Our Mentors

It is with great pleasure we acknowledge our pillars of strength who have helped us during various stages of our research projects: they have been our advisors, they have been catalysts for our ideas and they have energized us when we ran low on morale. Our guardian angels are:

Professor Jörgen Larsson
  • Professor and Dean Emeritus, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Member Nobel Assembly 1996-2014
Professor Thongueb Uttaravichien
  • Professor Emeritus, Department of Surgery, Khon Kaen University School of Medicine, Khon Kaen, Thailand
  • Albert Schweitzer Gold Medal Awardee for Humanitarianism (2001)
Professor Johan Permert
  • Professor, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Former Head, Department of Innovations and Development, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden
Professor Marie Diener-West
  • Chair, Master of Public Health Program, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore USA
  • Affiliations: Center for Global Health, Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore USA
Professor John G Meara
  • Director, Program in Global Surgery and Social Change at Harvard Medical School
  • Co-Chair, Lancet Commission of Global Surgery
  • Co-Director, Paul Farmer Global Surgery Fellowship program in collaboration with Partners In Health
Professor Ronan O’Connell
  • Professor Emeritus of Surgery, School of Medicine, St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Joint Editor of Bailey and Love’s Short Practice of Surgery and Rob and Smith's Operative Surgery of the Colon Rectum and Anus.
Professor Chris Lavy
  • Professor of Orthopaedic and Tropical Surgery, Consultant Orthopaedic and Spine Surgeon, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Oxford UK
  • Fellow, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford UK
  • Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Professor Charlie Mock
  • Professor of Global Health, Professor of Surgery and Professor of Epidemiology; University of Seattle, Washington USA
  • Director of Global Health Minor, Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center, University of Seattle, Washington USA
Professor David Jayne
  • Professor of Surgery, St. James’s University Hospital, Leeds UK
  • National Institute of Health Research-Global Health Research Group-Surgical Technologies, Leeds Institute of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, University of Leeds, UK
  • First Bowel Cancer UK/Royal College of Surgeons of England Colorectal Research Chair
Professor Ravin Laxman Thatte
  • Former Honorary Professor, Lokmanya Tilak Medical College Mumbai and Teacher to most plastic surgeons in India
  • First Asian Surgeon to receive Ad Hominem Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Honorary member, British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
Professor Pradyumna Vyas
  • Former Director, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India
  • Former Member Secretary, India Design Council, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.
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