GAPIO Members Honours list June 2022

Dr. Avula Laxmaiah, National Secretary, NSI Scientist and Head of Division of Public Health Nutrition at ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition has been conferred with “Dr S G Srikantia Memorial Oration Award 2021” from Nutrition Society of India (NSI) on 10th June 2022 at Hyderabad.

Dr. Ashish Aneja, from Kurukshetra, India has organized Free Cardio- Diabetic Medical Health check-up and Awareness camp on World Hypertension Day on 17th May 2022 in association with GAPIO.

Dr Arun Prasad has been invited by the Royal College of Surgeons of UK as Chairman and Speaker for the Robotic Surgery Webinar Series of Abdominal Wall and Hernia Repairs.

Dr Prasad has also published paper on “Patient Selection in One Anastomosis/Mini Gastric Bypass-an Expert – Modified Delphi Consensus”.

Dr. Arun Prasad has been chosen as Outstanding Editorial Board member to be featured on the cover page of the latest issue of World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery (WJGS) based on his important academic contributions to the field of gastrointestinal surgery as well as his high-quality record of peer-reviewed manuscripts.

Dr. Ashish Malik, Liver Transplant Anaesthesiologist at New Delhi, has been selected as “Vice Chair of Anesthesia and Critical Care Committee” of International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS – World body for Liver Transplant Specialists) for year 2022 – 2023. Dr. Ashish is the First Indian Transplant Anaesthesiologist (practicing in India) in the history of ILTS), would be the chair for year 2023 – 2024.

Dr. Ashish has delivered a talk on “Analgesia for Donor Hepatectomy: The Way forward” during Annual Conference of ILTS in Istanbul on 5th May 2022.

Dr. Ashish has also been selected in the Executive Committee on Education and Scholarship ILTS for next three years.

Dr. Bellamkonda Kishore, Nephrologist, University Professor and VA Investigator – University of Utah and VA Medical Center, has been appointed as a Member to serve on the Physiologists in Industry Committee of the American Physiological Society (APS) for a three-year term. APS is a premier and powerful scientific body that shaped biological and medical education in the United States and established high standards in training MDs and PhDs.

Dr Gyanshankar Mishra, Associate Professor, Respiratory Medicine at Indira Gandhi
Government Medical College, Nagpur has published following publications in
international journals viz. The New England Journal of Medicine and
1. Mishra G, Mulani J. Shorter Treatment for Tuberculosis in Children. N Engl J Med. 2022 Jun22;386(25):2438–40.
2. Mishra G, Munje R, Mate K. Anti-TB Treatment-Induced Arthralgia: An Overlooked Agony of the Patient with TB. Chest, 2022 Jun 1;161(6):A398.

Dr Jasmin D Mulani, In charge Medical Officer, Malaria Filaria Department, Nagpur Municipal Corporation, has successfully implemented the mass drug administration program with triple-drug therapy: IDA 2022 (Ivermectin, Diethyl Carbamazine, and Albendazole mass consumption program) targeted at elimination of filariasis in Nagpur city under the National elimination of lymphatic filariasis (ELF) programme. Achieved a massive coverage of 90.06 % in the five Nagpur city zones of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC).

Dr. Jasmin has also published the following article in the reputed international journal, NEJM:

Mishra G, Mulani J. “Shorter Treatment for Tuberculosis in Children”. N Engl J Med, 2022 Jun 22;386(25):2438–40

Dr. Kandamaran Krishnamurthy, Consultant Pediatric- Intensive Care Unit from
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Barbados has published article on “Benefits of Gamification in Medical Education”.

Dr Koushik Lahiri, Professor and Distinguished Academician (AHERF), Senior Consultant Dermatologist at Apollo Multispecialty Hospitals Limited was nominated as one of the ‘INSPIRING DERMATOLOGISTS OF INDIA’ for 2022 and honoured on Doctor’s Day celebrations during 5th Edition of Economic Times Doctor’s Day Conclave 2022 at Hyatt Regency New Delhi.

Dr. Premkumar Balachandran has published article on Hands on – with a new robotic system” in Arcuate lines” the official magazine of the “Abdominal wall reconstruction surgeons community ” AWRSC.

Dr. Premkumar has also been conferred with award of Excellence in Hernia Surgery for the exceptional practice and selfless dedication in the Surgical Specialty on 18th June by “Venus International Foundation”.

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

  • Ramakrishnan Bharatkumar Tirupakuzhi Vijayaraghavan, Ebenezer Rabindrarajan with WHO Solidarity Trial Consortium May 2022, has published a research article on “Remdesivir and three other drugs for hospitalised patients with COVID-19: final results of the WHO Solidarity randomised trial and updated meta-analyses in Journal “The LANCET” May 2022
  • N. Ramakrishnan and Lakshmi Ranganathan has published a research article on “Psychological wellness of health-care professionals during the coronavirus disease-2019 pandemic” in Apollo Medicine, May 2022.

Dr. Raju Vaishya, Senior Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon has been appointed as an Editorial Board Member ofDiabetes Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews’ (The highest ranked medical journal from India), since June 2022.

Dr. Vaishya has published the following articles:

  1. Kaur P, Vaishya R, Sibal A, et al. Improving patient safety and quality in India’s largest hospital network through a dashboard driven approach – The Apollo Quality Program. Journal of Patient Safety and Risk Management. June 2022. doi:10.1177/25160435221105994
  2. Jain VK, Iyengar KP, Vaishya R. What do the Editors want from the authors? J Orthop 2022; 32: 146-150. doi: 10.1016/j.jor.2022.06.004
  3. D’Ambrosi R, Giorgino R, Corona K, Jaykumar T, Mariani I, Ursino N, Mangiavini L, Vaishya R. Hamstring tendon autografts and allografts show comparable clinical outcomes and knee stability after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in patients over fifty years old with no signs of osteoarthritis progression. Int Orthop 2022; doi: 1007/s00264-022-05465-3
  4. Iyengar KP, Pe EZ, Jalli J, Shashidhara MK, Jain VK, Vaish A, Vaishya R. Industry 5.0 technology capabilities in Trauma and Orthopaedics. J Orthop 2022; 32: 125-132. doi:10.1016/j.jor.2022.06.001
  5. Vaishya R, Vaish A, Hussain A, Suryant S. Bilateral genu varum deformity correction in an adult by medial opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy without internal fixation. BMJ Case Rep 2022;15:e250044. doi:10.1136/bcr-2022-250044

Dr. Sanjiv Jasuja Senior Consultant Nephrology from New Delhi has published research article on:

  • “Comprehensive comparison of Clinical presentation and outcomes of Kidney transplants recipients with COVID 19 during wave 1 vs wave 2 at a Tertiary care centre India”.
  • Paper published by  Sanjiv Jasuja,on “Impact of National Economy on End Stage Kidney Care in South Asia and Southeast Asia” has been selected as winner of the “Article of the Year 2021” for International Journal of Nephrology, Hindawi.

Dr. Sudhir Parikh, USA, Chairman-Parikh Worldwide Media, has been praised by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Shri Bhupendra Patel. Hon’ble Chief Minister congratulated Parikh World-wide Media for spreading awareness about ‘pro-people’ and governance related issues among people and continuously making efforts to make people aware about the current affairs happening across the world.

Dr. VK Raju, Ophthalmologist, Regional Eye Associates and President and Founder, Eye Foundation of America has conducted “School Screening program in Delhi” with Dr. Srinivas Reddy, 25 children were given glasses, children with pathology were referred to regional ophthalmologist for treatment and follow up is being done.