Dr. R. Deshpande obtained his basic training in medicine and surgery from the Karnataka Medical College Hubli from Dharwad University and Surgical Training from the Country's Premier Cancer Institute- Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai with a rank in Mumbai University for the MS examination. Thereafter he was trained at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center at New York as well as the Royal Marsden Cancer Center in London in danced Cancer Surgery techniques for short durations.
Advanced Training in Singapore
He also obtained advanced training in Thoracoscopic Surgery at the Singapore University Hospital. He is the first Onco-Surgeon to start Thoracoscopy on diagnostic and therapeutic basis in the country.
Pioneer for Thoracoscopic surgery in India
He has conducted thoracoscopic workshops for training Pulmonologists and Onco-surgeons in Mumbai and Bangalore. He set-up the thoracoscopy surgical program at the Kidwai Institute of Oncology at Bangalore in 1983 and at the Tata Memorial Hospital in 2000.
Pioneer for new techniques in India He has successfully developed the surgeries for upper third esophageal cancers in India- a pioneering technique hitherto un-reported in world literature.
Invited as International Faculty
He has been invited as guest speaker, participated in panel discussions, presentations, lectures, symposia in various international Cancer Conferences from 1990 till date.
Invited as National Faculty
He has also been invited to deliver lectures, participate in symposia, panel discussions in over a hundred national conferences till date from 1982 onwards. He has been organizing secretary for National Oncologists conference in Bangalore.
Membership of Organizations
He is a Life member of various professional organizations including
1. Association of Surgeons of India 2. Indian Society of Oncology- President from 2002-2004 3. Indian Association of Surgical Oncology 4. ICON 5. British Association of Surgical Oncology 6. Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Group 7. Indian Medical Association
He was Assistant Professor of Surgical Oncology at the Kidwai Institute of Oncology at Bangalore from 1982 to 1985. He was on the staff of the Tata Memorial Hospital from 1985 to 2002 when he withdrew as the Chief of Thoracic and In 2002, along with the Country's leading names in Oncology, he set up the Asian Institute of Oncology, which functions currently our of the Somaiya Ayurvihar and is the Executive Vice Chairman of the facility.
He is also attached as Honorary Onco-Surgeon at
Lilavati Hospital, Jaslok Hospital and Research Center –Mumbai S.L. Raheja Hospital Breach Candy Hospital,
He has over 56 publications in National and International peer reviewed journals and is author of chapters of management of Lung Cancer and Esophageal Cancer in Text Book of Cancer published by National Book Trust in 2002 and on Chapters on Lung Cancer, Mediastinal Tumors and Chest wall tumors in the forthcoming "Perspectives in Cancer" under publication.
Presently he is the Promoter and the Executive Vice Chairman of the Somaiya Ayurvihar Asian Institute of Oncology, a project conceived by a group of Oncologists who were previously attached to the Tata Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Makhija practises homeopathy and uses meditative techniques to bring about long lasting permanent changes in mind and body. Health is Being at ease and absence of disease. It is a balance, alignment and cooperation between the heart, mind and emotions it "promotes more intuitive connection with our highest potential for effective reasoning, discernment and interactions (with others)." When there is coherent alignment between the heart, mind and emotions, Dr. Makhija explains, "It's easier to choose less stressful perceptions and attitudes and re-create 'flow' in our daily routines." Conversely when the mental and emotional systems are out-of-phase, they lack synchronization and thus interact in a conflicting manner, thereby compromising performance. … When our emotions are not aligned with getting the task accomplished, we lack motivation and enthusiasm, which limits our access to creativity and insight, and thus impedes our overall performance." How can we access the state of ease to create inner peace and inner ease? Dr. Makhija conducts workshops wherein one learns to access the subconscious mind and change the limiting belief system making one step onto the road of a fantastic journey to realise your potential. Dr. Makhija is a qualified doctor from mumbai university. She has also completed her fellowship from the prestigious institute The OtherSong Academy of international Classical Homeopathy. She is a certified Teacher for the Theta Healing technique of meditation and belief work from THInK institute (theta healing institute of knowledge) U. S. A.
(HONY) BRIGADIER DR ARVIND LAL, PADMA SHRI
Brig. Arvind Lal is a pioneer in bringing laboratory services in India at par with the Western world. He is an alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, having received his graduate and post-graduate medical degrees from the prestigious institute.
In 1977, Brig. Lal took charge of Dr Lal PathLabs, the medical diagnostics laboratory founded in 1949 by his late father. Under his expert guidance and leadership, Dr Lal PathLabs (LPL) has become one of the most reputed laboratories in Asia having to its credit a record of 28 labs accredited from the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India) with another 4 labs in the pipeline. He brought International recognition to the Indian Healthcare Industry in the form of accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP - USA). Currently they operate over 172 labs, including Asia's biggest lab at Rohini, New Delhi with 1,600 collection centres and pick-up samples from another 7,000 medical establishments all over India. The lab tests over 50,000 patients every day; in 2015 they tested over 12 million patients.
Dr. Lal has revolutionized laboratory medicine by introducing the maximum number of new tests, instruments and ICT (Information, Communications, Technology) systems in India. His R & D unit has done India proud by developing the latest tests in Molecular Diagnostics, Cytogenetics, Genetics and many more. The aim of the R&D division is to provide highly specialized tests at low cost to the weaker sections of the society.
Dr. Lal is a member of many expert and advisory bodies constituted by the central and the state governments. He is accredited to having the first PPP (Public Private Partnership) in the field of laboratory testing with the Govt. of Tripura since 2004 and later with Govt. of Gujarat for testing over 30,000 new born babies in 2011- 2012.
He is currently the Senior Vice President of NATHEALTH, Healthcare Federation of India. He is also the Chief of the Academic Council of IIHMR (International Institute of Health Management Research), New Delhi. Dr. Lal is also an active member of National Healthcare Committees of CII, FICCI & ASSOCCHAM and has played a significant role in promoting the Indian Healthcare sector abroad. He is also leading the Healthcare Sector Skill Council (HSSC) Curriculum Development Committee for Paramedical Training in the field of Laboratory Medicine.
Dr. Lal was appointed as the Honorary Physician to the President of India in 2001. He has also been serving as a pathologist to almost all the past and present Presidents' and Prime Ministers of India. His laboratory is the nodal laboratory testing the largest number of government employees in India from CGHS, ECHS, Ministry of Railways, Delhi Government and many others. He has been invited as the Keynote Speaker at IIM- Ahmedabad and also by the Harvard Business School, USA.
Conferred with the Padma Shri, Brig. Lal is also the first civilian doctor to be granted an honorary Brigadier's rank in Armed Forces Medical Services. He is also the recipient of many other awards from various national and international organizations.
Dr. Lal has been conferred with the "Entrepreneur of the Year" award by All India Management Association (AIMA) in 2016.
Dr K G Alexander is the Chairman & Managing Director of Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut and also a practicing physician. Dr KG Alexander started the hospital in 1987 with 52 beds in a rented facility in memory of his dad, revered as Baby by all – Mr. K. C. Varghese. Today, Baby Memorial Hospital Ltd is a Public Limited Company and Kerala's largest hospital in the corporate sector with 800 beds, over 40 Medical and Surgical departments, 16 world class operation theatres and fully equipped ICUs with dedicated critical care beds for different specialties with a visionary leader and an efficient team of Doctors, Nurses, Administrators & Support Staff.
He is also the Chairman of Baby Memorial Charitable Trust, Ex¬-Board Member – Malabar Chamber of Commerce, Ex-¬Member, Board of Studies, School of Management Studies, NIT Calicut. He is a Fellow of International Medical Sciences Academy and life member of academic bodies like API, RSSDI, CSI, Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine, IMA etc. Under the aegis of Dr.K.G.Alexander, BMH is accredited by the prestigious NABH since 2008. It is ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified since 2003. Additionally, BMH was awarded first prize by the Kerala State Pollution Control Board (more than 500 beds category) consecutively for 3 years i.e. 2011-12 & 13 and secured third position in the year 2014. In this journey, BMH also has rampantly improved the healthcare education and skill development in the region. It is approved by the National Board of Examination, for DNB post graduate training of doctors in 8 specialties. BMH has been providing 3 years Post Graduate Course in Emergency Medicine, under the George Washington University, Washington DC from August 2012. It also provides 2 years Post Graduate Course in Critical Care Medicine, under Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine from January 2012. Additionally, College of Nursing, conducts BSc, Post Basic BSc and MSc programmes and School of Nursing for GNM course & Critical Care Nursing, College of Allied Health Science, conducting three Degree courses and four Diploma courses.
Dr. KG Alexander, a visionary leader at the forefront of Healthcare delivery was awarded best tax payer title "Sanman" by the Income Tax department, in the year 1997 – 98. Early this year, he was Awarded "MT India Healthcare Award" under the category of "Healthcare Personality of the Year" by Medgate Today Magazine in association with Messe Dusseldorf, Germany in March 2016 and in the recent past, he was awarded The Middle East Healthcare Leadership Award" under the prime category "Most Iconic Transformational Leader of the Year" in World Brand Congress organised by CMO ASIA held at Dubai.
Sasa Bozic is an owner of SASA consulting, an entrepreneur, an executive wellbeing coach, motivational speaker on wellness and preventive health, marketing and branding consultant with 22 years of experience in senior marketing positions with special affinity to wellbeing in organizations. Highly experienced in introducing the importance of Employee Wellbeing Programs to executives and engaging employees through holistic measures of preventive health activities. Using latest techniques and technology to provide individual wellbeing coaching sessions as well as preventive health activities among groups. She strongly believes that healthy and happy employees are a safe and reliable path towards successful business.
During the last five years Sasa has been operating in the Middle East and India as a Consultant and an Executive Wellbeing coach. She was organizing employee well-being programs based on western developed models and applied them to local customs' specifics and workplace culture. Through practical workshops, she successfully introduced preventive health measures at the workplace to HR departments in organizations, such as TATA group, Apollo Hospitals, Dusit Hotels, and others. Due to her contribution in the area of raising preventive health awareness in corporations among decision-makers and spreading engagement among employees, she was also invited as a speaker and an award winner to the World Health and Wellness Congress & Awards 2017 and as a speaker to the Ficci Heal Conference 2016.
Since the beginning of 2017 Sasa has been active in the Nutrition industry by helping her client Nektar Natura to promote natural fruit & vegetable juices and educate HoReCa sector on the importance of healthy food and beverages for their guests in more than 16 countries in Europa and Asia.
But those who know Sasa personally, can say one thing with great surety, Sasa's heart and passion lies in empowering the people of India to be more conscious towards preventive health initiatives, in their personal lives as well as in their work environment.
"Dr. Marc Ruemmler, MD, MBA, Chief Operating Officer of Amina Hospital, is a German board certified Consultant for Internal Medicine with over 10 years of experience. Dr. Marc holds an MBA in Healthcare Management and gained extensive international experience in hospital commissioning, management and leadership with a special focus on Quality- and Revenue Cycle Management."
Highly-motivated, pro-active passionate individual holding a rich enormous experience of 30 years with exceptional Liaison, Teamwork, Leadership, & Organizational abilities to thrive in a fast-paced, results-oriented business environment. With an entrepreneurial spirit to fore see potential growth with a strong background of crisis management in Healthcare for brown field and Greenfield projects and also a Six Sigma Green Belt Expert. NABH Principal Assessor and Auditor for ISO 9001: 2008, & ISO 14001:2004.Heath Care Industry Leader with specific focus to develop the Heath Care Practice, while ensuring high quality standards in service delivery. Identifying Control enhancement modules, escalate significant issues identified & proposed manner of resolution. Statistical Reporting of Deliverables in adherence to Regulatory requirements, high quality of care and patient safety, meet regulatory approval and other critical business needs. Experience in Successful Management of Diverse Groups of People in Teaching Arena and as well as Handling Union Committees. Strong ability to develop teams to deliver Internal Audits, Process Reviews, Policy Manuals, Standard Operating Procedures, and Hospital Compliance Frameworks-all of these aligned with NABH norms. Bringing 3,00,000 smiles a year at her current organization, Dr. Minnie Bodhanwala is the CEO for two charitable semi government Hospitals in Mumbai viz. BaiJerbaiWadia Hospital for Children (300 Beds) and NowrosjeeWadia Maternity Hospital (305 Beds) since the year 2012. Prior to that she has worked as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for a venture-based Capital Funding Group in Hospitals; Jeevanti Healthcare Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai. Prior to that as CEO for Baroda Heart Institute and Research Centre Baroda; a super specialty Cardiac Hospital. Achieved NABH accreditation in 8 months at the hospital. Dr. Minnie has played an instrumental role in bringing a positive transformation at Wadia Hospitals and shown great compassion towards the underprivileged Women and Children of our society. Thanks to her dedication, excellence, innovation and sustainable vision patients are availing quality, safe and affordable healthcare at Wadia Hospitals at par with top corporate hospitals to the underprivileged Women and Children of India as well as other Nations. Dr. Minnie has played a key role in establishing a strong foundation for community projects in dental health for Impact India foundation by UNDP, UNICEF and WHO for their"Hospital-on-Wheels" to handle functionalities as a Coordinator Surgeon to set up the 1st Dental Unit on the Trainand arranging these camps at Mandsaur (Madhya Pradesh), Udaipur (Rajasthan), Gauriganj (Uttar Pradesh) catering to thousands of underprivileged people in the region.Her academic qualifications are BDS, MBA, MHA, TQM,FCR,PGQMAHO, Green Belt - Six Sigma, Principal Assessor-NABH, FISQua, ISO Auditor 9001,14001, right from the start of her career in 1986 she has dedicated her life towards the service of our community.
Pawan Datta is responsible for making Max Healthcare a preferred Hospital known for its Quality culture, service excellence & patient care. Pawan brings with him more than 20 years of in-depth experience across Automobile, Consumer Electronics & Home Appliance, Telecom, Insurance sector and now learning Healthcare space and has managed large Quality functions in his previous roles. Pawan has progressed from Max Life where he was working as Vice President –Quality & Business Excellence, with responsibility to oversee Q&BE for entire Operations, Distribution and Corporate Functions.
Pawan is currently working as Head - Quality & Service Excellence for Max Healthcare, which has 14 hospitals in north India, offering services in over 30 medical disciplines with over 2,300 doctors, 10,000 employees and over 2.2 million patients from over 80 countries. He has facilitated the implementation of more than 400 Six Sigma projects. Some of the Key programs he has lead are Business Excellence Program Lead end to end deployment of CII EXIM Business Excellence framework (based on EFQM) and later transitioned it to MBNQA successfully. Max Life Insurance improved its assessment scores year on year and receiving emerging industry leader recognition. This year MLI has been awarded the prestigious IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Awards 2015.
Customer Listening Program Conceptualized and Institutionalized customer listening program both at Max life and now at Max healthcare. It measures all critical customer touch points through monthly and annual customer listening surveys. Max Healthcare`s customer listening scores improved by 37% within a single year.
Cost Management Program Devising and implementing long term cost effective solutions for the company while ensuring the aspects of Quality and service delivery are adhered to. Comprehensive cost diagnostic study for the entire organization and end to end program management of the entire CMP lead to annualized savings of 37 crs.
ASQ International Team Excellence Awards 2013 and 2014 The projects mentored directly by Pawan represented in the ASQ International Team Excellence Awards, leading to Bronze level recognition at 2014 ASQ World Conference for Quality and Improvement at Texas, US. Pawan spreads the "Global Voice of Quality" across multiple sectors like Manufacturing, Services, Healthcare, Education, ITES/BPO with help from a set of volunteers. He is an active member of multiple Quality Institutions and Guest speaker at renowned educational institutions. He has organized multiple events for engaging Industry and Academia to inculcate quality at the grass roots of Indian society. Pawan has presented multiple papers and external speaker on Quality & Excellence at leading organizations and educational institutes Pawan is a mechanical Engineer and holds Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IMT, Ghaziabad.
Dr Vinoth Kumar C, a supply chain management professional with 15 years of experience in healthcare procurement and supply chain management, heads the Materials Management Department of Baby Memorial Hospital.
This strategic planner has proved his expertise in developing sourcing strategies, including vendor identification, development, and analytic assessment to strengthen supply chain effectiveness and implementing cost control measures.
BMH's Assistant General Manager (Materials Management) has 15 years of experience in healthcare procurement, distribution and inventory control systems in healthcare organisations of international repute.
Before BMH, he had worked in renowned healthcare institutions such as Apollo Hospitals Group and Sagar Hospitals Group and Global Health City in Chennai.
He had participated / delivered lectures in various MDPs and national conferences. He is also an expert in organising healthcare management conferences. He is the Programme Director of HEAL (Healthcare Excellence through Administration and Leadership), an annual healthcare management conference hosted by BMH.
In 2015, he won a 'Six Sigma Healthcare Excellence Award', which is recognised as the Oscars of Indian Healthcare, in the World Entrepreneurship Summit in Healthcare at New Delhi. He was awarded the Best Materials Management Professional Award. He is also the recipient of 'Asia Healthcare Excellence Award' in World Brand Congress held at Singapore. He was honoured under the category of 'Best Supply Chain Management Professional'
He currently serves as Honorary Advisor in the Global Healthcare Advisory Board of Confederation of International Accreditation Commission (CIAC) also. He is also a Life Member of Research Foundation of Hospital and Healthcare Administration (RFHHA).
A Doctorate in Hospital Administration and a Post Graduate in Hospital Management from Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, Vinoth also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics from National Law School of India University, Bangalore, awarded by the Chief Justice of India. A man who never stops learning, he did his Post Graduation in Business Administration from IMT, Ghaziabad, and has also done Diploma programmes in Materials Management, Labour Laws and Administrative Law.
Ms. Shammi Gupta, a Lifelong Yoga Practitioner, Yoga Mentor, Counselor & Life Coach, Healer, Yoga Therapist and Naturopath is the founder - director of Shammi's Yogalaya and Shammi's Yogalaya Foundation. She works passionately on the theme, 'Healing with Alignment' with a believe that 'Imbalance' is the source of all the miseries in life.
Following her passion, she has presented scholarly papers at various seminars including 'World Yoga Seminar', 'Yoga World Health' & 'International Conference on Public Health' on the topics relating to 'Life Style Asymmetry as the key source of psycho somatic problems today.' She continues to spread the multidimensional aspect of Yoga and Natural Living in all the arenas of society and has worked with L&T Nirali Hospital, Rotary Powai, Vasantha Memorial Trust – Cancer Awareness, Buniyaad -English Medium Nurseries for underprivileged, Bipolar Disorder Group etc . As a community outreach program, she has been conducting and organizing Powai Yoga Fest, Mumbai Yoga Fest, Suryathon etc. which have been extremely successful and attended by more than 800 people.
She is a professional blogger and her articles on yoga can be seen on different social medias, newspapers and magazines. As a pioneer of an open group creating awareness under the theme, 'Discover Yoga Discover Yourself,' she has more than 13000 followers, getting benefitted by ancient practices of Yoga. She has also been felicitated with "Woman Healthcare Personality of the Year award,' "Woman Achiever Award" and "Super Achievers award." She designs and delivers 200 hours Teacher's Training Certification and 'Train the Trainers' in different Institutes. Her signature program, 'Sculpted You' is one of her proactive Health Management Capsule.
With an M.A. in Yoga Shastra, Diploma in Yoga, Advance Diploma in Yoga, 200 hours Yoga Alliance Teachers Training Certification, American College of Sports Medicine Certification, Myofascial Tissue Therapy & Cupping Therapy Certification, MBA in Finance & MBA in HR from the University of Akron, USA, Shammi has worked extensively with patients suffering from medical ailments, athletes in injury prevention specially runner groups in Mumbai & Goa, Corporates in lifestyle management, Dancers on muscular balance, Students, Celebrities, Industrialists, Bollywood stars, Social Activists etc. and has been instrumental in bringing positive and rewarding changes in their lives. Shammi Gupta strives to bring therapeutic bliss, a disease -free and a sampoorn life in all her practitioners by mentoring them into the journey of natural living through Yoga & Naturopathy.