Faculty - Institute of Health Management Research, Bangalore (IIHMR)

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Dr.Usha Manjunath

Email: usha.m@iihmrbangalore.edu.in

Date of Joining: 19 July 2017

Dr. Usha Manjunath, a Healthcare Management Academician, did her M.Sc. (Speech & Hearing) from AIISH, Mysore and M.Phil (Hospital & Health Systems Management) and Ph.D. in Quality Management from BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan, India. She has completed a Certification Program in Strategic Leadership and Management in Healthcare in December 2012 by IIHMR, Delhi and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She has 31 years of experience, 13 years in Speech and Hearing and rest as Management Faculty with a behavioural science focus. Dr. Usha’s experience includes academics/teaching, training & capacity building, entrepreneurship, community/social development work including healthcare management. Starting her career in the professional field of Speech Pathology and Audiology she worked in various organizations including Not-for-profit Organizations, Schools and Hospitals in India and U.S.A. During her tenure at BITS, Pilani as a Management faculty, she taught a variety of courses in Psychology and Management for MBA, M.Phil and MPH students. As a faculty coordinator she contributed to community based rural development projects in the areas of woman and child health, women entrepreneurial activities, and primary school education in rural Rajasthan. Through the activities of Rural Entrepreneurship as a Nucleus Member of Entrepreneurship Development and IPR Unit of BITS, Pilani, she developed a greater understanding of projects in the areas of innovations in Healthcare Delivery, Social Mobilization, People Engagement, and Participative Management. As a Professor and Dean-Academics and Student Affairs at IIHMR, Bangalore she taught, conducted training and research. She teaches Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Communication, Services/Healthcare Services Management, Principles of Management for Hospitals/Public Health, Strategy, Marketing & Quality Management of Healthcare Services and Entrepreneurship. She is invited as ‘Guest Faculty’ and ‘Subject Expert’ at RGIPH, Padmashree School of Public Health, M.S. Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Manipal University, BITS, Pilani, SIHFW, PHFI, Nazareth College of Arts and Science and other colleges. Dr. Usha has carried out research work in the area of Primary Health Care, Reproductive and Child Health, Process Evaluation of Universal Immunization Program and Maternal Perceptions on Immunization and Quality/Process Management in Hospitals. Her research expertise includes mixed methodologies, stakeholder analysis, and strategy. She has worked with GoK, UNICEF, Alive & Thrive, Deaf Child Worldwide, ICMR, ICSSR, Food & Nutrition Board-GoI, Association of Persons with Disabilities and other NGOs for maternal-child health, baseline/end line evaluation, IEC/BCC in public health, nutrition (life cycle) and public health projects. She has networked and collaborated with Corporate companies, Government, NGOs, etc and successfully organized various National and International Level conventions, conferences, technical sessions, seminars and workshops on Healthcare/Hospital Management, Technology Entrepreneurship and related areas. Usha is well versed in conducting workshops and training on Quality & Marketing in Healthcare, Entrepreneurship, Personality, Motivation, Leadership, Life Style/Stress/Conflict Management, Communication and Emotional Intelligence. Dr. Usha has presented and published research articles in National and International Conferences/Seminars/Journals. She was conferred with the ‘Outstanding Editor’ award by AIMS International in 2011. She has authored a book Total Quality in Healthcare-An Empirical Investigation Rawat Publications, Jaipur, 2012 based on her doctoral research work, supported by the ICSSR grant. She is excited to continue to be an Academician and take the role of Director, IIHMR-Bangalore

Dr. Allen P Ugargol

Associate Professor and Dean – Academics & Student Affairs
Email: allen.u@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 17th July 2019.

Dr. Allen P. Ugargol is a public health specialist, a social and behavioural change communication expert, a qualitative researcher and a demographer currently researching on population ageing, migration, mobility, and family/societal response to ageing in India. He has over 17+ years of rich experience in public health, social and behavioural change communication in health, healthcare consulting, hospital management, population studies and health informatics with skills in conceptualization, developing and implementing programmes, monitoring and evaluation, implementation research and operational research. Dr. Allen holds a PhD in Population Studies / Demography from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands (ranked 73rd in the World). He completed his Bachelor’s in Dental Surgery from Bangalore University in 1999; was awarded the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in 2007 from the prestigious Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum, India; completed a Fellowship in Health Informatics (FHI) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), London, United Kingdom in 2005; and was awarded the PGDHHM from Symbiosis Centre for Health Care, Pune in 2003. Dr. Allen is proficient in qualitative research, the use of mixed methods, networking with development partners, learning and development, collaborative research for the development south, writing research proposals, designing research projects, implementing public health programmes, monitoring and evaluation, academic assessment, impact assessment, and evidence-based policy development. He has consulted as a technical specialist for a number of multi-lateral agencies (UNICEF, World Bank, etc.), is a member of the Board of Studies and Board of Examiners for various Universities and a member of technical advisory committees.

Dr. Manjunatha

Associate Professor and Dean – Research & Publications
Email: manjunatha.r@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 12 June 2017




Dr. Sarala

Associate Professor
Date of Joining: 06 September 2011

Dr. R. Sarala is a Social Scientist with Ph.D. in Sociology from the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, one of the renowned Social Science Institutions in India. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in HRM. She was a recipient of a research fellowship from the Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR) for pursuing a Ph.D. She has also passed the National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship in Sociology, conducted by UGC, New Delhi. She has more than 10 years of teaching experience in the field of Health Policy, and Healthcare Delivery Systems, Research Methodology, Health Systems Research, and Human Resource Management. She has a profound experience in public health research projects with skills in concept development and implementation. She is proficient in carrying out Evaluation and Implementation Research, Health System Research and Social and Behavioural Change Communication (IEC Materials-content development & pre-testing) in the area of Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition and WASH among Tribal and Urban Slum communities. She has been involving (as PI and Team Member) in various projects funded by national and international organizations such as ICMR, UNICEF, Alive & Thrive (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation), United Way and HCL Foundation, etc. She possesses good experience in carrying out qualitative data collection and analysis of quantitative data by using statistical packages such as SPSS.

 Dr. S. Krishna Kumar

Associate Professor
Date of Joining: 27 July 2020
Dr. Krishna Kumar is a medical epidemiologist, public health specialist, did his MBBS degree from Govt. Kilpauk Medical College & Hospital, Chennai affiliated to The Tamil Nadu Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai and PG Diploma in Maternal Child Health from IGNOU, New Delhi, PG Certificate in Health & Family Welfare Management and PG Certificate in Hospital Management from National Institute Health & Family Welfare-Govt. of India, New Delhi, he holds a MPH (Master of Public Health in Epidemiology & Global Health) from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at National University of Singapore, Singapore. Dr. Krishna Kumar’s experience in the field of design monitoring evaluation of health programmes, expert on developing hospital epidemiological surveillance system on prevention, control and containment of emerging, re-emerging communicable disease outbreaks and nosocomial infections, expert on designing epidemiological studies in both hospital & community settings, skilled in measuring managing quality of healthcare, experienced in RMNCH+A program monitoring & evaluation, expert in conducting mass vaccination campaigns, immunization safety surveillance systems, experienced in developing PPTCT, Adolescent HIV assessment dashboard, skilled in health policy input for Trauma care system, Palliative care system & program implementation planning strategist currently interested on research in health system research, healthcare technology assessment in India. He has 5 years overseas experience in Singapore health system and over 15 years of rich experience in Indian health system with various government, non-government agencies, private organizations, NGOs, international development agencies on designing monitoring public health programs, safety surveillance systems and immunization safety surveillance, Pharma-covigilance, skilled in heath data analytics to provide conceptualized policy decisions for top management and training & capacity building, entrepreneurship, community development. Dr Krishna Kumar is proficient in epidemiologic study designs, writing proposals for health program management, fund rising under CSR, networking with government agencies, international development partners- WHO,UNICEF, UNAIDS, NGOs, academic & research institutions, Universities for health program implementation and management, and providing evidence based policy inputs. He got awarded Best Quality Improvement Project of The Year on 9th SingHealth Quality Convention, Singapore in 2012, is active member of IEA, IMA, various technical advisory committees.

Mr. Piyush Kumar

Associate Professor
Email: piyush.k@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 15th October 2020
With more than 14 years of experience in healthcare industry, Piyush has been doing substantial leadership work across healthcare and life sciences sector with an array of clients from medical devices, healthcare delivery, life sciences, digital health etc.

After a long stint in the healthcare industry, he pursued his interest in academics and joined Banasthali Vidyapith (NAAC A++university) as an Assistant Professor. Prior to this, he was the Program Manager for healthcare and life sciences practice for South Asia, Middle East and Africa region with Frost & Sullivan, a global research and consulting firm advising clients in strategic growth, merger & acquisitions, business process consulting, operations & management, strategic expansion in the areas of healthcare delivery and hospitals, medical devices, biotech and pharma, diagnostics, digital health, etc. He managed 250+ successful research and consulting projects across the region working with senior leadership of global conglomerates, emerging firms, public sector enterprises, large family business groups, private equity-backed companies and startups.

Before entering the management consulting, Piyush worked with large hospital groups like Fortis and Jaypee Healthcare in India at various strategic roles managing hospital purchase, operations excellence, hospital planning, growth strategy, setting up new team and facilities along with planning, commissioning and managing the medical services of ‘Buddh International Circuit’ –India’s only formula one racing track.
Piyush was awarded Master’s in health and Hospital Management (MHA) from IIHMR University, Jaipur in 2007. He has published various articles on healthcare industry in leading healthcare magazines.




Dr. Kirti Udayai

Associate Professor
Email: kirti.u@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining:2nd November 2020
Dr. Kirti has done B. A from Patna University and completed her Masters in Heath & Hospital Administration from IIHMR Jaipur. She has done her Ph.D. from Banasthali Vidyapith in Management field.

Dr. Kirti has more than 14 years of experience in Healthcare Industry working in multidisciplinary functions with Hospitals like Max and Fortis . She has 9+ years of experience into teaching profession.
She has also worked with our sister concern IIHMR Delhi as Assistant Professor.
Before joining IIHMR Bangalore she was working with Banasthali Vidyapith as Assistant Professor.




Dr. Gyan Chandra Kashyap

Dr. Gyan Chandra Kashyap

Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: gyan.ck@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 27 August 2018

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gyan_Kashyap2

Mr. Gowthamghosh

Mr. Gowthamghosh B

Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: gowtham.b@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 18.05.2019



Mr. T K Pradeep Kumar

Designation: Assistant Professor and Faculty -In-Charge IT
Email: pradeepkumar@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 29th July 2019



Dr. Deepashree

Dr. Deepashree M R

Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: deepashree.mr@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 12th August 2019.



Dr. Jyoti Vijay

Dr. Jyoti Vijay

Designation: Assistant Professor
Email: jyoti.v@iihmrbangalore.edu.in
Date of Joining: 8th July 2020.



Dr.Supten Sarbadhikari

MBBS, PhD Biomed Engg IT-BHU
Designation: Founder Director and CIO (Chief Information Officer), Innovmedcare.

Dr.Supten Sarbadhikari is a medical doctor from the University of Calcutta and he did his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from IT-BHU, Varanasi. Currently, he is the Founder Director and CIO (Chief Information Officer), Innovmedcare. Formerly he was Dean (Academics and Student Affairs) and Professor (Health Informatics) at IIHMR, Delhi. Previously, he was leading a Project of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, as the Project Director for the Centre for Health Informatics of the National Health Portal (NHP). He is an Expert Adviser for the ELAG (e-Learning Advisory Group) of SNOMED-CT (2015-18). He has been the Founder and Director of Supten Institute (offering online courses on health informatics) and a Visiting Professor in Health Informatics at Bangladesh Institute of Health Sciences, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has been the Founding Director of CAL2CAL Institute, a faculty member with the Manipal Group, IIT Kharagpur, Amrita group and PSG group. He obtained his Post-doctoral Fellowship at the Machine Intelligence Unit of Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. His areas of expertise are in Requirements analysis and management in Healthcare information technology, e-learning; medical journalism and clinical decision support systems.

Mr. C.N. Sunil Kumar

Masters in Hospital Management and M Phil (HHSM, BITS, Pilani), NABH Assessor and Six Sigma Black Belt.
Designation: Regional Director – South Narayana Health

Mr. Sunil Kumar C. N. is the Regional Director-South at Narayana Health. He holds Masters degree in Hospital Management and M Phil in Hospital & Health System Management from Birla Institute of Technology and Science. He is a certified NABH assessor and possesses certificates in Lean six sigma black belt from Benchmark 6ix sigma and LCS1c-Bronze in lean management from Simpler. Further, he received a Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital and Health Management Systems from the Indira Gandhi Open University. He has around 28 years of experience. In the past, he has worked with Manipal Heart Foundation, Trichur Heart Hospital Limited, B.M. Birla Heart Research Centre, amongst other.

Dr. Tara M.S

M.Sc. and Ph.D. (Food Science and Nutrion Mysore Univ.
Public Nutrition, Health, and Child Development.
Designation:Former Regional Director of National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development NIPCCD

Dr. Tara M.S. is an Independent Consultant with an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Food Science and Nutrition from Manasagangothri, University of Mysore. She has had a long, illustrious career in the field of Public Nutrition, Health, and Child Development. As the former Regional Director of the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development NIPCCD (2005-2014), she has spearheaded large scale projects across the country. Her expertise in the field of Teaching, Training, Policy Research, and her strong academic pursuits, her interest in the development sector makes her a unique professional. She has been actively associated with many Government Departments and Sectors, Corporate bodies, Civil Societies, besides International Organizations including UNICEF, World Bank, CARE India, etc in various professional endeavors. Being a member of many Think Tank Committees working for Women and Child Department, she has contributed to innovations, as also for institutionalizing new initiatives and for strengthening the capacities of many stakeholders. Dr. Tara has many publications to her credit and has made valuable contributions in Seminars and Conferences, both Nationally and Internationally. Her core skills include policy research, advocacy, capacity building, programme implementation and strategies for reduction of Malnutrition, Food Insecurity, and raising standards for Food Safety protocols, among others.


Dr. Akash Mathur

Currently working as CEO of BAL Pharma, Akash Mathur has vast pharma experience in the US & Canada including a start-up and advisory role to several small and medium companies followed by 10 years of working leading pharma companies like Dr Reddy’s Labs and Tata Group, thereby bringing an international orientation and systems implementation to their businesses before joining Bal Pharma Ltd. He has completed his Masters in Biophysics from AIIMS, PhD (Human Pathology) from St. Louis University and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis.

Mr. Mukund Kulkarni

Mr. Mukund Kulkarni is an experienced IT professional having a total software experience of over 18 years in Business & Requirement Analysis, Development, Test & Quality Management with test planning & strategy, environment setup & review and managing stakeholder expectations, Operations involving SDLC & STLC, Project Management, and Vendor Management. He has anchored various roles in Symphony Services, Philips, Allscripts, Epsilon MQMS as Development Manager, Sr Manager (Quality), Sr Consultant (Q&R). He is Involved in Project Delivery, Test Management, and Process Improvement. He has Implemented different Quality System Frameworks (ISO 9001 and ISO 13485) & Methodologies (Agile). Deployed Product Development Process, Metrics and Project Management processes. He is a Certified Product Manager, ISTQB certified in V&V, Lead Auditor ISO 13485.

Dr. Karuna Ramesh Kumar

Dr. Karuna Rameshkumar graduated from Madras University and had Postgraduate training including Ph.D. from St. John’s Medical College. She worked in various capacities in St. John’s Medical College hospital for 33 years and is continuing as Chairperson of the Institutional Ethics Committee after retirement. As head of the laboratory services, she was instrumental in getting lab accredited and St. John’s Medical College Hospital Laboratory services were the first medical college to get laboratory accreditation. She is a faculty for GCLP (Good clinical laboratory practices) training, Internal Audit Training, and Quality Control Practices. She is an assessor for NABL and NABH –Blood Bank.

Dr. Kamala Janaki Raman

Dr. Kamala Janaki Raman is a medical professional over 25 years and implementation of NABH standards hospitals. She worked as Head- Medical Services, Diagnostics, and quality at Panacea. Hands-on experience in driving the NABH Program, which includes developing, editing and finalizing all the hospital manuals and SOPs, Monitoring Quality Indicators, Training and implementation of SOPs.

Ms. Rupali Chopra

Rupali Chopra Accomplished Quality Consultant having over 6 plus years of experience driving quality initiatives through change management. She is currently working as Senior Manager -Quality LHDM &Dr. Prem Hospital, Panipat (Haryana) and Head- Quality consultant, Steward Healthcare (India) Pvt. Ltd. As a head quality consultant she has completed more than 20 projects of HCOs & SHCOs for both Pre – accreditation entry-level NABH certification as well as NABH accreditations. She is also an NBQP Registered individual Consultant (C/HAH/1922/001), certified NQAS Consultant by Academy of Hospital Administration Certified Internal Auditor by Association of Healthcare Providers (AHPI) as NABH.


Dr.SheffinSamule has 6+ years of experience in Hospital administration, currently working as Assistant Medical Administrator in Sagar Hospitals. As Assistant Medical Administrator, she has played a vital role in ISO certification process and chairs all emergency codes committee. She is a Trained and Certified Internal Auditor for ISO 9001:2015

Dr. Chethana H S

Dr. Chethana H S is a medical professional with over 19 years’ experience with clinical practice and hospital administration. Post MBBS she did MPhil in hospital and health system management from BITS Pilani and Postgraduate Diploma in Medical laws and Ethics from the National law school of India University, Bangalore. Previously she held the position of Medical Director at Sagar and Fortis hospitals, Bengaluru. Currently, she is Consultant to Motherhood chain of hospitals with a key focus on quality, audits and legal matters. She is a visiting faculty at Padmashree College of Hospital Management. She is a member of the Governing Council/ Admin Board Member of various Healthcare Organisations. She is a Lean Six Sigma blackbelt and Trained Auditor for ISO, NABH. Her area of expertise is in Medical Affairs Management, Healthcare Audits, Project Management, Customer Relations, Quality Management, Medical Laws and Compliances.

Mr. Subramanyan M

M.Tech. (Ph.D.)
Senior Manager _ HIT
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Bangalore

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4Mr. H. S. N. RaoCEO, ARC India Insurance, BangaloreHealth Insurance
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6Mr. Sunil KumarCOO, Narayana Hrudayalaya, BangaloreHospital Management
7Dr. S.V. Joga Rao - LLM, PHDCEO, Legal Excel Associates, BangaloreLegal Framework for Hospitals
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