National Faculty

Padmashri Dr. M. R. Rajagopal

Dr Rajagopal is the director of the WHO Collaborating Center at Trivandrum, Kerala for Policy and Training on Access to Pain Relief, and the founder-chairman of “Pallium India".

His initiatives to remove regulatory barriers in availability of oral morphine for pain relief have contributed significantly to the recent Amendment of the NDPS Act of India in 2014. His initiative has also contributed to the development of a Government policy on Palliative Care in the state of Kerala in 2008 and Government of India's National Palliative Care Strategy in 2012.

Ashla Rani MP

Executive Assistant to Padma Shri Dr. M. R. Rajagopal

Chairman, Pallium India in Thiruvananthapuram

Dr Roop Gursahani

Consultant Neurologist & Epileptologist

P.D.Hinduja National Hospital

Office: 2101, Hinduja Clinic, Veer Savarkar Marg, Mahim, Mumbai 400016, India

Dr. Naveen Salins

Professor & Head

Palliative Medicine And Supportive Care, Kasturba Hospital,Manipal

Editor, Indian Journal of Palliative Care

Director, EPEC India Program

Honorary Tutor,  School of Medicine, Cardiff University UK

Dr Raman Kumar


Association of Family Physicians of India

President of South Asian branch of WONCA

Editor in chief of the Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

Dr. Abhijit Dam

MD(AIIMS), FCCP, FPM, MSc.Pall.Med.(Cardiff)

Medical Director - Kosish-the Hospice

Secretary - Indian Association of Palliative Care

Dr. Alok Mathur

Addl. Deputy Director General

Directorate General of Health Services

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi

Dr. Anil Paleri

Palliative care physician

Clinical Director, Palliative Care Society, Kozhikode, Kerala

Consultant, Palliative Medicine

Member, Board of Trustees, Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance

Dr. Anjum S Khan Joad


Established the state’s first Comprehensive Palliative Care Centre in Bhagwan

Mahaveer Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Jaipur, India, 1997

Leader, International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative, The Institute for Palliative Medicine, USA, 2012-2013

Graduate Certificate in Health Flinders University ,Australia,2007

Cancer Pain Management – University of Sydney, Australia, 2003

Dr. Ann Thyle

MD (Anesthesia), DGO, Grad Certificate Pall Med (Flinders University)

Former Founder Director, Palliative Care, Emmanuel Hospital Association, Rural North India

Consultant O/G, Pain & Palliative Care, Carmel Medical Centre, Bangalore 

Initiated 10 palliative care services in rural UP, MP, Bihar, Assam, Maharashtra & Delhi

Dr. Athul Joseph Manuel

Medical Officer

Department of Palliative Care

General Hospital, Ernakulam

Dr. Biju Raghavan

HoD, Pain & Palliative Medicine,

Rajagiri Hospital, Aluva, Ernakulam


Door No.8, First Floor,
Anwar Memorial Pain & Palliative Care Clinic Santhosh Lane, Purna Nagar, Aluva 683 101,
Kochi, Kerala, India. Tel: +91 88487 03774


Whom to contact

K.Radhakrishna Menon
Mob:+91 9446000332, +91 8848703774
Mujeeb Kuttamassery, Mob: +91 9846068962