2008 Fellow Profiles

2008 Fellow Profiles

Dr. Sheikh Sajjad Ahmed

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

Organising Secretary of Recent Advances in Surgical Techniques, 2001, Mid term Conference of North Zone Ophthalmological Society (NZOS) 2005. Annual Conference of Kashmir Ophthalmic Society (KOS) 2007. Expert in selection of visual instructor for composite regional centre for handicaps and ophthalmic assistants. Editor of college magazine, Daffodils. Chairman of Academic Committee, Chairman of Student CASS Union, Programme Officer of NSS. Life Member of All India Ophthalmological Society, IntraOcular and Implant Society, Prevention of Blindness Society, North Zone Ophthalmological Society, Kashmir Ophthamological Society, and Indian Doctors For Peace and Developement Society.


Dr. S.M. Bhatti

M.S. (Ophthalmology), Professor, Department of Ophthalmology

Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab. I am a graduate and postgraduate of CMC, Ludhiana and working in this prestigious institute since July 1987. In my ophthalmic career I have performed over 34,000 eye operations which include phacoemulsification for cataract, vitrectomies, squint correction, glaucoma and lacrimal sac surgeries. I have been an active member of the faculty that has trained more than 1,200 medical graduates, 30 postgraduate diploma students, 63 postgraduate degree students, and many allied sciences and nursing graduates. I am keenly interested in learning and teaching surgical skills through video assisted skill transfer, community ophthalmology, diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration.


Dr. (Mrs.) Anurag Chaudhary

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


Dr. A.M. Ciraj

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


Dr. Suman Gadicherla

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

Interests: Epidemiology, medical education, non-communicable diseases (leprosy, tuberculosis, polio), reproductive and child health, geriatrics, and mental health. WHO Monitor for national polio surveillance activity during pulse polio immunization activity during 2004, 2006.


Dr. Kalyan Goswami

M.B.B.S., M.D. (BHU), Reader, Department of Biochemistry and JB Tropical Disease Research Centre, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram.

Total teaching experience: 7 years in various capacities, including Senior Residency at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research and as Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Azamgarh Medical College; Lecturer followed by Senior Lecturer and Presently Reader in the Department of Biochemistry, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Science, Sevagram.

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

Ex-scientist of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India (Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Delhi) in the proteomics and glycobiology division. Presently involved actively in the Department of Biochemistry and JB Tropical Disease Research Centre, Sevagram as Faculty on oxidative stress, immune response, and drug development research in lymphatic filariasis.


Dr. Maya Jamkar

I am working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at B.J. Medical College, Pune. I am also working as In-charge Anesthesiologist in Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Operation Theatre at Sassoon General Hospital, Pune. In addition, I conduct a pain clinic in the same institute. I passed my M.B.B.S. from Government Medical College, Nagpur, in the year 1979. In 1980, I joined as a postgraduate student of Diploma in Anesthesiology. I liked the subject of anesthesiology and started enjoying my work. After my diploma I joined as Anesthetic Registrar under the post partum program and registered for M.D. Anesthesia and passed in 1985. After M.D. I joined as a Lecturer in Anesthesia. I started teaching both postgraduate as well as undergraduate students. Basically I am an introvert but I always take interest in teaching and learning. I had attended workshops on medical education organized by MIDA. My areas of interest are photography, reading, trekking, and music.


Dr. Navneet Kaur

I am working as a faculty member, Department of Surgery at University College of Medical Sciences & Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, University of Delhi, Delhi, since 1995 and currently hold the position of Professor of Surgery. I am a General Surgeon with a special interest in Surgery of the breast and underwent a special training in “New techniques of breast reconstruction” at the European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy, on a International Union Against Cancer (UICC) fellowship. I also worked as Additional Professor of Surgery at B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal, on Government of India Deputation (2005-2006). I was awarded a “Breast Surgery International Travel award” to participate in the 42nd World Congress of Surgery in Montreal, Canada, August 2007. I am currently working on two projects on breast cancer funded by DBT and a drug company. I also have interest in medical education and participated in the 52nd national teacher course on “Educational science technology for teachers and health professionals” at Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi, February 2010.


Dr. Manjit Mohi

I completed graduation from Maharshi Dayanand University (MDU), Rohtak, and postgraduation from Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh. I am working in Medical College in various capacities since the beginning of my career. I am working as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for the last six years. I am an active member of the Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India (FOGSI). I have a special interest in gynaeoncology and working for cervical cancer detection with colposcopy. I am a God loving and God fearing human being and want to serve my nation as well as possible.


Dr. Syed Ziaur Rahman

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


Dr. Sitalakshmi S.

Professor, Department of Clinical Pathology, St. John’s Medical College (SJMC) Hospital, Bangalore, India. Areas of expertise: clinical pathology, laboratory haematology, and transfusion medicine. Actively involved in diagnostic service, teaching, and research.

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


Dr. Praveen R. Singh

M.B.B.S., M.Sc. (Medical), Anatomy, Ph.D. (Anatomy)-[Registered for (Synopsis submitted)]. Fields of Interest: teaching; research activities; paper presentation; active participation in seminars, workshops, conferences, CME programs. Designation: Assistant Professor (Anatomy), P.S. Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat. Research Experience: Submitted dissertation for M.Sc. (Anatomy) and writing thesis for Ph.D. (Anatomy). Book Publication: Contribution of anatomy section in First Aid for the Medical Postgraduate Entrance Examinations, First Edition: 2003. Scientific Paper Presentations: Papers accepted and presented at various international and national conferences. Training in educational technology: attended workshops organized by the medical education cell at our college for faculty development; attended workshop on PBL organized by Dr. Rashmi Vyas, a FAIMER Fellow, with active participation; participated in workshops on research methodology, SPSS, and epidemiology; attended CME on clinical and applied anatomy; participated in workshops on “English Communication Skills Program” and “Improvement in English Communication, Understanding, and Expression of Medical Students.”


Dr. Suman P. Singh

M.B.B.S., M.D. (Microbiology), Associate Professor (Microbiology), P.S. Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat. “Foundation course for M.B.B.S. students at entry level – Experience at an Indian medical school” accepted in South East Asian Regional Association for Medical Education (SEARAME) journal (September 07). Registered as a Ph.D. student. Medical Education: attended workshop on PBL organized by Dr. Rashmi Vyas, a FAIMER Fellow with active participation. Participated in workshops on research methodology, SPSS, and epidemiology. Attended faculty development workshops. Other Interests: Reading, exploring the inner self.


Dr. Barathi S. Subramaniam

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

Education: Bachelor degree from Madras University in 1984; Medical degree from Bangalore University in 1994; and postgraduation from Manipal University in 2005.

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

Fields of Interest: Assessment, curriculum development, student support, networking.

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


Dr. Anupama Sukhlecha

M.B.B.S., M.D. (Pharmacology)

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

Interested in presenting papers on topics of pharmacoepidemiology in conferences.

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

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

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

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

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


Dr. Bharti K. Uppal

I am married to Dr. Sanjeev Uppal, mother of Nupur and Dipan, and am working as Professor and Head of Biochemistry at CMC, Ludhiana. A graduate from Government Medical College (GMC), Amritsar, of batch 1978, I did PG diploma in paediatrics and later M.D. Biochemistry from GMC Patiala. I have had the privilige to teach medical students at GMC Patiala, GMC Chandigarh, and Dayanand Medical College (DMC), Ludhiana, in various faculty positions before joining CMC, Ludhiana. I am a trained assessor for laboratory accreditation and appointed as a national assessor by the Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. At present I also have administrative responsibilities and work as Deputy Medical Superintendent. I like teaching students and being their friend more than a boss.