Kamal Shahani has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, and has
wide experience in the field of clinical research, healthcare, pharma and health
sciences education and training. He is an MBA from the leading business school.
He is Post Graduate in International Business.
He has worked with Allied Research International – Cetero Research in North America
and India, as a Director of Indian Operations and Consultant in the North American
operations. He has extensive experience in the business of diagnostics and central
reference laboratories. He was the General Manager of Dr. Lal PathLabs and Country
Manager / Director at Gribbles Pathology, Australia. He has also worked as Senior
Business Manager for Healthcare Businesses for with the Australian Trade Commission
and Director Mediminds and has worked with over 50 international healthcare companies
on various aspects on entry strategy and business expansion for Asia and Middle
East. He has successful created several new business models in the healthcare services
He has strong experience in setting up and managing new R & D Labs, CROs, and Central
Labs, and has set up over 15 greeenfield CROs, R & D facilities and labs. His experience
also includes marketing, business development, regulatory affairs, country entry
strategy, and market research for over 50 international healthcare businesses. He
has been involved in various mergers & acquisitions and worked with several financial
institutions on business funding.
As a Managing Director of Cliniminds, he has been instrumental in creating India’s
largest professional health sciences business management institute. Under his leadership,
Cliniminds today has become the largest clinical research and health sciences training
institute. He has designed several programs and created new training models for
the students. Cliniminds students are today most sought after students in India.
He has successfully established Cliniminds programs in over 15 international markets,
including US, U.K. and Russia. He has been instrumental in developing India’s best
E-Learning platform in the healthcare industry. Under his leadership Cliniminds
has been awarded as the best Clinical Research & Health Sciences Business Management
Institute e years in a row, i.e. 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016.
He is member of various international associations and societies, including, Editorial
Board, Journal for Clinical Studies, U.K., Member, Drug Information Association,
Member, PIPA, U.K., Member, Society for Clinical Trials, U.K., Member, ABLE, India.
Dr Sandeep has worked extensively in field of Oncology Medical Affairs and headed Medical Affairs department for Global Pharmaceutical companies. He was the Head of Oncology Medical Affairs for MSD India and also led Medical Affairs team for Roche, India. Apart from this he has gained significant experience by working in companies like Novartis , Sanofi & Mylan.
He has been strategic fuel behind rise of many big brands and business unit. He was amongst the first Pharmaceutical physician to talk about Immuno-Oncology and Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in India.
Hands on experience of various facets of healthcare sector have proven his entrepreneurial skills and now he is a Medical Director & Senior Partner in Think-I as first generation entrepreneur.
By qualification Dr Sandeep Bhatia is a trained ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon and has clinical & surgical experience in Oncology.
Currently heading the Health Sciences Education & Training business of Cliniminds.
Dr. Sood is trained surgeon from All India Institute of Medical Sciences with over
29 years of experience in surgery. He is currently Clinical Associate Professor
of Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Jeffrey Cheah School of
Medicine and Health Sciences, Monash UniversityTill recently he was Professor of
Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia. Has extensive
teaching experience at leading medical schools. He is an eminent research, medical
writer and has several papers published in several global journals. He has written
several medical books and chapters in medical books. He has organized several workshops
and courses in medical writing and other medical subjects.
Widely travelled in India and overseas for work, Jaagriti is an experienced Clinical
research professional, with Post-Graduation in Biotechnology, Post-Graduation in
Clinical Research and Post-Graduation in Drug Regulatory Affairs, IPR & Patents.
She has extensive experience in Clinical research, Data Management, Pharmacovigilance
, Regulatory affairs.
Planned and completed many trials at India’s most prestigious hospital, AIIMS, she
hasexcellent knowledge of global clinical research and Pharmacovigilance business.
She has successfully completed GCP training from Pfizer Training Centre. She hasbeen
trained and worked on Oracle EDC, and various other Clinical research databases.
Has expertise in site recruitment and patient retention. She is well trained and
experienced in safety reporting and narrative writing. She has worked on research
project on Oncogene during Masters at AIIMS. She has worked with Clients like, Pfizer
and Novartis on several Phase II, III and IV clinical trials. She has worked on
several high priority trials as well. She has expertise in Dossier preparation,
documentation, SAE reconciliation, ICF process, drugs accountability. She has also
been trained in Clinical research processes by experts of various countries.
At Cliniminds, Jaagriti is heading the National Career Advisory division. She and
her team of qualified and trained Career Advisors are providing right career advice
to the students and give them the industry information, business potential, helping
selecting right program, so that they can choose the right career path. She and
her team has helped over 2,000 medical, pharmacy, biotechnology and science professionals
in redefining their career path.
She is professional with more than 6 years of varied experience in pharmaceutical
and clinical industry across clinical operations, project management, data handling,
data cleaning, quality management, medical writing, Labeling documents and last
but not the least-training and conducting workshops.
Pranjal began her career as a Clinical Project Assistant and has progressed as Clinical
Research Associate and then Clinical Research Associate-II. She also worked as a
medical writer and QC analyst. She has vast experience as trainer within varied
roles carried out during her career.
As a medical Writer, she was associated with authoring, compiling, formatting and
editing multiple IND ARs, PADERs and IBs. Involved in developing content for regulatory
filings, ensuring quality of content, approving minor or routine submissions and
meeting predetermined timelines for all submissions. She was actively involved in
labeling activity and has been anchoring the entire labeling process in the role
of a Labeling Operations Specialist. She served as the primary interface between
the company and the client’s labeling team. Moreover, developed a strong understanding
of regulatory processes, documents and associated workflows.In addition, achieved
excellent writing and word-processing skills. She was associated in writing the
master global response by conducting thorough literature search and in preparing
a brief report by compiling all relevant searches on particular question/concern/issues
related to company’s product by adhering company’s business rules.
She was authorize to Quality check the document particularly the labels (CDS, USPI/PLR,
SPC, etc) and maintain the quality standard of the project before submitting the
document to the client/s.She was also associated in preparing the HSA (Healthcare
Sub-Saharan Africa) leaflets by conducting online searches from various available
websites and by evaluating data with the help of medics.Pranjal has a passion for
root cause analysis, improving the productivity, learning, training and delivering
During her Clinical Operations career as Clinical Research Associate, She faced
many audits with least or minimal observations thus, representing a good quality
work. She worked on phase II and Phase III trials on different therapeutic areas
viz., Oncology, psychiatry, Ortho, Cardiovascular, and Diabetes.
She earned her Master’s in Clinical Research from Cranfield University, UK and Masters
in Organic Chemistry from University of Pune, Maharashtra, India.
A result oriented Professional with verifiable success of 22 years with insightful
experience in All India Sales & Marketing, Business Development & Distribution Management
of Pharmaceuticals/Chemicals/FMCG and Education Industry. Extensive experience in
exploring and developing new divisions, new markets, field force, C & Fs, dealers,
accelerating growth & achieving desired sales goals. Always an out-of-the-box thinker
with a proven track record of augmenting revenues, streamlining workflow and creating
team work environment. Stupendous communication & analytical skills, honed with
the ability to liaise at all levels of management. He is Bachelors in Science form
Delhi University and holds a law degree from Delhi University.
Presently heading Placements Department of Cliniminds students pan India and also
responsible for Corporate Business Development. In Cliniminds job involves analysing
markets to identify unmet corporate needs of companies and develop strategic plans.
Always ensures optimal implementation of these plans to achieve organization objectives.
Geetha Sanjay has over 8 years of experience in the field of healthcare and clinical
research industry in which the last 4 years has been in Clinical data management
and analytics. She has been with reputed organizations like GSK Biologicals, SIRO
Clinpharm Pvt. Ltd. and Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited having worked in Clinical data
She has worked on over 30 studies in Oncology and Vaccine based trials. She has
been a part of the query management team and has successfully performed database
audit and testing as a part of quality control.
Earlier in 2011-13 she has worked at IGATE Computers Ltd. as a Senior Team Lead
– Operations. At IGATE she was doing the Completion of the data entry from source
docs including a narrative, complete the custodial review, detailing the adverse
events, selection and coding of event terms, concomitant medications and medical
history against source docs on AERS Database.
During 2009-11 she had also worked with Mahindra Satyam BPO Ltd. as Health Care
Professional Assessor at Hyderabad. At Mahindra Satyam she was workin on Review
of source documents such as physician office records, hospital records and lab details
for the cases received from legal/and their agents, Review of source documents for
different types of legal cases such as Summons and Complaints and Plaintiff Fact
Sheet, Data entry of Adverse Event Monitoring (AEM) forms for all legal cases processed
for different molecules, Reviewing AEM forms and case processing of Solicited and
unsolicited cases for different molecules. She has also worked invMentoring new-hires
as designated by the project manager, Evaluating consistency, completeness, accuracy
of safety database, tracking database and source document entry forms.& she has
Adequate work experience on AWARE database.
Prior to that in 2008-09 she was associated with Clinical Research Department of
SUN Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd at Mumbai. At SUN Pharmaceutical she has Worked
as Clinical Research Coordinator in Phase 3 Clinical Study. She has worked on Preparation
of site for trial, assessing the trial related procedures, scheduling subjects and
monitors visit, transcribing data on CRF, maintaining site master file, duty, updating
Product accountability and storage log and other logs. She also worked in organizing
Site initiation investigators meeting, duty delegation, and training to the staff,
Vendor selection, and site closeout. She has adequate Experience in coordinating
the operational procedures on trial site and managing patient calls & evaluating
Trial related procedures like site feasibility, Investigator selection etc.
Mrs.Lakshmi Patel has also completed her Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical
Research from Clinical Research Education & Management Academy, Mumbai in 2009.
Mrs. Lakshmi Patel has obtained her Bachelor of Pharmacy from BPUT university in
the 2007 and completed her Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research &
Munarika is an experienced clinical research professional. She is Masters in Clincial
Research and has also done Postgraduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Business Management.
She has worked on several clinical trials including Phase 3 Multicentre, Open Label
Parallel, Two Groups, Multi Arm, Randomized, Registration Clinical Study to Evaluate
the Efficacy and Safety of Colesevelam Hydrochloride as Combination Therapy in Adult
Indian Non Diabetic Patients with Primary Hyperlipidemia and Type II Diabetic patients
with Primary Hyperlipidemia” under the supervision of Dr. Sumant Gupta and Dr. Chakrapani
She has also worked on WHO Project “Promotion of Rational Use of Drugs”.