Organising Committee - 2021

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. B Shivashankar:
    Official Nominee: Indian Orthopaedic Association; President 2021: Indian Orthopaedic Association
  2. Dr. J A Jayalal:
    Official Nominee: Indian Medical Association; President 2021: Indian Medical Association
  3. Dr. Shantha Kumari:
    President 2021: Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Society of India

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. Arunava Mukherjee:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  2. Balaji Srinivasan:
    Advocate-on-record: Supreme Court of India; Managing Partner: The Medlegal Attorneys
  3. Mahendrakumar Bajpai:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Editor: Medical Law Cases For Doctors
  4. Mayank Kshirsagar:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  5. Pratiksha Mishra:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  6. Srishti Govil:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  7. Vaishnavi Subrahmanyam:
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  8. 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 Elect: 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. A K Ravikumar:
    State Secretary : Indian Medical Association , Tamil Nadu State Branch ( IMA TNSB)
  2. Dr. Abul Hassan:
  3. Dr. Achint Narang:
    Head: Critical Care - Alchemist Hospital
  4. Dr. Adhish Basu:
    Deputy Editor: Journal of Plastic Surgery
  5. Dr. Amit Agrawal:
    Dept. of Neurosurgery : All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  6. Dr. Amit Nabar:
    ER Head: Raheja Hospital
  7. Dr. Amol Aiwale:
    Consultant; MD Pharmacology
  8. Dr. Anand Mugadlimath:
    Professor: Dept of Forensic Medicine - S N Medical College, Karnataka
  9. Dr. Anjan Bhattacharya:
    Consultant Developmental Paediatrician: Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata; National Vice-President: Medico-Legal Group of Indian Academy of Paediatrics
  10. Dr. Anju Grewal:
    Ex-Chief Editor: Journal of Anaesthesiology Clinical Pharmacology (JOACP)
  11. Dr. Anubha Agrawal:
    Paediatrician: SPS Government Hospital, Rishikesh; NABH Assessor; Technical Consultant: NHM, Uttarakhand Health & Family Welfare Society
  12. Dr. Arthi Bala:
    Medical Advisor
  13. Dr. Arun Bal:
    President: Diabetic Foot Society of India; Visiting Professor - Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
  14. Dr. Arun Seshachalam:
  15. Dr. Ashish Davalbhakta:
    Professor: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences; Vice President: Indian Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  16. Dr. Ashok Shukla:
    Chairman: Indian Medical Association - Medicolegal Cell; Vice-President: Association of Medical Consultants
  17. Dr. B Krishnamurthy :
    Anaesthesiologist; Medico-legal Expert; NABH Assessor
  18. Dr. Balasaheb Bande:
    Senior Consultant: Anaesthesiology, Medicine, and Critical Care - K E M Hospital, Pune
  19. Dr. Barun Nayak:
    President: All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS); Consultant and Head: Ophthalmology Department - P D Hinduja Hospital & MRC; Vice-President: GSI
  20. Dr. Bharat Jagiasi:
    Head of Criticare Department - Reliance Hospital , Navi Mumbai
  21. Dr. D P Prakash:
    Chief Eye Surgeon: American Eyecare & Lasik Centres
  22. Dr. Deepak Govil:
    Official Nominee: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine; President-Elect 2020-21: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine; Director: Critical Care - Medanta - The Medicity
  23. Dr. Dhruv Chowdhary:
    Imm. Past President: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  24. Dr. Dilip Walke:
    Past Chairperson: Medicolegal Committee - Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Society of India (FOGSI); Past-President: Pune Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Society (POGS)
  25. Dr. Dinesh Thakare:
    Official Nominee: IMA; Co-Chairman: Indian Medical Association Standing Committee For Medicolegal Services
  26. Dr. Dinkar Desai:
    President: Indian Medical Association (IMA), Thane
  27. Dr. E Shanthi:
    S J Speciality Clinic (Fertility), Pammal, Tamil Nadu
  28. Dr. Ganshyam Jagathkar:
    Director : Medicover Hospital , Critical Care, Hyderabad
  29. Dr. Gunjan Chancha Lani:
    Associate Editor: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
  30. Dr. H C Raju:
    Medico Legal Consultant Services
  31. Dr. Haleema Yezdani:
    Ambassador: Telemedicine Today , Karnataka India Chapter; Global Telehealth Exchange Ambassador; Member of HIMSS Women in Health IT Committee
  32. Dr. Hariharan Sathananthan:
    Consultant: Internal Medicine - Glenangle Global Hospital, Chennai
  33. Dr. Harshad Malve:
    Medical Affairs & Clinical Research Consultant; Head Medical Affairs: Johnson & Johnson
  34. Dr. Hemant Gangolia:
    Past President: Indian Associations of Paediatrician, Raigad
  35. Dr. Inderpreet Singh:
    Consultant: Critical Care Medicine
  36. Dr. Jeyanthan Soundarapandian:
    Consultant: Refractive Surgery - K S Eye Hospital, Erode, Tamil Nadu
  37. Dr. K Lakshman:
    Associate Editor: Indian Journal of Surgery; Consultant Surgeon
  38. Dr. K Narasimha Rao:
    Indian Medical Association: Medicolegal Cell
  39. Dr. K Vijaykumar:
    Indian Medical Association, Tamil Nadu State Branch
  40. Dr. Kamlesh Tewary:
    President 2021: Association of Physicians of India (API)
  41. Dr. Kanwal Sodhi:
    Director & Head : Critical Care Department, Deep Hospital, Ludhiana
  42. Dr. Krishna:
    Vice-President: IMA (Machilipatnam), Andhra Pradesh
  43. Dr. Lalit Shah:
    Medico-Legal Cell: Urological Society of India
  44. Dr. M K Das:
    Immediate Past President: Cardiological Society of India
  45. Dr. Madhu Sudan Agrawal:
    Immediate Past President: Urological Society of India
  46. Dr. Mandar Sane:
    Assistant Professor: Dept of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology - AIIMS, Nagpur
  47. Dr. Manender Kumar:
    Sr. consultant : Dayanand Medical College & Hospital
  48. Dr. Mangesh Tiwaskar:
    Official Nominee: Association of Physicians of India; Hon. General Secretary: Association of Physicians of India; Consultant Physician & Diabetologist
  49. Dr. Minal Jariwala:
    Chief Intensivist : Nanavati Max Superspeciality Hospital
  50. Dr. Murli Janardan:
    Indian Medical Association ; Lifemember of QCI (Quality Council of India)
  51. Dr. N MuthuKumar:
  52. Dr. N Rajeswari:
    Consultant ophthalmologist
  53. Dr. Nadaf :
    Professor and I/C Head: Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, KIMS Hubballi, Karnataka
  54. Dr. Namrata Sharma:
    Official Nominee: All India Ophthalmological society (AIOS); General Secretary: All India Ophthalmological society (AIOS)
  55. Dr. Navin Goyal:
    Laparoscopic Surgeon : GBH American Hospital, Udaipur
  56. Dr. Niraj Tyagi:
    Consultant Intensivist - Sir Gangaram Hospital
  57. Dr. Nirmala Barse:
    Ex-Deputy Dean : KEM Hospital (Retired)
  58. Dr. P Harihara Murthy:
    President: Anthroposophic Medical Society, India Chapter; Anthroposophic Physician: Swasthya Niketan, Bangalore
  59. Dr. Parmod Goyal:
    Professor & Head: Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology - Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Bathinda
  60. Dr. Pavan Patil:
    Convenor: National IMA Standing Committee for Medicolegal Servives
  61. Dr. Pooja Rastogi:
    Professor & HOD: Forensic Medicine - School of Medical Sciences & Research, Sharda university, Greater Noida
  62. Dr. Pradeep Rangarappa:
    Member: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM)
  63. Dr. Pragnesh Parmar:
    Professor & HOD: Forensic Medicine Department - Gujarat Medical Education & Research Society (GMERS) Medical College
  64. Dr. Prashant Bhartiya:
    Eye Surgeon & Corneal Transplant Surgeon; Director: Suprabhat Healthcare
  65. Dr. Prateek Rastogi:
    Professor & Head: Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim
  66. Dr. Pratibha Kane:
    HOD: Dept. of Anaesthesiology - Jehangir Hospital, Pune
  67. Dr. R N Tandon:
  68. Dr. Raghu Thota:
    Conference Organising Secretary: Department of Anaesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain - Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
  69. Dr. Rahul Pandit:
    Treasurer: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine (ISCCM); Fortis Hospital
  70. Dr. Rahul Wani:
    President : Navi Mumbai Obstetric and Gynaecological Society (NMOGS); Medicolegal Consultant & Lead Assessor: Lakshya Manyata Program, FOGSI
  71. Dr. Raivat Bagadia:
    Deputy Dean : KEM Hospital
  72. Dr. Rajesh Babu Velmurugan:
    President - IMA Coimbatore ; Senior Consulatnt Neurosurgeon ,Ganga Hospital , Coimbatore
  73. Dr. Ramalingam :
    Senior Assistant Professor: Institute of Forensic Medicine, Madras Medical College, Chennai
  74. Dr. Ranjith Pratap:
    Senior Assistant Professor: Institute of Diabetology, Stanley Medical College
  75. Dr. Ruckmani Nirmal:
    Professor & Head: Department of Pharmacology; Former Member Secretary: Institutional Ethics Committee, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Tamil Nadu
  76. Dr. S S Sugumar:
  77. Dr. S Yadukul:
    Associate Professor: Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
  78. Dr. Sanjay Jain:
    Hon Secretary: Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
  79. Dr. Santosh Jaybhaye:
    Consulting Gynecologist
  80. Dr. Sathian Nagamalai:
    Medical Director, Eye Trust Hospital
  81. Dr. Selva Seetharaman:
    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
  82. Dr. Shivaakumar Kumbar:
    Anesthiologist & Medicolegal Consultant
  83. Dr. Shobana Srinivas:
    Administrator Darshan eye care and Darshan Surgical centre
  84. Dr. Shweta Prabhakar:
    Head Quality & Patient Safety: Fortis Hospital , Mohali, Punjab
  85. Dr. Sonali Patil:
    Consulting Gynecologist
  86. Dr. Sowmya Vibhu Dinesh Dhawan:
    Ex-Executive Committee Member: Karnataka State Obstetrics and Gynaecology Association; Medical Director: Santasa IVF and Endosurgery Institutes, Mysore
  87. Dr. Sriniwas Samveda:
    Immediate Past General Secretary: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  88. Dr. Suba Thiruppathy:
    Sr. Consultant Neuro Surgeon
  89. Dr. Suhas Pawar:
    Deputy Director - Sir H N Reliance Foundation Hospital
  90. Dr. T Nirmal Fredrick:
    President: Indian Medical Association, Tambaram, Tamil Nadu
  91. Dr. V C Shanmugananthan:
  92. Dr. Veena Chatrath:
    HOD for Critical Care & Anaesthesia: Government Medical College, Punjab
  93. Dr. Venkatraman:
    Laparoscopic Surgeon
  94. Dr. Vijay Tyagi:
    Consultant Anesthesiologist
  95. Dr. Vishal Koulapur:
    Associate Professor: Dept of Forensic Medicine - Kahers J N Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka
  96. Dr. Yash Javeri:
    Head: Critical Care Medicine, Anaesthesia, & Emergency - Regency Super Speciality Hospital, Lucknow; CII Covid Medical Task Force Member

  1. Dr. Cyril Wecht:
    Adjunct Professor of Law: Duquesne School of University, School of Law, Graduate Health Science and School of Pharmacy; Distinguished Professor of Pathology: Carlow University
  2. Dr. Gentle Shrestha:
    Treasurer: Nepalese Society of Critical Care Medicine; Associate Professor: Department of Anaesthesiology, Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, Nepal
  3. Dr. Kaviya Sri:
    General Dentist -Veeyes Dental Care - A Multi-Specialty Clinic, Sathy Road, Above City Union Bank, Athipalayam Pirivu, Gopalakrishnapuram, Chennai – 600113, Tamilnadu
  4. Dr. Kenneth Atoe:
    Acting Dean: Basic Clinical Science, Edo State University, Nigeria; Asst. Journal Manager: African Journal of Health, Safety and Environment
  5. Dr. Nitin Arora:
    Consultant Intensivist: University Hospitals, Birmingham, UK; Executive Council Member: Intensive Care Society
  6. Dr. Prashant Nasa:
    Head: Critical Care Medicine; Chairman: Prevention and Infection Control - NMC Specialty Hospital, Dubai
  7. Dr. Seema Tekwani:
    Critical Care Medicine Specialist - Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, USA
  8. Dr. Sujith R:
    Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences - SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre; SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Tamil Nadu

  1. Dr. Atul Shah:
    Past President: Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
  2. Dr. Narendra Rungta:
    Past President: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  3. Dr. S. ArulRhaj:
    Immediate Past President: Association of Physicians of India
  4. Dr. Subhal Dixit:
    Past President: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  5. Dr. Sunil K Khetarpal:
    COO & MS: Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Delhi
  6. Dr. V P Singh:
    Editor: Legal Issues in Medical Practice; Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Indian Medicolegal & Ethics Association