RANG DE NEELA PATRONS
DR. AMBRISH MITHAL
Endocrinologist, New Delhi
A renowned name in the field of medicine, Dr. Ambrish Mithal is an Endocrinologist and the Chairman and Head of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Max Healthcare, New Delhi. He is also an advisory member on the Governing Council of the National Health Authority and the honorary President of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Gorakhpur. Dr. Mithal is a recipient of Padma Bhushan (2015) and Dr. B. C. Roy Award (2015) by the President of India for his contribution to the development of endocrinology.
DR. KAMLESH KHUNTI
Dr. Kamlesh Khunti is Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester, UK. Professor Khunti is also Director of the UK National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in Applied Research Collaborations (ARC) East Midlands, Director of Centre for Ethnic Health Research and Director of The Real World Evidence Unit. He has published over 1100 peer-reviewed articles. He is also Honorary Visiting Professorial Fellow with Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne.
DR. V. Mohan
Dr. V. Mohan is the Chairman and Chief of Diabetology at Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre at Chennai in South India. Dr. Mohan has published over 1500 papers in peer reviewed journals. This includes 966 original articles, 356 review articles and invited editorial and 184 chapters to text books on Diabetes. His research has attracted 157,000 citations a ‘h-index’ of 139. Dr. Mohan is a recipient of Padma Sri (2012) and Dr. B. C. Roy Award (2005).
DR. VIJAY PANIKAR
Dr. Vijay Panikar is the founder and director of Dr. Panikar's Speciality Care Centre. He brings with him years of clinical expertise and training in this field. He has successfully managed a comprehensive spectrum of endocrine and diabetic cases over the past three decades. Dr. Panikar is an active Professor of medicine at K.J. Somaiya Medical College, Sion, Mumbai. He is also an Hon. consultant with the Dept. of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism at Lilavati Hospital, and Gurunanak Hospital, Bandra, Mumbai.
RANG DE NEELA ADVISORS
DR. RAJEEV CHAWLA
Diabetologist, New Delhi
Dr. Rajeev Chawla is trained in Diabetology at Diabetes and Endocrinology Centre of Western New York. Presently working as Sr. Consultant in the Department of Medicine & Diabetology in Maharaja Agrasen Hospital, Delhi, he is also visiting Sr. Consultant Physician & Diabetologist at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute. He is Director ‘North Delhi Diabetes Centre’ for over two decades and approved DNB Teacher & Guide for DNB (Medicine).
DR. Mangesh Tiwaskar
Dr. Mangesh Tiwaskar specialize in Diabetology and Cardiology, and is currently based in Mumbai. Dr. Tiwaskar is a Gold Medalist in Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology & Medicine. He passed the MD Postgraduate Examination with a Gold Medal as well. He is serving the Association of Physicians of India (API) as Honoray General Secretary.
DR. Tejas Shah
Dr. Tejas Shah is a Diabetologist in Malad, Mumbai and has an experience of over two decades in this field. Dr. Shah is also associated with Sanjeevani Hospital in Andheri East. He is a founder member and President of United Diabetes Forum, a non-profit association of Diabetologists in India. Dr. Shah completed MBBS from University of Mumbai, Mumbai in 1995 and is a member of Medical Council of India (MCI). He holds deep interest in Diabetic Foot infection.
DR. R. M. ANJANA
Dr. R. M. Anjana, is the Managing Director of Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centre, which is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Non Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control and IDF Centre of Education. Her main research areas are prevention of diabetes, epidemiology, physical activity and translational research and metagenomics. She has published over 250 papers in prestigious national and international peer reviewed journals.
RANG DE NEELA THOUGHT LEADERS
Dr. Rajiv Kovil
Metabolic Health Digest
Dr. Rajiv Kovil is the Editor-in-Chief of Metabolic Health Digest. Dr. Kovil believes that art, music and storytelling can be used as vehicles to create health awareness, drive behavioural changes in the society, and improve health outcomes of patients and population-at-large.
Ajit Pal Singh
Mr. Ajit Pal Singh is the Country Head of Biocon Biologics India Ltd. He strongly believes that insulin can make a difference in patient lives and he is strongly advocating the use of insulin in diabetes care to build a metabolically healthy India.
Dr. Maluk Mohamed
Dr. Maluk Mohamed is the co-founder and Global Vice President of Twin Health Inc. He suggests that management of chronic conditions can be optimal if one makes use of cutting-edge technology and compassionate care in addition to advanced medical science.
Roche Diabetes Care
Mr. Omar Sherief Mohammad is the Head of India, Middle East & Africa (IMEA) of Roche Diabetes Care. He feels there is a need for improving access to care across all segments of the society. He is advocating the need for screening and use of technology to build a metabolically healthy India.
Mr. Vikrant Shrotriya is the Managing Director of Novo Nordisk India. He believes that diabetes and obesity are complex chronic health challenges faced by our society today. He is working relentlessly to make people realize that obesity is a serious chronic disease.
RANG DE NEELA FOOT SOLDIERS
Dr. Ami Shah
Dr. Ami Shah celebrates innovation. She believes in creating masterpieces that spread awareness, evoke emotions, and initiate change.
Ms. Afshin Sayyed is a creative storyteller. Her ability to narrate tales enable her to deliver key messages and drive behavioural change.
Ms. Bushra Khan champions the art of time and resource management. Her ability to meticulously plan, organise, and manage projects helps her put up spectacular shows.
Ms. Megha Desai is a well-rounded person with an ability to execute diverse projects. Her passion for improving patient outcomes reflect in her execution and campaigns.
Ms. Naisha Desai is the youngest team member, yet her maturity reflects in her her writing. An articulate writer, she has contributed to the website content and in other creative endeavors.