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THE FOUNDING TEAM

MRS.RADHIKA SANTHANAKRISHNAN
  • Name:

    Mrs. Radhika Santhanakrishnan
    Managing Trustee- Sri Danvantri Trust.

  • Phone

    044-24662448

  • E-mailcbcrfchennai@gmail.com

I am a Breast Cancer survivor!!

8 years have passed since Radhika first encountered breast cancer. While in hospital dealing with the experience of her own breast cancer treatment, she became acutely aware of the lack of awareness and disparities in cancer care. At this crucial moment in life, she started Penn Nalam - which means Women's Health in Tamil, a unit of Sri Dhanvantri trust with the support of her family members.

Two main objectives became clear to her :

  • To create awareness about breast cancer and bring world class treatment facility to women in India.
  • To provide an atmosphere that induces path breaking discovery to prevent, detect and cure breast cancer.

We are now embarking on an exciting new phase – To broaden our horizon with “CHENNAI BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION”, a one stop centre of excellence leading to a surge in prevention, early detection, treatment and after care for patients with breast cancer.

Dr.Venkat V Ramakrishnan
  • Name:

    Dr.Venkat V Ramakrishnan
    Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, MBBS, FRCS (Edin) Dip NB (General surgery), PG Dip Clinical Oncology. ,

  • Phone

    044-24662448

  • E-mailcbcrfchennai@gmail.com

Dr.Venkat V Ramakrishnan is an internationally acclaimed plastic surgeon currently working at the regional St. Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns in Chelmsford, Essex.

Qualifying medicine in 1981, he trained further in plastic surgery at Australia , followed by fellowships in the USA at Los Angeles and Manhattan with Dr. Grazer and Dr. Baker. He has been practicing reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery since 1987. He has a special interest in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, performing many microsurgical breast reconstructions. He was the first national tutor in Plastic Surgery for the Royal college of Surgeons of England and conducts training courses to teach Plastic Surgery. He is a visiting professor to the University of Westminister.

He has published over 100 publications relating to plastic surgery in international journals. He founded the mentor cosmetic fellowship and selects and trains aspiring cosmetic surgeons in art of cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Venkat is returning back to Chennai from the UK to take charge as the Director of CBCRF.

  • Name:

    Dr. Selvi Radhakrishna,
    Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, MBBS, FRCS (Edin) Dip NB (General surgery) PG Dip Clinical Oncology.

  • Phone

    044-24662448

  • E-mailcbcrfchennai@gmail.com

Dr. Selvi Radhakrishna is a leading consultant oncoplastic surgeon of Chennai practicing at Chennai breast centre.

Finishing her MBBS in 1988 from Madras Medical College, Dr.Selvi Radhakrishna under took comprehensive training at Chennai & The United Kingdom leading to DNB (National board of India) in general surgery, FRCS (Edinburgh) , and a Post graduate diploma in clinical oncology ( University of Birmingham, UK) .

Understanding the need for a specialist breast service in India, especially by a lady surgeon, she undertook further training in breast cancer surgery at Adyar -Cancer Institute and in the UK at Hull & Edinburgh breast units.

She returned to Chennai in 2007 to set up a state of the art holistic breast cancer centre. She is also the cofounder of Penn Nalam, a nonprofit organization for women’s health and runs a trust called Sharana for breast cancer relief and research.

She has made several presentations in national and international meetings on breast cancer and has many publications in the subject of breast cancer and breast imaging. She has authored a book about breast cancer in Tamil and English. She conducts regular skills course in breast imaging and interventions and has been a faculty for operative workshops and conferences across the country.

THE BOARD OF ADVISORS

Mr. A. L. Somayaji who served as an Additional Advocate General, has over 40 years of experience in the field of law. Mr. Somayaji is also a Member of the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority. Apart from serving as an Independent Director on the board of several companies, he is also the editor at magazines like Supreme Today, Current Tamil Nadu Cases, Labour Law Journal and Sales Tax Case. He brings to the board of advisors his experience in legal and constitutional matters
Dr. Surendran,has over 4 decades of experience in delivering ophthalmic care. is credited with having pioneered pediatric ophthalmology as a specialty at Sankara Nethralaya and the man who trained and built a team in this niche specialty. He has won him several laurels including a Lifetime Achievement award from The Strabismus and Peadiatric and Ophthalmology Society of India, of which he is one of the founding members. He is also conferred the Edinburgh fellowship degree. He brings his experience in Shankar Nethralaya, growing the not-for-profit without losing its vision of providing affordable care
Dr. Ramesh B.V. Nimmagadda has a F.R.C.P.C., from Canada is a member of several Oncology Organizations like the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Indian Society of Oncology, Indian Society of Medical and Paediatric Oncology, Indian Co-operative Oncology Network.Dr. Ramesh has shifted to India in the year 1985 and has been with M/s.Apollo Hospital, Chennai and has been Director, Medical Oncology, Apollo Cancer Hospital, Chennai from its inception in 1993 till 2018 and presently as Senior Consultant. He brings valuable expertise in setting up and running a large oncology center.
As early as the age of three, Shri. Tatwamasi Dixit was introduced to the power and breadth of the Vedas. His mission is translating the Vedic wisdom to modern management through the practical and innovative application of ancient knowledge by integrating the same with contemporary management systems. He is an avid researcher in the field of Vedas and modern science, specializing in the areas of Vedic Psychology and management. He was conferred “Maharishi Badrayan Vyas Samman” by the President of India for the work done by him towards interdisciplinary studies on ancient Indian wisdom to the process of synergy between modernity and tradition. Through him, the focus on service to humanity remains strong in the board.
Mrs. S.Rukmani, M.A.B.Ed, Retd.Gazetted Officer from Social Welfare Department and TN Women Development Corporation. Has an experience of more than 25 years in the field of Child Development, Women welfare and Empowerment. Worked as a Training Consultant for, Prevention of HIV/AIDS and Non Communicable Diseases
Mr. S. Sundarraman is a practicing Chartered Accountant in M/s. S. Venkatram & Co. LLP. He is having an experience of 26 years and his core area of practice is Taxation.