GAPIO Members Honours list – April 2024

Dr Ashish Gandhi, Consultant, Department of Gastroenterology, Gandhi Hospital, Aurangabad, Maharashtra has presented on topic “Successful endoscopic management of a juxta-pyloric lumen obstructing lipoma using endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) at conference of European society of Gastroenterology held on 25-27 April 2024 at Berlin Germany.

Dr. Kandamaran Krishnamurthy, Consultant Pediatric- Intensive Care Unit from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados has published the following paper:

Ambadasu Bharatha, Nkemcho Ojeh, Ahbab Mohammad Fazle Rabbi, Michael H Campbell, Kandamaran Krishnamurthy, Rhaheem NA Layne-Yarde, Alok Kumar, Dale CR Springer, Kenneth L Connell, Md Anwarul Azim Majumder; “Comparing the Performance of ChatGPT-4 and Medical Students on MCQs at Varied Levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy”

Dr. Keerti Singh, Lecturer, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Cave Hill campus, Barbados, University of the West Indies, has published the following paper:

  1. Shah R, Rambhatla A, Atmoko W, Martinez M, Ziouziou I, Kothari P, Tadros N, Phuoc NH, Kavoussi P, Harraz A, Salvio G, Singh K et al. Global Practice Patterns in the Evaluation of Non-Obstructive Azoospermia: Results of a World-Wide Survey and Expert Recommendations. The World Journal of Men’s Health. 2024 Apr;42:e40.
  2. March 11th 2024: Invited by chair of Entrepreneurship Committee, Faculty of Medical Sciences as a presenter at the The Office of Research, Innovation and Community atCave Hill (RICCH) pitch meeting Session. Presented a business proposal on the topic “AI screen for Prostate Cancer, organized by the Deputy Principal UWI Cave Hill, 2-5 pm AST.

Dr. Keerti Singh has done the following public service:

  1. April 2nd 2024: Invited as special guest of evening for the meet & Greet ceremony by the Chair of the Caribbean Optimists Golf Tournaments, met the participants of the Caribbean District Junior Golf Tournament, Barbados hosted April 3-5, 2024. Participants included from Barbados, St Lucia and Trinidad & Tobago, between 6:00 -7:30 pm AST, at Barbados Golf Club, Durants.

Dr Milind Chitnis, Associate Professor & Head- Department of Paediatric Surgery, Frere Hospital, Department of Health, Eastern Cape Government, East London, South Africa, has been appointed as the Moderator for the Fellowship in Paediatric Surgery (FPS), the EXIT examination conducted by the College of Paediatric Surgeons of South Africa.

Dr Milind has also been appointed in the “The health policy committee” and “Entrustable professional achievements (EPA) for the workplace-based assessment (WBA)” committees at the Colleges of Medicine of South Africa.

Dr Milind co-authored the chapter “Walter Sisulu University: Department of Paediatric Surgery in the book titled “OUR SURGICAL HERITAGE’: The History of Paediatric Surgery in South Africa (1923-2023) ISBN: 978-0-6397-8340-6

Dr. Premkumar Balachandran, Senior consultant and clinical lead at Chennai has participated as faculty at AWRSC YT summit in goa in April 26 2024 and chaired a scientific session.

Dr. Premkumar performed a Live demonstration od E tep RS ventral hernia repair, gave lecture son meshes and laparoscopic eric pauli parastomal hernia at Road to surge conference.

Dr. Premkumar was the part of a national hernia consensus group. The groups paper titled P. Chowbey, R. Wadhawan, D. Subramanian, D. Bhandarkar, J. Gandhi, K. L. Kumari, M. Baijal, M. Khetan, M. S. Kathalagiri, P. Khandelwal, P. Lal, P. Dasgupta, P. Balachandran, S. Dave, S. J. Baig, V. Soni “Ventral hernia repair in India: a Delphi consensus” published in the most prestigious hernia journal – Hernia. The 5-year impact factor of the paper is 2.9.

Dr. Raju Vaishya, Senior Consultant, Orthopedic Surgeon at New Delhi has been appointed as Editor in Chief, Journal of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine for five years (2024-2029).

Dr Raju has given a keynote lecture, “Four decades of my Research journey: Challenges and Triumphs” at the 10th National summit of health and population scientists. Kathmandu, Nepal 10th April 2024

Dr Raju has published the following papers:

  1. Masilamani ABS, Mulpur P, Jayakumar T, Kikkuri RR, Masilamani ABS, Ratnakar V, Vaishya R, Reddy AVG. Operating Room Efficiency for a high-volume Surgeon in Simultaneous Bilateral Robotic-Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty – A Prospective Cohort Study. J Robotic Surg 2024; 18: 188.
  2. Vaishya R, Gupta BM, Mamdapur GSN, Vaish A. Multiligamentous Knee Injury: A Scientometric Assessment of Global Publications during 2008-2023. Indian J Orthop 2024; doi: 10.1007/s43465-024-01149-9
  3. Dhall S, Vaish A, Vaishya R. Machine Learning and Deep Learning for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis- A Scoping Review. J Clin Orthop Trauma 2024: 102421; doi: 10.1016/j.jcot.2024.102421
  4. Migliorini F, Baroncini A, Miam M, Vaishya R, Simeone F, Maffulli N. Predictors of success of pharmacological management in patients with chronic lower back pain: systematic review. J Orthop Surg Res 2024; 19, 248. Doi: 1186/s13018-024-04741-9
  5. Vaish A, Vaishya R. Stem Cells in Orthopaedics and Sports Injuries: A Comprehensive Review and Future Research Directions. J Orthop Reports 2024; doi: 10.1016/j.jorep.2024.100344
  6. Vaishya R, Iyengar KP, Patralekh Mk et al. Effectiveness of AI-powered Chatbots in Responding to Orthopaedic Postgraduate Exam Questions – An Observational Study. International Orthopaedics 2024; doi:10.1007/s00264-024-06182-9
  7. Iyengar KP, Vaishya R, Botchu R. Can We Apply Pomodoro Technique in Academic Publishing? Apollo Medicine. 2024;21(2):176-177. doi:10.4103/am.am_193_23
  8. Gupta BM, Mamdapur GM, Vaish A, Vaishya R. COVID-19 Research Output from South Asia: A Scientometric Analysis of Highly-Cited Papers. Apollo Medicine 2024; DOI: 10.1177/09760016241245854
  9. Vaishya R, Vaish A. Surgical Research Output from Iraq from 1996-2022: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities. Basrah Journal of Surgery, 2024; doi: 10.33762/bsurg.2024.146905.1069

Dr Suneel Kumar Parvathareddy, Medical Director of Hospital Medicine – Wilkes Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine/Section on Hospital Medicine,

has received “Physician Leadership Certification” from Wake Forest University on 24th April 2024.

Dr Suneel was accepted to be a Peer Merit grant application reviewer for Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), a premier research institute in US providing grants to researches (so far has supports $4.5 billion in grants since its authorization by US Congress in 2010.)

Dr V K Raju, Ophthalmologist and President and Founder, Eye Foundation of America, USA, has been presented with a certificate of “Outstanding Achievement and Community Service” by Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) during International Convention of GOPIO held on 27th April 2024 at New Jersey.