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Some specialties of WebHealthCentre.com's Online Consultation are being handled by independent consultants. Each one of them is eminent in the concerned field. You can read more about them on this page.

Our individual consultants are:

Dr. B Radhakrishna (Rheumatology)
Dr. Aniruddha Malpani (Infertility)
Dr. Bhupendra V. Gandhi (Nephrology)
Dr. Hrishikesh Pai (Infertility)
Dr. Jayakar Thomas (Dermatology)
Dr. K Ramesh (Psychiatry)
Dr. P.S Soni (Cardiology)
Dr. S Mohan Raj (Psychiatry)
Dr. S Ramakrishnan (Rheumatology)
Dr. Usha Sriram (Endocrinology)
Dr. Vikram Ananthakrishnan (General Surgery)
Dr. Vikram Lele (Radiology)
Dr. Chitra Kumar (Dentist)
Dr. Smita Desai, Ph D (Psychology)
Mr. Ravi Samuel (Psychotherapist)






Dr B Radhakrishna MD DM MRCP

Dr B Radhakrishna completed his DM in Rheumatology at Madras Medical College and went on to do his MRCP, UK. He has served as Senior House Officer (in departments of Rheumatology as well as Acute and General Medicine) in hospitals in the UK. On his return to India he has taught and worked as consultant in Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, Chennai. Currently he is a Consultant Rheumatologist and Master Health Check Up Consultant at the Vijaya Health Centre, Chennai.

Dr Radhakrishna has authored original study/review articles in various national and international journals in the field of Rheumatology. He has presented papers at many national and international conferences. An electronic hobbyist, Dr Radhakrishna takes a special interest in computers.

Dr. Aniruddha Malpani

Dr. Aniruddha Malpani is one of the best Infertility Specialists in India. He completed his MBBS from Seth GS Medical College, Bombay, in 1982. He took his DGO and MD degrees from Bombay University. He passed his D.N.B. appearing for the National Board of Examinations. Dr. Malpani has been the recipient of a glittering array of prizes, awards and scholarships through his academic years.

Currently, he and his wife Dr. Anjali Malpani, both infertility specialists, are in private practice.

Dr. Aniruddha and Dr. Anjali Malpani have started India's first Sperm Bank in Bombay, for therapeutic insemination by using donor cryopreserved sperm The Bank has a full-fledged infertility unit, which provides comprehensive services, including IVF, GIFT and micromanipulation. The doctors have achieved the first pregnancy in India using the sophisticated technique of PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis), which allows a screening of embryos for genetic abnormalities. They have also started India's first support group for infertile couples, a registered charitable trust, called Infertility Friends.

Dr. Malpani believes in empowering the public with health awareness, as a means of promoting its health, and helping itself prevent and treat ailments in partnership with doctors. He has founded the Health Education Library for People, India's first Consumer Health Education Resource Centre with reading, browsing and other library facilities. It has a collection of books, magazines, journals, CD ROMs, and videotapes covering all aspects of health explained in terms, which the lay person can understand. The Online Public Access Catalogue is now available on the Internet at www.healthlibrary.com. Dr. Malpani has pioneered online searching of the Medline database for the first time in India, in collaboration with PaperChase, a non-profit service of the Beth Israel Hospital of Harvard University, USA.

Dr. Aniruddha has, with Dr. Anjali Malpani, authored two books: Getting Pregnant - a Guide for the Infertile Couple, and Best Medical Care - A Guide for the Intelligent Patient. He has published articles in several national and international journals. Memberships: He is a member of the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, Brussels, Belgium.

Information is the Best Prescription, believes Dr. Malpani. If you would like to be better informed see the following websites:
www.healthlibrary.com for details on the World's Largest Consumer Health Library. www.thebestmedicalcare.com on How to Get the Best Medical Care. www.fertilethoughts.net/malpani has a full-text free online book, called on Getting Pregnant - A Guide for the Infertile Couple.



Dr. Bhupendra V. Gandhi

Dr. Bhupendra V. Gandhi, an eminent nephrologist of Mumbai is one of the leading nephrologists in India.

He passed his M.B.B.S from Grant Medical College, University of Bombay in 1965 and then went to USA in 1966.

He did his residency in Internal Medicine for three years including one year as a chief resident and two years fellowship in nephrology at Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. He practiced as a consultant nephrologist and worked as Assistant Director, Kidney Center, Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital for three years. Dr. Gandhi underwent training in Peter Brent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA in 1973. He did his Broad Certification in Internal Medicine and in Nephrology in 1974.

Dr. Gandhi returned to Mumbai in 1975 and started the Department of Nephrology that included a dialysis unit and renal transplantation in Breach Candy Hospital, D. Balabhai Nanavati Hospital, and Bhatia Hospital, Mumbai.

Currently, he is working as a Senior Consultant Nephrologist at the following prestigious hospitals in Mumbai:

  • Breach Candy Hospital
  • Jaslok Hospital
  • Bhatia General Hospital
  • Lilavati Hospital


Dr. Hrishikesh Pai

Dr. Hrishikesh Pai is a very well known Gynaecologist and Infertility consultant in Mumbai. He is the pioneer in introducing Assisted Laser Hatching for improving the pregnancy rate in India.

He completed his MBBS from the KEM Hospital, Mumbai. He then went on to do his MD (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) from KEM Hospital, Mumbai with two Gold Medals. He has done various other courses from various well-known institutions in Europe and the US.

Special areas of his interest include Infertility, Assisted Reproduction, Family Welfare, Endo-vaginal Sonography, Operative Hysteroscopy, Micromanipulation, and Pre-implantation Genetics.

He has vast experience in his area of specialization. He has worked in various capacities at KEM Hospital (Mumbai) and Nair Hospital (Mumbai). He has also worked abroad at Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia.

Apart from this, he has given various lectures and presentations at various conferences, seminars, and clinical meetings. He has a lot of interest in teaching and is a very respected teacher.


Dr. Jayakar Thomas MD ( Derm.) PhD

Dr Jayakar Thomas, an alumnus of Stanley Medical College, Madras, India holds a post graduate diploma, a Masters and a Doctorate in Dermatology. First ranker from the University of Madras, Jayakar Thomas presently works as Professor and Head of the Department of Dermatology, having completed more than twenty years of teaching and clinical practice. He has a keen interest in paediatric dermatology. He has both working and teaching experience in this field.

Dr Thomas is a visiting consultant at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. He also runs the JT Skin Care Centre (Royapuram, Chennai) : this focuses exclusively on dermatological consultations, diagnostics and specialised therapeutic regimes. Procedures such as electro, chemo and cryo cautery are also performed here.


Dr K Ramesh (Lt Col Retd.) MD

Dr Ramesh completed his MD Psychiatry at the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune.

As a medical officer with the Armed Forces, Dr Ramesh has served in remote border areas in times of war and insurgency. He has been a Neuro psychiatry consultant at military hospitals and has been actively involved in patient care, administration and teaching. He has been a recognised post graduate teacher for MD Psychiatry, University of Pune. Dr Mohan has held senior administrative appointments at military hospitals in the country.

He is a Fellow of the Indian Psychiatric Society and has also been its Secretary, (Pune chapter).

His areas of interest are: Liaison Psychiatry (the psychological factors in physical illnesses), Alcohol and drug de addiction, theoretical unification model of diseases with particular reference to psychiatric illnesses and cognitive therapy.


Dr Pratik Soni, MD, DM, FACC
Training in Angioplasty – France, Training in Electrectrophysiology & 3D Mapping – China

Dr. Pratik Soni is practicing Cardiology since the last 10 years. He is presently Senior Consultant of interventional Cardiology. He has worked as Consultant Cardiologist with 'The Apollo Hospital Group.' He is Online Consultant for Cardiology related queries on www.webhealthcentre.com This is a internet portal floated by the house of TATAS for the benefit of patients world wide. He is the only person authorised to teach angioplasty on SIMULATORS ( a machine where young cardiologists can learn angioplasty before they perform such operations on human beings – thus saving lives and minimizing complications).

Dr Soni got his training in Interventional cardiology from Prof. Alain Cribier of France and Dr Samuel Mathew the famous Cardiologist of Apollo Hospitals, Chennai. He has undergone training in Cardiac Electrophysiology and 3D Mapping from Dr Ma and Dr Dong of China. Dr Soni has done more that 8000 Coronary Angiographies and more that 2500 Coronary Angioplasties, many of them with Stent Implantations. He is also doing other interventional procedures- Carotid, Renal and Peripheral Angioplasties, Pacemaker Implantations, Biventricular Pacing for Heart Failure, ICD implantations for the prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death, Balloon Valve Dilatations, Endovascular Repair of Aortic Abnormalities and various other specialized cardiac procedures.

Apart from these he is also an expert in the field of Echocardiography, Color Doppler, Tee, Ambulatory ECG monitoring {Holter}, Ambulatory BP Monitoring and Nuclear Cardiolology.

He has to his credit the implantation of first biventricular pacemaker in this region. He had the rare honour of performing and demonstrating the use of stents in calcified arteries in Brussels, Belgium. He has designed, patented and copyrighted many products for interventional cardiology out of which some are in production and are being used the world over. Recently he was awarded the Fellowship of American College of Cardiology for his contribution in the field of Interventional Cardiology. He has joined Care Hospital at Nagpur as Chief of Cardiology. He is available at the hospital for consultations and operations. He can also be contacted on 9422506788 in case of emergency and for appointments.


Dr S Mohan Raj MD, DNB

Dr S. Mohan Raj completed his MBBS at Stanley Medical College, Chennai in 1989. He then went on to do M.D (Psychiatry) at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore in 1992. He completed his DNB in Psychiatry in 1993.

He has worked as a Senior Resident (Faculty) in the Department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS from 1992 to 1995. He has taught post graduates in Psychiatry(MD & DPM), Neurology(DM), General Medicine(MD), Paediatrics(MD), Clinical Psychology and Psychiatric social work(M. Phil and Ph.D) during this period.

He won the 'P.V. Subramaniam Gold Medal for proficiency in Psychiatry' during his final year MBBS at Stanley Medical college. He was awarded the 'Jayaram award' for the best paper presented at the 33rd Annual conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society, south zone in Oct 2000.

He is currently a Consultant Psychiatrist in private practice in Chennai.


Dr. S Ramakrishnan M.D., D.M.

Dr. S Ramakrishnan is one of the first qualified Senior Rheumatologists in the Country. He is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, The Childs Trust Hospital, Chennai and also at Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai. He completed his M.D. General Medicine from Kilpauk Medical College and subsequently completed his D.M. Rheumatology from Madras Medical College. He has 13 years of experience as Assistant Prof. of Rheumatology at Madras Medical College. He has presented 40 papers in National and International Conferences on Rheumatology. He has published 38 papers in National and International Journals on Rheumatology.

He was the Associate Editor of The Journal of Indian Rheumatism Association. He has also participated in various C.M.E programmes organised by I.M.A and A.P.I. throughout the country. He has participated in a number of continuing Medical Education Programmes on Rheumatology conducted throughout the country.



Dr. Usha Sriram

Dr. Usha Sriram is one of India's renowned Endocrinologists. Currently she is a Consultant Endocrinologist at the E.V.Kalyani Medical Centre, Chennai and Honorary Visiting Professor at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Porur, Chennai.

Dr. Usha Sriram completed her M.B.B.S. from the Madras Medical College, Chennai and her Compulsory Rotating Internship at the Cook County Hospital, Chicago. She then completed her Residency in Internal Medicine at the Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago and her Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism from the Cook County Endocrinology and Metabolism Program, Chicago. Dr. Usha Sriram is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and also a Diplomate of the American Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Dr. Usha Sriram is a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the Endocrine Society of the United States. She is also a member of the Endocrine Society of India and an executive Committee Member of the Indian Society of Bone and Mineral Research. She serves on the Editorial Board of the publication Hormone and Metabolic Research. She has published a large number of articles in several National and International Journals.



Dr. Vikram Ananthakrishnan M.S., D.N.B., F.R.C.S.

Dr.Vikram Ananthakrishnan completed his M.S. in General Surgery from the Grant Medical College, SIR J.J Group of Hospitals, Bombay and then his Diplomate of The National Board, India (D.N.B). He completed his F.R.C.S. from Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow, U.K.

Dr.Vikram Ananthakrishnan is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of General Surgery at Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Chennai. He is also a visiting consultant at The Apollo Hospitals, Chennai and was formerly a visiting Specialist Registrar at the Southern General Hospital Glasgow, U.K. His area of special interest is laparoscopic surgery, colon & rectal surgery and being involved in teaching. He is also a member of the Association of Colon and Rectal Surgeons of India.




Dr. Vikram Lele

Dr. Vikram Lele is an eminent Nuclear Medicine expert of Mumbai. He is considered as an authority in the field of Nuclear Medicine.

He completed his M.D. in General Medicine with 2 Gold Medals from the University of Bombay. Then he went on to do his DRM (Nuclear Medicine) and then DNB (Nuclear Medicine).

He is a member of a number of professional organisations, the notable among them being Society of Nuclear Medicine (India), Society of Nuclear Medicine (USA), European Association of Nuclear Medicine, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiology Society of India, and the Nuclear Cardiological Society of India.

He also has a lot of interest in teaching and promoting the field of Nuclear Medicine in India. He is regularly invited as a guest lecturer by innumerable organisations.

He has also done a variety of other projects and has been associated with a host of other activities related to Nuclear Medicine. He was a Research Fellow in the Department of Nuclear Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, USA.

He is now the Chief of Nuclear Medicine Department at the Jaslok Hospital and Research Center, Mumbai.




Dr. Chitra Kumar

Dr Chitra Kumar completed her BDS at the University of Madras and went on to do DDS at the University of Detroit, USA. She has received her North Eastern Regional Board ( NERB) Certification (1991) and Licences to practice from the State of Michigan (1991) and Texas ( 1998). Dr Chitra has performed all dental procedures in public and private hospital settings in the Middle East and the US. She currently practices in Texas, USA.



Dr Smita Desai PhD

Dr Smita Desai took her PhD (Dept. of applied psychology) from the university of Mumbai. She also holds a Masters in Special Education, NC State University USA. She worked with Sophia College (Mumbai), Meredith College & Ravenscroft School NC, USA, Learner’s Academy and some centers of Special education in Mumbai. She has founded and heads Drishti, a center for Special Education Services and Consultation.

She has conducted workshops, given lectures and coordinated seminars for medical professionals, college and school teachers, and students. Her research work includes:

  • Learning & behaviour disorders in childhood. Neurocon, Dec., 2001, Mumbai, India.

  • Evaluation and intervention strategies in children with learning and behaviour disorders. Icap, July, 2002, Singapore.


Ravi Samuel MA, M.Phil., PGCARM (Lond)

Ravi Samuel completed his Master's Degree in Social Work specialising in Psychiatry from Loyola College, Chennai. He then went to Thames Valley University, London for his Postgraduate Course in Applied Research Methodology. He learned Cognitive Behaviour therapy at the Raymond Way Research Unit, National Hospital, Queen Square, UK, with the supervision of Mr. Allan Davidson. He returned to India and took MPhil in Loyola College in 2002.

His field of expertise is non-pharmacological intervention for anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, Somatisation, conversion disorder (hysteria) and certain symptoms of schizophrenia. He has won awards and has published papers and received training at several institutions on aspects of geriatrics, dementia and caregiving, which are his areas of interest.

Based on cognitive behavioural therapy principles, he has developed student workshops for improving academic performance, anger management and emotional management.

More on Ravi Samuel at: www.urclinic.com.



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