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Bionic Yantra recognizes that doctors and patients are the primary users of the devices and hence their views / feedback is to be accorded the highest priority. Accordingly, Bionic Yantra has empanelled several renowned medical professionals to utilize their medical expertise in product development and usage of the devices. 

CLINICAL ADVISORY BOARD

 

Dr. WILLIAM “ZEV” RYMER

Education and Certification

  • MD: Melbourne University (1962)

  • PhD: Monash University, Neurophysiology (1973)

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: NIH-NINDS (1971-1974)

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University, Physiology (1974-1976)

Professional Profile

  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Physiology at the State University of New York, Syracuse.

  • Professor of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He remains as a primary faculty member in Physiology until his appointment at the REhablitation Institute of Chicago (RIC)

  • His laboratory receives support from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Education’s National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), the Department of Defence (DOD), the and a number of research-oriented foundations.

  • 1987- 2016: Director of the Sensory Motor Performance Program at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), now called Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (SRAL). John G Searle Chair in Rehabilitation Research, 1989-2015

  • 2015- 2017: Director of Research Planning at Shirley Ryan Ability Lab (SRAL)

  • Dr. Rymer is currently researching regulation of movement in normal and neurologically  disordered human subjects including sources of altered motoneuronal behavior in hemispheric stroke survivors, using electro-physiological, pharmacological, and biomechanical techniques.

 

Dr. RAVI GOPAL VARMA  

 

Education and Training 

  • MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1992

  • MS (General Surgery) Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal, 1995

  • M. Ch (Neurosurgery - Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology, Trivandrum, 1998

  • Fellowship - Functional & Stereotactic Neurosurgery - University of Western Ontario, Canada

  • Dr. Varma has undergone training in all aspects of Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery which includes specialized surgery for Epilepsy,Movement Disorders,and Chronic Pain.

 

Professional Profile

  • Dr. Ravi Gopal Varma is a highly qualified Neurosurgeon,with a special interest in Movement Disorders. He is one of the leading exponents of the Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) technique to address movement disorders and was responsible for initiating DBS programs at several hospitals in India.

  • Dr. Varma commenced his practice in 1999 as a consultant in the Dept of Neurosurgery in 1999 at Manipal Hospital Bangalore.

  • In 2000, He joined as an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at M.S.Ramaiah Medical College, Bangalore. He worked there for 16 years and in his last position as Professor and Head, Department of Neurosurgery.

  • In May 2016, he joined his current position as Chief of Neuro Sciences and Lead Consultant Neurosurgeon at Aster CMI Hospital.

  • His areas of specialization include Surgery for Movement Disorders, Epilepsy and Pain, Paediatric Neurosurgery and Endoscopic Neurosurgery.

 

MEDICAL CONSULTANTS  

Dr. ARUN JAYARAMAN 

 

Education and Training 

  • BS Physical Therapy MGR Medical Univ, Chennai, 2000

  • MS Physical Therapy 2003 (Georgia State Univ), 

  • PhD in Rehabilitation Medicine (Univ of Florida) 2008

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship Rehabilitation Robotics & Neurophysiology, Northwestern Univ, Rehab Institute of Chicago

Professional Profile

  • Dr. Arun Jayaraman is an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences, and Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University's Medical School. 

  • He is a Research Scientist at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (SRALab), the No.1 Ranked Rehabilitation Hospital in the United States.

  • Primary focus of research is in prosthetics, orthotics, rehabilitation robotics, and other assistive and adaptive technologies to treat physical disability. 

  • He conducts all his outcomes research using advanced wearable patient monitoring wireless sensors and novel machine learning techniques, in addition to the traditional performance-based and patient-reported outcome measures. 

  • He is internationally recognized in the field of Rehabilitation for work in Robotics, Prosthetics, Orthotics & Wearable Sensors.

  • Head of the Max Nader Center for Rehabilitation Technologies & Outcomes Research has been a mentor for Bionic Yantra since inception. Dr Arun has helped us with advice on protocols used for robotic rehabilitation, clinical trial formats and enabling interaction with other SRALab staff.

  • He is also the Director of Office of Translational Research and Business Development at the SRALab

 

 

 

Dr. RAJESH MAHADEVAN  

 

Education and Training  

  • MBBS, Dr B R Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore, India

  • DHHM, Symbiosis University Poona, India

  • DFM, Family Medicine, Colombo Univ, Sri Lanka at SRMC Chennai, India 

  • CGM, MD, MAAFP, MACC (All in USA) 

  • FRSPH (London), MBGS (UK)

  • Super Specialisation in Geriatrics at David Geffen School of Medicine (UCLA – USA)

 

Professional Profile

  • Dr. Rajesh Mahadevan is a Physician (Family Medicine) and has a super specialisation degree in Geriatrics 

  • Started his career in 1992 and has more than 25 years of clinical practice and has been practising core geriatrics since 2007 

  • He worked a consultant in UAE for 5 years, Kenya and parts of East Africa for 2 years. 

  • He has been running a private practice since 2002 at Shree Mathru Lifecare Diagnostics Centre, Bangalore.

  • His core areas of focus are addressing problems of the elderly – both physical (weakness, balance), mental (depression, dementia, Alzheimer’s, loneliness) and ailments (osteoarthritis, post operation rehabilitation). 

 

Dr. SHASHI BHASKARA KRISHNAMURTHY  

Education and Training 

  • MBBS, Vijayanagar Institute of Medical Sciences (previously Government Medical College), Bellary

  • Fellow of College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons (FCARCSI - Ireland)

  • Fellow of College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia & New Zealand (FCICM - Australia)

  • Masters in Health Administration (Curtin University, Australia)

 

Professional Profile

  • Dr. Shashi Bhaskara Krishnamurthy is an intensivist with experience in India, Australia and UK

  • Last Assignment was Director and Consultant of ICU at Columbia Asia Hospital, Hebbal Bengaluru