On National Doctors’ Day, let’s celebrate these real heroes for their dedication and contributions to society and the community.
Interestingly different nation celebrates Doctor’s Day on other dates of the year. However, in India, the day falls on the 1st of July. The Government of In India instituted this day in 1991 to mark the birth and death anniversary of Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy, who made significant contributions to the Indian medical system. The eminent physician was also the second Chief Minister of West Bengal.
The day is dedicated to recognising medical professionals’ selfless and incomparable hard work. India Mirror, a prominent digital portal in India for news and marketing, honours the top ten doctors of the year who have become the fundamental cornerstone of India’s healthcare system by showcasing their ability to persevere and survive in the face of tremendous odds.
1. Dr Abhijit Pawar – MBBS, MS – Orthopaedics, MRCS (UK)
Dr Abhijit Pawar is a senior spine surgeon at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Mumbai (KDAH) who specialises in minimally invasive spine, endoscopic spine, and scoliosis surgeries. He is the pioneer of 3d Navigation guided (O-arm) spine and scoliosis surgery in India.
Dr Abhijit Pawar completed his residency in orthopaedics from BJ. Medical College Pune. He had received advanced training in New York, the USA, for specialising in spine and scoliosis surgery. He has extensively researched spine surgery and published about 25 articles and book chapters in international spine journals. The expert surgeon is a member of the Orthopaedic Speciality Fellowship – Intercollegiate Board, Fellow in Spine Surgery, and Fellow of the American Board of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (FABMISS).
Dr Abhijit has performed about 3500 successful spine surgeries at KDAH with no complications. Being an active member of the Rotary Club of Mumbai and KDAH, he has organised programmes where the treatment of needy children with scoliosis is conducted at subsidised costs.
2. Dr Laxmikant S KASAT- MCh (Paediatric Surgery), MS (Gen Surgery)
Dr Laxmikant S Kasat, popularly called Dr Lucky by his patients and colleagues, is a renowned Consultant Paediatric Surgeon at Jupiter, Kaushalya, and Medicare hospitals in Thane, Mumbai. The highly skilled doctor received acclaimed & recognition from the medical fraternity when he successfully operated on a 2-month-old girl who had one more fully formed baby inside her abdomen (known as ‘FETUS IN FETU). To date, only nine such rare cases are reported in India & 92 around the globe. Further, the specialised doctor has operated many uncommon surgeries in India, such as removal of the Largest Appendix (measured 7 inches x 1.5 inches) from a child and amputation of ovarian cyst (reported to be the largest), from a 10 hours old baby.
Having 17 international and national publications with four textbook references to his credit, Dr Laxmikant has been bestowed with multiple awards like the ‘Times of India Young Achiever Award’ in Paediatric Surgery 2018 and the ‘Dynamic Social Leader Award‘ by the Governor of Maharashtra in 2022. Website – www.drluckykasat.com
3. Dr Manoj Gupta – Is the only internationally qualified Hyperbaric Medicine physician in India
He is a well-known specialist in Hyperbaric Medicine for the last 15 years in Mumbai. The doctor is Post Graduate Teacher and mentor for University and is member of several National and international medical associations. He has also authored a book and has numerous national and international publications in peer reviewed journals on the same subject. He is the Director and Program Coordinator at HBOT Academy in Mumbai and has trained more than 50 doctors.
Dr Manoj Gupta uses the Therapy (HBOT) to treat severe and chronic medical conditions and for wellness in his centres in Borivali, Wadala, Marine line (MUMBAI) and Kiran hospital in Surat. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) is a treatment method in which patients are made to breathe 100% oxygen in a chamber under high pressure (2 to 2.5 times more than normal atmospheric pressure) for 60-90 minutes. Website – www.hboacademy.in
4. Dr Anjan Bhattacharya- MBBS, DCH (Lond), MRCP (Lond), FRCPCH (UK)
Anjan Bhattacharya is one of the best Developmental Paediatricians with a vast experience of 30 years. Currently, he is affiliated with Apollo Multi-speciality Hospital, Child Development Centre, Kolkata.
He specialises in treating Children with Neuro Development Disorder, especially those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Speech Delay/Speech Problems, Learning Problem/Learning Delay, Delayed Walk, Growth problems and many more. He is a renowed Developmental Paediatrician in India, equipped to use Gold Standard Diagnostic Tools for Autism with Griffiths tool and other diagnostic assessment tools to assess the overall development of autistic children.
Under his supervision, a Post Graduate Diploma Course on Early Intervention for Neurodevelopmental Disorders has been introduced at Nabajatak Child Development Centre, Kolkata, in collaboration with MAKAUT (Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University) CCPTR.
5. Dr Anshuman Manaswi – MBBS, MS, DNB, M.Ch.
Anshuman Manaswi is a Senior Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon with over 20 years of extensive surgical experience. He is the Founder and Director of one of the top hospitals for plastic surgery in Mumbai – La Transformationé Plastic Surgery Centre. He is also affiliated with Nanavati Max Speciality Hospital & at Bombay Hospital & Medical Research Centre, Mumbai.
He is one of the pioneers of Lymphedema Surgery in the country. He has trained many doctors in Cosmetology, physiotherapists, and Nurses for Lymphedema therapy. To date, he has served a number of patients, including many celebrities, with his incredible skill.
He has been accredited for many scientific research papers at international and national conferences and has scientific publications in journals of repute in his name. He is a recipient of Various Awards and accolades by reputed organisations. His name Appears in Marquis’ Who’s who World Bibliography as one of the top medical professionals in the world. Website: www.latransformatione.com.
6. Dr Arun P. Mehra -MBBS, M. S General surgery, M.CH
Dr. Arun P. Mehra Is a famous Indian cardiac surgeon. He operates at Breach Candy Hospital, Lilavati Hospital, & Jaslok and Nanavati Hospitals.
He is a specialist in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting, and performs total Arterial Grafting, with beating heart technique. He also does Heart Valve Replacement, and is a specialist in performing TAVI with access through aubclavian or carotid arteries.
With an experience of more than 25 years in this field, Dr Mehra has performed over 10,000 heart operations and has more than 30 research publications to his credit published in various international journals.
Dr Mehra has several firsts to his credit : the first Beating Heart ” Octopus” Surgery in Mumbai, First impella Device, and first TAVR through subclavian artery as well as first TaVr thru common carotid artery.
Dr Mehra has been awarded four gold medals, and was awarded lifetime achievment award for excellence in helathcare by Times of India in 2018.Website – www.bypasssurgery.in
7. Ms Monisha Rawat –MD Alternate medicines
Monisha Rawat is an award-winning Certified Nutritionist and Internationally acclaimed Health Professional. She has 25 years of corporate experience as a Researcher in the Pharma Industry. She has trained under the able guidance of Prof. Park Jae Woo, inventor of Sujok Therapy. She is Masters in Sujok and Smile Taiji, ISA Authorised International Lecturer of Sujok & Smile Taiji, Sujok Diabetes Specialist.
The specialist has extensively studied the human body’s reaction to drugs & food intake, and that helped her to understand and master Cellular and Nutritional Healing.
In 2003, she conceived the holistic wellness institution – Monisha’s Mantra Mulund; to cure a wide range of acute and chronic disorders without Medicines and positively transform the lives of individuals into a more youthful version. She also excels in Mind Programming, Relationship Healing, & Inspirational Lectures. She has conducted 1000+ result-oriented work shops across Corporate houses, Educational institutes and Community groups in India and abroad.
Founder of Global We Care Foundation, the NGO (Committed to Health & Wellness without Medicine). Website: www.monishamantra.com
8. Dr Surabhi Dhanwala- BPT, MPT (Neuro), DNYS, CCH, CHM (Thailand)
Dr Surabhi Dhanwala is a celebrated Physiotherapist and Naturopathist. With a rich medical experience of over 18 years, the famous doctor has successfully treated many ministers, officers, and celebrities, including the Honourable Former President of India, Mrs Pratibhatai Patil.
She is said to be genetically inborn with ancestral knowledge & magical hands. She has developed unique techniques to cure patients suffering from physical problems by fusion of modern science and traditional methods. She has aced herself in the field of Neurology, Naturopathy and Neuropathy.
Dr Surabhi and her team members have a proven track record of recovering patients without undergoing surgeries. Moreover, the skilled doctor has helped patients to recover from numerous ailments such as digestive tract problems, diabetes, hypertension & Neuropathy, paralysis, Retino Pigmentosa, Peripheral Neuropathy etc. Presently Dr Surabhi is successfully running her Clinical Care and therapy centres in Pune (Maharashtra) and Dehradun (Uttarakhand). She has received Honorary Doctorate in Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Acupressure from South Western American University. She has also received many awards and appreciation from all segments of society. She is often invited as a key guest speaker at various events and conferences.
9. Dr Sujit Shanshanwal – MD (Dermatology)
Sujit Shanshanwal, a top Dermatologist, is the Medical Director of SkinAmour Clinics, Mumbai.
With 13 plus years of experience, the famous expert specialises in Aesthetic Dermatology, Paediatric Dermatology, Trichology, Hair Transplant Surgery, Cosmetology and Dermatosurgery. The doctor is best known for hair transplantation. Apart from hair treatment, he also treats all skin ailments and performs various cosmetic procedures. His unmatchable skills have made him the preferred choice among celebrities.
He completed his MBBS from T. N. Medical College & B.Y.L. Nair CH. Hospital, Mumbai and later his MD in Dermatology from LTM Medical College & General Hospital, Mumbai. With his work experience in New York, Chicago & Florida, he effectively delivers an international standard of health care to his patients in India. He has been associated with the World Trichology Society, WCD, Canada, WCHR, South Korea and EADV, Switzerland. Website – www.skinamour.in
10. Dr Yogesh Kalyanpad- MD (Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy) Fellow in Aesthetic Medicine
Dr Yogesh Kalyanpad is a renowned Dermatologist and Cosmetologist with exceptional expertise in dermatology procedures.
He is the owner and Director of the Skinamour Clinic franchisee, He offers the most advanced laser treatment and cosmetic surgeries along with clinical dermatology. Dr Yogesh has done his MBBS & MD from Seth GSMC & KEM Hospital, Mumbai. He is associated with the Indian Association of Dermatology and the World trichology Society. The testimonials of his patients speak volumes of his proficiency. He has been practising in the field for over a decade and continues to deliver promising results.
He bears an unparalleled commitment to his patient’s well-being. His results have made him the most sought-after dermatologist in Mumbai. Website – www.skinamour.in