Fellows 2012



Anumeha Bhagat

I joined Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh in 2009 and currently working as Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology.

I completed my MD (Physiology) from GSVM Medical College, Kanpur in the year 2005. In the subsequent year I also cleared DNB (Physiology). I have done my Senior Demonstratorship from Department of Physiology, AIIMS, New Delhi. During my tenure at AIIMS I also got enrolled for a Ph.D. program but as destiny had other plans for me I had to resign from the Ph.D. program and come to Chandigarh. The seed of interest in research had already germinated in my mind at AIIMS and at GMCH I nurtured it for another two years before I applied for this prestigious fellowship.

My areas of interest in research include medical education, cardiovascular and mind body medicine. I have presented papers in various conferences. One of my prize winning paper was entitled “Assessment of learning style preferences among male and female medical and dental undergraduate students” which I presented at a CME in Patiala in 2011. I have publications in various national and international journals. Apart from acceptance of this project another project on metabolic syndrome has been sanctioned financial grant by the DST-UT. I have also translated the VARK Questionnaire in Hindi and the same is available at the VARK web site. My extracurricular interests include sports such as badminton, gardening and listening to old melodies.

Dilara Kamaldeen

Professor, Department of Physiology,

Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute,

Chennai,Tamilnadu, India

I have done my undergraduation [MBBS] from the Kilpauk Medical College and obtained postgraduation in MD[Physiology] from Madras Medical College, Chennai. I am at present working as Professor, Department of Physiology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute [SRMC&RI].I am member of the Medical Education Unit, SRMC&RI since 2006. My responsibility in medical education unit is as member, Curriculum Committee & Coordinator Phase1 integrated MBBS curriculum.

SRMC &RI has made tremendous progress in Medical Education, in both faculty development & curricular reforms. I have been involved in the development of modules in PBL of coronary artery disease and bronchial asthma in the MBBS curriculum & cleft lip and palate in the BDS curriculum. I was involved in the drafting of the Phase 1 MBBS integrated curriculum which has special features like case based learning, organ system based integrated study of basic sciences with relevant input from  clinical sciences and mentorship. I have also been resource person for faculty development programmes for medical and dental faculty at SRMC&RI. I have conducted sessions on Taxonomy & learning objectives, teaching learning methods and assessment. SRMC&RI is one of the MCI recognized nodal centers for faculty development and I have worked as MCI observer in faculty development programmes conducted by other medical colleges. I have national presentations and co-authored  publications in both Physiology and medical education.

I am passionate about teaching the basic physiological concepts to medical students and have a special interest in facilitating students to adopt a problem based approach to the learning of basic medical sciences. I was also involved in a project on “Remedial measures for underachieving preclinical MBBS students”.

Manasee Panda

Present Address-Dept. of Community Medicine ,SCB Medical College, Cuttack 753007

Married and husband Dr Manoj Kumar Tripathy MD(General Medicine)is working as Chief Medical Officer in Visakha steel general hospital, Visakhapatnam. Only son Manish Tripathy is working at TATA Motors at Jamshedpur as an Engineer. Passed MBBS from MKCG Medical College,Berhampur,Orissa in the year 1988. Passed MD (Community Medicine ) from MKCG Medical College,Berhampur,Orissa in the year 1997. Joined in the Health services in Orissa in the year 1991 as Assistant surgeon. Joined in the SCB Medical College , Cuttack as faculty in the dept. Of Community Medicine in the year 2000. Now working as Asst Prof in the same dept. I am also involved in the training of Medical officers on Routine Immunization in our state and monitoring of routine immunization activity.

I had attended the Basic course workshop in Medical education in Sept 2010 at CMC, Ludhiana and now I am also one of the facilitators in our MCI Regional training centre in Medical Education Technologies in our college. I am happy as a teacher and want to  improve myself further   in this field


 Madhuri Kanitkar

She is a  Pediatric Nephrologist serving with the Indian Army Medical Corps for the past 29 years. A graduate from the Armed Forces Medical College, she completed her MD Pediatrics from Mumbai University, a DNB Pediatrics and thereafter trained in Pediatric Nephrology from AIIMS New Delhi, NUHS Singapore and GOSH London. She is the first trained pediatric nephrologist of the Armed Forces and has single handedly established a pediatric nephrology unit at Pune and Delhi. In addition to the demanding clinical routine she focuses on dedicated teaching and has been Professor and Head of Pediatrics at AFMC Pune and ACMS Delhi. She has over 40 publications and 60 guest lectures and paper presentations to her credit both at the national and international forum.

She has received recognition for her contributions in the form of FIAP(Fellow of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics), Chief of Army Staff Award thrice for outstanding contribution towards child care and the ‘Best Teacher’ Award from the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in 2009. She has undertaken various research projects funded by the Armed Forces Medical Research Committee and multicentric projects funded by the ICMR. She has regularly guided and encouraged UG’s and PG’s to undertake short term research projects and thesis.

She has held the post of President Indian Society of Pediatric Nephrology 2009-2011 wherein her thrust was on training in Pediatric Nephrology in India and she helped in developing the standardized curriculum for four centres as well as structuring the MCQ and OSCE based examination at the end of one year of training. She had been nominated to the Academic Council and elected to the Faculty of Medicine at MUHS and spearheaded preparation of training modules and curriculum for various fellowship and certificate courses. She has a keen interest in Medical Education Technology.

Madhuri Chandra

I am Dr Madhuri Chandra, and I reside at E-1/104 Arera Colony, Bhopal. At present, I am working as Professor in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal. Incidentally I did my MBBS (84) and MD (87) from the same medical college, and was awarded DNB – Obst. & Gynae. in ’90 and FICOG in 2000. Academics and interaction with fellow gynecologists is my forte, I have worked as Secretary, Treasurer and then President (’06, ’07) to The Obstetrics & Gynecological Society of Bhopal, organizing 2 National Conferences at Bhopal in this period. Reading and travelling are my hobbies, Labradors’ my passion. Coming from a family of doctors, with father and aunt in Medical Education, it was predestinated that I follow their footsteps, however from my first days in the college the art of medicine especially surgical side fascinated   me. Since school days I have been a teacher, on various subjects, to my younger brothers, sister, neighborhood kids, it gives me pleasure to explain the topic in such a manner that the person listening is able to easily imbibe the knowledge, I am imparting. As such I am a Master Trainer for BPNI, EmOC, ARSH etc. On hearing about Faimer from my colleagues Dr Jyoti Nath Modi and Dr Neelkamal Kapoor and attending Basic Courses in MET, my interest in Medical Education Technology was kindled. Medical technology is vast and expanding by leaps & bounds, the doctor must keep abreast with the latest in his field. How to impart basic medical education to the undergraduate & postgraduate students in their tenure and how to evaluate their knowledge & fitness to serve as medical persons is what I hope to learn during this Fellowship.

M. Salman Shah is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the department of Community Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (UP). He passed MBBS and MD in Community Medicine from the same institution in 2003 and 2007 respectively. Thereafter, he worked for three years as Senior Resident in the same college. His area of interest is Child health and medical education. There are 12 publications in national and international journals to his credit. He has presented papers in 13 national and international conferences. He has been a part of the team that won a Gold medal by (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action) for activities for the promotion of breastfeeding in August 2010. He has also won first Prize in the All India English Debate competition. He is also the life member of various scientific societies. Dr. M. Salman Shah is the founder member secretary of a charitable organization called ‘Drug Society’ consisting of Medical Students as its members and serving the cause of poor patients who are admitted to the hospital. He has successfully qualified the International English Testing System with an overall Band score of 7.5 conducted by the British Council. He has been  State Observer cum Master Trainer (SOMT) for the Child Health and Nutrition months Project and resource person for many workshops. He has also been invited to speak on research methodology by two different organizations. He has attended a workshop on OSCE organized by Medical Education Unit, J.N. Medical College. He has also held university administrative positions. His wife Dr. Fatima Khan is MD in Microbiology and working as Assistant Professor in the same institution.


 Neerja Sood

Currently working as Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. Completed B.Sc. (Hons) Nursing in 1984, Masters in Nursing (Community Health) in 1993 from Rajkumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing, Delhi University; Master in Community Health from Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Enrolled for PhD in JNU, New Delhi, interest area is health systems, health policies and health reforms; completed Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education from IGNOU. First assignment in 1985 was with School Health Services, Directorate of Health Services, Government of Delhi, in 1995 was a part of inspection team of Nursing Home Cell of DHS responsible for registration of private nursing homes and hospitals, worked in various state and national health programme in DHS for planning, implementing and monitoring the programmes including launching of Delhi State Health Mission on lines of NRHM in Delhi in October 2006 and was the first Registrar of the Delhi Nursing Council. In September 2007 joined School of Health Sciences, IGNOU, Programme Coordinator of Certificate in Diabetes Care for Community Worker and Certificate in AYUSH Nursing (Ayurveda) Programmes, member of various committees in IGNOU. Academic Counselor for Nursing Administration and Community Health Nursing Courses of Post Basic B.Sc. Nursing programme of IGNOU. Participate in teleconference and interactive radio sessions and other academic activities related to nursing programmes of SOHS, IGNOU. Nursing Consultant, Nursing Cell in DHS nominated by Government of Delhi. Involved in various projects as a resource person; resource person for organizing training programmes for ASHA, ANM and Staff nurses of Government of Delhi. Invited as a guest speaker and chairperson in workshops and conferences and guest lecturer in JNU for MPH students and Colleges of Nursing. Presented papers in various national conferences and is a member of various professional associations.


Preeti   P Yadav

I am associate professor in department of pharmacology, GMC Surat, Gujarat. I did my MBBS (1994) and MD (1997) both from NSCB Medical   College, Jabalpur, M.P. and subsequently joined as Senior Resident in Department of pharmacology at Lady   Harding Medical college, New Delhi.

I had shifted to Gujarat in 1999 as assistant professor at BJ Medical College , Ahmedabad  .I   was promoted to the post of associate professor in 2004. I also did PGDRM (post graduate diploma in research methodology) in 2010. I am member of medical education unit and research methodology cell. I have published many research papers in the field of medical education, research methodology and pharmacology in various national and international journals. I always wanted to do something in medical education and got various opportunities to attend good workshops and seminars in recent past. I sincerely want to make MBBS curriculum more clinically oriented and integrated.


Puja Dulloo

I, Dr Puja Dulloo, am working as Associate Professor at the Oman Medical College, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. I graduated with MBBS from SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, on Oct 1998. I completed my post-graduation with MD in Physiology in Dec 2004 from Shri M. P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar, Gujarat. Thereafter, I passed the Post graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management with First Division on Dec. 2008 from IGNOU.

After completing my internship in Feb 2001, I worked as Junior resident in Radio diagnosis department for 6 months in ASOCOMS Medical college, Jammu, J&K and continued there as demonstrator in Biochemistry department for 8 months. While doing my post- graduation  in Physiology from Shri M. P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar I was appointed as Tutor in the Department from 3rd May 2003 to 6th August 2005 . I joined MMIMS at Maulana, Haryana as Assistant Professor for 5 months duration and later was selected by Rajasthan Public Service Commission as Assistant Professor at Government Medical College, Kota, Rajasthan where I worked for a duration of 4 years and 8 months. Since past 1 year and 3 months I am working as Associate Professor in Oman Medical College, Sultanate of Oman. I was awarded as the ‘Best Teacher’ in Pre-clinical Medicine campus of Oman Medical College during academic year 2010-11.

Overall, I have 11 publications in my name; 6 international, 3 national and 2 state-published. Since past 4 years I am working on Medical Education since that is my  primary interest; 3 of my published articles  are in the field of Medical Education and a further 2 articles are under process. I have been attending several conferences and workshops to update my knowledge and have also given presentation in some of the conferences.

I am a lifetime member of APPI, New Delhi and IMA, India.

I am also a reviewer in Oman Medical Journal and have reviewed 2 articles for them till date.

I have been awarded a certificate of merit for standing First in Saurashtara University in MD Physiology Exam and also had distinction in Biochemistry at the First MBBS Exam.

I am interested  to update myself   and improve my medical teaching  by using modern teaching  aids and methodology,  so that I can give maximum benefit  to my students and help them learn and  understand  physiological concepts easily.


Shaveta Kundra

I am working as Assistant Professor in Department of Pediatrics, Christian Medical College & Hospital since May 2007. I did my M.B.B.S from Dayanand Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana in year 2001 and post graduation in Pediatrics from Christian Medical College & Hospital in year 2005. I worked as Senior Resident in Department of Pediatrics and later joined as Assistant professor. I did fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in April 2010. I have six publications in national journals to my credit. I have also received National award for Best original research by Indian Journal of Pediatrics in 2007.

 Soumendra Sahoo

He passed MBBS from SCB Medical College Cuttack in 1986 and MS (Ophthalmology) from VSS Medical College in 1991. He had undertaken special trainings at AIIMS New Delhi, Sarojini Devi Eye hospital Hyderabad. Currently he is working as Associate Professor and HOD, Department of Ophthalmology in Melaka Manipal Medical College, Malaysia. He is a member of Medical Education unit here. He has worked in various Universities in India, Tanzania, Nepal, Libya. Apart from teaching and clinical practice he had trained and conducted workshops for international optometrists as well as pre-medicine students of USA. He has 11 international publications in indexed journals. He has 14 publications in other journals and conference proceedings. He has written 5 book chapters for both international and local publishers. And he has presented more than 30 papers at various National & International conferences. He has also presented 6 research papers at various international conferences in Medical Education. He was the invited speaker at 1st World Congress in Nanomedicine held at Kerala 2010.He is one of the peer reviewers for Medline indexed International journal CLINICAL OPHTHALMOLOGY and one of the authors for COCHRANE EYE AND VISION GROUP (CEVG) UK. He is a PhD candidate in Medicine under the guidance of Prof PLNayak. One of his PhD related articles had featured as cover story article in RETINA TODAY of USA, March 2011. His motto in Medical Education is to explore and work on various strategies that will enhance problem solving skill as well as self-regulated learning attitude of Asian Medical students. His wife is a senior Lecturer Chemistry in Malaysia and a research partner for all his nanomedicine related research.


Sandip Kudesia did his MBBS (1978) followed by MD in Pathology (1988), from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune where he received the General Master award for academic excellence. He was awarded PhD in Neuropathology from the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore in 1999 for his research on the immunohistochemical and electron microscopic findings in diffuse axonal injury. He has served in various capacities in the Indian Air Force Medical Services from 1979 onwards with postings at, among others, the Central Medical Establishment in New Delhi and the Institute of Aerospace Medicine, Bangalore under the aegis of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences where he also taught aviation pathology to post-graduate medical students. After a brief tenure as Consultant Pathologist and Professor at the Tripoli Medical Centre and the AOA Neuro Centre in Libya, he joined the Sri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Dehradun, in 2006 where he is currently the Professor and Head of Department of Pathology as well as Director Laboratory Services and Blood Bank of 750 bed Shri Mahant Indiresh Hospital. He joined the Medical Education Unit of the newly established medical college in 2006 and took over as the Coordinator in 2010. Prof Kudesia has more than two decades of experience including teaching undergraduate and post graduate medical students. He is well published with over 40 publications in national and international journals

Sabyasachi Das, 43 years old male doctor, born in a remote village Paranpur of Malda district in West Bengal. He had schooling in a residential school of Rama Krishna Mission. He is presently holding the post of Dean of Students’ Affairs & Associate Professor in Anaesthesiology in North Bengal Medical College. Dr. Das graduated from Medical College, Calcutta under Calcutta University in 1990 and completed his postgraduate degree in MD-Anaesthesiology from MKCG Medical College, Berhampur (Gm), Orissa, Berhampur University1997.

He had Post PG Experience as Registrar, Critical Care Division in AMRI Hospital, a semi-government superspeciality hospital in Calcutta. He joined in the West Bengal Medical Education Service in the month of May 2000 and is continuing his service in the same organization till date. The total teaching experience is approximately 11years 6 months. Dr. Das has published his clinical works in different indexed anaesthesia journals. To mention, 3 international and 15 national publications and good number of review articles in different medical society journals and conference proceedings. He has acted as postgraduate guide, adjudicator and examiner in MD Anaesthesiology.

He has been invited as faculty and guest speaker for consecutive 3 years in ISAJAC-2011, ISACON-2010 & 2011 and ISACON (WB)-2010 & 2011.His areas of special interest are difficult airway, cancer pain management, teaching learning methods. He is acting as Hon. Secretary and founder member of Siliguri City Branch of ISA & ISCCM. He had one week residential training in Teachers’ Training at Kolkata in 2010, organized by Institute of Health Sciences, Swasthya Bhawan, Kolkata. He is the chief co-ordinator of the MEU of the present institution since last two years.

He spends the leisure time in long drive in mountains and forests of sub-Himalayan territory, listening music and reading books on philosophy, autobiography, classic, religion and history. He is a bit addicted in facebook and virtual Aadda.


Tripti K Srivastava,34 yrs,  Working as Associate Professor in Department of Physiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, DMIMS(DU), Sawangi (M), Wardha (MS). Completed MBBS in 2000, and MD (Physiology) 2006, Nagpur University. Additional qualifications include Diploma in Medical Education from the present Institute in 2011.Also Registered for Masters in Health Professions Education for the year 2011.

                       Holding other Academic and administrative positions like Convener, Attendance Cell, Member, Editorial  Board of The Journal of Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (JDMIMS – Indexed Journal), Secretary Research Guidance Clinic, & Member, Institutional  Annual Report Committee. Contributions in the field of Medical Education includes Faculty, Department of Medical Education and technology, Faculty , Nodal Centre for National faculty Development ( Recognised by MCI) ,Faculty, Communication Skill lab and Member, Editorial board, News Bulletin of Dept of Medical Education. Being a member of American Physiological Society (APS) the areas of Interest include Reproductive Physiology and Innovations in Medical education. Research Scholarships comprises of 4 Publications (International–3 & National–1) and 13 Presentations at National and International Conferences.

Uma Gupta

I am currently working as Professor ,Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at Era’s Lucknow Medical College & Hospital, Lucknow. UP. I am also a member of the Department of Medical Education and Technology and UG Coordinator for Curriculum and Examination.

I contribute as resource person in all the academic activities and programs conducted by Dept. of Medical Education and Technology for Basic Training course for faculty, Postgraduate and Undergraduate Teaching, training and Learning programs. I have more than 60 publications in various national and international journal, apart from papers read in National and international conferences – this includes my primary subject and Medical Education. Recipient of Award for best poster presentation at International Conference of Medical Education (ICME 2010) at Abu Dhabi in December , 2010.

I did MBBS (1980) and MD (1984) in Obstetrics and Gynecology from Pt. J.N.M.Medical College, Raipur. Subsequently I worked as a Specialist in Public Sector Hospitals. In 1995, I joined as Lecturer in Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MGIMS, Sewagram (MS), Assistant Professor at JNMC, Belgaum in 2001, as Associate Professor at SRMS Bareilly (UP) in 2003 and now working at Era’s Lucknow Medical College, Lucknow.

My areas of interest include High Risk Pregnancy, Endoscopy and Medical Education. During NTTC training at Chandigarh I realized how much more we have to learn in the art of teaching. I have attended numerous workshops both in India and abroad on various aspects of research and teaching methodologies, biostatistics and data management .

I would like to appreciate timely support received from my husband Dr. Narendra Kumar Gupta CTVS Surgeon and helping me to reach my goals. The role of children cannot be ignored more so when they contribute academically so special mention of my children Lokesh Gupta and Sweta Gupta is mandatory.



Vasudha Kulkarni

I am greatly indebted to FAIMER for having chosen me as its fellow. I am currently attached to DR. B. R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bengaluru as assistant professor of anatomy. I began my journey to medicine at Sri. Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar in 1995.I got transformed as a teacher and medical educationist after pursuing post graduation in anatomy at DR .B. R. Ambedkar Medical College in 2010.I excelled in MD Anatomy by securing first rank with distinction. My inclination to teach and motivate budding doctors came from my guide, Professor and head of the department, Dr. B. R. Ramesh. I always strive to be unique amongst the crowd. Hence, the field of medical education fascinated me to increase my repertoire of teaching skills. I find time to read extensively, paint and listen to Purandara dasara keertanegalu. My life partner is Dr. Anil, a consultant physician and Deputy Director for State tuberculosis drug control unit, Karnataka. We are blessed with a Barbie who is currently studying in third standard. I am looking forward to journey to Ludhiana with excitement for stropping my teaching skills.