Fellows 2011

1.      Adinegara Bin Lutfi Abas I am currently attached to Melaka Manipal Medical College which is based in Malaysia. I am currently the Head of Department of Community Medicine. With regards to my education, I completed both my MBBS and Master of Public Health in University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. My first working assignment was in the Ministry of Health as a District Health Officer and Occupational Health Officer till December 2000. From then on, I was attached to Melaka Manipal Medical College initially as a lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine before attaining the title of Associate Professor at the end of 2004. I was given the responsibility of handling examination matters in the College as Representative of Registrar-Evaluation in December 2008. A year later, I was promoted as Head of Department of Community Medicine in November 2009. I have been involved with various committees within the Institution such as the Learning Outcomes Committee, OSCE and e-Learning Committee amongst others. I have published articles in both local and international journals in the field of public health and occupational health. Recently, I was promoted as Professor in the Department of Community Medicine from November 2010.
2.       Ankur JoshiDr. Ankur Joshi perused his graduation in Medicine and a Masters in Community Medicine from Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal. His area of interest is infectious disease epidemiology (more specifically TB, HIV and related issues) and health policy analysis. He has also served as Medical Consultant   for WHO-RNTCP Technical Assistance project in Central India. He believes that contextual learning in Community Medicine through incorporation of family medicine may transform the subject into a more pertinent and applicable stream to students and establish a optimum sustainable response to meager resources in a developing country set up. Currently he is working as Assistant Professor, Community Medicine in Peoples College of Medical Sciences, Bhopal.
3.       Deepa BhatI did my MBBS from prestigious Mysore Medical College, Mysore, Karnataka in 2004. I did my MD in Anatomy in the same college between 2006-09 and passed out with third rank in my postgraduate exams of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. I started my job carrier in R V dental college Bangalore for 3 months. On day one I was sent to training of trainers programme under Dr D K Srinivas. It was a turning point. I prepared every teaching session with great passion. Incidentally I got to know about FAIMER fellowship and started working for it to hone my teaching skills and to learn many aspects which academicians are not aware of. I am currently working in JSS medical college, Mysore. I teach apart from MBBS dental, speech and hearing, paramedical students. My attempt is to change students from result based learning to knowledge based mode. I am very much interested in painting and art work. I am proud mother of 5 year old daughter and wife of plastic surgeon. I could not become a clinician due to family constraints but I would like to give good clinicians to our society.
4.       Jyoti Nath ModiI am currently working as Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the People’s College of Medical Sciences & Research Centre (PCMS&RC), Bhopal. I am also a member of the Medical Education Unit and of the Research Advisory Committee of my institution. I did MBBS (1993) and MD in Ob/Gyn (1996), from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Subsequently I worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Reproductive Endocrine Unit of the Massachusetts General Hospital (Harvard Medical School), Boston, USA. In 2003, I joined as Assistant Professor, Ob/Gyn at Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal and in 2006, I moved to the present institution. My areas of interest include Reproductive Endocrinology and Medical Education. I owe it to our former Dean Dr. G.C. Dixit for starting me on this journey of MET training. Interaction with stalwarts in the field at various workshops and meetings only further fuelled my desire to train myself well. I feel fortunate in being a student of Dr.Usha Nayar, one of the pioneers in the field of Medical Education in India and of Dr. Rita Sood who is a name to reckon with in the field. I do feel that I will be fulfilling my duty towards my teachers by carrying forward the tradition of contributing in the field of medical education. I have a 10 year old daughter who is also a teacher of sorts to me. When I am not driving around for her co-curricular classes or going through a refresher course in class V Maths, I find time to read, paint or watch a movie. I am also just finishing my two year term as the Secretary of the Obst & Gynae society of Bhopal well in time to focus better on the faimer fellowship program.
5.       Nandita Chattopadhyay I graduated from Medical College, Kolkata in 1981 and subsequently did my DCH & DNB (Pediatrics) from the same institution.  My areas of interest & specialization are Neonatology and Developmental Pediatrics, for which I underwent various trainings in India & abroad. After working  in rural & semi-urban settings for  10 years, I joined the RKM Vivekananda Institute of Medical sciences, Kolkata,(a premier PG Institutes in Eastern India), in 1997, as a teacher. Since then I have been with this institute as a faculty member, presently as Professor of Pediatrics. Our student population comprise of DCH, MD & DNB candidates.  As a developmental Pediatrician, I am also in charge of the NICU High-Risk follow-up Clinic. Medical teaching has always been a passion with me, so I looked for other avenues to teach, apart from classroom instruction. As a qualified National Instructor of NALS & PALS courses, IMNCI &  F-IMNCI and also as International Instructor for DDST-II, I have the privilege to facilitate students at these various trainings as a faculty. The experience of working with adult learners in different capacities and using different teaching methodologies  is very challenging and rewarding. Medical education at the grass-root has also been an attraction. My spare time is devoted to our NGO, NANRITAM. We Work in the slums of Kolkata and in rural Purulia, West Bengal, on community development projects. Here I have been involved in formulating and implementing  a number of training modules in Mother  & Child Care, Newborn Care, Child Development & Early Intervention, Health & Hygiene etc. Exposure to varying categories of learners, varying from Post-Graduate medical students to rural health-workers has made medical education a very intriguing and challenging subject to me and I look forward to broaden my outlook for better performance.
6.       Neelam A Toppo She has passed her MBBS in 1995 from NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur (MP) and MD (PSM) in 1999 from Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal.  Then she worked in Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) from May 1999 till December 1999 at Bhopal as Medical Officer and incharge of “Small family by choice project” funded by Bill Gates Foundation.  From February 2000 till March 2007 worked as national programme coordinator of women’s desk of community health department of Christian Medical Association of India (CMAI), New Delhi.  During this tenure she handled many community based health and development projects, developed management skills, project writing and management skills and did evaluation of global funding projects. Since July 2007 joined NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur as an Assistant Professor, in Community Medicine Department. So far, she has presented 13 scientific papers in National and International conferences.  Two papers have been published and one in Indexed journal.  She got one best paper award in International conference. She is master trainer for IMNCI, RTI/STI, NRHM, FIMNCI etc. During this academic period she handled two projects funded by UNFPA and NIHFW. So far, given many training to doctors, nurses, MPWs, ASHAs, ANMs etc under various national programmes. She is member of medical education unit of NSCB Medical College, Jabalpur, and executive member of IAPSM (Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine).
7.       Pankaj BhardwajHe received his MBBS from MLN Medical College, Allahabad and MD Community Medicine from GMC, Surat. He was awarded Dr N R Mehta Gold Medal from University for his MD. Presently working as Assistant Professor in Era’s Lucknow Medical College & Hospital, he has deep interest in Public Health and Research methodology. He worked as faculty in GMC, Surat and Baroda Medical College.  Presently he also works as visiting faculty in Dr Girilal Gupta Institute of Public Health, Lucknow University. He also holds place in editorial board as well as reviewer of various journals. He has more than 15 publications to his credit in various National and International journals. Amongst the various administrative and academic responsibilities, he is the In charge Academics, Epidemiology Unit, and Coordinator of Post graduate teaching program of the department. He is also actively attached to the Dept of Medical Education Technology of his college and successfully organized a Sensitization workshop on Medical Clerkship & Medical Audit, in the college itself. Presently co guide of six PG students for their MD thesis and Guide for projects for MPH course. In his Public Health Experience, he worked as a monitor in Pulse Polio Programme, Cholera epidemic surveillance activities, National Filaria Eradication Programme, Leptospirosis Control Programme, Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Surveillance Programme etc and worked in a study in Surat funded by Welcome Trust, London. He also coordinated Surveillance and monitoring activities during Flood Relief in Surat Urban in 2006. He presented several papers in various national and international conferences. He has received various trainings till now, few to mention as IMNCI( Training Of Trainers), by UNICEF , HIV/AIDS Awareness, and Basic course in Medical Education and Technology , organized by Dept of Medical  Education & Technology , under aegis of MCI.
8.       Rajoo Singh ChhinaI am a postgraduate (D. M. in Gastroenterology) working  as Head of Unit Consultant looking after a GE ward of 30 patients  in Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab. I am attached to subspecialty of Gastroenterology having clinical and research experience in gastroenterology. I also teach postgraduates and undergraduates at the medical school. I am a postgraduate (D. M. in Gastroenterology) from Postgraduate Institute of Medical Research and Education, Chandigarh having completed my D.M. in December 1989 in first attempt. I did my Registrar ship in Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Research and Education for 9 months. During this period, I have had teaching experience of teaching postgraduate students. I did my post graduation (M.D. in Internal Medicine) from Government Rajendra Medical College and Hospital, Patiala, affiliated to Punjabi University, Patiala, an institution recognized by the Medical Council of India. I did my graduation (M.B.B.S.) from Government Rajindera Medical College and Hospital, Patiala in 1982. I had a good academic record with two DISTINCTIONS, being the 2nd BEST GRADUATE year 1981-82, and having awarded two SILVER MEDALS for standing first, and six BRONZE MEDALS for standing second in various subjects. I was also awarded the UNIVERSITY & COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS during this tenure. I did my DM (Gastroenterology) in 1989 from PGIMER, Chandigarh. Besides these academic achievements I have always been a very enthusiastic sports person. I captained UNIVERSITY Lawn Tennis Team/ College teams and was awarded ROLL OF HONOUR and COLLEGE COLOUR for the same. I was also a member of various college teams. In addition I was also a member of the college students union. I have various publications more than 60 in national and international journals. I did my fellowship from MAYO CLINIC Rochester 1997 USA – World Health Organization (WHO) on Liver Transplantation. I have also done my international fellowship in “Advanced GI Endoscopy” from Jichi Medical School, Japan in 2007. Advisory Editorial Board: NAMS Journal, Journal of GI infections 209-2010.  I have recently awarded: ‘Dr. G.S. Sainani Oration’ for the year 2010  oration at Kolkata on 29th October 2010 by Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine.
9.   Richa Ghay ThamanI am Assoc Prof in Deptt of Physiology at Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Sri Amritsar, Punjab. I did my MBBS in 1995 and MD in Physiology in 2003 from Govt Medical College, Amritsar. I worked for a year in Dashmesh Dental Institute in Faridkot before joining my present Institute as Asstt Prof, Physiology in 2005. I have attended basic workshop on Medical Education in AIIMS and basic workshop on Faculty Development from CMC, Ludhiana. I am an active member of the medical education unit of my Institute. I am member of the cultural and sports committee of the Institute and have been actively involved in organizing a few workshops, conferences and convocation in the Institute. I am involved in teaching MD, MBBS, BDS and nursing students. I am a co-investigator in a PhD project affiliated to Sweden University pertaining to gestational diabetes in Punjab. I am married to Dr Dushyant Thaman who is a Neurosurgeon. I am mother to two lovely daughters aged 12 and 6.
10.   Roopinder Kaur Mangat Associate Professor and head of department of Pharmacology. Presently
working at Genesis institute of dental sciences and research,
Ferozepur, Punjab, India. I did my graduation from Govt. medical
college Patiala. My post graduation is from CMC&H Ludhiana in subject
of pharmacology. My interest in teaching was inoculated in this period,
and my teachers played important role in shaping my future as a
teacher. Each batch of my students have also enriched my experience,
each day was new in terms of learning. My other interests are Clinical
Trials, paintings, reading and music. I am mother of two lovely kids
who are in second and third standard. My husband has been most
supportive in any venture I take up in life.
11.   Santosh Ramratan PandeAssociate prof. in anaesthesiology, Dr.PDMMC,Amravati(M.S.), India.I did my graduation in 1977, DA in 1981 & MD in Anaesthesiology in 1983 , all from IGMC Nagpur. I was all the time interested in teaching but did not get the post at my own parent institute. So I had to start private practice initially. Still I continued to teach students of different pathies and got the job at dental college, Amravati .Then I got Asso. Prof. post at Dr. PDMMC, Amravati in 2004.Social & academic achievements in my life-1.Represented flood relief society, 1978, West Bengal.

2.Conducting lectures in Basic Life Support regularly.

3. Presented 3 papers in conferences.

4. Trainer of Life saving anaesthetic skills for EMOC, Family & Health Welfare Dept. New         Delhi, Govt. Of India.

Special Interest – Analgesia in labour, newborn resuscitation, obstetric anaesthesia

Hobbies- Reading, singing, acting(Drama),stock market. My Family- Father Shri. Ramratan Pande was a promising Advocate & a good orator. Wife Dr. Sushma Pande (Prof. & Head , Dept. Of Physiology & Coordinator,MEU, Dr.PDMMC, Amaravati). Son Dr. Sanket, doing MD Pediatrics.


12.   Satendra SinghHe completed his MD (Physiology) from PGIMS, Rohtak and MBBS from GSVM Kanpur and is presently working as Assistant Professor of Physiology at University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS), Delhi. He also did his fellowship in Sports Sciences from Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad. He serves as an Adjunct faculty member at the Medical Education Unit (MEU) and runs special-interest-group on Resident-as-Teacher. He is program coordinator of annual venture STEP (Senior resident Training on Educational Principles). He is involved in planning, organizing and conducting workshops for empowering faculty, senior residents, pool officers, PhD’s, postgraduates’ and undergraduate students in UCMS. He is also on the editorial board of two international journals on medical education. His interest areas include Neurophysiology (evoked potential studies), Undergraduate research, Senior-Resident training, Medical Humanities, PubMed search and organizing and conducting workshops. He is life member of Indian Society for Sleep Research and member, International Hemodynamic Society.
13.   Selvam RamachandranI completed my Bachelors in Physiotherapy (August 2000) and Masters in Physiotherapy (November 2005) from The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai. Pursued few clinical jobs after my graduation and concurrently did my PG Diploma in Basic Developmental Therapy at Spastic Society of Tamil Nadu (July 2003). I am presently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiotherapy, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences. The present position has enabled me to take divergent roles concurrently on academic, clinical and research frontiers besides few administrative responsibilities. The academic role includes teaching of physiotherapy subjects to BPT and MPT students. I am the University approved Examiner for Physiotherapy University examinations and Principal Guide for PG dissertations.  I am also a member of SMIMS Medical Education Unit. I have registered as a PhD candidate under Sikkim Manipal University and honored to have Dr. (Prof.) R.N. Salhan, a renowned pediatrician who is our Dean and also the Member of BoG, MCI as my Principal Guide for my PhD. I have participated as a trainee in second long term Bioethics Training Program under the Centrally Coordinated Bioethics Education Program in India – a Fogarty fellowship program awarded to Dr. Nandini Kumar, Former DDG, ICMR. I have drafted the Standard Operating Procedures for our Institution Ethics Committee and presented the same during the Bioethics Training Program for Health Professionals (July 2009) organized by self on behalf of SMIMS IEC. I also serve as an Executive Editor of Journal of Physical Therapy – an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal. Presently I have undertaken an ICMR ad-hoc research project on early physiotherapy intervention of preterm, VLBW infants (IRIS ID: 2008-07900). My professional interests include treating of neurologically disabled children, EBP, innovations in Physiotherapy teaching – learning methods.
14.  Sheila Das

Professor  Pathology, HOD Hematopathology Section, Christian Medical College , Ludhiana. I am a Medical Graduate from SCB Medical College, Cuttack in 1977. After which I worked in three different Mission Hospitals in MP, In 1982 , I came to do my Post graduation in Pathology After which I’ve stayed on till date. During the last 28 years of my remaining as a faculty in this Premiere institute, I took a liking to teaching. I have realized that learning “How to teach“ is in itself an art . So I’ve had the privilege to attend a few teachers training workshops within and outside my institution. I live to interact with students and it is a constant challenge for me how to refine my teaching so that my students will learn to become better health practitioners in the field!  I am also involved in an ICMR Research project which deals with CVS for molecular genetics study in Antenatal cases at risk for Thalassemia Syndromes.


15.  Suvarna Shyam Ganvir B.Ph.T. & M.Ph.T.From Rashtrasant Tukdoji  Maharaj Nagpur University.  Post .Graduate diploma in rehabilitation From All India Institute of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Mumbai. Fellowship in Neurological rehabilitation From Apollo Hospital, Hyderabad.  Registered for Ph.D. in 2010 under Maharashtra University of Health Sciences Nashik. At present working as a Professor in College of Physiotherapy. Have attended various workshops on medical education- Basic Teachers Training Workshop 2005, Problem Based Learning in 2007, Evidence Based Medicine 2008, Advanced workshop on health science education 2010.  Ex- member of Department of Medical Education Sawangi, member of Medical Education Unit Ahmednagar. Received funding for self & students’ projects from MUHS, Nashik. At present working on projects related to Physiotherapy & Medical education. Have attended national & international conferences with paper/poster presentations. Invited as a guest speaker for a state level Physiotherapy conference.
16. Sushma Santosh Pande prof.  & Head, Dept. of  PHYsiology, Dr.PDMMC, Amravati(M.S.), India. I am 1977 batch student of B.J. Medical College, Pune. I did  DCh  in 1985 from B.J. Medical college, Pune  & MD in Physiology, after a gap of 5 yrs., in 1991 from IGMC Nagpur.  I am elected member of B.O.S. Preclinical (UG) Board M.U.H.S., Nashik. I am also Coordinator of MEU at our Institute since Jan 2010. I am interested in bringing changes in routine curricula in Medical Education. I also want to help faculty development at our institute. Hobbies- Reading, watching TV & movies. My Family-  Husband Dr.Santosh Ramratan Pande, Associate Prof. In Anaesthesiology Dr.PDMMC, Amravati(M.S.), India. Son Dr. Sanket, doing MD Pediatrics.
17. Uma TekurI am working as the Head of the department of Pharmacology at  Maulana Azad Medical and am presently Director-Professor I am a graduate of the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune; a post graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College New Delhi and a member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences India. I have attended numerous workshops both in India and abroad on various aspects of Rational Use of Drugs, research and teaching methodologies.  I underwent the National Teachers Training Course from JIPMER Pondicherry and the National Conference on Medical Education from AIIMS, New Delhi in 2007.  I have been a resource person in the Medical Education Unit of Maulana Azad Medical College. Besides I have been a member of the Delhi Society for the Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs since its inception and am presently holding the post of Vice President. I have been actively involved in the implementation of the various components of RUD in Delhi and several states of India including UP, Rajasthan, Orissa, Uttaranchal, Himachal Pradesh to name a few.  I have organized and participated in numerous programmes sponsored by WHO for the promotion of RUD and problem based learning methodologies in India I have been involved in the curriculum planning for the UG and PG courses in Pharmacology at the university and the state levels.
18.  Vivek V. HarkareProfessor and Head, Department of ENT,NKP Salve Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre, Nagpur (M.S.). I did my graduation (1984) and Post graduation in ENT (1989) from Prestigious Government Medical College in Nagpur. After working as Lecturer in ENT at Government Medical College & Hospital Nagpur, i joined the present Institute and working here since 1993. I have a total of 20 years of teaching experience.   I am keenly interested in teaching and have been associated with Medical Education Technology Unit of our Institute since last 6 years. I have myself attended Two Basic Teachers Training Programmes and One Advanced Teachers Training Programme and also completed a short project for the same. I am Voice Chairman MET Unit and also faculty for Basic Teachers Training Workshop at our Institute. I am examiner for UG and PG examinations of various Universities in the State and the Country.   I have a meritorious career since my school days and I am a recipient of State Merit Scholarships and other awards like Group Study Exchange Award by Rotary International. I have been attending Workshops, Conferences, Seminars all over the Country as delegate and also as faculty. I have about 15 scientific publications to my credit in my specialty. I am a Music lover, an amateur singer, and also love reading, traveling & watching movies. I have given my contribution to social service also being an active member of Jaycees and Rotary Club of Nagpur.  My wife Dr. Smita is an Anaesthesiologist and two sons Vismay and Harsh are school students.
19. Yeshwanth Rao Currently working as the Associate Professor and Course Director of Dept. of Pharmacology & Therapeutics in KMC-International Center, Manipal. Obtained MBBS degree in 1998 from M.R.Medical College, Gulbarga, Karnataka and MD (Pharmacology) from Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal in 2003. Now into 8th year of teaching  and has the experience of working in 3 different Medical programmes under Manipal University in Manipal – a. KMC, Manipal (Indian programme 2003-06), b. Melaka Manipal Medical College  (Malaysian Programme 2006-09) and c. KMC-IC (American Programme, a sister institute of American University of Antigua, 2009-till date). KMC-International Center prepares students for USMLE examination. The main highlight of KMC-IC is the small batch of students in each batch – max. 45. Hence there is a lot of scope to incorporate various small group activities. Has incorporated PBL in the curriculum. Attended 2 International Medical Education Conferences & submitted 2 Medical Education related manuscripts for publication. Has published 9 articles till date. Also working as a Sub-Investigator in Multinational Industry-Sponsored Randomised, Double Blind, Placebo Controlled Clinical Trials through Manipal Center for Clinical Research (MCCR) since 2008. Main motto in the near future: ‘replace didactic lectures with collaborative small group teaching and to carry out projects in Medical education’