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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. Karishma Krishna Kurup

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

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. Shivani Nayar

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. Harpreet Arora

Dr. Harpreet Arora, MBBS

Freelance Content Writer
Dr. Harpreet has a passion for writing and believes the online medium is the only effective platform that can easily and quickly reach out to people, educating them on medical information and lifestyle changes.
Dr. Latha Shanbhogue

Dr. Latha Shanbhogue, BDS, PG Diploma (Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance)

Freelance Writer
Dr. Latha graduated from the A.J.Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangalore affiliated to the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore in 2007 and pursued PG Diploma in Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance. She has over 7 years of experience as Medical Content Developer for Hospital/Doctors/Healthcare websites.
Dr. Ishan Mewara

Dr. Ishan Mewara, MBBS

Freelance Writer
Dr. Ishan Mewara is an MBBS graduate and has a special interest in the field of pediatrics and cardiology. He likes to read, travel and is involved in various sports activities.
Amrita Surendranath

Amrita Surendranath, B.Sc. (Microbiology), M.Sc. (Human Genetics)

Content Writer
Amrita has a masters in Human Genetics from Sri Ramachandra medical College and is hooked onto everything even remotely associated with genes. She loves every aspect of writing, the research, planning and actually weaving all the thoughts together. If she's not writing, she's busy being an avid reader, traveler, cricket mom, cook, gardener or a driver.
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.
Surangama Guha

Surangama Guha, MA (Sociology), MA (Media and Communications)

Assistant Editor - QC
Surangama hails from Kolkata, and has worked as a full time lecturer of Sociology in Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Government College, Kolkata, for two years, before moving to Chennai. She has been freelancing for various national newspapers and online news portals for over five years. She is an avid reader, writer and film enthusiast.
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.
Vanessa D'Rozario

Vanessa D'Rozario, Bachelors in Allied Health Sciences (Urology Technology), PGDHHM

Freelance Content Writer
Vanessa has worked as a Tutor & Urology Technologist in the Urology Department, Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai. She has been a Research co-ordinator, trained in a wide variety of Genito Urinary disorders, assisted Urologists and oriented in transplant co-ordination registry and patient counseling. Vanessa is an enthusiastic web content writer and has managed certain other aspects of web content. Her other interests include reading, writing, cooking & baking, drawing & painting and traveling.
Madhumathi Palaniappan

Madhumathi Palaniappan, B.Pharm

Content Writer
Madhu, an alumni of Madras Medical College writes on drugs and handles the drug section on Medindia. Her long term dream and desire is to become an entrepreneur in the Pharma field.
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.
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.
S. Pavithra

S. Pavithra, M.Sc Biotechnology

Freelance Content Writer
Pavithra, is a Scientific Patent Analyst with 7 years of experience and exposure in various industries. She has a passion for writing medical articles and a flair for the English language.
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.
Sneha Sewlani

Sneha Sewlani, P.G Clinical Nutrition (Diabetes and Cardiac Care)

Freelance Content Writer
Sneha is a Clinical Nutritionist and Certified Diabetes educator. She strongly believes that healthy diet and lifestyle modifications are the best ways to prevent and treat diseases. Her hobbies are reading, baking and listening to music.
Meeta Agarwal

Meeta Agarwal, M.A (English)

Freelance Content Writer
Meeta hails from the city of Kolkata. She has completed her schooling from La Martiniere for Girls and did her Masters at Rani Birla Girls' College. Meeta is a Fundraising Consultant for G4l Foundation (an environment based non profit). To her credit she has written articles and ebooks on health topics. Her interests include coordinating with corporates and schools for various contact programs, watching information based documentaries and reading anything informational.
Lingaraj

Lingaraj, B.Sc

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

Nishita Suratkal, M.Sc. (Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics)

Freelance Writer
A competent clinical dietician by profession, graduated from SNDT University, Mumbai, Nishita is currently practicing as a lifestyle health coach. She also spends her time exploring & enhancing her skills in cooking healthy dishes, putting her dietetic knowledge into practice. She strongly believes in practicing what she preaches, so she has strictly complied to most of the fitness recommendations she suggests to clients. Writing & researching extensively about fitness related topics to various websites & online startups have been her forte as well.

Complementary Medicine Team

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

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. Wayne Osborne

Freelance Contributor
Dr. Osborne, has been working in general practice since 2002. As a GP, his practice covers a wide range of areas, from pediatrics to elderly medicine. Being an avid rugby enthusiast, his particular interest lies in sports injuries. He is head practitioner here at Treated.com, which provides a new and exciting, yet safe and secure way of delivering medical care to patients.

Sheela Philomena, M.Sc.

Assistant Editor - News Desk
A postgraduate in Bio-informatics with long teaching experience, works for news section, writes and edits articles for Medindia.
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