About Us

AMMA Healthcare Research Gurukul is the dedicated online education and research unit of AMMA Education Research Foundation and AMMA Center for Diagnosis and Preventive Medicine, Kochi. The Gurukul is driven by a passion to improve healthcare in India optimizing local resources and utilizing local context-based clinical and public health knowledge. The Gurukul aims to integrate these with community practices and knowledge that can lead to a more effective and holistic health care delivery system.

The Gurukul aims to provide affordable, 24x7 accessible pragmatic, practice and evidence-based educational services with a primary focus on PG residents of clinical and public health disciplines in India and other developing economies as well practitioners in tier II cities and rural areas. The Gurukul aims to increase high-quality practice-based research in India that integrates with and dynamically interlinks to local healthcare and research realities in India

A Passionate Team of Mentors

Dr Praveen Nirmalan / Mentor

Dr. Praveen Nirmalan trained as an ophthalmologist & Vitreoretinal surgeon and subsequently completed his Masters in Public Health and a Public Health Ophthalmology Fellowship from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, USA. Dr. Praveen has worked in clinical and public health at some of the top tier institutes in India. He has been a team leader and member of community-based and clinical research in several medical disciplines including Ophthalmology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Neonatology, Obstetric Anesthesia and Critical Care and Public Health. He has developed and chaired Ethics Committees at several institutes. Dr. Praveen has been a clinical and public health research mentor for practicing clinicians and has also mentored over 200 MD, DNB and PhD students through their dissertation work and research methods. He has been part of several international studies bringing his expertise in epidemiology and biostatistics to the teams he has worked with. He has over 80 published scientific articles to his credit.

Dr Rijo Mathew Choorakuttil / Mentor

Dr. Rijo Mathew is a practicing Radiologist who has completed his MD Radiology from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and A Senior Registrarship from Jaslok Hospital, Mumbai. A passionate educator and innovative entrepreneur, Dr. Rijo Mathew is a Member , Scientific Advisory Committee, IRIA, Member in Charge of Ultrasound, Career Assurance Program, IRIA, & In Charge, National Fetal Radiology CME Programs of IRIA.
Dr Rijo is the National Chairperson for Samrakshan, an IRIA program that aims to reduce perinatal mortality in India. He is the Founder Member of KREST Kochi, a well known name all over India for high quality Radiology Education. He was also the Subspecialty Head of Fetal Radiology, ICRI, from 2018-2020. Dr. Rijo has several clinical practice based innovations to his credit including a new classification system for the diagnostic assessment of Fetuses as well as a new sign in Penile Doppler assessments.