GAPIO Members Honours list – July 2023

Dr. Ashish Rajendra Gandhi, consultant Gastroenterologist at Gandhi Hospital and Care Ciigma Hospital is invited for presentation of his work “Successful Concomitant Esophageal PerOral Endoscopic Myotomy for Hyper-Contractile Esophagus and Gastric PerOral Endoscopic Myotomy for Refractory Gastroparesis with Significant Short-Term Efficacy” at ACG 2023 Conference at Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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

Rajendra Santosh A, Krishnamurthy K, Ashok N.

Proposal of survey instrument for child oral and dental health policy in India. Karnataka Paediatr J 2023;38:47-51.

Dr. Krishnan Ganapathy Hon GAPIO Emeritus Fellow, Distinguished Professor, The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University and Emeritus Professor National Academy of Medical Sciences has contributed the following between May – August 2023

Membership & Positions in National Societies

  • Elected as Life Member IIT Alumni Center Bengaluru Aug 2023 – only non-alumni to be elected based on contributions and being a Visiting Faculty to IIT Kanpur

National and International talks

  • Invited virtual lecture on “The Business of Remote Health Care- The Apollo Story” the International Master’s Degree Management Students at the Columbia University, New York on 5th July 2023
  • Invited virtual lecture on “Digital Health in 2030: A peep into the future” at the HIMSS@Hospitalar Forum 2023, São Paulo Expo – São Paulo/Brazi – May 23- 26, 2023
  • Invited lectures on “Digital Health, AI in Healthcare, Technology in Healthcare, Setting up Incubators” for B. Tech, MBA, MBBS students and Faculty at The Andhra University, Chittoor – Aug 7-10 2023


  • Designated as “Visiting Professor” at The Apollo University, Chittoor in August 2023
  • Designated as “Guest Adjunct Professor” Columbia University, New York in August 2023

Dr. N Ramakrishnan, Senior Consultant, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Chennai has published the following article:

Vinya Golagana, Ramesh Venkataraman, Ashwin K Mani, Rajan ER, Ramakrishnan Nagarajan, Dedeepiya Vidyasagar “Epidemiology and Outcomes of HIN1 Pneumonia in ICU” in Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, July 2023.

Dr Naveen Thacker, Director – Deep Children Hospital Research & Centre, President, International Pediatric Association has co-authored the following article:

Fighting the hidden pandemic of antimicrobial resistance in paediatrics: recommendations from the International Pediatric Association” which has been published in Volume 7, Issue 1 of BMJ Paediatrics Open.

Dr Padmadhar Deka, Consultant Pediatrics in Bongaigon, Assam has been elected as President of the organizing committee for the Assam State Pedicon to be held from 1517, December, 2023 in Bongaigaon, Assam.

Dr Raju Vaishya, Senior Consultant, Orthopedic Surgeon at New Delhi:


We have described a new clinical entity of Exercise-Induced Petechiae (EIC) of the forearm in the BMJ Case Reports.

Dr Raju has published the following article:


  1. Vaishya R, Misra A, Nassar M, Vaish A. Global trend of research and publications in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism: 1996–2021. Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries 2023;
  2. Vaishya R, Gopinathan P. Journal of Orthopaedic celebrates its first Journal Impact Factor. J Orthop 2023; 42; 45-46. Doi: 10.1016/j.jor.2023.07.001
  3. Vaishya R, Misra A. The journal ‘Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews’ achieves a double-digit impact factor, marking its ascent. Diabetes Met Synd: Clinical Res and Reviews 2023 17: 102830; doi: 10.1016/j.dsx.2023.102830

Dr Raju has done the following presentations:

  1. Sarcopenia and Bone health. 222nd Apollo Clinical Knowledge Network (ACKN). 3rd July 2023.
  2. Knee Arthritis. BHEL Bhopal, Public Lecture. 29th July 2023

Dr Raju has received 35 best paper publication awards of AHERF, July 2023.

Dr Saroj Kumar Pattnaik, Sr. Consultant, Critical Care Medicine at Bhubaneswar has completed a Fellowship in Pain Management (FIPM) from Aesculap Academy Daradia, Kolkata in July 2023.