Regional Director - Asia

Shivakumar R

Regional Director – Asia

Mr. Shivakumar graduated from BITS-Pilani, belongs to the 1995-98 M.Phil. batch of Physician Assistant and prior to that B.Sc. degree with specialization in chemistry from Loyola college, Chennai. He had a long stint in Madras Medical Mission till 2008. During this period he was involved in clinical assessment of congenital and acquired heart diseases, management of post-operative patients in ICU and handling emergencies.. He has participated and has been a team leader for many cardiac screening camps across South India during his decade long clinical career. He has presented papers in scientific conferences and also been part of the academic work of the department. He was also in-charge of the induction program of Madras Medical Mission which gives a bird’s eye view to prospective students who will be pursuing the PA program. He has been the instructor in-charge for students during their clinical postings in Paediatric cardiology and has been on the board of studies for 3 years. In 2005, he organised the Physician Assistant day celebrations, for the first time in India.

The flair for administration made him to do an  MBA with specialization in HR from IGNOU, New Delhi. He then took up hospital administration and has worked in leading corporate hospitals for over a decade now. During the course of this journey he completed Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics from National Law School of India University. He played a major role in setting up of the cardiac unit in Fortis Malar Hospitals. He has worked with the McKinsey team for reducing turnaround time, patient and employee satisfaction and was instrumental in setting up a stroke institute in Apollo Hospitals.

In 2013, he took over as the president of Indian Association of Physician Assistants and has been successful in bringing the Physician Assistants across the country under IAPA. Three state chapters have been formed. Annual scientific conferences are conducted which are on par with other major conferences across the world. He was instrumental in establishing network with all the leading PA associations across the world.  He was invited by International Academy of Physician Associate Educators (IAPAE) as a keynote speaker in their conference conducted in Lusaka, Zambia in 2018.Certification examination for cardio-vascular PAs by Indian Association of Cardiovascular surgeons (IACTS) was started. He became the task force lead for curriculum standardization established by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in 2014 and with effective advocacy has ensured  government recognition in March  2021.

Shivakumar-R
Shivakumar-R

Shivakumar R

Regional Director – Asia

Mr. Shivakumar graduated from BITS-Pilani, belongs to the 1995-98 M.Phil. batch of Physician Assistant and prior to that B.Sc. degree with specialization in chemistry from Loyola college, Chennai. He had a long stint in Madras Medical Mission till 2008. During this period he was involved in clinical assessment of congenital and acquired heart diseases, management of post-operative patients in ICU and handling emergencies.. He has participated and has been a team leader for many cardiac screening camps across South India during his decade long clinical career. He has presented papers in scientific conferences and also been part of the academic work of the department. He was also in-charge of the induction program of Madras Medical Mission which gives a bird’s eye view to prospective students who will be pursuing the PA program. He has been the instructor in-charge for students during their clinical postings in Paediatric cardiology and has been on the board of studies for 3 years. In 2005, he organised the Physician Assistant day celebrations, for the first time in India.

The flair for administration made him to do an  MBA with specialization in HR from IGNOU, New Delhi. He then took up hospital administration and has worked in leading corporate hospitals for over a decade now. During the course of this journey he completed Post Graduate Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics from National Law School of India University. He played a major role in setting up of the cardiac unit in Fortis Malar Hospitals. He has worked with the McKinsey team for reducing turnaround time, patient and employee satisfaction and was instrumental in setting up a stroke institute in Apollo Hospitals.

In 2013, he took over as the president of Indian Association of Physician Assistants and has been successful in bringing the Physician Assistants across the country under IAPA. Three state chapters have been formed. Annual scientific conferences are conducted which are on par with other major conferences across the world. He was instrumental in establishing network with all the leading PA associations across the world.  He was invited by International Academy of Physician Associate Educators (IAPAE) as a keynote speaker in their conference conducted in Lusaka, Zambia in 2018.Certification examination for cardio-vascular PAs by Indian Association of Cardiovascular surgeons (IACTS) was started. He became the task force lead for curriculum standardization established by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in 2014 and with effective advocacy has ensured  government recognition in March  2021.

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