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Top Impactful Hospital Leaders of 2023

Dr Shilpa Tatake, Group COO, Jupiter Hospital

She believes health care should be delivered with empathy, transparency, and dignity. The patient is an important stakeholder in the healthcare ecosystem, and s/he should be empowered to be a partner in the healthcare journey as well. She is a strong believer of ‘survival of the fittest’ principle, and tomorrow’s healthcare organizations would only be judged on efficiency, effectivity, and their ability to deliver not only care but also an ‘experience’ to the patient. She takes pride in building strong processes, systems, and an empathetic, ethical healthcare ecosystem in my organization, where the patient is really treated as the ‘First and the most privileged one’.


Neeraj Lal, Chief Operating Officer, Apollo Hospitals, Gujarat Region

Neeraj Lal believes that technological innovations continue to be developed and made available to consumers at breakneck speed. Within this evolving healthcare landscape, care is becoming more personal, more patient-centric, less episodic, more omnipresent, and fully embedded in the lifestyles of the population. Innovative use of digital technologies should create opportunities to enhance patient experience and at the same time optimize care delivery to ensure affordable health access to all. Resulting changes in the fundamentals of healthcare delivery affect all components of the healthcare value chain — from outpatient care enabled through telemedicine, to inpatient care optimized through remote care and home health enabled through digitalization, Internet of Things (IoT), and other interventions].

Sachin Deshmukh, Managing Director (Onco-Life Hospitals)

He believes that there is still a huge gap in healthcare services in tier 2 & tier 3 cities of India. The aim always has been to provide easy access to the best oncology treatment facilities at affordable rates. Throughout the years, spreading awareness via various channels consistently & conducting several medical camps for people in several parts of Maharashtra has helped thousands of patients in early diagnosis & best treatment outcomes

M. Faisal Siddiqui, Chief Operating Officer – Processes, Cancer Treatment Services International, South Asia

He believes in an integrated approach to cancer care on the bedrock of resilient processes & leveraging focused, data-driven technology which enhances the quality of clinical outcomes, and patient’s overall experience and is uniquely poised to create an impact in precision health. 

Dr. Emmanuel Rupert, Managing Director and Group CEO, Narayana Healthcare

Dr. Emmanuel Rupert is the Managing Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of Narayana Health since 2019. A graduate of BHU, Varanasi, he joined Narayana Health in 2000 as Chief Consultant - Anaesthesia and Director of Academic Services and has since held various clinical and administrative roles, including Group Medical Director, before taking charge of the company in his current capacity. His efforts to offer millions of Indians with affordable, high-quality healthcare are well-known. During the worst of COVID-19, his stewardship was crucial as he strengthened clinical capacity, improved cost management, and streamlined clinical operations to help the organization recover quickly and grow during the past four years. Dr. Rupert has overseen many Narayana Health greenfield and brownfield expansions and is leading the digital transformation to transform Narayana Health into an end-to-end digitally enabled organisation. Dr. Rupert seamlessly blends business acumen with clinical expertise. His ability to strike a balance between these realms sets him apart as a pioneer in healthcare leadership.”

Dr Alok Khullar, CEO, Gleneagles HealthCity, Chennai

Dr. Khullar firmly believes that the patient is always at the centre of the healthcare ecosystem. And therefore in all together he strives to make healthcare delivery more patient-centric, sustainable and more cost-effective. They have been constantly pursuing excellence in care delivery, patient outcomes, and patient-facing empathy while implementing sustainability initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint. They are actively working on promoting a sense of well-being among our doctors and other staff to strengthen healthcare delivery.

Dr Darshan Banker, Chief Interventional Cardiologist & Managing Director, Bankers Group Of Hospitals

Dr. Banker finds immense purpose in making a difference through CPR and First Aid training, ensuring that every individual is equipped with life-saving skills to help anyone in need, especially in public areas. Conducting Cardiology Camps in rural areas amplifies access to crucial heart health insights and educates individuals with limited medical care centres about basic health parameters, disease prevention and hygiene while dispelling myths. In Surat, spearheading free orthopaedic corrective surgeries underscores our commitment to transforming lives. Through health awareness and education camps, they empower communities with knowledge, fostering a healthier tomorrow. “It's not just my profession; it's a journey of impact, compassion, and national wellness”.

Dr Geetika Madan Patel, Vice President, Parul University & Medical Director, Parul Sevashram Hospital

Dr Geetika Madan Patel envisions the attainment of Universal health care in the country in the near future. She dedicates her efforts towards creating a place where quality healthcare is delivered with the utmost compassion to every single patient irrespective of socioeconomic or cultural background. The hospital she heads, Parul Sevashram Hospital, is a 750 bedded NABH accredited digital teaching hospital where technology meets compassion and quality care drives our team’s efforts towards the comfort and healing of our patients and mindful learning for our healthcare students

Abrarali Dalal, Director and CEO, Sahyadri Hospitals

Envisions a healthcare landscape where compassion meets cutting-edge innovation at Sahyadri Hospitals. The journey began with a vision to revolutionize healthcare in Maharashtra, and have consistently delivered world-class medical care, cutting-edge technology, and an unwavering commitment to patient well-being across our 9 Super Specialty hospitals in Western India. Recognizing the pressing need for healthcare in rural India, Sahyadri Hospitals is extending its Quaternary care services to bridge the healthcare gap, providing accessible, high-quality medical services and fostering a healthier future for all."

Dr Simmardeep Gill, MD & CEO Sterling Group of Hospitals, Gujarat

Dr Simmardeep S Gill, manages Sterling Hospitals, a Gujarat-based chain of six hospitals with a presence in Saurashtra, Kutch and Central Gujarat. His team and he are responsible for putting together a team of highly skilled clinical & administrative talent to steer Sterling on the path to becoming a strong pillar towards supporting India’s National Health Mission. The aim is to run stellar clinical programs and simultaneously deliver world-class patient care catering to Gujarat in its entirety and beyond. We are also honoured to support our Govt’s mission of Health for All as almost 30% of our patient volumes are from the PMJAY insurance plans under the aegis of Gujarat Govt. His vision for the coming years is to witness tremendous growth, with Sterling having an ever-expanding footprint in the healthcare industry, delivering exceptional, credible, and easily accessible healthcare.

Jasdeep Singh, Group CEO, CARE Hospitals

Jasdeep Singh, Group CEO of CARE Hospitals, Quality CARE India Limited

Jasdeep Singh is committed to elevating the healthcare ecosystem in non-metropolitan regions by providing high-quality and cost-effective medical services. At CARE Hospitals, the mission is to cater to the healthcare needs of local communities and facilitate opportunities for doctors to return to and practice in their hometowns. This endeavor seeks to create a positive impact on the lives of our patients within the familiarity of their cities, positioning them as a conscientious and transformative healthcare provider

Joy Chakraborty, COO, P D Hinduja Hospital

Joy Chakraborty firmly believes that cost-effective healthcare delivery combined with quality can be provided only when we have strong affirmation of tiers in healthcare especially a strong primary healthcare for the country.

Upasana Arora, Director/CEO, Yashoda Super Specialty Hospital

Upasana Arora is working towards creating an environment where health is right to all quality health care at affordable cost. 

Pankaj Sahni, Group CEO and Director - Medanta (Global Health Limited)

For Pankaj leadership in healthcare is about ensuring that all actions, systems, processes and values are focused on delivering the highest possible quality of healthcare with the right ethics and values. It involves embracing a patient-centric culture of care, promoting continuous learning, innovation and creativity, all the while demonstrating the courage to do what is right.

Dr. D Nageshwar Reddy, Chairman of Asian Institute of Gastroenterology and AIG Hospitals

He is an Indian Gastroenterologist known for spearheading the Gastrointestinal (GI) Endoscopy revolution in the world. In the last four decades, Dr. Reddy’s contribution to therapeutic endoscopy has been immense including the development of a Nagi stent used for biliary drainage. He served as the first Indian President of the World Endoscopy Organization. A staunch believer of affordable, accessible healthcare, Dr. Reddy formed the Asian Healthcare Foundation (AHF), a not-for-profit entity with a dual objective of increasing health coverage across the rural sector and forming robust research capabilities to enhance patient care. He is the first Indian doctor to start a mobile endoscopy unit which would venture into rural places and offer free treatment for several GI related diseases. Over the years, Dr. Reddy has been recognized for his achievements by several societies like he received PADMA BHUSHAN AWARD from the Government of India in 2016, the PADMA SHRI AWARD from Government of India in 2002, B C Roy Award from the Indian Medical Council in 1995 and many more.

Dr. Nomal Chandra Borah, Founder- GNRC Affordable Health Mission and GNRC Group of Hospitals

“I, Dr Nomal Chandra Borah, believe that just by focusing on preventive healthcare, we can prevent 60-70% of diseases prevalent in our society. Early diagnosis and treatment result in better outcomes and less suffering to the patients and families as well as lesser economic burden to the family and the healthcare system. For that, creating healthcare awareness is of utmost importance and GNRC is trying to achieve that with its Affordable Health Mission. The Swasthyamitras (Health Messengers or foot soldiers of this Mission) are working relentlessly to create healthcare awareness among all sections of society. Together, we can achieve a disease-free society and shape a healthy India.” – Dr. Borah 

Dr. K. M Cherian, Founder and Chairman of Frontier Lifeline Hospital and Frontier Mediville

Dr. K. M. Cherian is a world-renowned and distinguished Cardiac Surgeon. He performed India’s first successful Coronary Artery bypass surgery (CABG) in 1975. The country’s first heart transplant after the legalization of brain death, India’s first Heart-Lung Transplant, the first Pediatric Transplant and the first TMR (Laser Heart Surgery) were also performed by him. He was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1991. He is the recipient of many prestigious Lifetime Achievement awards conferred by Harvard Medical, Limca Book of World Records, FICCI, Times of India, Indian Association of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgeons, Paediatric Cardiac Society of India, Government of Kerala, Government of Tamil Nadu & many more. He was awarded his Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) degree by King George’s Medical University, in 2005. Dr. K.M. Cerian was the honorary surgeon to the President of India from 1990 to 1993. He is the first Indian to become the President of The World Congress of Thoracic Cardiac Surgeons and the first member of The American Association of Thoracic Surgery from India. He also is the first & only Indian, whose name has been carved on a rock at the Island of Kos in Greece, which is the birthplace of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine.

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