Medindia - Editorial Board

The Editorial Board & Review Team of Medindia consists of highly qualified medical doctors, specialists, experts and healthcare professionals. They work closely to ensure that all the published health content on the site is trustworthy and backed by medical research and studies. The content is validated with references and citations where relevant. The editorial board is an integral part of Medindia’s content development process through contribution of their expertise.

Medindia's Editorial Board & Review Team

Dr. Sunil Shroff

Dr. Sunil Shroff, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond)

Editorial Director, Chief Medical Officer
Section Editor - Urology & Kidney Transplantation

Dr. Sunil Shroff is the Editorial Director and Chief Medical Officer at Medindia and heads its Medical Review and Editorial Teams.

Dr. Shroff is a Urologist & Kidney Transplant Surgeon with the Madras Medical Mission, Chennai. He has an MBBS and MS from India, view more..

Dr. Kaushik Bharati

Dr. Kaushik Bharati, MSc, PhD, FRSPH (London)

Section Editor - News & Special Reports
Dr. Bharati is a Public Health Consultant based in New Delhi. He obtained his PhD in Physiology with specialization in Vaccinology from the University of Calcutta in 2001. He did his Post-doctoral Fellowship from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, specializing view more..

Dr. Ramya Rachamanti

Dr. Ramya Rachamanti, M.B.B.S., M.D

Section Editor - Pharmacology
Ramya hails from Guntur and has received Doctor of Medicine in Pharmacology from Guntur Medical College, Andhra Pradesh, India. She believes that the study of medicines is essential to the growth and completeness of a clinician to achieve higher levels of professionalism view more..

Dr. Sanjeev Nair

Dr. Sanjeev Nair, MBBS, MD, DM (Nephrology)

Section Editor - Nephrology & Kidney Transplantation
Dr Sanjeev Nair is a consulting nephrologist based in Chennai with special interests in preventive nephrology and renal transplantation. He completed his MD in Rajah Muthiah Medical College and has worked at Madras Medical Mission, Chennai.

Dr. Namitha Kumar

Dr. Namitha Kumar, MA, PhD

Section Editor - Rare Diseases
Namitha A Kumar has a PhD in psychology from the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) focusing on the cognitive aspects of disability. She works in the field of rare, genetic disorders and currently, develops all the medical content for the Open Platform for Rare view more..

Dr. Vivek Kute

Dr. Vivek Kute, MD (Medicine), DM (Nephrology), FCPS, FASN

Section Editor - Nephrology & Kidney Transplantation
Dr. Vivek Kute is Professor of Nephrology and Transplantation at Institute of Kidney Diseases and Research Center and Dr. HL Trivedi Institute of Transplantation Sciences, (IKDRC-ITS) at Gujarat University of Transplantation Sciences (GUTS) Ahmedabad India. As a transplant view more..

Dr. Hersh Shroff

Dr. Hersh Shroff, MD MPA

Section Editor - Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Hersh received his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from New York University in the United States. He did his general medicine training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York and he is currently a board-certified internal medicine physician. He is currently in his fellowship in view more..

Dr. P Manokar

Dr. P Manokar, MD, DM (Cardiology), FACC, FSCAI

Section Editor - Cardiology
Dr. Manokar is an Interventional Cardiologist with special interest in radial, primary and structural interventions. He has conducted extensive research in the areas of heart failure and cardiac transplantation. He is passionate about finding a cure for primary pulmonary view more..

Prof. Krishna G Seshadri

Prof. Krishna G Seshadri, MD, AB (Internal medicine) AB (Endocrinology)

Section Editor-Diabetes & Endocrinology
Dr. Krishna Seshadri, is an American Board Certified physician in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and a Professor of Internal Medicine & Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai. He contributes his expertise in view more..

Dr. Manoj Kumar Shah

Dr. Manoj Kumar Shah, MBBS, PG Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDHSc), Master of Health Sciences (MHSc)

Section Editor - Diabetology
Dr. Manoj Kumar Shah is a General Physician and Diabetologist with 8 years of experience. Dr. Manoj practices at Madras Medical Mission Hospital, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai in 2007, Post Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDHSc) view more..

Dr. Smitha S. Dutt

Dr. Smitha S. Dutt, PhD

Section Editor - Oncology
Dr. Smitha Dutt received a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the State University of New York, Buffalo, USA with a specialization in Oncology. She completed her post-doctoral training from University of California, Davis, USA. She is active contributor to the site view more..

Dr. Nithin Jayan

Dr. Nithin Jayan, MBBS, DNB

Section Editor - Anaesthesiology
Dr. Nithin Jayan has an MBBS degree and is currently pursuing an MD in Anaesthesia from Lake Shore Hospital, Kochi. He is an aspiring writer, singer and an active blogger. He reviews and edits articles and also contributes special and in-depth reports on a variety of health view more..

Dr. Deeksha Acharya

Dr. Deeksha Acharya, MBBS

Section Editor- Lab Investigations
Dr. Deeksha has completed her MBBS from Srinivas Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Mangalore. Currently, she is aspiring to pursue her residency in the US. She has a keen interest in research and has always enjoyed writing. Dr. Deeksha is also working on a view more..

Prof. Ganapathy

Prof. Ganapathy, M.Ch. (Neurosurgery), FACS, FICS, FAMS Ph.D

Section Editor- Space Medicine, Neurology & Neuro Surgery
K. GANAPATHY M.Ch. (Neurosurgery), FACS, FICS, FAMS Ph.D is a Past President of the Telemedicine Society of India. former Secretary and Past President of the Neurological Society of India, former Secretary of the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgery , Past view more..

Prof. Thais Russomano

Prof. Thais Russomano, MD, MSc, PhD

Section Editor- Space Medicine
Thais was a Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS) for 24 years, and founded & coordinated for 18 years the MICROGRAVITY CENTRE, PUCRS, Brazil, a unique and internationally recognized reference centre in Latin America for the study of view more..

Dr. Ramesh Babu

Dr. Ramesh Babu, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK)

Section Editor- Pediatric Surgery
Paediatric Surgeon with keen interest in paediatric urology. Keen to use technology to improve patient care. Contributes to the paediatric section of medindia

Dr. Hema Nair

Dr. Hema Nair, MD (Anesthesia), PDCC (Cardiac Anesthesia)

Section Editor - Cardiology & Medblogs
Dr. Hema Nair is a cardiac anesthetist working in Narayana Health, Bangalore, which is one of the largest heart hospitals in the world with a case output of around 20- 25 heart operations per day. Her primary area of interest is pediatric cardiac anesthesia and Extra view more..

Dr. Sanjeev Rastogi

Dr. Sanjeev Rastogi, MD MRCP

Section Editor - Nephrology & Kidney Transplantation
He is a senior nephrologist who did his MD from University of London and Residency and Fellowship in Nephrology at the Mayo Clinic. He has 30 years experience as Internist/Nephrologist.. He is a medical director at two of the Davita dialysis units in NW Indiana.

Dr Ravikumar Modali

Dr Ravikumar Modali, MBBS (KEMH, Mumbai), Board Certified Lifestyle Physician (IBLM, USA)

Section Editor - Lifestyle and Wellness
An alumnus of the prestigious KEM Hospital, Mumbai; International Board of Lifestyle Medicine; American College of Sports Medicine; BITS, Pilani; Bioinformatics Institute of India, Dr Ravikumar Modali practices Lifestyle Medicine using digital health & telemedicine. view more..

Dr. Sudha Seetharam

Dr. Sudha Seetharam, MBBS M.S (Ophthalmology)

Section Editor - Ophthalmology
Dr. Sudha Seetharam is an Ophthalmologist practicing in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. She has received her M.S (Ophthalmology) degree from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. Writing and teaching are her passions. She is the author of the book "Self-assessment and Review view more..

Medindia Content Team

Hannah Joy

Hannah Joy, M.Phil

Section Editor - Diet & Nutrition
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.

Samhita Vitta

Samhita Vitta, B.Tech

Content Writer
Samhita has just completed her Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology from SRM Institute of Science and Technology. Her areas of interest are Cancer Biology and Molecular Biology. She is a pet lover, and during her leisure time, she volunteers in several adoption drives for Indian cats and dogs.


Iswarya, M. Phil

Content Writer
Iswarya holds an M. Phil degree in Food and Nutrition from the most prestigious Women's Christian College, Chennai. She is passionate about teaching and has worked as an assistant professor at TBAK college, Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu. She loves to travel, listen to music and enjoys reading books.

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.

Angela Mohan

Angela Mohan, MD Pharmacology

Content Writer
Angela hails from Chennai and has done her MD in Pharmacology. She believes that the study of pharmacology is essential for the growth and completeness of a healthcare worker to achieve higher levels of professionalism and service. Her hobbies are writing, listening to music and painting.


Lingaraj, B.Sc

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

Ishwarya Thyagarajan

Ishwarya Thyagarajan, Masters in Development

Content Writer
After pursuing a Master's in Development from Azim Premji University, Ishwarya was working as a Research Associate with Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying gender and institutions of family and marriage before joining MOHAN Foundation. At MOHAN Foundation she is a Helpline Executive involved in public advocacy also focused on researching subjects related to organ donation. She is passionate about LGBTQ Rights, sustainability, wildlife and traveling.

Ms. Ruchi

Ms. Ruchi, B.Sc.

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

Trishna Patnaik

Trishna Patnaik, B.Sc Life Sciences, MBA Marketing

Freelance Writer
Trishna Patnaik, a BSc (in Life Sciences) and MBA (in Marketing) by qualification but an artist by choice. A self-taught artist based in Mumbai, Trishna has been practicing art for over 14 years. Trishna also fancies the art of expressive writing and creative writing and is dappling her hands in that too, to soak in the experience and have an engagement with readers, wanderers and thinkers.

Karishma Abhishek

Karishma Abhishek, Physician Assistant (Neurology), M.Sc. Neuroscience

Intern (Content Writer)
Karishma has completed her bachelor's in Physician Assistant (Neurology) from Madras Medical Mission, Chennai. She is currently pursuing her master's in Neuroscience at IBMS, University of Madras, India. Her areas of interest are Neurodegenerative diseases, Cognitive and Molecular aspects of Neurology. Karishma is passionate about exploring the odd mysteries of the Brain and strives to bring a phenomenal advancement in the field of Neuroscience. She enjoys writing, learning astrophysics, traveling, playing guitar, and listening to pop music.

Pooja Shete

Pooja Shete

Intern (Content Writer)
I am Pooja Shete, currently pursuing my Pharm D under Savitribai Phule Pune University. My subject of interest is Pharmacotherapeutics. During my leisure time I love to read and paint.

Anjanee Sharma

Anjanee Sharma, B.Sc

Content Writer
A highly dedicated, empathetic and hardworking individual, aspiring to become a Clinical Psychologist. Currently holds an undergrad degree in Psychology, aims to remove the stigma around mental health and provide help to those who don't have access to it.

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