2006 Fellow Profiles
Hi! This is Ashwini. I work as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology atÂ Topiwala NationalÂ Medical College & B.Y.L. Nair Hospital at Mumbai, which happens to be my alma mater. After finishing my M.B.B.S., I did myÂ postgraduate studiesÂ in Pharmacology from Seth G.S. Medical College &Â King Edward MemorialÂ Hospital, with twin objectives in mind. First, I love pharmacalogy and I love to teach. Teaching is in my blood as my mother, aunt, and both my maternal and paternal grandmothers were teachers. At GSMC, where I worked as an Ad hoc Lecturer, I got introduced to the world of Medical Teaching Technology and the wonderful FAIMER family. I have been greatly enjoying my FAIMER journey which started as a Fellowship in 2006 and has continued as a National Faculty member for the FAIMER workshop.
At Nair I am actively involved in the ME Unit and work as a secretary. I am also involved in the Institutional Animal Ethics Committee.
Vivek, my husband, a Chartered Account by profession, is very supportive and Abhishek my 8-year old son feels proud that his mother is a doctor-teacher who teaches big students.
Teaching is my passion and I will continue to do so till the end.
I am Dr. Henal Shah, a psychiatrist working as an Associate Professor in a municipal hospital and medical college of Mumbai: Topiwala National Medical College and B.Y.L. Nair Charitable Hospital.
My schooling and medical training was in Mumbai. Since my school days, I was fascinated with the mind and thus psychiatry was a natural extension of this passion. After completing my psychiatry training, M.D. Psychological Medicine, I did a short stint as a postgraduate studentÂ at The Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow.
As a resident, I realized that I enjoyed teaching and research. I decided to continue as a full time teacher in the municipal run medical colleges and hospitals of Mumbai. For over a decade I have been enjoying this.
My areas of interest are child psychiatry and medical teaching. I have done a regional FAIMER fellowship in Mumbai (2006-2008) and in Philadelphia (2008-2010) andÂ enjoyedÂ them thoroughly.
I am married to Rakesh, a pediatric surgeon. We have our hands full with two adolescents, Yajas and Bhumika. Â I enjoy reading and traveling.
This is Ramji, presently working as Professor in Physiology at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, Wardha.Â I have been in the teaching profession since September 1983.
I was born in eastern Uttar Pradesh, and completed my school education in the villages of Gorakhpur, Basti, and Deoria districts of eastern UP. I graduated in Medicine from Sri Krishna Medical College, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, in 1980 and did postgraduation in Physiology from King Georgeâ€™s Medical College, Lucknow, presently known as Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University, Lucknow.
I started my regular teaching and research career as a Lecturer at Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, and was promoted to the posts of Associate Professor (1991) and Professor (1998).
Apart from teaching and research publications, I have the credit of organizing the National Conference of the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of India in 1999. I also organized national and international CMEs on hypertension, holistic medicine, and medical education.
Being in teaching, I went through the Teacherâ€™s Training Course at the National Teacher Training Centre,Â Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Postgraduate MedicalÂ Education and ResearchÂ in 1994 and subsequently did a GSMC-FAIMER fellowship in 2006. Based on these achievements I was adjudged Best Teacher and awarded byÂ the Association of Physiologists and Pharmacologists of IndiaÂ in 2008 at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore.
My wife, too, is a teacher and teaches basics of computers to school children.
I have two sons; the elder one is appearing for D. Orth. and younger one is appearing for Final M.B.B.S. this year.