National Faculty

Dr. Bindu Menon

Consultant in Psychiatry

Mehac Foundation

Founder of Disha Mind Clinic, Kochi.

Dr. Chitra Venkateswaran

Professor in Psychiatry

Consultant in Psycho Oncology

Clinical Director - Mehac Foundation

Member, Board of Directors, International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care

Honorary Senior Research fellow, Hull Medical School, UK

Dr. Dinesh Goswami

Founder Secretary of Guwahati Pain & Palliative Care Society, Guwahati, India

Recipient of Leadership Fellowship in Palliative Care

Past Secretary of IAPC during 2005-2008

Professor KV Ganpathy

Clinical Psychologist, CEO JASCAP, Mumbai

Volunteer with the Department of Palliative Medicine, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai

Dr. Gayatri Palat

Program Director, Palliative Care Access Program (PAX)- India,

International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (

Consultant, Pain and Palliative Medicine, MNJ Institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Center, Hyderabad, India

Member, Board of Directors, International Association of Hospice and Palliative Care (

Dr. Geeta Joshi

Director, Professor & Head, Department of Palliative Medicine,

Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute, B J Medical College, Ahmedabad

Chief Executive Officer, Community Oncology Center, Gujarat Cancer Society, Ahmedabad

Dr. P.G. Hariprasad

Additional Professor

Department of Pediatrics, SAT Hospital

Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum

Established a pain and palliative care clinic in the department in association with Pallium India. It is one of the few palliative care clinics in the country taking care of children suffering from non-malignant diseases.

Harmala Gupta

Founder & President - CanSupport

Founder & President of Cancer Care India (CACI)







President - Anwar Memorial Pain and Palliative Care Society

President - Consortium of Pain and Palliative Care Units in Ernakulam District

General Convenor

Palliative Care Cell

IMAKerala State Branch

Dr. Jayita Deodhar

BBS, M.D. (Psychiatry), Diploma in Psychological Medicine, D.N.B (Psychiatry)

Diploma in Mental Health (UK), MRCPsych (UK)

Associate Professor & Phy (Psychiatry), Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai            

Areas of work – Psycho-oncology and palliative care, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapy, psychiatric aspects in cancer & psych-oncology, socio-cultural aspectsof symptom presentation and management

Dr. Jeremy R Johnson

MBE, BSc (Hons), MBChB, FRCP (London), FRCR (Oncol)

Emeritus Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Director of Education and Research, Karunashraya, Varthur Main Road, Kundalahalli Gate, Bangalore

Dr. Jissa V T

PhD in Epidemiology, School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland

Scientist at AMCHSS, SCTIMST

Bio-Statistician for various cancer screening trials conducted by IARC/WHO collaborative projects.


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