Mega Health Expo Schedule and Speakers Announced

BURLINGTON, MA-—Mega Health Expo 2016 released the schedule and names of speakers for its Fourth Annual Mega Health Expo, which is catered to Indian and South Asian population in New England and is organized by INE MultiMedia in collaboration with INDIA New England News.


Moderator-in-Chief Dr. Apurv Gupta


Expo Chair Dr. Manju Sheth

The expo is free to all attendees and will be held on Sunday, April 3, at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA. It is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Lahey Health, Cambridge Health Alliance and Neem Medical Spa and Wellness Center.

Here is the schedule of traditional medicine panel-Track A. (For alternative medicine, wellness and workshops, please click here.)


10:00 AM:


Dr. Manju Sheth, Chair, Health & Wellness Expo 2016; Internist, Lahey Health

Introductions and overview:

Chief Moderator: Dr. Apurv Gupta , Managing Director at FTI Consulting

10:05 am-10:45 am: Gastrointestinal Disorders

Fat, alcohol and liver damage: Dr. Naveen Pandaraboyna, President, Curewell Gastroenterology and physician at University of Massachusetts Memorial Health Alliance Hospital

Digestive Healthcare, Colitis, Inflammatory bowel disorders and Crohn’s Disease: Dr. Vijay Yagnick, attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center

Moderator: Dr. Sapna Aggarwal, President, Indian Medical Association of New England

10:45-11:30 am: Sleep Disorders

Sleepy Teenagers and OSA in children: Dr. Umakanth Khatwa, Director, Sleep Laboratory

Attending Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine at Boston Children’s Sleep Center

OSA in adults and its metabolic consequences especially in Indian ethnicity: Dr. Amit Anand, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Moderator: Dr. Naresh Mansharamani, Pulmonary and critical care medicine specialist at Southcoast Physicians Group

11:30-12:15 am: Prevention and Treatment of Heart Disease

Prevention of heart disease: Dr. Salil Midha, Chief of Cardiology at Melrose Wakefield Hospital

Cardiac Surgery: indications, preparation and complications from heart surgery: Dr. Prem Shekhar, MD, Chief of Division of Cardiac Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Moderator: Dr. Meena Sundaram, Cardiologist at Newton-Wellesley Hospital

12:15-12:45 pm: Woman’s Health and Gynecological Disorders

Preventing and Dealing with Breast Cancer: Dr. Hetal Verma, Physician, Cambridge Health Alliance

Women’s Health and Gynecological Disorders: Dr. Tara Singh, Physician, Cambridge Health Alliance

Moderator: Dr. Arshiya Seth, Primary Care Physician, Cambridge Health Alliance

12:45 -1:15 pm: Physical Exam: What to Ask Your Physician

Male Physical Exam: Prostate exam, erectile dysfunction and related issues: Dr. Anand Kanjolia, President of the medical staff at the Mercy Medical Center

Female Physical Exam and what to ask your physician: Dr. Sonal Mankodi, Medical Director, North Shore Physicians Group, Center for Outpatient Care, Danvers

Moderator: Dr. Natasha Shah, Vice Chair of Family Medicine at North Shore Physicians Group

1:15 -1:45 pm: Knee, Shoulder and Hand Disorders

Hand disorders and carpal tunnel syndrome: Dr. Chaitanya Mudgal, Hand Surgeon, Massachusetts General Hospital

Injuries in Children for Mummies: Dr. Gleeson Rebello, specialist in treating complex hip, foot and neuromuscular disorders and common disorders in pediatric orthopedics, Mass General Hospital

Moderator: Dr. Dinesh Patel, Orthopedic Surgeon — Arthroscopic Surgery, Mass General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

1:45-2:15 pm: Beauty, Skincare and Anti-Aging

Surgical Options for Anti-Aging and Weight Loss: Dr. Sonal Pandya, Lahey Health

Anti-aging, hair restoration, skin care and other treatments: Dr. Rosy Sandhu, Founder and President, Neem Medical Spa and Wellness Center

Moderator: Dr. Seema Arora, Physician at Bay State Medical Associates

2:15-3:15 pm: Diabetes and diabetic diet

Some Myths and Facts About Diabetes Prevention and Treatment: Dr. Om Ganda, Medical Director of the Lipid Clinic; Chair of the Clinical Oversight Committee at Joslin Diabetes Center

Dealing with Diabetic Complications: Dr. Neelima Singh, Specialist in Endocrinology and Diabetes North Shore Physicians Group

Diabetic diet with an Indian Spin: Sangeeta Pradhan, Dietician, Diabetes Educator and Diabetes Coordinator at Charles River Medical Associates

Moderator: Dr. Priti Saini, Physician, Lahey Health

3:15-4:00 pm: Medical Entrepreneurship

Key note speaker: Amar Sawhney, a serial medical entrepreneur and President and CEO of Ocular Therapeutix

4:00 pm: Conclusion:

Moderator-in-Chief: Dr. Apurv Gupta

4:05 pm: Thank you

Dr. Manju Sheth