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.
Dr. J.A. Lalkaka MD, DM
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
Director of Neurology, P.D.
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
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
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.
Dr. S. M. Katrak
Dr. K. Bhattacharya
Dr. R. Borgohain
Dr. S. V. Khadilkar
Ms. K. Vania
Dr. P. Wadia
Dr. P. Agarwal
Dr. K. Mansukhani
Ms. D. Engineer
|Physiotherapists||Apurva Mahadalkar, Suchismita Mondal, Anjum Tadvi, Tejaswini Suvarna,|
Prathama Bhosle, Kshitija Ghole, Uma Sharma
|Psychologists||Shibani Khanna, Neha Rane, Roshni Parmar, Shanaya D’souza|
|Social Workers||Jyotsna Tete, Roshna Kudel, Manisha Navale, Vrushali Bhalerao|
|Support Staff||Pritesh Dalvi, Shraddha More, Assumption Cardazo, Pamela Pereira|
|NELLORE||Pasupuleti Shalini, Deepa Jyothi|
|GUWAHATI||Chayanika Changkakti, Sonia Lakhotia, Mrigendra Sarma|
|ANAND||Sunil Rabari, Khushbu Patadiya|
|BHAVNAGAR||Bhavin Mandaviya, Amit Mitra|
|RAJKOT||Priti Chavda, Namrata Chavda|
|SURAT||Hetashri Patel, Pooja Bansal|
|NAVI MUMBAI||Moushumi Debnath, Sagar Deshpande, Priya Visoi, Sharda Bhalerao|
|PUNE||Nashome Crasto, Vrushali Belekar|
|NASHIK||Verna Quadras, Anuprita Deshpande, Kshitij Kaushik, Darshan Kakariya, Suraj Mengane, Shital Sonkamble|
|KOLHAPUR||Akash Biranje, Jhanvi Thakur|
|AURANGABAD||Akshaya Patil, Sudha Sodani|
|JODHPUR||Charu Khatri, Surabhi Vyas|
|UDAIPUR||Varsha Soni, Hasina Utanwala|
|GANGTOK||Karma Lazhom, Ambika|
|SOUTH SIKKIM||Rashmi Dungmali|