Faculty - Prof. Raghuram Nagarathna, M.D
Dr. Nagarathna has MBBS and M.D. (Gen Medicine) degrees from India and MRCP from UK. Presently she is working as a Consulting Physician & Yoga Therapy Consultant with Swami Vivekananda Yoga Research Foundation (sVYASA) and Suhruda Polyclinic, Bangalore. Dr. Nagarathna's research papers include physiological and psychological effects of yoga practices, studies on medication and altered states of consciousness, clinical studies on therapeutic applications of yoga, stress management and management systems, yoga research in education for total personality development, yoga research for rehabilitation. She has presented research papers in national and international conferences and was chairperson for the Scientific Committee for International Conferences on "Frontiers in Yoga Research and Applications" in 1991, 93, 95 and 97 organized at Prashanti Kuteeram, Bangalore, and "Yoga in daily life" December 1996 organized jointly by VKYOGAS and Adhyatma Sadhna Kendra, Delhi. She has organized and chaired a number of one-day symposia on yoga for various stress related ailments at VKYOGAS 1990-94. She is the co-author for "Yoga for Common Ailments", Yoga-the Science of Holistic Living". Eleven students have completed dissertations under her guidance.
Dr. Nagarathna has several awards to her credit including the "Doctor's Day Award" by IMA, Bangalore. She is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians, Fellow of International College of Angiology, US, Life Member of Association of Physicians of India, Member of Third World Organization for Women in Science, Third World Academy of Sciences, Trieste, Italy, Member of American Society for the Psychical Research (ASPR). She worked as Assistant Surgeon, Children Unit, Vani Vilas Hospital, Bangalore, Senior House Officer, Department of Geriatric Medicine Poole Hospital, Middlesborough, Cleveland, UK.