Who is Dr Raxa

DrRaxa is a website focused at an Indian audience, who do not always have access to high quality medical information. This site will, we hope, provide them with information that they can trust, be appropriate to their social and economic circumstances and, most importantly, be of an ‘international’ quality. It is designed to be a one-stop site, where all the questions a person asks regarding his or her health problems, will be answered in clear and simple language. We provide health news, advice on how to keep fit, features on seasonal illnesses, and a list of where to find good medical care in the various parts of India. DrRaxa.com is part of a larger endeavour called Raxa.

Our information portal at Raxa.com tries to answer three main questions which are usually uppermost in people's minds when they fall ill that is, 'What is wrong with me?', 'Where can I get help?' and 'How much will it cost?'.  The answers to these questions will be available on the site or from one of our 200 or so experts from all over the world who have kindly agreed to join us and promised to reply within four days of being asked.  Amongst other things, Raxa is developing a free, open-source Electronic Medical Records system through which the rich as well as the poor can possess portable, accurate and transferable personal medical data which is available to themselves and their medical practitioners anywhere they might be. Raxa is also making medical information on important health issues like pregnancy, diabetes and sexually transmitted diseases available on cellphones. We hope that the site will evolve continuously. We also look forward to hearing from you if you have any suggestions for improvement, or even objections, to some of the material we are carrying. We will carefully consider all of these and always be ready to change our content or style, so that the site increases in its relevance, efficacy, and above all, its usefulness. For more information about our aims and objectives and for providing feedbacks, please write to us at [email protected]

Dr Samiran Nundy was a medical undergraduate in Cambridge and Guy's Hospital London and then trained, first in Medicine at the Hammersmith Hospital, and later in Surgery at Guy's, Addenbrookes Cambridge, the Hammersmith and the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He has taught at the Universities of Cambridge, London and Harvard and returned to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in 1975 where he eventually became Professor and Head of the Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery. He left AIIMS in 1996 and now heads the GI Surgical department in the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi. He is Dean of the Ganga Ram Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education and Research(GRIPMER). His clinical and research interests are in the management of complex diseases of the liver, bowel and pancreas as well as in the quality of Indian medical research and publications. He has been Founder Editor of 'The National Medical Journal of India' and 'Tropical Gastroenterology' and serves on a number of journal Editorial Boards including the 'British Medical Journal'. He has worked closely with Raxa since it started.

 

Dr. Ambarish Satwik is a Delhi based vascular surgeon and writer. His debut work of fiction, Perineum: Nether Parts of the Empire was published by Penguin in 2007. It is a rogue and deviant history of the British colonial project in India and was immediately and critically acclaimed upon its release. The book was subsequently translated and published in Italy by Metropol d'Asia.

 

Dr. Satwik's polemical commentary on sundry matters involving popular culture and pathology appears in numerous publications, but most often in TimeOut. He is currently collaborating with graphic artists for his next project: a collection of illustrated medico-sexual essays. 

 

Dr. Anuj Sharma completed his graduation from Maulana Azad Medical College and post-graduation in Medical Microbiology from Lady Hardinge Medical College. He worked as a Clinical Microbiologist at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital where he was closely associated with the microbiology and hospital newsletters, as well as the hospital website. He has a keen interest in public health and health informatics.

 

Dr. Surajit Nundy specialises in internal medicine and is the CEO of Raxa.com. After graduating MD from the Washington University of Medicine, he did a PhD in Neurosciences in Duke University and a Masters in Public Health in Harvard. He was a Resident in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and researched in Neurosciences in Harvard. He cares for adults from the clinic to the ICU. He has research interest in Neuroscience, in Health Information and Financing in India.

 

Dr Shirish Kumar is involved extensively in the area of Knowledge Management and has also worked as a Technical Officer for Blood Safety at WHO Headquarters, Geneva (2007-2010). He also managed the WHO Blood Transfusion Safety and World Blood Donor Day websites. He was actively involved in the Digital Library Project for Essential Health Technology at WHO Headquarters.

 

Mr. Rishi Tiwari is a Software Developer with Raxa. He has one and half years of working experience and excels at Web Technologies such as Javascript, CSS, AJAX, MySQL Server and PHP. He also manages the health content team working on the portal as well as leading the development and design of the raxa website.