GAPIO Members Honours list – May 2023

Dr Achuthan Sajayan, consultant anaesthetist at University Hospitals, Birmingham, has been invited as a speaker at International Airway Conference, King Faisal Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 2023.

Prof Arun Jamkar, Distinguished Professor, SIU Pune and Consultant, Health care, Persistent Systems Ltd., has been honoured by (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) by giving him Senior Membership of IEEE.

Dr Arun Prasad, Surgical Gastroenterology, Bariatric and Robotic Surgery, New Delhi, has successfully done the 2 robotic surgeries of hiatus hernia in SMS hospital, Jaipur. This was the first robotic hiatus hernia surgery done in SMS hospital, Jaipur.

Dr Bellamkonda Kishore, Academician, Innovator & Entrepreneur has been invited as a Judge for the Black Ambition Prize Competition 2023 organized by the Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures. This competition seeks to strengthen pathways to entrepreneurship, increase access to capital and expand pathways to growth, and highlight the talents of Black and Hispanic founders.

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

Krishnamurthy K, Kumar A. Blood counts in the children hospitalised with febrile illness in the settings of dengue endemicity – Its utility in the early recognition of the disease, Barbados. Karnataka Paediatr J 2023;38:8-13.

Dr Keerti Singh, lecturer in the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Cave Hill campus, Barbados, University of the West Indies, has been awarded the citation for Honor Club President for having served as President of the Optimist Club of Barbados North during the Optimist year 2021- 2022 by the Board of Directors of the Optimist International at the Optimist International Caribbean District 2021-2022 awards ceremony held during the second Quarter Hybrid conference 2023 , relayed from Kingston, Jamaica.

Dr N Ramakrishnan, Senior Consultant, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Chennai has published a research article:

Dr Nagarajan Ramakrishnan and Dr Bharath Kumar With the ISARIC Clinical Characterisation Group, Characteristics and outcomes of an international cohort of 600 000 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 International Journal of Epidemiology, May 2023.

Dr Ramakrishnan has received Certificate of Appreciation from the International Severe Acute Respiratory and emerging Infections Consortium (ISARIC), for collaboration and contribution to the ISARIC COVID-19 Clinical Data Platform – May 2023.

Dr Premkumar Balachandran, Senior Consultant Minimal Access, Bariatric and Robotic Surgeon at Chennai has been appointed as:

  • Convenor for robotic surgery FALS robotic section, IAGES (Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endosurgeons).
  • Editorial board member, head of hernia and AWR section, Journal of ARIS (Association of Robotic and Innovative Surgeons).

Dr Rajani Chandra DMello, Chief Doctor at Indian Clinic, Azerbaijan has been awarded as the Best Gynecologist of the Year by the Azerbaijan Media Association Metbuat on 21st May 2023 in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Dr Raju Vaishya, Senior Consultant, Orthopedic Surgeon at New Delhi, has published the following article:


  1. Filardi V, Vaishya R. Comparative Finite Element (FE) analysis of the mechanical behavior in an innovative Nitinol staple for arthrodesis in distal interphalangeal joint. J Hand Micro Surg
  2. Migliorini F, Vaishya R, Pappalardo G, Schneider M, Bell A, Maffulli N. Between guidelines and clinical trials: evidence based advice on the pharmacological management of non-specific chronic low back pain. BMC musculoskeletal disorder 2023; 24:432. Doi: 10.1186/s12891-023-06537-0
  3. Vaishya R, Gupta BM, Kappi M, Vaish A. Fracture Research from India between 1989 to 2022: A Scientometric Study. Iberoamerican Journal of Science Measurement and Communication 2023; 3(1): 1-19. Doi: 10.47909/ijmsc.35
  4. Iyengar KP, Vaishya R.  Article-Level Metrics: A new approach to quantify reach and impact of published research. J Orthop 2023; 40: 83-86. doi: 10.1016/ j.jor.2023.05.001.
  5. Vaishya R, Gupta BM, Kappi M, Vaish A. International Orthopaedics journal: A bibliometric analysis during 1977-2022. Iberoamerican Journal of Science Measurement and Communication 2023; 3 (1): 1-19.DOI: 10.47909/ijsmc.465

Dr Raju has done the following presentations:

  1. Art of writing a review article. OREF India Web class for Orthopaedic Postgraduates. 30th May 2023.
  2. Orthopaedic Research and Publications from SAARC nations in last 25 years. North Zone IOA conference. New Delhi. 14th May 2023.

Dr Ramesh Venkataraman, Consultant, Critical Care Medicine at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, has delivered the following oration and lectures:

  1. “Teaching Attitude to Communication Skills” at Faculty Development Program, Indian College of Critical Care Medicine, Mumbai on 21 May 2023.
  2. “Stewart Approach to Acid-base disorders” at Advanced Physiology in Critical Care, SRMC and ISCCM, Chennai on 27 May 2023.

Dr Ravindra M Vora, Senior Paediatric Surgeon & PG Teacher at Paediatric Surgery Centre & PG Institute, Sangli, Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College & Hospital, Sangli, India received Spina Bifida Foundation’s annual award 2023 in recognition of Surgical treatment rendered to children with this major birth defect in rural Maharashtra since 1972 and awareness campaigns for their Prevention since 2002.

Dr Remesh Kumar, DMS, Apollo Hospitals, Kochi and Past President, IAP has been Invited as Guest Speaker for a session on “Rapid Diagnostic Tests in Pediatric Infectious Diseases “at the 25th Annual Conference of Sri Lankan College of Pediatrics at Colombo from 14th to 17th May 2023.

Dr Shreerang Godbole, Consultant Endocrinologist, Jehangir Hospital, Pune contributed a chapter titled Reducing Heart Failure Risk in Diabetes Mellitus: Review of Therapeutics in Current Overview on Pharmaceutical Science Vol. 8 BP International Print ISBN: 978-81-19102-18-1, eBook ISBN: 978-81-19102-17-4