Medical Advisory Committee

Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi


Dr Pankaj Chaturvedi MBBS,MS,FAIS, FICS is a Head and Neck cancer Surgeon at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. Dr Chaturvedi did his medical schooling and post graduation in General Surgery at Banaras Hindu University. He was adjudged the best Intern (1991) and the best Post Graduate (1995) during his tenure in Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. Later, he decided to work in the field of surgical oncology and received his formal training at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He has also received advanced training in several premier cancer centers abroad including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. He has been invited as visiting faculty in 18 head and neck cancer institutions in 14 countries. He is part of Indian council of Medical research Taskforce on Carcinoma of the Oral cancer. He is founding member of the SAARC federation of oncology. He is member of several prestigious international oncology associations and he is the reviewer of several leading journals. He is also the editor of the Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery. He has authored 6 book chapters and 62 papers in international peer reviewed journals. He is part of several clinical trials and he is the Principal investigator of 2 research studies including a NIH funded study for early detection of oral cancer.

He is the recipient of the Outstanding young person of India award – 2008 by the Junior Chambers International, Mumbai. He has tremendous interest in public Health issue especially related to Tobacco control. He is the co-ordinator of the Smoke free Mumbai campaign – . He is the Chairman, Media and Advertising – World Congress on tobacco or health. He organized the 1st National control Conference of India. He is the Joint secretary of the Action council against tobacco – India, Editor of the India’s first anti-tobacco magazine – Tobacco Kills, an active member of the Globalink, UICC. He is the creator of the world’s only exclusive anti-tobacco cartoon websites – with the help of UICC. This is rated as best anti-tobacco website by Tobaccopedia, UICC. He also created a dedicated counter advertising website for the tobacco ads- . He is the author of the one and only dedicated website for information on Areca nut usage – .

Dr Vijay Kumar


Dr Vijay Kumar is a medical professional and active in social service with more than seven years of clinical experience. He completed his medical graduation from Darbhanga Medical College, Lalit Narayan Mithila University. He has also done a Certificate Course on Diabetic Management (CCDM) from Apollo hospital

Dr Kumar is presently associated with Intensive Care Unit, Deepak Memorial Hospital in Delhi. He is also working as a Medical Consultant for the NGOs like Salam Balak Trust (SBT), Delhi – an organisation working in the field of street and working children and South Asian Research & Development Initiative (SARDI) – an organisation working in the field of HIV/AIDS.
In the past, Mr Kumar had also worked with Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi; Kumar Nursing Home, Patna and MHCPS – a multispecialty clinic in Delhi. He was also involved in surveillance work for Polio and HIV. Dr. Kumar had also taken part in more than 100 health camps in the city of Delhi focusing on sexually transmitted disease and other non-infectious diseases.

Dr (Mrs) Anju Mehta

MBBS, MD Anaesthesia

Senior Intensivist-Critical Care & Cardiac Anaesthesia and Quality Registrar for ICUs-Critical Care & Cardiac Anaesthesia at the Delhi Heart & Lung Institute. Delhi Heart & Lung Institute

Dr Anju Mehta, is a Topper in KEM Hospital in the MD Anaesthesia Examination- Mumbai University. Indian Society of Anaesthesia, Delhi Chapter-T.N Jha Award on behalf of lady Hardinge for Best Paper presentation. Publication of ‘Endotracheal Intubation related massive Subcutaneous emphysema and tension pneumomediastinum resulting in cardiac arrest’-a dilemma’ in the Postgraduate Journal of Medicine, Volume 49, issue 2, April-June 2003. Paper presentation on’ Management of a large pulmonary cyst in a child’ in the Indian Society of Critical Care Meet at India Habitat Centre in April 2003 . Conducted a Workshop and Certificate programme on Advanced Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Presented a paper on ’Factor VII deficiency-a post operative Dilemma’ in CTCON Jaipur 2007, paper on postoperative bleeding, in the Indian Society of Critical care conference in November 2007. She is the Co-Editor of quarterly Newsletter-‘Hridaya Sandesh’ and the Internal Quality Auditor for Quality Assurance Programmes for the Hospital.

Dr Sanjana Sikri

Dr Sanjana Sikri completed her MBBS from “Kasturba Medical College”, Mangalore in 1994 and internship from “Nair Hospital”, Mumbai. She started her career as an Emergency Medical Officer in Vasant Lok Hospital in 1997 where she participated in Eye Camps, school checkups programme and other workshops. From 1999 to 2002, she worked as “Medical Coordinator” with AIDS Awareness Group (AAG), an HIV/AIDS project with sex workers of G.B Road funded by Delhi State AIDS Control Society. The job responsibilities included check-up and treatment of STD/STIs, Counseling, general medical care, report writing and training outreach staff.

Since 2003 she is working as a Medical Officer with Salaam Balaak Trust (SBT), an NGO in central Delhi, operational with 5000 street and disadvantaged children through five full-care residential programmes, five contact points and 1098 child line for children in distress.
Dr Sekris responsibilities include providing professional and medical services (medical check-ups, treatment and supervision of medication, vaccines administration, counseling and psychological support, networking with public hospitals for hospitalization cases etc.); coordination of SBT’s health programme and providing technical support (peer education, conducting training on HIV/AIDS, STD/STIs, Hepatitis, symptomatic management of STD/STIs, etc.) . She is a member of the CCF Medical Action group and gives her time to the CCF programs for education on chronic diseases.