INTERVIEWS
Interview: The Ilizarov apparatus is like the Sputnik in medicine — Dr Alexander Artemiev

Interview: The Ilizarov apparatus is like the Sputnik in medicine — Dr Alexander Artemiev

Dr Alexander Artemiev Ilizarov Technique Expert
Clinical Hospital, Yauza, Russia

Reconstructive surgery based on Ilizarov technique is an example of a breakthrough technology in medicine that first appeared in Russia. Dr Alexander Aleksandrovich Artemiev told a Russian electronic magazine about the advantages and prospects of the method. Here we publish a shortened version of the interview. more

Interview: Dr Nikolai Goncharov, Chairman, Executive Committee, Association of Traumatologists & Orthopaedists of Russia

Interview: Dr Nikolai Goncharov, Chairman, Executive Committee, Association of Traumatologists & Orthopaedists of Russia

Dr Nikolai Goncharov Chairman, Department of Traumatology & Orthopaedics
Russian Medical Academy of Post Graduate Education

Dr Nikolai Goncharov is Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Association of Traumatologists and Orthopaedists of Russia. He is also a speaker at the Eurasian Orthopedic Forum (EOF) scheduled to take place on June 29-30 in Moscow. In an email interview with India Medical Times, Dr Goncharov talks about the latest advances in traumatology and orthopaedics. more

Interview: Mental Healthcare in Private Sector in India — Dr M S Reddy

Interview: Mental Healthcare in Private Sector in India — Dr M S Reddy

Dr M S Reddy President
Indian Association of Private Psychiatry

Dr M S Reddy is director of Asha Bipolar Clinic, Hyderabad, and president of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (IAPP). He is also a council member of Asian Network of Bipolar Disorders and editor of Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine. more

An ocular microbiologist’s take on medical research and avoidable blindness in India

An ocular microbiologist’s take on medical research and avoidable blindness in India

Dr Joveeta Joseph Ocular Microbiologist
LVPEI, Hyderabad

Dr Joveeta Joseph, PhD in medical microbiology, focuses her attention on ocular microbiology. She is a microbiologist at Jhaveri Microbiology Centre, L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), Hyderabad and is involved in diagnostic and research activities pertaining to ocular infections. more

Interview: AIIMS should develop newer areas in medicine and bring them to the fore — Dr Randeep Guleria

Interview: AIIMS should develop newer areas in medicine and bring them to the fore — Dr Randeep Guleria

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 the challenges being faced by the AIIMS and improvements he wants to bring in as director of the premier medical institute. 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