Dr. S.R. Narahari, MD, DVD (Modern dermatology) Chairman & Director
The Chairman & Director Dr. S.R. Narahari, is a dermatologist, trained in modern biomedicine. He hails from a background in agriculture from a village located 70km away from Kasaragod .He trained a team of doctors from different systems of medicine at Institution of Applied Dermatology in the year 1999. As a dermatologist, trained in ‘Western’ biomedical practice, he is involved in clinical research in the role as patient-oriented researcher as well as hands-on care. As the team leader he helps colleagues to arrive at the best possible judgments during their ‘integrative management’ of lymphodema and other chronic skin diseases . His research in integrative system of medicine has made global contribution by new modalities in treating neglected skin diseases like Lymphatic Filariasis , Vitiligo, Lichen Planus and psoriasis. Dr.Narahari received a President’s award of International society of Lymphology in September 2005 during the 19th International Congress of Lymphology in brazil for the work of his Institute. for the work of his institute at the September 2005 International Congress of Lymphology in Brazil. In addition he was honoured for his biographical profile in Marquis Who’s Who in Science & Engineering, NJ, USA. He received developing country scholarship of British epidermo-epidemiological society, Nottingham for a training in evidence based dermatology in UK. He was trained by Prof. Hywel Williams at the Queens Medical Centre Nottingham. He is the editorial board member of Journal of Lymphodema, UK, advisory board member of International Lymphodema frame work, UK and has professional membership of Indian Association Dermatologist, Venerologists and Leprologists (IADVL), Indian Association of Leprology (IAL), Indian Medical Association (IMA), Indian Science Congress and International Cochrane skin group, Nottingham UK Dr. Narahari has traveled nationally and internationally to attend the important conference and workshop of lymphoedema and integrative medicine aswell as dermatoloy. Dr. Narahari has published 32 papers 18 of them in international journals. He coauthored technical reports. He received MBBS(1987) ,DVD (1999) and MD (1990)from Mangalore University, Karanataka. He studied in Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore (now known as Manipal University).
Mr. Shashidhara, IAS (Rtd), Director
He is a retired IAS officer. He worked as Idukki District collector in Kerala State, Director of Collegiate education and also Director of SC dept. under Govt. of Kerala. After retiring from Administrative service he is serving as PS to Minister of tourism, Govt. of Kerala. He was associated with the activities of IAD in an advisory role since the dates of its formation and registration as section 25 company. He was always a source of encouragement for most activities. He was the patron for the last two national symposiums conducted in Kasaragod. His guidance is crucial for IAD in several strategic areas.
Dr T A Bailoor , (Pathologist), Director
Born in Mangalore on 9th June 1944, had primary and secondary education at St.Aloysius’ High School, Mangalore. Completed his P.U. Course from St. Aloysius’ College, Mangalore. Did the Pre- Medical and l M.B.,B.S. course at Kasturba Medical College,Manipal. and the II and Final year courses atthe Mangalore section of the same College, graduating in 1967. Completed the M.D.Course in Pathology at the Kasturba Medical College,Mangalore. Did one year post doctoral training in histopathology at the Stobhill General Hospital at Glasgow,Scotland. Served at Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore for twenty years as Professor in Pathology. currently owns a private medical laboratory and serving the people at Mangalore. Was the recipient of a Rotary International Group Study Exchange award and visited Boston, U.S.A. under their aegis for 6 weeks in April-May of 1973. Was a member of the Lions’ Club of Mangalore for several years.