Team Member Profile_India 2015 – Dr. Gayatri Sasikumar

by | December 1, 2015

 

Dr. Gayatri Sasikumar, Anaesthesiologist, All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Dr. Gayatri Sasikumar, Anaesthesiologist, All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Hello, My name is Gayatri.

I work as an Anaesthesiologist at the Regional Cancer centre at Trivandrum in Kerala (one of the many states in India). In 2013-2014, I was fortunate to obtain a fellowship in Pediatric anesthesia at BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver and so have worked with Dr. Montgomery and team. I have many fond memories of Vancouver and I am looking forward to meeting my friends and colleagues from BCCH again.
This is my first mission with ORC, though I was to be part of the team coming to Rajasthan in 2014 February but that mission has been deferred. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with  Dr. Champaneria and his wonderful team of doctors who are doing very impressive work in rural Gujarat.

I hope this is the first of my many ORC experiences and I am hoping to be a useful link between the Indian and Canadian team. Unfortunately, I will be part of the mission only for a week since I have a few obligations that came up suddenly in the family. This just mean that I will have to make the most of out of my time with ORC. After all, as a young doctor, I am well-versed in the “sleep in optional” way of life.