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Dr. Mahesh Chandra Misra

Dr. Mahesh Chandra Misra, EX-Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) was appointed on the Advisory Board of Hospital Guide Foundation in March 2016, while he was the Director, on the approval of the Union Health Ministry. He is also the Founder and Chief of JPN Apex Trauma Center at AIIMS. With 33 years of service at AIIMS behind him, he is one of the foremost trauma surgeons in the country. Dr. Misra has been the recipient of several awards, including the Dr. B.C. Roy National Award of Medical Council of India, awarded to him by the President of India in 1996. He was also presented the Scroll of Honour by the Chief Minister of Delhi, Smt. Sheila Dikshit in recognition of service rendered as Chief, JPN Apex Trauma Center, AIIMS.He has been the Founder President, International College of Laparoscopic Surgeons, 2012; Founder President, Indian Society of Trauma and Acute care, 2008-11; and Founder President, Indian Hernia Society, March 2006. He was elected President, Indian Society of Trauma and Acute care in 2012 and elected President, Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic Surgeons of India in 2011.Dr. M.C.Misra has published more than 100 original articles in Indexed International Journals, and has been invited to deliver guest lectures at various national and international conferences. He has also been actively engaged in public service by creating awareness about Trauma Prevention and improving trauma care all across India and at an international level.

Late Dr. (Prof.) Ranjit Roy Chaudhury

Dr. (Prof.) Ranjit Roy Chaudhury is a leading clinical pharmacologist, medical educationist and a researcher of repute in India. In September 2013, he was conferred with the Life Time Achievement Award in Healthcare by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). After graduating in Medicine in 1954, he proceeded to Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship and completed his D.Phil in Pharmacology. He has been Professor of Pharmacology, Dean and retired as Acting Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh in 1980. He has served in various senior positions in the World Health Organization for fourteen years. Since retirement in 1990, Prof. Roy Chaudhury has worked as Emeritus Scientist at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi and holds the UNESCO Chair in Rational Use of Medicines at the Chulalongkorn University which conferred on him the honorary degree of Doctor of Science.

Prof. Roy Chaudhury established the first D.M. Course in Clinical Pharmacology at Chandigarh in 1980. He also established, after retirement the Delhi Society for Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs and was the Founder Director of the Delhi Medical Council. He also was Chairman of the Sub-Commission which prepared the Report of the National Commission in Macroeconomics and Health in 2006. He was also a former member of the Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India.

Prof. Roy Chaudhury's major contributions in research are in the field of reproduction pharmacology, clinical trials, rational use of medicines and research on medicinal plants.

He has written twenty books including one on Herbal Medicine in Asia published by the World Health Organization. He has received many honours and distinctions and in 1998 the President of India conferred on him the title of Padma Shri for his contributions to the country in the field of medical research and medical education. He has also been honoured by the Delhi Government by being bestowed upon the Delhi Ki Gaurav award.

He also chaired the Committee for Postgraduate Medical Education in India and since January, 2007 is Chairman of the Task Force for Research of Apollo Hospitals Group in India.

Prof. Roy Chaudhury was a Member of the Committee which drafted the first Ethical Guidelines on Research in Human Subjects of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) in 1980. He was a member of the Committee which drafted the second ICMR Guidelines in 1994 and chaired the Sub Committee for clinical trials of drugs, vaccines and herbal products. He continues to be a member of the ICMR Ethics Committee and other Ethics Committees of leading medical centres in Delhi.

He has been nominated as a Member of the Central Council for Health and Family Welfare in 2009. He has been recently appointed as Advisor to the Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of National Capital Territory of Delhi.

Rajiv Mehrotra

Rajiv Mehrotra, was educated at St Stephen's College, Delhi and the universities of Oxford and Columbia from where he obtained an MFA in Film Direction.

He works as an independent film maker, Managing Trustee & Commissioning editor of The Public Service Broadcasting Trust (PSBT) that has produced more than 400 independent documentary films. His films have won more than a hundred international and eighteen national awards from the President of India. He was Chairman of the Jury for the awards during their 50th anniversary. He is President of The Media Foundation. In the area of healthcare PSBT has produced "Incurable India". India is home to 40 % of the world's poor, yet it has one of the world's most privatized health systems. Not many can afford it. Many of those who can, don't trust it. A country of more than a billion is not able to ensure the basic healthcare to its citizens. Why? "Incurable India" tries to find out.

His books include The Mind of The Guru, Understanding The Dalai Lama, The Essential Dalai Lama, Thakur - a biography of Sri Ramakrishna and Conversations with The Dalai Lama, on Life, Living and Happiness. The Spirit of The Muse. He is working on the national film on Swami Vivekananda.

Rajiv Mehrotra has twice addressed plenary sessions at The World Economic Forum at Davos and was nominated a Global Leader for Tomorrow by them. He was a Judge of the Templeton Prize for Spirituality and serves on the Boards of several institutions.

Till recently he was the host one of the country's longest running, and most widely viewed talk shows on public Television, In Conversations. It was rated the most watched program in its genre across all television channels in India. He has been a familiar face on Indian television for more than 40 years.

Rajiv Mehrotra has been a close personal student of His Holiness The Dalai Lama for nearly thirty years. He is a Trustee and Secretary, Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This foundation works towards promoting universal responsibility in a manner that respects differences and encourages a diversity of beliefs, practices and approaches.

Dr. Clement Shirodkar Rajan

Dr. Clement Rajan (MBBS, MS, MNAMS, NBE, CST,RCS,FICS, Dip. Lap. Surg, DHHM, FAIS, FIAGES, FRCS) is the Head of Department of Surgery at St. Martha's Hospital, a catholic Missionary Hospital in Bangalore. He has been serving there as a compassionate and dedicated surgeon for more than thirty years. He has been the president of surgical society of Bangalore in 2006 and on the governing council member of the association of surgeons from 2010-2012. His special surgical interest is in Suppurative Pleuro-Pulmonary disease and he is an advocate of Open Repair for Groin Hernia under Local Anesthesia.

He has been a teacher, mentor and guide for DNB residents in general surgery for more than 28 years. He is also the additional medical superintendent, course director DNB studies at St. Martha's hospital. He is on several Association for Surgeries India Committees for Uniform Post Graduate Education Standards & Introduction of Basic Surgical Skills. He is an Examiner, Examiner-Coordinator, National Inspector & City Appraiser for the National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi.

Dr. Sunita Maheshwari

Dr. Rajan is a quiz master for Bangalore, Karnataka and National Levels for Surgical Quiz. He has also published several papers the most popular being "Tube Thoracostomy Management". His latest publication is "C S in surgery: a personal perspective", in which he highlights the qualities and traits that are needed for a successful and ethical surgical practice.

Dr. Sunita Maheshwari is a US Board certified Pediatric Cardiologist who did her training at Osmania Medical College and then at Yale University in the US. She was the winner of the 'Young Clinician Award' from the American Heart Association and the 'Best Teacher Award' at Yale University. She was Head of Department at Narayana Hrudayalaya hospital, Bangalore for a decade. She has over 60 scientific publications to her credit and is currently pioneering e-teaching in Pediatric Cardiology in India. She was nominated as one of the Top 20 women achievers in medicine in India in 2009. She is the founder and chief dreamer of RXDX and Teleradiology Solutions, which provides teleradiology services to hospitals around the globe.