed hospitals and clinics in Mumbai.

Dr. Chhablani is a certified conductor of ATLS and ACLS courses and has been part of Infection Control and Disaster Management teams in the hospitals she has been attached to.

Dr. Sanjay Ganesh Godbole

Consultant

Dr. Sanjay Ganesh Godbole
Department
Internal Medicine
Dr. Sanjay Ganesh Godbole
Consultant
Department
Internal Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, MD
Experience
Over 30 years of vast experience

Dr. Sanjay Godbole is a Consultant at the Internal Medicine department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Sanjay Godbole is a MD physician in Internal Medicine with special interest in Diabetes and Lifestyle diseases. Dr. Godbole’s clinical practice of over three decades, bears testimony to the large scale experience he has accrued over the years.

An alumnus of Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai (TNMC), Dr. Godbole topped his MD examinations from the institution.

Presently, Dr. Godbole fulfils teaching responsibilities at K J Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai as an Associate Professor of Medicine besides being a faculty member at Institute of Chemical Technology. His teaching experience includes imparting training in DNB (Family Medicine), DNB (Clinical Medicine) and Diploma course in Diabetes.

Apart from teaching interests, he also acts an Honorary Physician to some of the renowned medical institutions of Mumbai.

Dr. Godbole pursues research interests in blood pressure, obesity, inflammatory markers in Atherosclerosis, with some of these studies being ongoing. An esteemed member of numerous medical societies with national and global repute, Dr. Godbole has several publications and paper presentations to his credit.

Today lifestyle diseases is affecting the health and well-being of millions of people. Dr. Godbole has tried to make a difference in the society by creating awareness among the masses about these life-threatening diseases and how one can protect themselves against them, in the long run.

He is the member of the following Organisations:

  • Member, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (AACE).
  • Member, European Association Study in Diabetes (EASD).
  • Member, Association of Physicians of India (API).
  • Member, Indian Endocrine Association (INDEA).
  • Founder Member, Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM).
  • Member, Indian Medical Association (IMA).
  • Member, A Ward, C Ward, D Ward, Medical Association, Mumbai, India.
  • Secretary, E Ward Medical Association, Mumbai, India.

Dr. Saurabh Jain

Consultant

Dr. Saurabh Jain
Department
Internal Medicine
Dr. Saurabh Jain
Consultant
Department
Internal Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, DNB [Med.]
Fellowship
Echocardiography Training course, Glenmark Cardiac Centre, Mumbai; Paediatric Echocardiography- Observership at Madras Medical Mission; Post Graduate Course in Diabetes, University of Boston.
Experience
Over 8 years of rich experience

Dr. Saurabh Jain is a Consultant at the Internal Medicine department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS and DNB he did his post-graduate course in Diabetes from the University of Boston, USA. He additionally, has acquired experience as an Intensivist from reputed hospitals in Mumbai.

He also has expertise in AHA as a certified BLS-ACLS care Provider, 2D ECHO, Stress Test, Holters Analysis, Bronchoscopy, Thoracocentesis, Peritoneocentesis, Invasive Haemodynamic monitoring, Central Venous Catheterization, Pulmonary Venous Catheterization and Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Placement.

He has published in several text-books and journal publications as well as national dailies on Dengue and other diseases. He has delivered talks on All India Radio and Radio City on the subject of Diabetes and Heart disease.

He was a Member of the scientific committee - APICON 2017

He is a Life Member of Indian Medical Association, Association of Physicians of India, Association of Medical Consultants, Jain Doctors Association and a Member of the European Association of Echocardiography and American Society of Echocardiography.

Dr. Ritesh Shah

Deputy Consultant

Dr. Ritesh Shah
Department
Internal Medicine
Dr. Ritesh Shah
Deputy Consultant
Department
Internal Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, DNB (Medicine), MNAMS
Fellowship
Fellowship in General Medicine (CPS), Associate Fellow of Industrial Health, PGCDM (Diabetes Care)
Experience
5 years of rich experience

Dr. Ritesh Shah is a Deputy Consultant in the Department of Internal Medicine at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After having completed his MBBS from MUHS Nashik University and DNB (Medicine) in 2013, he completed his MNAMS (Medicine) from the National Academy of Medical Science. He also has a Fellowship in General Medicine (College of Physicians & Surgeons) and a PGCDM in Diabetes care and management. He also has received certifications in 2D Echocardiography and Stress Test from Glenmark Cardiac Center, Mumbai and in Diabetes management from Boston University, USA. He is also certified for Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

His areas of expertise and special interest lie in Diabetes, Non-invasive Cardiology and Critical Care management.

He has published theses and delivered lectures in his area of interest at national forums.

Dr. Ritesh is a Life member of Association of Medical Consultants, Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine and Association of Physicians of India.

Dr. Pratit Samdani

Consultant

Dr. Pratit Samdani
Department
Internal Medicine
Dr. Pratit Samdani
Consultant
Department
Internal Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, M.D. (Int. Med.), DND (IHCA)
Fellowship
F.C.P.S. (MED.), F.Card (SASMS), FCCP (T. Card.), F.Med. (SASMS), FCCP (T. Pulm.), FCCM (USA)
Experience
More than 15 years of vast clinical experience

Dr. Pratit Samdani is a consultant in the Internal Medicine department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Pratit Samdani completed his MBBS from Mahatma Gandhi Missions Medical College and Hospital, University of Mumbai and then perused his MD (Medicine). He is the recipient of the Society of Critical Care Medicine of American fellowships, New York, USA. He has successfully completed courses in Internal Medicine at Harvard Medical and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Critical Care at St. Francis Hospital, New York and Diabetes, American Diabetes Association. He has trained as a fellow in Cardiology from the Society of Advanced Studies in Medical Sciences - F. Card (SASMS), Medicine from the Society for Advanced Studies in Medical Sciences - F. Med. (SASMS), Tropical Pulmonary by the Association of College of Chest Physicians, India - F. T. Pulmonary (FCCP), and Tropical cardiology by the Association of College of Chest Physicians - India. F. T. Card. (FCCP). He also holds a Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics from the Institute of Health Care Administration - DND (IHCA) and Adolescent health by the Indian Medical Association.

Dr. Samdani has experience in General Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, and Infectious Diseases, Emergency and Casualty services and management of Diabetes & HIV. He has been guiding both graduate and post graduate students and is currently Hon. Asso. Professor of Medicine at G.T. Hospital & Sir J.J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai. He has been a part of several national and international Research projects and Clinical Studies for the past decade focusing on Diabetes, Hypertension & Infectious Diseases. He is a member of Society of Advanced Studies in Medical Sciences and Association of College of Chest Physicians. He has delivered several lectures at national and international conferences.

Dr. Chetan Bhatt

Head of Department and Consultant

Dr. Chetan Bhatt
Department
Gastroenterology
Dr. Chetan Bhatt
Head of Department and Consultant
Department
Gastroenterology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DNB (Gastroenterology)
Experience
Rich experience of over 30 years in the field of GI Medicine

Dr. Chetan Bhatt is Head of Department and Consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

He is a prominent Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist practising in Mumbai since several years. In addition to the MBBS degree, he holds an MD in General Medicine and a DNB in Gastroenterology.

Dr. Chetan Bhatt has won numerous scholarships notably the Dr. A.J. Kohiyar prize from Research Society (J.J. group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College) and the Glaxo Merit Scholarship for being the first student opting to specialize in Internal Medicine after graduation.

He has vast teaching experience and has developed an innovative and novel concept of extensive medical teaching for under-graduate and post-graduate students over three decades. He also has experience of many years in various diagnostic and therapeutic Endoscopic procedures.

He has special interest in Motility disorder and “Inflammatory Bowel Diseases” (IBD) and has started patient’s education group to discuss IBD understandings for the patient. He has written patient information booklet on IBD – “Understanding IBD for patients and their relatives” and has started IBD website www.ibdmumbaiclub.com.

Dr. Chetan Bhatt has several publications and presentations to his credit in the area of Gastroenterology and has authored chapters in API textbook of Medicine (7th & 8th Edition) on Disease of Peritoneum, Liver in Systemic Disease and Alcoholic Liver Disease.

Dr. Chetan Bhatt is Chairperson of IBS Task Force of Indian Society of Gastroenterology. He is a core committee member of IBD Research group and Task Force of Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of India. He has been Organizing Committee member of International Neuro-Gastro Intestinal Motility Disorder and Indian Society of Gastroenterology Conference 2013-14. He has been faculty member of International Inflammatory Bowel Disease Conference, National Conference of IBD and National Conference in Gastroenterology over the past several years.

Dr. Mehul Choksi

Consultant

Dr. Mehul Choksi
Department
Gastroenterology
Dr. Mehul Choksi
Consultant
Department
Gastroenterology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (General Medicine), DM (Gastroenterology)
Fellowship
Peter Cotton Advanced Endoscopy Travel Fellowship at Digestive Disease Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA
Experience
10 years of experience in the field of Gastroenterology

Dr. Mehul Choksi is a Consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS from Mumbai University, Dr. Choksi pursued his residency training in General Medicine at St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore. Thereafter, he completed his residency training in Gastroenterology at Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu.

After completing DM (Gastroenterology), Dr. Choksi underwent training in Digestive Oncology and Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, where he also held a teaching position. He was awarded the Peter Cotton Travel Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA, where he underwent training in latest and advanced therapeutic GI endoscopy procedures. He also pursued an observership at the Center for Interventional Endoscopy, Florida Hospital, Orlando, USA, where he learnt endoscopic ultrasound techniques.

Dr. Choksi has an experience of 10 years in the field of Gastroenterology. He is well versed with diagnostic and therapeutic GI endoscopy procedures encompassing gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP. He is trained in palliative stenting of advanced GI malignancies. He has vast experience in treating benign and malignant GI disorders.

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • GI bleed
  • Pancreaticobiliary disorders
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Dr. Sameer Gaggar

Consultant

Dr. Sameer Gaggar
Department
Gastroenterology
Dr. Sameer Gaggar
Consultant
Department
Gastroenterology
Qualification
MBBS, MD Medicine (Mumbai), MRCP Internal Medicine (UK), MRCP Gastroenterology (UK), CCT Gastroenterology (UK)
Experience
Trained and worked in UK in Gastroenterology & Hepatology for 11 years.

Dr. Sameer Gaggar is a Consultant with the Gastroenterology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Post the completion of his MBBS and MD in Medicine from Mumbai, Dr. Gaggar achieved MRCP Internal Medicine, MRCP Gastroenterology and CCT Gastroenterology from UK. He has trained extensively in UK and has worked there in Gastroenterology and Hepatology for 11 years. He has worked at the Liver Transplant Centre in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom and also holds a JAG Accreditation for endoscopic procedures.

An experienced therapeutic endoscopist, Dr. Gaggar is proficient in procedures such as polypectomies, EMR, GI stenting, PEGS, balloon dilatation, variceal banding and treatment of GI bleeds.

Dr. Gaggar has several International and National Publications, Abstracts and Audits to his credit and is also the recipient of the First prize in the Annual Medicine (MD Medicine) Thesis Competition.

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Acute Liver Failure
  • Chronic Liver Diseases (Alcoholic Liver disease; NAFLD; Hepatitis B & C and other viral hepatitis, Autoimmune Hepatitis; Haemochromatosis; PBC)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Nutrition
  • Pancreatobiliary disorders
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy.

Dr. Dimple Jain

Consultant

Dr. Dimple Jain
Department
GI Medicine
Dr. Dimple Jain
Consultant
Department
GI Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Paediatric), PDCC (Paediatric Gastroenterology)
Experience
Over a decade of rich experience in the field of Paediatric Gastroenterology

Dr. Dimple Jain is a Consultant with the Gastro-intestinal department of Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Dimple Jain completed her MBBS from Seth G.S Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai and MD (Paediatrics) from Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences, Mumbai. Following these she underwent specialized training as a Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) earning a PDCC (Post-Doctoral Certificate).

Dr. Jain has worked at various institutes across the country including, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi and SGPGI Luck now. She is currently a Visiting Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at the KEM Hospital.

She has seven publications to her credit and has been a part of various project and research trainings.

Dr. Chetan Kalal

Consultant

Dr. Chetan Kalal
Department
GI Medicine
Dr. Chetan Kalal
Consultant
Department
GI Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Medicine), DM (Hepatology and Liver Transplant Medicine)
Fellowship
Post-Doctoral Fellowship (DM) in Hepatology and Transplant Medicine at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi (2013-2016)
Experience
More than a decade of rich clinical experience in the field of in Hepatology and Liver Transplant Medicine

Dr. Chetan Kalal is a Consultant in the Department of Gastroenterology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS, Dr. Chetan R Kalal pursued his MD (Medicine) from Seth GS Medical College, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Mumbai. He trained at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS), New Delhi as a Post- Doctoral Fellow (DM) in Hepatology and Transplant Medicine, 2013-2017.

Dr. Chetan Kalal has experience in evaluation and management of cases of acute and chronic liver diseases including evaluation for liver transplantation and post-transplant care, metabolic liver disorders, compensated and decompensated chronic liver disease; upper and lower gastrointestinal bleed, Hepato-pancreato-biliary malignancies; proficiency in diagnostic and therapeutic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy, Side viewing endoscopies , ERCPs, trans jugular and percutaneous liver biopsies, HVPG measurements, paracentesis, thoracocentesis and bedside upper abdominal sonography. He has received training in various diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as upper and lower gastro-intestinal endoscopies, side viewing endoscopies, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopantreatography (ERCP) procedures, and specialized training in hepatic hemodynamic studies which includes measurement of hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) and performing trans jugular liver biopsies (TJLB).

Dr. Kalal held the position of Assistant Professor in Medicine at V K Patil Institute of Medical Sciences (VKPIM), Ahmednagar and was involved in teaching, training and supervision of nursing and post-graduate fellows in the speciality of Medicine. He is a member of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD), European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL), Indian society of Gastroenterology (ISG) and Indian Association for the Study of the Liver (INASL)

Dr. Kalal has published several article including case reports, book chapters and original research papers. He has also presented his work as a subject expert in various international conferences.

Dr. David Chandy

Consultant

Dr. David Chandy
Department
Endocrinology
Dr. David Chandy
Consultant
Department
Endocrinology
Qualification
MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Endocrinology)
Experience
Experience of several years in Medicine and Diabetology

Dr David Chandy is a Consultant in Endocrinology at the Endocrinology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. David Chandy completed his MBBS from Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital and MD from Government Medical College, Nagpur and thereafter went on to get DM (Endocrinology) from Sanjay Gandhi Post-graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow. He was a research volunteer in Endocrinology in Jesse Brown VA Hospital, Chicago, USA. He was attached as a Consultant in Endocrinology in a prominent hospital of Mumbai before joining Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital.

Dr. David Chandy has been a member of the hospital infectious diseases team that handled the H1N1 influenza cases in Nagpur city in 2009. He was awarded the best junior teacher award by medical school students. He was also awarded best oral presentation at ISPAE 2015 and ISBMR 2016.

Dr. David Chandy’s special interest lies in “Bone Mineral density analysis and Interpretation of ELISA, Radio-immunoassay and Immunoradiometric Assays”.

He has presented several papers, dissertations and publications in his area of expertise and has attended several international conferences on the subject. He is a reviewer of the World Journal of Endocrine Surgery.

Dr. Chandy is a member of the Endocrinology Society of India, Indian Society for Paediatric and Adolescent Endocrinology and The Endocrine Society of India.

 

Dr. Gaurav Beswal

Consultant

Dr. Gaurav Beswal
Department
Endocrinology
Dr. Gaurav Beswal
Consultant
Department
Endocrinology
Qualification
MBBS, MRCGP (UK), CCT (UK), PGD Diabetes (UK)
Fellowship
Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Diabetology
Experience
Clinical experience of about 7 years in UK.

Dr Gaurav Beswal is a Consultant in Diabetes & Metabolic Diseases at the Endocrinology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr Beswal graduated from the prestigious G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai in 2005. He then moved to the UK for Specialist Training where he gained about 7 years of clinical experience. He was successful in getting entry into a UK Specialist Training Program in the first attempt. After training for 4 years, he was awarded the coveted MRCGP (UK). He also gained diverse qualifications in Diabetology, Sexual health, Women’s health, Minor Surgery, etc. He completed additional training courses including: Certificate in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, Certificate in Diabetes Care (Univ. of Warwick, UK) and Diploma in Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare, Royal College, UK. He practiced for more than 2 years in the UK. Dr Beswal decided to move to India in 2013. He spent a year doing a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in in Diabetology.

Dr Beswal has treated a large number of people with diabetes – in UK and India. He is adept at personalized Diabetes care using international standards of care. Dr Beswal’s approach is very systematic, personalized and holistic. He makes an effort to know the person and provides a practical treatment plan along with valuable diabetes education.

Dr Beswal is the author of a book chapter on ‘DPP-4 Inhibitors’ in the ‘World Clinics of Diabetology’. Besides being involved in challenging research projects in Diabetes, he has also been a speaker at numerous national and international conferences. He is also a Trainer for Insulin Pump Therapy.

Dr Beswal was actively involved in Clinic Governance in the UK; the audits included Retinal Screening in Diabetes Population, Anticoagulation Monitoring, Prescribing NSAIDs, Management of Community Acquired Pneumonia, and Management of Acute Pancreatitis.

Additional Speciality Interests:

  • Insulin Pump Therapy, CGMS technology
  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Diabetes in Pregnancy
  • Complicated Type 2 Diabetes
  • Medical Bariatrics i.e. Obesity Management
  • Diabetes Complications – Sexual Dysfunction, Neuropathies etc.

Dr. Nikhil Bhagwat

Consultant

Dr. Nikhil Bhagwat
Department
Endocrinology
Dr. Nikhil Bhagwat
Consultant
Department
Endocrinology
Qualification
MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Endocrinology)
Experience
Over 20 years of vast experience in Medicine and Diabetology

Dr Nikhil Bhagwat is a Consultant in Diabetes at the Endocrinology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Nikhil Bhagwat completed his MBBS from Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital and MD from Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai and thereafter went on to get DM (Endocrinology) from Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital. He also attended a training session in “Radioimmunoassay techniques and their clinical applications” conducted by Government of India at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay, Mumbai. He is attached to several reputed hospitals of South Mumbai and has made a name for himself as an Endocrinologist & Diabetologist. He is also an Associate Professor of Endocrinology at Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai and has been in private practise for the past 17 years.

Dr. Nikhil Bhagwat is a recognised teacher for DM (Endocrinology), MUHS and is involved in training and guiding students in their entrance tests and research projects. He has been Principal investigator for many Phase I & Phase II trials and was guest editor for the Diabetes issue of “The Indian Practitioner” in October 2013.

Dr. Nikhil Bhagwat’s special interest lies in “Preventive Diabetology & Puberty problems”.

He has been invited as guest speaker at many conferences within the country and has presented several papers, dissertations and publications in his area of expertise.

Dr. Bhagwat is a member of the Endocrinology Society of India, Research Society for the study of Diabetes in India and The Endocrine Society.

Dr. Siddharth Shah

Consultant

Dr. Siddharth Shah
Department
Endocrinology
Dr. Siddharth Shah
Consultant
Department
Endocrinology
Qualification
MD (Internal Medicine), F.I.C.P, F.R.C.P (Edin), F.A.C.P (Hon)
Experience
Over 40 years of vast experience in Medicine and Diabetology

Dr Siddharth Shah is a Consultant in Diabetes at the Endocrinology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Siddharth Shah completed his MBBS and MD from Grant Medical College, Mumbai and thereafter went to UK for further qualifications in the field of Medicine. He is attached to several reputed hospitals of South Mumbai and has made a name for himself as a Diabetologist.

He is a post-graduate teacher for DNB (Internal Medicine), Diploma in Diabetes, Mumbai University as well as Certified Course in Diabetes, College of Physicians & Surgeons (CPS), Mumbai.

Dr. Siddharth Shah is Emeritus Editor of API Text Book of Medicine, Editor-in-chief of Journal of Association of Physician of India (JAPI) and Association of Physicians of Indian Hypertension Society of India, Past President of Diabetic Association of India (Scientific Section), Convenor of Indian Hypertension Guidelines I and II, Chairman and Convenor of International Hypertension Conference.

He has attended various scientific meetings in India and abroad and contributed more than 175 articles in peer reviewed journals, textbooks and monograms. He also has rich clinical research experience and has conducted several studies in the field of Diabetes.

Dr. Suresh D. Mehtalia

Consultant

Dr. Suresh D. Mehtalia
Department
Diabetology
Dr. Suresh D. Mehtalia
Consultant
Department
Diabetology
Qualification
MBBS, M.D., F.I.C.A (USA), F.I.C.P. (IND)
Fellowship
Diabetes at New York Medical College, New York and Joslin Clinic, Boston in USA
Experience
50 years of vast experience in the field of Diabetology.

Dr. Suresh Mehtalia is a Consultant Diabetologist in the department of Endocrinology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS and MD, Dr. Mehtalia pursued fellowship in diabetes at New York Medical College, New York and Joslin Clinic, Boston in USA. He also worked as an Instructor in the department of Medicine (Diabetes section) at University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.

Dr. Mehtalia has a rich experience of 50 years in the field of Diabetology. In addition to his association with our hospital, he is also a Consultant Diabetologist at Sir Kikabhai Premchand Heart Institute and Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai. Earlier he was a professor at Topiwala National Medical College & B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai. He was also a Consultant Diabetologist at All India Institute of Diabetes and Research.

Dr. Mehtalia presented several research papers at national and international conferences and has published several peer-reviewed papers in national and international journals.

Dr. Shaival Chandalia

Consultant

Dr. Shaival Chandalia
Department
Medicine
Dr. Shaival Chandalia
Consultant
Department
Medicine
Qualification
MBBS, Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
Fellowship
Clinical Fellowship in Endocrine, Diabetes and Metabolism, UT south-western Medical Centre, Dallas, USA. Post-doctoral Research fellowship, (DENMARC), Mumbai
Experience
More than 10 years of international experience in the field of Endocrinology

Dr. Shaival Chandalia is a Consultant Diabetologist at the Endocrinology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After graduating with distinction in Anatomy and Biochemistry from Topiwala National Medical College and Nair hospital, Dr. Shaival H Chandalia completed his residency in internal medicine at the St. Louis University Hospital, USA in 2004. He trained in internal medicine under the American board of internal medicine earning a diploma in 2005. As a Clinical fellow at the UT South Western Medical Centre, Dallas, USA (2007-08), he further trained as an endocrinologist with specializing in Diabetology.

Dr. Chandalia holds memberships of Research Society for Diabetes in India, Association of Diabetes Care & Prevention and Indian Medical Association. He has conducted several CMEs as a subject expert and has authored ten journal articles.

Dr. Om Shrivastav

Consultant

Dr. Om Shrivastav
Department
Medical Services
Dr. Om Shrivastav
Consultant
Department
Medical Services
Qualification
MBBS, MD [Med.]
Experience
Rich experience of over 25 years

Dr. Om Shrivastav is a Consultant in Infectious diseases and Immunology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

He has completed his training in M.D. (Medicine) from India. He then commenced his training in Sydney, Australia where he trained at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Liverpool Hospital & Royal North Shore Hospital.

He was the Principal Investigator, RALTEGRAVIR - newest group of drug in treatment of HIV, approved for use in 2010. Jaslok Hospital Mumbai was selected for trial and was concluded successfully after five years.

He is a Post graduate teacher for College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPS) in HIV.

In collaboration with Harvard Medical School, he was faculty in training doctors in clinical aspects of HIV over a period of three years at Wockhardt Harvard AIDS Research Foundation (WHARF)

INFECON, International conference in Infectious Diseases and HIV conducted in March 2011 in Mumbai was conducted under his supervision and in his capacity as Chairperson, INFECON.

Dr. Shrivastav was the Chairperson for the INFECON held again in 2013 in Mumbai.

He is the author of “AMOEBIASIS - Handbook of Gastroenterology”, published by McGraw Hill. 2011 and a Co-author of “Infections in Immunocompromised patients - ICU protocol Book”.

He has also written a thesis on “Organophosphorous poisoning with estimation of cholinesterase activity as a prognostic indicator for clinical prediction of outcome”.

He was the Member, invitee and speaker at the International Council for Excellence in Malaria Research (ICEMR) in New York – June 2012 and in Goa – September 2012.

He is a Member of the Maharashtra State Malaria Death review committee and Member, Maharashtra State committee on Prevention of Communicable Diseases.

He travels both internationally and across the country as an invited speaker at multiple platforms and forums.

Dr. Samir Shah

Consultant

Dr. Samir Shah
Department
Medicine
Dr. Samir Shah
Consultant
Department
Medicine
Qualification
MD (Gen. Med.) MRCP (Gen. Med.), MRCPath (Haematology) UK
Experience
Over 25 years of rich experience in the field of medicine and Haematology

Dr. Samir Shah is a Consultant Haematologist at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his MBBS and MD, Dr. Samir Shah started his training in Kasturba Hospital, Mumbai for infectious diseases. After which, he completed 3 years of training in Haematology at Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore.

Dr. Samir Shah was also a Transplant registrar at Christian Medical College, Vellore where he was responsible for pre-transplant work up, harvest of Bone marrow, Cryopreservation in cases of autologous marrow and PBSC, managing the apheresis for platelets, PBSC and granulocytes. He has taken care of patients with Thalassemia major, aplastic anaemia, acute myeloid and lymphoblastic leukaemia, chronic myeloid leukaemia and MDS.

Dr. Samir Shah further did his training at Royal free Hospital, London, UK which has one of the largest Haemophilia Centre in Europe and a well-established Thrombophilia set-up, where he managed various coagulation factor deficiencies with their complications.

Dr. Samir Shah has presented and published multiple papers in India and abroad on the subject of Haematology and its complications

Dr. Avani N. Shah

Consultant

Dr. Avani N. Shah
Department
Dermatology
Dr. Avani N. Shah
Consultant
Department
Dermatology
Qualification
MBBS, D.D.V. (C.P.S.), M.D. (Dermatology)
Fellowship
Cosmetic Dermatology, the Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Experience
22 years of rich experience in the field of Dermatology

Dr. Avani Shah is a Consultant in the department of Dermatology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS, Dr. Shah completed D.D.V. (C.P.S.) and M.D. (Dermatology) at the Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai. She also pursued fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatology at the Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, United Kingdom, where she underwent training in laser epilation, Botox injection, fillers, skin rejuvenation, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion. She also pursued observership under the mentorship of world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. John Celin.

Dr. Shah has a vast experience of 22 years in the field of Dermatology. Prior to her association with our hospital, she mainly worked as a private Practitioner and also as a Consultant at Bombay hospital and Global hospital in Mumbai. She has rich experience in treating cases like psoriasis, lichen planus, eczemas, skin infections, and leprosy. She routinely performs skin procedures like skin biopsies, radiofrequency, cauterisation, cryosurgery, intralesional injections, and tumor extractions. She also has rich experience in practising aesthetic dermatology using PUVA, woods lamp, dermabrasion, chemical peels, lasers, Botox, dermarolling, and hair rejuvenation techniques to support her aesthetic practice. She treated stubborn skin pigmentation using Q switched Nd: YAG lasers, palmoplantar hyperhidrosis using Botox therapy, and also treated patients for laser epilation and fractional laser scar correction.

Dr. Shah presented several research papers at national and international conferences. She also teaches undergraduate medical students at Bombay hospital. She also run charitable dermatologic clinic for poor at Bombay Hospital and for inmates at the Dongri Remand Home for Children.

Dr. Deepam Shah

Consultant

Dr. Deepam Shah
Department
Dermatology
Dr. Deepam Shah
Consultant
Department
Dermatology
Fellowship
Fellow of American Academy of Dermatologist with Dr. Manish Shah at the Wadia hospital for children, 2103-2014.
Experience
5 years’ experience in the field of Dermatology

Dr. Deepam Shah is a Consultant in the department of Dermatology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Deepam Shah is a MD (Dermatology) from Maharashtra University of Health Sciences and a DNB. He completed his MBBS from Terna Medical College and Research Hospital in 2009.

Dr. Shah has rich clinical experience in various types of laser treatments such as hair removal, skin whitening, tattoo, scar and birth mark removal, photo-rejuvenation. He has undertaken more than 1500 hair transplant surgeries and has been a consultant dermatologist since 2014.

He is a member of various medical associations including Indian Association of Dermatology, Venereology and leprosy, International Hair restoration society and Association of Cutaneous surgeons of India.

He has presented his work at various national conferences.

Dr. Indur Ramchandani

Consultant

Dr. Indur Ramchandani
Department
Dermatology
Dr. Indur Ramchandani
Consultant
Department
Dermatology
Qualification
MBBS, MD, DVD, DDV
Experience
More than 30 years in the field of Dermatology, working on a variety of skin procedures.

Dr Indur Ramchandani is a consultant in the Dermatology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre. After completing his MBBS with distinction, Dr Ramchandani pursued D.V.D and D.D.V. He secured his MD after that with 1st rank.

Dr Ramchandani has a vast experience of over 30 years as a Senior Dermatologist working on an array of skin procedures like electro / radiocautery, chemical peel, biopsy, laser for scars and pigmentation etc. He was also actively involved in post-graduate teaching at Jaslok Hospital and has been recognized for DNB as a post-graduate teacher with two candidates per year. Dr Ramchandani holds annual clinical meetings of I.A.D.V.L at Jaslok Hospital.

Dr Ramchandani was the principal investigator and guide for a variety of projects accepted by DNB Board, done at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre. His publications in Jaslok Bulletin include Colloidon baby, Kaposi’s sarcoma and Therapeutic approach to hirsutism. He also presented a paper on various modalities of treatment in Acne in the All Asia Pacific Meet in April 2015.

Dr. Nina Madnani

Consultant

Dr. Nina Madnani
Department
Dermatology
Dr. Nina Madnani
Consultant
Department
Dermatology
Qualification
MD, DVD, FISSVD
Fellowship
Dr. Groot, Edmonton; Dr. Kent Heinz, Lethbridge, Canada; Dr. Jeya Prakash, London; Dr. Anthony du Vivier, Kings College, London
Experience
30 years of rich experience in the field of dermatology.

Dr. Nina Madnani is a Consultant Dermatologist, Venereologist, Leprologist and Cosmetologist at the Dermatology department of Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

She did her MD in Skin Diseases from the Lokmanya Tilak Memorial Medical College and Sion Hospital (Bombay University) and ranked first in MD in 1982. She started practice as a consultant dermatologist in 1983.

Dr Madnani has done several Fellowships: Dr Groot, Edmonton; Dr Kent Heinz, Lethbridge, Canada; Dr Jeya Prakash, London; Dr Anthony du Vivier, Kings College, London.

She has been a Consultant at P.D. Hinduja National Hospital for 24 years and is also a Trainer for Botox and Fillers for the last 10 years. She established the first Vulvar Clinic in India. She is the only Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Vulvar Diseases in India.

Dr Madnani has been honoured as the Best Practicing Dermatologist (Maharashtra) three times so far by the IADVL, Maharashtra branch. Besides this, she is also the recipient of the ‘Best Poster Award’ at IADVL National Conference and of ‘Oration’ by Goa Dermatology Association.

She is the Speaker and Chairperson for the World Congress of Dermatology, 2015, Vancouver. Additionally, she is a Member of the Indian Acne Alliance, which has drafted guidelines on Acne management in India. She also lends her expertise as the Course Director of ISLDA (International School of Lasers Dermatology, and Aesthetics).

Apart from being the reviewer for 3 peer-reviewed dermatology journals (IJDVL, IJD, JACSI), Dr Madnani has contributed to various textbooks. These include the IJDVL Textbook of Dermatology, Atlas of Rheumatology, Textbook of Adolescent Gynecology and Dermoscopy in skin of color. She has also published several articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Purvi Shah

Consultant

Dr. Purvi Shah
Department
Dermatology
Dr. Purvi Shah
Consultant
Department
Dermatology
Qualification
MBBS, DVD, MD (Dermatology)
Experience
Rich experience of more than 26 years in the field of Dermatology.

Dr Purvi Shah is a Consultant at the Dermatology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing her MBBS and DVD, Dr Shah pursued MD in Dermatology, from the University of Mumbai. Thereafter, she served in the capacity of a Resident doctor at Seth G. S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital in Skin and Venereal Diseases.

Dr Shah has a vast experience spanning 26 years during which she has treated multitudes of patients as well as taught students as a lecturer in the department of Skin and V.D. at K.E.M Hospital. She has been a Consulting Dermatologist since 1993 and has been associated with Conwest Jain Clinic Group of Hospitals as well as with Sir H. N. Hospital in the past.

Dr Shah has conducted extensive research in certain areas: Clinical, Mycological and Immunological Spectrum of Cutaneous Candidiasis; Clinical and Bacterial Investigation of Common Pyodermas; Clinical Trial of Terfinadine. She has presented numerous papers at conferences as well as published papers in reputed journals.

Dermatological procedures like:
  • Cauterisation of viral warts, skin tag
  • Biopsy
  • Chemical peels
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Acne treatment
  • Skin diseases of female.

Dr. Rujuta Sathe

Consultant

Dr. Rujuta Sathe
Department
Dermatology
Dr. Rujuta Sathe
Consultant
Department
Dermatology
Qualification
MBBS, DNB (Dermatology), DDV.
Fellowship
Fellowship in Clinical Dermatology and cosmetology- National skin centre, Singapore.

Dr. Rujuta Sathe is a Consultant dermatologist and cosmetologist at Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital.

She has several years of national and international experience in her field from reputed institutions in India and abroad. She has done her DNB dermatology from Jaslok hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai and DDV from Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Thane. Thereafter she gained international experience in dermatology and cosmetology at National Skin Centre, Singapore. She has been actively involved in academic activities in her field, has authored several publications and chapters in national dermatology textbooks and journals. She has taken a keen interest in developing departmental clinical protocols and has helped in co-ordinating departmental activities in her previous institutes. She has been invited to talk on topics pertaining to skin care on several occasions. Although her main interest lies in clinical dermatology, she has also worked at dedicated cosmetology centres and is proficient in common cosmetology procedures like skin peels, lasers etc. She is also experienced in dermatological procedures, cosmetology treatment and procedures like skin peels and lasers.

Area of expertise:

  • Clinical dermatology
  • Dermatological procedures like excisions, curettage, cauterization, Liquid nitrogen spray, phototherapy
  • Cosmetic procedures: Skin peels, lasers
  • Hair disorder treatments for common hair problems.

Dr. Sonali Kohli

Consultant

Dr. Sonali Kohli
Department
Dermatology
Dr. Sonali Kohli
Consultant
Department
Dermatology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Skin and Venereal Disease), M.Sc. (Facial Aesthetics)
Fellowship
Fellowship in Cosmetic Dermatology, Cosmetic surgery Institute, Mumbai; Fellowship in lasers, Ramathibodi Hospital, Thailand
Experience
Over a decade of international experience in the field of Dermatology

Dr. Sonali Kohli is a Consultant Dermatologist and Venereologist at the Dermatology department of Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing her MBBS in 2008 from D Y Patil University, Dr. Kohli continued an MD (Skin and VD) graduating in 2013. She completed a fellowship in Cosmetic dermatology, Mumbai (2013) followed by a Fellowship in Lasers, Thailand (2014). Currently, she is pursuing a MSc. (Facial Aesthetics) from Anglia Ruskin University, UK.

Dr. Kohli was awarded the “Most promising Cosmetologist” by Praxis Media and was also conferred with the “Delhi Ratna” Youth award. She is certified to administer the latest in Anti-ageing and dermatology treatments such as lasers for pigmentation, scars and rejuvenation, Radio frequency and Ultrasound based skin tightening, Platelet and stem cell injections for various dermatological and aesthetic indications. She is also certified in body contouring, Hair transplantation, Meso- therapies and injector for Botox and fillers.

Dr. Kohli has authored two journal articles and presented her work at various seminars.

Dr. Kersi Chavda

Consultant

Dr. Kersi Chavda
Department
Psychiatry
Dr. Kersi Chavda
Consultant
Department
Psychiatry
Qualification
MBBS, Diploma in Psychological Medicine
Experience
28 years of rich experience in the field of Psychiatry

Dr. Kersi Chavda is a Consultant in the Psychiatry department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS, Dr. Chavda pursued Diploma in Psychological Medicine at University of Mumbai.

Dr. Chavda has 34 years of vast experience in the field of Psychiatry. Apart from his association with our hospital, he is also a Consultant Psychiatrist at P. D. Hinduja National Hospital at Mahim & Khar

Dr. Chavda is the ex-president of the Bombay Psychiatrist Society. He was the Chairperson, Taskforce on School Psychiatry & Counselling, India Psychiatric Society. He is currently a member of the Indian Psychiatry Society dealing with ethical issues between doctor and patient, and is also on the taskforce of the Indian Paediatric Society dealing with developmental difficulties in children.

Additionally, he was on the academic panel of the National Institute of Mentally Handicapped. He was a founding member of the “Prafulta”, one of the biggest NGO dealing with mental health in Mumbai. Currently, Dr. Chavda is on the panel of “Bombay Trust”, a BMC-Private co-operative effort dealing with developing mental health policies for the city. He is associated with a panel to develop concessions for kids with specific learning disorders in Maharashtra.

Dr. Chavda is a fellow of the Indian Psychiatry Society, the Indian Association of Private Psychiatry, and a fellow of the American Psychiatry Association. He is also associated with a number of schools, universities, colleges, and other institutes dealing with special needs in children.

Dr. Nirmee N. Shah

Consultant

Dr. Nirmee N. Shah
Department
Psychiatry
Dr. Nirmee N. Shah
Consultant
Department
Psychiatry
Qualification
MBBS, MSc Clinical Pharmacology, MRCPsych
Experience
Varied experience of 7 years in the field of psychiatry

Dr. Nirmee Shah is a practicing Consultant Psychiatrist at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing her MBBS, Dr. Shah pursued psychiatric training in the United Kingdom. She trained with the highly prestigious St Mary’s Scheme in London. She was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT-UK) and worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist in St Mary’s Hospital, Westminster, London.

Dr. Shah has over 7 years experience in Clinical Psychiatry and has worked across various psychiatric specialties including substance misuse, complex psychosis, pregnancy related conditions and neuropsychiatry. She has trained across all age groups and in various clinical settings.

Dr. Shah has additional qualification in Clinical Pharmacology from the esteemed Glasgow University. She was awarded the Eleanor Newell Prize for being the most outstanding student at University of Glasgow.

Besides psychopharmacology, Dr. Shah has experience in the use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in various mental disorders. She is also trained in Behaviour Family Therapy for treating pychoisis.

Dr. Avinash Desousa

Consultant

Dr. Avinash Desousa
Department
Psychiatry
Dr. Avinash Desousa
Consultant
Department
Psychiatry
Qualification
MBBS, DPM, M.Phil., Ph.D. (Psy.D)
Experience
Vast experience in the field of Clinical Psychology

Dr. Avinash Desousa is a Consultant in the Psychiatry department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completion of MBBS from Lokmanya Tilak Medical College & LTMG hospital, Mumbai (2002), Dr. Avinash Desousa pursed a Masters in counselling and Psychotherapy. He completed his DPM from Seth GS Medical College and KEM hospital, Mumbai and Ph.D. (Psy.D) from University of Hertfordshire-UK.

Dr. Desousa has been conferred with many honours and awards including Jewel of India by the Indian solidarity council for contributions in the field of mental health and Psychotherapy and Great minds of 21st century by American Biographical institute for contributions in psychotherapy and psychiatry.

Dr. Arun Chogle

Associate Consultant

Dr. Arun Chogle
Department
Rheumatology
Dr. Arun Chogle
Associate Consultant
Department
Rheumatology
Qualification
MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine)
Fellowship
Rheumatology, Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne, Australia
Experience
36 years of vast experience in the field of Rheumatology

Dr. Arun Chogle is a Consultant in the Rheumatology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS and MD (internal Medicine), Dr. Chogle pursued clinical fellowship in Rheumatology at Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Dr. Chogle has a rich experience of 36 years in the field of Rheumatology. Prior to his association with our hospital, he worked as a consultant Rheumatologist at Sir H. N. Hospital, Saifee hospital, and Bhatia General Hospital in Mumbai.

Dr. Chogle received Knoll Oration award in Rheumatology by Indian Rheumatology association at SGPGI, Lucknow. He also received referee award by Journal Association Physician of India.

Dr. Puneet Mashru

Consultant

Dr. Puneet Mashru
Department
Rheumatology
Dr. Puneet Mashru
Consultant
Department
Rheumatology
Qualification
MD, MBBS
Fellowship
  • Fellowship in Rheumatology, P.D. Hinduja National Hospital & Research Centre,
  • Certified Clinical Densitometrist: International Society for Clinical Densitometry, USA
  • Observer: Dept of Rheumatology, NNUH, Norwich, U.K.
Experience
Several years of experience

Areas of Specialization

  • Managing OPD and Inpatient Rheumatology Cases
  • Use of Biological Agents: TNF Blockers, Rituximab and IL-6 Blockers (Tocilizumab)
  • Managing Emergencies in Rheumatology
  • Intra-articular Injections
  • Minor Salivary Gland Biopsies
  • Expertise in DXA Scans Interpretation: Reported over 10,000 DXA scan over 8

Mr. Narendra Kinger

Consultant

Mr. Narendra Kinger
Department
Clinical Psychology
Mr. Narendra Kinger
Consultant
Department
Clinical Psychology
Qualification
M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
Experience
30 years of varied experience in the field working with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Corporate Clients, and Geriatric Population.

Narendra Kinger is a Consultant in the Psychiatry department with Specialisation in Clinical Psychology and a practising Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing his graduation from Mithibai College, he completed his Masters Program in Clinical Psychology of University of Bombay and was trained at Cooper Hospital.

Narendra Kinger has 30 years of vast experience in the field. He has been associated with several reputed schools, Colleges, was a Professor of Psychology for 4 years, was covered by India Today magazine as a Couples Therapist. He has also conducted the largest study in the world on Mumbai Police for assessment of "Stress Levels in Mumbai Police" at Wockhardt Hospital under support from Harvard University.

Apart from his association with our hospital, he is also a Consultant Psychologist at other Mumbai hospitals.

He is also Clinical Psychologist & Psychotherapist, at Cozy Clinic & Nursing Home, a specialised facility for treatment of Psychiatric Disorders at Versova, Mumbai.

He is an Associate Life Member of The Bombay Psychiatric Society and a Life Member of Bombay Psychogical Association. Additionally, he has worked with "Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan" of BMC and assessed and helped over 5000 children.

He is also associated with Aashraya Developmental, Emotional, & Learning Aid Centre, which is a Child Guidance Centre and works towards improving the Mental Health of Children.

He is highly experienced in assessing various age populations using significant international psychometric instruments (psychological tests) and is also trained in Client Centered Psychotherapy and also works as a Psychotherapist.

Ms. Shraddha Shah

Consultant

Ms. Shraddha Shah
Department
Neurosciences
Ms. Shraddha Shah
Consultant
Department
Neurosciences
Qualification
BA Neuroscience, MA Clinical Psychology
Experience
7 years of rich experience in the field of Neuropsychology and Psychology

Ms. Shraddha Shah is a Consultant in the Neurosciences Department as well as the Department of Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing her Bachelors in Neuroscience in New York, Ms. Shah pursued a Masters degree in Psychology in Mumbai. She continued her training in Neuropsychology at KEM Hospital, Mumbai. Ms. Shah strives to bring newer therapies of neuropsychological rehabilitation through continued learning from international faculty and internships such as, a summer internship at Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation, New York.

Apart from her association with our hospital, she is also a Consultant Psychologist at other hospitals in Mumbai. She conducts her private practice through her clinic, Synapsium. She also teaches neurocognition to Masters students at the SNDT University.

Ms. Shah has presented her research at Conferences such as, the prestigious annual Epilepsy Conference, Indian Conference of NeuroRehab. Her research won the award at the Indian Conference of NeuroRehabilitation in 2016.

Ms. Shah is a fellow of the Indian Association of Clinical Psychologists, Indian Federation of NeuroRehabilitation, World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation, Indian Epilepsy Society and Indian Epilepsy Association.

Dr. Atul T. Ursekar

Consultant

Dr. Atul T. Ursekar
Department
Ophthalmology
Dr. Atul T. Ursekar
Consultant
Department
Ophthalmology
Qualification
MBBS, D.O.M.S., M.S. (Ophthalmology), F.C.P.S., DNB
Fellowship
Vitreoretinal fellowship, Sankara Nethralaya (Medical Research Foundation), Chennai, India; Retinal Service, Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, New York, USA
Experience
26 years of vast experience in the field of Ophthalmology

Dr. Atul Ursekar is a Consultant in the department of Ophthalmology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS, Dr. Ursekar pursued D.O.M.S. and M.S. (Ophthalmology) at Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai. He also completed F.C.P.S. and DNB. Then, he pursued vitreoretinal fellowship at Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Research Foundation, Chennai and fellowship in Retinal Service at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital, New York, USA.

Dr. Ursekar has a rich experience of 26 years in the field of Ophthalmology. In addition to his association with our hospital, he is also a Consultant at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre and Masina Hospital in Mumbai. Prior, he worked as a Consultant at Wockhardt Hospital, Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Asian Heart Institute, and Motiben Dalvi Hospital in Mumbai.

Dr. Ursekar has participated in various national and international research studies. He has published many peer-reviewed papers in national journals. He has also taken scientific lectures on various topics in Ophthalmology at different national conferences. He is registered as an eligible teacher for Ophthalmology residents for the Diplomate of National Board Examination at Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Mumbai. He is a professional member of Indian Medical Association, All India Ophthalmological Society, Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society, Bombay Ophthalmologists Association, Vitreoretinal Society India, Indian Intraocular Implant Society, Association of Medical Consultants, and Delhi Ophthalmological Society.

Dr. Pooja Deshmukkh

Consultant

Dr. Pooja Deshmukkh
Department
Ophthalmology
Dr. Pooja Deshmukkh
Consultant
Department
Ophthalmology
Qualification
MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology)
Fellowship
International Council of Ophthalmology
Experience
More than 8 years in various National Hospitals in Topical Phacoemulsification, Oculoplasty & Anterior Segment surgical work

Dr. Pooja Deshmukkh is a Consultant with Ophthalmology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre. She is a gold medallist in MS Ophthalmology from DY Patil Medical College and Research Centre.

She has Phacoemulsification Training from Mahatme Eye Institute, Nagpur; Lasik Training from DEI, Mumbai; and Fellowship in Oculoplasty & Ocular Oncology, Aesthetics from LVPEI, Hyderabad.

Dr. Deshmukkh is an active member of Bombay Ophthalmic Association (BOA), All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) & Delhi Ophthalmic Society (DOS).

She has also worked as an Assistant Professor at IGGMCH & Mayo Hospital as an Anterior Segment Surgeon.

She has received award for best paper at IGGMCH & Mayo Hospital, Nagpur for ‘PMMA Implant in Non-Penetrating Glaucoma Surgery’ & at MOSCON Aurangabad in 2008 for ‘Orbital Mass’.

Additional Speciality Interests:

  • Topical - Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery
  • LASIK
  • Lid-Orbital Surgeries
  • Ptosis Surgery
  • Periocular Botox
  • Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery.

Dr. Satpal Pannu

Consultant

Dr. Satpal Pannu
Department
Ophthalmology
Dr. Satpal Pannu
Consultant
Department
Ophthalmology
Qualification
M.B.B.S M.S. (Ophthalmology)
Experience
Rich experience of over 28 years in the field of Ophthalmology

Dr. Satpal Pannu is a consultant in the department of Ophthalmology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Satpal Pannu completed his M.B.B.S. from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and his M.S. (Ophthalmology) from Bombay University. He later completed his Microsurgery training from Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai. He joined the Armed Forces and served in Indian Navy working in various Naval Hospitals as a specialist, primarily at INHS Asvini, Mumbai. He later worked as Consultant at Prince Aly Khan and Saifee Hospitals. He was last attached as a Consultant (Ophthalmology) at SevenHills Hospital for over seven years.

Dr. Satpal Pannu has a rich experience in his field and specializes in Phacoemulsification with IOL implantation and other techniques of cataract surgery. He performs other Anterior Segment Surgeries for Glaucoma, Squint, Pterygium, Lid and Lacrimal sac.

He is a recognised Postgraduate Teacher of Mumbai University from Dec 1996 as an Associate Professor and has been a guide and teacher for many successful post graduate students of M.S. (Ophthalmology). He has undertaken various research projects under the aegis of AFMRC and published and presented papers in various conferences.

He is a member of All India Ophthalmological Society, Bombay Ophthalmologists Association, Association of Medical Consultants, Bombay Medical Congress and Marine Medical Society of India.

Dr. Sujal S. Shah

Consultant

Dr. Sujal S. Shah
Department
Ophthalmology
Dr. Sujal S. Shah
Consultant
Department
Ophthalmology
Qualification
MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology)
Fellowship
Refractive Surgery Techniques, Doheny Eye Institute-USC, Los Angeles Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Jules Stein Eye Institute-UCLA, Los Angeles in USA
Experience
20 years of vast experience in the field of Ophthalmology

Dr. Sujal Shah is a Consultant in the department of Ophthalmology at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After completing MBBS, Dr. Shah completed D.O. at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai and also completed DNB (Ophthalmology). Then, Dr. Shah pursued fellowship in Refractive Surgery Techniques at Doheny Eye Institute-USC, Los Angeles, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and Jules Stein Eye Institute-UCLA, Los Angeles in USA.

Dr. Shah has a rich experience of 20 years in the field of Ophthalmology. Apart from his association with our hospital, he is also a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Samyak Drishti-the Vision Institute, Mumbai. Earlier, he worked as a Consultant at Lilavati Hospital & Research Centre, Bhatia General Hospital & Research Centre, Conwest Jain Clinic, Sir H. N. Hospital & Research Centre, Surya Eye Tech SuperSpeciality Eye Hospital, Aditya Jyot SuperSpeciality Eye Hospital and Divyadrashti SuperSpeciality Eye Hospital. He started the Roshni Eye Bank and Tissue Processing Centre at Lilavati Hospital and was in charge of the Eye Bank at Conwest Jain Clinic and Bhatia General Hospital. He was on the advisory board of the Eye Bank Co-Ordination & Research Centre, the Central Eye Bank and Processing Centre in Mumbai.

He specializes in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. He has vast surgical experience in penetrating and lamellar conreal transplants, cataract surgery, refractive cataract surgery with premium lenses (MICS, Aspheric, Toric, Multifocal, Multifocal Toric, Trifocal & Trifocal Toric IOL's) and the complete range of refractive surgeries (Basic LASIK, custom LASIK, Wavefront Guided LASIK, Topoguided LASIK, SBK, BladeLess Femto-LASIK and No blade No Flap ReLEx Smile, Phakic IOL's, Refractive Lens Exchange, Bioptics, Corneal Collagen Crosslinking, Corneal Collagen Crosslinking with Surface Ablation and Blended Vision for reading glasses). Dr. Shah was the first to start the commercial application of ReLEx Smile in India. He was the first to start Laser Blended Vision for Presbyopia (reading glasses in India). He has conducted clinical trials in India for advanced treatment for the MEL 80 excimer laser of Carl Zeiss, Germany.

He was on the editorial board of the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. He is a reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Journal of Ophthalmology, Journal of Refractive Surgery, Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology & Research. He conducts training courses for Ophthalmologists in LASIK, BladeLess LASIK and Phakic IOL's. He mentors candidates for their doctoral thesis in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Arjun Ahuja

Consultant

Dr. Arjun Ahuja
Department
Ophthalmology
Dr. Arjun Ahuja
Consultant
Department
Ophthalmology
Qualification
MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology), DOMS, MCh (USA)
Experience
More than 30 years of experience in the field of Ophthalmology

Dr. Arjun Ahuja is a Consultant with Ophthalmology department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Dr. Arjun Ahuja completed his MBBS (1979) from TN Medical College & Nair Hospital, Mumbai with a distinction in Medicine. He continue with a DOMS followed by MS (Ophthalmology) and is a Gold medallist from TN Medical College & Nair Hospital (1984). In 2012, he completed MCh. from University of Seychelles securing first rank.

In a career spanning more than three decades Dr. Arjun S Ahuja has worked in various capacities at many prominent city hospitals including KEM and Sion. He is currently Professor Emeritus, Department of Ophthalmology at the Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, has trained 200 postgraduates and 5000 undergraduates during his academic career and is also an examiner for UG and PG exams. He is also an Inspector for Medical council of India and a subject expert in ophthalmology on FDA panel.

Dr. Ahuja has been an office bearer for Bombay ophthalmologist Association from 2005 – 2010 and holds life memberships of All India ophthalmic society, Maharashtra ophthalmic society, All India Oculoplasty Society, Ophthalmic views & News and IMA. He received “the Lachman Kriplani Memorial life time Achievement Award” for his contribution to the field of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Gustad B. Daver

Medical Director and HOD Surgery. Consultant – General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery

Dr. Gustad B. Daver
Department
General Surgery, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Dr. Gustad B. Daver
Medical Director and HOD Surgery. Consultant – General, Thoracic and Vascular Surgery
Department
General Surgery, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
Qualification
MBBS, MS (Gen Surgery), MD (USA)
Fellowship
Cardiac & Vascular Surgery & Multi Organ Transplant Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas
Experience
36 years of vast experience during which he has also been a recipient of ‘Best Doctor Award’ from the Indian Medical Association, Mumbai

Dr. Gustad B. Daver is the Medical Director and Head of Surgery of Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Prior to this, he was Director Professional Services at P. D. Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre and Consultant Surgeon in General, Vascular & Thoracic Surgery for 9 years from July 2004 to June 2013.

Dr. Daver, earlier, was Dean of Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals and Professor and Head of General Surgery. He worked as Professor in General Surgery from 1990 to 2004. He was Vice Dean, Post Graduate at Grant Medical College for 3 years. He was also the Joint Director Medical Education and Officer on special duty from 1995 to 1997.

He has worked as faculty in Surgery for 25 years in various Medical Colleges of Maharashtra and during this period, he has taught numerous Undergraduate and Post graduate students. He was a DNB teacher for 9 years at Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai.

Dr. Daver has done his Post-Doctoral Fellowship for 3 years at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas in Cardiac & Vascular Surgery & Multi Organ Transplant Surgery under world renowned Surgeon Dr. Michael E DeBakey.

Presently, he is the President of ‘Zonal Transplant Co-ordination Cell’, Mumbai, for Organ Transplant. He has contributed to the development and organisation of Multi Organ Transplant Program in the state of Maharashtra and the city of Mumbai, since 1994 when the Human Organ Transplantation ACT was introduced in India.

Dr. Davar is the founder member of Vascular Society of India and Infective Disease Society of India, Member – Healthcare Committee (Mumbai Metropolitan Region) in ‘Bombay First’. He is also Member – Ad-hoc Board of Studies for Certificate & Fellowship Courses in Surgical Discipline by the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Nashik.

He is the recipient of ‘Life Time Achievement’ award for meritorious service by SEWA Social & Welfare Association and has been conferred with the ‘Best Doctor Award’ by the Indian Medical Association, Mumbai.

Additional Speciality Interests:
  • Endovascular Laser Therapy for Varicose Veins (EVLT)
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery
  • General Surgery – Acute Abdomen, Hernias, Gall Bladder, etc.
  • Trauma.

Dr. Ganesh Deshmukh

Consultant

Dr. Ganesh Deshmukh
Department
General Surgery
Dr. Ganesh Deshmukh
Consultant
Department
General Surgery
Qualification
  • MBBS, MS (Gen Surgery), FACS, FASCRS
  • Diplomate (American Board of Surgery),
  • Diplomate (American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery)
Experience
Over 3 decades of vast experience in the field of Colon and Rectal Surgery

Dr Ganesh Deshmukh is a Consultant Laparoscopic and Robotic Colorectal Surgeon at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After having completed his MBBS and MS (General Surgery) from Mumbai University, he successfully pursued his Diplomate from the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and was the highest ranked in the nation in the written examination.

He is also an attending Consultant at the William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA, the Oakwood Hospital Medical Center, Michigan, USA, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, Michigan, USA and St. Mary Mercy Hospital, Michigan, USA.

He has obtained Certification and Licensure on the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and is a member of various American Professional Societies including being the President of the Michigan Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons.

He has been the recipient of various awards and honors, notably the Shirwalker Prize in Clinical Surgery from Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai and the Fennel Bousset Gold Medal in Human Physiology, Mumbai University.

Additional Speciality Interests:

  • Da Vinci (Robot) assisted Colectomy, LAR, proctocolectomy
  • Laparoscopic assisted Colectomy
  • Rectal Cancer
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Incontinence
  • Anorectal fistulae
  • Rectoceles

Dr. Hitesh S. Mehta

Consultant

Dr. Hitesh S. Mehta
Department
General and Minimal Access Surgery
Dr. Hitesh S. Mehta
Consultant
Department
General and Minimal Access Surgery
Qualification
MBBS, MS (General Surgery)
Fellowship
Liver Transplantation, South Korea
Experience
26 years of rich experience in the field of Gastrointestinal and Minimal Access Surgery.

Dr Hitesh Mehta is a Consultant Gastrointestinal Surgeon and Minimal Access Surgeon with the General Surgery department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

Post his MBBS and MS in General Surgery, Dr Mehta accomplished Fellowship in Liver transplantation from South Korea. He has received special training in liver transplantation, both cadaveric and living donor transplants.

Dr Mehta’s vast experience in gastro-intestinal surgery spans 26 years. He is experienced in performing complicated GI surgeries including gastrointestinal, hepato-biliary and pancreatic cancer surgery. He has performed thousands of laparoscopic operations. Earlier, he has worked as a Consultant at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai.

Dr Mehta also has 10 years of teaching experience. He is a teacher in DNB Gastro-intestinal Surgery at Lilavati hospital and has trained numerous surgeons in GI Surgery and endoscopy. He was an Associate Professor in B.Y. L. Nair Hospital prior to 1996.

Additional Speciality Interest:
  • Liver transplantation
  • HPB (Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary) surgery.

Dr. Kaiomarz Balsara

Consultant

Dr. Kaiomarz Balsara
Department
General and Minimal Access Surgery
Dr. Kaiomarz Balsara
Consultant
Department
General and Minimal Access Surgery
Qualification
MS (Master of Surgery)
Fellowship
International College of Surgeons (FICS); FIAGES; Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (FALS); Surgical Gastroenterology, St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, Australia; Advanced Laparoscopic Training, Wesley Hospital, Brisbane Australia
Experience
16 years of rich experience as a laparoscopic surgeon.

Dr. Kaiomarz Balsara is a Consultant with the General & Minimal Access Surgery department at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

He has completed his M.S. from B. J. Medical College, Pune. Dr. Balsara has accomplished the following fellowships: Fellow International College of Surgeons (FICS); FIAGES and Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery (FALS). He has also completed Fellowship in Surgical Gastroenterology from St Vincents Hospital Sydney, Australia as well as Fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Training from Wesley Hospital Brisbane Australia. Dr. Balsara has also received Laparoscopic Training in Colorectal Surgery from Wesley Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.

During his initial years of practice, Dr. Balsara was a resident surgeon at Sir H. N. Hospital. He has been practicing as a Consultant in Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery since 1998.

Dr. Balsara is a reputed teacher for DNB – General Surgery and DNB – GI Surgery. Besides this, he is also the Founding Joint Secretary of IAGES.

He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Minimal Access Surgery and has over 30 publications in indexed national and international journals. Dr. Balsara has conducted 11 workshops in Laparoscopic Surgery.

Additional Speciality Interests:

  • Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery
  • Gastrointestinal oncology.

Dr. Kayomars B. Kapadia

Consultant

Dr. Kayomars B. Kapadia
Department
General and Minimal Access Surgery
Dr. Kayomars B. Kapadia
Consultant
Department
General and Minimal Access Surgery
Qualification
MS (University Of Mumbai), FRCS (London), FRCS (Edinburgh)
Experience
Rich experience of 25 years in Laparoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgery.

Dr Kayomars B. Kapadia is a Consultant Laparoscopic and Gastrointestinal Surgeon with Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

He completed his MBBS from University Of Mumbai, FRCS (London) and FRCS (Edinburgh). His surgical training in UK was based at St. George’s Hospital and Medical School (SGHMS), London over a period of eight years. Here, he first worked as a Specialist Registrar and then as a Senior Registrar. He also got an opportunity to work with renowned personalities in surgery like Mr. M. J. Knight and Mr. J. S. Kirkham. Subsequently, he was a consultant surgeon at St. Heliers Hospital, London with main interest in Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Dr Kapadia has also undergone training at laparoscopic centres in Strasbourg, Bordeaux and at Dundee with Prof. Cuscheri. He is a member of the Indian Association of Surgical Gastroenterology (IASG), Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons (IAGES) and Association of Surgeons of India (ASI).

Besides this, Dr Kapadia is a surgical tutor at Ethicon Institute of Surgical Education (EISE) and a teaching faculty member at Centre of Excellence in Minimal Access Surgery Training (CEMAST).

Additional Speciality Interest:

  • Advanced Laparoscopic Gastrointestinal Surgeries
  • Laparoscopic ‘TEP’ hernia repair
  • Minimally invasive parathyroid and endocrine surgery.

Dr. Prashanth P Rao

Consultant

Dr. Prashanth P Rao
Department
Surgery
Dr. Prashanth P Rao
Consultant
Department
Surgery
Qualification
MBBS, MS (Gen. Surgery), DNB (Gen. Surgery), MNAMS (Gen. Surgery), FCPS, Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery (France), FRCS (Edinburgh)
Fellowship
Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery - MUHS, FIGES, FALS (Hon.), Certificate course in Hospital Administration – TISS
Experience
Over 20 years of rich experience

Dr Prashanth Rao is a Consultant GI Minimal Access Surgeon, Onco-Surgeon and Bariatric Surgeon at Sir H. N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre.

After having completed his MBBS from Nair Hospital and MS (General Surgery) from KEM Hospital, he completed his DNB in General Surgery. Thereafter, he successfully pursued his Diploma in Laparoscopic Surgery from Louis Pasteur University, France and his FRCS from Edinburgh, UK. He also has fellowships such as FMAS, FIAGES, FALS (Hon) in his list of qualifications. A certificate course in Hospital Administration from TISS, Mumbai completes his academic accomplishments. He has worked as foreign assistant to pioneering laparoscopic surgeon, Prof. Jacques Perissat in Maison du Haut Leveque, the largest teaching hospital in Bordeaux, France.

Dr. Rao has been in clinical and surgical private practice for many years and is also attending consultant and surgeon in several prominent hospital of Mumbai and its suburbs.

Dr. Rao has won several distinctions, awards and prizes in his academic life, notably the 1st rank in the MS General Surgery exams held in 1995 and the Dr. A. V. Baliga Memorial prize for securing the highest points in the MS examinations.

Dr. Prashanth Rao has jointly pioneered Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery in May 2007. He is a teacher and examiner for Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery (FMAS) at MUHS. He is also an examiner for the Maharashtra Nursing Council.

He has multiple dissertations, papers and publications to his credit and has been invited as faculty and speaker both in international and national medical and surgical forums.

Dr. Rao is a member of Society of American Gastro–Endosurgeons (SAGES), member of Indian Association of Gastro-Endosurgeons (IAGES), member of Associations of Surgeons Of India (ASI), member of Association Of Medical Consultants Of India (AMC), member of National Academy Of Medical Sciences (MNAMS), Accreditation by the French Surgical and Digestive Society in Laparoscopic Surgery, member of Indian Medical Association (IMA), founder member of Indian chapter of International Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Association (IHBPA), founder member of Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (AMASI) and member All India Association for Advances & Research In Obesity (AIAARO).