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 Medical College Hospital

Rev. Fr. Jesudoss Rajamanickam

Qualification : 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, Pastoral Administrator for six years in Vlijmen, the Netherlands., Secretary to the Bishop of Sivagangai Coordinator of the core committees for the fusion of the parishes in the Netherlands.

Associate Director - St. John's Medical College Hospital


Qualification : PhD in Health Systems Management, from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) Mumbai, 2019.
M.Phil in Health Systems Management, TISS, Mumbai,2016.
Masters in Hospital Administration (MHA) from Rajiv Gandhi University, Bangalore, 2004
Masters in Human Resource Management (MHRM) from Pondicherry University (DE), 2002

Experience :
Professor and Head, department of Hospital Administration, St.John’s Medical College, Bangalore, January 2018 onwards.
Ten years as faculty in the department of Hospital Administration, St.Thomas College of Allied Health Sciences, Chethipuzha, Changanassery (2004-2014)
Ten years concurrently as guest lecturer in Hospital Administration, at University College of Medical Education, MG university, Kottayam, Kerala
Member, Board of Studies in Hospital Administration, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, from 2013, still continuing.
PG examiner of Hospital Administration in MG University (Kerala), Rajiv Gandhi University (Karnataka) and Sikkim Manipal University, Sikkim
Assistant Director of St.Thomas Hospital (400 bedded), Chethipuzha, Changanassery (2007-2014)
Director of St.Thomas College of Nursing, Chethipuzha, Changanassery (2008-2014)
Archdiocesan Director of the youth Organization (2000-2002).
Parish Priest, St.Mary’s Church Mundupalam (2005-2007)
Assistant Vicar of 3 different parishes from 1997 to 2000.

Associate Director - St. John's Medical College


Qualification : D.T.E. - Diploma in Teacher Education (Teachers Training) from R.C. Teacher Training Institute, Tiruchirappalli, India
Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Madurai Kamaraj University.
Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Religion, Pune.
Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Religion, Pune.
Master’s Degree in Philosophy and Religion from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai.
Test-DaF Certificate Course in German Language from Akademie Klausenhof, Germany.
Postgraduate Programme in Theology from Philosophical-Theological University of Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt, Germany.
Intensive Bioethics Course from Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, Washington DC.
Doctorate in Theology (Ph. D. or S.T.D or Dr. theol. Specialization in Bioethics) from Philosophical-Theological University of Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt, Germany.
Habilitation in Bioethics (Dr. habil.) from Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg (MWI Postdoc and Humboldt Research Fellow) .   

Experience : Visiting Teacher of St. Paul’s Minor Seminary: 1999-2000
Pastoral Ministry at St Mary’s Cathedral, Jammu: 1999-2001
Principal-in-Charge of St. Paul’s School, Gangyal: 2000-2001
Parish Priest of Mandal Parish (St. John the Baptist Church): 2005-2006
Chaplain to the Jeevadhara Home for the Handicapped: 2005-2006
Judicial Notary for Dispensation: 2005-2006
Project Consultant and Spokesperson: 2005-2015
Secretary of the Diocesan Priests Pension Fund: 2005-2015
Council Member of the College of Consultors, Diocese of Jammu-Srinagar: 2013-2015
Project Coordinator of the Construction Project of St. Joseph´s Hospital Baramulla co-funded by German Doctors e.V. and Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Government: 2010-2015
Frankfurt University Hospital Chaplain: August 2012- October 2013
Director (2014-15) and Founding Executive Member of the JDV Centre for Applied Ethics: 2011-2017
Secretary (2014-15) and Founding Executive Member of the JDV Centre for Science and Religion: 2011-2017
Professor of Moral Theology/Bioethics at Pontifical Institute of Philosophy and Religion, Pune: 2010-17
Humboldt Research Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Bonn, Germany, 2017-2019 Academician and Corresponding Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Vatican City, 2019-
Associate Professor (Privatdozent) of Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg: 2020-

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.

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

Dr. Sanjiv Lewin

Qualification : 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.Ria Emmanuel, Holy Cross Menzingen

  Qualification :   M.Sc. Nursing in Paediatric Nursing, RAK College of Nursing, University of Delhi, (1995 - 1997)    Post Certificate B.Sc. Nursing , St. John’s College of Nursing, Bangalore University, (19990 - 1992)  

Experience :   Clinical Instructor, St. John’s College of Nursing, Bangalore (1992-1995)   Vice Principal, Holy Cross School of Nursing, Kamegere (1997-2003)   Nursing Superintendent/Lecturer, St. John’s Medical College Hospital (2003-2006)   Principal, Holy Cross School of Nursing, Kamegere (2006-2009) Administrator, Holy Cross Hospital, Chikmagalur (2009-2013) GFATM Training Co-ordinator, Holy Cross School of Nursing, Kamegere (2014-2015) BSS Training Co-ordinator, Holy Cross School of Nursing, Kamegere (2015-2017) Asso. Professor: Holy Cross College of Nursing, Ambikapur, Chattisgarh (2017-2019)