INTERVIEWS
Exclusive Interview: Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi

Exclusive Interview: Dr Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi

Dr Randeep Guleria Director
AIIMS, New Delhi

Dr Randeep Guleria, a renowned pulmonologist, was recently appointed as director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. In an exclusive interview with India Medical Times, Dr Guleria shares his views on more

Interview: Dr Nirmala Srinivasan, a disability rights activist who has been fighting a ‘battle without battle lines’

Interview: Dr Nirmala Srinivasan, a disability rights activist who has been fighting a ‘battle without battle lines’

Dr Nirmala Srinivasan Founder, FACEMI (Families Alliance on Mental Illness)
Founder President, AMEND (Association for Mentally Disabled)

Dr Nirmala Srinivasan, a disability rights advocate and Ashoka fellow, is the founder of FACEMI (Families Alliance on Mental Illness), the first national forum in India for families that are engaged in taking care of treatment, rehabilitation and support of their members suffering from mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder (Severe Mental Disorder, SMD) or Common Mental Disorders (CMD) such as Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). more

Interview: Distinction between cardiologist and cardiac surgeon is blurring fast — Dr Mukesh Goel

Interview: Distinction between cardiologist and cardiac surgeon is blurring fast — Dr Mukesh Goel

Dr Mukesh Goel Senior Consultant, Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi

Dr Mukesh Goel is a senior consultant of cardio thoracic & vascular surgery at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi. He has also served as chief cardiovascular surgeon at Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad where he started the programme of minimally invasive techniques in cardiac surgery and repair of aortic dissection (aneurysm). more

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