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Dr. Veena Aggarwal - Gynaecologist

Dr. Veena Aggarwal, MBBS, DGO, is the Medical director and Group executive editor of the IJCP Group Of Publications, a pioneering and leading medical publishing house, since 1990. She is also a clinical assistant in the dept of Mind Body Medicine in the country's leading health institution, the Apollo Group Of Hospitals, at Delhi and also a Director of the Heart Care Foundation of India, an NGO that has prevention and public education as its goals. Dr. Aggarwal has trained under the world famous and much sought after new age guru and writer Dr. Deepak Chopra and is certified to conduct his courses in India. These are based on the new paradigm of health, which recognises the pivotal role of the mind over matter and incorporates our age-old ayurvedic wisdom in getting to the root of the disease.

Dr. R.K. Anand - Paediatrician

Dr. Anand, M.D. (Paediatrics), FRCP (Edin), DCH (London) is currently Head of the Department of Paediatrics and Neonatology at the Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai. His career has included stints as Professor of Paediatrics at the T.N. Medical College and at the B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai. He has contributed regularly to both national and international medical publications. He is recognized as an authority on breastfeeding. In, addition he has held several important administrative posts. These include: member of a Working Group set up by the Government of India for formulation of a Code for the Marketing of Baby Foods, Chairman of the Committee for Protection of the Child Consumer of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics, and founder-president of the Association for Consumers Action on Safety and Health. He has also been advisor and resource person for childcare programmes of international organizations like UNICEF, Consumers International, International Baby Food Action Network, World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, and Health Action International.

Dr. Purnima Badve, Gynaecologist

Dr. Purnima Badve , M.B.B.S., D.G.O., is a University scholar and rank holder throughout her medical education. She has clinical experience in India and abroad. She has worked for the Army Welfare Centres and LIC of India and presently has a private practice as Consulting Gynaecologist. She is Hon Vice President of Ahmednagar Obstr. and Gynac. Society and Honorary Asso. Prof. of Physiology in Homeo.Med. College, Ahmednagar. She has given lectures for social organisations and radio talks on different health topics. Dr. Purnima has also written articles on medical and nonmedical subjects in newspapers and magazines and is a co-author of 2 books on health, hygiene and diet.

Dr. Pervin Dadachanji, M.B.B.S, M.D., Child Psychiatrist

Dr. Dadachanji completed her MBBS and M.D. (Psychiatry) from Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital. She has worked as a lecturer in Psychiatry at Nair Hospital. She has also done a stint in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department at The Royal Free Hospital, London. On returning to India, she started her private practice, specialising in child and adolescent psychiatry. She deals with children having behavioral and emotional problems; adolescents with depression, adolescents in crisis, parent and teen problems. She has also been conducting parenting workshops on "The Art Of Gentle Discipline" at various playschools and nurseries in South Mumbai.

Dr. Anil D. Desai - Neurologist

Dr. Desai (M.B.B.S., M.R.C.P. (Edin.), F.R.C.P., F.A.M.S.), is a senior consultant neurologist at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai and an emeritus consultant neurologist at Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai. He acquired his basic medical education at Seth G.S. Medical College, Mumbai and specialized in neurology at Newcastle, England. He has had an illustrious career being an erstwhile President of the Neurological Society of India and also the editor of "Neurology India" for over fourteen years. He occupied the post of Hon. Professor of Neurology at Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Mumbai until 1982 and was later appointed emeritus professor. In addition, he was the founder member of the Indian Epilepsy Association and the Muscular Dystrophy Society. He has also published over 50 articles in prestigious journals and has edited several books.

Dr. Ajit R Gajendragadkar - Paediatrician

Dr. Ajit Gajendragadkar, MD DCH, is a consultant paediatrician with Guru Nanak Hospital, Mumbai and S.L.Raheja Hospital, Mumbai. He has undergone his undergraduate and postgraduate training from Grant Medical College and Sir JJ group of Hospitals, Mumbai. He has been practising as a paediatrician and neonatologist in central and north Mumbai after having worked for almost a year in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Hinduja Hospital. He has co-authored a book titled "Pediatrics - Priorities in Office Practice." He also has involved himself in academic activities and research and has numerous publications in Indian and international journals. He is also attached to the All India Institute for Diabetes where he is working with juvenile diabetic children. His other fields of special interest are childhood asthma and new-borns.

Dr. Vivek Jain - Dermatologist & Sexologist

Dr. Vivek Jain MD, a dermatologist (skin/hair/nail), venereologist(VD's) and leprologist(leprosy) is a post graduate from the Baroda Medical College. He has been in private practice at Baroda since 1991. Skin problems in children (pediatric dermatology) is his area of special interest. Some of his routine cases include eczemas, allergies, leucoderma, acne and fungal infections. He has to his credit over 85 articles in various newspapers and magazines including Times of India, Indian Express, Femina, Health and Nutrition and Parenting. Despite being a practicing doctor he finds time to dabble in religion and philosophy (especially Jainism and Buddhism) as well. He once presented a paper on "Religion, Spiritual Well Being and a Jain Doctor" at one of the National Conferences. He has put this very knowledge to best use by treating some of the stubborn and seemingly "treatment resistant" disorders, often with great results.

Dr. Bhavin Jankharia - Radiologist

Dr. Jankharia (MBBS, DMRD, MD) is the Consultant and Chief of the CT Scan Centre of the Sir H.N. Hospital, the Assistant Honorary Radiologist at the Mumbai Port Trust Hospital and a consultant at Dr. Jankharia's Imaging Centre. He graduated from the LTM Medical College, Mumbai and further specialized in Radiology at KEM Hospital Mumbai, Bombay Hospital, Mumbai, Veterans Administration Hospital, San Diego, and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. His special interest lies in CT, Dental Radiology, Chest Radiology, Musculoskeletal Radiology and Bone Densitometry. He is also the Joint Editor and Secretary of the Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging and is a trustee of the Radiology Education Foundation

Dr.K.Balasubramanian - Paediatrician

Dr.K.Balasubramanian MRCP (London) DCH is currently working as a Specialist Registrar in Pediatrics at St.James University Hospital, Leeds, UK, which is the biggest teaching hospital in Europe. He got his basic medical training from the prestigious Stanley Medical College, Madras and was awarded MBBS in 1993. He had his postgraduate training at the Institute of Child Health and Hospital for Children, Madras which is the biggest Pediatric center in south East Asia and obtained DCH in 1996. He had further training in Neonatology at Brighton, UK and in Pediatric Oncology & Hematology at Royal London Hospital, London. He is an Advanced Pediatric Life Support Provider and is interested in Pediatric Emergencies.

Dr. Purnima Makhija - Pathologist

Dr. Makhija is an assistant professor in Pathology at St. John's Hospital in Banglaore. She acquired her M.D. in Pathology from Tata Hospital in Bombay. She specializes in research related to cancer pathology and has published and presented related papers, both at Indian and International conferences.

Dr. Aniruddha Malpani - Infertility Specialist

Dr. Aniruddha Malpani is an infertility specialist in private practice. He started India's first Sperm Bank in Bombay in 1990 and has a full-fledged infertility unit providing comprehensive services, including IVF, GIFT and preconceptional sex selection. He has the distinction of achieving the first pregnancy in India after preimplantation genetic diagnosis. He has also started India's first support group for infertile couples, called Infertility Friends which is a registered charitable trust, and has authored a book, Getting Pregnant - a Guide for the Infertile Couple. He also started India's first consumer health education resource center called Health Education Library for People (HELP), at Om Chambers in Kemps Corner (Bombay) You can visit his website at In 1997, he presented a paper on "Promoting Patient Choice - An International Perspective" at the King's Fund Conference in London. Dr. Malpani did his MD in Obstetrics and Gynecology from KEM Hospital, Bombay University in 1986 and went abroad for further training in infertility. Dr. Malpani was a gold medalist at the final MBBS exam and has won several prizes and scholarships.

Dr. G.N. Mansukhani - Gynaecologist

Dr. Mansukhani, M.B.B.S., D.G.O., D.R.C.O.G. (London), D.F.P., F.R.C.O.G. (London), has been a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist at the Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai for the last 20 years, ever since she returned from England where she went to do her post-graduation from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She also trained in the U.K. for 10 years. She is trained in Laparosocopy and Ultrasound from the U.K. Her special interests are high-risk pregnancies and ultrasonography. She is particularly interested in the effect of diabetes on pregnancy and she is attached to the All India Institute of Diabetes.

Dr. Sushma Mehrotra - Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Mehrotra (PhD, M.Phil.) is a psychologist who has been teaching the Post-Graduate Students of Psychology at the S.N.D.T. Women's University, Mumbai for the last eight years. She is involved in psychological testing and evaluation, psychotherapy (individual and group marital counselling), training in stress management, creativity, self awareness, communication and interpersonal skills and undertakes research in clinical and applied psychology. She is also the Coordinator for the Counselling and Guidance Centre of the S.N.D.T. Women's University. She has written several articles and research papers. She is the Honorary Secretary of the Bombay Psychological Association. She has also appeared a number of times in a programme called Chhoti Chhoti Batein - a programme on issues related to children.

Shalu Mehrotra - Counselling Psychologist

Shalu Mehrotra, Counselling Psychologist, (M.A Applied Psychology, P.G Diploma in Counselling Psychology) has been dealing with emotional and adjustment problems of varied age groups. As a Counsellor, she has worked in different schools, colleges and counselling centres. Currently she has her own practice and is also involved in online counselling. She has been intensively involved with issues related to children and parenting. She has contributed in the field of career counselling and has shared her views about the same on Dear El- a programme addressing different concerns of individuals. She has also been conducting classes on Communication Skills at the college level and her articles on parenting appear regularly in the newspaper-Deccan Chronicle.

Dr. Hemanshu D. Mehta - Dental Surgeon

Dr. Mehta (B.D.S.) is a dental surgeon who qualified from Mumbai University in 1982. He has a private practice as well as being the honorary dental surgeon at Lion Tarachand Bapa Hospital, Mumbai for the last 15 years. In addition, he holds the post of President of the Sion Medicos. He is presently in the Programme Committee of the Ghatkopar Dental Association, an organization of which he was once the President. He is also a founder member of the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in India.

Dr. A. Nathwani - Cardiologist

Dr. Nathwani has been a Consultant Cardiologist at the Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai and the Bhatia General Hospital, Mumbai for the last 26 years. He did his post-graduation from Mumbai University and obtained his M.D. in April 1971. After completing his M.D., he went to the United States of America for further training and then returned to Mumbai to start his own practice in 1973. He has 16 publications to his credit.

Dr Hrishikesh D Pai - Gynecologist, IVF and ICSI Specialist

Dr Hrishikesh D Pai MD FCPS has been in the field of IVF since 10 years. He passed his MD Gynecology from the University of Mumbai, winning 2 Gold Medals. He did his one year fellowship in Reproductive Biology from the University of Melbourne Australia... He is the scientific director of 2 IVF units in Mumbai -The Babies and Us Fertility, IVF & ICSI Centre at Opera House and The Advanced Fertility Centre At the Lilavati Hospital, Bandra. He is one of the pioneers in the field of Micromanipulation in India. He has received training in Preimplantation genetics at the two leading institutes in the world - the Verlinsky unit in Chicago and the Az Vub in Brussels. The unit has recently started performing Preimplantation Genetics. He has also been instrumental in establishing the first Assisted Laser Hatching Unit in India. The unit has recently delivered one of the first few laser hatched twins in India He has helped to start many IVF units all over India - Guwahati, Jullandar, Raipur, Kakinada, Nagarcoil, Amritsar ,Vijaywada, Allahabad to name a few.

Dr. J. M. Panthaki- Homoeopath

J.M. Panthaki is a Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (B.H.M.S), a Silver Medalist from University of Bombay. He is a lecturer for the last seven years in the Department of Medicine of the Smt C.M.P. Homoeopathic College affiliated to the University of Bombay. He is currently serving as a honorary doctor in the Shree Mumbadevi Homoeopathic Hospital (Bombay). He is practising Homoeopathic medicine for last nine years in Bombay. He is also an examiner in medicine for the University of Bombay.

Dr. (Mrs.) Preksha Panthaki - Homoeopath

Dr.Preksha Panthaki is a Bachelor of Homoepathic Medicine and Surgery. She has obtained her B.H.M.S. degree from University of Bombay. She deals with expanding medical propensities with Child Care and Development. She is practising in Bombay for the last nine years. She has successfully treated ailments of women and children. She is currently an honorary physician at the Dilkhush Special School for the Spastics. She is also an ex-honorary physician at the Twinkles Nursery School.

Dr. Asha R. Paranjpe - Gynaecologist / Fertility Specialist

Dr. Asha R. Paranjpe (M.B.B.S.,D.G.O.,M.D.,D.O.R.C.P.(U.K.)), is a practicing obstetrician and gynaecologist who has her clinic at Doctor House. She acquired her basic medical education at TN Medical College, Mumbai and proceeded to the United Kingdom after post graduation for further studies. She has trained in the field of infertility in U.K. and at Bombay Hospital. She worked at Bombay Hospital for six years and has been practicing for nearly ten years. She is also a visiting doctor at St.Elizabeth Nursing Home and Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai.

Dr. Raju R. Sahetya - Infertility Specialist

Dr. Sahetya (MD, DGO, DFP, FCPS, FICOG) is a qualified obstetrician and gynaecologist. He is a visiting obstetrician and gynecologist at the Breach Candy Hospital, Mumbai and at the Birth Defect Centre, Mumbai. He specializes in prenatal diagnosis and fetal therapy at the latter institution. He did his M.D. in obstetrics and gynecology from the University of Mumbai. His career includes a fourteen-year stint (1983 to 1997) as a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist, laparoscopist and family planning advisor at the Inlaks General Hospital, Mumbai. He has made presentations at and attended various national and international conferences. In addition, he has been invited to speak at and conduct live demonstrations and workshops on prenatal diagnostic procedures both nationally and internationally. He has been instrumental in forming the 'Indian Society for Prenatal Diagnosis and Fetal Therapy' in Mumbai.

Dr. Aarti Sahni - Gynaecologist

Dr. Sahni (MBBS, DGO) specializes in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. She completed her DGO from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University where she was the top ranker. She has also received several gold medals in internal medicine, paediatrics, surgery and gynaecology during her initial medical studies. Her special fields of interest include preterm labour, diabetes in pregnancy, delayed and precocious puberty, and gynaecological cancers. She has attended several conferences and has most recently presented a paper on Cancer of the Cervix.

Mrs. M. Sanghi - Speech Pathologist

Mrs. Sanghi is a qualified audiologist and a speech language pathologist and has been working in her area of specialty for the last 25 years. She is one of the senior faculty members at the Audiology and Speech Therapy Department of B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai. This being one of the major public hospitals in the city, she has had a wide and varied experience in the assessment and management of speech, language and hearing disorders. This clinical experience coupled with her academic experience in teaching programmes for audiology and speech pathology for over 20 years gives her a distinct advantage over other professionals. She qualified in Audiology and completed her M.A. in Linguistics from Mumbai University. She has taken many short courses in the areas of speech and hearing from the University of Cincinnati, USA. She has presented and published a number of scientific papers at Indian conferences and has also trained students in this area for over 20 years.

Dr. Pramod Sanghi - General Practioner

Dr. Sanghi received his masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan and completed his medical training at Wayne State University. He is currently a practising physician at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, GA (USA). He specialises in educating families regarding health promotion and disease prevention.

Dr. Neetha Sanjay - Dentist

The Dr. Neetha Sanjay is currently practicing dentistry in Singapore, where she resides with her husband and two children. Neetha graduated with a First Class degree from Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, after which she interned for a year at Yenepoya Dental College itself. She has also practiced dentistry with Dr. Ashok V Dabir in Mumbai.

Dr. D.S. Saxena - Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Saxena(F.A.C.S., F.A.C.C., D.A.B.S., D.A.B.T.S.) is a highly qualified thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon. At present, he is the Hon. Professor and Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Bombay Hospital. He is affiliated in a consultant capacity with this hospital and the B. R. Ambedkar Hospital, Mumbai. He is also a visiting cardiac surgeon at the Royal Hospital, Muscat, Oman, the Tanzania Heart Foundation, Dar-es-Salaam, the SSR National Hospital, Mauritius, and the Defence Service Hospital, Myanmar. He passed his MBBS from Nagpur University in 1960. He has acquired vast experience as a surgeon, a good part of it in the United States of America. He holds Diplomates of the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He has presented innumerable papers pertaining to his area of expertise in India and other countries. He is also the Vice-President and President elect of the Indian Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons.

Dr. Rita Shah - Physical Therapist

Dr. Shah is a qualified physical therapist from Mumbai University. She has also trained in Prenatal and Postnatal Care in the United States of America and has been certified by the ASPO/Lamaze. She is the founder of the Department of Prenatal and Postnatal Care at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai and has served as the Head of the Department since 1989. She conducts her Private Childbirth Education classes "Nine Months" at Malabar Hill, Manav Mandir Road, Mumbai. She makes sure that her classes are abreast with the latest developments with regular visits to various childbirth centres abroad.

Dr. Niranjan Shendurnikar - Paediatrician

Dr. Niranjan Shendurnikar, MD, FIAP, is the Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the Medical College, Baroda. He is a recognized M.B.B.S/D.C.H./M.D. examiner. He has teaching and clinical experience of nearly 18 years. He was part of the first multicentric trial on H. influenzae b vaccine in 1994-95. He has been a member of the National Executive Board of the Indian Academy of Paediatrics. He has written a book entitled "The ABC of Child Care" in 1997 and co-authored two booklets on Polio Eradication. He has also contributed to various publications and textbooks. He is the Expert Advisor to the Drug Controller of India, Ministry of Health, New Delhi, the Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi and the Academic Counsellor to IGNOU, New Delhi. He has been awarded the FIAP at Jaipur in February, 1999.

Dr. S.D. Subba Rao - Paediatrician

Dr. Subba Rao (MBBS, DCH, DNB) is Professor and Head of Department of Paediatrics at St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore. He did his MBBS from the Bangalore Medical College in 1977 and a Diploma in Child Health (DCH) from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Mumbai University in 1986. He was awarded the Dr. Shantilal C. Seth prize for the highest marks scored in clinical as. The Gold Medal was awarded during the course of the Diploma in Child Health. He is a member of the Neonatal Advanced Life Support Training Team and has conducted more than 100 NALS courses for interns, pediatricians, staff nurses and medical officers all over the state of Karnataka. He is also in charge of the Diarrhea Treatment and Training Center (DTTU) and Vice-President of the National Neonatology Forum, Karnataka, since February 1999. He has made contributions to both Indian and international medical journals and has presented several papers at medical conferences around the world and in India.

Dr. Dilip D. Tanna - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Tanna is a senior orthopaedic surgeon in Mumbai. He is known all over India for a device known as the 'Dr. Tanna Nail.' He is presently affiliated to Jaslok Hospital, Lilavati Hospital and Bhatia Hospital in Mumbai as an honorary orthopaedic surgeon. He retired from B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai as Professor of Orthopaedics. He has trained innumerable orthopaedic surgeons, undergraduated, general practitioners and non-medical people. He has conducted 45 workshops all over the country in the last four years. In addition, he has contributed several papers to both Indian and foreign publications and journals.

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