Medindia's Editors and Content Development Team

Our Editorial and Content team is committed to providing its audience with accurate, authentic and authoritative health information. Our team of researchers, writers and editors strive to create content that is timely, relevant, informative and engaging and is backed by the latest medical science and research. All health and medical content is reviewed by our Medical Review team - consisting of highly qualified doctors and medical experts - to ensure that it is medically accurate and validated.

Editorial Team

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman

Dr. Lakshmi Venkataraman, MD, DCP, DNB (Path)

Freelance Content Writer
Lakshmi is an alumni from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai. She has published an Android App 'drexampill' containing study material for First and Second year MBBS students. She is interested in academics, teaching and enjoys writing. Her hobbies include reading, solving cryptic crosswords, cooking and baking, listening to South Indian classical music.

Dr. Ravali Neerumalla

Dr. Ravali Neerumalla, M.B.B.S

Freelance Writer
Dr. Ravali graduated MBBS in March 2013 from MNR Medical College, India. She has worked in various Hospitals as a Duty Medical Officer. Dr. Ravali has experience in Pediatrics and Cardiology in the United States, and was also a research intern in the department of Cardiac Electrophysiology at KUMC, Kansas City, Kansas, USA. Her interests include singing, cooking, writing and she is a nature lover.

Dr. Namitha Kumar

Dr. Namitha Kumar, MA - English, PhD (Psychology)

Freelance Content Writer
Her deepest passion is working on human experience of disability. She holds a PhD in Psychology. She is also interested in experiences of chronic and genetic illnesses.

Dr. Karishma Krishna Kurup

Dr. Karishma Krishna Kurup, M.B.B.S, D.P.H

Freelance Writer
Dr Karishma, is a public health professional hailing from Kerala. She completed her MBBS from JMMC RI, Thrissur in 2012 and went on to work for 2 years before pursuing DPH in Govt Medical College,Trivandrum. Karishma is presently pursuing her MPH at the National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), Chennai. She has a passion for reading, writing and traveling and believes that the online platform is a source for responsible information.

Dr. Kaushik Bharati

Dr. Kaushik Bharati, MSc, PhD (Physiology), MIPHA

Medical Writer
Dr. Bharati obtained his PhD in Physiology with specialization in Vaccines in 2001 from the University of Calcutta. He carried out his doctoral work at the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. He did his post-doctoral training at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, specializing in Molecular Biology and Immunology. He has subsequently been working in various scientific capacities at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi and the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad, Delhi NCR. His major research areas include Infectious Diseases, Virology, Public Health, and Health Policy. Dr. Bharati has recently become a member of the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA). He has a passion for writing on medical topics and has published extensively. He spends his leisure time reading and listening to music.

Dr. Priyanka Samji

Dr. Priyanka Samji, B.Sc Hons. (Microbiology), M.Sc. (Biotechnology), Ph.D (Endocrinology and Reproductive Biology)

Freelance Writer
Priyanka is an alumni from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore where she has done her Ph.D in Endocrinology and Reproductive biology. She has a keen interest in understanding the pathophysiology of various diseases and has expertise in transcriptome and proteome analysis for biomedical research. She has published articles in international journals of high impact factor. She is interested in research, academics, teaching and enjoys writing. Her hobbies include reading, cooking, travelling, dancing and listening to music.

Dr. Tanushree Panjari

Dr. Tanushree Panjari, BPTh, PGD (Clinical Research), MBA (Marketing)

Freelance Writer
Dr. Tanushree, has completed BPTh from Topiwala National Medical College and has an MBA from ICFAI. After a successful 8 years of medical writing, she decided to pay equal attention to her family along with work. She took a tough decision and quit her job, however while managing home affairs, she also manages to do freelance work. Dr. Tanushree is a part time blogger. Her hobbies include planning vacations, traveling and shopping.

Chrisy Ngilneii

Chrisy Ngilneii, B.Sc (Psychology), M.A (Sociology), Ph.D. (Epidemiology)

Content Writer
Chrisy is a Ph.D. Research Scholar at the University of Madras. Her area of specialization is in Epidemiology of Cancer. Writing is her passion. She has published scholarly articles on health topics in prominent journals, and had also edited two books in the academic field which are now available on Amazon.in. When she is not writing or editing, you will see her playing guitar or piano.

Areeba Khan

Areeba Khan, B.Sc (Genetics, Chemistry, Microbiology), M.Sc. (Human Genetics), M.Sc. (Genetic Counselling)

Freelance Content Writer
Areeba is a genetic counselor from Mumbai. She completed her M.Sc in Genetic Counselling from the University of Machester, UK. She is certified by the Board of Genetic Counselling, India. She is motivated to help people with a genetic condition by educating and counselling them. She is also working to increase awareness about genetic conditions in India. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and has a passion for cooking.

Sushma Rao

Sushma Rao, M.A (Communication & Journalism)

Assistant Editor
Sushma's passion for writing has taken her far and wide, to places in the advertising and IT industries, where she has contributed towards Content and Digital Marketing. Her other interests are baking, dancing and traveling.

Shirley Johanna

Shirley Johanna, M.Sc, M.Phil (Food Service Management & Dietetics)

Content Writer/Assistant Editor - News Desk
Shirley is passionate about teaching and writing. She conducts nutrition education program for children in an NGO. Her hobbies are cooking, gardening and photography.

Maulishree Jhawer

Maulishree Jhawer, BHSc (Dietetics), MSc (Food Science and Nutrition)

Assistant Editor at Large
Maulishree possesses substantial experience in the field of Diet and Nutrition. She has undergone training on the "Kaya life philosophy of diet planning". She has worked with Tarla Dalal and has contributed health articles in her magazine "Cooking and more" and has also done recipe research and development for the health book "Top Ten Healthy Foods".

Hannah Joy

Hannah Joy, M.Phil (Food Service Management & Dietetics)

Content Writer
Hannah hails from Hyderabad and has received Master of Philosophy Degree in Food Service Management and Dietetics from Women's Christian College, Chennai. She is passionate about teaching, mentoring and counseling. Hannah likes to travel, explore and is adventurous. She aspires to pursue her Ph.D in the near future.

Julia Samuel

Julia Samuel, M.Phil (Foods and Nutrition)

Content Writer
Julia has worked as a part-time lecturer in Women's Christian College, Chennai. She is passionate about educating people, esp students about healthy eating, fitness and well-being.

Vijayaganesh Kasinathan

Vijayaganesh Kasinathan, M. Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice)

Health Writer (Pharma)
Vijayaganesh, has completed his M. Pharm from Periyar college of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Trichy. He has five years of overseas experience working in Muscat and Qatar, as a pharmacist. He looks ahead to explore possibilities of safe medicine usage in space travel. His hobbies include traveling, food and lifestyle.

Pallavi Singh

Pallavi Singh, M. Pharmacy (Pharmacy Practice)

Freelance Writer
Pallavi has completed her masters in Pharmacy from Vels University, Chennai. She has worked as a Scientific Content Writer and also as a Scientific Analyst. Her hobbies include exploring new drugs and inventions in the Pharma and medical fields. She is a certified singer and dancer, who also enjoys traveling.

Ann Alex

Ann Alex, Bachelors in Social Work, Masters in Social Work

Content Writer
Ann pursued her Bachelors and Master's degree in Social Work from Stella Maris College, Chennai. As part of her coursework, she spent time working with women, children and counseling families. She spent a month in the tribal villages of Wayanad understanding the families and communities. While pursuing her Master's degree, she was selected to represent her college at Cobourg, Germany to participate in a conference and workshop on "Social Work Peace Building - Social Work and Human Rights Practices in Times of Conflicts". She worked with juvenile offenders, burn victims and trauma patients before interning with St. John's Medical Hospital. As the Medical Social Worker, she was collaborating with personnel from a broad spectrum of specialties and was instrumental in family counseling. At MOHAN Foundation, Ann is a Programme Associate, coordinating the training of transplant coordinators in various states and is on the faculty of the Transplant Coordinators' Training Programme. She is involved in public advocacy campaigns on organ donation with a focus on social media initiatives. She is also on the editorial team of MOHAN Foundation's monthly E-newsletter.

Vaishali Gokulakrishnan

Vaishali Gokulakrishnan, B.E (Bio-medical Engineering)

Content Research Analyst/SEO Team
Vaishali, works as a Content Research Analyst for the SEO Team and also writes articles. She is also responsible for calculator section.

Sudha Bhat

Sudha Bhat, M.Pharm, R.Ph (US)

Freelance Content Writer
She has experience working in drug regulatory affairs working closely with US FDA and dealing with pertinent product literature and approval of new products to be marketed.

Melita Fernandes

Melita Fernandes, M.Pharm (Quality Assurance)

Freelance Content Writer
Melita has over 9 years of experience in medical/health writing (print as well as digital content). She is a health enthusiast herself, and loves to read and write about healthy lifestyle. She has contributed content for several health portals and also managed social media accounts for various wellness brands.

Himabindu Venkatakrishnan

Himabindu Venkatakrishnan, B.Sc (Speech and Hearing Therapy)

Freelance Writer
Her expertise is in the area of speech and hearing and she also holds a certificate in Medical Transcription. She is an activist against 'heavy school bags' that can cause damage to the "backs" of young kids in India.

Shivangi Saxena

Shivangi Saxena, M.Pharm (Pharmaceutics)

Freelance Writer
Shivangi's academic credentials include, an M. Pharm from Invertis University, Bareilly, with a research project on self emulsifying drug delivery system for leprosy treatment. As a Medical Content Writer, Shivangi's passion and flair for writing has credited her with six published articles. Out of interest, she keeps abreast with the new advances in drug delivery systems related to the pharmaceutical field.

Jayashree Thakwani

Jayashree Thakwani, M.Pharm.Sci

Freelance Writer
Jayashree holds Masters in Pharmaceutics from Mumbai University. She has extensive experience in R&D of pharmaceutical formulations. Her hobbies include reading, writing, traveling, listening to music and painting.

Thilaka Ravi

Thilaka Ravi, M.A., M.Ed., M.Phil.

Assistant Editor - QC
Reporter, Writer and Quality Control Overseer for Medindia. Also teaches at the Institute of Distance Education (IDE), University of Madras.

Kanimozhi Tamilselvan

Kanimozhi Tamilselvan, M.Tech (Genetic Engineering)

Content Researcher
Kanimozhi has completed her Masters in M.Tech Genetic Engineering from SRM University, Chennai. She works as a Content Researcher for Medindia. She loves to play badminton and her other interest include reading, drawing and traveling.

Bidita Debnath

Bidita Debnath, M.A. International Relations

Freelance Content Writer
Bidita's interests are environmental journalism and traveling to new places. She is currently pursuing M.Phil in International Relations.

Anjali Aryamvally

Anjali Aryamvally, B.Tech (Genetic Engineering)

Content Writer (Part Time)
Anjali is an undergraduate in Genetic Engineering from SRM University, Chennai. She is passionate about bringing changes in healthcare through a combination of genetics and social work. Anjali is an avid reader who enjoys writing. Her hobbies include gardening and traveling.

Rishika Gupta

Rishika Gupta, B.Sc (Anesthesia Technology)

Content Writer
Rishika hails from Agra, UP and has made Chennai her home. She has recently completed her Bachelor's in Anesthesia Technology from Amrita School of Medicine, Kochi, Kerala. She is passionate in bringing about a positive change in the society and is in pursuit of doing her post graduation. She is a fervent sudoku solver, traveling enthusiast and loves taking on new challenges.

Ms. Ruchi

Ms. Ruchi, B.Sc. (Visual Communications)

Content editor and Co-ordinator
Based in the UK. Chief co-ordinator for health articles.

Lingaraj

Lingaraj, B.Sc

Content & Database Coordinator
Checks Copyright Issues and works as an online coordinator of the contents flowing into Medindia.

Preethi Sivaswaamy Mohana

Preethi Sivaswaamy Mohana, B.E. (Biomedical Engineering)

Intern
Preethi is pursuing her final year Biomedical Engineering at PSG college of Technology. She is from the city of Coimbatore, loves writing poems, short stories and singing songs. Reading books and yoga plays an essential role in her daily activities. A multi-faceted young girl, Preethi loves baking, making sweets and dancing. She practices Zumba to keep herself fit. Being amiable, polite and caring are the trademarks of her character.

Gayathri Sankaran

Gayathri Sankaran, B.E (Biomedical Engineering)

Intern
Gayathri is from Kanchipuram, a small traditional town in Tamilnadu known for silk saris. She is pursuing her under graduate degree in Biomedical Engineering at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. She is an ardent listener of music. Melodies are her most favorite, which helps her to relax and de-stress. She also likes to read books both in English and in Tamil. Playing badminton is her favorite activity, which helps her keep fit stay healthy.

Megha Ramaviswanathan

Megha Ramaviswanathan, B.E. (Biomedical Engineering)

Intern
Megha hails from Madurai. She is pursuing Bachelors of Engineering in Biomedical at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. Her areas of interest are Image Processing and Medical Imaging Systems. She spends her leisure time singing carnatic songs. It is because of her grandmother, that Megha became passionate about singing. She also spends her time reading Tamil novels. She has also read a few novels of Chetan Bhagat, Ravinder Singh and Sudeep Nagarkar. She plays badminton and handball.

Rajakumari Kandasamy

Rajakumari Kandasamy, B.E. (Biomedical Engineering)

Intern
Rajakumari is pursuing Bachelors of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering at PSG college of Technology, Coimbatore. Her areas of interest include Application Development and Medical Imaging Systems. Her hobbies include listening to songs, reading Tamil novels and gardening. She has a special interest towards sports, having represented her school at the division level Kho Kho tournaments and also served as captain of the team. Rajakumari also likes to participate in mini marathons.

Colleen Fleiss

Colleen Fleiss, M.Sc

Freelance Writer
Colleen is a well-versed medical writer, who has written on various medical topics. She writes under her pen name contributing news to Medindia.

Shravanthi Vikram

Shravanthi Vikram, M.Sc (Bio-Informatics)

Freelance Writer
Shravanthi has completed her post graduate degree in Bio-Informatics at Stella Maris College, Chennai. She has been teaching Biology for school and college students for the past 6 years through online tutoring. She has also completed a course on medical lab technology. Her interests include cooking different cuisines and baking.

Complementary Medicine Team

Dr. Rachita Narsaria

Dr. Rachita Narsaria, B.H.M.S. (Mum.), M.D. (Hom.)

Freelance Content Writer
Dr. Rachita is a consulting homoeopath with a passion for prose. She has contributed to numerous international websites and is a voracious reader, entrepreneur and music lover.

Dr. Trupti Shirole

Dr. Trupti Shirole, BAMS, CGO

Freelance Content Writer
Dr. Trupti is an Ayurvedic physician experienced in managing various chronic and lifestyle disorders. She is an avid blogger in current medical trends along with focus on wellness and preventive care.

Dr. Sunita Chowdhary

Dr. Sunita Chowdhary, L.C.E.H., M.D.[Hom]

Freelance Writer
Dr. Sunita blends homeopathy treatment with latest medical technology and lifestyle modifications. An M.D.[Hom] from Marathwada University, she is currently based in Vashi, Navi Mumbai and attends to local and overseas patients. Her hobbies include watching movies, reading, trying out new recipes and visiting new places. She has traveled extensively to USA and UAE. She strongly believes that healthy relationships, a sense of humor and regular physical activity are the key to good health.

Medindia's Writers & Contributors

Reshma Anand, B.Tech. Biotechnology, M. E. Environmental Engineering

Content Writer/Assistant Editor
Her broad concerns for environmental issues have led her to pursue masters in environmental engineering. She loves to cook, and her long-term goal is to become an entrepreneur.

Dr. Shivani Nayar, B.Sc (Physiotherapy), PG in Hospital Management

Content Writer
Dr. Shivani has 9 years of experience as a healthcare payor business strategist and wellness solutioning expert. She possess the skills of secondary research, business development, corporate wellness, customer relationship management, claim management and hospital revenue cycle management. She has been most recently associated with Vipul Medcorp TPA as Senior Manager- Employee Benefits, handling Karnataka Region. Dr. Shivani has also been associated with WHO as an external monitor in their National Polio Surveillance Program.

Dr. Haleema Yezdani, MBBS, FICC (FIDM)

Freelance Writer
Dr. Haleema has specialized in critical care medicine. She believes in achieving perfection in whatever she does. Dr. Haleema has graduated from Al Ameen Medical College, Bijapur Karnataka and did her fellowship in critical care from Apollo Hospital, Bengaluru. She is currently pursuing her Fellowship in diabetes from Apollo Hospital Bengaluru. She enjoys reading, singing and listening to music.

Dr. Anand Hinduja, M.B.B.S, M.H.A, C.C.E.B.D.M, C.C.G.D.M, C.C.M.T.D

Freelance Writer
Dr. Hinduja is a practising physician with special interest in diabetes and thyroid disorders. He is an adjunct faculty in medical simulation and consultant for hospital and healthcare projects. Dr. Hinduja graduated as topper from the prestigious Grant Medical College & Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai and completed post graduation with a gold medal from the renowned Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He is one of the first certified medical simulation trainers in India with training from PGI Medical College, Chandigarh. He has conducted numerous faculty development workshops and postgraduate medical and nursing workshops on application of simulation in Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology. Dr. Hinduja is Resource faculty with Yenepoya Medical University Mangalore. He is the first Indian member of the Association of Standardised Patient Educators (ASPE), USA, a dedicated organisation of simulation educators across the globe. Dr. Hinduja has keen interest in reading fiction and writing, both fiction prose and medical articles. He has also authored a book titled "Confessions...Unearthed", which is a compilation of short stories.

Dr. Meenakshy Varier, BAMS, Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management

Content Writer
A doctor who qualified in complementary medicine but has worked in clinical research area and keeps herself abreast with what is latest in the medical field. Her other interests include reading, writing, cooking and photography.

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