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Faculty at JIC 2014

Hemang Ambani, MS, Fellowship at Atlanta, USA [India]
Orthopedic and Joint Replacement surgeon working in the field of orthopedics since the last 2 decades. Had completed fellowship in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery & Revision replacement surgery in Atlanta, USA and Sancheti Institute at Pune Max Specialty Hospital, New Delhi. Has participated in national and international level Orthopedic conferences and Replacement surgery workshops and has performed more than 1500 hip and knee replacement surgery.
Chittur Ananthakrishnan, USA
A graduate of Christian Medical College Ludhiana (1967); migrated to Canada in 1969 Residencies in Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine Rehabilitation; a fellowship in Surgical rheumatology in Denver; faculty at TexasTech University school of medicine in Lubbock Texas; practices mainly adult reconstruction predominantly joint replacements for over 30 years.
Subhash Banerjee, MD, USA
Chief of Cardiology at VA North Texas Health Care System and Associate Professor in Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX, USA. An internationally recognized expert and researcher in the field of interventional cardiology, and has published over 160 peer-reviewed manuscripts.
Vinayak Bapat, MBBS, MS, DNB(Surg), DNB (Card), MCh, FRCS, FRCS.CTh, UK
Consultant in Cardiac Surgery at the Guys and St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, UK. Awarded Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS) and completed fellowship in Adult cardiac Surgery at the Toronto General Hospital. Surgical lead of the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) programme at St. Thomas’ Hospital. Has taught more than 100 centres across the world. Current effort is towards developing Trans-aortic approach to perform TAVI and is a Consultant to Edwards Lifescience and Medtronic in this matter.
Hemang Baxi, MD, DM [India]
Interventional Cardiologist. Director, CIMS Hospital. Post Graduate in Medicine (B J Medical College, Ahmedabad). Former Research Fellow at Institute of Cardiology and Research Center, B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad, Gold medal in Doctorate of Medicine (DM). Has authored many research papers and has extensive experience in the fields of clinical, invasive and interventional cardiology.
Matthew Bayfield, MBBS, F.R.A.C.S (General Surgery), F.R.A.C.S (cardiothoracic surgery), Australia
VMO, Cardiothoracic Surgeon in Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney, Strathfield Private Hospital, Concord Hospital, Macquarie University Private Hospital. Chairman, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Strathfield Private Hospital. Director, Board of Directors, The Baird Institute for Heart and Lung Surgical Research. Author of many papers and abstracts and publication in reputed National & International Journals.
Niren Bhavsar, MD, India
Consultant Cardiac Anaesthesiologist & Intensivist. Has done his graduation and post-graduation (MD) in Anaesthesiology from M.P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar and has been Senior Research Fellow in Cardiac Anasthesiology at U.N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology, Ahmedabad. Specializes in management of high risk cardiac surgical patients, valve repair, minimally invasive cardiac surgeries and heart failure surgeries. Well trained in perioperative transesophageal echo which helps on the spot diagnosis guide management and confirm surgical repairs inside operation theater.
Vipin Bhavsar, MD, USA
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor Of Pediatrics, University of Iowa. Assistant Clinical Professor Des Moines University Osteopathic School of Medicine. Has graduated from Vadodara Medical College, Vadodara, India. Fellow of American Academy Of Pediatrics.
Vijay C. Bose, MBBS, MS (Orthopedics), Dip N B (Ortho), M.Med.Sci (Trauma), M. Ch. (Orthopaedics), India
Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon Apollo speciality Hospital, Chennai. Specialising in hip and shoulder surgery . Director & Head of the ARCH Centre , (Asian Regional Centre of Hip- Resurfacing) with a clinical experience of more than 830 hip resurfacings. Has been an invited faculty who has performed live surgeries at an international level and has been a part of many papers and case presentations.
Milan Chag, MD, DM, DNB, India
Managing Director, CIMS Hospital and Interventional cardiologist. Trained at Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai ; Christian Medical College, Vellore and Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute, Lucknow. One of the highest volume Interventionalist of India, with 24 years of experience in Cardiology, he is appointed as a post-graduate teacher in Cardiology by National Board of Examination He has been awarded “Lifetime Achievement Award In Cardiovascular Science, Medicine And Surgery” by International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, Winnipeg, Canada, February 2011.
Anish Chandarana, MD, DM, India
Interventional Cardiologist, Executive Director, CIMS Hospital. Brilliant academic record with many gold medals at graduate, post graduate and doctorate levels. Has a keen interest in Clinical Cardiology, Non-invasive Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology and has been a pioneer in establishing PAMI(Angioplasty in Acute Heart Attack) program, and a part of many National & International Research Projects, papers and has extensive teaching experience. Former Assistant Professor at Institute of Cardiology and Research Center, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad.
Amit Chitaliya, MBBS, D.Ped, FPCC, FPCCC, India
Consultant Neonatal & Pediatric intensivist, Incharge Pediatric Critical Care Services-CIMS Hospital. Graduate and Post graduate(pediatrics)-BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad. Completed “Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care” from Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore. He brings along wide experience in neonatology from various known institutes across the globe like Charite’ Institute-Germany and had extensive training upon HFOV, ECMO and pediatric F.O. Bronchoscopy from German Heart Institute-Berlin & ERS – France.
Uday Desai, MD, FASN, USA
Done transplant nephrology training from Northwestern University , Chicago and nephrology fellowship from Case Western Reserve University. Currently practices as a transplant nephrologist with special interest in management of Kidney and kidney pancreas transplant patients in a 33 nephrologist group practice. Also serves as a Vice Chairman for Department of Florida Hospital Transplant Program, Medical Director for Pancreas transplant, Assistant Professor of Medicine at University of Central Fl College of Medicine
Hiren Dholakia, MD, PDCC, India
Cardiac Anaesthetist & Intensivist. Has done his graduation & post graduation from Baroda Medical College and Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDCC) in Cardiovascular Anaesthesia from Shree Chitra Institute, Trivandrum. Has worked as a Consultant Cardiac Anaesthetist at India’s premier Cardiac institute like Amrita Institute, Kochi, Escorts Heart Institute – New Delhi, Asian Heart Institute-Mumbai. Specializes in Adult as well as Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia and also in Anaesthetic Management of Non Surgical Cardiac Interventional Procedure in Cardiology. Has good exposure in Intra operative tee.
Rahul Doshi, MD, FACC, FHRS, USA
Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Electrophysiology at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. While his interests lie primarily in catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation and cardiac resynchronization therapy, he is active in all aspects of clinical electrophysiology.
Kalpalatha K. Guntupalli, MD, USA
Professor of Medicine and Chief Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. Done her M.D. from Institute of Medical Sciences, Osmania Medical College, Hydrabad and Residency, Internal Medicine from District of Columbia General Hospital, Washington, D.C. Fellowship, Pulmonary Medicine from Georgetown University, District of Columbia General Hospital, Washington, D.C. and Fellowship from Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Health Science Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. Her clinical and research interests include acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), sepsis and physician/patient education.
Satya Gupta, MD, DM, FESC, India
Director, CIMS Hospital. Has done his basic medical education in Rajasthan and DM from Christian Medical College, Vellore. Former Tutor in Cardiology and Senior Registrar at Christian Medical College, Vellore. Completed Interventional Cardiology Fellowship from Pitie – Salpetriere University Hospital, Paris(France). During fellowship, got trained in radial Angiographies & Angioplasties. Presented many papers at National and International conferences. Has many publications in reputed National and International journals. Has been honored by many national authorities for best social services in the medical field in different regions of Rajasthan. Currently practicing as a consultant Cardiologist & Interventionalist at CIMS Hospital, Ahmedabad. Invited by Tajikistan Government to set up cath lab there. He did many radial angiographies and angioplasties. Acknowledged by President of Tajikistan for performing radial angiography and angioplasty for the first time in the country. Recently awarded Fellowship of European Society of Cardiology (FESC).
Philip Hirst, M.B. B.S. ,F.R.C.S. , Dip. Biomechanics ( Strathclyde), UK
Consultant Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeon, Honorary Lecturer in Orthopedic Surgery. The University Of Manchester. Did his Graduate & Post Graduate in Huddersfield New College University of Manchester Medical School. Membership of Learned Societies: Fellow of the British Orthopaedic Association. Has published many papers in national & International journals and presented papers at National & International level
Sridhara K. S. Iyengar, B.Sc., M.D., FRCSC., FACS, USA
Diplomate American Board of Surgery, Diplomate American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon. Orange County, California. Special interest and expertise in the area of Cardiac Valve Repair and Replacement,Homograft Valve Replacement, Ventricular Reduction Surgery (Batista Procedure), Minimally Invasive and Off Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery, Arrhythmia Surgery, Ventricular Assisst Device, Implantation of Pacemaker and Defibrillator Pulmonary Surgery Including Bronchoplastic Techniques, Esophageal Surgery, Peripheral Vascular Surgery Including Endovascular Stents.. Recipient of Detweiler Fellowship from the Royal College Of Physician and Surgeons of Canada. Lecturer at international conferences and author of various abstracts and publications.
Ashit Jain , MD, USA
Well known Interventional Cardiologist practicing for the past 20 years in California, USA. Has developed an extensive clinical research program at Washington Hospital in Fremont, California and is involved in multiple new device research technologies. Has served as site principal investigator on over 26 multi-center clinical research trials. A pioneer in Carotid Interventional Programs in the San Francisco Bay area and has personally performed over 500 carotid interventions.
Samir Kapadia, MD, USA
Director of the Sones Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories and Director of the Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program at the Cleveland Clinic Has a special interest in complex coronary, structural heart disease-related cardiac interventions as well as carotid and peripheral interventions. Author of more than 50 book chapters and more than 200 articles in medical journals. Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, Society of Vascular Medicine, European Heart Association, and a Member of the American Heart Association. Since 2004, Cleveland Magazine named Dr. Kapadia to its list of “Top Doctors.”
Dharam Kumbhani, MBBS, SM, USA
Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas,
Texas. Trained in cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic and Harvard Medical School. He is an elected member of the Royal College
of Physicians, UK.
Rajendra Makkar, MD, USA
Co-Director, Cardiovascular Intervention Center, and Co-Director of the Interventional Cardiology Research Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Principal investigator of several research protocols in the Cardiovascular Intervention Center. Has established a program for treating patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy using percutaneous transluminal septal myocardial ablation. Is currently studying the application of stem cells in treating myocardial infarction in an experimental setting. Has extensive experience with the development and the clinical application of devices like coronary stents and intravascular brachytherapy. Has published in several peer-reviewed journals, including Circulation, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of the American Medical Association and Lasers in Surgery and Medicine.
Luca Marega, MD, Italy
Senior Jt. Replacement Surgeon, S Anna Hospital, Brescia, Italy. Graduated from Catholic University, Rome. Attended the school of specialization in Orthopaedic surgery and traumatology. Performed over 900 implants in primaries, DDH and revisions. Experience in Arthroplasty Surgery (hips and knees with a clear prevalence of hips) presently exceeds the number of 2000 implants.
Mr.Dennis McCuley, USA
Mr.Dennis McCauley, AHA BLS and ACLS Course Director is the Chair of Illinois AHA ECC Committee, AHA Regional Faculty and Coordinator of the Resurrection Healthcare Training Center.He has directed AHA Courses for several years.
Atul Mehta, MBBS, FACP, FCCP, USA
Professor of Medicine, Lerner College of Medicine. Staff Physician, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Editor in Chief, Journal of Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology. Alumnus of Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India. Board-certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Laser Surgery & Medicine. Founder and past president of the American Association for Bronchology.
Jawahar L. Mehta, MD, PhD, USA
Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Stebbins Chair at UAMS, Little Rock, AR. A member of the editorial board of Circulation, Hypertension, AJC, European Heart Journal, and JACC. Has published over 1000 papers, abstracts and book chapters. A member of AAP, ASCI and AUC. His expertise is in acute cardiac care and heart failure.
Neil Mehta, MBBS, MS (Ophth), FACP, USA
Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, a primary care physician in the Medicine Institute at the Cleveland Clinic, and is the Web Editor for the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Areas of interest lie at the intersection of medicine, education and technology reflected in his current role as Director of Education Technology for the Lerner College of Medicine and Director of the Center for Medical Education and Training at the Cleveland Clinic. He spearheads the “IBM Watson goes to Medicine School” Project” at the Lerner College of Medicine and is active in various social media platforms and has presented at national and international meetings on the use of Web 2.0 and social media in education and lifelong learning.
Paulette Mehta, USA
Professor of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR. Is on the Editorial Board of several hematology journals, has published over 500 papers, abs tracts and book chapters, and specializes in coagulation and thrombosis.
Pranav Modi, MCh (CVTS), India
Chief consultant, Department of Advanced Thoracic Surgery, CIMS. He Has done his basic medical education from NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad. and MCh from Maulana Azad medical College, Delhi. Has developed special interest in the field of advanced thoracic surgery and he has published many articles on his name in reputed journals along with case presentation at various conferences.
Ajay Naik, MD, DM, DNB, FACC, FHRS, India
Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiologist and Interventional Cardiologist, Director, CIMS Hospital. Born and educated in Mumbai. DM and DNB in Cardiology at KEM Hospital, Parel, Mumbai. Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA. Fellow of American College of Cardiology (USA), Fellow of Heart Rhythm Society(USA). Several publications in reputed international journals. International & National Faculty for Cardiac Electrophysiology conferences.
Dhaval Naik, MS (Gold Medalist) DNB (CTS), India
Cardiothoracic Surgeon, CIMS Hospital. Cardio-thoracic surgery training (DNB) in Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, under Dr. M.R. Girinath. Fellowship in Cardiac Surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia under Dr. Mathew Bayfield and Dr. Paul Bannon. Affiliated with Sydney Cardiothoracic Surgeon Group, Sydney, Australia. Fellow, Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery at Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany under Dr. Mohr. Pioneer in Minimal Invasive Cardiac Surgery program in Gujarat.
Navin C. Nanda, MD, FACC, FAHA, FISCU(D), FICA, FACA, FICP (Hon), FIAE, FICMU (Hon), FACIP, FCSC (S), FIACS, FICC (Hon), USA
Professor of Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama. Is a nationally and internationally renowned cardiologist and echo cardiographer. Has been the first to discover the pulmonary valve by echocardiography, diagnose a bicuspid aortic valve by echo, invent treadmill exercise echocardiography, introduce color Doppler in the USA, invent the techniques of transpharyngeal and transgastric ultrasound, develop the technique of three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography as well as pioneer the use of echocardiography in cardiac pacing and electrophysiology.
Keyur Parikh, MD (USA), FCSI, FACC, FESC, FSCAI, India
Chairman, CIMS Hospital. One of the senior most Interventional Cardiologists of India associated with pioneering invasive and interventional cardiology work in India, triple diplomats of Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiology & Interventional Cardiology (having lived in USA from 1982-1995). Awarded the Order of William Harvey by American College of Cardiology in 1991 and Prestigious Distinguished International Service Award by the American College of Cardiology in 2004. Faculty of International Conferences – ACC, Euro-PCR, ESC, TCT, CSI, ICI, C3, etc. Awarded by the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences, Winnipeg, Canada – “Lifetime Achievement Award In Cardiovascular Science, Medicine And Surgery” and ‘IMA (Indian Medical Association) Dr. K. Sharan Cardiology Excellence Award’ by IMA.
Sanjay Parikh, MD, USA
An experienced practitioner in the field of interventional cardiology and congenital heart disease at St. Vincent Hospitals in Indianapolis, IN. Has served as the Medical Director for St. Vincent Children’s Hospital, Indianapolis for 5 years. Has authored several articles and has participated as a co-investigator in clinical studies related to closure devices and drug therapy for childhood hypertension.
Sanjiv Parikh, USA
Triple boarded in diagnostic radiology, nuclear medicine and interventional radiology and is practicing in Seattle, USA, for the past 21 years, currently in the capacity as director of interventional radiology, previously as endovascular director for the Swedish system. Also on clinical faculty at University of Washington. Has done pioneering work in superior mesenteric artery stenting, ultrasound accelerated thrombolysis for deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and peripheral arterial occlusions.
Amit Patel, MBBS, DTDC, MD, FICA, MNCCP, India
Consultant pulmonologist and Intensivist. Did his Fellowship and pulmonary and Critical Care medicine from Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai. ICU incharge in Rajasthan Hospitals for 3 years and started private practice since last 8 years. Consultant pulmonologist & in-charge of pulmonary department at CIMS along with Dr. Nitesh shah since last 1 year. Areas of special interest are obstructive airway diseases and sleep disorders.
Chirag Patel, MS, Fellowship at Belgium & Australia [India]
He specializes and has keen interest in all types of knee surgeries. He had completed Joint Replacement Fellowship at Sancheti, Pune, Australia and Belgium. Dr Chirag is very dedicated to his work and takes personal care and interest while operating patients. He has successfully operated almost 1600 Hip and Knee Surgeries. He has a special interest for Revision Hip Surgery.
Purav Patel, DNB (Neurosurgery), India
Senior Consultant Neuro Surgeon, CIMS. Expertise in Microsurgery and special interest in Spinal Surgery. MBBS from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and D.N.B. Neuro Surgery, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. Focusses on Microsurgical techniques in Spine and Brain surgery. Has participated in workshops, conferences and live demonstrations on spine surgery. Has vast exposure in the field of Brain and Spine diseases with the latest operative techniques and has experience in operating Brain & Spine Tumor, Trauma Surgery, Multilevel Spinal Stablization, Minimally invasive Disc. Surgery, Artificial Disc Replacement, Stereotactic Surgery and many more.
Rita Raman, MD,MS, JD, MACN, FACLM, USA
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Has a Board Certification in Pediatrics, in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Master’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and is a licensed attorney. Past-President of the American College of Nutrition and of the International Colleges of Nutrition. Was recognized as a Top Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Specialist in Oklahoma and as a Leading Physician of the World in 2012.
Martin Rothman, USA/UK
Prof. Martin Rothman, Vice president ,Medical affairs for Medical Affairs for Coronary and Peripheral Business,Metronic Inc. With 37 years of clinical practice in the U.K. and as an interventional cardiologist, including 27 years at the London Chest Hospital (Barts and the London NHS Trust), he has served for more than a decade as director of cardiac research and development. He is world renowned for his contributions to clinical research, training and education, and medical technology innovation in cardiovascular medicine. A regular presenter at medical meetings and author of peer-reviewed journal articles, he also established the largest heart attack center in Europe.
Amir Sanghavi, MS, Fellowship at Australia, UK, USA & Italy, India
He specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. He has done extensive fellowship in hip and knee replacement Surgery & Revision replacement surgery in Australia, USA, UK & Italy. He has taken special training for VISIONAIRE (Patient Specific Jig system) from Dr. Alfred Tria, Joint Replacement Surgeon, USA. Dr. Sanghavi has performed over 1400 hip and knee replacements and has travelled extensively for national as well as International conferences.
Vineet Sankhla, MD, DM – Cardiology (CMC Vellore) Fellow – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA, India
DM Cardiology from CMC Vellore, MD from Government Medical College, Surat. Visiting Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology in Mayo Clinic, Rochester USA in 2012. Fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology Mumbai in 2009. Received the GEORGE CHERIAN MEDAL and certificate for the best outgoing student in DM cardiology exams held in Feb 2006 by MGR University Chennai. Experienced in Coronary angiograms and Angioplasties, Cardiac catheterization for congenital heart disease. Special interest in heart rhythm disorders like ECG, arrhythmias and its management – radiofrequency catheter ablation and device therapy (Biventricular pacemaker/ICD).
M. Chandra Sekar, MS, PhD USA
Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Findlay. Received his B.Pharm and M.Pharm from BITS, Pilani, India, and his Ph.D, from the University of British Columbia in Vancourver, Canada. He is a licensed pharmacist and was elected as fellow of American Pharmacist Association in 2013.
Ajay Shah, MD, MS, FACC, FASE, FRCS, USA
Director of Cardiac MRI, Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune . Director on Cardiovascular Imaging, Barnabas Health Medical Group, Middletown NJ.Director of Echocardiogram, Riverview Medical Center, Redbank NJ. Cardiologist: Barnabas Health Medical Group, NJ. Did his Fellowship of Cardiovascular Disease from St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Centre, Columbia University, NY. Did Internal Medicine Residency from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Awarded the Joan Barber Memorial award for best research abstract at New York Echocardiography Society. Member of American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Society of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance, American Society of Echocardiography, and others
Bhagyesh Shah, MBBS, DA, IDCCM, CERTI. IN ID and HIV, AHA certified BLS,ACLS Instructor, India
Critical Care physician, CIMS Hospital. Exclusive Critical Care Fellowship training from Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. International working exposure with French and English doctors at Mauritius where he established country’s First State-of-the-art ICU and Emergency Department. Got International training certi.in ID & HIV Medicine from Canada & USA. Special interest in ICU interventions, ID, Pulmonary & Travel Medicine. He is American Heart Association certified BLS and ACLS instructor. Has active academic interest as a speaker in teaching medicos, para medics and public about health care, infectious diseases and control in many conferences and CMEs in India and around the world. Has started public seminar on CPR training at CIMS which has covered more than 10000 people so far. A pioneer in Adult Immunization practices at CIMS hospital.
Dhiren Shah, MB, MS, MCh (CVTS), India
Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeon. Director, CIMS Hospital. Has passed MCh (C.V.T.S.) from Delhi University (One of the oldest Cardiothoracic Institute of India) in 2002 with Gold Medal. Specialization in Adult Cardiac Surgery(Total arterial CABG also), Heart Failure Surgery, Valve Repairs, Paediatric Cardiac Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery. Experience of over 6000 open heart surgeries. Has been trained in Mitral Valve Repair under Dr. Alain Carpentieur & Dr.Phan at Alain Carpentieur Foundation Hospital, Vietnam. Fellowship Course in Minimally Invasive at Leipzig Heart Institute, Germany under Dr. Friedrich Mohr. Pioneer in Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery (MICS) in Western India. A part of the Pioneering team in India in developing Surgical Ventricular Restoration and Heart Failure Surgery. Member of Heart Failure society of India. Specialization in Heart Failure Surgery and Stem cell therapy.
Jayesh Shah, MD, CWS, FAPWCA, FCCWS, USA
Medical Director, Northeast Baptist Hospital Wound Care Center, San Antonio, Texas. President, South Texas Wound Associates, PA, San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Jayesh Shah is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Wound Management, and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. Pioneered the formation of Hyperbaric Medical Society in India. President of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI). Immediate past chair of American College of Certified Wound Specialists. Received the Jefferson C Davis Memorial Award for excellence in clinical hyperbaric medicine by UHMS in 2011 and 2007.
Manoj Shah, MD, FAAP, USA
Chief, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition and Director, GI Endoscopy. Loma Linda University School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital, Loma Linda, California, USA. Director, Pacific Region, AAPI. President, Inland Southern California Organization of Physicians of Indian origin (ISCOPI)
Maully Shah, MD, FACC, USA
Associate Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, USA. Obtained her medical degree from NHL Municipal Medical College, Ahmedabad and completed her Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Electrophysiology fellowship program at the Children’s hospital of Philadelphia, USA. Has won numerous awards and honors and has memberships in many professional and scientific societies. An editor / reviewer in numerous electrophysiology journals.
Nitesh Shah, MBBS, MD (Chest), India
Senior Consultant Pulmonologist. Pioneer in Ahmedabad in the field of fiberoptic bronchoscopy. Has vast experience in obstructive airway disease & interstitial lung disease and sleep medicine. Honorary secretary of Association of Chest physicians of Gujarat.
P. K. Shah MD, USA
Director, Division of Cardiology Director, Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center Shapell and Webb Family Chair in Clinical Cardiology. Professor, Cedars-Sinai Professorial Series and Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) since 1992. . Leads several studies that focus on heart disease prevention and treatment. His work with the Apo A-I Milano protein was the subject of CBS’ 60 Minutes in1994 and 1995. Has edited three books on heart disease and published more than 630 scientific papers, reviews, book chapters and abstracts. Has been invited to lecture in many areas of the world and has been a Fulbright Visiting Professor to Japan, Taiwan, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American College of Physicians, and the American College of Chest Physicians.
Sanjay Shah, MS, DNB(Gen Surgery), DNB (Trauma Care) DSTC, ATLS India
Director and Head, CIMS Trauma Center, Ahmedabad. First qualified trauma surgeon in India. Has done DSTC (Definitive Surgery for Trauma Care) from Johannesburg Trauma Center, South Africa. Given many presentations in national conferences and many publications in national and international index journals also. Course Director and faculty of ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support by American college of Surgeon) programs in India. Special areas of interest in trauma care are : Comprehensive management of polytrauma patients, Management of head injury patients, Blunt and penetrating abdominal and chest injuries, Vascular injury. He is a Secretary of Indian Association of Traumatology and Critical Care (IATCC) – a section of Association of Surgeons of India.
Shaunak Shah, MS, MCh, DNB, India
MBBS & MS from Medical College, Baroda. Obtained MCh and DNB in Cardiac Surgery at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Science, Lucknow. Trained in Congenital Heart Surgery at Chennai under Dr. K. M. Cherian. In addition to Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, his other area of interest is GUCH (Grown up Congenital Heart Disease), Aortic Root problems (Bentall’s and Ross procedure) and Post-MI VSDs.
Shruti Shah, MD, USA
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management at RWJMS- UMDNJ, New Brunswick , NJ Assistant Program Director of Pain Fellowship. American Board Anesthesiologist Certified Pain Medicine. American Board Anesthesiologist Certified Anesthesiologist. Best Scientific Exhibit award New York State Society of Anesthesiologists (NYSSA) New York, NY. Best of the meeting award- Oral presentation Finalist. International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS), San Francisco, CA. Oral presentation Finalist Zuspan Research Competition SOAP 40th Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Srujal Shah, MS, MCh [India]
Consultant, Vascular surgeon & Endovascular interventionist, CIMS. Did his – MS (Gen. Surg.) from NHL Medical Collage, MCh (Vasc. Surg.) from Sree Chitra Institute, Trivandram (SCTIMST). Fellow in Endovascular Surgery from Ireland. Won first Rolling Trophy of VSI. First MCh Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon of Gujarat State. Areas of Interest are Carotid artery diseases CEA & CAS, Aortic Aneurysms & Endovascular Repair, Renal & Peripheral Arterial Stenting, Revascularisation for occlusive diseases, Varicose Veins, Ulcers (DVT) & its latest treatments, Diabetic foot & its management, AV access surgery – Fistulas & AV grafting, Vascular Trauma & emergencies, DVT, Thrombolysis, and IVC Filter placement, National & 3 International Publications.
Urmil Shah, MD, DM India
Interventional Cardiologist, Director, CIMS Hospital. Over 15 years experience in intensive care in Clinical Cardiology, non-invasive cardiac investigations, all Cath Lab procedures. Special interest in Primary Angioplasty. More than 200 national & international publications to his credit; faculty at many cardiac conferences. Awarded fellowship by Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio, USA as International Scholar in Interventional Cardiology Department in year 2003-2004.
Ateet Sharma, MS, Fellowship at Belgium, Singapore, France, Germany & USA, India
He specializes in Knee & Shoulder Surgery. He has done extensive fellowship in Primary and Revision Knee replacement surgery in Singapore, Bangkok, USA, Germany & France. He has a special interest for Shoulder Replacement Surgery. Dr. Sharma has performed over 1400 Knee Replacement and Arthroscopic Surgeries. He has travelled extensively for national as well as International conferences.
Samin K. Sharma, MD, FACC, FSCAI, USA
Director of Clinical Cardiology and Intervention President of the Mount Sinai Heart Network, Zena & Michael A. Wiener Professor Medicine, Cardiology. Performs over 1500 complex coronary interventions annually (the highest in the country) while achieving an extremely low complication rate. According to New York State Department of Health reports (1994-2002, 2006-2008), he has the highest angioplasty success rate and lowest mortality <0.2% for an interventional cardiologist in NY state since 1994. Under Dr. Sharma's leadership, Mount Sinai Hospital Cardiac Cath Lab has become one of the best and busiest centers in New York, providing state-of-the-art cardiac and interventional care for all types of simple and complex heart patients. In addition to coronary interventions, specializes in the non-surgical treatment of mitral and aortic stenosis and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
Chintan Sheth, DA, DNB, FICA, India
Cardiac Anaesthesiologist & Intensivist, CIMS Hospital. Done his D.A. from Stanley Medical College, Chennai and DNB Anaesthesiology from Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore and his Fellowship in Cardiac Anaesthesia from Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore. Specializes in Adult & Pediatric Cardiac Anaesthesia & Critical care.
Kashyap Sheth, D Ped., MD, DNB (Ped), FNB (Ped), India
Consultant, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, CIMS. Has done his basic medical education from NHL Medical College and F.N.B from Escorts Heart Institute & Research Center. First fellow in Gujarat State working exclusively in speciality of pediatric cardiology. Has ample experience in Pediatric Cardiac Interventions, Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care and Post Operative Management. Ex-Assistant Professor in Pediatric Cardiology at U.N Mehta Institute of Cardiology and Research Center, Ahmedabad. Has published articles and abstracts in reputed journals along with case presentation at conferences.
Dhanashri Atre Singh, MD(Medicine), India
Critical Care and Infectious Disease Specialist. Did her MD from Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai and Fellowship in Cardiac Critical Care from Westmead Hospital, Australia. Presented dissertation at the HIV world congress at Toronto (2007) and a project done on STI physicians and general practitioners with Sydney University. Specializes in post – cardiac surgical and medical cases along with in infectious disease and tropical medicine.
Meong Gun Song, MD, PhD, Korea
Professor, Dr. Song’s Cardiothoracic Surgery Clinic, Konkuk University Medical Center, Korea
Director of Cardiovascular Center, Konkuk University Medical Center, Korea.Performed the Korean first successful surgery for heart transplantation (1992), the first artificial heart transplantation surgery in Korea (1997), the frist successful heart-kidney double tranplantatation (2005) Perfromed over 12000 surgeries including Coronary Bypass Surgery, Aortic Surgery, Heart Transplantation, Aortic and Pulmonary Homograft Surgery., Aortic Valve Repair, Left Ventricular Aneurysmorrhaphy and others. Has been a part of innumerable publications and a leading respected figure in his field.
James Stoller, MD, MS (ODA), USA
Pulmonary/critical care physician at the Cleveland Clinic. Holds the Jean Wall Bennett Professorship and the Samson Global Leadership Academy Endowed Chair at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and serves as the Chair of the Cleveland Clinic Education Institute. His main pulmonary interests regard COPD and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and the delivery of respiratory care services. Also has a Masters degree in organizational development and serves as adjunct faculty in the Department of Organizational Behavior at the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University.
Harshal Thaker, MD (Medicine), DCC, FCC (Critical Care), India
Critical Care Specialist, CIMS Hospital. Has done his fellowship in Critical Care from Apollo Hospital, Delhi and served as a consultant at Escorts Heart Institute at Delhi and Apollo Hospital at Ahmedabad. Post graduate in Internal Medicine from Medical College of Surat, he has been Incharge of ICU and medical services at Nirmal Hospital, Actively involved in the development of Neuro-Critical Care at CIMS hospital. Awarded Fellowship (IFCCM) and Diploma (IDCCM) by ISCCM. A research paper was also presented in international conference. Interested in high end critical care interventions in the patients of severe sepsis with multi organ failure, difficult to ventilate and difficult to wean group of patients, neuro critical care and complicated surgical patients. Involved in dissemination of knowledge at CIMS hospital and in various regions of our country. An American Heart Association certified BLS and ACLS instructor; he has trained more than 200 doctors and paramedics. Delivered many speeches on health related issues for general population.
Vipul Thakkar, MD, IDCCM, Fellowship- Critical Care Medicine, India
Critical Care Physician, CIMS Hospital, Ahmedabad. Graduation from B.J. Medical College, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. Pursued Diploma in Critical Care by IDCCM from Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai (2007) and additional qualification in Intensive Care Medicine-NBE fellowship from Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai (2009). Keenly interested in development and establishment of good quality of Critical Care practices. Teaching and training in Critical Care. Dedicated to deliver cost-optimized patient-centric care.
Alan C. Yeung, MD USA
Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine, Director, Interventional Cardiology. Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine (Clinical). Clinical Director, Cardiovascular Institute. Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA. Earned medical doctorate from Harvard Medical School, Boston, and internship and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and cardiology fellowship with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular medicine, and internal medicine. Current research interests include methods of assessing vascular endothelial function to better stratify high-risk coronary artery disease patients; structural and functional studies of atherosclerosis in transplant coronary artery disease patients; and development of novel techniques to deliver drug-imbedded particles into the atherosclerotic wall. On Editorial Board of several major cardiovascular journals and Chairman of the Interventional Cardiology Board of the American Board of Internal Medicine.