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Maaya Foundation


rashmiraoRashmi K Rao, Chief Operating Officer

Rashmi, a consultant speech pathologist currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer and is responsible for developing and coordinating a speech therapy model for the Foundation.


gauravguptaDr. Gaurav Gupta, Centre Director – Agra

Gaurav, a maxillofacial and oral surgeon has over a 1000 left and maxillofacial surgeries to his credit. He began his journey with a fellowship in cleft lip, palate surgery from The Smile Train in Bangalore. He is currently the head of Maaya Cleft Center in Agra since 2008.


Dr. Shyam Sheth, Centre Director – Ahmedabad

Shyam is a maxillofacial and oral surgeon, practicing for the last 10 years in Ahmedabad. He opened the first cleft center in Ahmedabad in 2006.


Dr. Sobhan Mishra, Centre Director – Bhubaneshwar

Sobhan, also a maxillofacial and oral surgeon with a practice spanning over a decade in Bhubaneswar has been instrumental in reaching out to the poor region of Orissa. Sobhan is also Professor and head, department of maxillofacial surgery at Institute of Dental Sciences in SUM hospital Bhubaneswar.


jayanthDr. B S Jayanth, Centre Director – Coorg

Jayanth is a qualified maxillofacial surgeon trained under Prof. K S Rao at the craniofacial unit in Mangalore. He holds a Diploma of the National Board in maxillofacial surgery and has been in practise for over 10 years now.


manuprasadDr. Manu Prasad S, Centre Director – Bangalore

Manu, a young and thoroughly qualified surgeon, trained under Prof. K S Rao. He has been in practice for over five years with an indepth knowledge of dealing with a patients and managing cleft centers.


umasDr. Umashankar, Centre Director – Patna

Umashankar, a maxillofacial & oral surgeon practicing for the last 7 years, set up the Maaya Cleft Centre, Patna in 2008. He is a Reader at Ambedkar Dental College, Patna.


nehalpDr. Nehal Patel, Centre Director – Surat

Nehal has done his masters in oral & maxillofacial surgery and his fellowship in cleft lip palate & craniofacial anomaly under Dr.Mustafa K. He worked as a consultant cleft surgeon at BSES MG hospital in Mumbai. He is the Centre Director of Maaya cleft center, Surat since 2008.


mdshakeelDr. Mohammad Shakeel, Centre Director – Srinagar

Shakeel did his masters in oral and maxillofacial surgery and trained under Dr. K S Rao. He did his special training in cleft surgery at the Meenakshi institute of craniofacial surgery in 2006. He then did his fellowship under Professor Alexander Hempirch Germany in 2010 in cleft surgery, he also did advanced training in cleft at Charles Pinto cleft centre in 2011. He is Head, department of maxillofacial surgery in SKIMS Medical College and hospital, Srinagar.


sivanrDr. Sivanagendra Reddy, Centre Director – Visakhapatnam

Sivanagendra is an MDS from Meenakshi Ammal Dental College, Chennai. He was a fellow at MEDICITI institute of craniofacial surgery, Hyderabad from January 2002 – September 2003. He has been practicing as a oral & maxillofacial surgeon since 2004. Presently serves as Centre Director of Maaya cleft centre, Visakhapatnam & works as Head, department of oral & maxillofacial surgery at Srikakulam Dental College.


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