GSMC – FAIMER REGIONAL INSTITUTE 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, I came to Pune, completed BAMS, MD & PhD in Tilak Ayurved 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 Institute. 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 Abuse Prevention”, I coordinate community activities related to behavior change and 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. With 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 Bharati Vidyapeeth and PGDHHM from Symbiosis International 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 Lecturer in Internal Medicine, and then completed my DNB in 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 large. 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  as well as Advanced  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.
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