Dr. R. R. Kasliwal, MD, DM (Cardiology), with over 3 decades of experience in Clinical Cardiology, teaching and research, is one of the most renowned names in the field of Cardiology in this region. A Dr. B. C. Roy National awardee, Dr Kasliwal is presently the Chairman, Clinical & Preventive Cardiology as well as the Community Outreach Program at Medanta-the-Medicity. He is also the Program Director for the Diplomate National Board in Cardiology, Post-graduate Diploma in Clinical Cardiology, and the Fellowship in Non-invasive Cardiology at Medanta. In addition, Dr Kasliwal is also the President of the Indian Academy of Echocardiography.
Dr Kasliwal’s personality is truly multifaceted- his list of honors with more than 150 prestigious awards is testimony to this. He is a clinician, academician and teacher par excellence. He has delivered hundreds of invited guest lectures; has more than two hundred publications in peer-reviewed, scientific journals and has guest edited several books in Cardiology. He is also on the editorial board of numerous journals and is himself the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology.
Teaching has been Dr Kasliwal’s passion. He has been instrumental in introducing numerous teaching courses in Cardiology and has mentored more than hundred cardiologists over the past two decades.
Dr Kasliwal’s greatest contribution, however, has been in the field of clinical Cardiology. He has pioneered the development of the techniques for early detection and prevention of cardiovascular disease- a disease which affects at least one in every ten people in the subcontinent and is the largest killer of mankind in this part of the world. At the same time, he also championed the cause of the underprivileged by introducing the concept of Community Outreach- a vehicle for taking the specialized cardiac care to the person’s door step. Hundreds of thousands of patients have been benefited by the Community Outreach Program under his leadership.
Medicine and education have actually been in Dr Kasliwal’s heritage. His father (Late) Prof. Col. R. M. Kasliwal was a freedom fighter and personal physician to Netaji Subhash Chander Bose and served in the famous Indian National Army. He was Principal at the SMS Medical College Jaipur; Dean Faculty of Medicine at Rajasthan University and President of the Association of Physicians of India (1961 – 1962). He was also a recipient of the prestigious Dr. B. C. Roy National award.
Dr. Rajeev Gupta has been a leader in epidemiological research in India for many years. He is currently Senior Consultant & HOD Internal Medicine Clinical Director Academics & Research Department of Internal Medicine at Fortis Hospital, Jaipur.
His pioneering cardiovascular epidemiological studies attracted attention of many Indian and international investigators. The Indian Council of Medical Research conferred his team a national award in 1997. He is involved with various Scientific Researches like Epidemiological Research, Genetics and Stem-cell based Research.
He has been involved in many multisite clinical and epidemiological studies such as Women’s Health Project (AIIMS, Delhi), DEMAT Study (AIIMS), POLYCAP Study (St. John’s). He is associated with various committees such as ICMR, DST and MOH and multiple ethics committees.
He collaborates extensively with the University of Rajasthan (Departments of Statistics, Home Science, Botany and Zoology) and more than a dozen students have completed their PhD thesis under his guidance. His previous assignment was as Consultant Physician-Medicine and Preventive Cardiology K D Gupta Medical Centre Jaipur, HOD Medicine & Cardiology and Director Research, Monilek Hospital and Research Centre Jaipur; Professor of Medicine, Mahatma Gandhi National Institute of Medical Sciences Jaipur.
Dr. Gupta has also been publishing a quarterly journal, South Asian Journal of Preventive Cardiology, for the last one decade.
Dr. Bansal is presently a Senior Consultant in Cardiology at one of the leading healthcare institutes in India- “Medanta- The Medicity”. He has had an illustrious academic background and has received his medical training from premier institutes in India and abroad- MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College with Gold-Medals in several subjects, MD Medicine from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, DNB in Cardiology with Gold-Medal from Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre and finally, advanced training in Cardiac Imaging for a year under the supervision of Prof Thomas Marwick at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
In addition to clinical cardiology, Dr Bansal has keen interest in academics and research also. He has a number of publications in various national and international journals, is peer-reviewer for leading scientific journals and is on the Editorial Board of the Indian Heart Journal, Journal of Indian Academy of Echocardiography, etc.
He has been a mentor for students undergoing training in Cardiology and Echocardiography at Medanta- The Medicity and has been invited as faculty in various national and international meetings.
Dr. Abraham Oomman is a renowned Interventional Cardiologist at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India and involved extensively in various international clinical studies.
In recognition of his level of excellence achieved in Medical Sciences, he is listed in Marquis Who’s Who and in Cambridge Blue Book. He is the reviewer for the indexed journal, Indian Journal for Medical Sciences and also edited the Book titled, “HEART DISEASE –AN UPDATE.” He has many publications as first author in the Indian Heart Journal, Annals of Thoracic surgery and Journal of Indian Medical Association.
He began his career in Cardiology as Associate Cardiologist with Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, India and is also the Chief Cardiologist at Ramana Maharishi Rangammal Hospital, Tiruvanamalai, Tamil Nadu.
Dr. Sameer Dani is one of the leading Interventional Cardiologists in India, having performed over 35,000 interventional procedures. He is also a passionate teacher and researcher, regularly teaching postgraduate medical students.
He is currently the Medical Director of Lifecare Institute of Medical Sciences & Research in Ahmedabad. He is also Head of Cardiology at Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad. Prior to Lifecare, he was Professor and Head of Department of Cardiology at the U.N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology. He continues to teach at the institute.
Dr. Dani has been involved in many cardiology clinical trials and has co-authored numerous peer-reviewed articles.
Dr.Siddharth Shah is a leading Consultant Physician and Teacher at many reputed institutions in Mumbai including Bhatia Hospital, Sir.H.N.Hospital, S.L.Raheja Hospital, Saifee Hospital. He is also a Visiting Consultant at Central Railway Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai.
He is the Editor-in Chief of:
• API Textbook of Medicine VII-VIII Edition,
• Journal of Association of Physician of India(JAPI), the most circulated Internal Medicine Journal in the Indian Sub-Continent.
He also teaches DNB-Internal Medicine, Diploma in Diabetes, and Certificate Course in Diabetes at National board, New Delhi, Bombay University and CPS, Mumbai.
He has been actively participating in clinical research experience back from 1997.Till date he has taken part inmany Phase III and IV trials in the following indications Hypertension, Obesity, Diabetes, Peripheral Vascular Disease.
Dr. Vikas Paigraduated in Internal Medicine from B.J Medical College, Pune and since then has traveled to the UK frequently to work at East Birmingham, West Wales General Hospital, Noble’s Hospital Isle of Man, Rotterham Dist. Hospital UK in various clinical roles from Locum SHO to Locum Staff grade Physician.
He also Associate Professor of Medicine at B.J Medical College, K.E.M Hospital Pune, Pune University and CPS, Parel, Bombay
As Medical Director of Pai Clinic & Diagnostic Center, Pune, he has been involved as Principal Investigator in numerous International Studies and He is the recipient of the Bharat Gaurav Award from the Government of India.
Dr. G. M. Prasad is a well known Consultant Physician and Diabetologist in Bangalore.
He is also an experienced researcher and has been involved, as Principal Investigator in more than 10 International Clinical Trials inType II Diabetes and Hypertriglyceridemia.
Currently he is Consultant Diabetologist in Pranav Diabetes Centre and Columbia Asia Hospital.
Dr. Sunil Singhviis a young researcher in Chennai, India who has already been involved as a Principal Investigator in more than 20 clinical trials and as a Co-Investigator in more than 10 trials in various clinical areas like Asthma, Osteo arthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Diabetes, Seasonal allergic Rhinitis, Hypertriglyceridemia.
He has been working as Consultant Physician and Diabetologist in Singhvi Health Center,Chennai.
Dr. Jitendra Patel is a Consultant physician and Cardiologist in Nidhi Hospital, Ahmedabad, India.
He started his career in Medicine in Pruthvi Medical Nursing Home and Heart Centre, Ahmedabad.
He is also Consultant Physician with Sterling Hospital, Krishna Heart Institute, Medi-Surge Hospital, Apollo Hospital and Lifecare Emergency Center.
Since 2004 onwards he has taken part in many National and International Lipid and Diabetes trials as Co-Investigator and Principal Investigator.
Currently is the President of Associations of Physicians of Ahmedabad (APA).