Guest Speakers and Invited Contributors


Dr. A. R. Aroor

Professor & Head

Dept. of Biochemistry

Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences

Hospital and Research Centre

K.R. Road, V.V. Puram

Bangalore - 560 070, Karnataka

Email :


Dr. A. K. Attri

Prof & Head

Department of Surgery

Govt. Medical College & Hospital

Chandigarh - 160 012

Email :

Phone : 0172-2665253-59, (Ext. 2513), 2603233


Dr. Dileep Bhale

Consultant Sonologist

Dr. Bhale's Clinic, Hingoli, Maharashtra


Phone: 02456-224394 / 222478

Mobile: 9822495926



Anil Bhaskar


Sales & Operations

Panhealth Inc.

36 Route 10 West

East Hanover NJ 07936, USA

Email :

Phone: (973) 581 1700

Fax : (973) 240 0010



S. K. D. Biswas

Dy. Director - General (SG)

Bioinformatics Division

Indian Council of Medical Research

Ansari Nagar, Post Box - 4911

New Delhi - 110 029

E-mail :,

Phone : (O) 6861256 ® 6250171

Fax : 011 - 26868662 / 26510896



Dr. Hem Chandra

Medical Superintendent,

Sanjay Gandhi PGIMS, Lucknow.


Phone: 0522-2668674, 2668700

Fax: 0522-668017



Rajneesh Chowdhury

University of Hull & National Health Service

Comparative & Applied Social Sciences

University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX,

United Kingdom


Phone: 044 1482 466 798

Fax: 044 1482 466 088


Dr. Shripad B. Deshpande

Professor, Department of Physiology

Institute of Medical Sciences

Banaras Hindu University

Varanasi - 221 005


Phone: ® 91-542-2369069

(o) 2307527

Fax : 91-542-2367568



Dr. Surender Gaddam

Director of Content Management

and Indexing

Clinical Focus Inc.

8813 Latrec Avenue, #308

Orlando, Florida-32819-7359

United States of America


Phone : 347- 879-1373



Dr. P. Gautam

Coordinator, Bioinformatics centre

Anna University,

Sardar Patel Road, Guindy

Chennai- 600 025


Phone: 044-22350772

Fax : 044-22350299



Dr. Monica Gupta

Associate Professor

Department of Pathology

Pramukhswami Medical College

Karamsad- 388 325, Gujarat

Email :


Dr. B. C. Harinath


JB Tropical Disease Research Centre


Bioinformatics Centre & Arogyadham

MGIMS, Sevagram- 442 102


Phone: 07152 284341 Ext- 262, 303

Fax: 07152 284038



Dr. N. C. Jain

Deputy Director-General

Indian Council of Medical Research

Ansari Nagar, New Delhi - 110 029


Phone: (O) 26588980 Ext. 282,

26567136 / 26963980

® : 22164154

Fax: 011 - 26868662

Mob: 9810704158



Dr. P.S. Khandekar

Director, Bioinformatics Centre

University of Pune, Pune- 411 007


Phone : 020-25690195, 25692039

Fax : 020 - 2569 0087


Dr. Satish Kumar

Professor, Biochemistry &

Officer-in-Charge, Bioinformatics Centre

JB Tropical Disease Research Centre

MGIMS, Sevagram- 442 102


Phone: 07152 284341 Ext- 262, 303

Fax: 07152 284038


K. Kumaran

Bioinformatics Centre

Pondicherry University

Pondicherry - 605 014

E-mail: ,

Phone: 91-413-2655212 (o)

Fax: 91-413-2655211/2655265/2655255



Dr. G. D. Mogli

Medical Record Consultant

General Authority for Health Services For

Emirates of Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi



Prof. Abhijit Mukherji

Principal & Professor

Dept. of Electronics,

Communication and Instrumentation

B.C. Roy College of Engg.

Durgapur 713 206

E-mail: ,

Phone: 0343-2502449

Mob. : 09434021812



Vinay Pande

Sr. Programmer

R. No. 9, Dept. of Computer Facility


Ansari Nagar, New Delhi


Phone: 2654674,Ext 3570, 3580


B. Prasad

Computer Centre

S. V. Institute of Medical Sciences

Tirupati - 517 507


Phone: 0877- 2287777, 2288117



Prof. (Dr.) Nanduri Gajanana Rao

International Advisor, Biomedical

Informatics, Telemedicine (MMIS)

(UK & India) &

Founder President IAMI

76, AWHO Colony (A)


Secunderabad-500 009


Phone: (91) 40-789-3629, 781-4455

Mob: 98491-03439



Dr. M. V. R. Reddy

Professor & Head

Department of Biochemistry

JB Tropical Disease Research Centre

MGIMS, Sevagram- 442 102


Phone: (91) 07152 284341

Ext. 262, 303

Fax: (91) 07152 284038



Dr. S. N. Sarbadhikari

Associate Professor,

Biomedical Engineering

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Ettimadai, Coimbatore - 641 105


Phone: 0422 2656422

Ext. 528 (O), 611 (R)



Dr. K. Satyanarayana

Deputy Director-General (SG)

Indian Council of Medical Research

Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110 029


Fax: 011 - 26589897, 26589497

Phone : ® 011- 24642168



Dr. O. P. Sharma


Indian Association for Medical Informatics

SCO-827. Sector-22-A,

Chandigarh-160 222 (India)


Phone: 91-172-702045, 387358, 612882

FAX: 91-172-706202

Mob. : 98140-51444


Dr. N. Subbarao

Information Scientist-I

Centre for Biotechnology

Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Delhi- 110 067


Phone: 011 26704082

Fax: 011 6165886


Professor & Head, Dept. of Biochemistry, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore. Formerly he was also visiting fellow for nine years in USA at Department of Biochemistry, University of Mississippi Medical Centre, Sacktow; University of Florida, School of Medicine; University of Missouri, School of Medicine. He has more than 60 National & International publications to his credit and has guided 8 Ph.D. students. He is member of National Academy of Medical Sciences and Fellow of Association of Clinical Biochemistry of India. He is author of book on Medical Laboratory Technology published by NCERT.

Dr. A. R. Aroor

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Professor & Head, Dept. of Surgery, GMCH, Chandigarh and Secretary IAMI. After doing MBBS at IGMC, Shimla, he did MS (Surgery) from PGIMER, Chandigarh. He has been associated with number of National & International Scientific & Academic Bodies and awarded National appreciation award 4 times by IMA (HQ) New Delhi. He has 40 Publications in National & International Journals. He is developing Speciality of Vascular Surgery and Medical Information Technology at GMCH, Chandigarh. He is a member of National Academy of Medical Sciences, Fellow-Medical Specialities of IMA, Fellow-International Medical Sciences Academy, Fellow-Association of Surgeons of India, Fellow-Endovascular Intervention Society of India.

Prof. A. K. Attri

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Consultant Sonologist, Dr. Bhale's Clinic, Hingoli, Maharashtra. After doing MBBS (1980) he did DMRD (1983) from GMC, Aurangabad, DMI (Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Informatics) from The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (2003), UK and also working there as DMI Tutor from 2003, he has also worked as Radiologist and RMO (1987 - 88) in MGM Hospital, Navi Mumbai; Lecturer in Radiology (1986 - 87) GMC, Aurangabad; Consulting Radiologist (1984 - 86) in MGM Hospital, Nanded; Resident Radiologist (1981 - 83) GMC, Aurangabad. He has National & International publications to his credit.

Dr. Dileep Bhale

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Medical Superintendent, SGPGIMS, Lucknow. After doing MBBS from King George's Medical college, Lucknow, he did MHA from AIIMS and Ph. D. Public Administration from university of Lucknow. He has also done M.Phil, Diploma in Hospital Administration & Management Technology, PG Diploma in Health, Family Welfare & Population Education. He is Member of National Board of Examination (NBE) (Ministry of Health & F W, Govt. of India) New Delhi; Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), New Delhi (Hospital and Health Matters.); Technical Advisory Committee, State AIDS Control Organization (SACO) Lucknow; WHO Expert Committee for formulation of National Guidelines for biomedical waste management in the hospital.

Dr. Hem Chandra

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Associate-Knowledge Transfer Partnership, UK. After doing BA, MA in Sociology he did M.Sc. (Management Systems, 2003). He is member of UK Systems Society and also associated with Institute of Health Care Management, UK. His interest is around Knowledge Management and Critical Systems Thinking. He is also working on Information Management of Coronary Heart Disease in the UK.

Rajneesh Choudhary

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Professor of Physiology, IMS, BHU, Varanasi and Incharge for computer facility in IMS. After doing M.B.B.S. (1975) from Karnatak Medical College, Hubli, he did M.D. (1980) and Ph.D. (1993) in Physiology from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has received Asian Fellowship from the Japan Neuroscience Society, in 1995. He was recipient of Fellowship from Nagoya City University, Nagoya in the year 1998. Received Vice-Chancellor's Medical Research Award Banaras Hindu University, 2004. He has been a Post Doctoral Fellow/Visiting Scientist to the University of Maryland at Baltimore, U.S.A. (1986 to 1990). He has also been a Guest Faculty IBRO-UNESCO-Workshop at Neurobehavioral Biology Centre, Mahidol University, Salaya, Nakorn Pathom, Thailand.

Dr. S. B. Deshpande

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Professor of Biotechnology & Coordinator, Bioinformatics Centre, Anna University Chennai. After doing B.Sc, M.Sc from University of Madras did his Ph.D. at IIS, Bangalore in 1989. He has worked as Research Associate, University of Chicago (1989-92) and University of Texas at Austin (1992-93). He was a Visiting faculty to Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University (1993-96) and Assistant Professor 1996-2004. His research interests are in Pro organic chemistry, Computational Biology and Bioremediation.

Dr. P. Gautam

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Associate Professor in Pathology, Pramukhswami Medical College, HM Patel Centre for Medical Care and Education, Karamsad, Gujarat. After doing MBBS (1994) she did MD (1997) & DNB (1998) in Pathology. She has been trained in Onco-pathology and Haemato-oncology at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Her areas of Interests are Surgical Pathology & Telepathology.

Dr. Monica Gupta

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Deputy Director General in the Division of Publication & Information, ICMR and Assistant Editor of the Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR). He did Ph.D. in Life Sciences, Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New Delhi and a General Course on Intellectual Property from World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva. He is associated with the IJMR, S&T Evaluation, Library modernization of the ICMR, IPR issues and HRD programmes among others. He is recipient of the B.C. Deb Memorial Award for Popularisation of Science for 1997 - 98 of the Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata and Raizada Memorial Award 1992 for Young Information Scientist of the Society for Information Science, New Delhi. He is member of World Association of Medical Editors, European Association of Science Editors, Indian Science Writers Association, Society for Information Science, Indian Science Congress Association etc.

Dr. N.C. Jain

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Director, BIC & Professor of Biotechnology at University of Pune. He attained Ph. D. in Biotechnology from BHU in 1974, he did Post Doctorate in Genetic Engineering from USA in 1983. Thereafter worked at NII, Delhi mainly in TB/HBV/Leprosy, molecular Biology, DNA Probes/PCR till 1996. Further he worked in Product Development & Commercialising in Cadila Pharma Ahmedabad till 2001 and presently working as Director, BIC at University of Pune.

Dr. P.S. Khandekar

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Lecturer, BIC, University of Pondicherry. He attained advanced PG Diploma in Bioinformatics, M.Sc (Life Sciences) from Pondicherry University. He is technical skilled person & has done Projects on "Experiments on Survival Bacteria active against Mosquitoes" at VCRC, (ICMR), "Identification of all possible Epitopes in Sars wronavirus BJOL that can act as potential vaccine candidates".

K. Kumaran

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Principal, Dr. B.C. Roy Engineering College, Durgapur. After doing graduation in Electrical Engineering (1968) from I.I.T. Kharagpur, he did post-graduation from I.I.T. Bombay (1971). He was awarded a Commonwealth scholarship in 1975 & Ph. D. in Medical Electronics (1979). He has worked as Industrial Manager with prominent electronics industries in India & Abroad. His special interests include signal-analysis in speech-based areas, medical diagnosis, applications for the handicapped, and speech-to-text conversions; modern hospital projects. He is a recipient of the Rashtriya Nirman Award from I.I.C.I.T., and has been cited in Reference Asia Who's Who of Men & Women of Achievement (1998), the Penguin International Directory of Rising Personalities of India (1999) etc. He has served extensively in Govt. committees and agencies such as DST, DoE, and also with CII and IEEMA, as well as World Bank affiliates.

Prof. A. Mukherji

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Senior Programmer and Computer faculty at AIIMS, New Delhi. He has wide experience in Computers in Health Care, Hospital Information System, Patient Care System and Library Information System. Areas of interest are Medical Informatics and Telemedicine. He has done M.Sc. in Physics, Associateship in Information Science (CSIR) & M.B.A. He has presented 12 Papers in various National and International Conferences.

Vinay Pande

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Managing the Hospital Management Information System at SVIMS, Tirupati. He has done B.Sc Computers and P. G. Diploma in Computer Science. He is a technically skilled person and has one publication and presented three papers in conferences.

B. Prasad

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International Advisor, Bio-Medical Informatics, Telemedicine & Quality Healthcare and Founder president of IAMI. Graduated in Medicine and Surgery from Andhra Medical college, Vishakhapatnam, India, in 1964, obtained Doctorate in Computer Aided Medicine from IIT & AIIMS, New Delhi in 1985. He has worked in Indian Army for 27 years in various positions in India and abroad and was a pioneer in propagating use of computers in clinical medicine in India. He invented a few of the world's first medical software products which include the universally usable Portable Health Record, Kidney Transplant Information System, Comprehensive Hospital Information System, Interactive Patient Information System etc. He designed a total Global Health Care System on Internet and a suitable Comprehensive Global Health Record for it.

Prof N. G. Rao

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Associate Professor & Founder Head of Biomedical Engineering at AIT, Coimbatore and AIMS, Kochi. He is also an Associate Editor of Indian Journal of Medical Informatics. After doing MBBS (1989) from Kolkotta University he did Ph.D. (1995) in Biomedical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. His research interests include electrophysiological investigations in different states of health and disease, application of e-Health, and also automated diagnostic decision support systems for various medical conditions. He has been awarded the prestigious "Shri Shyam Lal Saksena Memorial Award 2000-2001" from the National Academy of Medical Sciences for research in Biomedical Engineering.

Dr. S. N. Sarbadhikari

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President, IAMI and a practising consultant ophthalmologist at Chandigarh. After doing MBBS from Medical college, Amritsar, he did MS (Ophthalmology) from Dr. R.P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi in 1966. He was awarded the Founder Fellowship of IMA Academy of Medical Specialties & became the National Professor IMACGP and President for Ophthalmological Society, North Zone Ophthalmological Society & National Vice President of Indian Medical Association. His main field of interest has been Contact Lenses. He has been successfully running indmedica ( He has also helped in development of medical softwares including "Eyesoft" - a software for Ophthalmologists and "HMS - Hospital Management System" which helps in proper upkeep of medical records, including maintaining inventory & accounts of the practising doctor/hospital.

Dr. O. P. Sharma

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