Health Expo Announces Line-Up of Moderators for Medical Panels

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BURLINGTON, MA—Mega Health & Wellness Expo, which will be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015, today announced the line of moderators for all the panels and workshops. The Expo is free for all attendees and will be held from 9:00 am to five 5:00 pm at Burlington Marriott Hotel. The names of over 35 exhibitors were also announced today.

The moderator-in-chief is Dr. Deepak Takhtani, MD.

Dr. Takhtani is Director of Neuroradiology at UMass Memorial Medical Center, and an Associate Professor of Radiology at University of Massachusetts Medical School. His clinical interests include neuroradiology. He received his medical degree from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India, and did his residency at the University of South Alabama.

Other key moderators include:

Dr. Apurv Gupta:
Dr. Apurv Gupta is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in Boston, MA. Dr. Gupta is in the Health Solutions practice in the Clinical Solutions segment. Dr. Gupta provides assessment and implementation services for healthcare organizations, with a particular emphasis on education and engagement of clinicians, physician leaders, and executive leadership to improve clinical practices in addressing quality, supply utilization, and cost issues, with a keen focus on delivering measurable results.

Dr. Manasa Patna, MD
Dr. Patna is a Ob/Gyn doctor at Cambridge Health Alliance, and a Clinical Instructor in OB/GYN and Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School and Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. She attended Harvard Medical School and holds a Masters in Global and Community Health from Harvard School of Public Health. “I became an OB/GYN physician because I have a passion for women’s health — I am committed to improving women’s health both locally and abroad,” says Dr. Patna. “I have worked in India, Indonesia and Malawi to help women gain access to quality obstetric and gynecologic care.”

Dr. Lipi Roy:
Dr. Lipi Roy is a staff physician at Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. She provides acute and chronic medical care to the homeless men and women of Boston. She is an attending physician at Massachusetts General Hospital, and provides outpatient care at the MGH ‘Homeless Clinic’. Dr. Roy, supervises Internal Medicine interns and residents as well as medical students on the Bigelow inpatient teaching service. Work in interdisciplinary teams which include nurses, physical/occupational/speech therapists, surgeons, subspecialists, social workers and case managers.

Dr. Tapasya Srivastava, MD
Dr. Tapasya Srivastava is a physician at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center. She specializes in internal medicine.

Dr. Meena Sundaram, M.D
Dr. Sundaram is a cardiologist at West Suburban Cardiology in Needham, MA. She received her medical degree from Seth G.S Medical College and KEM Hospital in Mumbai, India, and received her post graduate training in Cardiovascular Medicine at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington, MA.

Dr. Seema Arora
Dr. Arora is president of Indian Medical Association of New England and has been practicing Internal Medicine in the North Shore area for past 16 years and is also certified and experienced in cosmetic medical, antiaging and weight reduction procedures and has served as the medical director of a chain of medical spas. Currently, she works for Bay State Medical Associates and Censeohealth.

In addition to medical panels, the Expo will also hold a parallel session of workshops and demonstrations. Here are some of the presenters:

Learn various fitness techniques in this segment from experts:
•Moderator: Jay Gupta
•Power Yoga: Geeta Vallecha
•Pilates: Diane Onorio
•Meditation: Sanjyot Lupo

Music and dance can soothe your soul and your body:

• Neuroscientist Deepti Navratna walks us through the latest research on the connection between brain & music with an exciting demonstration.

•Anjali Nath and Shefali Jain (of Chitresh Das Dance Co and Chhandika) will present a dynamic lecture-demonstration of Kathak Yoga — an innovation created by the late kathak legend Chitresh Das. Kathak Yoga is a unique and virtuosic practice in keeping with the traditional and fundamental foundation of Indian classical music and dance, with an added contemporary edge. In practice, this technique is a pathway to holistic health through a complete union of body, mind and spirit.

•Join Shikha Bajpai as she teaches you some Bollywood moves to burn your fat away.

•Are you confused with the various products out there that claim to give you that smile you always desired? Dr. Neela Gandhi demystifies the world of dental products.

•Your mouth speaks about your health! Dr. Satish Palayam talks about new advances in dental health that show how it is related to your overall health


Holistic Health Science panelists are Pratibha Shah, Janine L. Agoglia, Hema Chockalingam and Jhuma Biswas. This panel discusses Ayurveda, Acupunture, Reiki and Homeopathy.

•Dhanashree Ramachandran presents the Art of Living

•Dr. Lipi Roy and Priya Kumar participate in a panel on the health benefits of Spices & Oil, and moderated by Paresh Motiwala.

•An overview of Chiropracty by Dr. Scott Darragh.

•Physical Therapy by Shraddha Oza.

•Managing Back Pain by Physiatrist Dr. Sharmila Mudgal

•Eating Healthy panel by Dr. Saila Reddy and Sneh Jaisingh; moderated by Dr. Sapna Aggarwal, President-Elect IMANE.

•Fixing relationships through energy healing: a talk by Kavita Chibber.
•Dealing with depression: a Fireside chat moderated by Dr. Smita Patel. Participants include Dr. Shubha Thygarajan and Dr. Shalini Mansharamani

•White House initiative for mental health, youth ambassador program and stress management in young people. Panel moderated by Sonia Sujanani. Sonali Lappin and other youth team members.

•Living Will, Long Term Care by Girish Mehta.
•Patient Advocacy: Fireside chat by Ritu Gaind and Naresh Parmar.

Ending on a high note with dance by Nikita Rao

Vote of Thanks
Anu Chitrapu, Director of Workshops, Health & Wellness Expo 2015.


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