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Research Board
Dr. Abhishek A. Lulla
Dr. Abhishek A. Lulla
B.A.M.S., M.D. (Ayu) PhD

Dr. Abhishek A. Lulla is a dynamic Ayurvedic physician, an accomplished speaker and researcher. He is a Consultant physician at the reputed Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (Cbe), Chennai Branch and has patients throughout the world. He is the Research & Medical Consultant for Nanolife Speciality Medical Center where extensive research on Cancer is carried out . Apart from being the Chief Physician at Ayurvedic wellness center he is an Assistant Professor at SJS Ayurveda College in the Department of Panchakarma.

After completing his graduation from SJS Ayurveda College, Chennai he did his post graduation M.D. (Ayurveda) in General Medicine  from Udupi , India and is now also a PhD Research Scholar doing extensive research on Sciatica.

Dr. Lulla is the Chief Editor of the Ayu Update Newsletter, which is a part of the Council for Ayurveda Research, and is the Founding Director of their India Chapter Ayurvidya Abhiyan Anusandhan Foundation . He has authored several papers and writes regularly for many e magazines and journals and has taken part in many International & National Conferences.

Dr. Shweta Telang-Chaudhari
Dr. Shweta Telang-Chaudhari
BAMS. MD. PhD (Scholar)

Dr. Shweta Telang-Chaudhari is a trained Ayurveda Doctor, and has a Masters in Rasa Shastra (Ayurveda Pharmaceutics). She has been a University Merit Holder and Gold Medal awardee throughout her graduation years in Ayurveda. She served at Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS), a State University as Faculty in the department of AYUSH. She has a unique blend of expertise in Ayurveda academics, clinical practice and research.

She has been awarded Fellowship Medical Education by the GSMC-FAIMER Regional Institute of the Foundation for Advancement in International Medical Education and Research, Philadelphia, USA. She is an University accredited faculty for imparting training in Research Methodology and Medical Education Technology. She has been invited as Speaker at various national events organized by Health Ministry, Department of AYUSH, Government of India. She was invited as Ayurveda Education Expert for “Roadmap to bringing Reforms in AYUSH systems” by Directorate of AYUSH, Govt. of Maharashtra.

Dr. Shweta has served as Member Secretary, Ethics Committee, at MUHS. She has been a Member of Yoga Curriculum Committee, Directorate of AYUSH, Government of Maharashtra.

She has worked as Research Project Coordinator for several AYUSH Projects, notable among them being ‘Validation of Peripheral Pulse Analyzer as a reliable tool for Prakruti Analysis’ in collaboration with Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai and Maharashtra University of Health Sciences, India.

Dr.Shweta is recipient of numerous awards, including ‘ “Panchakarma Ashwinau” award by Vedic Panchakarma Bhishak Parishad Bharat, India. Her contribution to scientific scholarship has been recognized in the form of a Certificate of Recognition for ‘Outstanding contribution in Reviewing’ from the Editors of Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medicine’, Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands in June 2018.

Dr. Shweta has worked as Medical Copy Editor for international peer-reviewed, indexed journal ‘Education for Health’, official journal of TUFH (The Network :Towards Unity For Health), a non-governmental organization, in official relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO).

She has more than a decade of rich clinical experience in Ayurveda. Her areas of expertise include clinical management of hormonal disorders in women, holistic therapies in assisted reproductive techniques, etc. Dr. Shweta, along with her husband, who is also Masters in Ayurveda, are Founding Physicians at Sattvam Ayurveda Clinic and Neuro-Spine Rehab Centre, Maharashtra, India. She is a Founding member of International School for Ayurveda and Yoga (ISAY) and regularly conducts online and residential training for International Delegates in Ayurveda Lifestyle Courses for propagation of Ayurveda outside India.

Dr. Zankhana Buch
Dr. Zankhana Buch

Patient Empathy & Performance Excellence, these traits embody Dr. Zankhana Buch, the Medical Superintendent at AyurVAID Hospitals Ramamurthy Nagar. Passionate about Ayurveda, she possesses 13 years of experience in the field of clinical Ayurveda.

Dr. Zankhana's pioneering work in Diabetes Reversal and Diabetes Management through Ayurveda has found mention in international medical journals including The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology (2016) and Global Advances in Health and Medicine (2019). Dr Zankhana’s work was chosen to present at International Diabetes Federation’s Diabetes Complications Congress 2018.

Prior to AyurVAID, she has worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Cancer Complementary Clinic, KHS, Mumbai, with an eminent pharmacologist Dr. Ashok Vaidya. She has a publication in the Journal- Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal: An Official Publication of Middle Eastern Association for Cancer Research on Curcuma longa and Cancer. She has participated in many National and International Seminars and conferences related to Ayurveda.

At AyurVAID, She has been delivering medical care through an end-to-end, NABH aligned, protocol- the AyurVAID protocol since 7½ years. She is a key member of Quality Council at AyurVAID Hospitals. Dr Zankhana also qualifies as an NABH, QCI, and AYUSH Assessor.

She truly believes in compassionate solidarity. The vocation of physicians and other health professionals is to relieve suffering caused by illness, trauma, and degeneration. However, since suffering is an existential state that does not necessarily parallel physical or emotional states, physicians cannot rely solely on knowledge and skills that address physiological dysfunction. Rather, they must learn to engage the patient at an existential level. She truly enjoys engaging with her patients.

Dr. Aakash S Kembhavi
Dr. Aakash S Kembhavi

Dr Aakash Kembhavi, Director of Astanga Wellness Pvt Ltd, Hubli, Karnataka, India, MD (Ayu - Shalya), PGDMLS, MS (Counseling and Psychotherapy) is a highly qualified and skilled Ayurveda Physician, Surgeon and Teacher with more than 20 years of clinical and teaching experience.

Dr Aakash is an MD in Shalya Tantra from IPGTR&A, Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar.

He is a specialist in the treatment of ano-rectal and urinary diseases with experience in surgical procedures and Panchakarma treatments. He was a visiting professor at The Thames Valley University, London and at Mayur- The Ayurvedic University of Europe, London, teaching on the BA(Hons) and BSc (Hons) three year Ayurveda Degree programme from October 2002 to February 2008.

He is a Subject Associate Editor at ARMARC, the Peer Reviewed Journal of Ayurveda, Board Member of Europe Ayurveda Academy, France, and is a Faculty of Europe Ayurveda Academy, Editorial Board Member of RJAS, RGUHS, Bengaluru and Member, Board of Studies UG and PG for Pre and Para Clinical and Allied Health Sciences including Ayurveda at KAHER, Belgaum. He is a RGUHS, Bengaluru recognised PG and PhD Guide & Examiner for Research Methodology and Bio Statistics. 4 PG scholars have submitted their dissertation to RGUHS under his Guideship and 6 Research projects are ongoing. He is also a Editorial Board Member of JONAM - Journal of Natural and Ayurvedic Medicine of MedWin Publishers, USA

He was also invited to Johannesburg, South Africa to create Awareness about Ayurveda.

He also specializes in diet and nutrition advice from an Ayurvedic point of view and have an added experience of running an Ayurvedic Diet Centre. He is also a Life Style Modification consultant and a qualified Mental Health Counselor as well.

He is also well versed in the conduct of clinical and literary research and works to very high ethical standards.

He brings professional integrity and high standards of clinical practice and academic inputs to any venture and ensure success if a right environment is provided.

His experience and exposure to both Indian and Western cultures surely gives an edge over others in terms of adaptability and communication which are the very basis of such ventures.

He is very well experienced in the running of a clinic and hospital with both administrative and clinical expertise.

He also has a vast experience in organizing seminars, workshops and conferences for students, professionals and common man.

He has published 9 articles and has been invited as Resource Person at State, National and International Seminars, Conferences and Workshops.

He and his wife, Dr Anita Kadagad Kembhavi have trained nearly 40 Western Ayurveda Students at their clinic and who are now practicing all over the world.