Bhaktivedanta Hospital Ethics Committee reviews the Scientific and Ethical aspects of each research project to safeguard the dignity, rights, safety and wellbeing of all potential research participants. Bhaktivedanta Hospital Ethics Committee (Bhaktivedanta HEC) is registered as Institutional Ethics Committee under Central Drug Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) working under Union Health Ministry (Reg. No.: ECR/396/Inst/MH/2013/RR-16). Bhaktivedanta HEC monitors each ongoing study at intervals, appropriate to the degree of risk to human subjects.

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Rights & Responsibilities of Research Participants

For English:  Research Participants Rights Responsibility

For Hindi:  Research Participants Rights Responsibility



Name of Members Position on Ethics Committee Designation & Affiliation Qualification
Dr. Raakhi Tripathi Chairperson, External Associate Professor, (Pharmacology) GSMC & KEMH MBBS, MD
Dr. Suraj Bhagde Member Secretary, Clinician, Internal Consultant Ophthalmologist, Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute MBBS, MS, DNB
Dr. Swapnil Gautam Member, Clinician, Internal Consultant Physician and Intensivist Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute MBBS, MD, DNB (General Medicine) MRCP
Dr. Ameya Joshi Member, Clinician, Internal Consultant Endocrinologist Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute MBBS MD (Internal Medicine) DM (Endocrinology)
Dr. Komal Dalal Member, Internal Consultant Accupuncturist, Advisor - Clinical Research Bhaktivedanta Hospital & Research Institute MBBS, PGDCRM
Dr. Vijaykumar Gawali Member, External Senior Manager - Clinical Research Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute, Andheri West, Mumbai MBBS
Dr. Sunil Kuyare Member, Basic Medical Scientist, External Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology H.B.T Medical College and Dr. R. N. Cooper Hospital, Mumbai MBBS, MD, DHA, FME Post Graduate Diploma in Bioethics (PGDBE)
Dr. Anita Ramchandran Member, Basic Medical Scientist, External Assistant Professor, Microbiology LTMMC & GH, Sion, Mumbai MBBS, MD, FME, FAIMER
Mrs. Noopur Desai Member, Representative of NGO, External Social Worker for KATALYST and ISKCON Food Relief Foundation BSc Life Sciences
Mrs. Hetal Varma Member, Social Scientist, Internal Medical Social Worker, Bhaktivedanta Hospital and Research Institute Masters of Social Work
Mr. Anant Singh Member, Legal Expert, External Practicing Advocate at Mumbai Court; Lawyer - Regrace Group of Companies, Mumbai LLM, LLB, Masters of Public Administration
Mrs. Devyani Maheshwari Member, Legal Expert, External - BA, LLB
Mrs. Sarita Gadhari Member, Lay person, External - BA, BEd
Mrs. Meera Singh Member, Lay person, External - BCom