National Faculty

Dr. KB Linge Gowda

Director, Kidwai Cancer Institute

Professor, Dept of Palliative Medicine

Member: Research group of APHN representing India

Area of Interest: Cancer Pain & Palliative care

Dr. Lulu Mathews

MBBS, MD (Paediatrics), NFPM, PG Dip. Palliative Medicine (Cardiff Univ)

Program Director, Academics, IPM, Kozhikode

Academic Coordinator, NFPM

Chairperson, Board of Examiners, IAPC

HOD (Retd), Dept of Paediatrics, Government Medical College, Kozhikode

Madhura Bhatwadekar

Medical and Psychiatric Social Worker by training (TISS)

Ex -Head of Social Work Department –Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre

Currently Psychosocial Support Director – Simpatico Palliative Connect

Dr. Mary Anne Muckaden

Master of Science (Palliative Medicine, Cardiff,UK)

Professor, Department of Palliative Medicine

Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai

(Grant -in-aid Institute under Dept. of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India)

Past-Chairperson, International Children's Palliative Care Network

Dr. Nagesh Simha

MS (Gen Surg), M Sc Palliative Medicine, FRCP Lon (Hon), Palliative Medicine

Medical Director, Karunashraya Hospice, Bangalore

Activities and Societies: President, Indian Association of Palliative Care

Dr. Nandini Vallath

MBBS, DA, MD, DNB (Anaesthesiology)

Post Graduate Diploma in Palliative Medicine, Cardiff University, UK

Post Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine, CMC, Vellore, India

Foundation Course in Pain and Palliative Care (2000) Global Cancer

Concern and Pain and Palliative Care Society Calicut, India

Teachers Training Course (2007) Bihar School of Yoga, Munger, India

Basic Vedanta course (2006) Chinmaya International Foundation, Ernakulam

Yoga Instructors Certificate Course (2004), Swami Vivekananda Yoga AnusandhanaSamsthana, Bangalore, India

KM Noordeen

Established Alpha Palliative Care

(formerly known as Alpha Pain Clinic) in 2004

Established the first Rubber Factory of UAE, called Ocean Rubber Factory With 2 Hospices and 16 Link Centres, Alpha Palliative care is providing palliative home care to 5,500 people

Dr. Priyadarshini Kulkarni

Medical Director, Simpatico Palliative Connect

Board member, Worldwide  Hospice Palliative Care Alliance

Ex - Secretary, Indian Association of Palliative Care

Fellow National Cancer Centre, Singapore

Fellow Leadership Development Initiative, San Diego Hospice, USA

Fellow, Pain and Policy Studies group, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Dr. Rajith Ramachandran

A family physician with special interest in palliative care

G Kuppuswamy Naidu Memorial Hospital,

Raksha Hospice, Coimbatore

K. Radhakrishna Menon


Vice President - Anwar Memorial Pain and Palliative Care Society

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

Vice President - Indian Association of Palliative Care Kerala

Member (South Zone) - Central Council - Indian Association of Palliative Care

Dr. P Ramkumar

Senior Consultant

Pain & Palliative Medicine

Aster Medicity, Kochi, Kerala PG Diploma in Medicine (Palliative Care) Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia

Dr. Ravi Prasad Varma P

M.D. in Community Medicine

Associate Professor of Epidemiology

Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, SCTIMST Member of various research committees including Board of Studies of Public Health, SCTIMST, Research Committee of State Health Systems Resource Centre, Kerala and the Institutional Ethics Committee of Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Sciences Served as a WHO consultant to the Revised National TB Control Programme in Bihar, India Worked in collaborative research projects with the Kerala state government, national and international consortia such as the Oxford Health Alliance, London and the Global Alliance for Chronic Diseases - Hypertension research program.


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