Dr. Balram Rathish
Dr. Balram Rathish belonged to the first batch of Core Medical Trainees at Aster Medcity, Kochi and completed his core training with full MRCP (UK), an outcome 6 for his ARCP, and the academic excellence award in 2020. He obtained his GMC registration immediately after that and has currently been offered a post as Clinical Fellow in Complex Respiratory Infections at John Radcliffe, Oxford University Hospitals, Oxford, United Kingdom. During his core training, he conducted three quality improvement projects. He has completed numerous research projects with more than 20 published papers in peer reviewed medical journals, numerous international presentations, and was conferred various awards including the European society of clinical microbiology and Infectious Diseases’ ‘30 under 30’ young scientists in Infectious Diseases, and highly commended for the prestigious Das Pillay Antimicrobial stewardship memorial award by Public Health England. During his core training, he also co-authored a textbook in Internal Medicine and also contributed chapters to specialty textbooks along with the senior faculty. He plans to pursue his higher specialist training in Infectious Diseases from the United Kingdom.
Dr. Madhav Bhargava
Dr. Madhav Bhargava belonged to the first batch of Core Medical Trainees at Aster Medcity, Kochi and completed his core training with full MRCP (UK) in 2021. During his training he developed a keen interest in the field of Infectious Diseases. Since then, he has worked at the National Aspergillosis Centre in Manchester and is currently pursuing the prestigious Fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the reputed Christian Medical College, Vellore. During this time, he has also published 8 papers and articles as well as implemented a Quality Improvement project for which he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Aster Medcity for significantly improving patient outcomes. He was also invited to be a speaker to present this project at the International Society for Quality & Healthcare at Capetown, South Africa. He plans to pursue higher specialty training in Infectious Diseases from the United Kingdom.
Dr. Faiz Mukthar
Dr. Faiz Mukthar belonged to the first batch of Core trainees at Aster Medcity. He completed his core training with full MRCP(UK) and outcome 6 in 2020. Following CMT, he joined as a Specialty trainee in Intensive Care Medicine in the East of England Deanery (Cambridge) in the 2020 recruitment and is currently an ST3 trainee in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, England on his way to completion of CCT in Intensive Care Medicine (ICM). During his CMT, he has completed 4 research papers, given national presentations, and completed a quality improvement project which was presented at an international meeting in South Africa. He was also the elected representative of core trainees in the region.
Dr. Ummer Ettu Veettil
Dr.Ummer Ettu Veettil belongs to first batch of Core Medical Training, Aster Medcity, Kochi. He achieved MRCP (UK) and is currently training in Department of Renal Medicine, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
Dr. Ganesh Vijayakumar
Dr. Ganesh Vijayakumar, first batch of Core Medical Training, Aster Medcity, Kochi, has completed training with full MRCP (UK). He is currently working as Specialist in Haemato-Oncology Department, Aster Medcity, Kochi
Dr. Sachin Manjunath
Dr Sachin Manjunath belongs to the second batch of Internal Medicine Training (IMT) at Aster Medcity, Kochi. He has completed three years of clinical training in the departments of Internal Medicine and other medical sub-specialties and passed all three parts of the exam to receive the prestigious MRCP(UK) degree by the end of his final year, achieving outcome 6 for his ARCP.
Dr Sachin won the Best Outgoing Trainee/Academic Excellence award for the year 2021.
During his training, he has completed several Audits and Quality Improvement Programs in the departments of Internal Medicine, Oncology and Cardiology, which has contributed towards inauguration of the Heart Failure Clinic at Aster Medcity. He has done poster presentations, has competed in PG Quiz competitions and was an active Scientific Committee member at the Association of Physicians of India National level Conference (APICON 2019) which was hosted in Kochi, Kerala. He has also competed with super specialty level trainees for an Oral Presentation at the National Heart Failure Conference- Kochi, 2019 and was well appreciated by the judges. With special interest in teaching and academics, Dr Sachin took over as IMT Trainee/Batch representative and has organized several online webinars for MRCP exams as well as simulation training programs for his colleagues and juniors during the difficult COVID pandemic period. He believes that his hardwork and determination coupled with his passion for medicine, will take him ahead to live his dreams of getting further trained in the UK to impart the best available care to his patients in future. He currently works as Specialty Registrar at Apollo Hospitals, Bengaluru
Dr. Fareeda A Azeez
Dr.Fareeda belongs to the second batch of Internal Medical Trainees at Aster Medcity. She completed her IMT with full MRCP(UK) and an outcome of 6 for ARCP in 2021. During her training she completed two quality improvement projects and had a paper published in the prestigious Journal of Royal College of Physician of Edinburgh. She has also served as the elected representative of Internal Medicine Trainees.
Dr. Roshni Pillay
Dr. Chinthu Sreekumar
Dr.Chinthu Sreekumar belongs to the first batch of Core Medical Trainees at Aster Medcity. He completed CMT with full MRCP(UK). Following CMT, he joined as a Specialist in Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Aster Medcity and is currently posted as Specialist Internal Medicine under Dubai Health Authority. He scored Rank-13 for the specialty training UK-ST3 interview for Palliative Medicine.
During his CMT, he has completed 3 research papers, given national presentations and completed a quality improvement project which was presented at the international Palliative Care conference as a poster and was awarded second prize.
During his CMT, he also received a Fellowship in Palliative Medicine from a joint programme by Institute of Palliative Medicine and St.Christopher’s Hospice(UK). He was the coordinator of academic activities for core trainees in the region.