Medindia's Medical Review Team

Medindia’s Medical Review Team consists of a highly qualified team of medical doctors, specialists, experts and healthcare professionals.  They work closely with our team of editors and writers to ensure that all medical and health content published on the site is accurate and backed by medical research and studies, with references and citations provided where relevant.  They are an integral part of Medindia’s content development process and many of them also contribute their expertise as editors and writers.  

Medical Review Team

Dr. Sunil Shroff

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

Editorial Director, Chief Medical Officer
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, and a FRCS from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, UK and Urology specialization from University College London. He worked in various senior positions in UK from 1986 to 1995, including as a lecturer at the Institute of Urology and at the Royal London Hospital in London from 1991 to 1995. In 1995 he returned to India to head the Department of Urology and Renal Transplantation at the Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute in Chennai.

Dr. Shroff is a founding trustee of MOHAN Foundation, a national NGO, and has been instrumental in establishing the deceased donation and transplantation programme in India. He is the president of The Nephrology, Urology and Transplantation Society of the SAARC region for the years 2013 - 2016. He is also the convener of the Indian Transplantation Registry under the agesis of the Indian Society of Organ Transplantation. He is the editor of Indian Transplant Newsletter, a quarterly publication that has been keeping track of deceased donation activities in India since 1998. He has over 60 publications in peer reviewed journals and delivered over 700 Keynote lectures and presentations at medical conferences. He has edited four books for paramedical staff and has written eight chapters in medical books.

A detailed biographical sketch including references and publications are available on Wikipedia.

Dr. Simi Paknikar

Dr. Simi Paknikar, MD Pharmacology

Dr. Simi Paknikar is an MD in Pharmacology with professional experience of over a decade, that includes medical writing, teaching and conducting quality audits for medical services companies. Dr Paknikar is passionate about educating consumers about health and keeps abreast of the latest medical research. She contributes by editing and reviewing articles as well as writing on various health topics.

Dr. Tamilarasan Senthil

Dr. Tamilarasan Senthil, MBBS, DO, FICO

Editor - Vision Care
Dr. Tamilarasan Senthil has set up a viable Ophthalmology model in India through his entrepreneurial skills. Through his centers, over 10,000 patients are screened every month. Dr Senthil completed his MBBS and Ophthalmology Residency from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute in Chennai. For the last decade, Dr. Senthil has been founding trustee of Pranav Foundation, a national NGO, which works in eradication of preventable Blindness. Dr Senthil is recipient of the Humanitarian Volunteer of the Year Award at Stanford University in 2014, and also received the Gold Medal for excellence in Ophthalmology from Tamilnadu Governor in 2015. He is a member of various national and International societies in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Annapurna Kumar

Dr. Annapurna Kumar, MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology)

Freelance Writer
Dr. Annapurna has 24 years of experience in Ophthalmology, a solid background in research methodology and medical education and 14 publications under her belt, of which 2 are in international journals. She is a member of the All India Ophthalmological Society and Glaucoma Society of India. Dr. Annapurna has a great passion for teaching with special interest in using new and innovative methods of teaching and learning. Her hobbies include, Carnatic music and reading.

Dr. Ramesh Babu

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

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

Dr. Shivani Shourie

Dr. Shivani Shourie, MBBS, PG-DHA, PG-DMLS, DHI

Freelance Writer
A post graduate in hospital administration and medico-legal systems, Shivani has experience of both the clinical and non-clinical sides of medicine. She is also an avid blogger and short story writer.

Dr. Nithin Jayan

Dr. Nithin Jayan, MBBS

Assistant Editor
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 topics.

Dr. Sunita Sayammagaru

Dr. Sunita Sayammagaru, MBBS, Fellowships (Diabetes, Endocrinology, Sexual Health and Gynaecology)

Freelance Writer
Dr. Sunita is a practising Diabetologist and Endocrinologist, who completed her MBBS from Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada. After working in UK for 11 years, she returned to India, where she worked as a Consultant Diabetologist. She moved to Hyderabad and started her own clinic - New Leaf Diabetes Clinic. Having worked abroad has given her a broad outlook on life. Dr. Sunita loves to spend time with her patients. She believes in holistic treatment - taking care of both the physical and psychological well-being of her patients. Her aim is to provide patient centered and compassionate care. Dr. Sunita is driven, enthusiastic, an eternal optimist and derives happiness from small pleasures of life.

Dr. Smitha S. Dutt

Dr. Smitha S. Dutt, PhD

Freelance Content Writer
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 as a freelance writer on a variety of health topics.

Dr. Rashmi Singh Thakur

Dr. Rashmi Singh Thakur, B.Sc. (Chemistry), B.D.S. (Dentist)

Medical Reviewer/Freelance Content Writer
Dr. Rashmi Thakur is a Dentist who enjoys writing on various health and medical topics . She strongly believes and practices the dictum that anything that is done, should be done well and done with interest, enthusiasm and passion. She contributes as a medical reviewer and freelance content writer.

Suchitra Chari

Suchitra Chari, M.S. Pharmacology, M.Sc. Biological Sciences

Medical Writer/Editor
Suchitra has completed her M.S. in Pharmacology at Northeastern University, Boston in addition to B. Pharmacy and M.Sc Biological Sciences from BITS Pilani. She is currently pursuing the AMWA (American Medical Writer's Association) Essential Skills Certification course. She has around 12 years of research experience in the field of Neuropharmacology, Drug Metabolism and Biochemistry. Her education background in biology and pharmacology and work experience in neuropharmacology and drug metabolism has given her good knowledge on the drugs in the market, their benefits, side effects and interactions. Suchitra hopes to bring her expertise to the field of medical writing by providing accurate and authentic information about diseases and conditions, drugs and supplements to the general public. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, cooking and cycling.

Dr. Manoj Kumar Shah

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

Medical Editor
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) from Annamalai Universtiy in 2011 and Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) from Annamalai Universtiy in 2012. He is a member of Tamilnadu Medical Council. Dr. Manoj is a patient friendly doctor and has a strong desire to help people and make a difference in their lives.

Contributing Review Team

Dr. Sanjeev Nair, MBBS, MD, DM

Contributing Editor 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. Christopher T. Barry, MD, PhD, FACS (USA)

Contributing Editor 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 Medicine. He completed his residency in surgery and did post- doctoral work at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is passionate about organ donation, a TEDx speaker, avid blogger and written for The Hufffington Post.

Dr. Reeja Tharu, M.Phil.,Ph.d

Assistant Editor Dr. Reeja Tharu has an M. Phil and a Ph.D in Biomedical Genetics from the University of Madras. She is passionate about health issues and adept at presenting complex health topics in easy to understand language. She contributes both as a writer and an editor on the site.

Dr. P Manokar, MD, DM, FACC, FSCAI

Contributing Editor 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 hypertension. He contributes his expertise as a contributing editor on various health topics, particularly related to Cardiology and heart health.

Dr. Madhumathi Ramakrishnan, MBBS, DCH, MRCPCH (Pediatrics)

Contributing Editor Dr. Madhumati Ramakrishnan is a consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist trained in the UK where she obtained her MRCPCH in Pediatrics. She has special interest in child development, asthma and allergy. She contributes her expertise in reviewing and editing articles, particulary those related to Paediatrics.

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