Bionote of 2014 N fellows - GSMC

Bionote of 2014 Fellows
Dr. Kirti Patel
Hi! I am Kirti Patel, presently working as deputy superintendent
and Professor of anesthesiology, Smt. N. H. L. Municipal Medical College,
AHMEDABAD. I am born and brought up in Ahmedabad. I did my MBBS
and MD (anesthesiology) from B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad in 1980.
Apart from taking care of the patients I have been involved in teaching
of undergraduates and postgraduates of medical students. I am Convener of
Regional training center for faculty development, MCI Ahmedabad and President of Ahmadabad city
branch of ISA (Indian Society of Anaesthesiologist). Stress management, motivation, positive
thinking and attitude, beliefs values and feelings, team building etc. are my favorite subjects on
which I am regularly taking lectures. I am blessed with two daughters- Dr. Ushma
(Anaesthesiologist) and Zeal (architect and master from CEPT, Ahmedabad). I look forward and
wish to learn more about ‘art and science’ of medical education and research as I am blessed with
this fellowship.
Dr. Manjiri Deshpande
Hello, I am Manjiri, presently working as Associate professor in
the department of Rognidan, in Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Pune. I am
born at the holy & historical place Nashik. After completing my twelfth,
Mahavidyalaya. Started my academic career in the mother institute as an
honorary lecturer. I had been in Bharati vidyapeeth college of Ayurved for
1and ½ year. Then I continued my services in Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya & involved in UG & PG
teaching and as hon. Pathologist in Seth Tarachand Ramnath Charitable Ayurved Hospital. My
husband, Dr.Sadnanad is BAMS, MD, Ph.D.(Kaychikitsa). He is presently working as Professor &
HOD (Kaychikitsa), & Principal Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya; Superintendent, Seth Tarachand
Ramnath Charitable Ayurved Hospital. He has been always a source of inspiration for all that I am
today & he is always behind me for all that I have to do. Our son Ruturaj will be completing his
MBBS in Nov.14. I believe in the phrase “kelyane hot ahe re, aadhi kelech pahije.” & I wish to learn
the ‘art and science’ of medical education and research and groom my leadership skills and wish to
apply this in the field of Ayurved.
Dr. Mariya Prakash Jindani
Hi! I am, Mariya Prakash Jiandani, born and brought up in
Mumbai. I am presently working as an Assoc Professor in Physiotherapy
at P.T.School & Centre, Seth GSMC & KEMH. Professionally my journey
begins with UG from Seth GSMC & KEMH (1989) and PG from LTMMC
Sion (1992), under the guidance of Prof Bharati V Bellare. I worked as a
Jr.Physiotherapist in LTMMC and was transferred as a lecturer to KEMH
in 1993. Teaching UG and PG students since then has been a pleasure. I
have loved working on physiotherapy syllabus and improvising it .Planning
academic programme, exams and clinical teaching for both UG and PG students is one of the few
other responsibilities I share in the department. Clinically my interest lies in cardiopulmonary and
Critical care physiotherapy. At the organization level I hold the responsibility as a treasurer of
Mumbai Branch of IAP.When not at work I am a homemaker. We are a family of four .My husband
Prakash is an intensivist with Lilavati Hospital, daughter Farah is studying in Ist MBBS at
Pad. Dr D Y Patil medical college,Navi Mumbai and my son Souhaan has entered into final year
(X std ) of schooling. It was always a great pleasure listening and learning from stalwarts like Mdm
Rege, Supe Sir, Patwardhan Sir and Bhuiyan Mdm in various workshops of MET. I am extremely
happy to have received this opportunity to learn and grow. Looking forward to FAIMER and meeting
new people, new ideas and a better understanding of learning and teaching.
Dr. Naresh Nebhinani
Hi! I am Naresh, presently working as an Assistant Professor in
Department of Psychiatry at AIIMS, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. I did MBBS from
S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, and MD and Senior Residency from
P.G.I.M.E.R, Chandigarh. Thereafter I started my journey as a teacher,
clinician, researcher, and administrator from P.G.I.M.S., Rohtak, Haryana in
2012, and later moved to current place. I have special interest in teaching
and learning. I have taken several lectures for MBBS students, Postgraduate
students of Psychiatry and Medicine, Nursing students, Social work and Psychology students at my
current and earlier institutions. I have been interacting with school and college students in
Chandigarh and Jodhpur for various mental health issues especially drug deaddiction, stress
management, positive psychology and mental health. My quench for FAIMER fellowship started just
after my first meeting to FAIMER fellow at AIIMS Jodhpur. It further multiplied after
interacting with other fellows in and outside our institution. Their fantastic knowledge and
applications about medical education fascinated me for being a better teacher as well as learner.
Now after joining faculty position at new institution, I need to improve myself to give my best to my
students, trainees, institution and also to scientific communities. It will be my pleasure and privilege
to receive pearls of wisdom from eminent faculty members and colleagues. I am sure that I will gain
enormously from this vibrant association.
Dr. Nettem Sowmya
Hi! I am Sowmya, currently employed as Assistant Professor,
Department of Periodontics at Faculty of Dentistry, Melaka–Manipal Medical
College, Malaysia. I was born in Kerala, a state famous for its lush greenery
and aptly titled as ‘God’s own country’. After school education, I pursued my
dream of becoming a health care professional and as a first step, completed
my BDS from Sri Ramakrishna Dental College and Hospital, Coimbatore. Post
graduation was completed from SRM Dental College and Hospital, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu in 2009, where I received the first rank certificate and gold
medal for excellence in education. During the period of 2009 to early 2011, I worked at Amrita
Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kerala. After my marriage, I worked at S.B Patil Dental
College and Hospital, Karnataka for 6 months before shifting base to Malaysia. I met my andhrite
husband, Dr. Sunil Kumar during my post graduation days and a story in the similar lines of “2
States” happened! He is presently working as Head of Department, Department of Periodontics and
Oral Implantology at the same Institution. He continues to be an amazingly encouraging colleague
and a strong pillar of support in all my endeavors. A new entrant into our lives, we recently
welcomed our bundle of joy, our now 8 months old son, Smyan Narayan. An eagerness to learn and
assimilate newer ideas and concepts from highly knowledgeable contemporaries aspired me to apply
for this prestigious FAIMER fellowship. As the first dentist representing our Institution at
FAIMER, I feel extremely humbled to have received this opportunity and equally excited to be a
part of the esteemed FAIMER family.
Dr. Pradnya Veer
Hi! I am Pradnya, working as Assistant Professor in the Department of
Microbiology, Grant Government Medical College and Sir J.J. Hospital,
Mumbai. I have graduated from Government Medical College, Ambejogai and
completed Post Graduation from Government Medical College, Aurangabad.
Teach Medical Microbiology to Second MBBS, BDS, Basic and Post Basic
Nursing, BPMT and DMLT students. Participate as teaching faculty in
conducting Phlebotomy and Biochemical Waste Management Workshop. After completing Basic and
Advance Course in Medical Education and Technology, I felt the need to do FAIMER Fellowship for
becoming good facilitator while conducting teaching sessions and improvising professional skills.
Knowledge and experience gained during the Fellowship will help to contribute in the ME Unit at our
Dr. Poonam R. Naik
Hi! I am Dr Poonam R Naik currently working as Professor in
Department of Community Medicine in Yenepoya Medical College, Yenepoya
University, Mangalore, Karnataka. I was born in Kumta, Karnataka. I have
completed my schooling in Mumbai. I did my MBBS from Terana Medical
College, Navi-Mumbai and my post graduation in Preventive and Social
Medicine from Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai in 2004. Having completed
my MD I was selected as WHO–RNTCP- Medical Consultant and I was posted
in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh providing technical support to the
neighbouring 3 districts. I started my teaching career in 2006 in Hyderabad. Having undergone
Basic Course Workshop Training in Medical Education, I am actively involved as a resource person
of Medical Education Unit of our institute. I am the UG and PG Teaching Training coordinator in our
institute. I am a member of the committee for designing curriculum and teaching training modules
to initiate Public Health Ethics Diploma in our University. I am intrinsically motivated for research
and have published my research work in indexed National and International journals. I have guided
ICMR STS projects. I have been a resource person for Orientation workshop conducted for
Postgraduates on “Basic Research Skills”. As a working Team member of “Centre for Substance
communication. My husband and friend, Dr Abhay Nirgude, a FAIMER Fellow has been a
motivational force for me to apply for this prestigious Fellowship. We are blessed with two star
kids, son Vedang, 7 years old and daughter Vaishnavi 4 years old. It’s a great pleasure and honour
having been selected for FAIMER Fellowship in Seth G S Medical College. It’s a “Dream come true”.
Having done my post graduation from the same institute I am glad to come back to my home
institute. FAIMER Fellowship will facilitate me to interact with like - minded people thus promoting
information sharing. FAIMER will empower me with requisite knowledge to expand Health
Professions Education and successfully accomplish the goal of community development.
blessings of GOD, I foresee my aspirations and ideas to be concretized with FAIMER Fellowship.
Dr. Priyadarshini
Hi! I am Priyadarshini. Currently I am working as an Assistant
Professor in the department of Physiology, L.T.M.M.C., Sion, Mumbai. I have
done my M.B.B.S. and M.D. in Human physiology from V.S.S.Medical College,
Burla. Before joining L.T.M.M.C., I have worked as a senior resident in
V.M.M.C. & Safdurjung Hospital and as a lecturer in Padmashree Dr.D.Y.Patil
Medical College, Nerul. My husband Dr. Kamakhya Prasad Das, has completed
his M.H.A. from TISS and is now working as Head of Underwriting and
Claims,RGA. We are blessed with two kids, Siddhi (10yrs) and Sarthak (5yrs). I am extremely happy
to have joined GSMC FAIMER. My motto is ‘ Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you
were to live forever.’
Dr. Rahul Ramesh Bogam
Hi! I am Dr. Rahul Ramesh Bogam currently working as a faculty in
the Department of Community Medicine, Bharati Vidyapeeth University
Medical College, Pune. I have done my M.D. in Community Medicine, from
University. I have published many research papers in national and
international journals. I am a faculty for our ‘Research Methodology
Workshop.’ I am one of the resource faculties appointed by City
Tuberculosis Cell, Pune for ‘RNTCP Orientation Programme’ at Institute level. My book titled
‘Mnemonic in Preventive and Social Medicine’ is the first book in PSM/Community Medicine field
where topic wise mnemonics in PSM are given. I love dancing and I am theatre artist. I am delighted
for being selected for FAIMER Fellowship and I am looking forward to have interactions with
stalwarts in medical education field. I express my sincere gratitude to Dr.Vivek Saoji – Principal,
Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College, Pune for guiding me as well as being constant source
of inspiration for me to apply for this prestigious fellowship.
Dr. Sheila Mathai
Hi! I am Dr. Sheila Mathai. As an Armed Forces doctor working
with the Indian Navy, I have had the food fortune of staying in different
parts of the country and coming into contact with doctors, paramedics,
nurses and medical students from varied backgrounds. I am alumnus of the
Armed forces Medical College Pune and am presently posted as Prof & HOD
(pediatrics) at the same Institute. I have done my DM Neonatology from
Lokmanya Tilak Medical College, Mumbai. I strongly believe that a doctor or
a health care worker is only as good as the training he or she receives and
that medical education is field of great importance. I am passionate about patient care and training
and believe that teaching is writing short stories. My husband is a neurosurgeon and we have a
daughter who has recently graduated on Economics from St Stephens College Delhi and stepped
into the corporate world. I feel honored to be selected for the FAIMER fellowship and look
forward to lots of learning and sharing.
Dr. Shobna Bhatia
Hi! My name is Shobna Bhatia. I am currently working in the
Department of Gastroenterology at the twin institutes of Seth G S Medical
College and K E M Hospital at
Mumbai. I did my undergraduate and
postgraduate training in LTM Medical College. I joined KEM Hospital as a
Gastroenterology in these institutions. My special interest is in managing
patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders, especially those related
to the esophagus. I did a fellowship in esophageal manometry and pHmetry at Philadelphia, USA, and
then helped to set up the first Swallowing Clinic in India dedicated to care of swallowing disorders
in 1992. In 2006, we set up the first Liver Clinic in western India dedicated to care of Liver disease
patients; currently, almost 10000 patients with liver disease have been registered. I have served as
Editor-in-Chief of the Indian Journal of Gastroenterology for 5 years. In recent years, I have been
disturbed by the lack of expert medical care in the rural areas of India. I have felt the need to
empower the physicians in these peripheral areas, so that patients living in remote areas can avoid
the need to travel to cities even for primary care. I am exited about being a part of FAIMER. I am
sure that I will enjoy interacting with like-minded people.
Dr. Subita P. Patil
Hi! I am Subita P. Patil, currently I am working as Assistant
Professor in Department of Community Medicine at LTMMC & GH, Sion,
and Mumbai. It’s a great feeling to be back in my alma mater. I was born
in Thane, a lake city. I completed my MBBS from LTMMC & GH, MD
(Community Medicine) from GSMC & KEMH, Associate Fellow of
Industrial Health (AFIH) from Central Labour Institute, Diploma in
Hospital Administration (TISS) and Post-Graduate Diploma in Medico
legal Systems. I have experience of working across the various streams
in Healthcare viz. occupational health, nongovernmental organisation
(NGO), medical education etc. The, three years in Preventive Oncology at TMH, Parel enhanced my
strengths in supervision, monitoring while field visits in tribal, rural and urban slum area. I have also
completed training in “Colposcopy & LEEP” in management of cervical cancer, conducted by WHOIARC-CNCI, Kolkata. Seeing smiles of cancer patients while interacting and curing them gave me
immense joy and satisfaction. I firmly believe that a successful doctor is the one who remains a
student forever. With this philosophy in mind I decided to take up medical education as profession
and joined at LTMMC & GH to continue to be student and also to contribute to bring out responsible
doctors of the future. As teaching in-charge of MBBS, Bpth, Both, BPMT, Nursing, I like employ
innovative ways of teaching learning. I was also principle coordinator and faculty for certificate
course conducted by NGO in collaboration with MUHS. I have also shouldered responsibilities of
Satellite disease surveillance unit in-charge, outreach activities, urban health centre & have been
instrumental in inception of Palliative care clinic. My source of inspiration is my husband, a
petrochemical engineer and MBA working as Head communications for South Asia Region with a
multinational company. Pranav has been a great support and have been always encouraging. Mihika,
my sincere and loving daughter (12) and four years old naughty son Rigved makes my family
wonderful. I have inherited teaching as my mother was Head mistress and father was businessman.
It would not have been possible for me to reach where I am today, without support of my parents,
brother and my in laws. I am honoured and privileged to be selected for this prestigious course that
will indeed enrich my teaching capabilities and will help raising the quality of medical education at
Dr. Sushil G. Kachewar
Hi! I am Sushil G. Kachewar. I am enjoying my existence as a full
time Clinical as well as Academic Professor in Radio-diagnosis Department of
the Rural Medical College of Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences(DU), Loni,
Maharashtra, India. Dr. Smita Sankaye-Kachewar my wife [an Assistant
Professor in Pathology at RMC, Loni] and my 8 years son Nimeesh are the pole
stars of my life. Together with my parents, we love and live life in Loni. We all
enjoy music, reading, travel and games. Medical education gave me graduation
[MBBS:1994] as well as post graduation [MD-Radio-diagnosis:2004] from MGIMS, Sewagram; DNB
[NBE, New Delhi:2005] and a Ph.D [PIMS (DU), Loni:2014]. A short fellowship in Vascular and
Interventional Radiology [GMC, Nagpur: 2012] brought a completeness to my speciality as I tasted
the best of both the worlds -diagnostic view as well as the interventional purview. I reciprocated
by discovering "The K-G Waves of the Pravara Effect" and "The DASK Syndrome" and by inventing
"Reviewer Index." I have contributed to the corpus of scientific literature in my speciality in
terms of half a dozen textbooks and over six dozens of research articles. Meanwhile, the bug of
Medical Education Technology bit me and made me undergo the Basic [2010] as well as Advanced
[2012] course from IMETTT, MUHS regional centre, Pune. My Faimer education innovation project
entitled "DISHA- A new Protocol for Breaking Bad News", is my humble floral offering on this
frontier. As a Member of Institutional Board of Studies, Institutional Ethical Cell and a Faculty
for Institutional MET and Research Methodology Workshops; I am in a position to sow as well as
reap the very best that FAIMER has to offer. I come with the faith that this fellowship from
FAIMER will ensure that the seeds of MET in all of us, flower and flourish; so that as we explore
this wonderful new world together; we nurture and nourish our stay and make way for bright new
day. Looking forward to meet the faculty and the other fellows at Mumbai.
Dr. Tejal Patel
Hi, I am Tejal, working as Associate Professor in the
Dept. of Pharmacology & Therapeutics at Seth GS Medical College & KEM
Hospital, Mumbai. I have graduated from the same institute and completed
my M.D. from T. N. Medicalcollege & BYN Nair Hospital. Apart from
teaching IInd year medical students, I look after the Ayurveda Research
Centre of my Dept. We are a family of three, My husband, Dentist by
profession and a son who is studying in 9th std. I enjoy of travelling and listening to music. I have
always loved teaching may be since I have seen my mom teaching. I have been associated with the
medical education activities since past few years and deeply wanted to do FAIMER fellowship.
Realizing the detailed objectives of FAIMER I felt that this fellowship would be a great
opportunity to further refining my teaching skills and develop qualities required to become a good
academician. This experience will surely help in improvising my personal as well as professional skills.
It feels great that I have been selected this time for this fellowship. With the guidance from the
FAIMER faculty I hope I shall be able to incorporate the same into my teaching and expand my
horizon and can contribute more in the ME unit of our institute.
Dr. Vishakha Shinde
Hello! I am Vishakha, presently working as an Assistant
Professor in the department of Physiotherapy, L.T.M.M.C & G.H, Mumbai. I
have been associated with this institute since 2008 & have been MUHS
postgraduate guide since 2009 and a member of MET cell of this institute.
Previously, I have worked as a lecturer at Pad.Dr.D.Y.Patil college of
physiotherapy, Navi Mumbai from 2004-2008. I did my under graduation &
postgraduation from Seth G.S. Medicalcollege & K.E. M hospital. I topped
the university of Mumbai in the postgraduate course. In this continuous journey of mine, I have
enjoyed unconditional support & encouragement from my husband Dr. Sandeep Patil, himself a
leading physiotherapist in Vashi, Navi Mumbai. I am also indebted to my parents & elder sisters who
have been a continuous source of inspiration to me. I am very happy that I have been selected for
the FAIMER fellowship & look forward to be with so many creative, resourceful people across the
globe. I am sure this fellowship will improve my understanding of medical education & research and
go a long way in my search for excellence.
Dr. Zachariah Bobby
Hi! I am Dr. Zachariah Bobby, Professor in the Dept. of Biochemistry JIPMER,
Puducherry. I did my M.Sc (Medical Biochemistry) from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and
Ph.D from Sree Chitra Tiruanl Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum. I have
been involved in teaching students of various medical and paramedical courses at JIPMER for the
last 22 yrs. I have been recently recruited as resource person of the National Teachers Training
Course (NTTC) programme conducted by our Institute. I would like to effectively contribute to the
educational spiral – Objectives, T/L methods and evaluation, both as a resource person and as a
researcher. As a researcher I could publish few papers in the field of medical education. My wife,
Dr. Sajini is working as Asst. Professor of Pathology in the same institute. We are blessed with one
daughter, Anju who is in the 12th standard. I am extremely grateful to be selected for this
prestigious fellowship. I would like to be one among the medical educationists who could think and
bring about changes which ultimately results in better patient care. I am sure my association with
Faimer will enable me in achieving the same.