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.

Dr. Sumana Navin

Dr. Sumana Navin

Course Director at Mohan Foundation
Dr. Sumana Navin, who is the Course Director at Mohan Foundation, a well-known organization committed to the cause of organ donation. Dr. Sumana is busy delivering lectures across the country, educating healthcare professionals about organ donation and transplantation, and training transplant co-ordinators. She developed the course content for the Transplant Coordinators' Training Programme and is the editor for the Indian Transplant Newsletter.

Dr Jeyaraj Duraipandian

Dr Jeyaraj Duraipandian

Department of Neurology and Head of Research
Dr Jeyaraj DuraiPandian is a Professor at the Department of Neurology and Head of Research, Betty Cowan Research & Innovation Centre at The Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab. He is involved in extensive stroke research in India, improving patient care and raising awareness about the condition.

Dr Ranjana Srivastava

Dr Ranjana Srivastava

Medical Oncologist
Dr Ranjana writes about the emotional aspect of healthcare like the trauma of a refugee widowed mother who has been diagnosed with cancer and two very young children to care for. Her articles enjoy wide readership and she has written for The Guardian, Time, The Week, The New England Journal of Medicine and The Lancet. Dr Ranjana writes extensively about doctor-patient relationship and the art of Medicine.

Dr. Peter Nelson

Dr. Peter Nelson

Human Biology
Dr. Peter Nelson, a member of the Human Biology, Clinical Research and Public Health Sciences divisions at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and senior and corresponding author of the study

Dr. Colin C. Pritchard

Dr. Colin C. Pritchard

Department of Laboratory Medicine
Dr. Colin C. Pritchard, Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, and Associate Director of the Genetics and Solid Tumors Laboratory at the University of Washington School of Medicine the first author of the study

Dr Dharini Krishnan

Dr Dharini Krishnan

Consultant Dietitian
Dr Dharini Krishnan about the significance of the study and the eating patterns followed in India. Dr Dharini Krishnan is a Consultant Dietitian from Chennai and has appeared in popular shows on Nutrition, creating awareness about healthy eating.

Bhushan Gaur

Bhushan Gaur

provides hope for HIV patients
This latest film by Bhushan Gaur will hopefully break these myths and misconceptions, allowing people with HIV to lead a more respectable life. This is not the first assignment for Bhushan, who has worked on many films and documentaries over the past 10 years and is armed with a period of study at the New York Film Institute.

Dr. N.C. Gowrishankar

Dr. N.C. Gowrishankar

Pediatric Pulmonologist
Leading Pediatric Pulmonologist Dr. N.C. Gowrishankar MBBS, MD, DNB, and asked him about the effects of passive smoking on children.

Dr. Georgi Abraham

Dr. Georgi Abraham

Prof. of Medicine - Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Adjunct Prof - Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R University, South Asian Journal of Nephrology, Urology & Transplantation.
Dr. Georgi Abraham prestigious posts include Prof. of Medicine - Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Adjunct Prof - Tamil Nadu Dr.M.G.R University, Emeritus Prof - Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, Visiting Prof. Manipal University, Manipal, Editor in Chief, Indian journal of Peritoneal Diseases and South Asian Journal of Nephrology, Urology & Transplantation.

Anika Parashar

Anika Parashar

Trustee of Parashar Foundation
Anika Parashar is a Trustee of Parashar Foundation, who initiated The Organ Receiving & Giving Awareness Network (ORGAN) India.

Prasanna Kumar Shirol

Prasanna Kumar Shirol

Founder Member of ORDI
Prasanna Kumar Shirol, a founder member of ORDI, He has worked extensively to create awareness specifically on Lysosomal Storage Disorder in India. He has represented India at various international conferences and created a powerful network of international parent and rare disease groups.

Dr. Shahina Pardhan

Dr. Shahina Pardhan

Director of the Vision and Eye research Unit (VERU)
Dr. Shahina Pardhan, director of the Vision and Eye research Unit (VERU), at Anglia Ruskin University, UK, examines the impact of age and duration on vision-threatening retinopathy in South Asians and Caucasians.

Dr. Manokar Panchanatham

Dr. Manokar Panchanatham

Heart Intervention Specialist
Dr. Manokar Panchanatham, a prominent heart intervention specialist who is consultant cardiologist at KHM hospital, and teaches at Sri Ramachandra University and is visiting faculty at The Ohio State University, Columbus USA.

Mr. Sridhar Iyengar

Mr. Sridhar Iyengar

Vice President - Product Management, ManageEngine (division of Zoho Corp)
Mr. Sridhar Iyengar, Vice President - Product Management, ManageEngine (division of Zoho Corp) elaborate on the challenges faced by the healthcare industry in India while detecting and preventing data breaches.

Dr Kalpana Gupta Shekhawat

Dr Kalpana Gupta Shekhawat

Director and Medical Nutritional Consultant
Dr Kalpana Gupta Shekhawat holds a medical degree from SMS Medical College Jaipur, India. Having pursued Family Medicine and Diploma in Fitness & Nutrition from Stratford USA, she is currently pursuing Post Graduation in Clinical Nutrition from Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB) Texas USA.

Kevin Dai

Kevin Dai

Owner of Benjamin Agriculture Biotechnology Ltd
Kevin Dai, Owner of Benjamin Agriculture Biotechnology Ltd, has 3 big snake farms at different locations in China.

Dr. Davinder Gill

Dr. Davinder Gill

Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Davinder Gill, Chief Executive Officer, Hilleman Laboratories speak on addressing the challenge of making the existing vaccines accessible and affordable for the unimmunized in India and other developing nations

Mr. Somenath Nag

Mr. Somenath Nag

Director - ISV and Enterprise Solutions
Mr. Somenath Nag, Director - ISV and Enterprise Solutions, Alten Calsoft Labs share his insight on Healthcare mobility solutions, especially in India.

Dr. Suniti Solomon

Dr. Suniti Solomon

Founder-director YRG CARE
Dr. Suniti Solomon Founder-director YRG CARE who documented the first evidence of HIV infection in India in 1986, said the legal system in India that labels homosexuality a criminal offence sends the most vulnerable group into hiding, seriously hampering health intervention for HIV/AIDS. The scientific forum convened to address key scientific issues and gaps in knowledge would be an opportunity to identify priorities for future action that would hopefully be initiated by the eminent microbiologists, venereologists, biotechnologists, budding researchers and science students from colleges and research institutions who were participants of HIV Science 2010.

Jim Tizzard

Jim Tizzard

CEO, TAKE Solutions
Jim Tizzard, CEO, TAKE Life Sciences at TAKE Solutions, global leader in providing specialized IT and Life Sciences Services for Life Sciences industry with over 150 top Pharmaceutical companies as customers in US, Europe and India, discusses with Medindia, TAKE's offerings in Pharmacovigilance space.