Central Council Members

North Zone (2024-2026)

Dr. Nishkarsh Gupta
Professor,
Department of Onco-Anesthesiology and Palliative Medicine,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
New Delhi.

Email: drnishkarsh@rediffmail.com
Contact Number: +91 90133 10014

Dr. Sarita Singh
Professor,
Department of Anesthesiology,
King George’s Medical University,
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

Email: saritacsmmu@rediffmail.com
Contact Number: +91 94155 20080

South Zone (2024-2026)

Mr. Mujeeb Kuttamassery
Chairman,
Life Care Foundation,
Life Care Palliative Care Center,
Aulva, Kerala.

Email: mujeebkuttamassery@gmail.com
Contact number: +91 98460 68962

Dr. Praneeth Suvvari
Consultant,
Department of Pain and Palliative Medicine,
Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute,
Hyderabad, Telangana.

Email: praneethsuv@gmail.com
Contact number: +91 98146 86999

Dr. Seema Rajesh Rao
Director – Education and Research, Bangalore Hospice Trust
Head – KIPCER
Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Email: seema.rao@karunashraya.org
Contact number: +91 98923 36650

West Zone

Term of 2023 – 2025

Dr. Jayita Deodhar
Professor,
Department of Palliative Medicine,
Tata Memorial Hospital,
Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Email: jukd2000@yahoo.co.uk
Contact number: +91 98923 58023

Term of 2024 – 2026

Dr. Raghu S. Thota
Professor
Department of Palliative Medicine
Tata Memorial Hospital,
Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Email: ragstho24@gmail.com
Contact Number: +91 97690 77764

East Zone (2024-2026)

Details will be updated shortly.

Dr. Rita Rani
Senior Consultant (Radiotherapy),
Palliative Care in-charge,
Mahavir Cancer Sansthan & Research Centre,
Patna, Bihar.

Email: docritarani@gmail.com
Contact Number: +91 93340 88632

Dr. Umesh Kumar Bhadani
Professor and Head,
Department of Anesthesiology,
Dean (Academics),
AIIMS Patna,
Patna, Bihar.

Email: umeshbhadani@gmail.com
Contact Number: +91 89691 69123

North-East Zone (2024-2026)

Details will be updated shortly.

Dr. Kabindra Bhaghabati
Medical Officer (Palliative Medicine),
Dr. B. Borooah Cancer Institute,
(A Grant-in aid Institute of DAE, Govt. of India and a unit of TMC, Mumbai)
Gopinath Nagar,
Guwahati, Assam.

Email: kbhagabati07@gmail.com
Contact Number: +91 98640 93687

Dr. Sanghamitra Bora
Lead, Palliative Care
Assam Cancer Care Foundation
(Joint initiative of Government of Assam & Tata Trusts),
State Lead – Palliative Care
Guwahati, Assam.

Email: sanghamitrabk@gmail.com
Contact Number: +91 94325 90980

Editor, Indian Journal of Palliative Care

Dr. Raghavendra Ramanjulu
Lead Consultant, Palliative Medicine & Rehabilitation Medicine,
Aster Hospitals,
Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Email: editor@jpalliativecare.com
Contact Number: +91 98861 79793

Ex-Officio Members

Past President

Dr. Mary Ann Muckaden
Medical Lead, Sukoon Nilaya
Professor and Former HoD,
Department of Palliative Medicine,
TATA Memorial Hospital,
Mumbai.

Email: muckadenma@tmc.gov.in
Contact Number: +91 99202 71114

Past Secretary

Dr. Abhijit Dam
Founder and Medical Director,
Kosish – The Hospice,
Jharkand.

Email: ratuldam@yahoo.com
Contact Number: +91 87899 76351

Co-opted Members

Lt. Mrs. Alice Stella Verginia
Lieutenant (Retd) Indian Army,
Staff Nurse (Retd) Gov. Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala,
National Faculty, IAPC.

Email: stellatimung@yahoo.in
Contact Number: +91 92888 06038

Overseas Members

Dr. Joris Gielen
Director, Center for Health Care Ehtics, Pittsburgh,
United States of America.

Email: gielen@duq.edu
Contact Number: +91 98240 75707

Dr. Mhoira Leng
Head, Palliative Care,
Makerere University, Uganda.
Medical Director of Cairdeas International Palliative Care Trust, Scotland.

Email: dr@mhoira.net.com

Contact Number: +256 705 069109