Board of Directors
|S. No.||Name||Qualification||Age||Gender||Professional Qualification||Years of Association with ISIC|
|1||Major HPS Ahluwalia||Mechanical Engineer||74||M||Author, Mountaineer, Hospital Administrator||1984|
|2||Dr. Kalyan Sachdev||M.D. Infectious Disease and General Medicine||70||M||Hospital Administrator||1984|
|3||Dr. A.K. Mukherjee||MS (Ortho), D. Phil (Oxford), F.A.M.S.||71||M||Medical Practitioner||1987|
|4||Mr. Vikram Kapur||MBA||56||M||Industrialist||1990|
|5||Dr. H.S Chhabra (Secretary)||Post Graduate Certificate Course in Hospital Management MS (Orthopedics) MBBS||50||M||Medical Director, Chief of Spine Services||1998|
|6||Mrs. Veena Chopra||Graduate||52||F||Business Person||1999|
|7||Mrs. Bholi Ahluwalia||Graduate||62||F||Chairman, Welfare Committee||1999|
|8||Mr. Alok Swaroop||MBA||M||Industrialist||2002|
|9||Lt. Gen Bhopinder Singh||M.Sc Military Science||64||M||PVSM, AVSM, VSM||2005|
|10||Dr. Shernaz Cama||M. Phil. & Ph.D||56||M||Honoary Director of UNESCO, Parzor Project||2011|
|11||Lt. Gen. Jaswant Singh Ahluwalia||Post Graduate in Electronics Engineering and MBA||79||M||President, Institute of Directors||2011|
|12||Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) V S Rawat VSM||Post Graduate in Ecology and an aluminous of the National Defense College||80||M||Founder, ‘Working with Nature’ (WWN) Group||2011|
|13||Most Rev Anil J.T. Couto||M||Arch Bishop of Delhi||2013|
|14||Shri Javed Akhtar||Post Graduate in Electronics Engineering & MBA||70||M||Writer and Social Commentator, Member of Parliament||2014|
The key competency of ISIC’s Board Members is their dedication in the welfare of society. The members belong to different fields; yet, have contributed with their guidance, motivation and knowledge in efficient functioning of Indian Spinal Injuries Centre.
Major HPS Ahluwalia
Chairman, Major HPS Ahluwalia’s recognition following his climb to Mt Everest in the first Indian team in 1965, has helped the Center form ties with important national and international dignitaries which has further helped ISIC develop on a global level. The Chairman has also authored 15 books, including his autobiography “Higher than Everest” and various others focusing on mountaineering and the Himalayan range’s flora and fauna. This credit led him to become the President of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation for two consecutive tenures. ISIC is the only hospital in India that is completely barrier-free since the architects had a unique insight into the possible impediments that a spinal injured patient can face, therefore endowing a homely and easier to relate to atmosphere. His perspective as a patient and clear understanding on importance of rehabilitation and disability were well evident during his tenure as Chairperson, Rehabilitation Council of India where he promoted conquering disability throughout India through workshops and conferences.
Dr Kalyan Sachdev
Medical Administrative and Purchase. He has vast experience in running a hospital (Privat hospital) and Nursing home (Privat Klinik). He was trained in Austria. He heads the Committee for Medical Purchase and gives valuable and practical advice during Board meeting.
Air Marshal A S Chahal
Medical Administration and Spinal Injury Management. He has vast experience and could be called the “Father of Spinal Injuries” in India. He was trained by non other than Sir George Bedbrook, who revolutionized Spinal Injury management. His experience of setting up countries’ first spinal injury set up in Pune brought great value. Besides his vast experience in administration as Director General Medical Services (Indian Air Force) Marshall helped him administer very effectively during his tenure as Director General. He is the Director General Emeritus of ISIC.
Dr. A K Mukherjee
Dr. A. K. Mukherjee completed the Master of Surgery (Orthopaedics) from AIIMS, New Delhi and joined Oxford University as Berry Scholar and completed doctorate in Orthopaedics Surgery. He worked as the DGHS, Govt. of India, Chief, MCI, Secretary General Indian Red Cross Society and Advisor in WHO, SEARO. He is the Fellow of British Orthopaedic Association, National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), Johnson and Johnson Fellow and O.A.S. Fellow. He has published many articles in national and international books/ journals and also have written books on disabilities. He was a drafting committee member of United Nations in Convention for Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He was a reviewer of ‘World Report on Disability’, WHO. He holds the position of Vice President of Asia Pacific Region of R.I. He is Member of Working Group (Disability) of UN ESCAP. He has been involved with many voluntary agencies working in the area of disability and healthcare. He is the Chairman ARA Healthcare Private Limited and also member of National Committee of CII & FICCI (Private Companies) in India. He is permanent member of BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is the President of Spinal Cord Society (India). At present he is the Member Board of Governors and Director General of Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi.
Mr. Vikram Kapur
Financial and Administrative Control. He has vast experience in this field by virtue of his position as President of Atlas Cycles. His nominee Mr M M Mehra, Vice President, Atlas Cycles is a member of the Finance Committee and adds a lot of value.
Dr. H.S. Chhabra
Secretary, Chief of Spine Services and Medical Director, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre obtained his Masters in Orthopaedics from Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. He is a member of Education Committee and Nomination Committee of International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS), Member Secretary of Spinal Cord Society (Indian Chapter), Executive Member of Asian Spinal Cord Networking (ASCoN) and Governing Body Member of Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (Secretary) and Regional Spinal Injuries Centres of Punjab, UP and Cuttack. He is also a faculty and guide for DNB Fellowship in Spine Surgery accredited by National Board of Examination, Ministry of Health, Government of India.
Mrs. Veena Chopra
Ms Veena Chopra – Core competency – Medical Administration. She has been actively involved in setting up Children’s Hospital. She brings in her experience of setting another hospital.
Mrs. Bholi Ahluwalia
Administration, Social Welfare, Interior designing. Having been involved with Major Ahluwalia in all aspects of planning and administration of the hospital and various projects like Central Asia Cultural expedition, she brings in competencies of administration. Her benevolent values make her ideally suited for the post of Chairmanship of Welfare Committee. Her penchant for interior design, sharpened after extensive travel, helps her ably guide all designing for the hospital.
Mr Alok Swaroop
Administrative control. He is young and dynamic entrepreneur with keen interest in the cause of social issues. This prompted his commitment to ISIC.
Lt. Gen. Bhopinder Singh
Administrative Control. He has vast experience in this field especially during his tenure as DG Assam Rifles from May 2004 to 1st July 2006. He chairs the Technical Committee which looks after civil construction project activities. He also coordinates the Marketing Activities of the centre.
Lt. Gen. N K Parmar
AVSM, VrC, VSM, PHS – Administrative Control & Policy making.
H.E. Vincent M Concessao
Guiding management on religions tolerance especially since 90% of staff nurses are Christian. His nominee Fr Arthur Pinto is Medical Director of another very renowned Missionary Hospital i.e. Holy Family hospital and contributes actively in all aspects of administration based on his vast experience.
Previous Board Members
- Mr H C Sarin – Founder Chairman and one of the most renowned bureaucrats of the country, former Defence Secretary and President of Indian Mountaineering Foundation.
- Gen A M Sethna – Former renowned General of the Indian Army and Chairman of ITDC.
- Shri Manjit Singh – Former Commissioner of Slums.
- Sh. G. C. Baveja – Former Finance Secretary, Government of India
- Air Marshal A.S. Chahal