Medicine is my life and mission. I wanted to be a doctor who would treat individuals and a doctor who would treat populations (epidemiologist) – a doctor who would practice in a local area (Memphis) and a doctor that would influence changes across the nation and over the continents. My specialty is infectious diseases. I consult in the field of quality improvement. Recently, in collaboration with physicians in India we are publishing a book on Management of Infectious Diseases.
|Infectious Diseases practice at Baptist (www.bmhcc.org) and Methodist Hospital in Memphis (www.methodisthealth.org)|
|Annals of Internal Medicine ON BEING A DOCTOR : Plan-Do-Study-Act Cycle Rejuvenates a Marriage|
|Quality Improvement Quality improvement is a journey not a destination; it is a process not an outcome.Read More|
||The ABC’s of PQRI (Physician Quality Reporting Initiative) PQRI is the first Medicare program which will directly influence physicians towards value based purchasing (VBP).|
|Infectious Diseases in India During my fellowship training in infectious diseases I spent 2 years researching the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in India. Dr. T. Jacob John, Dr. Gerald Keursch and I published the first comprehensive paper on the Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS in India in 1995.|
|Book- Management of Infectious Diseases In collaboration with Dr. Dilip Mathai, head of medicine unit 1 at Christian Medical College Vellore, I have authored a “cookbook” on how to manage infections in the Indian setting. Book has been released by Jaypee Brother, New Delhi.|