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Sunita Maheshwari

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Sunita Maheshwari
BornJune 2, 1966
United States
🏳️ NationalityIndian
Other names
🏫 EducationOsmania Medical College (MBBS),
AIIMS Delhi(PG in Gynecology),
Yale University(PG in Pediatrics)
💼 Occupation

💵 Salary :
👩 Spouse(s)Arjun Kalyanpur
👶 Children2, Adil Kalyanpur,
Alisha Kalyanpur
🏅 AwardsOutlook Business WOW (Woman of Worth) Award (2019),

Dr. Sunita Maheshwari was born in Columbus, Georgia on June 2, 1966. She is a Pediatric cardiologist, healthcare entrepreneur[1], an author[2] and speaker. she was invited to meet American President Barack Obama in 2010 in Mumbai[3]. She is the winner of the Outlook Business WOW (Woman of Worth) Award[4], 2019


Early life and Education:[edit]

Sunita Maheshwari studied at Nasr School and St Francis Junior College in Hyderabad and obtained her MBBS degree at Osmania Medical College. She obtained her post-graduate work in gynecology at AIIMS, New Delhi and Maheshwari soon moved to Yale to complete her post-graduation studying Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology at Yale University in the United States[5].

Career:[edit]

Sunita Maheshwari started her career in 1999 as Pediatric Cardiologist at Manipal Heart Foundation Bangalore. From 2001 Sunita worked as senior consultant and head of department of Pediatric Cardiology[6] in Narayana Hrudayalaya Bangalore till 2010. While working in Narayana Hrudalaya she co-founded Teleradiology solutions in 2002[1] co-founded RxDx in 2007[7] and Telerad Tech (a software company) in 2009. She worked as President of Telemedicine Society of India - Karnataka for the year 2015-2016[8][9]. She has wrriten a book on parenting named "The Chota Book of Parenting"[2].

Social Activities[edit]

In 2004 she set up a trust fund named People4People in Bangalore, Karnataka with an aim to make the world around it, especially for children, a little happier. The trust aims to put up playgrounds for use by children from poorer localities in India mainly in the Whitefield or Hoskote area. they also supports a free clinic at RxDx hospital by helping with medicines and consultations.[10][11]

she runs an innovative e-teaching program for postgraduates in pediatric cardiology all across India[12].

In 2007 she established Telerad Foundation with his husband Arju Kalyanpur as a not for profit trust. The foundation stepped in by remotely setting up an IT-enabled work flow so that radiologists at the foundation could share their expertise. They provides pro bono radiology expertise to those who cannot afford it. To date, more than 25,000 CT and MRI scans have been reported for the hospital, entirely free of charge.[13][14][15][16]

Honors and Recognitions:[edit]

  • Winner of the Outlook Business WOW (Woman of Worth) Award[4], 2019
  • President, Telemedicine Society of Karnataka[17]
  • Conferred ‘Amazing Indian’ award by Times Now[18][6][19]
  • Named among ‘India’s Most Powerful Women’ in a book authored by Dr Ahluwalia[20] in 2016[21]
  • Invited to talk on How AI is improving health care access by TEDx[22]

Personal Life:[edit]

She is married to Dr Arjun Kalyanpur and has two children.[7][6]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "How this doctor turned into an entrepreneur". The Hindu BusinessLine.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "The Chota Book of Parenting by Dr Sunita Maheshwari". RxDx. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  3. "Giving from the heart". Deccan Herald. 12 November 2010. Retrieved 21 November 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Outlook Business Woman of Worth". Outlook Business.
  5. "In conversation with Dr. Sunita Maheshwari: Part 1: Women in Healthcare". Health Radii. 23 February 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Queen of hearts". India Today. 7 January 2010. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "The Rad Doctor". Outlook Business WOW. Retrieved 21 November 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  8. "Telemedicine conclave held in Bengaluru". Tech Sprit. 14 September 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  9. "Telemedicine on the rise". Indian Express. 13 September 2015. Retrieved 21 November 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  10. "A Trust Fund for setting up Free playgrounds". Teleradiology Solution. Retrieved 30 December 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  11. "Bangalore Club gifts playground to school in association with People4people". Times of india. 12 July 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  12. "e-Teaching in pediatric cardiology: A paradigm shift". NCBI. Retrieved 30 December 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  13. "How Telerad Foundation is providing radiologists to those who cannot afford it". Economics Times. 19 September 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  14. "Telerad Foundation Trust". Teleradiology Solution. Retrieved 30 December 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  15. "Telerad Foundation reads more than 20000 free scans for poor patients in Asia". eHealth. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 30 December 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  16. "In talk with Sunita Mahehwari". INK Talks. Retrieved 30 December 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  17. "Telemedicine has no legal backing, fraternity calls for regulation". The Indian Express.
  18. "Queen of Hearts: Dr. Sunita Maheshwari". GNG Magazine. 2016-11-09. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  19. ""Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Sunita Maheshwari Conferred 'Amazing Indian' Award" - by Times Now". PR Web. 9 February 2014. Retrieved 30 December 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)
  20. "Prem Ahluwalia".
  21. "Prem Ahluwalia On India's Most Powerful Women". Verve Magazine. 2016-06-14. Retrieved 2018-12-19.
  22. "How AI is improving health care access | Dr Sunita Maheshwari and Dr Arjun Kalyanpur | TEDxJIPMER". Youtube. 9 October 2018. Retrieved 30 December 2019. Unknown parameter |url-status= ignored (help)


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