ABOUT US

ABOUT US

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Dr. Suhas Haldipurkar

Dr. Suhas Haldipurkar

Medical Director


Founder Director of LEI and Chief Trustee of Laxmi Charitable Trust, Dr. Suhas Haldipurkar is among the pioneers of the phaco technique for cataract surgery in India and a recognised phaco teacher as well. In fact his name has become synonymous with world class cataract surgery.

A medical graduate from Karnataka Medical College at Hubli, Dr. Haldipurkar completed his post-graduation in Ophthalmology from Mumbai. In 1989, he travelled to Japan for his Fellowship in Anterior Segment Surgeries under Dr. Akira Momose and subsequently, to Germany for a Fellowship in Advanced Cataract Surgery and Phacoemulsification under Dr. Fredrick Rentsch. Dr. Haldipurkar has also undergone intensive training in Refractive Surgery under Dr. John Shepherd in USA.

Dr. Haldipurkar is an active participant and contributor to ophthalmic discussions globally and has numerous scientific papers, posters and surgical videos to his credit.

His zeal for excellence and service have been recognised and celebrated by the ophthalmic fraternity on various occasions. Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society has honoured Dr. Haldipurkar with Dr. V. K. Chitnis Oration Award for his pioneering work in phaco techniques in 1994 and more recently, with Dr. S. D. Athawale Award in 2012 for his service to the community. His unsurpassed commitment to service has also been recognised by Bombay Medical Aid Foundation with the Karmayogi Puraskar in 2010. Recently, he was presented with Dr. Ishwarchandra Award for his notable work in ophthalmology in 2015.

Dr. Haldipukar has always played an active role in various ophthalmic societies. He earlier held leadership positions of President and Secretary in the Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society. Presently, he is the President of Navi Mumbai and Raigad Ophthalmic Association.

Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO).
  • European Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)
  • All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS)
  • Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society (MOS)
  • Bombay Ophthalmological Society (BOA)
  • Karnataka Ophthalmological Society (KOS)
  • Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)
  • Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society (IIRSI)
  • Pune Ophthalmological Society (POS)
  • International Soc of Manual small Incision Cataract Surgeons (ISMSICS)


Mrs. Jayanti Haldipurkar

Mrs. Jayanti Haldipurkar

Trustee


Ms. Jayanti Suhas Haldipurkar is a founder trustee of Laxmi Charitable Trust. She has been instrumental in the formation and growth of the trust to its current stature.

Though a commercial artist by profession, Ms. Haldipurkar is deeply involved in the administration of Laxmi Eye Institute and Laxmi Charitable Trust.


Dr. Rita Dhamankar

Dr. Rita Dhamankar

Chief Medical Officer


With 26 years of a formidable career behind her, Dr. Rita Dhamankar heads the Glaucoma department at LEI.

She is an alumnus of the Grant Medical College, Mumbai and had topped the Master’s program at Mumbai University as well as Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine & Surgery, winning Dr. Dastoor's Gold Medal during her graduation and post-graduation tenure there.

She has trained with Dr. G. Chandrashekhar at the L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad & Dr. Ravi Thomas at the Christian Medical College, Vellore as well as travelled to USA on Rotary Scholarship for international exposure.

Dr. Dhamankar did her fellowship training in Glaucoma under Dr. Paul Palmberg at the The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami in 2004.

She is frequently invited as a speaker and contributor at key ophthalmic meets on glaucoma at national and international forums. She is also actively involved in various drug trials for glaucoma for national and multinational companies. In fact Dr. Dhamankar is one of the first ophthalmologists in India to start using the Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty.

She also heads the Laxmi College of Optometry.

Professional Memberships
  • Bombay Ophthalmology Association
  • Maharashtra Ophthalmology Society
  • All India Ophthalmology Society
  • Glaucoma Society of India
  • South East Asia Glaucoma Interest Group
  • Navi Mumbai Raigad Ophthalmology Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Raigad Medical Association
  • Indian Medical Association, Alibag


Dr. Vasudev Karira

Dr. Vasudev Karira

Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Vasudev Karira has done his M.S. in Ophthalmology and MBBS with Honours in General Medicine & Forensic Medicine from S.N. Medical College, Agra.

He has over 31 years of experience in Ophthalmology andhas held various roles at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre Hospital, Mumbai, including heading the Ophthalmology Department and Medical Division, Mumbai.

He is skilled in phaco cataract surgeries, various ophthalmic anterior surgeries and ophthalmic diagnostic procedures.

He presently leads Laxmi Eye Institute as CEO.


Mr. Jayprakash Kabra

Mr. Jayprakash Kabra

HR Consultant


LLB and Masters in Labour studies, Mr. Jayprakash Kabra has also holds a Diploma in Training and Development.

He has an experience of over 17 years in Human Resources and was earlier associated with Krishna Glass Ltd., Ion Exchange (INDIA) Ltd. and Polychem Ltd.

He co-founded Mind Movers Management Consultants, a leading training and management consultancy in April 1997. Under its banner, Mr. Kabra has conducted more than 2900 workshops for 180 corporate clientsacross the country.


Mr. Mohan Hindupur

Mr. Mohan Hindupur

Assistant General Manager


Mr. Mohan Hindupuris a qualified optometrist andhas been a part of Laxmi since 1989, holding varied roles.

He initially handled the various Optometry departments like contact lenses and low vision. In 1998, he moved to the role of Administrator.

Mr. Hindupur has been instrumental in registration of the Laxmi Charitable Trust, beginning the Laxmi College of Optometry, introducing the DNB program at Laxmi and many more key initiatives.

He is presently associated with Laxmi Eye Institute as AGM and is also involved in the activities of the Trust.


Sachin K. Bhumkar

Sachin K. Bhumkar

Senior Manager-Public Relations & Marketing (Group Activities)


Sachin K. Bhumkar completed his Graduation (B.Sc.) from Marathwada University, Aurangabad. During this time he also completed a Craftsmanship Course in Hotel Reception & Book Keeping from the Indian Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM), a concern of the Taj Group of Hotels.

He worked with various star graded hotels for 8 years where he learned professionalism, and came in contact with many well-known personalities of various sectors. After gaining exposure in the service industry, he decided to serve community at large and joined Dr. Hedgewar Rugnalaya, Aurangabad. There he used to monitor the OPD of 500 patients a day. At the Rugnalaya, he pioneered the concept of Health Checkup schemes for corporate industries of Aurangabad. After serving for four years with Rugnalaya, he got a break in an IT MNC based at Software Technology Parks of India, Aurangabad and worked with them for 4 years in general administration.

Since the last 7 years, he is working with Laxmi Eye Institute and Laxmi Charitable Trust. He has played various roles, including Front Office Manager, Chief Office Operations for Charity Functions, Manager – Public Relations & Marketing, and since the last 2 years he is the Senior Manager – Public Relations & Marketing (Group Activities).


 
 
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