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FOUNDER & HONORARY SECRETARY PDMDS


Dr. B.S. Singhal

MD, FRCP, FAMS

One of the most respected and reputed Neurologists in the country and internationally, Dr Bhim Singhal is currently Director of Neurology at Bombay Hospital. With more than 60 years of experience in the field of Neurology, Dr. Singhal has also taken a keen interest in teaching and research. His publications include over 200 journal articles, book chapters, and research papers . He has received several prestigious awards over the years, including the Dr. B. C. Roy National Award for development of Neurology in India in 1999; the Wockhardt Award for Medical Excellence in Neurology [organized by the Harvard Medical International] in 2005; the Dhanvantri award in 2009; and the R. D. Birla National award in 2013.

Deeply moved by the plight of people suffering from neurological conditions, Dr. Singhal founded the Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Society (PDMDS) and the Neurology Foundation with the aim of providing holistic health care and support to People with Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders.. His exemplary planning and work ethics have been instrumental in the phenomenal success of the PDMDS.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Dr. J.A. Lalkaka MD, DM

Co-Founder &
Treasurer PDMDS
Consultant
Neurologist

Dr. Jimmy Lalkaka is a co-founder of the PDMDS. He is a specialist in Parkinson’s disease and has been a strong force in the PDMDS since its inception. . Currently, a consultant Neurophysician at Bombay, Saifee and Parsi General Hospitals, Mumbai, Dr. Lalkaka is avidly involved in the work of the Society, being the editor of the newsletter ‘Movement’, as well as, the Treasurer of the Society.

Dr. C. Sankhla, MD

Vice President
PDMDS
Director of Neurology, P.D.
Hinduja Hospital

Dr.Charulata Sankhla is one of the founding members of the PDMDS. Currently, a consulting Neurophysician at P. D. Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, Dr. Sankhla is academically inclined and has several research publications and international conference presentations to her name.  Dr. Sankhla has always been keenly interested in Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, having obtained a Fellowship in the same from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. She says her motivation to work with PDMDS is to contribute to integrated support to PwPs.

Dr. M. Barretto, PhD

CEO PDMDS

Dr. Maria Barretto, currently the CEO of the PDMDS, has over 30 years of experience in the field of psychology and education. She brings her vast experience to the PDMDS, and has been instrumental in creating a multidisciplinary model of Parkinson’s care and applying it to the affected Indian patients in a group therapy format. This model has been an unprecedented success and it has been adopted by several other international societies. Dr.Barretto has represented the PDMDS at many international conferences and forums. In recognition of her exemplary work in improving the lives of individuals with Parkinson’s, she was awarded the Dr. Rana International Parkinson’s Community Service award in 2011. An astute planner and team leader, she possesses the ability to bring out the best from each member of her team.

Dr. P. Wadia, MD, DM, DNB

Editor PDMDS
Consultant Neurologist
at Movement Disorder Clinic
at Jaslok Hospital

Dr.Pettarusp Wadia, a Movement Disorder Specialist is a Consultant
Neurophysician at Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai & Parsi General Hospital, Mumbai. Dr. Wadia has several research projects and clinical trials to his name, as well as published research papers, abstracts and presentations, a number of which have been prize – winning at prestigious conferences. Dr. Wadia’s main interest in the field of Neurology has been Parkinsonian conditions and Movement Disorders, and he obtained a Fellowship in the same from University of Toronto, Canada. He believes that dedicating his time to PDMDS, gives him the opportunity to contribute to improving the quality of life of persons with Parkinson’s, as well as, to reach out to those who do not have access to good health care.

GOVERNING COUNCIL


Dr. S. M. Katrak

Mumbai

Dr. K. Bhattacharya

Kolkata

Dr. R. Borgohain

Hyderabad

Dr. S. V. Khadilkar

Mumbai

Ms. K. Vania

Mumbai

Dr. P. Wadia

Mumbai

Dr. P. Agarwal

Mumbai

Dr. K. Mansukhani

Mumbai

Ms. D. Engineer

Mumbai

ADVISORY BOARD


PDMDS KEY MEMBERS


OUR TEAM


MUMBAI
PhysiotherapistsApurva Mahadalkar, Suchismita Mondal, Anjum Tadvi, Tejaswini Suvarna,
Prathama Bhosle, Kshitija Ghole, Uma Sharma
PsychologistsShibani Khanna, Neha Rane, Roshni Parmar, Shanaya D’souza
Social WorkersJyotsna Tete, Roshna Kudel, Manisha Navale, Vrushali Bhalerao
Support StaffPritesh Dalvi, Shraddha More, Assumption Cardazo, Pamela Pereira
ANDHRA PRADESH
NELLOREPasupuleti Shalini, Deepa Jyothi
ASSAM
GUWAHATIChayanika Changkakti, Sonia Lakhotia, Mrigendra Sarma
GUJARAT
AHMEDABADDhwani Parikh
ANANDSunil Rabari, Khushbu Patadiya
BHAVNAGARBhavin Mandaviya, Amit Mitra
MAHUVABhavin Mandaviya
RAJKOTPriti Chavda, Namrata Chavda
SURATHetashri Patel, Pooja Bansal
KERALA
COCHINTass Koshy
MADHYA PRADESH
INDORESneha Toshniwal
MAHARASHTRA
NAVI MUMBAIMoushumi Debnath, Sagar Deshpande, Priya Visoi, Sharda Bhalerao
PUNENashome Crasto, Vrushali Belekar
NASHIKVerna Quadras, Anuprita Deshpande, Kshitij Kaushik, Darshan Kakariya, Suraj Mengane, Shital Sonkamble
KOLHAPURAkash Biranje, Jhanvi Thakur
JALGAONDeepika Gavande
AURANGABADAkshaya Patil, Sudha Sodani
NEW DELHI
Avantika Jain
RAJASTHAN
JAIPURKapila Jain
JODHPURCharu Khatri, Surabhi Vyas
UDAIPURVarsha Soni, Hasina Utanwala
SIKKIM
GANGTOKKarma Lazhom, Ambika
SOUTH SIKKIMRashmi Dungmali