2010 Fellow Profiles

2010 Fellow Profiles

Sanam Anwar

I did my schooling at St. Mary’s Convent, Allahabad (U.P.). I am a graduate of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Science (MGIMS), Sevagram, Wardha (Maharashtra). I did my M.D. in Community Medicine in 2002 from the same college, followed by D.N.B. I have been working there for eight years; presently I am at the post of Associate Professor. Recently I joined Oman Medical College at Sohar, Oman, in the Department of Public Health, and plan to be here for the next two to three years. My husband is also a doctor working in India. I am blessed with two daughters, Fiza (9 yrs) and Khushi (6 yrs). My favorite pastime is teaching them, and I love music. I have always been active in training and teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates. I was a part of a Unites States Agency for International Development (USAID) project on child survival for five years, wherein I used to train groups like self help group (SHG) women, adolescent girls, and school-going children. I am interested in improving my teaching skills further and being a part of FAIMER, and want to do my Masters in Public Health in the near future.


Preeti Bajaj

She did her M.B.B.S. from Government Medical College, Amritsar, and M.D. Pathology from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. She is presently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology. She is a Life Member of the Indian Association of Pathologists and Microbiologists, Indian Society of Renal Pathology, and Indian Society of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine. She has participated in various regional, national, and international CMEs and conferences. She is working as thesis co-guide for postgraduate students of pathology. She also has national and international publications to her credit.


Palash Das

Father’s Name: Late Kutiswar Das

Occupation: Service, West Bengal Medical Education Service for six yrs

Experience:  West Bengal Health Service, including Health Administration
State Level Facilitator for Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP) Training, for Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI) Training

Qualification: General: Higher Secondary

Medical: M.B.B.S. (Cal), D.P.H. (Cal), M.D. (Cal)


Shubhda Gade

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology, NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre (NKPSIMS & RC), Nagpur

Atul Goel

He is an M.D. in Pediatrics and is working with Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, since 2005 in the Department of Pediatrics. He was promoted as Associate Professor in October 2009. He has done his M.B.B.S. and M.D. in Pediatrics from Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has special interest in teaching of both undergraduate and postgraduates. He is the counselor for Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for the Post Graduate Diploma in Maternal & Child Health (PGDMMCH) program. Dr. Atul has keen interest in the field of neonatology and pediatric hematology. He is currently managing the Thalassemia Clinic in the department. He is actively associated with clinical research in the department. He has received training on good clinical practices. He has been an Investigator in a number of the vaccine trials, including the trials on pneumococcal and H1N1 (swine flu) vaccines. Recently he has been appointed as Joint Secretary for Punjab State in the National Neonatology Forum.


Shyamala Hande

She is currently working as Professor of Histology and Cell Biology, at the Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus), Karnataka, India. She has a postgraduate and doctoral degree in biosciences from Mangalore University, Mangalagangotri, Karnataka. She has six years of teaching experience in histology at Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal Campus, and eight years of teaching experience in cell biology in premedical courses of Manipal University. Her principal research interests include use of rubrics, student assessment, and role of feedback in education. She has presented papers at the 39th Annual Conference of the International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning, Philadelphia, USA, October 2009; International Medical Education Conference (IMEC) 2009 at Kuala Lumpur (KL), Malaysia, April, 2009; and at the 6th Biennial Conference of the Asia Pacific Association on PBL in Health Sciences (APA-PHS), Malaysia, October 2008. She attended a workshop on portfolio-based assessment by Professor Ron Harden and a workshop on standards setting in OSCE at the IMEC 2009 pre-conference workshop, KL, Malaysia, in April 2009. She serves as a reviewer for two international journals in education.


Mohammed Ahmed Hassanien

I am a physician, holding a Ph.D. in Medical Biochemistry and a Masters degree in Health Professions Education from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. I am Assistant Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Medical Education and Vice Dean Assistant (academic supervisor for second year students), Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University in Saudi Arabia, and also with two years work in King Saud University from 2002 to 2004. My area of expertise in health profession education includes, but is not limited to, the following: teaching and learning theories and practice, PBL theory and practice, curriculum design and curriculum analysis, methods of student assessment, methods of research, quality and accreditation of medical education, program evaluation, community based education, leadership and management, and staff development programs and activities. I organized many medical education training courses. Information technology experience includes: design of electronic course materials; expert web designer; design of electronic courses, design of electronic question bank, design of online questionnaires. I plan for many research activities in medical education and clinical biochemistry. Finally, I have wide experience in academic assessment and accreditation, as I am the associated president of the accreditation committee for institutional setting in my college.


Anil Kapoor

Professor of Medicine, People’s College of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal (M.P.)

I did my graduation and postgraduation in medicine (1990) from Gajra Raja Medical College, Gwalior. I sharpened my clinical skills as senior resident at Dr. R.M.L. Hospital, New Delhi, and underwent three months training in the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Subsequently I joined Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat, where I served for 11 years. In 2006, I moved to Bhopal and joined the People’s College of Medical Sciences as a Professor of Medicine. The turning point in my teaching career came in 2007 when I attended my first teacher’s training program conducted by none other than Dr. D.K. Srinivas sir! I realized that not only did I need to refine my teaching skills, but also contribute to the field of medical education – an important yet overlooked area. Since then I have attended many teacher training programmes and participated in conducting basic teacher training workshops for faculty development. I am an active member of the Medical Education Unit and various other committees of our institute. Presently, I am involved in teaching of M.B.B.S., B.D.S., and B.P.T. students. I have learned to be an active lifelong learner. I have been attending workshops, conferences, and seminars on regular basis. I love to spend my free time with my family – Anju (my wife and Professor of Paediatrics), Ananya (daughter), Aditya (son); listen to music; and watch comedy serials.


Anisha Kellogg

I am a graduate and postgraduate of CMC, Ludhiana and am currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab. I have been working in this prestigious institute since January 2002. During this period, as an active member of the faculty involved in training medical graduates, postgraduate diploma students and degree students, and many allied sciences and nursing graduates, I realized the need to develop newer methodologies in teaching gynaecology, and the idea of a formal training in medical education appealed to me. In addition to this, laparoscopic surgery interests me, and obstetrics, especially critical care obstetrics, is a close favorite. Other areas of interest include classical dancing, cooking, and spending time with my three-year-old daughter.


Tamkin Khan

Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh

Dinesh Kumar

I am currently working as an Assistant Professor in the postgraduate (PG) Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu. I did my M.D. Community Medicine from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, in 1994 after completing my M.B.B.S. from GMC, Jammu. All through these years I have had the good fortune of working with some great teachers and colleagues who have truly enriched my life. Hardly ever in my life have I not been able to complete the task I have endeavored to finish, albeit at a relatively slower pace. Slow upward direction in my career graph is indicative of sureness, which I think is a function of hard work and perseverance. I am a good subordinate in spite of being aggressive and proactive. I have contributed to the growth of my institution by being a small part in many positive actions that have happened in the last one and a half decades in GMC, Jammu. The thrust areas where I have contributed include teaching research methodology, cancer research, and training. The contribution has been multifaceted even though modest. I love listening to music, am a movie buff, a games afficionado, and love to read literature and philosophy. Also I am a complete family person and love to spend leisure time with family.


Sarabmeet Singh Lehl

I completed my M.B.B.S. from Government Medical College, Patiala, in 1983. In 1984 I did a one year house job in Medicine and Surgery. I then did two years rural service before proceeding to do an M.D. in General Medicine from Government Medical College, Patiala. I have worked in the Subsidiary Health Centres and Civil Hospitals of Punjab State as a Medical Officer. I have worked in the pre-clinical departments (Pharmacology) of Medical College, Amritsar, as well as an Emergency Medical Officer, and had the opportunity to work as a senior resident (internal medicine) in the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, for a period of three years .

For the last 13 years I have been on the faculty of Government Medical College, Chandigarh and am presently an Associate Professor. I have done projects with WHO as well as the Department of Science Technology, Chandigarh Administration. I have also organized two workshops for our own faculty for the development of medical education.


Babu Raja Maharjan

He is one of the founding faculty members of the Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS), Nepal. He is the founding member of the Medical Education Unit of PAHS. He presently holds a position of Lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry. He is the coordinator of M.B.B.S. Basic Science at PAHS. He has completed his M.Sc. (Medical) Biochemistry from Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal, which is affiliated with Kathmandu University. He has done his Bachelor in Medical Laboratory Technology from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India. He has served as lecturer in the department of Biochemistry at Kathmandu University Medical School, Nepal, for one and a half years (2007–2008). At the same school he was medical laboratory instructor for one and a half years (2004-2005). He has published original articles in the indexed journals. He has attended national and international conferences. He has also given a presentation in a national conference organized by the National Institute of Science and Technology, Kathmandu, Nepal. He has actively participated in both institutional and national level workshops in medical education. He also has been a resource person in the Problem Based Learning Tutor Training workshop. In addition to this, he has a great passion for nature and music.


Dipta Kanti Mukhopadhyay

He is Assistant Professor, Community Medicine, B.S. Medical College, Bankura. He was born in 1971. Passed Secondary Examination in 1987 with 81.3% marks and Higher Secondary Examination in 1989 with 75.2% marks. He did his M.B.B.S. course at B.S. Medical College, Bankura, in 1994 with an average of 66% marks. Joined West Bengal Health Services and served different Rural Health Institutions from 1998-2004. Passed M.D., Community Medicine from N.B. Medical College, Sushrutanagar, Darjeeling, in 2007 with 67% marks. Joined as Demonstrator, Community Medicine at B.S. Medical College, Bankura, in July 2007 and was promoted to Assistant Professor in March 2008. Acted as Co-coordinator in two departmental projects and had two publications in national level journals. Winner of the Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine (IAPSM) W.B. Chapter Research Grant in 2008. Participated in one national and one international workshop on nutrition. State level trainer for Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program (RNTCP), Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illnesses (IMNCI), and Maternal and Perinatal Death Inquiry and Response (MAPEDIR), and acted as a resource person in nutrition workshop in two districts. Acted as a consultant for monitoring and supervision of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) in West Bengal.


Ramesh Narula

Designation: Assistant Professor Orthopaedics

Institution: Rohilkhand Medical College, Bareilly

Myself: Born and brought up in Agra. Unergraduate, Postgraduate degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College (JNMC), Aligarh

  • Worked in Libya for 11 years
  • Own a nursing home in Agra
  • Left practice and joined as faculty for the last two years
  • Hobby: Dancing; also working as cultural secretary at my institution

Expectation: Opportunity to promote myself


Rana Arun Gopal Krishan Pal

Department of Pathology, Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Ferozepur Moga Road, Ferozepur (Punjab)

Marital status: Married

Completed M.B.B.S. and finished one-year internship in December 1995 at Government Medical College, Amritsar. Completed M.D. (Pathology) in October 2001 from Medical College Amritsar under Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot. Worked as Clinical Pathologist at Ram Saran Das Kishori Lal Hospital, Green Avenue Amritsar, from October 2001 to November 2005. Joined Genesis Institute of Dental Sciences and Research, Ferozepur, in November 2005. Presently working in the same institute as Assistant Professor in Pathology.


Mugdha Potnis-Lele

Lecturer at Department of Genetics, Immunology and Biochemistry, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, Aundh, Pune. M.Sc., Ph.D. in Health Sciences from University of Pune, Pune, Maharashtra. Several scholarships and fellowships, including: Lady Tata Memorial Trust Junior Scholarship, University Grants Commission (UGC) Project Fellow, etc. Young Scientist Project from Department of Science and Technology-Science and Engineering Research Council (DST-SERC) under Fast Track Scheme for three years. Research project in medical education as part of the Advanced Workshop in Health Sciences Educational Technology at Department of Medical Education and Technology (MET), Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), Pune. Six research publications (four international, two national), three poster presentations (two international, one national).

Visiting faculty for postgraduate teaching programmes at University of Pune. External examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate examinations of University of Pune. Invited as guest faculty and resource person at various institutes. Member of Ethical Committee of Department of Ayurveda, University of Pune, as expert in Molecular Biology and Genetics. Recognition as postgraduate teacher in Health Sciences, University of Pune. Member of Technical and Scientific Committee and Ethics Committee of Department of Genetics, Immunology and Biochemistry, MUHS Regional Centre, Pune.


Punita Salwan

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Anatomy at Sri Guru Ram Das Institute Of Medical Sciences & Research (SGRDIMSAR), Amritsar. I am an alumnus of Baroda Medical College, Vadodara, having completed my graduation in 1992. I did my house jobs in ophthalmology and general surgery from Beas Hospital in 1993 and later worked as Medical Officer in Emergency and Medicine in 1994. Those two years at Beas Hospital have played a pivotal role in the honing of my clinical skills and I appreciate the importance of incorporation of first-hand knowledge of clinical aspects in my present basic sciences teaching curriculum. I finished my postgraduation in Anatomy from Government Medical College, Amritsar, in 2001 and joined SGRDIMSAR, Amritsar, in 2003. I am a Life Member of the Anatomical Society of India and the Association of Medical Informatics. My professional responsibilities are undergraduate teaching and upgrading of museum and research labs. Areas of interest are research in human genetics, innovative teaching methods, and assessment methods.


Sunita Vagha

I am Professor and Head, Department of Pathology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha. I did my M.B.B.S. in 1985 and M.D. (Pathology) in 1990 from Government Medical College, Nagpur. I joined my present institute as Assistant Professor in Pathology and was promoted to my present position in June 2007 through the grades of Associate Professor and Professor in Pathology. I am also Convener of Regional Centre for National Faculty Development (recognized by Medical Council of India). I am a member of the Board of Studies (Para-Clinical), Core Committee, Academic Council, and Board of Management. I have been trained at the National Teacher Training Centre (NTTC), Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, in 2001 and since then associated with the Medical Education Department of our Deemed University. I am undergraduate and postgraduate teacher and examiner as well as Ph.D. supervisor. In 2008, I organized the Pathology State Chapter MAPCON 2008. Married in December 1986 to Dr. Jayant who is Professor, Paediatrics in the same institute as well as a 2009 CMCL–FAIMER Fellow. I am mother to 22-year old Aniket, doing B.Tech (Mech) III year at the Vellore Insitute of Technology (VIT), Vellore. Aniket has bagged an international engineering student’s project to Fontana, California, beginning in June 2010. I also have a 17-year old daughter, Keta, doing 12th and aspiring to become a doctor.