About Our DoctorDr N. Gopalaratnam is a renowned
orthopaedic surgeon, with more than 32 years of experience with general
orthopaedics, orthopaedic trauma, and arthroplasty. In the past, he was
associated with several prestigious institutions, including Sacred Heart Mission
Hospital in Thrissur and Swami Vivekananda Mission hospital in Wayanad district.
He has also worked in the academic field for over 23 years, teaching at
Chengalpattu Medical College, Madras Medical College, and Meenakshi Medical
College in Kanchipuram. Dr Gopalaratnam completed his MBBS at Stanley Medical
College (1975) and obtained his postgraduate diploma from Madras Medical College
in 1987. He is a member of several medical associations, such as the Orthopaedic
Association of South Indian States, Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association, and
Madras Orthopaedic Society. He was awarded ‘Best Doctor’ by Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R
Medical University in 2012. Dr N Gopalaratnam is especially interested in
paediatric orthopaedics, complex hip disorders and neuromuscular
About Our DoctorDr Sudha Balasubramanian has been
in the field of internal medicine and preventive health care for more than 20
years. She has worked as a consultant physician in several healthcare
institutions, including HM Hospital, Osler Diagnostics and Canray Health
Alliance Private Limited. Dr Sudha obtained her MBBS from Kilpauk Medical
College (1991), and received a Diplomate of National Board (General Medicine) in
1999, from Government Royapettah Hospital, Chennai. She is a life member of the
Association of Physicians of India and Indian Medical Association. Known for the
strong relationship she forges with her patients, Dr Sudha is passionate about
community interaction to increase awareness about health care.
About Our DoctorDr SM Rajendran has been part of
the clinical medical field for more than 40 years, and in the academic and
research area, for over 30 years. A firm believer in controlling diabetes
through lifestyle changes, he believes and has proven in many cases, that the
disease can almost be reversed entirely, by making these changes. He is
particularly interested in addressing abnormal obesity and adolescence
Dr Rajendran completed his MBBS (1970) and MD (1978) from the University 0f
Madras, India, and his Doctor of Science (DSc.) from Sree Balaji Medical College
and Hospital, Chennai (2012). He was awarded his FRCP from the Royal College of
Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS), Glasgow in the year 2008. He taught Internal
Medicine and Diabetology at Stanley Medical College and served as the Director
and Professor of Diabetology at the Sree Balaji Diabetology Research
Center, Chennai. He has taught both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and
also serves as a guide for doctoral students.
The Chief Editor of the ‘Journal of Applied Science’, and Honorary Editor of for
two other prestigious journals, Dr SM Rajendran has conducted considerable
original research in the field of diabetology. He has presented numerous
papers, at both national and international levels, and is an advisor to Kumar
and Clark's bestselling textbook titled ‘Clinical Medicine’.
About Our DoctorDr. Abhishaanth Prabu completed
his MBBS from Sree Balaji Medical College in Chennai and completed a
Postgraduate Program (PGP) in Diabetology from John Hopkins University, USA. As
a general practitioner focused on treating diabetic and geriatric patients, he
has been working with Air India for the past five years, treating elderly
retired patients, and conducting pre-flight medical checks. Before that, he
worked with the 108 Emergency Response Service, offering life-saving advice over
the phone to a trained ambulance crew. Dr Abhishaanth counts, as his greatest
achievement, the setting up of multiple medical relief camps around the city, in
response to the 2015 floods in Chennai. He is an avid traveller and
photographer, with interest in drone photography.
About Our DoctorDr Rajasree completed her MBBS
from Sri Ramachandra Medical College and her MRCPCH from the Royal College of
Paediatrics and Child Health, UK. She also holds an MD (Paediatrics) from
Kasturba Medical College, Manipal and a Fellowship in Paediatric Emergency
Medicine from the Society of Trauma and Emergency Paediatrics,
Dr Rajasree has been associated with several prestigious hospitals in the past,
including, Prashanth Hospital, Motherhood Hospital and continues to consult at
VHS and Apollo Children's’ Hospital. She is especially interested in paediatric
emergency, community health and teaching. She is trained in classical veena and
About Our DoctorDr B Vinod Kumar completed his
MBBS from Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute, Puducherry and MD
(General Medicine) from Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Chennai. He
went on to receive a DM (Cardiology) from Sri Ramachandra Medical College, where
he also works as an assistant professor and consultant. He also holds an
Advanced Certificate Program in Project Management and a Professional Diploma in
Clinical Research from Catalyst Clinical Service, New Delhi, and a Postgraduate
Diploma in Health Sciences (Diabetology) from Annamalai University, Chidambaram.
He is a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology and the International
Medical Sciences Academy and has presented numerous papers, both in India and
Dr Vinod is especially interested in interventional cardiology, especially
complex coronary interventions for conditions like CTO, left main bifurcation
and structural heart disease. He runs an outpatient clinic—Chennai Cardiac
Care—in Chennai and a foundation—C3 Research Foundation—through which he
conducts cardiology camps on the outskirts of Chennai and in Thanjavur. His
hobbies include cricket, football, film and gardening.
About Our DoctorDr Chithra Thenramasamy is a dermatology and cosmetology consultant with strong expertise in trichology, dermatology and skincare procedures. She has previously worked with several prestigious institutions in Chennai, including the SKY Skin, Hair and Laser Clinic, the Xcellent Care Hospital, RSV Skin &Laser Clinic and Margaret Sidney Hospital. She completed her MBBS from the KAP Viswanathan Government Medical College and her Post Graduate in Dermatology (DDVL) from the Madras Medical College. She is a member of the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists, the Tamil Nadu Medical Council and the Australian Medical Council.
About Our DoctorDr Nirmal Kumar is an experienced ENT specialist/ Otorhinolaryngologist with over 15 years of experience. He holds an MBBS from the Sri Ramachandra Medical College in Chennai, a Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO) from the Madras Medical College and a Diplomate of National Board (DNB) from the Southern Railway Headquarters Hospital, Chennai. In 2014, he received a Fellowship in Airway Surgeries from CHUV, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a member of the Indian Medical Association, the Association of Otolaryngologists, the Indian Society of Otology and the All-India Rhinology Society. He taught at the ESI Medical College, KK Nagar, Chennai and is currently working as Assistant Professor of ENT at Bhaarath Medical College, Selaiyur, Chennai. He has conducted several free ENT camps for the disadvantaged and sponsored hearing aids for orphaned children with hearing loss.
About Our DoctorDr Shankar Balakrishnan holds DM Neurology and is an alumnus of the prestigious Madras Institute of Neurology, MMC. Further, he completed his Fellowship in Interventional Neurology (FINR) from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He completed his MBBS from Stanley Medical College, Chennai and MD Pediatrics from NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad, with outstanding academic records. He received the best outgoing student & gold medal in DM Neurology. He was also awarded the university gold medal in MBBS.
Dr Shankar’s area of expertise is vast, covering a broad spectrum of neurological disorders. His expertise includes treating Parkinson’s disease with deep brain stimulation and apomorphine therapy. He has performed over 35 DBS in Parkinson’s disease and showed exemplary results. He was one of the first few to introduce apomorphine pump therapy in Tamil Nadu.
He is a pioneer in acute stroke management with thrombolysis and stroke intervention. He also has immense experience in the intervention of brain vessel malformations and has performed over 500 diagnostic angiograms and endovascular procedures.
He offers treatment for migraine, dystonia, writer’s cramp, post-stroke spasticity, cerebral palsy etc., with Botox therapy and offersintrathecal baclofen pump therapy for spasticity and intractable pain. He treats seizure disorders and epilepsy and helps evaluate, diagnose and manage dementia and related disorders. He has also successfully treated children with developmental disorders such as CP, ASD, ADHD and epilepsy.
Dr Shankar is the first neurologist in Tamil Nadu to perform spinal cord stimulation for paraplegia. His keen interest & passion for neuromodulation has helped many patients who could not walk before do so. He also offers sacral nerve stimulation for people with bladder and bowel incontinence due to spinal injury, diabetes, cancer.
Dr Shankar is registered with the Indian Medical Council and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the International Movement Disorder Society, the Indian Academy of Neurology, the Indian Association of Epilepsy and the International Neuromodulation Society. He has several national and international publications to his records.