Organising Committee - 2023

The Approval 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. Nagendra Swami

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. Ranbir Yadav
    Advocate-on-record: Supreme Court of India
  7. Adv. Srishti Govil
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  8. Adv. Vaishnavi Subrahmanyam
    Advocate: Supreme Court of India; Associate: The Medlegal Attorneys
  9. Adv. Yogendra Singh
    Advocate: High Court, Mumbai
  10. Dr. Chirag Balyan
    Program Director: PG Diploma in Arbitration and Mediation; Editor-in-Chief: Indian Review of International Arbitration, MNLU
  11. Dr. Tanaya Kamlakar
    Editor: Sciexnt Journal of Law; Head: Centre for Public Health Law, MNLU

The Approval 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 reviewers and for preparing the final draft SOP after due deliberations.

  1. Dr. Atulkumar Shah
    Past President: Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
  2. Dr. Gurbir Singh
    Courageous enough to care, share and teach in the journey of ameliorating medical and social well-being
  3. Dr. Mukesh Yadav
    Additional Director - Medical Education: Directorate of Medical Education & Training, Lucknow, U.P; President: Indian Academy of Forensic Medicine
  4. Dr. Parag Rindani
    CEO: Wockhardt Hospitals
  5. Dr. Pooja Rastogi
    Professor & HOD: Forensic Medicine - School of Medical Sciences & Research, Sharda university, Greater Noida
  6. Dr. S Arulrhaj
    Past President: Association of Physicians of India
  7. Dr. S S C Chakra Rao
    Chairman: Indian Resuscitation Council Federation; Former Additional Director: Medical & Health Services, AP
  8. Dr. Shivkumar Utture
    Vice President IMA; Past President MMC; Member: Medical Advisory Council
  9. Dr. Shreekant Shetty
    Editor: Medical Law Cases – For Doctors; Member: Board of Collaborative Reviewers - MedLegal Year Book
  10. Dr. T N Ravisankar
    Founder-Member: ‘Professional Protection Scheme’ of the IMA (TN); Visiting Faculty in Medical Laws: Anna Institute of Management, Chennai
  11. Dr. Vinod Shidham
    Co-Editor-in-Chief & Executive Editor: CytoJournal; Vice-chair- AP, Professor, and Director of Cytopathology: Dept. of Pathology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Karmanos Cancer Center & Detroit Medical Center

Reviewers 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
    Vice Chairman: Indian Medical Association Hospital Board of India; Past State Secretary: Indian Medical Association, Tamil Nadu State Branch (IMA TNSB)
  2. 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
  3. Dr. A Nadaf
    Professor and I/C Head: Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, KIMS Hubballi, Karnataka
  4. Dr. A V Jayakrishnan
  5. Dr. Agam Vora
    General Secretary: Association of Physicians of India and Academy of Advanced Medical Education; Past President: Geriatric Society Of India
  6. Dr. Ajay Gangoli
    Medical Director: Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital
  7. Dr. Alka Subramaniam
    Associate Professor: Nair Hospital
  8. Dr. Amit Agrawal
    Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Madhya Pradesh
  9. Dr. Amit Saraf
    Director: Department of Internal Medicine, Jupiter Hospital; Head Quality Control & Patient Safety: Jupiter Hospital; International Adviser India: RCP London
  10. Dr. Anand Mugadlimath
    Forensic Specialist: International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); Regional Delegation for India, Nepal, Bhutan, & Maldives
  11. Dr. Anjan Trikha
    Chairperson: Clinical Managerial Group, Covid Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
  12. Dr. Anubha Agrawal
    Paediatrician and Hospital Administrator
  13. Dr. Ashok Grover
    Padma Shri Awardee; President: Oculoplastic Society of South Asia and Ocular Trauma Society of India; Chairman: Vision Eye Centres and Department of Ophthalmology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi
  14. Dr. Ashok Shukla
    Chairman: Indian Medical Association - Medicolegal Cell; Vice-President: Association of Medical Consultants
  15. Dr. Ashutosh Jape
    Member: Society of Anesthesiologist
  16. Dr. Ashwini Kumar Setya
    Adjunct Professor: Gastroenterology, ESIC Medical College, Faridabad; Sr. Consultant: Medanta Institute of Digestive & Hepatobiliary Sciences; Advisor and Consultant in Medical Law and Ethics
  17. Dr. Atul Kulkarni
    Editor-in-Chief: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine; President: Asia Pacific Association of Critical Care Medicine; Past President: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine; Past Chancellor: Indian College of Critical Care Medicine; Past President: Association of SAARC Critical Care Societies
  18. Dr. B Krishnamurthy
    Anaesthesiologist; Medico-legal Expert; NABH Assessor
  19. Dr. Bhawna Gulati
    Project Director and Associate Professor: Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad
  20. Dr. Charmila Ayyavoo
    Vice President Elect: FOGSI; Former Chairperson: FOGSI amd ICOG Governing Council Member; National Coordinator: UNICEF FOGSI PCA
  21. Dr. Chetan Jani
    MedLegal Expert
  22. Dr. Chitra Nayak
  23. Dr. Debraj Chanda
    Associate Consultant: Emergency Medicine, Apollo Hospitals, Bilaspur
  24. Dr. Dinesh Thakare
    Medico-Socio-Legal Activist; Member: Steering Committee, World Medical Association; Co-Chairman: IMA HQ's Standing Committee for Medico-Legal Service; National Secretary: IMA Hospital Board Of India; President Elect: IMA Maharashtra State
  25. Dr. E Shanthi
    S J Speciality Clinic (Fertility), Pammal, Tamil Nadu
  26. Dr. Ganshyam Jagathkar
    Director: Medicover Hospital, Critical Care, Hyderabad
  27. Dr. Gokul Sridharan
    Associate Professor: Dept. of Oral Pathology, Y M T Dental College & Hospital, Navi Mumbai
  28. Dr. Goma Bajaj
    VC Academics: SEMI
  29. Dr. Gunjan Chanchalani
    Joint Secretary: ISCCM; Editorial Board Member: Critical Care Communications - Axone
  30. Dr. Gurvinder Kaur
    Facility Director: Fortis
  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 V S
    Consultant: Internal Medicine - Glenangle Global Hospital, Chennai
  33. Dr. Harsha Makwana
    Vice President: SEMI
  34. Dr. Hemant Dhusia
    Professor Emeritus of Dentistry, Former Dean (Academics), Professor and Head of Dentistry, LTM Medical College, Mumbai
  35. Dr. Jigeeshu Divatia
    Professor and Head: Department of Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain, Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai; President-Elect: Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists
  36. Dr. K Sasidaran
    Intensivist Paediatrician Neonatalogist
  37. Dr. K Vijaykumar
    Past National President: Indian Medical Association; Former Vice President: Commonwealth Medical Association,United Kingdom, London
  38. Dr. Lavanya Kiran
    Sr.Consultant: OBG, Reproductive Medicine, Minimal Invasive Surgeon
  39. Dr. Madhuri Patel
    Secretary General: FOGSI; Hon. Clinical Associate: Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital, Mumbai
  40. Dr. Madhuri Patil
    President and Founder Member: Fertility Preservation Society; Vice President Indian Society for Assisted Reproduction; Vice-President and Founder Member, PCOS Society; Associate Editor: Fertility and Sterility; Chairperson: ASPIRE SIG Reproductive Endocrinology; Editorial Board Member: Endocrine Society Journal; Associate Editor: The Onco Fertility Journal; Governing Council Member: ICOG: Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences
  41. Dr. Mandar Sane
    Assistant Professor: Dept of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology - AIIMS, Nagpur
  42. Dr. Mangesh Tiwaskar
    Immediate Past Hon. General Secretary: Association of Physicians of India; Consultant Physician & Diabetologist
  43. Dr. Manish Nigam
    Professor and Head: Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College, MP; Editor: JIAFM
  44. Dr. Manohar K N
    Consultant Physician: Manipal Hospital; Chairman: RSSDI - Karnataka Chapter
  45. Dr. Mudassir Khan
    Professor & Head: Department of Community Medicine / Public Health, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute
  46. Dr. Murli J S
    Indian Medical Association ; Lifemember of QCI (Quality Council of India)
  47. Dr. Nagraj Huilgol
    Senior Radiation Oncologist: Nanavati Max Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai; Founder Editor: JCRT; Editor-in-Chief: JRCR
  48. Dr. Naresh Shetty
    Chief Executive: Akash Institute of Medical Science & Research Centre, Bangalore; Ex. President: Health Care Quess Corp. Ltd.; BOS, KOA, OASIS; AHPI(Kar) & AMC (Kar)
  49. Dr. Navin Goyal
    Laparoscopic Surgeon: GBH American Hospital, Udaipur
  50. Dr. Neeraj Malhotra
    Specialist Endodontist
  51. Dr. Neeraj Nagpal
    Convenor: Medico Legal Action Group; Managing Director: MLAG Indemnity; Past President: IMA Chandigarh; Director: Hope Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Clinic
  52. Dr. Nirmala Barse
    Ex-Deputy Dean: KEM Hospital (Retired)
  53. Dr. Nitin Dhande
    Consulting Orthopedic Surgeon; Trustee: Medico-Legal Society of India
  54. Dr. Noble Gracious
    Associate Professor: Department of Nephrology, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram
  55. Dr. P K Kohli
    Medical Director: Metro Hospital, Rewari
  56. Dr. P Sarathchandra
    Professor and Head: Dept of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences; Chief Editor: Neurology India
  57. Dr. Padma Rekha Jirge
    Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences; Executive Vice-Chairperson: MSR (Maharashtra Chapter of ISAR); President Elect and Founder Member: Fertility Preservation Society
  58. Dr. Pankaj Surange
    Director: IPSC; Hon Secretary: ISSP
  59. Dr. Parmod Goyal
    Professor & Head: Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology - Adesh Institute of Medical Sciences & Research, Bathinda
  60. Dr. Pradip Kumar Bhattacharya
    Dean Research: Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi; President Elect: ISCCM (National)
  61. Dr. Pragnesh Parmar
    Professor & HOD: Forensic Medicine Department - Gujarat Medical Education & Research Society (GMERS) Medical College
  62. Dr. Praneeth Reddy
    Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon: Apollo Healthcity, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
  63. Dr. Pranita Tipre
  64. Dr. Prashanth Prabhu
    Passionate about medical education and spreading knowledge of law to keep the young doctors updated
  65. Dr. Prateek Rastogi
    Professor & Head: Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim
  66. Dr. Pushparaja
    Radiological Protection Specialist; Ex-Editor: Radiation Protection and Environment Journal
  67. Dr. Putul Mahanta
    Associate Professor: Tezpur Medical College, Tezpur, Assam, Editor: Modern Text Book of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology; Editor: Medical Writing - A Guide for Medicos, Educators and Researchers; Editor-in-Chief: International Journal of Health Research & Medico Legal Practice
  68. Dr. Raj Shekhar Yadav
    City Hopsital, Rajasthan
  69. Dr. Rajadurai
    General Secretary: SEMI
  70. Dr. Rajeev Jaydevan
    Senior Consultant Gastroenterologist & Deputy Medical Director; Past President: IMA Cochin
  71. Dr. Rajiv Joshi
    Member: Society of Anesthesiologist (Pune)
  72. Dr. Rakesh Garg
    Editor-in-Chief: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
  73. Dr. Rakesh Sahay
    President: Endocrine Society of India; Vice President: South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies; Founder Secretary: South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies; Associate Editor: Indian Journal of Endocrinology & Metabolism
  74. Dr. Ramyajit Lahiri
    Course Director: SEMI MEM Program; President:Society for Emergency Medicine India - WB Chapter
  75. Dr. Ravi Mohanka
  76. Dr. Ravindra Babu
    Director: Medical Services, Apollo Hospitals, Telangana Region
  77. Dr. Revati Deshmukh
    Professor & Head: Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology & Oral Microbiology, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Dental College & Hospital, Pune
  78. Dr. Rishi Bhatia
    Medico-legal Advisor: Indian Medical Association, UP & NHA, UP; Member: District Organ Transplant Authorisation Committee; Ex-Secretary: IMA, Meerut
  79. Dr. Ruckmani Nirmal
    Professor & Head: Department of Pharmacology; Former Member Secretary: Institutional Ethics Committee, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, Tamil Nadu
  80. Dr. S Asokan
    Director & CEO: GEM hospitals; former Vice Chairman: Velammal Medical College
  81. Dr. S K Mathur
    Senior Consultant: GI & HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation
  82. Dr. S Senthilkumaran
    Official Nominee: The Indian College of Emergency Medicine Official Nominee: Asia Oceanic Association of Medical Toxicology
  83. Dr. S Vijaya
  84. Dr. Samir Saiyad
  85. Dr. Sandeep Bavdekar
    Professor: T N Medical College and BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, Mumbai
  86. Dr. Sanjay Nagral
    Senior Consultant: Dept. of Surgical Gastroenterology, Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai; Publisher & Editorial Board: Indian Journal of Medical Ethics; Joint Secretary: Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre
  87. Dr. Santosh Jaybhaye
    Secretary: NMOGS
  88. Dr. Saravana Kumar
    President: Society for Emergency Medicine India; Chair: Quality and Patient Safety Special Interest Group; Vice Chair: Specialty Implementation Committee
  89. Dr. Satish Tiwari
    President: Indian Medico-legal and Ethics Association; Founder Secretary: Med-legal group of IAP; Founder Editor: New Indian Journal of Pediatrics; Professor of Pediatrics
  90. Dr. Sebastian Criton
    Editor: Indian Journal of Pediatric Dermatology
  91. Dr. Selva Seetharaman
    Executive Committee Member: Association of Plastic Surgeons of India; Senior Consultant Plastic Surgeon: Gleneagles Global Hospital, Chennai
  92. Dr. Shahul Ameen
    Editor: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine; Past Editor: Kerala Journal of Psychiatry
  93. Dr. Shailesh Kumar Tripathi
    Member: Ex-Army Medical Corps
  94. Dr. Sheila Myatra
    President & Official Nominee: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  95. Dr. Shivakumar Kumbar
    Anesthiologist & Medicolegal Consultant
  96. Dr. Shobana Srinivas
    Consultant Microbiologist: Madras Medical College
  97. Dr. Shriram Kulkarni
  98. Dr. Shweta Prabhakar
    Head Quality & Patient Safety and Academics: Fortis Hospital, Mohali
  99. Dr. Sowjanya Patibandla
    Chief Medical officer & Sr. Emergency Physician: Vigocare Pvt. Ltd, Hyderabad; Treasurer: SEMI; Chair: GEE, SEMI; National Controller of Examinations: SEMI; Secretary: SIG-GSI, IFEM; Member: Research Committee, IFEM
  100. Dr. Sreenivas M
    Director & Professor: Department of Forensic Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, Delhi
  101. Dr. Subhal Dixit
    Past President: Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  102. Dr. Sunil Khetarpal
    COO: Delhi Heart and Lung Institute; Member (Technical): Association of HealthCare Providers (India)
  103. Dr. Sunil Shenvi
    Consultant Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery (HPB) and Multiorgan Transplantation
  104. Dr. Suresh Vasistha
    Past President: Association of Surgeons of India; Medico-legal Expert
  105. Dr. Swathi Reddy
    Managing Director: Hospitals, Punjagutta, Hyderabad
  106. Dr. T K K Naidu
    Prof. & Head: Dept. of Forensic Medicine, PIMS, Telangana
  107. Dr. T Nirmal Fredrick
    President: Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association; Chairman: Insurance Committee, IMA - TNSB
  108. Dr. Uma Kumar
    Associate Professor: Anesthesiology, Karpagavinayaga Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Center, Tamilnadu
  109. Dr. V P Singh
    Editor: Legal Issues in Medical Practice; Editor-in-Chief: Journal of Indian Medicolegal & Ethics Association
  110. Dr. V Rajesh Babu
    IMA Coimbatore; Immediate Past President: IMA Coimbatore; Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon : Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore
  111. Dr. Veena Chatrath
    Professor and Head: Department of Anaesthesia, GMC, Amritsar
  112. Dr. Vijay Agrawal
    President: CAHO
  113. Dr. Vinay Agrawal
  114. Dr. Vinay Goyal
    Editor-in-Chief: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology; Member: World Association of Medical Editors; Past President: Movement Disorder Society of India
  115. Dr. Vishal Koulapur
    Associate Professor: Dept of Forensic Medicine, Kahers J N Medical College, Belgaum, Karnataka
  116. Dr. Vivekanshu Verma
    Associate Consultant: Department of Emergency & Trauma Care, Medanta - The Medicity, Gurgaon
  117. Dr. Yash Javeri
    Dean: The Indian College Of Emergency Medicine; VP: Society of NeuroCritical Care; Past Chairman: SCCM - Delhi NCR; Convener: Indian Sepsis Forum; Advisor: Healthcare Sector Skill Council