The Government of India officially instituted the national doctor’s day in 1991 to commemorate the anniversary of legendary physician Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, belonging to West Bengal. In India, National doctor’s day is celebrated every 1st of July to acknowledge the efforts made by the physicians to individual lives and communities.
This year, let’s salute all these competent and qualified doctors who work relentlessly and with zeal to leave an indelible mark in the medical world in India and outside India.
1. Dr Mayank Khandwala – MS (ophthal ),FGO, FMR
Dr Mayank Khandwala is a renowned name in eye care in Mumbai and has 18 plus years of experience. The chief ophthalmologist and director at Khandwala’s Eye Hospital & Hem Polyclinic is among the top Cataract surgeons to perform phacoemulsification under topical anaesthesia and uses the latest technology lenses in Mumbai. The doctor is a specialist in Lasik surgery (removal of spectacle numbers) using the contoura LASIK technology. Dr Mayank has more than 10000 cataract surgeries and 4000 Lasik surgeries to his credit. He has acquired FGO (Fellowship in General Ophthalmology) and FMR (Fellow in Medical Retina).
Dr Mayank is known for his work in diabetic retinopathy and all kinds of eye surgeries, including paediatric treatments. With a motto to eliminate blindness from India Dr Mayank as been instrumental in bringing the latest techniques & cutting edge technology to his advanced state-of-art Khandwalas Eye Hospital & Hem Polyclinic, Vile Parle West, Mumbai. The doctor also consults at Nanavati Hospital and has extended free/subsidized services to charitable institutions and schools as a social responsibility. Website – www.khandwalaeyehospital.in
2. Dr Santosh Shetty – MBBS, MS – Orthopaedics, M.Ch – Orthopaedics, Robotic Joint Replacement Surgeon
Dr Santosh Shetty, Director of Bone and Joint 360 Surana Group of Hospitals, is a renowned name in Orthopaedics & Robotic Joint Replacement. The specialised doctor has earned excellence in the field of Arthroplasty through trust and dedication.
Dr Shetty pioneered Absolute Precision™ Technique for fast-track recovery in Total Knee Replacement surgery in India. He utilises various approaches in performing surgeries with the introduction of the latest Robotic technology at CritiCare Asia Hospital Mumbai. As an expert Hip & Knee Consultant, Dr Shetty has been extensively trained in India and abroad. In the last 20 years, the noble doctor has devoted himself to clinical excellence & achieving outstanding patient satisfaction. He is one of the first surgeons in Western Suburban Mumbai to introduce Robotic Joint replacement Surgery with Fully Active Automatic Robotic Arm Technology.
Dr Shetty is a multi-faceted personality with a great humanitarian spirit. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his exemplary work in joint pain and arthritis. Website – www.robotickneereplacementindia.com
3. Dr. Swarupa Mitra – MBBS, MD – Radiation Oncology
Dr. Swarupa Mitra is a Senior Consultant and Chief of Gynecological and Genitourinary Radiation Oncology at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre New Delhi.
She is a committed clinician, academician, and researcher who has been working as an oncologist for more than 20 years. She has produced and edited several Oncology Texts in addition to having numerous papers published in national and international journals.
“Motivator for Women Empowerment by News India in 2022,” “Nominated member of the advisory committee for Health awareness project by Government of India,” “Recognition from The Jharkhand Health Minister in May 2021 for her efforts in raising awareness of cervical cancer among Jharkhand women,” “women achievers of the year by The Hindustan Times, 2015” are just a few of the many honours she has to her credit.
Owing to her dedication and commitment, Dr. Swarupa is unquestionably among the finest doctors in the country.
4. Dr. Niraj Jha – MPT (Neuro), Ph.D (Neuro-Rehab, Scholar) Consultant Neuro Physiotherapist.
Neuro Physiotherapy improves recovery of function and mobility after stroke. High intensity neuro physiotherapy is needed to relearn lost abilities. Rehabilitation should continue for as long as the person is showing measurable benefit from treatment and has achieved their agreed goals. Early Neuro Physiotherapy helps people relearn vital abilities.
From 24 hours after stroke, Neuro Physiotherapist begins rehabilitation in short frequent sessions, focusing on getting out of bed, standing and walking. This repetitive task training helps people regain movement and relearn everyday activities.
Role of Neuro Physiotherapy in Stroke / Paralysis can use assistive equipment to enhance stroke rehabilitation. Robot-assisted devices support people to walk independently while treadmill training improves walking speed and endurance. Virtual reality training also help for rehabilitation. Website – www.physioworld.org
5. Dr. Pradeep Bhosale – M.S.(Orth) D.Orth, D.N.B.Orth
Dr. Pradeep Bhosale is currently the Director of Arthritis & Joint Replacement Surgery at Nanavati Max Super speciality Hospital, Mumbai and heads the “Super speciality Unit in Joint Replacement” by Maharashtra University of Health Science.
Dr. Pradeep Bhosale has performed about 16,500 joint replacement surgeries over 34 years. The trained in navigation and robotic surgery doctor is a former H.O.D. Orthopaedics at K.E.M. Hospital & Seth G.S.M.C., Mumbai.
Dr. Bhosale has been invited to speak as a guest speaker in 12 countries around the world, including the United States, Singapore, Germany, UK, Malaysia, Taiwan, China and South Korea.
Dr. Bhosale has received awards like the Health Award for Joint Replacement Work and the Golden Aim Health Award. His research on Difficult Primary and Revision Knee and Hip Joint Replacement Surgeries has been published in reputed international journals and books.
6. Dr Nitin Aherrao – M.D. (Medicine) D.M. (Gastroenterology)
Nitin Aherrao is a consultant gastroenterologist associated with several top hospitals in Mumbai like Bombay hospital, BreachCandy, and Criticare hospital. He completed his medical education from top renowned government medical colleges and carried a fellowship in advanced endoscopy. He specialises in inflammatory bowel disease, liver ailments, and pancreato-biliary disorders. His expertise is in interventional gastroenterology, wherein he performs all complex gastrointestinal procedures like ERCP, Endoscopic ultrasound and third space endoscopy.
To provide healthcare facilities at affordable charges, Dr Nitin established multiple advanced gastroenterology centres. The first was set up in Andheri, GASTROHUB and another centre in the Borivali region. The humanitarian doctor provides medical services at charitable rates to poor patients at his centres, government hospitals and charitable organisations. Website – www.drnitinaherrao.com
7. Dr Amitabh Ghosh- MBBS DPM McPsy
Dr Amitabh Ghosh, based in Andheri, Mumbai is an eminent and accomplished psychiatrist and trauma psychotherapist. He has been practising for more than 20 years. The skilled doctor has been trained in various therapies such as EMDR, Mindfulness-based therapy, Psychodrama, CBT, Transactional Analysis, NLP &, Hoʻoponopono practitioner and Emotion-based Therapy. He is one of India’s only psychiatrists with extensive Psychodrama training (over 1000 hours). He has been trained in psychodrama, a unique trauma therapy by trainers from the USA, SWEDEN, ITALY, AUSTRALIA, U.K. He carries a certificate in Traumatic stress studies Trauma Research Foundation, USA.
He has been bestowed with The Indian Achievers Award 2020 in Recognition of Outstanding Professional Achievement & Contribution in Nation Building by contributing in life of patients suffering from development trauma. Dr Amitabh is also an actor and has worked in many Bollywood films and series
Website – www.psychiatristnearme.in
8. Dr Prof Ashish Gupta – Orthodontics – More than a profession it’s a Passion
Dr Prof Ashish Gupta is a top-rated senior Orthodontics and dentistry consultant. He is the co- owner, astute clinician , teacher professor at the state of an art advanced multi-speciality CAD CAM dental centre, – Gupta Dental Centre – The Multispeciality Centre at New Delhi, India
After completing his MDS in Orthodontia and Dentofacial Orthopaedics (From Saveetha University , amongst top 20 dental college of world ) Dr Gupta obtained an advanced degree in M Ortho RCS. In a rare achievement by a doctor in the field of Orthodontic branch, the skilled doctor qualified for the prestigious examination conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh (U.K.) and Diplomate National Boards ( DNB) He also cleared the FDS (RCS) from the of The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh U.K.. He also did PhD in Orthodontics to become a Doctorate.
In addition to his clinical acumen and skills , Dr Gupta has lectured extensively in India and globally . He has also authored an International Book on Orthodontics which will soon be released in collaboration with International Dentists across the globe. His spouse Prof Dr Poonam Gupta is also a renowned Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon.
9. Dr Bhasker Sharma – BHMS, MD, PhD (Homeo)
Dr Bhasker Sharma is a highly-acclaimed homoeopathic doctor and physician in India and abroad. Dr Sharma hails from Siddharthnagar, Uttar Pradesh. The profound physician is on a mission to spread the world about homoeopathy and promote a healthy community through this form of holistic medicine. He continuously works hard to eradicate misconceptions related to homoeopathic treatment. He is a world-famous alternative medicine practitioner known for curing various diseases like renal stone, gastritis, leukoderma, piles, arthritis, skin diseases, diabetes, male sexual diseases, female sexual disease, ovarian cyst, PCOD, enlargement of the prostate gland, hair loss, weight loss, etc.
Dr Sharma has set over 30 dozen world records and has also been conferred with 58 dozen international and national honours in India and 12 dozen books published. He has over a dozen medical and literary works and publications to his credit. The Largest Homoeopathy Lesson is a significant feat accomplished at an event organised by Dr Sharma on August 21, 2018, in Rajkot, Gujarat. For achieving the feat, he was bestowed with the Guinness World Record. Website – www.drsharmafoundation.org
10. Dr Upasana Chhaya Thosani
Dr Upasana Chhaya Thosani is a well-known Dental surgeon in Mumbai. She is the CEO of AFCare Dental centres. The medical and entrepreneur heads the Dental Dept of numerous Dental centres, Diagnostic centres and Physiotherapy centres under the umbrella organisation. She ensures that all the clinical aspects are conducted with precision and uniformity in patient care at all her dental centres located in different parts of the city.
She is a dedicated, highly motivated woman professional who owns a charismatic personality. In her short 8 yrs career, the doctor has brought laurels to the organisation. Because of her dedicated efforts, AFCare grew from 1 centre to 5 centres and continues to grow.
She was nominated twice at Famdent and won various other awards. She has been instrumental in conducting camps for the welfare of society and has been interviewed on many occasions by media houses. Website – www.afcares.in