Organising Committee - 2022

The Drafting Committee is headed by Convenors who act as the ‘friend, philosopher and guide’ of this exercise and help in evolving consensus on the final draft SOP.

  1. Dr. Namrata Sharma:
    Official Nominee: All India Ophthalmological society (AIOS); General Secretary: All India Ophthalmological society (AIOS)

Lawyers, law professionals, and other prominent persons associated with the healthcare sector or having the requisite expertise in medical negligence form this committee. The Advisory Committee aids and advices the Organising Committee on the legal aspects of the SOP.

  1. Adv. Arunava Mukherjee:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  2. Adv. Balaji Srinivasan:
    Advocate-on-record: Supreme Court of India; Managing Partner: The Medlegal Attorneys
  3. Adv. Mahendrakumar Bajpai:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Editor: Medical Law Cases For Doctors
  4. Adv. Mayank Kshirsagar:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  5. Adv. Pratiksha Mishra:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  6. Adv. Srishti Govil:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  7. Adv. Vaishnavi Subrahmanyam:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  8. Adv. Yogendra Singh:
    Advocate: High Court, Mumbai

The Drafting Committee comprise of doctors only, especially those who are well versed in the Medico-legal space. The Drafting Committee is responsible for making the necessary changes in the draft SOP after considering the comments of all the participants and for preparing the final draft SOP after due deliberations.

  1. Dr. Harish Pathak:
    Hospital Professor & Head: Department of Forensic Medicine - G S Medical College
  2. Dr. Neeraj Nagpal:
    Convenor: Medico Legal Action Group; Managing Director: MLAG Indemnity; Past President: IMA Chandigarh; Director: Hope Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Clinic
  3. Dr. Rajesh Mishra:
    President : Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  4. Dr. Shreekant Shetty:
    Editor: Medical Law Cases – For Doctors; Member: Board of Collaborative Reviewers - MedLegal Year Book
  5. Dr. T N Ravisankar:
    Founder-Member: ‘Professional Protection Scheme’ of the IMA (TN); Visiting Faculty in Medical Laws: Anna Institute of Management, Chennai

Participants comprise of nominees from medical societies, editors of medical journals, medico-legal experts, prominent doctors, and hospitals. They suggest changes in the draft SOP and any new clauses that needed to be added in the SOP.

  1. Dr. (Capt) M. Gopichand:
    Consulting Physician
  2. Dr. A K Ravikumar:
    Vice Chairman : Indian Medical Association Hospital Board of India ; Past State Secretary : Indian Medical Association , Tamil Nadu State Branch ( IMA TNSB)
  3. Dr. A N Venkatesh:
    Sr. Consultant & Head: Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Karnataka Region; Regional Director: MRCEM (UK), FEM (RLA-UK); Immediate Past President: SEMI; Vice Chair: Quality & Patient Safety SIG - IFEM
  4. Dr. Achint Narang:
    Head: Critical Care - Alchemist Hospital
  5. Dr. Adhish Basu:
    Deputy Editor: Journal of Plastic Surgery
  6. Dr. Amit Agrawal:
    Dept. of Neurosurgery : All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  7. Dr. Amit Nabar:
    ER Head: Raheja Hospital
  8. Dr. Amit Saraf:
    Official Nominee : Association of Physicians of India
  9. Dr. Amol Aiwale:
    Consultant; MD Pharmacology
  10. Dr. Anand Mugadlimath:
    Professor: Dept of Forensic Medicine - S N Medical College, Karnataka
  11. Dr. Anjan Bhattacharya:
    Consultant Developmental Paediatrician: Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata; National Vice-President: Medico-Legal Group of Indian Academy of Paediatrics
  12. Dr. Anju Grewal:
  13. Dr. Anubha Agarwal:
    Paediatrician: SPS Government Hospital, Rishikesh; NABH Assessor; Technical Consultant: NHM, Uttarakhand Health & Family Welfare Society
  14. Dr. Anurag Verma:
  15. Dr. Arun Bal:
    President: Diabetic Foot Society of India; Visiting Professor - Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
  16. Dr. Ashish Davalbhakta:
    President: Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ; Professor: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences
  17. Dr. Ashok Shukla:
    Chairman: Indian Medical Association - Medicolegal Cell; Vice-President: Association of Medical Consultants
  18. Dr. Ashutosh Jape:
    Member : Society of Anesthesiologist (Pune)
  19. Dr. Ashwini Kumar Setya:
    Sr. Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist; Programme Director (GE Fellowships): Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi
  20. Dr. Barun Nayak:
    President (2021-2022): All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS); Consultant and Head: Ophthalmology Department - P D Hinduja Hospital & MRC; Vice-President: GSI
  21. Dr. C S Manjunath:
    Official Nominee : KISAR ; Chairperson : KISAR
  22. Dr. Chatwal Singh:
    CEO - NKS Hospital
  23. Dr. D. Walke:
    Past Chairperson: Medicolegal Committee - Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Society of India (FOGSI); Past-President: Pune Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Society (POGS)
  24. Dr. Debraj Chanda:
    Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata : Accident and Emergency Medicine Specialist and in Charge, Emergency Department
  25. Dr. Deepak Govil:
    Immediate Past President: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine; Director: Critical Care - Medanta - The Medicity
  26. Dr. Dhenesh R:
    Anesthetist : Dr Mehtas hospital , Chennai
  27. Dr. Dhruva Chaudhry:
    Past President: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  28. Dr. Dinesh Thakare:
    Co-Chairman: Indian Medical Association Standing Committee For Medicolegal Services
  29. Dr. Dinkar Desai:
    Past President: Indian Medical Association (IMA), Thane
  30. Dr. E Shanthi:
    S J Speciality Clinic (Fertility), Pammal, Tamil Nadu
  31. Dr. Ganshyam Jagathkar:
    Director : Medicover Hospital , Critical Care, Hyderabad
  32. Dr. Gitanjali Gupta:
    Zydus Hospital Vadodara, Gujarat : Consultant and Incharge - Emergency Medicine department
  33. Dr. Gunjan Chanchalani:
    Associate Editor: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
  34. Dr. Gurvinder Kaur:
    Qualified Auditor for NABH; Env. Management systems, Occupational Health systems & ISO systems; Trained in various Quality Improvement methodologies; teaching faculty for DNB Hospital Administration
  35. Dr. H C Raju:
    Medico Legal Consultant Services
  36. Dr. Haleema Yezdani:
    Ambassador: Telemedicine Today , Karnataka India Chapter; Global Telehealth Exchange Ambassador; Member of HIMSS Women in Health IT Committee
  37. Dr. Hariharan V S:
    Consultant: Internal Medicine - Glenangle Global Hospital, Chennai
  38. Dr. Harshad Malve:
    Medical Affairs & Clinical Research Consultant; Head Medical Affairs: Johnson & Johnson
  39. Dr. Harshitha Sridhar:
    Manipal hospital Miller's road Bangalore : Consultant and head of emergency department
  40. Dr. Hemant Gangolia:
    Past President: Indian Associations of Paediatrician, Raigad
  41. Dr. Imron Subhan:
    Official Nominee: Society for Emergency Medicine; Consultant & Head: Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad; General Secretary & National Board Member: Society for Emergency Medicine
  42. Dr. Jeyanthan Soundarapandian:
    Consultant: Refractive Surgery - K S Eye Hospital, Erode, Tamil Nadu
  43. Dr. K Govind Babu:
    President-Elect: Indian Society of Medical and Paediatric Oncology; Prof.of Medical Oncology, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology
  44. Dr. K Lakshman:
    Associate Editor: Indian Journal of Surgery; Consultant Surgeon
  45. Dr. Kamlesh Tewary:
    Immediate Past President : Association of Physicians of India (API)
  46. Dr. Kanwal Sodhi:
    Director & Head : Critical Care Department, Deep Hospital, Ludhiana
  47. Dr. Kesava Krishna Brundavanam:
    Official Nominee : IMA Machilipatnam ; Vice-President: IMA Machilipatnam - Andhra Pradesh
  48. Dr. Lalit Shah:
    Medico-Legal Cell: Urological Society of India
  49. Dr. Lavanya Kiran:
    Visiting Surgeon : Narayan health Hospital
  50. Dr. Leena Bagadia:
  51. Dr. Lt Col Shashikant Sharma:
    Director : Operations : National Health Authority of India ; Faculty of Management Sciences : Department of Hospital Administration, Armed Forces Medical College & Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.
  52. Dr. Madhurjya Gogoi:
    Hon. Member Secretary : Institutional Ethics Committee ;Consultant Opthalmologist : Apollo excelcare hospital
  53. Dr. Manash Baruah:
    Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Medical Nutrients and Nutraceuticals
  54. Dr. Mandar Sane:
    Assistant Professor: Dept of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology - AIIMS, Nagpur
  55. Dr. Mangesh Tiwaskar:
    Immediate Past Hon. General Secretary: Association of Physicians of India; Consultant Physician & Diabetologist
  56. Dr. Manish Nigam:
    Prof & Head : Dept of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology , ABV Govt Medical College , Vidisha (MP)
  57. Dr. Minal Jariwala:
    Chief Intensivist : Nanavati Max Superspeciality Hospital
  58. Dr. Mrinal Kanti Das:
    Immediate Past President: Cardiological Society of India
  59. Dr. Murli Janardan:
    Indian Medical Association ; Lifemember of QCI (Quality Council of India)
  60. Dr. Nadaf:
    Professor and I/C Head: Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, KIMS Hubballi, Karnataka
  61. Dr. Navin Goyal:
    Laparoscopic Surgeon : GBH American Hospital, Udaipur
  62. Dr. Nini R Shah:
    Kiran multisuperspeciality Hospital, Surat : Consultant & Head of Emergency Department
  63. Dr. Nirmal Fredrick:
    Immediate Past President: Indian Medical Association, Tambaram, Tamil Nadu
  64. Dr. Nirmala Barse:
    Ex-Deputy Dean : KEM Hospital (Retired)
  65. Dr. Nozer Sheriar:
    Secretary General: Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecological Societies of India
  66. Dr. Parmod Goyal:
    Professor & Head: Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology - Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Bathinda
  67. Dr. Pavankumar Patil:
    Convenor: National IMA Standing Committee for Medicolegal Servives
  68. Dr. Prachi Sathe:
    Member : Society of Anesthesiologist (Pune)
  69. Dr. Pradeep Rangappa:
    Member: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)
  70. Dr. Pradnya Bhalerao:
    President : Society of Anesthisiologist (Pune)
  71. Dr. Pragnesh Parmar:
    Professor & HOD: Forensic Medicine Department - Gujarat Medical Education & Research Society (GMERS) Medical College
  72. Dr. Praneeth Reddy:
    Consultant Orthopedic surgeon : Apollo Healthcity, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
  73. Dr. Prashant Bhartiya:
    Eye Surgeon & Corneal Transplant Surgeon; Director: Suprabhat Healthcare
  74. Dr. Prateek Rastogi:
    Professor & Head: Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim
  75. Dr. Pratibha Kane:
    HOD: Dept. of Anaesthesiology - Jehangir Hospital, Pune
  76. Dr. Raghu Thota:
    Conference Organising Secretary: Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain - Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
  77. Dr. Rahul Pandit:
    Treasurer: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM); Fortis Hospital
  78. Dr. Rahul Wani:
    President : Navi Mumbai Obstetric and Gynaecological Society (NMOGS); Medicolegal Consultant & Lead Assessor: Lakshya Manyata Program, FOGSI
  79. Dr. Raivat Bagadia:
    Deputy Dean : KEM Hospital
  80. Dr. Rajesh Babu Velmurugan:
    Official Nominee : IMA Coimbatore; Immediate Past President: IMA Coimbatore; Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon : Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore
  81. Dr. Rajiv Joshi:
    Member : Society of Anesthesiologist (Pune)
  82. Dr. Ramalingam S:
    Senior Assistant Professor: Institute of Forensic Medicine, Madras Medical College, Chennai
  83. Dr. Ramesh Bilimagga:
    Secretary General: ICC 2017; Past President & Chair: International Collaboration Committee - AROI; Medical Director: Health Care Global Enterprises Ltd., Bangalore
  84. Dr. Ranjana Khetarpal:
    Professor: Dept of Anesthesia, Govt Medical College, Amritsar
  85. Dr. Revati Deshmukh:
    Professor & Head : Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology & Oral Microbiology , Bharati Vidyapeeth , Dental College & Hospital Pune - India
  86. Dr. Ruckmani Nirmal:
    Professor & Head: Department of Pharmacology; Former Member Secretary: Institutional Ethics Committee, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Tamil Nadu
  87. Dr. S S Sugumar:
    Past President - Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association
  88. Dr. S Yadukul:
    Associate Professor: Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
  89. Dr. S.Ranjith Pratap:
    Senior Assistant Professor: Institute of Diabetology, Stanley Medical College
  90. Dr. Sanjay Jain:
    Immediate past Hon Secretary: Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  91. Dr. Santosh Jaybhaye:
    Consulting Gynecologist
  92. Dr. Saravana Kumar:
    Official Nominee : Society for Emergency Medicine India ; General Secretary : Society for Emergency Medicine India ;Unit head : Dr Mehta's Hospitals- Chennai; MBA in hospital administration :Bits Pilani; Alumni of National Law school India University
  93. Dr. Sathian Nagamalai:
    Medical Director, Eye Trust Hospital
  94. Dr. Selva SeethaRaman Sakthipalan:
    Official Nominee: Association of Plastic Surgeons of India ; Executive Committee Member: Association of Plastic Surgeons of India; Senior Consultant Plastic Surgeon - Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai
  95. Dr. Senthilkumaran Subramanian:
    Official Nominee : The Indian college of emergency medicine Official Nominee : Asia oceanic association of medical toxicology
  96. Dr. Shivakumar Kumbar:
    Anesthiologist & Medicolegal Consultant
  97. Dr. Shobana Srinivas:
    Administrator Darshan eye care and Darshan Surgical centre
  98. Dr. Shweta Prabhakar:
    Head Quality & Patient Safety: Fortis Hospital , Mohali, Punjab
  99. Dr. Sonali Patil:
    Consulting Gynecologist
  100. Dr. Sowmya Hosa Agrara Rajashekar:
    Ex-Executive Committee Member: Karnataka State Obstetrics and Gynaecology Association; Medical Director: Santasa IVF and Endosurgery Institutes, Mysore
  101. Dr. Srinivas Samavedam:
    Past General secretary - ISCCM
  102. Dr. Suba Thirupathy:
    Sr. Consultant Neuro Surgeon
  103. Dr. Suhas Pawar:
    Associate Director: PWC India
  104. Dr. Sunil Katkade:
    Official Nominee : Thane Anesthesia Society; Patron & Founder President : Thane Anesthesia Society
  105. Dr. Swathi Reddy:
    Hospitals , Punjagutta, Hyderabad : Managing Director
  106. Dr. Tushar Roy:
    Sr. Consultant Cardiologist: National Heart Institute, Delhi
  107. Dr. V C Shanmugananthan:
  108. Dr. Veena Chatrath:
    HOD for Critical Care & Anaesthesia: Government Medical College, Punjab
  109. Dr. Vijay Tyagi:
    Consultant Anesthesiologist
  110. Dr. Vishal Koulapur:
    Associate Professor: Dept of Forensic Medicine - Kahers J N Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka
  111. Dr. Yash Javeri:
    Head: Critical Care Medicine, Anaesthesia, & Emergency - Regency Super Speciality Hospital, Lucknow; CII Covid Medical Task Force Member

  1. Dr. Atul Kumar Shah:
    Past President: Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
  2. Dr. B Shivashankar:
    Immediate Past President : Indian Orthopedic Association
  3. Dr. J A Jayalal:
    Immediate Past President : Indian Medical Association
  4. Dr. Narendra Rungta:
    Past President: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  5. Dr. S. Arulrhaj:
    Past President: Association of Physicians of India
  6. Dr. Subhal Dixit:
    Past President: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  7. Dr. Sunil Khetarpal:
    COO: Delhi Heart and Lung Institute; Member (Technical): Association of HealthCare Providers (India)
  8. Dr. V P Singh:
    Editor: Legal Issues in Medical Practice; Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Indian Medicolegal & Ethics Association