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. 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..

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..

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. Christopher T. Barry

Dr. Christopher T. Barry, MD, PhD, FACS (USA)

Section Editor-Kidney & Liver Transplantation
Dr. Barry is a senior hepato-biliary surgeon with interests in solid organ transplants from School of Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester NY, USA. He has a B.A. with Honors in Music, as well as an M.D. and Ph.D. in Immunology from Tufts University, School 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

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.

Adeline Dorcas

Adeline Dorcas, M.Sc, M.Phil

Content Writer
Adeline Dorcas is an alumni of Women's Christian College, Chennai. She is passionate about teaching and writing. She loves spending time with family and friends.


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.

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.

Mohamed Fathima S

Mohamed Fathima S, M.Sc

Content Writer
Fathima has completed her Masters in Food Service Management and Dietetics from Women's Christian College (WCC), Chennai. She feels that once knowledge is acquired, it should not be contained within oneself, rather should serve the purpose. Her interests are teaching, reading, writing, sewing and embroidery.


Lingaraj, B.Sc

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

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.

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.

Jeffil Obadiah

Jeffil Obadiah, B.Sc

Content Writer
Jeffil is currently an aspiring Geologist, ardent writer, spokesperson, and a cook. He loves to live his life to the fullest and fulfill the higher purpose of his existence. He also likes philosophy and loves to impact people wherever he goes.

Ms. Ruchi

Ms. Ruchi, B.Sc.

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

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