A graduate from the University of Michigan, Ann Abor with a concentration in Finance and Accounting she worked with Ernst & Young in England for 7 years and qualified as a chartered accountant during the course of her training there. Post that she came back to Dubai to work with DM Healthcare, as Finance Director for Medcare for a year. After, a year she was posted to look after corporate strategies and affairs for the group. This mainly involved building underlying corporate functions which can be building blocks between and across the various verticals of DM healthcare. This includes areas such as training and development, appraisals, new business opportunities such as MVT, setting up a central purchasing committee and other corporate initiatives. More recently, she has stepped into a more global role overlooking the Gulf operations of Aster Hospitals and Clinics.
Karthik holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Asian Institute of Management, Manila and also has an Executive Management degree from IIM, Bangalore. Prior to joining Aster DM Healthcare, Karthik was the Regional Director – Southern India at Fortis Healthcare Ltd. Karthik was also responsible for Le Femme (Women & Children) vertical and Hospitals in Mauritius at Fortis Healthcare and also served on the Board of Lanka Hospitals Corporation. He brings in about 2 decades of experience in serving organizations in India largely in healthcare industry. Karthik’s experience spans across operations management, marketing including brand management and integrated marketing communications, strategic alliances & growth management, patient engagement and Clinician relations management.
Dr. Sherbaz Bichu is Chief Executive Officer and Specialist in Anesthesia at Aster Hospital Mankhool.
Having worked in the field of Anesthesia as well as Hospital administration, Dr. Sherbaz Bichu is well versed with the medical as well as the administrative aspects of hospital operations.
On the administrative spectrum, he was actively involved in the development and implementation of hospital information systems, process re-engineering, talent acquisition, hospital operations, quality administration, materials and procurement, as well as other functions related to the delivery of patient care.
As Specialist in Anesthesia, he managed anaesthetic cases in general surgery, obstetrics and gynaecology, paediatric surgery, head and neck surgery, neurosurgery, urology, and gastroenterology. He also managed the intensive care of postoperative patients, head injury patients, polytrauma patients.
Bringing together his expertise from India at Malabar Institute of Medical Sciences, he is a core member of the founding team at Aster Hospital.
Dr. Ramanathan is Medical Director and Consultant in Pediatrics and Neonatology at Aster Hospital, Mankhool.
For the past 17 years, Dr. Ramanathan worked as Consultant Paediatrician. He was Consultant and Head of Service in Al Qassimi Hospital Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (1996 – 2001). In 2001, he moved back to United Kingdom where he was working as Consultant Paediatrician, first as Consultant Paediatrician and Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Grampian University Hospitals, Elgin / Aberdeen, Scotland (2001 – 2006). Since 2006, he worked as Consultant Paediatrician and Lead Clinician for Children’s Cancer Services in Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom.
His key areas of concentration were on General Pediatrics and Neonatology, Pediatric Oncology, Clinical Governance, Risk management, and clinical improvement, and Continuous Professional Development.
He was also tutor for pediatric trainees in Milton Keynes and a Clinical Examiner for the Membership Examination of the Royal College and Child Health (MRCPCH) and Vice-Chair – MRCPCH Question Setting Board in Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London.
After qualifying with primary medical degree (MBBS) from India in 1977, he started post-graduate training in Paediatrics in 1977, which he completed in 1981 after obtaining MD in Paediatrics and Diploma in Child Health. From 1981 to1989 (8 years) he worked as Specialist Paediatrician in different hospitals in India as well as Ministry of Health in Saudi Arabia. At the end of 1989 he came to United Kingdom for further postgraduate training. From 1990, he worked in substantive accredited Paediatric training posts (junior and middle grade) in National Health Service Hospitals in United Kingdom. Dr. Ramanathan received sub-specialty training in Paediatric Haematology and Oncology in Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London, one of the premier children’s hospitals in the country. In 1998 General Medical Council (GMC) United Kingdom recognised and accredited his training in Paediatrics and included him in their Specialist Register, which bestowed eligibility to work as a Consultant in the specialty.