Dr. Aniruddha Malpani is an IVF specialist from Bombay University, winning over 20 gold medals during his academic career. He runs the worlds largest free patient education library, HELP, @ http://www.healthlibrary.com/. He has authored four books - How to Get the Best Medical Care (@ http://www.thebestmedicalcare.com); Successful Medical Practise; How to Have a Baby, and Using Information Therapy to Put Patients First. His passion is patient empowerment; and he believes that patients are the largest untapped healthcare resource; and that we need to use patient power to heal our sick healthcare system. (@ http://www.patientpower.in/20 12/).
Juliette Siegfried, MPH, is an experienced health educator and health communications specialist from Washington, D.C. For over 20 years, Ms. Siegfried has written health and medical content for print and online materials, books and websites, with particularly extensive experience in the area of health education and preventive medicine. Juliettes business is http://www.ServingMed.com, and she lives in the Netherlands.
Vandana Gupta was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 1993. Her experiences as a Cancer Survivor motivated her to start V Care Foundation, a Registered Public Charitable Trust, in Mumbai on 21st February 1994. The organisation provides free service to cancer patients and their families, to help them cope with the crisis of Cancer. Their website is http://www.vcarecancer.org.
Dr. Mahesh Sharma is an Ayurveda expert and has been practicing as a consulting Ayurvedic physician since 1977. Having practiced as a general practitioner for 3 years, he opted to be a specialist and hence pursued specialisation in Internal Medicine and completed his M.D. in 1983 from Osmania University. His website is: http://www.ayursharma.com.
Professor Rajan Madhok is an orthopaedic surgeon turned public health doctor who has held senior medical management positions in the NHS in England over the last 25 years. He has a longstanding interest in health care quality and patient safety and he is actively promoting various efforts to reduce avoidable harm. His email is rajan.madhok@btInternet.com.
David Werner (Born 1934) is author of the classic "Where There is No Doctor" (Donde No Hay Doctor), co-founder and co-director of HealthWrights (based in Palo Alto, California) and a Visiting Professor at Boston University International School of Public Health. A biologist and educator by training, he has worked for many years in village health care, community-based rehabilitation, and child-to-child health initiatives in the Third World, especially Mexico. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Nikhil D Datar is a practising gynaecologist in Mumbai. He is also a renowned health right activist and has fought legal battles on health right issues. He is the founder president of Patient Safety Alliance @http://www.patientsafetyalliance.in, which works to empower patients and health care professionals to prevent medical harm. His email is email@example.com.
Hema Viswanathan is a social and development research expert, writer, and entrepreneur, with over 25 years of experience in consumer research. She established Barometer Research in 2004 to provide research and advisory services for the social and development sector. Her website is http://www.barometerresearch.com/