St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences


 President - CBCI and CBCI Society for Medical Education

His Eminence Oswald Cardinal Gracias
Archbishop of Bombay







 Chairman - Governing Board - CBCI Society for Medical Education

Most Rev. George Antonysamy
Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore







 Director - St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences

Rev. Dr. Paul Parathazham
Qualification :
Ph. D. in Sociology from the Loyola University of Chicago, U.S.A.
Masters in Sociology from the University of Pune.
Licentiate degrees in Philosophy (L. Ph.) and Theology (L. Th.) from the Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune.
Experience :
Director of Nirmala Centre for Educational, Social and Theological Training (NESTT), Muvattupuzha, Kerala, from 2013 to 2014.
Professor of Sociology at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Institute of Philosophy and Religion, Pune, from 1982 to 2013.
During his tenure at Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, he also served as Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Head of the Department of Social Sciences, Director of the Postgraduate Program, Director of the Institute of Pastoral Management and Member of the Academic Senate and the Board of Trustees.



  Associate Director - Finance - St. John's National Academy of Health Sciences

Rev. Fr. Jesudoss Rajamanickam
B.A.- Philosophy in Arulanandar College in Karumathur, Christ Hall Seminary
B.Th- Papal Seminary, Pune
M.Th.- (Licentiate) in Radbound University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Experience :
Financial Administrator in St. Paul’s Seminary, Trichy
Instructor for ‘Contemporary Challenges and Pastoral Management’ for the theology students
Diocesan coordinator of the Prison Ministry India, Trichy
Parish Priest for six years in Vlijmen, the Netherlands.



 Associate Director - St. John's Medical College

Rev. Fr. Duming Dias
Qualification :
M.A. in English (1992) , M.ED, (2001) and M.B.A with HR Specialization (2011)
Bachelor of Theology (Urbania University, Rome)
Ecclesiastical studies – Bachelor of Philosophy from St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bengaluru  
Experience :
Director for Sahodya, S.C.C. Commission of the Diocese (2012-2014) and served as the Co-ordinator of Pastoral Commissions   of the Diocese (2012-2014).
Director for Subodha, Diocesan Biblical, Catechetical and Liturgical Commission (2000-2012). Principal of Sacred Heart P.U. College, Shimoga for 10 years (2002-2012). In his Pastoral Ministry, he served as a Parish Priest at St. Francis Xavier Chruch, Kable (1992-2002) and Mary Immaculate Church, New Town, Bhadravathi (2002-2007).


 Associate Director - St. John's Medical College Hospital

Rev. Fr. Pradeep Kumar Samad
Qualification :
Bachelor of Philosophy(B.Ph)
Bachelor of Theology(B.Theo)
Master in Social Work(MSW)
Diploma in Hospital Administration(DHA, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai)
Experience :
Worked as General Secretary to Catholic Board of Education, Diocese of Rourkela, Odisha.
Served the Diocese as Chancellor and Curia Member.
Worked as Director of Rourkela Social Service Society.
Served the Diocese in the capacity of Assistant Parish and Parish Priest.


 Dean - St. John's Medical College

Dr. George A. D’Souza
Qualification :
MBBS, St John’s Medical College, Bengaluru.
MD (General Medicine) - PGIMER, Chandigarh.
DNB (Respiratory diseases) - PGIMER, Chandigarh.
Sleep Medicine-The Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.
Experience :
Dean, St John’s Research Institute & Head- Department of Pulmonary Medicine, from 2013 to 2016
Chief of Medical Services and Additional Vice Dean from 2010 to 2014
Professor & Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, St John’s Medical College, Bengaluru, from 2001 to 2016.


 Dean - St. John's Research Institute

Dr. Tony Raj
Qualification :
Fellowship in Health Informatics in 2002 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, UK
MD (Physiology) in 1997 from St. John’s Medical College.
Experience :
Professor, Department of Physiology from 2007 - till date.
Head, Division of Medical Informatics, St. John's Research Institute from 2003 - till date.
Vice Dean, St. John's Research Institute 2011 - 2017.
Has over 16 years’ experience in Medical Informatics and some of his focus areas of work include E-learning, mHealth, consumer health informatics, electronic data capture for research, innovations in medical education, medical gaming, electronic health records, Internet of Things (IOT) in healthcare and applications of AI in healthcare.
Served as the Chief of IT at St. John’s for 5 years and implemented the Hospital Information System, lab information system and PACS among other automations.
He was one of the lead architects and consultant to prepare the detailed project report for the National Health Portal for the Ministry of Health and family Welfare, Govt. of India in 2010.
Currently serves as a leadership group member for the University of California-Global Health Institute’s GloCal Health Fellowships and is also an advisor to the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) for the Techemerge – Health Technology Innovation program ( ).

Chief of Medical Services - St. John's Medical College Hospital

Dr. Sanjiv Lewin
MBBS from St. John's Medical College, Bangalore
M.D (Paediatrics) from St. John's Medical College, Bangalore.
DNB (Paediatrics) from St. John's Medical College, Bangalore.
Experience :
Dr. Sanjiv Lewin a 1981 alumnus has been on the faculty since 1993 and is presently a Professor of Paediatrcis, Medical Education and Clinical Ethics.
He has also been a Visiting Assistant Professor at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada and presently is a Volunteer Clinical Professor at the Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA assisting with the implementation of care and treatment in the pediatric HIV programs in Africa.
Following his graduation from St. John’s, he fulfilled the mission of our institution by serving in rural missions in Uttar Pradesh returning to complete his postgraduation. As faculty, he worked through the ranks to head a Paediatric unit for many years and then to head the department.
He remained a general Paediatrician though has led the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. Interest in Disaster medicine and opportunities enabled him to motivate St. John's students and faculty to serve in natural disasters with the creation of our St. John’s Disaster Relief and Training Unit that has served since 1991.
He has served the WHO in India and Geneva working with Paediatric HIV, IMAI and the Hospital Pediatric Manual.
He has also served on the NACO's TRGs for Paediatric ART and HIV Resistance. In medical education, Dr. Lewin was head of department and the MCI Convenor for their Nodal Center for Faculty Development working on their expert committees focused on UG curriculum development that included the integration of attitudes, professionalism and ethics.
His interests lie in clinical reasoning and outcome based education.
For his teaching, he was awarded the Rev TA Mathias National Best Teacher as well as our own Pioneer Award for Excellence in Teaching. He serves as a member of Management Advisory Committee of a catholic children's hospital in Nagarcoil and on th CSR Advisory Board at Michellin India.

Dr. Lewin is married to Dr. Maria Lewin, a Paediatrician with interest in Childhood disability who works tirelessly with the Unit of Hope at St. John's and they have a son, Tarun Michael Lewin, a student who enjoys basketball.

Chief of Nursing Service - St. John's Medical College Hospital

Sr. Fatima Puthenthoppil
Courses in Formation, Pune & Bengaluru - 2013-14.
Diploma in Basic Skills of Counselling, Parivarthan, Bengaluru, 1998-99.
M.Sc Nursing Medical Surgical Nursing, Punjab University, 1988-90.
B.Sc Nursing, SNDT, 1979-81
B.A., Kerala University, 1973-76
Experience :
Nursing Superintendent, St. John’s Med. College Hospital, 2015-16.
Co-ordinator for Initiating Collegiate Programmes, Co-ordinator for Initiating Collegiate Programmes, 2011-12.
Principal, Holy Cross School of Nursing, Kamegere, Mysore District, 2008-10.
Principal, Holy Cross College of Nursing, Kottiyam, Quilon, Kerala, 2006-08.
Provincial Superior, Central Indian Province, Bengaluru, 1999-2005.
Principal, St. John’s College of Nursing, Bengaluru, 1991-99.
Vice Principal, St. John’s College of Nursing, Bengaluru, 1990-91.
Senior Tutor, The Lourdes School of Nursing, Kottiyam, Kerala, 1981-88.