Principal (Dean) and Professor of Neurology, Christian Medical College and Hospital
Ludhiana, Punjab 141008 India, firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Educational Qualification: MBBS, MD, DM (Neurology) FRACP (Neurology) FRCP FESO FWSO FNAMS
Vice-President: World Stroke Organization
President Elect: Indian Stroke Association
Congress Co-Chair, World Stroke Congress 2016, Hyderabad
Past Chair, World Stroke Campaign Working Group, World Stroke Organization (WSO)
Member of WSO Policy and Research Committees
Served two terms as Board of Director in WSO
Editorial board member of International Journal of Stroke, Journal of Stroke and European Journal of Stroke.
Editor-in-Chief, CHRISMED Journal of Health and Research
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Stroke Medicine
Published widely on stroke thrombolysis, stroke systems of care, epidemiology and rehabilitation in low and middle income countries (172 peer-reviewed publications, citations 68624, h-index 44, i10-index 91)
National PI: Indian Stroke Clinical Trial Network (INSTRuCT)
Member, Global Burden of Disease Project
Member, WHO Strategic Meeting to reduce the burden of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, held in Geneva, October 2015
Member, WHO SEARO/India Technical meeting to reduce the burden of cardiovascular diseases in India, held in December 2015 in Hyderabad
Member, GBD India cardiovascular diseases and stroke working group
Member Lancet commission, development of stroke services in low and middle income countries
Chair, Vascular Cognitive Impairment Task Force, ICMR, New Delhi
Chair, Standard Treatment Workflow for Neurological Diseases advisory committee, Department of Health Research, ICMR New Delhi
Deepika’s career in the healthcare sector spans nearly two-decades, working in a diverse range of management roles, and leading a cross-spectrum of healthcare initiatives in healthcare consulting; cost saving projects; quality and patient safety reporting; clinical outcomes data management and clinical information systems design, implementation & integration. Deepika spent over a decade working with the Cleveland Clinic in the US, in several path-breaking roles, helping hospitals around the country develop robust health data and metrics infrastructure, build and staff competent quality department and optimize clinical process and protocols to achieve superior clinical outcomes.
Since 2015, Deepika has been leading Cleveland Clinic’s outreach efforts in India, by serving as its first Business Development Head for India. Having an in-depth understanding of the US and Indian health care systems, Deepika is uniquely positioned in her current role to serve patients, physicians, and the health care fraternity of India. Deepika strives to transform the experience of patients. Her responsibilities touch every facet of the patient experience journey including accurate diagnoses; physician and treatment mapping; concierge services and follow up. Deepika maintains reliable and trustworthy professionalrelationships with Cleveland Clinic patients in India and services their medical needs. Deepika constantly explores opportunities to close the gap in market requirements, many times by facilitating expert speakers for medical conferences and educational training programs from the Cleveland Clinic, organizing patient and employee centric health and wellness events in India and facilitating specialty training and preceptorships for Indian physicians at the Cleveland Clinic.
Leveraging her strong background in Information Technology, Deepika has been serving as the Director for IMAS Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. since 2019. IMAS Healthcare Pvt Ltd., is currently the first and only company in India to offer Cleveland Clinic’s physician to physician video consultations in the region. In her role as the Director of the company, Deepika strives to augment Cleveland Clinic’s mission of transcending the geographical boundaries to serve patients across the globe by collaborating with Indian physician experts in resolving complex medical decisions for their patients, often requiring more than 1 expert opinion and occasionally requiring additional diagnostic testing that is not available in India.
Deepika holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science and a Master’s degree in Computer Information Science from Cleveland State University in Ohio, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Osmania University, India. Deepika has completed rigorous leadership training programs including Emerging Leader Program organized by talent management experts at Cleveland Clinic. Deepika is a certified Six-Sigma Green Belt from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland.
Mr. Rajinder Gupta, an alumnus of Harvard University, is the Founder and Chairman of Trident Limited, the flagship company of the billion-dollar enterprise known as Trident Group. Formerly Abhishek Industries, Trident manufactures paper and textiles such as towels and yarn. It is among the largest yarn-spinning companies in India and one of the largest terry towel and wheat straw paper manufacturers in the world.
Mr. Gupta’s business acumen has led him to serve in a variety of state leadership roles throughout his career including Vice Chairman of the Punjab State Economic Policy and Planning Board. Today, Mr. Gupta is Chairman of the North India Punjab Engineering College (Deemed University), Chairman of the advisory council for the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry, and President of the Punjab Cricket Association. In 2007, Mr. Gupta received the Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian awards granted by the Indian government, for his exemplary work in trade and industry.
Mr.Gupta has been a thoughtful and generous supporter of Cleveland Clinic since 2009. Mr. Gupta also is a founding member of the International Leadership Board, a dedicated group of global leaders with a shared goal of advancing educational and research initiatives at Cleveland Clinic. He is a dedicated ambassador of Cleveland Clinic in India, supporting and promoting increases in collaboration and cooperation in his home country.
Dr William Bhatti MBBS, MS, MCh
Christian Medical College & Hospital
Education:- M.B.B.S: Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1989
MS (General Surgery): Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, Panjab University, Chandigarh in 1996
MCh (Paediatric Surgery): Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamilnadu Dr M.G.R Medical University, Chennai in 2006
Work Experience Christian Medical College & Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab
Director - April 2018 – Present
Head of Department - Pediatric Surgery (October 2009- March 2018, March 2019- Present)
Medical Superintendent - March 2015 – 31st March 2018
Deputy Director - March 2010- March 2015
Professional Highlights ‘Ken Little Memorial Prize in Paediatric Surgery’ at the Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, India (2006)
President, Organizing Committee, 6th Annual Conference cum Workshop of Pediatric Endoscopic Surgeons Of India (Chapter of IAPS)
Started MCh Paediatric Surgery Program in the Department of Paediatric Surgery Christian Medical College & Hospital Ludhiana.
Curtis Rimmerman, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.C.
Chairman, International Operations
Gus P. Karos Endowed Chair in Clinical Cardiovascular
Cleveland, Ohio USA
Curtis Mark Rimmerman, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.C. is Chairman, Cleveland Clinic International Operations based in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A. From 2015 to 2019, Dr. Rimmerman served in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as General Manager and Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Saudi Arabia successfully conceiving, building, integrating and sustaining a novel healthcare delivery system.
Dr. Rimmerman was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic’s Professional Staff in 1993 as a staff cardiologist in the Section of Clinical Cardiology. Since 1996, Dr. Rimmerman has been a leader in international healthcare delivery directing multidisciplinary teams both internationally and domestically. In 2001, Dr. Rimmerman was appointed the inaugural holder of the Gus P. Karos Endowed Chair in Clinical Cardiovascular Medicine. Dr. Rimmerman is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.
In addition to his medical operations and international healthcare delivery focus, Dr. Rimmerman’s clinical practice encompasses coronary artery and valvular heart disease diagnosis and management. He is passionate about 12-lead electrocardiogram interpretation and education, being the author of multiple books including Interactive Electrocardiography, 3 rd Edition, an industry standard. Dr. Rimmerman is a career educator including medical students, residents, fellows and peers. He has directed numerous Cleveland Clinic educational symposia including co- founding the Annual Intensive Review of Cardiology Board Review Course.