Medindia Interviews

Medindia's Interviews include insightful perspectives from leading doctors and stalwarts in their professions. These exclusive interviews speak of new trends and developments in medical sciences and healthcare that have made a deep impact in the society.

Mr. P. Ananth Krishnan

Mr. P. Ananth Krishnan

Business Head, CARE, Specialized Centre for Pain Management
Mr. P. Ananth Krishnan, Business Head, CARE, Specialized Centre for Pain Management, a division of Amrutanjan Healthcare Ltd., spoke to Medindia on the transition from products to services.

Ms. Rama Venugopal

Ms. Rama Venugopal

Executive Director, Value Added Corporate Services
Ms. Rama Venugopal, Executive Director, Value Added Corporate Services, a corporate consultancy firm based in Chennai, South India, that closely works with leading hospitals and diagnostic centers in South India.

Ebenezer Joseph

Ebenezer Joseph

Chess Trainer
Ebenezer Joseph, first chess trainer certified by the World Chess Federation, FIDE Trainer and Chief Consultant of Emmanuel Chess Centre at The Russian Cultural Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, encourages reconsidering.

Dr. Ambika Kameshwar, Ph.D. PDF

Dr. Ambika Kameshwar, Ph.D. PDF

Director of RASA
Dr. Ambika Kameshwar, Ph.D. PDF, Director of RASA (Ramana Sunritya Aalaya) focuses on using 'Natya', theatre, dance and music for the empowerment of people with special needs. From a childhood impulse to do more with dance than merely enjoy performing was born RASA, Centre for Theatre Arts and Special Needs. Dr. Kameshwar has a Post Doctoral Fellowship on the "Application of Natya (Theatre Arts) as a Developmental Tool" and is the author of "My Thoughts on Movement Therapy" and "Theatre Arts for Holistic Development". The musician, dancer, artist, educator and director of RASA, Dr. Ambika Kameshwar imparts the noble grandness of her mission

Dr. Mukund Mehta, M.D.

Dr. Mukund Mehta, M.D.

Founder and Convener of Laughing Club
Dr. Mukund Mehta. M.D., the Founder and Convener of Laughing Club Ahmedabad, explains how a good hearty laugh offers health benefits at literally no cost. Author of 'Fitness', winner of the Gujarat Sahitya Academy in 1999, Dr. Mehta M.D. speaks to Medindia.

Justin Vens

Justin Vens

Occupational Therapist
Occupational Therapist Justin Vens from Pebbles Rehabilitation Centre for Children, Chennai explains how ADD can be addressed to ensure children will be comfortable in their academic performance and social skills.

Jamuna Rani

Jamuna Rani

Occupational Therapist
Jamuna Rani, Occupational Therapist at Pebbles Rehabilitation Centre for Children, Chennai

Dr. Mohamed Rela,  MBBS, MS, FRCS (Edin)

Dr. Mohamed Rela, MBBS, MS, FRCS (Edin)

Liver Specialist
Dr. Mohamed Rela MBBS, MS, FRCS (Edin), internationally renowned specialist in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and liver transplant surgeries discussed the level of hepatitis awareness and the liver transplantation scene in India. Dr. Mohamed Rela currently heads the Institute of Liver, Pancreas diseases and Transplantation, Global Hospitals and Health City Group, Chennai and is Professor of Liver Surgery and Transplantation, King's College Hospital, UK. Dr. Rela has performed over 1300 transplant surgeries, pioneered the split liver transplantation and auxiliary liver transplantation techniques, and has made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for a liver transplant performed on a 5-day-old baby.

Dr. Francis Delmonico, President-elect of World Transplantation Society

Dr. Francis Delmonico, President-elect of World Transplantation Society

Transplant Surgeon
Dr. Francis Delmonico is in Chennai for a special reason. Though India's record of organ donation is dismally low, the organ donor rate in the southern state of TamilNadu with its capital at Chennai is 1.2 per million population-15 times the national average!

Dr. Alison Bale

Dr. Alison Bale

chiropractors
Dr. Alison Bale quotes the founder of modern medicine, the Greek Physician Hippocrates, ""if you want to understand the health of the body, you have to understand the health of the spine."" Sharing her expertise she explains,""Chiropractic focuses on the joints, bones, muscles and ligaments of the spine, and how the movement of the spine relates to the function of the nervous system. It isn't a 'treatment' as such. Chiropractic began from an observation that if you apply specific adjustments to the bones of the spine, people's health improves. The 'focus', if you like, is to facilitate a person's own healing, and to restore and improve the body's capacity to absorb and respond to the stresses and strains placed upon it.

Dr Sumer Sethi, MD

Dr Sumer Sethi, MD

Sr Consultant Radiologist
Dr Sumer Sethi, MD, Sr Consultant Radiologist at VIMHANS, Delhi and Director of Teleradiology Providers, a unit of Prime Telerad Providers Pvt Ltd. An author of many academic papers and books on radiology, Dr Sethi specializes in musculoskeletal and neuroradiology.

Ann Gonsalvez

Ann Gonsalvez

Vice President of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI)
Ann Gonsalvez, Vice President of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI)

Mr. Conan Dumenil and Mr. Gerry Martin

Mr. Conan Dumenil and Mr. Gerry Martin

Young Naturalist Camp
The Gerry Martin's Project with The Young Naturalist Camp and share their experience on the positive impact camps have on children

Dr. Raj B Singh, MD, FRCP, FCCP

Dr. Raj B Singh, MD, FRCP, FCCP

Medical Director
Dr. Raj B Singh, MD, FRCP, FCCP Medical Director, Chest Foundation of India and Senior Respiratory Consultant, Apollo Hospitals, speak on the challenges in treating asthma in India and the need to step up asthma treatment awareness among the general public.

R. Satyanarayanan

R. Satyanarayanan

Treasurer, Hemophilia Society
R. Satyanarayanan, Treasurer, Hemophilia Society, Madras Chapter brings to zilch the general belief that hemophilia can lead to depression and even prompt suicidal tendencies. His happy life with an understanding wife, two pretty little daughters, a job and a mission to reach out to suffering hemophiliacs, belies the fact that he needs an infusion of clotting factor concentrate into his veins on a daily basis to prevent continuous bleeding.

Dr. P. Senthilkumar

Dr. P. Senthilkumar

Pulmonologist
Dr. P. Senthilkumar, Pulmonologist of 'Asthma, TB and Chest Clinic', Chennai, South India, to inform on the significance of World TB Day 2011.

Dr. Georgi Abraham, MD, FRCP

Dr. Georgi Abraham, MD, FRCP

Consultant Nephrologist
Dr. Georgi Abraham, MD, FRCP, Founder Trustee TANKER foundation, Consultant Nephrologist Madras Medical Mission Hospital and Executive Member of the World Kidney Day by the International Society of Nephrology speak on the link between kidney health and heart health and give simple tips to readers for healthy maintenance of kidneys.

Dr. Gita Arjun, A.B. (USA) FACOG

Dr. Gita Arjun, A.B. (USA) FACOG

Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Director
Dr. Gita Arjun, A.B. (USA) FACOG, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Director, E.V.Kalyani Medical Centre, Chennai, South India, and author of the book Passport to a Healthy Pregnancy

Dr. Vivek Khemka, MD,

Dr. Vivek Khemka, MD,

Oncology and Palliative Medicine
Dr. Vivek Khemka, MD, who specializes in Oncology and Palliative Medicine, and is visiting India from Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. He is a life member of the Indian Association of Palliative Care and is also executive director for the EPEC-India project in addition to being part of several other international organizations working on improving palliative care in India. Dr. Khemka observed that Palliative care in India has made significant progress over the last two decades due to the concerted efforts of several Indian and international organizations. Palliative care is applicable in all healthcare settings from the home to clinics to hospitals.

Dr. P.B. Lohiya

Dr. P.B. Lohiya

Professor
Professor and Dr. P.B. Lohiya, the Chairman of Indian Academy of Acupuncture Science