USMLE, ECFMG Certified Physician with demonstrated expertise in Medical Research. Experience in recruiting patients through interview and triaging. Knowledge of U.S Food and Drug Administration regulations, Clinical Data management, Adverse Event Reporting, Writing of Case narratives, Good Clinical Practice. Displayed persuasive communication, strong leadership qualities and goal oriented, efficient project management accomplishing timely delivery of several key Clinical Research projects.
Work Authorization: Legally authorized to work in the US for any Employer without sponsorship.
CERTIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
ECFMG Certified -Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates.
Good Clinical Practice (GCP) Certified 2016.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel 2013.
Experience in recruiting patients through Interview and Triaging.
Knowledge of Adverse Event reporting, Writing of Case narratives.
Exercise judgement and use of Knowledge of FDA and ICH guidelines in performing initial case assessment for seriousness, expectedness, causality and reporting requirements.
Beginners knowledge of Argus Safety Database.
Beginners knowledge of MedDRA, Medwatch
PHARMACOLOGY & MEDICAL RESEARCH
As a Safety Physician/Research Assistant(2014 to present) conducted a Patient Safety Research study on the relevance of information and guidance provided online on social media forums to Diabetic patients (Diabetes Mellitus Type 1, 1.5 & 2) at Patient Safety Research Centre under the guidance of Dr. Ranjit Singh (Vice-Chair for Research, Dept. of Family Medicine, Director PSRC, University of Buffalo).
In-charge of patient safety data gathering and analysis.
Contributed to the interface design and helped determine the characteristics of various users, their frequency and quality of response thereby assessing patient safety online.
Detection and Analysis of the Adverse Events (AE), Adverse Drug Reactions (ADR) and Serious Adverse Events(SAE) occurring in the Diabetes Social forum.
Review of Medical Literature with respect to the research.
Responsible for cross functional co-ordination and project management.
Co-authored study review papers expounding the findings of the study.
WeB 2015 (Workshop on eBusiness Conference) : Research paper accepted based on the above Research study - “Quality of patient –patient interactions in online health communities : Is what you see indeed what you get?” to the Workshop on eBusiness Conference (WeB 2015). This study seeks to examine the impact of question completeness, perceived source expertise and involvement on the response quality in an online social networking forum related to Diabetes.
Publication accepted by JAMIA and Springer Journal in the Lecture notes in Business Information Processing series based on the accepted papers from Web 2015.
WHITE Conference: Abstract accepted to the Health IT WHITE Conference held in Washington DC titled “Credibility of Health Information-An Assessment of Online Diabetes Community”.
Retrospective Cohort study under the guidance of Dr.Tolarova M.D, Ph.D (Geneticist, Professor University of San Francisco) to determine the causal relationship between cleft lip/palate and Folic acid, vitamin B and Zinc(2008)
Obtained consent and interviewed patient families and controls focusing on lifestyle, nutrition, family history. Collected blood samples in an aseptic environment.
Identified patients with cleft lip/palate disorders and assisted in triaging them.
Serving as a liaison to the families/patients in the research study, guiding them throughout the research study.
Responsible for taking care of post-operative patients.
Geriatric Health & Safety Assessment(2007)
Observational study under Department of Community Medicine to assess the health, economic and safety conditions of geriatric population in villages around the Medical School.
Interviewed people aged 60yrs and above, recorded data concerning health and safety within their home.
Educated them about health and safety issues.
Educational Intervention and its Effects on Alcoholism: (2007)
Interviewed and identified alcoholics in a village.
Health assessment along with education and distribution of Hand-outs on health and social effects of alcoholism with repeated reinforcement to reduce quantity and frequency of alcohol intake.
Tutor of Pharmacology at Rajiv Gandhi Dental College(2009)
Managed and Tutored a class of 100 students on various topics of pharmacology.
Effectively made power point presentation
Assisted students in conducting drug experiments on lab animal
US CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
Erie County Medical Centre, Buffalo, NY(Sep 2014)
Physician under Guidance of Dr. Ranjit Singh, Department of Family Medicine at ECMC.
Experienced inpatient care at ECMC Hospital, Discussed cases with residents and attending.
Discussed knowledge based, rule based, action based errors resulting in Adverse Events in hospital.
Discussed role of Electronic Medical Record in reducing Adverse Events in hospital.
Henrico Pediatrics, Richmond,VA (Aug 2011)
Hands-on experience under the supervision of Dr.Falik. History taking and physical examination on patients. Writing Patient Notes.Performed simple bedside tests like Streptococcal dipstick test. Discussed patient care and management with the attending. Assisted a few bedside procedures like treating impacted Cerumen, Cleaning, debridement and dressing of an infected wound. Attended conferences, Grand-Rounds.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (Sep2010)
Watched patients from closed counter under the supervision of Dr.Anshu Gupta. Discussed management and treatment options with the shadowing physician. Attended pediatric case conference and Grand-Rounds. Familiarized with electronic medical data storage and latest technologies used in endocrine clinics.
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (Feb2010)
Physician under supervision of Dr. Anil Kumar: pediatric patients in close counter. Observed patient handling and treatment methodologies practiced in the field of pediatric endocrinology. Actively discussed management plans for the encountered diseases with the shadowing physician. Attended seminars and conferences along with the pediatric residents.
INTERNSHIP & HEALTH CAMP COORDINATION
Adichunchanagiri Institute Of Medical Sciences, India (April 2007-2009)
Handled history taking and physical examination of patients. Prescribed medications for common ailments. Prescribed necessary investigative tests like routine blood and urine tests, stool guaiac, blood lipid profile, fasting and postprandial blood sugar, X-rays, rapid glucose tests, serum electrolytes, arterial blood gas for further diagnosis on a case-by-case basis. Performed procedures like Paracentesis, Thoracocentesis under the supervision of the attending physician. Performed lumpectomies including dermoid cyst & lipoma under local anaesthesia .
Assisted surgeries like Appendectomy, Herniotomy,Herniorrhaphy, Radical Breast surgery, Surgical ligation and stripping of Varicose veins. Assisted routine deliveries, cesarean sections and surgeries like Vaginal Hysterectomy with Pelvic Repair for prolapse, Tubectomy, Tubal ligation, removal of ovarian cysts along with postoperative monitoring. Assisted Septoplasty and Tympanoplasty surgeries, removal of foreign bodies from nasal cavity and ear in children. Assisted Cataract surgeries. Responsible for preoperative evaluation and preparation of the patient by inducing peribulbar block. Immunization given to newborns and children according to schedule.
Health Camps were conducted in various villages around Medical school. Patient segregation according to the severity Data gathering in form of History and physical examination. Screening for diabetes and hypertension. Educating patients on how to prevent and control diabetes and hypertension. Counseling on smoking, alcohol, contraception, safe sexual practices.
Bachelor Of Medicine and Bachelor Of Surgery (MBBS)
Adichunchanagiri Institute Of Medical Sciences, Bellur (India) - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
Pre University Education Board, Karnataka (India)
Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board