Fellows 2013


Anu Sharma

Dr. Anu Sharma has done her MBBS from IGMC, Shimla and MS (Anatomy) from Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana (Punjab, India). She is presently working as Associate Professor in the department of Anatomy, DMCH, Ludhiana. Specially trained in educational technology and genetics. She played a role of organizer in workshops on medical education for about 150 senior teachers. She is playing an active role as faculty in medical education technologies workshops. Having delivered guest lectures at various fora and remained a resource faculty for workshops on ‘Endoscopic Sinus Surgery’, joint organizer secretary and executive member in CME’s on genetics-a clinical update and sports anatomy respectively in the institute. She has been the executive member of North State Chapter of Anatomical Society of India (NSCASI). She is a life member of Anatomical Society of India, NSCASI, IAMI, IMA. She is involved in institutional medical records checking programmes and regulating privileging and credentialing of the faculty (Medical and Paramedical staff). She has a passion for teaching which is evident as she is ranked as one of the best teachers in student feedback. She has guided about three research works in the form of thesis. She has 22 national and international publications to her credit.

Jyotsna Rimal

Dr. Jyotsna Rimal graduated from Manipal University in 2002 and her post-graduation at Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore. She is the first Oral Medicine and Radiology specialist in the country and presently working as Associate Professor and Head, OMR department, CODS, BPKIHS. She has been instrumental in designing curriculum for MDS (Oral Medicine and Radiology) for Tribhuvan University. Her research interests are oral precancer/cancer, orofacial pain and medical education and has over a dozen publications to her credit in peer reviewed journals. She has traveled extensively to present her research work and is currently undertaking collaborative researches. She is an active member of various professional and social organizations like International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO), Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), International Association for Study of Pain (IASP), Rotary Club of Dharan-Ghopa and also a section-editor for Journal of Nepal Dental Association. Teaching students in a new and innovative way has always been her priority. She has attended several teachers’ training courses conducted by Department of Health Professions Education, BPKIHS.

Laxminarayan Karanth

Dr. K. Laxminarayan Karanth completed his graduation from Kasturba Medical College Mangalore in 1983 and post-graduation in Obstetrics and Gynaecology from Kasturba Medical College Manipal in 1988. Soon after he joined as faculty there and continued till 1993. He obtained DNB and MNAMS in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 1992 & 1994 respectively. He then worked as a consultant in a private hospital for more than a decade. Later he joined Melaka Manipal Medical College, Manipal University at Melaka in Malaysia in 2005, where he is a faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology to date. Presently he is actively involved in curriculum development, assessment and is a facilitator in teaching undergraduates mainly in small group case based and problem oriented discussions. He was awarded MICOG in 2002 and FICOG in 2012 by Indian College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has completed Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration in 2003. He has been awarded the Research Essential Skills certificate in Medical Education by Association for Medical Education in Europe in 2012. He has published few scientific papers and authored a few chapters in text books in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Ethics and has edited a book on MEQ for medical undergraduates.

Lokendra Sharma

I am Associate Professor in Department of Pharmacology, SMS Medical College Jaipur (Rajasthan). I did my MBBS (1994) and MD Pharmacology (2001) both from SMS Medical College Jaipur and subsequently joined as Senior Demonstrator in Department of Pharmacology at SMS Medical College. I am involved in organization and implementation of teaching and research programs in pharmacology and in teaching of MBBS & MD. I am member of American Anesthetic Pharmacology Society, Indian Medical Association & Indian Pharmacology Society. I also did post graduate certificate course in Homeopathic Medicine  in 2010. I am member of medical education unit and computerization cell. I have published many research papers in the field of medical education, pharmacogenomics and pharmacology. My areas of interest in research include medical education, web design and mind body medicine. One of my Presentations was awarded First Prize by the Governor of Orissa in Cuttack. I got Fellowship awarded by World Health Organization.  I have been involved in Task force on Antibiotic policy & Infection Surveillance Guideline work, Contributions in the field of Medical Education Unit, Preparation quality improvement guideline of Government Medical College in Rajasthan.

Nandini Kapoor

I am working as Associate Professor in the department of Physiology, Govt. Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh and also heading the department for the last five years. I began my journey in Medicine from Govt. Medical College, Rohtak in the year 1974 and completed my post-graduation in Physiology in January, 1984.  My inclination for patient care compelled me to pursue my career as clinician. I did variety of jobs like Medical Officer in Border Road Organisation at Pathankot (Punjab), private practice in Karnal (Haryana), Medical Officer at Kinnour (Himachal Pradesh) to count a few for about 10 years.  I also did certificate course in Hospital Administration from National Institute of Health & Family Welfare (NIHFW), New Delhi.  Destiny brought me back to Physiology when I joined my current job at GMCH in 1996, since then I am teaching Physiology to medical students which I find very interesting.  I feel that teaching is the best way of learning. You can’t teach your students unless you yourself are learning and there is no age for learning.  My other interest for students is to make them good human beings and I try to inculcate the good qualities in my students so that they become compassionate and empathic health care providers in future.

Punam Verma

I  my MBBS and MD, Physiology  from JNMC, AMU, Aligarh in 1995 and 1999 respectively. After doing two years residency  in Physiology at JNMC , I joined as Assistant Professor at HIMS, Jolly Grant, Dehradun in 2001 . There I worked for five years and then in 2006 I joined  SGRRIM&HS, Dehradun as Associate Professor.   In 2009 I was promoted to the post of Professor and since then I am holding the post.  During my carrier I  learned various aspects of teaching  from my  senior  faculty members. I have published more than 30 research papers in various indexed journals. I have also presented the papers in many International, National and State Conferences.  In some of the conferences I also got Best Poster award also. I am the active member of the Organizing committee of various workshops and conferences organized at our institute. Medical education unit was established in year 2006 in my present institute, and since then I am associated with it.  Initially I was the member of the MEU team and later seeing my interest I was given the post of Member Secretary.  I got opportunity to attend the workshops related with medical education. I along with my other MEU members organize yearly workshop for the faculty development at our institute and hold monthly CME for the faculty member.

Rakesh Datta

Lt Col (Dr) Rakesh Datta is a Professor in Otorhinolaryngology, Head Neck Surgery presently working in the Army College of Medical Sciences in Delhi. He graduated from the Armed Forces Medical College in 1992 and did his MS (ENT) in 2000 from the same institute. He is a keen researcher with number of publications and research projects. His interests include management of voice disorders; sleep disordered breathing and endoscopic rhinology. In 2007, he attended a fellowship on “Laser surgery in ENT” under the guidance of Dr Marc Remacle, world famous laryngologist in Belgium.  He is the Editor in Chief of the ‘Journal of Laryngology and Voice’, a peer reviewed international bio-medical journal. He enjoys teaching and has been an undergraduate and postgraduate teacher at AFMC and ACMS for many years. His approachable nature makes him a sought after teacher and has mentored many a student. He has also been a part of the medical education cell in both institutes and a resource person for many MET workshops conducted in these institutes.  Additionally he enjoys a rich expertise in IT skills and has incorporated newer technologies in teaching including conducting a research project on interactive teaching technologies.

Rakesh Kumar Dixit

Professor, Department of Pharmacology, King George’s Medical University Lucknow. India. I have done my MBBS and MD Pharmacology from the Ganesh Shankar Memorial Medical College Kanpur. After post-graduation I completed my Senior Residency at Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Chandigarh. Before coming to present institute I worked as assistant professor at N.G.M.C. Nepal and E.L.M.C. Lucknow.  I am in charge of academic activities in department. I am also member of Institutional ethics committee. The institute has a patient helpline cell for the benefit of patients and care givers and I am in charge of this cell.  K. G. M. U. Lucknow is one of the MCI recognized nodal centers for faculty development. I am life member of many societies. I have completed course in Research Methodology & biostatistics and International course on Surveying and Evaluating Ethical Review Practices. I have published a book on MCQ in Pharmacology. I have published more than twenty research publications in various international and national journals. I have also delivered many guest lectures on various topics. I am passionate about teaching the basic pharmacological concepts to medical students and have a special interest in facilitating students to adopt clinical case based approach to the learning of pharmacology.



Parmod Goyal

MBBS from Kasturba Medical College Manipal (1999), MD Forensic Medicine from Govt Medical College Amritsar (2004),.  Before Joining AIMSR, worked at MAMC Agroha as Lecturer for one and Half year.    Co-ordinator MEU,AIMSR Bathinda, Member Secretary, Institute Ethical Committee,  Co-ordinator Body Donation programme of AIMSR Bathinda,   Member Secretary Disciplinary Committee,Member, ClinicoPathological and Death Review Committee


Sandeep Kaur

I am post-graduate (M.D Physiology) working as Associate Professor in Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Bathinda, Punjab. I did my post-graduation from Government Medical College Amritsar, an institution affiliated to Baba Farid University of Health Sciences, Faridkot and graduation from Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh. I worked as medical officer in Adesh Cancer Institute in all the specialties   before doing postgraduation.  I joined this institution in 2006 and am involved in teaching MBBS, BDS, Physiotherapy and Nursing students. I am active member of the medical education unit of my Institute. I am convener of the hobbies committee of the Institute. I am also member of the research committee of our college. I have been active member of the mentorship programme in our college. I have attended basic workshop on Medical Education and basic workshop on Faculty Development from CMC, Ludhiana. I have presented papers in various conferences. I got 1st and 2nd prize  for paper presentation in Physiology Update held in 2011 and 2012 respectively at GMC Patiala. I have publications in  international and national journals and  is also reviewer of some journals. I am making regular contribution to medical education as being an Associate Editor in Journal of  Research in Medical Education & Ethics. I would like to appreciate timely support of  my husband Dr Parminder Singh Orthopaedic surgeon and children Gurmanjot and Seerat to achieve my goals .

Sandeep Dogra

He graduated from Government Medical College (GMC), Jammu (J&K) in 1998. In 2003, he moved to Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (MGIMS), Sevagram to pursue his research interests. He was awarded Late Dr. P. M. Khare Best Scientific Paper Award by Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists in 2005. During his post-graduation, he got associated with many international collaborative research studies between MGIMS and School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley & San Francisco, California (USA) and McGill University, Montreal, Quebec (Canada). He also helped the institute to design laboratory module of Hospital Information System.  In mid 2005 he returned back to his home state and joined ASCOMS & Hospital, Sidhra, Jammu. In 2012,J&K State Council for Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology, J&K Governmentawarded him J&K Young Scientist Award-2010 in the field of health and medical sciences.His main area of research is testing and standardizing novel diagnostic technologies in HIV & tuberculosis. He has to his credit 14 peer reviewed national and international scientific publications. He is Assistant Editor of JK Science and an invited reviewer in 7 reputed national and international journals. His extra-curricular interests include adventure sports, amateur digital photography, creative arts and medical informatics.

Shaila T Bhat

I am Associate Professor,   Department of Pathology,   Melaka Manipal Medical College (Manipal Campus), Manipal University, Karnataka. I completed my graduation from JJM Medical College, Davanagere and DCP from KMC Mangalore, followed by DNB in Pathology from Apollo Hospitals Chennai. I began my teaching career in 2004 and have worked in KMC Mangalore before joining my current institution. I have worked in the various disciplines of pathology and am presently in surgical pathology. I have 5 publications in national and international journals. I have undergone NABL internal auditor training and was actively involved in laboratory management in my previous appointment as Laboratory in Charge. I enjoy teaching because it compels you to evolve in order to do justice to the job at hand. It is alchemy of art and science. Manipal University has a very robust Medical Education Unit, with a very creative and proactive team at the helm providing   succour to faculty looking to improve and broaden their professional and personal boundaries. I have participated in numerous workshops organized by our Medical Education Unit.

Shivani Jaswal

I joined Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh in 2001 and am presently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry. I graduated from PGIMS, Rohtak in the year 1995 and subsequently did my MD Biochemistry from the same institute. I have publications in various national and international journals. I also have 5 DST sanctioned projects to my credit. I had the opportunity to attend  the National Teachers Training Course at MAMC, New Delhi which was a turning point and there I realized that learning ‘How to teach’ is in itself an art. Most of us in medical colleges are expected to be teachers by default. How to impart medical education and evaluate knowledge is a very important aspect of our profession as medical teachers and is what I hope to learn during this fellowship programme. I am married to an ENT surgeon and have a 9 yrs old son. My other interests include gardening and cooking.

Subhramoy Chaudhury

I am currently appointed as Assistant Professor, Dept. of Anatomy at North Bengal Medical College, Darjeeling, West Bengal and working as a faculty member for last two years. I have completed M.B.B.S. from North Bengal medical College in the year 2003 and post graduation (MD in Human Anatomy) in the year 2010 from R.G.Kar Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal. Before post graduation, I worked as residential medical officer in Dept. of medicine at Kothari hospitals, Kolkata. Since my post graduation period, I am very interested in research works particularly in human genetics, neuropsychiatry, radiological anatomy and medical education. I always wanted to use some innovative ways of teaching learning techniques so that the students get more involved and attracted to institutional learning. I want that students should be able to retain and apply their preclinical knowledge in treating patients rather than securing good marks only. I want to increase their research aptitude also. Till now, I have 2 international research publications and I have presented papers/ posters at national and international conferences. I have attended the training in basic medical education at Swasthya Bhavan, Kolkata,West Bengal and also at CMC, Ludhiana last year. I am fond of various sports like football, cricket and badminton. I like to listen to wide varieties of music and watch world movies, driving cars and move on adventure trips on roads.


Vimala Thomas

I am presently working as Professor of Community Medicine at Guntur Medical College, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. I have done my under graduation from Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai and my post graduation from Gandhi Medical College, Secunderbad. I have been teaching for the past 15 years, with each day bringing in new experiences and motivating me to become a better teacher. I have published a number of papers and am also a reviewer of a few scientific journals. I am a resource person for the workshops being conducted for Medical Education at the Regional Center at Gandhi Medical College, Secunderabad. Apart from this, I have been invited as a guest speaker both at the state and national level and have spoken on numerous topic related to my field.   I have been an academic counsellor for the IGNOU courses – PGDMCH and PGDGH. Other responsibilities which I have shared included being the E-Library co-ordinator both at Gandhi Medical College (where I worked as Assistant Professor) and Osmania Medical College (where I worked as Associate Professor). I am also an academic committee member of NTRMEDNET of Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences. My husband, Dr. Suresh Thomas is a Professor of Paediatrics and I have a daughter and a son who are pursuing their engineering courses.


Veena Ajay

I am Veena Ajay, w/o Dr. Ajay S Hatti, Vitreo Retina surgeon and a proud mother  of 7 yrs old Aarush. Right now I am  working as Associate Professor in the dept of Microbiology J.J.M.Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka. I completed my under graduation from Adi Chunchanagiri Institute of Medical Sciences, Bellur in the year 1999 and post graduation from J.J.M.M.M.C, Dvg in 2007. I started my teaching career as Asst Professor in the same college soon after my post graduation. I have 9 publications in Microbiology and 1 in Medical education to my credit. My areas of interest lie in Immunology and virology apart from medical education. I was introduced to the concept of Medical education in 2009 at St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore. That was the turning point for me. Since then I have been an active member of Medical Education Unit of our college and have been attending and presenting papers in various conferences. Hope through this podium I will be able to empower my undergraduates to have a knowledge based approach than just exam oriented approach towards their subjects.