Bio Spectrum — May 2017

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Nova Medical Centers, India’s
leading ambulatory surgery group,
announced the induction of six
management professionals to
lead the company into its next
phase of growth. Dr Rajen
Ghadiok is joining Nova
as Executive Director,
Medical Strategy and
Dr Sameer Khan
will be the new
COO. Sunil Kapur
is joining Nova as
Director, Business
Development; Naresh
Rao will take charge as
the CFO and Malvika Varma as
Vice President, Nova. In a related
development, Dr Gayatri Ghadiok
is joining Nova Pulse, the IVF
business venture of Nova.
Dr Rajen comes to Nova with
over 30 years of experience in
healthcare industry. He is a cardiac

anaesthesiologist and is a respected
name in the medical community.
Nova has also brought on board Dr
Gayatri as Director, Operations, for
its venture in the fertility care area,
Nova Pulse IVF Clinics.
Speaking on the
new appointments
at Nova, Suresh
Soni, Chairman and
CEO, Nova Medical
Centers said, “Nova
has extremely
aggressive expansion
plans both nationally
and globally. The addition
of this very experienced and
extremely talented team reaffirms
our commitment to the growth
mandate. Nova has, in a short span
of time, gained acceptance across
the healthcare industry amongst
doctors, patients and insurance

Nova Medical Centres gets six on board

The Indian Society for Clinical
Research (ISCR), an association of
clinical research professionals,
elected Dr Chirag Trivedi
as its President for the
term 2017-19. Dr Trivedi
takes over the reins from
Suneela Thatte who
chaired the post for two
terms from 2013-217.
Commenting on his focus
at a time when clinical research is
coming out of a tumultuous few
years, Dr Trivedi said, “ISCR’s
continuous advocacy efforts with
the government and regulators
has contributed to an improved
regulatory environment, increased
transparency, more clarity of
processes and a shortening of
clinical trial approval timelines.
Given the huge disease burden
India carries, it is crucial for us to

scale-up clinical research as that
will be the solution to many of our
public health challenges.
I will continue to focus
our efforts on engaging
with new developments
that will impact the
sector, including the
revision of the Drugs
& Cosmetics Act and the
accreditation process for
Ethics Committees.”
Dr Trivedi, who holds a doctorate
in pharmacology and has worked
across the biopharma industry
for over 14 years, brings rich and
varied clinical research experience
to his role as President of ISCR.
As President, he is responsible for
spearheading ISCR’s efforts to build
awareness of clinical research as a
specialty in India and to facilitate its
growth in the country.

ISCR elects Dr Chirag

Trivedi as president

Brig Dr Arvind Lal, Padma
Shri, Chairman & MD, Dr
Lal Path Labs Ltd has been
elected as the President
of NATHEALTH, India’s
healthcare apex body formed
by Healthcare Federation
of India. The other office-
bearers are Milan Rao,
President & CEO, India &
South Asia, GE Healthcare
(Senior Vice President);
Daljit Singh, President, Fortis
Healthcare Limited (Vice
President); Gautam Khanna,
Chief Executive Officer, P. D.
Hinduja Hospital (Secretary);
and Varun Khanna, Managing
Director, BD (Treasurer). The
team, along with Anjan Bose
(Secretary General) will lead
the federation towards its goal
of helping to create a robust
platform for long-term growth
and sustainability of India’s
healthcare sector.
Speaking on emerging
priorities, Brig Dr Lal said, “In
spite of significant progress,
there is still a lot of unfinished
work in healthcare sector.
Areas like preventive and
wellness, infrastructure
development, healthcare
financing and funding,
public-private partnership,
digital health and Make in
India need more focus and
attention. At NATHEALTH,
we will sincerely and resiliently
work for the improvement
of nation’s health and for the
progress of healthcare sector.”


new leadership

team formed

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