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It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.” – Robert H. Goddard

Our Advisors

We have on our committee Neurologists, Molecular Diagnostics experts, Pathologists, and more, along with distinguished advisors and eminent international advisors. Together, we work to build India’s best MND support network.

Director General of Association of Healthcare Providers, he is widely recognised as the founder of healthcare quality in India.

Dr. Girdhar J Gyani

Director General of Association of Healthcare Providers, he is widely recognised as the founder of healthcare quality in India.
Emeritus Professor of Neurology at Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences and former Director/Vice Chancellor and Professor of Neurology at NIMHANS.

Dr. Prof Gourie Devi

Emeritus Professor of Neurology at Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences and former Director/Vice Chancellor and Professor of Neurology at NIMHANS.
With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector, he holds positions in several national associations that address issues within it and has effected far-reaching policy changes.

Dr. Alexander Thomas

With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare sector, he holds positions in several national associations that address issues within it and has effected far-reaching policy changes.
Professor and Head of Biochemistry at All India Institute of Medical Sciences- Jodhpur, he has 40 years’ experience of teaching and over 170 research publications in various prestigious journals.

Prof. Praveen Sharma

Professor and Head of Biochemistry at All India Institute of Medical Sciences- Jodhpur, he has 40 years’ experience of teaching and over 170 research publications in various prestigious journals.
Head of the Department of Biochemistry at King George’s Medical University, Lucknow , he has more than three decades of research and teaching experience with 350 research publications.

Prof. Abbas Ali Mahdi

Head of the Department of Biochemistry at King George’s Medical University, Lucknow , he has more than three decades of research and teaching experience with 350 research publications.
High Altitude Medicine expertise and Head of the High Altitude Pulmonary & Pathology Institute IPPA in La Paz, Bolivia.

Dr. Prof Gustavo Zubieta

High Altitude Medicine expertise and Head of the High Altitude Pulmonary & Pathology Institute IPPA in La Paz, Bolivia.
A full professor of neurology and the Director of the Neurology Residency Program at the University of Padova in Italy, he is an expert on metabolic myopathies.

Dr. Corrado Angelini

A full professor of neurology and the Director of the Neurology Residency Program at the University of Padova in Italy, he is an expert on metabolic myopathies.
Senior Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry at Cytecare Cancer Hospital, SSNMC Superspecialty Hospital and St. Martha’s hospital he is also the Academic Director for the Foundation for Quality, India.

Dr C V Anand

Senior Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry at Cytecare Cancer Hospital, SSNMC Superspecialty Hospital and St. Martha’s hospital he is also the Academic Director for the Foundation for Quality, India.
A biochemistry educator and researcher, she is a member of the Association of Clinical Biochemists of India and Society Free Radical Research.

Usha Anand

A biochemistry educator and researcher, she is a member of the Association of Clinical Biochemists of India and Society Free Radical Research.
Principal Scientist at CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology Delhi, he does research in molecular biology, genetics, and neuroscience and also extensively studies ataxia.

Dr. Mohammed Faruq

Principal Scientist at CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology Delhi, he does research in molecular biology, genetics, and neuroscience and also extensively studies ataxia.
Founder of Jyothirgamayee Foundation and Prabuddhaa Academy she is a social healthpreneur specialising in healthcare, nursing, adolescent well being and juvenile reformation.

Antonia Pushparaj

Founder of Jyothirgamayee Foundation and Prabuddhaa Academy she is a social healthpreneur specialising in healthcare, nursing, adolescent well being and juvenile reformation.
She is a medical professional with 30 years’ experience in healthcare and quality, with a focus on healthcare accreditation and process improvement.

Dr Annabel DSouza Sekar

She is a medical professional with 30 years’ experience in healthcare and quality, with a focus on healthcare accreditation and process improvement.
Prof. Utpal Tatu is a founding director of a Social Entrepreneurial initiative from Indian Institute of Science.

Prof. Utpal Tatu

Prof. Utpal Tatu is a founding director of a Social Entrepreneurial initiative from Indian Institute of Science.

Our other Esteemed Advisors (profile will be updated shortly)

Dr. Prof. RK Garg

Dr. R Srinivas

Dr. Sushma Patil

Ms. Satvinder Kaur

Dr. Vijayalakshmi Ravindranath

Dr. Malali Gowda

Dr. Antony Thomas

Dr. Sushma Patil

Dr. Shankar Sengupta

Dr. R. Srinivas

Dr. Sharan Srinivasan

Dr. Prathiba Sharan

Dr. Suresh Sankaran

Todd Pachauer

Dr. Alexander Thomas | President, AHPI

As President of AHPI and National Board Accredited Institutions (ANBAI), Founder-President (2012-2017) and Patron of the Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations (CAHO), Dr. Thomas has effected far-reaching policy changes within the healthcare landscape, including incorporating healthcare communication among the NABH accreditation standards and in the Indian medical curricula, leading the expert group on medical education for the National Education Policy 2019 headed by Dr. Kasturirangan, and creating a national network of healthcare associations with the IMA, CII, FICCI , NATHEALTH and ASSOCHAM, a think tank on health (with NLSUI), and liaising between government and health stakeholders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He has developed major initiatives at the State level, especially in Karnataka, and served on committees of the Union Health Ministry, NABH, HSSC, CII, FICCI, UNESCO, PHFI, and NBE.

He is a Visiting Faculty at IIM-B and NLSIU, pioneering several healthcare training initiatives.

His recent publications include books on healthcare communication and healthcare quality, and white papers submitted to the Government of India.

He was awarded the Emeritus Teacher Award by NBE (2014), the National Distinguished Services Award by the IMA (2016), and the Lifetime Achievement Award by CAHO (2018).

AHPI Founders page:

AHPI India

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Dr. Alexander Thomas President, AHPI

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Dr. Alexander Thomas – President – Association of Healthcare Providers – AHPI (India)