Name: Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar
Qualifications: MD, PhD
Designation: Advisor SCHC ,Director SIHS, Dean-FoHBS (SIU)
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Rajiv Yeravdekar graduated from the prestigious B. J. Medical College, Pune in 1985, securing top honours in General Surgery & Obstetrics & Gynaecology. He has been awarded Ph.D under the Faculty of Management by University of Pune. Dr. Rajiv was invited by the Ministry of Health, Sultanate of Oman, where his work was highly appreciated. On completion of this assignment, Dr. Rajiv conceptualized & established the Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences at the Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune which provides on campus healthcare services, offers academic programmes pertinent to the health care sector & undertakes community oriented health care research projects. A former member of the Board of Governors of the Medical Council of India, Dr. Rajiv is a member of various governmental bodies such as Maharashtra Medical Council, Maharashtra Nursing Council, Member of the Central Supervisor Board, PCPNDT Act, Govt. of India etc.
Current Profile: Director, SIHS & Dean, Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences (FoHBS), SIU. Member, Managing Committee, Symbiosis; Member, Board of Management & Academic Council, SIU.
Name: Dr. Alaka Chandak
Qualifications: BAMS, PGDBA -HRM, PhD
Designation: Director, Symbiosis Centre of Health Care
Areas of Expertise: Multi site healthcare operations at educational institutes. Health Insurance Programme management. Strategic planning & management. Financial planning & management.
Current Profile: Standardization of preventive, promotive & curative healthcare services across 12 Health Centres. Introduction & implementation of a system for ‘Health Insurance Program’ for staff & students at Symbiosis. Use of IT in healthcare: Implementation of cloud based HIPPA compliant application for effective use of Electronic Health Records (EHR). Established processes, management information system for healthcare professionals. Established parameters for outcome matrix indicators - Health for higher educational institutes. Introduction of training & development of healthcare professionals for employee retention, staff morale, practice efficiency, job competency and patient satisfaction.
Name: Adv. (Dr.) Milind Salunkhe,
Qualifications: BHMS, DHA, MBA, LLB
Designation: Consultant, Distance Education Programs, SCHC
Areas of Expertise: Adv. (Dr.) Milind Salunkhe is an experienced hospital administrator, advocate and medico legal consultant. He is consultant and defending advocate to doctors, hospitals, institution and professional organizations on medico legal matters in consumer, civil and criminal courts and quasi-judicial bodies. He was also legal consultant and Advocate to Public Health Department, Government of Maharashtra.
Current Profile: Currently Adv. (Dr.) Milind Salunkhe is consultant and visiting faculty to Symbiosis Centre of Health Care and Symbiosis International University and other management institutes. He is also a legal consultant to Pune Municipal Corporation.
Name: Dr. Sanika Deshmukh,
Qualifications: BHMS, DHA, MBA
Designation: Medical Officer Academics
Areas of Expertise: With masters in Hospital Administration, Dr. Sanika Deshmukh has more than a decade of wider ranging experience in clinical medicine and hospital management sector.
Current Profile: A pioneer member of team for more than seven years, Dr. Deshmukh is associated with developing new programs, print and e-modules, quality assurance, pedagogy, assessment strategy and criterion and evaluation parameters. She is involved in planning and implementing e- learning platform for the convenience and benefit of working professionals enrolled in various distance education programs.
Name: Dr. Girish Bajaj
Qualifications: BAMS, PGDHM,MBA
Designation: I/C Insurance Cell, SCHC
Areas of Expertise: Dr. Girish Bajaj has more than a decade of wider ranging experience in Health Insurance and healthcare sector.
Current Profile: A pioneer member of team Symbiosis Centre of Health Care, he is leading health insurance portfolio for entire Symbiosis family.
Name: Lt. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. M.A. Tutakne, VSM, AVSM
Qualifications: MD,DVD, PGDMLS.
Designation: Advisor Medical Projects,Symbiosis
Areas of Expertise: Lt. Gen. (Retd.)Dr. M. A. Tutakne has completed MD from All India Institute of Medical Sciences with specialization in Dermatology, STD and Leprosy. As a former Vice Chancellor of Symbiosis International University and Commandant of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, his areas of expertise are clinical medicine, clinical research, research ethics and educational reforms.
Current Profile: Currently he is advising planning and development of various medical projects of Symbiosis.
Name: Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Dr. Vijay Tilak
Qualifications: MBBS, MD (PSM) & DPH, DIH
Designation: Advisor-Academics, SIHS
Areas of Expertise: Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Public Health
Current Profile: Faculty for MBA (HHM), B.Sc. (MT) & Ph.D in Healthcare programs.
Name: Brig (Retd.) Dr. Anil Pandit
Qualifications: M.B.B.S., MD (Hosp. Adm.), DNB (Hlth & Hosp. Adm.), DPH, DCA, FCGP.
Areas of Expertise: Hospital Engineering, Hospital Logistics Management, Legal Aspect
of Practice of Medicine, Hospital Budgeting, HRM in Hospitals, Hospital Marketing, Inventory Management in Hospitals, Quality Assurance in Tertiary care Hospitals, Application of Principles of OB in Hospitals & Clinical Research.
Current Profile: Professor for MBA (HHM) programme. Involved in teaching of Principles of OB in Hospitals, Hosp. Engineering Services, Clinical Research, Comparative Health care Delivery system on International Level,Case Studies, Project Works, Dissertation Studies, Guide for Ph. D under FoHBS, SIU.
Name: Ms. Neha Bhagatkar
Qualifications: Bachelor of Physiotherapy, MHA, Qualified UGC NET in Management
Pursuing Ph.D. in Health Insurance under FoHBS, SIU.
Designation: Assistant Professor
Areas of Expertise: Hospital Planning, Hospital Operations & Quality Management and accreditation.
Current Profile: Assistant Professor for MBA (HHM) Programmes. Involved in teaching of Materials management, Public health Sector Training, Private Sector training & Operations management.
Name: Dr. Kasturi Shukla
Qualifications: Bachelor in Hospital Administration, Master in Hospital Administration, Ph.D.
Designation: Assistant Professor.
Areas of Expertise: Health & Hospital Management, Health related quality of life research, Psychometric research & Instrument development.
Current Profile: Assistant Professor for MBA (HHM) Programme. Active involvement in various Academic and research activities.
Name: Ms. Meenal Kulkarni
Qualifications: Bachelor in Hospital Administration, MBA -Hospital Administration,
Pursuing Ph.D. under Faculty of Health & Biomedical Sciences, Symbiosis International University.
Designation: Teaching Associate
Areas of Expertise: Human Resource, Healthcare Management, Hospital Projects and Service Marketing.
Current Profile: Teaching Associate for MBA (HHM) Programme. Involved in teaching, project & dissertation guidance, new programme development etc.
Name: Dr Abhijeet Safai
Qualifications: BAMS, PGCDCDM
Designation: Medical Officer,Clinical Research & Academics
Areas of Expertise: Research projects
Current Profile: He is involved in developing contents of Distance Education Program - Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research, working for Research Projects undertaken by SIHS.
Name: Dr Sarika Rahangadale
Qualifications: BHMS, PGDHHM
Designation: Medical Officer Academics
Areas of Expertise: With a Post Graduation in Hospital & Healthcare Management she has gained immense experience in medical insurance and quality at KEM Hospital, Pune, Daga Women’s Hospital Nagpur and,Zen Medical Services in California, USA.
Current Profile: She is guiding student projects, providing technical advice and solving their queries. Along with that she is supporting development of subject area modules, e-learning and Learning Management System offered as a value add to Symbiosis Distance Learning students.
Name: Dr. Neha Darbhe
Qualifications: BHMS, MBA in Hospital Administration, PG (Homoeopathy) London, PGDHIM, PGDMLS
Designation: Officer, Academics
Areas of Expertise: Hospital & Healthcare Administration, Health Insurance,Research
Current Profile: She is involved in assessment & evaluation of distance education student. Along with developing selective DEP programs pedagogy, designing curriculum & assessment strategies, she is also actively involved in guiding students in their project work. Also support in developing contents for program flyer, website contents & other education promotional materials.
Apart from handling vital portfolio she also participates in managing annual conference & has couple of articles published in conference proceedings. With expertise in the area of medicolegal systems, healthcare administration & medical writing, she is also engaged in providing guidance to students of distance education programs.
Name: Dr. Kalyani Ashtikar
Qualifications: BAMS, MBA in Hospital & Healthcare Management
Designation: Officer, Academics
Areas of Expertise: Hospital & Healthcare Administration.
Current Profile: She is involved in evaluation of print modules and Learning Management System. Dr. Kalyani also actively contributes to the development of new academic programs, assessment, evaluation and guiding students for project completion.
Name:Mr. Pankaj Padole
Qualifications: BSc , EMBA (International Marketing), Google Certified in Digital Marketing
Designation: Officer- Corporate Relations
Areas of Expertise: He has 9 years of professional experience in product management , branding, digital marketing, corporate event management, corporate relations, business development, marketing & sales . His background has involved running promotional product tours at national level, executing new product launch programs, developing marketing materials, product/sales training as well as directing priority market selections for business objectives all while developing strong relationships with these business associates, vendors & media outlets.
Current Profile: He is involved in corporate relations, strategy planning for marketing, conferences, corporate event management, branding, promotions, digital marketing & business development