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This is a listing of some volunteer CMC medical alumni who are currently or were previously in academic positions outside CMC, with information about specialty and expertise. CMC faculty members who are seeking help to enhance their academic/research activities may directly contact individual alumni as needed.

Chandy George K Cherayil Bobby J. David A. Sunil Dutta Anindya
Ganguli Mary Ganguli Rohan Khanna Sumant Krishnan K.V.
Krishnan Lalitha Narayan Raj K. Nimgaonkar Vishwajit L Ninan Thoppil Philip
Pillai Shiv Saha Vaskar Sathian K Savarirayan Ravi
Simoes A.F Eric Subbarao Kanta Thomas M. Rebecca Varki Ajit
Varki Nissi Venkitaraman Ashok Ward Honorine Devasundaram Jayanth
T Jacob John V.I. & Minnie Mathan Soumya Ghosh COMPLETE LIST

K. George Chandy

Professor, Departments of Physiology and Biophysics Microbiology and Mol. Genetics, and Medicine
Room 291 Joan Irvine Smith Hall
University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697
Phone: 949-824-2133/2134/6370
Fax: 949-824-3143
Area of interest/expertise: ion channels in excitable and non-excitable cells - gene organization, structure, function, drug design, role in disease (molecular biology, biochemistry, electrophysiology, pharmacology).

Bobby J. Cherayil

Asst. Prof. of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Assoc. Immunologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Pediatric GI Unit, Room 3400,
MGH East, Building 114, 16th Street,
Charlestown, MA 02129.
Phone: 617-726-4170
Fax: 617-726-4172
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Innate immune responses to bacteria, particularly with reference to the GI tract.

Sunil A. David

Assistant Professor
Molecular Biosciences
University of Kansas
4043 Haworth Hall
Lawrence, KS - 66044
Tel: (785)-864-3813
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Molecular pathogenesis of septic shock; drug design and development; recognition mechanisms in the innate immune response.

Anindya Dutta

Associate Professor
Department of Pathology, Thorn 630
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: 617-278-0468
Fax: 617-732-7449
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Molecular biology of the cell-cycle, DNA replication, cyclin/cdks, p53, Myc, role of cellular factors in EBV replication.

Mary Ganguli

Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology,
Division of Geriatrics and Neuropsychiatry,
Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and
Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic,
3811 O'Hara Street,
Pittsburgh, PA, USA 15213-2593.
phone: +412/383-9583
fax: + 412/383-9587
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Geriatric Psychiatry; Psychiatric Epidemiology; Neuroepidemiology; Alzheimer's and other dementias; Cross-National Studies.

Rohan Ganguli

Professor of Psychiatry, Pathology, and Health & Community Systems
Vice Chairman & Chief of Clinical Services
Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
3811 O'Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213-2593
Phone: 412-624-1103 ; FAX: 412-624-1107
Areas of Interest/Expertise: clinical trials in chronic psychiatric illness (but the methodology for clinical trials is generic, not specific to a particular disorder); hospital administration, especially with respect to performance improvement.

Sumant Khanna

Additional Professor
Department of Psychiatry
National Institute Of Mental Health & Neurosciences
Hosur Road
Bangalore 560 029
Email :
Fax : 0091806564822
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Biological Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Serotonin, Personality Disorders,Drug Treatment of Mania & Schizophrenia

Krishnan K.V.

Professor of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon,
Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur Chennai
Vijaya Heart Foundation, Vijaya Hospital, Vadapalani, Chennai
C.S.I. Kalyani Multispeciality Hospital, Radhakrishnan Salai, Chennai
644,46th Street, 9th Sector, K.K.Nagar
Chennai, India 600078
Phone 91 44 4815500
Fax 91 44 4727095587
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Adult Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery - primarily to provide this care at an affordable cost to a larger section of the people. Teaching and Training in Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery

Lalitha Krishnan

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology)
Consultant Neonatologist,
C.S.I. Kalyani Multispeciality Hospital, Radhakrishnan Salai, Chennai
644,46th Street, 9th Sector, K.K.Nagar
Chennai, India 600078
Phone 91 44 4815500
Fax 91 44 4727095587
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Neonatal Intensive Care - establishment , training and Improving the level of Neonatal Care in India. Teaching and Training in Neonatology Development of Software modules for clinical application.

Raj K. Narayan

Mayfield Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Cincinnati and The Mayfield Clinic
231 Albert Sabin Way
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0515
Phone 513-558-3557
FAX 513-558-7702
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Surgery of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves, Cerebrovascular surgery (aneurysms, AVMs), brain tumors, microsurgery of the spine, hyperhidrosis, Traumatic brain injury, brain protection

Vishwajit L Nimgaonkar

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Genetics
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
WPIC, Room 443
3811 O'Hara St., Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Tel: 412 624 0823, 1 800 994 8182
Fax: 412 624 0446
e mail:
web site:
Areas of Interest/Expertise: genetic epidemiology of severe psychiatric illnesses.

Philip Thoppil Ninan

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Director, Anxiety and Mood Disorders program
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
1841 Clifton Road, Room 401
Atlanta GA 30329
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Anxiety and depressive disorders. Biology and treatment response

Shiv Pillai

Member, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
and Affiliate Faculty Member, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Member, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology
MGH Cancer Center, 149, 13th Street, Boston MA 02129
Tel: 617 726 5619
Fax: 617 724 9648
Areas of interest/expertise: Immunobiology, Signal Transduction, Oncogenesis, B lymphocyte development, antigen receptor signaling, protein kinases, genetic susceptibility to cancer

Vaskar Saha

Professor of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology
Head, Department of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology
Barts and The London, Queen Mary School of Medicine and Dentistry
Head, Imperial Cancer Research Fund Children's Cancer Group
Department of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology
Royal London Hospital
London E1 1BB, UK
Hospital Laboratory
Tel: 44 20 7377 7758 44 20 7882 5615
Fax: 44 20 7377 7796 44 20 7882 6004
Web Page:
Areas of Interest/Expertise: pediatrics, hematology, oncology, bone marrow transplantation, leukemia, chromosomal translocations, transcription factors, gene function and regulation, clinical trials

K. Sathian, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine
Medical Director, Program in Restorative Neurology
Emory University School of Medicine
WMB-6000, 1639 Pierce Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
Web page:
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Neuroscience, Neurological Rehabilitation, Perception, including tactile, visual and interactions between touch and vision, Perceptual learning and neural plasticity, Perceptual alterations in neurological disorders, including, blindness and dyslexia

Ravi Savarirayan

Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics,
University of Melbourne
Head, Royal Children's Hospital Genetics Unit
Director, Southern Cross Bone Dysplasia Centre
Genetic Health Services Victoria
10th Floor, Royal Children's Hospital
Flemington Road
Australia 3052
Phone: 61-3-8341-6304
Fax: 61-3-8341-6390
Web Site:
Areas of Interest/Expertise: clinical genetics, dysmorphology, human malformations, skeletal dysplasias, connective tissue disorders, craniofacial genetics

Eric A.F Simoes

Professor of Pediatrics,
University of Colorado Health Sciences and
The Children's Hospital,
Section of Infectious Diseases;Box B 070
1056 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
Tel: 303 861 6977
Fax: 303 764 8117
Areas of Expertise:
Respiratory syncytial virus: Pathogenesis, Prevention (vaccines and passive prophylaxis), Genetics Public Health: WHO/UNICEF Program of Integrated Management of Childhood Illness - Program Development and Implementation; Referral Care, Neonatal Care Guideline Development

Kanta Subbarao

Chief, Molecular Genetics Section, Influenza Branch, CDC and
Adjunct Associate Professor, Microbiology and Immunology,
Emory University School of Medicine
Influenza Branch, Mailstop G-16, Centers for Disease Control,
Atlanta, GA 30333
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Virology, Molecular virology, Viral Vaccine Development, Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Influenza and other respiratory viruses, molecular pathogenesis of influenza, molecular epidemiology, vaccines for pandemic influenza

Rebecca M. Thomas

Associate Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Room 311, Out Patient Building
Temple University Hospital
3401 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19140
email address:
Area of expertise: GI and Hepatic Pathology

Ajit Varki

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Director, Glycobiology Research and Training Center
CMM-East Building, Room 1065, Mail Code #0687
9500 Gilman Drive, University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0687.
Web page:
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Glycobiology, Hematology, Oncology, Cancer Biology, sialic acids, sialic acid binding proteins, transgenic mouse studies, tumor metastasis, microbial pathogenesis involving sialic acids, innate immunity, human origins research, great ape-human comparisons.

Nissi Varki

Associate Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Director, Histology Facilities
CMM-East Building, Room 1058, Mail Code #0687
9500 Gilman Drive, University of California, San Diego
La Jolla, CA 92093-0687.
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Pathology, Histology, Immuno-histochemistry, histopathology of genetically altered mice, tumor metastasis

Ashok Venkitaraman

Ursula Zoellner Professor of Cancer Research,
University of Cambridge
Deputy Director, Medical Research Council Cancer Cell Unit
Hutchison/MRC Cancer Research Centre
Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 2XZ
United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 1223 336901
FAX: + 44 1223 763374
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Molecular biology of cancer, Chromosomes and chromosome instability in cancer, cell cycle control, DNA repair and recombination, inherited cancer syndromes, immunobiology

Honorine Ward

Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases
New England Medical Center
Box 041, 750 Washington St
BOSTON, MA 02111
Phone: 617-636-7032
Fax: 617-636-5292
Areas of Interest/Expertise: Molecular Basis of Host-parasite Interactions of Intestinal Protozoa; Molecular Epidemiology of Intestinal Protozoal Infections

Jayanth Devasundaram

Consultant Epidemiologist/Project Manager, Professional Services,
Environmental Sciences Research Institute (ESRI), 380 New York Street,
Redlands, California 92373
Adjunct Professor, School Of Public Health, Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California.
Phone: 909-793-2853 Extn 1903
Fax: 909-307-3014
Area of interest/expertise: Epidemiology, Geographic Information Systems on desktops as well as Enterprise level , Needs Assessments and Requirements Analysis for Health Systems, including integration of field and laboratory data and processes.

T Jacob John

Professor Emeritus, CMC
e-mail :

V.I. & Minnie Mathan

Professors Emeritus, CMC
e-mail : v_mathan

Soumya Ghosh

Research Fellow
Centre for Neuromuscular and Neurological Disorders
University of Western Australia
Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre
Nedlands, Perth, Western Australia 6009
Tel: 61-8-93463636 Fax: 61-8-93463487
e-mail: (**this address is on the list)
Senior Lecturer in Anatomy
School of Physiotherapy
Curtin University of Technology
Kent Street, Bentley Western Australia 6008
Tel: 61-8-92663648 Fax: 92663636
Research interests:
Function of sensorimotor cortex in the learning and control of skilled movement.
(Neuroanatomical connections, neural activity in relation to movement, lesion induced plasticity)


Name Address
(Abraham Ninan , Batch of **)
(Ajit Varki, batch of '68)
(Anindya Dutta, batch of '75)
(Arvind Dayal, Batch of '71)
(Ashok Venkitaraman, batch of '77)
(Balasubramanian Venkatesh, batch of '78)
(Benjamin Samuel, Batch of '72)
(Bibhutibhushan Mishra, Batch of '71)
(Bobby Cherayil, Batch of '74)
(Ebenezer Daniel , Batch of 1973)
(Eric A.F.Simoes, batch of '73)
(George Chandy, Batch of '71)
(Harry S. Thangaraj, Batch of '77)
(Honorine Ward, batch of '69)
(J. Gowrishankar, batch of '72)
(Jacob Korula, Batch of '66)
(Jay Devasundaram, Batch of 73)
(Jaykaran Job, Batch of '70)
(K. Sathian, Batch of '73)
(K.V.Krishnan, batch of '68)
(Kanta Subbarao, Batch of '75)
(Lalitha Krishnan, Batch of '72)
(Mani M Mani, batch of '55)
(Mani, Ranjit B, batch of '68)
(Mary Ganguli, batch of '68)
(Nandini Sengupta, Batch of '74)
(Nissi Varki, batch of '68)
(Philip Thoppil Ninan, Batch of '69)
(Prathibha Varkey, Batch of '91)
(R.Vigneswaran, Batch of '62)
(Raj Narayan, batch of '69)
(Rajagopalan Raman, Batch of '64)
(Ranjan Duara, Batch of '66)
(Ravi Savarirayan, batch of **)
(Rebecca M. Thomas, batch of '76)
(Satish Kumar, Batch of '71)
(Shahnaz Duara, Batch of '69)
(Shantha Verghese, Batch of '68)
(Shiv Pillai, batch of '69)
(Shobha Sharma,batch of 75)
(Soumya Ghosh, batch of **)
(Sumant Khanna, Batch of '74)
(Sunil A. David, Batch of '81)
(Sunil Krishnan, Batch of '89)
(T Jacob John, batch of **)
(Usha Menon, batch of '79)
(V.I. & Minnie Mathan,, batch of **) v_mathan (Vaskar Saha, Batch of 76)
(Vikram Shakkottai, '94)
(Vishwajit L. Nimgaonkar, Batch of '74)