INTERVIEWS
Interview > Doctors should focus more on providing functional treatment: Dr S M Tuli

Interview > Doctors should focus more on providing functional treatment: Dr S M Tuli

Dr Surendra M Tuli Orthopaedic Surgeon
VIMHANS, New Delhi

Dr Surendra Mohan Tuli is a renowned orthopaedist with over four decades of experience. He is former director of the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (IMS BHU). Currently, he is practising as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Vidyasagar Institute of Mental Health, Neuro and Allied Sciences (VIMHANS) in New Delhi. more

‘Future looks promising for MDR-TB patients’

‘Future looks promising for MDR-TB patients’

Dr Srinivas Rao MDR-TB/HIV Specialist
Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Dr Srinivas Rao Ghattamaneni is a senior MSF MDR-TB/HIV doctor who recently returned from Ukraine after serving there as a tuberculosis (TB) specialist. In Ukraine, MSF (Medecins Sans Frontieres or Doctors Without Borders) is providing drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) treatment in a prison setting, which, due to poor ventilation, is considered to be one of the most vulnerable spots when it comes to the spread of the disease. more

Interview: Dr Aravind Rengan, a medical graduate who went into research and won awards

Interview: Dr Aravind Rengan, a medical graduate who went into research and won awards

Dr Aravind Rengan Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering
IIT Hyderabad

Dr Aravind Kumar Rengan is a medical graduate who went into pure research and won the Department of Biotechnology’s ’Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award’ (IYBA-DBT), 2015; the Department of Science & Technology’s INSPIRE Faculty Award (Biomedical) 2015; the IIT Bombay Institute Award for ‘Excellence In PhD’, 2014-2016; the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award, 2015. more

Interview: Dr T S Kanaka, Asia’s First Female Neurosurgeon

Interview: Dr T S Kanaka, Asia’s First Female Neurosurgeon

Dr T S Kanaka

Dr Thanjavur Santhanakrishnan Kanaka, born on March 31, 1932, is widely recognised as Asia’s First Female Neurosurgeon. She completed her MBBS in 1954 and MS (General Surgery) in 1963 both from the Madras Medical College. Later she completed her MCh in Neurosurgery in 1968, PhD in 1972 and Diploma in Higher Education in 1983. Even at the age of 84, she has a sharp ear and a keen eye despite her glasses and hearing aids. Her passion to learn and acquire knowledge is still alive. more

Interview: The current state of mental healthcare in India is nothing short of abysmal — Dr Ashoka Prasad

Interview: The current state of mental healthcare in India is nothing short of abysmal — Dr Ashoka Prasad

Dr Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad

Dr Ashoka Jahnavi Prasad, the author of a number of books on Psychiatry and Mental Health, has worked as a consultant in countries like Seychelles, Chad, Togo, Somalia, Mali and Burkina Faso before returning to India. He currently runs a charitable clinic, writes columns in newspapers and news portals, and actively campaigns for the human rights of the mentally ill. more

Interview: NEET is a much-needed reform for improving the standard of medical education — Dr Bipin Batra

Interview: NEET is a much-needed reform for improving the standard of medical education — Dr Bipin Batra

Dr Bipin Batra Executive Director
National Board of Examinations

Prof (Dr) Bipin Batra is an eminent radiologist and executive director of the National Board of Examinations (NBE), the body entrusted with conducting the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to postgraduate courses in medical and dental colleges across the country. In an exclusive interview with India Medical Times, Dr Batra talks about NBE, DNB and NEET. more

Interview: The concept of preventive dentistry doesn’t exist in our society — Dr Kamlesh Kothari

Interview: The concept of preventive dentistry doesn’t exist in our society — Dr Kamlesh Kothari

Dr Kamlesh Kothari Founder & Clinical Director
Aesthetica

Dr Kamlesh Kothari, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, is founder and clinical director of Kolkata-based dental and facial cosmetic chain Aesthetica with branches in Shillong and Agartala. He is also project director (Kolkata) for Smile Train (US), an international organisation working on the treatment of cleft and craniofacial deformities, and has performed more than 3500 free surgeries under this project. more

Interview: Dr Ajay Sharma: The Entrepreneurial Journey of a Doctor

Interview: Dr Ajay Sharma: The Entrepreneurial Journey of a Doctor

Dr Ajay Sharma Founder and CMD
Eye-Q Super-Speciality Eye Hospitals

Dr Ajay Sharma, a noted ophthalmologist and an alumnus of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak, Haryana, is founder and CMD (Chairman and Managing Director) of Eye-Q Super-Speciality Eye Hospitals and founder and co-director of Sheetla Hospital and Eye Institute, Gurgaon. more

Interview: There is an urgent need to increase the neurosurgery workforce — Dr V S Mehta

Interview: There is an urgent need to increase the neurosurgery workforce — Dr V S Mehta

Dr V S Mehta Director and Chief of Neurosciences
Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon

Dr V S Mehta is an eminent neurosurgeon and one of the few doctors who have received awards like the Padma Shree and the Life Time Achievement Award. Previously, he served as the head of neurosurgery and chief of the neurosciences centre at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. Currently, he is director and chief of neurosciences at Paras Hospitals, Gurgaon. more

Interview: Medical profession has lost its steam to a fair degree because of the commercialization — Dr O P Yadava

Interview: Medical profession has lost its steam to a fair degree because of the commercialization — Dr O P Yadava

Dr O P Yadava CEO & Chief Cardiac Surgeon
National Heart Institute, New Delhi

In an exclusive interview with India Medical Times, Dr O P Yadava, CEO and Chief Cardiac Surgeon of the National Heart Institute, New Delhi, spoke about how the field of cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery has developed over the years. more