Dr. Praveen G. Pai
Specialist - Public Health
MBBS, BCCPM, Dip.Ger (Malta), MPH, MSc.Gerontology (UK)
Dr. Praveen G Pai is a Public Health Specialist and a Geriatrician with special interest in Gerontology and Palliative care with more than 15 years’ experience in Palliative care and care of older persons. Dr. Pai graduated MBBS in 1999 from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore and underwent training in Pain and Palliative Care from Institute of Palliative Care, Calicut in 2003 while working in departments of geriatrics and palliative care. Thereafter he completed his diploma in Geriatrics and Gerontology from the UN International Institute on Ageing Malta with scholarship, Trivandrum in 2012. He was a recipient of the Commonwealth Scholarship in 2013 to do his Masters in Gerontology from the University of Southampton, UK.
At VPS Lakeshore, since 2013 he takes care of executive health check-up patients and is in charge of the department of Palliative Care. He has been instrumental in developing a pioneering concept of an age-friendly hospital in our hospital for the first time in the country that is under implementation.
Apart from clinical activities, he is in charge of implementing and supervising the corporate social responsibility schemes of VPS Lakeshore and has been involved in designing and implementing several community outreach projects to deal with the social determinants of health – Age-friendly Ernakulam district project, STREE (a project for prevention and dealing with gender-based-violence, developing sustainable model of tele-medicine in hard to reach tribal areas etc are a few that needs mention.
- Chairman, Institutional Ethics Committee, Alzhiemers and Related Disorders Society of India.
- Joint Secretary, Kerala State IMA Committee for Elderly.
- Founder Trustee, Pain and Palliative Care Trust, Kollam.
- Coordinator, “Age-friendly Ernakulam District” Project under Ernakulam District Panchayat.
- Coordinator and Apex Committee member, STREE Project, Maradu Municipality.