Dr. Karunanayake graduated from the North Colombo Medical College and trained in general medicine at the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine (PGIM), Colombo, and in infectious diseases at the University Hospital Aintree (Fazakerly), Liverpool, UK. He is currently senior lecturer in clinical medicine at the University of Colombo and a specialist physician at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo. He is actively involved in postgraduate training in general medicine at the PGIM and in courses conducted by the Ceylon College of Physicians, of which he has been secretary in the past. He is active in MRCP PACES related activies. He is an examiner in general medicine (in theory, clinicals and as chief examiner in viva) for the MD at the PGIM. He has also supervised one master’s thesis, and carries out research on dengue and infections in immunocompromised patients.
Prof. G.Vijayaraghavan, MD, DM, FRCP (Edin & Lon) FACC, FACP – India
Prof. Vijayaraghavan is one of the senior most medical teachers in this country with 41 years teaching experience in many Medical Universities in India and abroad. He was trained at the Medical College, Trivandrum, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, University of California, Los Angeles, USA and Brompton Hospital, London. He recently retired as the Professor and Head of the Department of Cardiology, Medical College and Hospital, Trivandrum. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and Edinburgh, a premium golden heart fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and is a leading figure in the field of Continuing Medical Education in Cardiology in India and Abroad.
Prof. Mathew Thomas, MD, FRCP (London), FRCP (Edin), FICP, FISHTM – India
He is presently working as professor of medicine and hematology in KIMS and CSI medical college. He has 33 years of clinical experience and teaching experience of under graduate and postgraduate medical students in the medical school. He is the recipient of best doctor award 2003 and past secretary and president of the Kerala chapter of API, associate editor of JAPI, undergraduate and post graduate examiner in various Indian Universities, visiting professor of hematology Washington Medical Centre and NIH, Professor and HOD, department of medicine and Superintendent medical college hospital, Trivandrum. He is very actively involved with all MRCP PACES Course related matters
Dr. Ajit Thomas MD MRCP(UK) MRCP(London) – India
Dr. Ajit Thomas completed his post-graduation (MD) in India, and then left to pursue higher training in the UK. He passed MRCP(UK) within a few months of arriving there, and then went on to obtain training at Specialist Registrar level in Acute Medicine, General (Internal) Medicine and Geriatrics; in Cardiff and North Wales. Dr. Ajit worked as Consultant in Acute Medicine in the UK. He returned to Kerala – his state of origin – in 2008 to join KIMS as Consultant in Internal and Acute Medicine, a post that he has occupied since. Dr. Ajit has taught on MRCP PACES courses and held regular teaching sessions for SHOs and Registrars. He has nearly 20 years’ worth of experience in teaching.
Prof Sunil Bhandari MBChB, MRCP (UK), FRCP (Edin), PhD, M Clin Edu – UK
Prof. Bhandari graduated from the University of Edinburgh, trained in Renal and Transplant Medicine in Yorkshire (UK) and Sydney Australia. He is a Consultant in Nephrology and Honorary Clinical Professor at Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust; Director of Clinical Studies (HYMS), Co-Director of UK Advanced Nephrology Course and Locality Head of School of Medicine – East Yorkshire and Chair of the MBBS Programme Board.
He also serves as Royal College of Physicians Specialty Tutor for Nephrology, and a member on the Specialist Exam Writing Committee. He is a PACES examiner and is actively involved in all MRCP PACES related activities locally and in other international centers. He has multiple publications in peer reviewed journals, and has successfully co-supervised 5 PhD fellows and currently has 1 fellow in training.
Dr. Cheriyil G Suresh, MD, FRCP (London) – Kuwait
Dr. Suresh is currently working as Consultant Cardiologist at Mubarak Al Kabeer Hospital, Kuwait. He is trained in Cardiology from UK Birch Hill Hospital and Wythenshawe Hospital. Though he spent majority of his time in clinical cardiology, he is very much interested in research and has published several papers. He is an undergraduate and postgraduate teacher at the University of Kuwait. He is a PACES examiner and is actively involved in all MRCP PACES related activities locally and in other international centers.