Clinical Advisors

Oncology


Ashok Kumar Vaid, MD, DM-Department of Medical Oncology & Haematology, Medanta Cancer Institute, Medanta-The Medicity, Gurgaon, Haryana, India.


Dr. Ashok Kumar Vaid is Chairman, Department of Medical Oncology & Haematology at Medanta Cancer Institute, Medanta-The Medicity, Sector-38, Gurgaon, Haryana, India. Dr. Vaid obtained his MBBS and MD (Internal Medicine) degrees from the University of Jammu, India. He was awarded his Doctor of Medicine (DM) degree in Medical Oncology from the Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University in Chennai, India in 1993. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Vaid practiced and coordinated the Department of Medical Oncology at the Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre (RGCI) in Rohini, Delhi, India. In addition to his active medical oncology practice, Dr. Vaid has participated in many national and international clinical trials for finding new cancer treatments. Dr Vaid established the bone marrow transplant services in the private sector in Delhi starting with Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre during the last decade and has cumulatively carried out the largest number of bone marrow transplants in the private sector in Delhi. Currently at Medanta, he leads a large team which comprises of hemato-oncologists, pediatric transplant specialists, hemato pathologists specializing in transplant pathology, transfusion specialists, and molecular pathologists required for HLA typing and post transplant chimerism monitoring. Dr. Vaid lectures nationally and internationally and has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and abstracts. His work has appeared in Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of Thoracic Oncology, World Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Diseases International. Dr. Vaid currently chairs the Indian Council of Medical Research Subcommittee on formulating guidelines for treatment of Hodgkin’s Disease in India. He is recognized as Teacher and Examiner for superspeciality course of Medical Oncology by National Board of Examinations and the Bombay University and a reviewer of thesis for award of PhD degree in Life Sciences, Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur, India.


He was conferred the prestigious “Padma Shree” Award, one of the highest civilian award in India, by the President of India in 2009 for his contribution to the field of medicine on 14th  April, 2009.

Cardiology


Dr. Samir Kubba, is a dynamic interventional and clinical Cardiologist with more than 15 years of experience in Cardiology. A Gold medalist during his MBBS, he is trained from the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi and PGIMER, Chandigarh. He is amongst the youngest Cardiologists of the country to receive the Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology and the European Society of Cardiology. He was instrumental in initiating and establishing the primary angioplasty programme at Jaswant Rai Superspeciality Hospital, Meerut and Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon during his prior affiliations. He has also worked with the Metro Group of Hospitals, Delhi and NCR as Senior Interventional Cardiologist. Prior to joining Max Hospital, Patparganj he was Head of Cardiology, Incharge Cath Lab and Academic programme, Narinder Mohan Hospital and Heart Centre, Ghaziabad. He has been an invited faculty at almost all of the reputed national and international Interventional Cardiology conferences where he has presented many complex interventional cases and papers. He was awarded the best complex Interventional Cardiology case award at TCT India Next conference in 2014 and was an invited Faculty at TCT Washington DC during the same year. His interest lies in Primary and Complex angioplasty, Pacemaker and ICD implantations, Heart failure management and Clinical Cardiology. He is keenly involved in academics and teaching and has publications in various journals, online publications, contribution in chapters in the Cath Lab Practicals Book and is also a part of the Lipid Association of India Expert Panel Consensus Statement Part 2. He is the Vice President of the "Ghaziabad Cardiac Forum", Course Director of the "Cardiology Connect" meeting involving young Interventional Cardiologists, and was the "National Coordinator" for the Survey "Primary PCI Registry 2016". He has significantly worked on the role of “Pharmacoinvasive strategy in tier 2 cities of India for STEMI”, the paper for which is ready for publication in Journal of Association of physicians of India this year. He also received the "Distinguished Service Award" by the Boston Cardiac Foundation for implanting free pacemakers to poor patients for last 11 years.

Neurology


Dr. Vibhor Pardasani is a consultant in neurology, trained at AIIMS, New Delhi with more than 16 years of experience in this field. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical college and completed his MD Internal Medicine from Lady Hardinge Medical College. He also pursued a post-doctoral fellowship in Refractory epilepsy at King’s College London. Besides receiving the best resident award in AIIMS for his unflinching dedication, he was also the recipient of best poster (2ndprize) at ECON 2009, the 10th annual conference of the Indian epileptic Society and the Indian epileptic Association at SVIMS. He has numerous publications in national and international journals to his credit. He worked for three years as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology, IHBAS after completing his Senior Residency in Neurology at AIIMS. He then joined as a consultant Neurologist at Seven Hills Health City before moving to Bombay Hospital Institue of Medical Sciences as a Consultant Neurologist and Epileptologist. Besides the above, he is also providing his services to Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central as a Honorary Neurologist. He is designated as Assiatant Professor in Neurology in the Maharashtra Health Unversity.


Gynaecology

Dr. Zippee Godha is an experienced gynaecologist who pursued her post graduation (MS) from AMU Aligarh and later on completed her DNB. She completed her Senior residency from DDU Hospital and Indraprastha Apollo Hospital New Delhi before joining as an Assistant Professor in Mahatama Gandhi Hospital and Medical College Jaipur. She is a member of Federation of Obstetric and Gynaecology society of India. She has several publications in national and international journals to her credit.

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