Dr. Asmita Karajgi

Principal, The SIA College of Health Sciences - College of PT

MPTh, Neuro PT

Dr. Asmita Karajgi holds a Ph.D. in Physiotherapy. She specializes in Neuro Physiotherapy. She has 20 years of clinical experience & working as academician for the past 16 years. Currently she is working as Principal at SIA College of Physiotherapy, Dombivali. She holds the post of Chairperson of Research Advisory Committee for Ph.D. candidates at MUHS. She has many publications & Research presentations to her credit.

Legal Expert

Dr. Subodh Sirur

Consulting Dermatologist, MGM Hospital

MD, Dermatology

Dr. Subodh Sirur has been working as a dermatologist for more than 25 years. He is working as Consultant at Wockhardt hospital, Apollo Hospital & Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar railway hospital. Additionally he holds Post Graduate Degree in Law from Mumbai University & Fellowship from Insurance institute of India. He has been associated with two law firms in Mumbai. He has multiple research publications to his credit.

Basic Medical Scientist

Dr. Usha Nayak

HOD, Pharmacology Dept., K. J. Somaiya Medical College

MD, Pharmacology

Professor and HOD of pharmacology at K J Somaiya medical college and research centre. She is an academician with over three decades of experience in teaching the subject of Pharmacology at various medical schools. Member Secretary of the Institutional Ethics Committee and Chairperson and member of Academic and Ethics Committees in other organizations/ institutions in the city of Mumbai.


Dr. Padmavathi Dyavarishetty

HOD, Dept. of Community Medicine, K. J. Somaiya Medical College

MD, Community Medicine

Dr. Padmavathi Dyavarishetty is working as Professor & Head of Department of Community Medicine at K J Somaiya Medical College & Research Centre. She has vast research experience with several research publications & 2 books to her credit. She is an approved faculty of MUHS for Research Methodology Workshop.

Dr. Dipak Patil

He has been a Community Medicine Academician since 2011. He is interested in teaching, biostatistics and community outreach activities. He worked as incharge of RHTC and UHTC in medical colleges so far. Currently shouldering responsibility of COVID vaccination.

MSW Representative

Ms. Gayathri Sajjan

Medical Social Worker, K. J. Somaiya Hospital


Ms. Gayathri Sajjan is a pioneer member of MSW department of K J Somaiya Hospital. She works to increase the network and interact with like minded agencies, Government and non-Government for the benefit of the poor patients of the Hospital. She is working on IOL Project; wherein she coordinates with Lions Club of Vidyavihar for Lens for Cataract patients in Ophthalmic department. The project started in 2001 and continued till date with aim of providing free lens to all poor patients.

Philosopher & Lay Person

Mrs. Savita Gopal

Retired Branch Manager, Bank of India

MSC, Cytology & Genetics

Mrs. Savita Gopal is retired as Senior Manager from a Nationalised Bank. She holds the Degree of M.Sc. with specialization in Cytology & Genetics. Additionally she holds a PG Diploma in Journalism. In the initial years of her career she has worked as Lecturer at Ruia College, Mumbai.

Subject Expert

Dr. Hutoxi Writer

MSC, Neuro PT

Professor Dr Mrs H.S.Writer currently a member of the LMC at Somaiya College of physiotherapy has been in the forefront in the development and growth of the Physiotherapy Profession in the state of Maharashtra . As the ex Dean Faculty of Allied Health Sciences , Chairperson of the Board of Studies and member of Academic Council and Board of Research, she had an opportunity in raising educational standards, enhancing skill training and promoting research attitude among students and faculty.

As a member of ethics committee in academic research at T. N. Medical College and Nair Hospital and K J Somaiya College of Physiotherapy, she has promoted high standards of ethics in research and good clinical practice.As a member of Maharashtra State OT PT Council, she inspected the functioning of educational institutions and addressed administrative issues and grievances.

Dr. Annamma Varghese

Professor, Dept. of Musculoskeletal PT, KJSCPT

MSC, EMG & Electro Diagnosis

Completed graduation and post graduation in Physical Therapy from Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital with EMG & Electrodiagnosis as the PG elective subject. Clinical experience at KEM Hospital from 1986 to 1999. Was appointed as Lecturer in PT School and Centre from 1993 to 1999. Started the PG programme at Dr M V Shetty College of Physiotherapy, Mangalore, in 2001 and continued for two years as PG Director.

In 2003, joined MGM College of Physiotherapy as Professor and Principal. Established the college and continued for four years, following which she joined K.J. Somaiya College of Physiotherapy as Professor in July 2007. Currently is HOD of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy department, MUHS recognised PG and PhD guide and routinely performs EMG/ NC diagnostic studies. Keeps herself updated with the newer therapeutic modalities and interventions to better address impairments and activity limitations due to various musculoskeletal conditions. She is also very interested in clinical and educational research and tries to facilitate it whenever possible.

Dr. Geeta Bhatt

Professor, Dept. of Neuro Physiotherapy, KJSCPT

MPTh, Neuro PT

Geeta Bhatt is the Professor and Head of Department, Neuro Physiotherapy. She has been associated with K.J. Somaiya College of Physiotherapy since its inception in 2002. She has specialized in Neuropediatric Physiotherapy management. She teaches the undergraduate as well as post graduate program at the Institute. She has won the Somaiya Award for Promising Faculty. She is also the PhD coordinator. She is a part of many committees like Administrative committee Grievance committee, Undergraduate Research Committee.

Dr. Khyati Kothary

Professor, Dept of Cardiovascular and Respiratory PT, KJSCPT


She is the Professor and Head of the Department of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiotherapy. She has been working in this institute since 2005. She is a part of many committees in the Institute such as Examination Committee, Finance Committee, Administration committee, Undergraduate Research committee. She is also the Interns Incharge and Coordinator for the Internal Quality Assurance Cell of the Institute. She is one of the members in leading the process for the National Assessment and Accreditation council for the Institute. She is post graduate teacher in the dept of Cardiovascular and Respiratory PT.

Member Secretary

Dr. Mayur Revadkar

Associate Professor, Dept. of Community PT, KJSCPT

MPTh, Community PT

Dr. Mayur Revadkar is working as Associate Professor in Department of Community Physiotherapy at K J Somaiya College of Physiotherapy. He has teaching experience of 8 years. He has 6 research publications to his credit. Currently he has enrolled as Ph.D. Scholar in Public Health School at TATA Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.