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Dr. Sachin Upadhyaya

Dr. Sachin Specialist Cardiologist, Aster Hospital Mankhool

Dr. Sachin is a Specialist Cardiologist at Aster Hospital Mankhool. He is extensively trained and is well proficient in the field of Interventional Cardiology as well as Clinical and Preventive Cardiology.

Before relocating to Dubai,  he  trained and subsequently worked at most renowned institutions of cardiac sciences in India including Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi, Medanta Heart Institute Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon and Indraprashta Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.

He also gained rich experience while working at Government Institutions like ESI Hospital, New Delhi and Northern Railway Central Hospital, New Delhi.

His area of work includes Clinical Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Coronary and Peripheral Angiography, Coronary and Peripheral Angioplasty, Pacemaker and other Electrophysiology Device Implantation.

Despite his training and practice of Interventional Cardiology, he has been devoting equal time to preventive aspects of cardiac diseases by giving talks and organizing camps dedicated to Therapeutic lifestyle changes. Dr. Sachin is fluent in languages like English, Hindi and Tamil. 


  • DNB (Cardiology) from National Board of Examinations,New DelhiInstitution of Training: Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.
  • DNB (Medicine) from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi Institution of Training: Northern Railway Central Hospital, New Delhi.
  • MBBS from Thanjavur Medical College, Thanjavur (The Tamil Nadu Dr.MGR Medical University -Chennai).

Professional Experience:

  • 12 years of post-PG experience of working in the field of Cardiology at leading Cardiac Centres in India.

  • 5 years of post-DNB (Cardiology) experience in Interventional Cardiology at leading Cardiac Centres in India.

  • Senior resident at Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi India.

  • Associate Consultant at Medanta Heart Institute, Medanta – The Medicity , Gurgaon.

  • Junior Consultant, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.

  • Consultant, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.

Special Interests:

  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Non Invasive Cardiac Diagnostics
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Preventive Cardiology


Dr. Alai Taggu

Dr. Alai Taggu - Specialist Critical Care Medicine

Dr. Alai Taggu is a Specialist Physician and the Head of Department of Critical Care Medicine at Aster Hospital Mankhool, Dubai. He graduated in 1995 (MBBS) from the NSCB Medical College, Madhya Pradesh, and completed his post-graduation (MD) in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine from JIPMER, Pondicherry, which has been declared as a premier Institution of National Importance  (INI) by the act of Indian parliament. He passed with distinction in his super specialty residency training program in Critical Care Medicine (DM) from one of the most reputed Medical Colleges in India, St Johns Medical College and Hospital Bangalore, India.

Dr. Alai’s other additional qualifications include, (IDCCM) Indian Diploma in Critical Care Medicine, (EDIC) European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine, Certification in Diagnostic, Interventional Ultrasonography and Basic Upper GI Endoscopy and bronchoscopy.

He has extensive experience in the field of Critical Care Medicine. He was previously the Head of Department of Critical Care Medicine (Associate Professor) at the University Hospital MGM College and Research Institute, Pondicherry and was responsible for starting the Department of Critical Care Medicine and led the organisation in various national fellowship programs for the budding young postgraduate doctors. His other academic posts in various renowned institutions include, Asst. Professor Critical Care Medicine at Sri Ramachandra Medical College University Hospital, Chennai and Post Graduate Tutor (ICU) at Christian Medical College (CMC) Vellore, Tamil Nadu,India.

He is a certified American Heart Association endorsed instructor in the ACLS and BLS. Dr Alai is also an instructor for the internationally recognised Critical Care Medicine course –BASIC-under the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is ATLS certified and has been marked as a potential Instructor. Dr. Alai is also an accredited teacher for the ISCCM run courses in India.

He is current member of the following international organisations:

  • American College of Chest Physicians, Illinois, USA
  • European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, Brussels, Belgium
  • Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • Indian Federation of Ultrasound Medicine and Biology

Dr. Alai has published and presented widely in the field of Critical Care Medicine in national and international forums including ESICM European Congress and CHEST US Annual meetings. He is passionate about the whole spectrum of Critical Care Medicine with special interests in Critical care Ultrasonography, tele-ICU practice and Critical Care Simulation.

Dr Alai firmly believes that patient safety is first in Critical Care Medicine. Good communication, maintaining patient’s confidentiality, involvement of multidisciplinary team work and appropriate consenting process is the key to achieving this goal. He is a strong proponent of evidence based medicine clinical care which is vital in dynamic field of Critical Care Medicine.

Dr.Alai Taggu is fluent in English, Hindi, Bengali, Assamese, Nepali, Tamil, Urdu and Minyiong.

Dr. Abdul Majeed

Dr. Abdul Majeed, Specialist Paediatrician

Dr. Abdul Majeed has joined Aster Hospital Mankhool as a Specialist Paediatrician. He completed his Fellowship in Neonatology from Amrita Institute of Medical sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India in the year 2014. He is trained to provide specialised medical support for neonates. His fields of special interests include care for high risk new-borns like ELBW & PPHN babies, post-operative care of neonates, new-born resuscitation, different modes of ventilation of neonates –non-invasive, invasive and HFO, advanced life-support procedures including nitric oxide administration and transport of critically ill babies. Dr. Abdul is proficient in languages like English, Malayalam, Hindi and Arabic.


  • July 2013 – Sep 2014 – Fellowship in Neonatology – Amrita Institute of Medical sciences ,Kochi, Kerala, India.
  • June 2011 – June 2013 – DNB (Diplomat in National Board) – Amrita Institute of Medical sciences ,Kochi, Kerala, India.
  • June 2008 – June 2010 – DCH (Diploma in Child Health) – Calicut Medical college, Kerala, India.
  • Oct 1999 – Sept 2005 – M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) – Calicut Medical college, Kerala, India.

Professional Experience: 

  • Senior Specialist in Neonatology – Department of Neonatology, Aster Medcity, kochi, Kerala, India.
  • July 2013 – Sep 2014 – Clinical Fellow in Neonatology – Department of Neonatology , Amrita Institute  of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala , India.
  • July 2011 – July 2013 – DNB Resident – Department of Paediatrics , Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala , India.
  • June 2010 – July 2011 – Assistant surgeon – Department of Health Service, Kerala, India.
  • June 2008 – June 2010 – Junior Resident in Paediatrics, Calicut Medical College, Kerala, India.
  • Nov 2005 – April 2006 – Medical Officer in Charge of Primary Health Centre – Rural Service in Department of Health, Kerala, India.

Ms. Justin Gloria Dsouza

Ms. Justin has joined Aster Hospital Mankhool as a Physiotherapist. She completed her BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) in 2005 from Manipal Academy, Karnataka, India. She is also a certified aerobic training instructor from Indian Academy of fitness Training.


  • 2005 – BPT (Bachelor of Physiotherapy) – Manipal Academy, Karnataka, India.
  • 2015 – MBA (Health Care Services Management) – Sikkim Manipal University.

Professional Experience:

  • April 2013 – Aug 2015 – Senior Physiotherapist, Karkala Nursing Home, Karkala, India.
  • Aug 2012 – Jan 2013 – Senior Physiotherapist, Adarsha Multi Specialty Hospital, Udupi, Karnataka, India.
  • Nov 2006 – June 2011 – Physiotherapist, AJ Hospital & Research Centre, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.


Dr. Sharad Kumar

Dr. Sharad has joined Aster Hospital Mankhool as a Specialist Radiologist. He has completed his MBBS from BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, India and MD from NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad, India.


  • 1991 – 1996 – MBBS – BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad, India.
  • Jan 1997 – Dec 1998 – DMRE – NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad, India.
  • Jan 1997 – Nov 1999 – MD (Radio Diagnosis)  – NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad, India.

Professional Experience:

  • Consultant Radiologist at Artemis Health Sciences, Gurgaon.
  • April 2010 – Nov 2010 – Consultant Radiologist, Organ Imaging and Research Mr. Centre Green Park, New Delhi.
  • Nov 2008 – Mar 2010 – Consultant Radiologist, Modern Diagnostic and Research Centre, Gurgaon, India.
  • Oct 2006 – Oct 2008 – Consultant Radiologist, Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Centre, New Delhi, India.
  • Sep 2005 – Sep 2006 – Consultant Radiologist, Star Imaging, New Delhi, India.
  • Nov 2003 – Aug 2005 – Ganesh Diagnostic and Imaging Centre, New Delhi, India.


Dr. Syed Akhtar Javed

Dr. Syed has joined Aster Hospital Mankhool as a General Practitioner in Emergency Department. He completed his MBBS from Tver State Medical Academy, Russia. He has 14 years of experience after completing his MBBS in Russa. He carries extensive experience in Emergency medicine, especially respiratory, cardio vascular and intensive care. He holds a strong working experience in multi-cultured environment.


  • MBBS – Tver State Medical Academy, Russia.

Professional Experience:

  • Resident Adult Cardiology at King Salman Armed Forces Hospital, Northwestern Region, Tabuk, Saudiarabia.
  • Aug 2009 – August 2013 – ER Physician at King Salman Armed Forces Hospital, Northwestern Region, Tabuk, Saudiarabia.
  • Mar 2008 – Aug 2009 – EMO, ICU, Sahara Hospital, Lucknow, India.
  • May 2003 – March 2008 – Medical Officer, ICU, Vivekananda Polyclinic and Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India.
  • Sep 2002 – May 2003 – Emergency Medical Officer, Intensive Care and Trauma Unit, Harmain Hospital, Lucknow, India.
  • Apr 2002 – Aug 2002 – Resident Doctor, Lifeline hospital and Heart Center and laproscopic Surgery, Lucknow, India.

Dr. Arun Asok Cheriyan

Dr. Arun has joined Aster Hospital Mankhool as a Visiting Specialist Cardiologist. He is also working at our sister concern Aster Clinic, Karama (UMC). He comes with a vast experience of more than 15 years in India, Newzealand and UAE. Dr. Arun’s expertise includes General Cardiology, ECHO, Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology. Dr. Arun will be available in the hospital for consultation on the below mentioned timings:

Days Timing
Saturday – Monday 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Tuesday – Thursday 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm


  • MBBS (2000) – Annamalai University, India.

  • MD Medicine (2007) – Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India.

  • DM Cardiology (2013) – Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, India.

  • Fellowship in EP (2015) – Auckland District Health Board, New Zealand.

Professional Experience:

  • 2013 – Interventional Cardiologist – Sagara Co-operative Hospital.

  • 2014 – Assistant Professor in Cardiology – Alleppey Medical College.

  • 2015 – 2016 – Interventional Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist – Moulana Hospital.

Dr. Arun is fluent in languages like English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil and Kannada.

Dr. Amith Kumar Krishna

Dr. Amith Kumar has joined Aster Hospital Mankhool as a Specialist Orthopaedic Surgeon . He has done his MS and MBBS in Orthopedics. He brings with him over a decade long experience in treating injuries of joints and their associated soft tissues, including ligaments, nerves, and muscles. He has also attended to cases related to fractures, joint disabilities, back pains, ligament tears, sports related injuries, arthritis, foot and ankle deformities amongst others. His areas of special interest are traumatology, replacement arthroplasty, arthroscopy.

He has been a teaching faculty at several leading institutes in India and has taught intricacies of effectively managing trauma to doctors, occupational therapists, nurses and paramedical students. He has leveraged his experience of over 2000 surgeries in trauma and nearly quarter of that in joint replacement to extend greater hands on knowledge to his colleagues in the medical arena.


  • Master of Surgery (Orthopaedics)
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
  • Fellowship Program in Total Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Fellowship Program in Arthroscopy

Professional Experience:

  • Sep 2014 – Jun 2017 – Specialist Orthopedics, Lifeline Hospital
  • May 2012 – Aug 2014 – Specialist Orthopedics, Dubai Hospital
  • Mar 2010 – April 2012 – Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon, Jebel Ali Hospital, Jebel Ali Village.
  • Aug 2009 – Feb 2010 – Junior Consultant Trauma and Joint Replacement Surgeon, Care Group of Hospitals, Hyderabad.
  • Sep 2007 – July 2009 – Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics, Medciti Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad.

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of the Indian Arthroscopy Society
  • Member of the Pune Orthopaedic Society
  • Member of the Indian Medical Association
  • Member of the Hyderabad Orthopaedic Society
  • Member of the Dubai Orthopaedic Club

Research Articles:

  • Comparative Study Of Results In Closed Interlocking Nailing With And Without Assisted Bone Marrow Injection Around Fracture Sites In Fresh Tibial Fracture”
  • “Co-Relative Study of Clinical Evaluation By Radiological Laxometry and Arthroscopic Findings in ACL Deficient Knee“
  • “Bilateral Simultaneous Total Knee Arthroplasty With And Without Torniquet.” – A Prospective randomised double-blinded study.



Dr. Angel Lizy Varughes

Dr. Angel has joined Aster Hospital Mankhool as a General Practitioner in Paediatrics department. She completed her DNB in Paediatrics in the year 2016 and MD from Government Medical College, Calicut, Kerala in the year 2015. Dr. Angel has developed herself in managing Neonatal & Paediatric emergencies as a part of the team.


  • MRCPCH (1 & 2)
  • DNB (Paediatrics) (2016)
  • MD (Paediatrics) (2012 – 2015) – Government Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India.
  • MBBS (2004 – 2009) – Government Medical College, Trivandrum, Kerala, India.

Professional Experience:

Dr. Angel completed her one year as a Senior Resident in the department of Paediatrics Institute of Maternal and Child Health, Government Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India. She has also attended many pieces of training and workshops in the Paediatric Subspecialties like Intensive Care, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Epilepsy, Cardiology, Genetics & Dysmorphology, Hemato – Oncology, Dermatology and Adolescent Health.

Thesis and Poster Presentations:

  • MD thesis on Quality of life in children with Juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
  • Poster presentation on Atypical presentations of Childhood Leukemia at HAEMATOCON 2013.

Dr. Angel fluently speaks languages like English, Hindi & Malayalam.

Dr. Sameer Sajwani

Dr. Sameer has joined Aster Hospital Mankhool as a Consultant Paediatric Cardiologist. He has over 25 years of experience in the field of Paediatric Cardiology. Dr. Sameer has achieved his qualifications in MBBCh, LRCP&SI (Ireland). DCH (Ireland). MRCPCH (UK).

His work is focused on the assessment and management of congenital and acquired heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias. He masters performing and the interpretation of cardiac investigations: Echocardiography, ECG, Holter monitor, Exercise ECG etc

He is a full-time paediatric cardiologist in Latifa Hospital, the first ever and oldest paediatric cardiology centre in UAE. In addition, Dr. Sameer is affiliated to most of the major hospital in Dubai, to provide emergency consultations and receives a referral of paediatric cardiology cases.

He is a founding member of the Nabadat initiative, which provides paediatric cardiac services worldwide in collaboration with Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Charity and Humanitarian Establishment.

He maintains strong ties with reputed speciality units in the UK such as Great Ormond Street Hospital to provide the highest standard of care to his patients.

Dr. Sameer can fluently speak languages like Arabic, English, Urdu and Persian.

Doctor’s Availability: On Thursdays 

Clinical Specialty Diagnostic Cardiology Services 
Congenital heart disease Echocardiography
Cardiac murmurs ECG & Holter Monitor
Palpitations & Arrhythmias Exercise & Stress ECG
Chest pain & Syncope
Acquired heart disease (Rheumatic Heart Disease & Kawasaki Disease)