The Elite Vaidyas of AyurVAID

AyurVAID Hospitals is home to more than 60 Ayurveda physicians with decades of experience and expertise in all facets of this ancient stream of medicine. Showcased here are select members of this elite team.

Dr.V Ajith Kumar

Dr Ajith is a Senior Physician at AyurVAID Hospitals & Clinics and brings over 22 years of experience in Ayurveda medical care to AyurVAID. He serves as Head, Diabetes Chikitsa Program, at AyurVAID. He is a graduate of the prestigious Government Ayurveda College, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala. He has also been awarded a fellowship in 1996 by IMPAI for excellence in clinical management of joint disorders.

An exceptional Ayurveda physician, he is highly respected by his peers and loved by his patients. Dr. Ajith specializes in non-communicable diseases with particular focus on management of diabetes, diabetic complications, cardiovascular disorders, skin disorders, orthopaedic-neurological conditions, and infertility. Further, his deep understanding of classical Ayurveda pharmacology enables the development of customized, potent medicines for the treatment of difficult/rare diseases.

Prior to joining AyurVAID, Dr. Ajith served in senior, multidimensional roles including Clinical, R&D, Quality Control, and Manufacturing roles at a leadership level with leading corporations in Ayurveda products and services. Dr. Ajith has won several recognitions and awards for clinical excellence as well as for R&D work done in the area of diabetic ulcers.

Dr.Ajith, who is attached to AyurVAID Clinics at Woodrose Club, Brigade Millennium Campus, JP Nagar 7th Phase, Bangalore, can be reached at

Dr.Radhika Varma

Dr Radhika is a Senior Physician at AyurVAID Hospital with 20 yrs. of experience in Ayurveda specializes in Ophthalmology, ENT, Migraine & other headache, Spine disorders, Gastrointestinal disorders, Muscle-Bone-Joint, Asthma, Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Oedema, Psoriasis, Obesity, PCOS and Stress disorders.

Dr Radhika is a recipient of many Awards such as VaidyamadhamValiya Narayana Namboodiri Dakshinamoorthy Trust Award – 1993, Nair Service Society Gold Medal, Government Ayurveda College Teachers’ of Kerala Gold Medal, Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award – 2005 and many others.

She holds a Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery from Government Ayurveda College, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, and is a Gold medalist. She is a Post Graduate from Bangalore University and a PhD in Shalakya Tantra, from IPGT & RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar.

Prior to AyurVAID, she worked as a Professor and Head of the Department for Shalakya Tantra in Ayurveda College, Sulur, Coimbatore. She was also an Assistant Professor in SDM College of Ayurveda as well as in Sri Ramakrishna Ayurvedic Medical College, Bangalore.

Dr.Radhika Varma is attached to AyurVAID Hospitals, Domlur, Bangalore. She can be reached at

Dr.S V. Mrithunjaya Prasad

Dr. S.V. Mrithunjaya Prasad, Senior Physician at AyurVAID Hospital, Ramamurthy Nagar, brings 13 years of experience to AyurVAID. Dr. Prasad is an uncompromising adherent of pure Ayurveda, a quality and tradition that he acquired from his father who was a respected Ayurveda physician who practiced Ayurveda for more than 50 years.

He has experience in manufacture of Ayurveda medicines and remedies- a strength that he brings to the benefit of his numerous patients by preparing freshly prepared classical Ayurveda medicines that multiplies the efficacy and helps in curing the most chronic and complicated of ailments.

Dr. Prasad is an expert in the classical Ayurveda management of Gastrointestinal Disorders such as Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Acid Peptic Disorders. Further, he has very good experience in the treatment of neurological and orthopaedic disorders.

He is known for his essays on classical Ayurveda in various academic fora and is widely respected for his integrity of purpose and commitment to the practice and growth of Ayurveda medical science.

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery from Ayurveda College, Coimbatore. Prior to AyurVAID, he worked as lecturer and Head of Department of Rasasastra and BhaishajyaKalpana, Ayurveda College, Coimbatore. Thereafter, he worked as Physician in Calicut branch as well as different agencies of The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (CBE) Ltd in Kozhikode and Wynad Districts of Kerala. Later, Dr. Prasad served in different parts of Sultanate of Oman as Ayurveda Physician for more than 5 years. He understands Arabian culture and can converse fluently in Arabic.

Dr. Prasad can be reached at

Dr.Byresh Appaiah

Dr. Byresh Appaiah, a Senior Physician with over 12 years of experience to AyurVAID Hospital, is certified by the National Accreditation Board for Hospital & Health Care Providers as an official Assessor for AYUSH Hospital.

He specializes in Skin disorders (Psoriasis, Eczema, Vitiligo, Acne, Lichen Planus), Hepato-biliary disorders, Peripheral Vascular disorders (TAO, Varicose Veins), Respiratory ailments, Arthritis, Renal Calculi, Migraine & other headaches, Spine disorders, Gastrointestinal disorders (Ulcerative colitis), Obesity, PCOS, Non-Healing Ulcers, corn, and Occupational stress-related injury. Neurological disorders are an area of special interest.

He holds a Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery from the Government Ayurveda Medical College, Bangalore, with a first class and Gold medal. He has a post graduate degree in Kayachikitsa from Government Ayurveda Medical College, Mysore, and a diploma in Hospital & Health Management from IGNOU, New Delhi.

Prior to AyurVAID, Dr. Byresh was a Lecturer in the Department of Kayachikitsa at SDM College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan and co-guided post graduate scholars in their dissertation works. He also served at Sri Kalabairaveshwara Ayurveda College, Bangalore.

He has participated in clinical studies and research and carries multiple prestigious publications to his name. He continues to publish and lecture regularly on various aspects of Ayurveda and Health. In 2007, he was recognized as one among ‘Top Ten Consultants’ by SDM College of Ayurveda, Hospital, Hassan. He was a regular speaker on “Radio Doctor” of All India Radio, Hassan, and guest speaker in “NityaSanjeevini” a daily Ayurvedicprogramme by ETV.

Dr Byresh enjoys reading books, writing articles, teaching, delivering lectures, drawing, listening to music, travelling & adventure activities.

According to Dr. Byresh, “Quality care and Patient safety is the core of AyurVAID. You can experience Evidence Based Ayurveda and evaluate the outcome of treatment for yourself here“.

Dr. Byresh consults at AyurVAID Hospitals, Domlur as well as Ramamurthy Nagar in Bangalore. He can be reached on email at

Dr. Zankhana Buch

Dr Zankhana is a Consultant Physician who brings with her 11 Yrs. of experience in the field of Ayurveda to AyurVAID Hospitals. She is a recipient of the Jeevaka Award in 2003 conferred by Himalaya Health Care Company for an academic excellence in BAMS in 2003.

Dr Zankhana has specialized in improving and enhancing the quality of life of Cancer patients with Ayurveda medicines and treatments.She has also specialized in Diabetes reversal, Gastroenterology and Women’s health.

Prior to AyurVAID she has worked as a Senior Research fellow at Cancer Complementary Clinic, KHS, Mumbai, with an eminent pharmacologist Dr Ashok Vaidya.

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery from Gujarat Ayurveda University, Jamnagar. She is a Post Graduate from IPGT & RA, Jamnagar, and Specialized in Kayachikitsa. She has a publication in the journal- Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal: An official Publication of Middle Eastern Association for Cancer Research on Curcuma longa and Cancer.

She has participated in many National and International Seminars and conferences related to Ayurveda.

Dr.Zankhana, who is attached to AyurVAID Clinics Jayanagar, Bangalore, can be reached at

Dr. Gita S Namboodiri

Dr. Gita S. Namboodiri, BSc, BAMS, brings with her 16 yrs. of experience in the field of Traditional Ayurveda practice.

Dr.Gita is a strong believer in the efficacy of Pure Ayurveda treatments in the management of all Life-style diseases like Hypertension, Diabetes etc. She has an expertise in the management of musculo-skeletal diseases & arthritis, neurological as well as ENT diseases. She has a good experience in treating women’s health issues like menstrual disorders, Leucorrhoea, PCOD etc.

She graduated in Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery from Govt. Ayurveda College, Sampoornanda University, Varanas, and holds a Diploma in Yoga from Banaras Hindu University. Dr. Rasmi has participated in international seminars and workshops at SDMCA&H, Hassan and presented several papers, including, “Ayurvedic approach to the diagnosis of Jalodara” in a Symposium on Udara Chikitsa, and the “Concept of Rasayana Chikitsa” in International level seminar held at Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College and Hospital Thrissur, Kerala.

Prior to joining AyurVAID, she discharged responsibilities such as Senior Physician at Soukya International Holistic Health Centre, Whitefield, Bangalore; Medical Officer Special managing the Calcutta branch of The Arya Vaidya Pharmacy (Coimbatore) Ltd; and Physician cum RMO at Arogya Bhawan Hospital in Jamshedpur, managed by Tata Steel where she also conducted Yoga sessions for women’s groups & employees of Tata Steel. She is an expert in giving Talks on the Basic Principles of Ayurveda and the role of Ayurveda in the management of Life style Diseases.

Dr.Gita Namboodiri is a Senior Physician at AyurVaid Hospital, Ramamurthynagar who can be reached at

Dr.Rasmi Johnson

Dr. Rasmi Johnson, a Sr. Physician with 13 years of experience, specializes in Para surgical procedures, Kshara Karma (Caustic Cautery), Kshara Sutra (Caustic thread), Agni karma (Thermal Cautery) and Raktamokshana (Blood letting) for treating various ano rectal disorders and non healing wounds. She is also an expert in treating diabetic and diabetic complications, infertility, PCOD and muscle-bone-joint disorders like sciatica, arthritis etc.
She holds a Bachelor in Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery from the Vaidyaratnam Ayurveda College (Calicut University), Thaikkattussery, Thrissur, Kerala; and Master in Surgery in Ayurveda from S.D.M College of Ayurveda, Hassan. She has also trained in Kayachikitsa and Balachikitsa under Vaidyabhooshanam Raghavan Thirumulpad, Chalakudy, Kerala.
Prior to AyurVAID, she worked as a Lecturer in the Dept. of Shalya Tantra, Ashwini Ayurveda College, Tumkur; a consulting doctor at Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala Agency in Mysore, Karnataka; and served as a Medical Officer at Harisree Ayurvedic Hospital & Research Centre, Mannuthi, Thrissur, Kerala, in the Department of Panchakarma and Ksharasutra.
Dr. Rasmi Johnson, who is attached to AyurVAID Hospitals, Ramamurthy Nagar, Bangalore, can be reached at


Dr. Harshitha (B.A.M.S, MD (Dravyaguna), Phd) is a Physician and Research officer at AyurVAID Hospitals. She has clinical, academic and research experience in the field of Ayurveda. She has completed her post-graduation from SDM college of Ayurveda, Udupi and PhD from IPGT&RA, Gujarat Ayurved University, Jamnagar by conducting research exploring new herbs to treat life style diseases.

Dr.Harshitha, who is attached to AyurVAID Hospitals, Ramamurthy Nagar, Bangalore, can be reached at

Dr.Madhu R Das

Dr.Madhu R Das, Sr. Physician at AyurVAID Hospitals, is passionate about Ayurveda, Dr. Madhu started his career as an Ayurvedic Physician in the year 1994. He entered the field of Ayurveda with an intention to serve the deserving and suffering people using Ayurvedic medicines and make them aware of the values of Ayurveda.

Dr. Madhu has served more than 15 years in healthcare service nationally and internationally and his expertise spans from chronic Skin conditions, Muscle and Bone Conditions, Infertility to Diabetic Management.

Picking up on his penchant for healing and wellness, he proved his medical caliber in Oushadhi (Ayurvedic Medicine Manufacturing Unit) for 1 year and from there to ‘Amala Cancer Hospital and Research Centre’ where he did research in AIDS & CANCER. His journey continued in Ayurveda in ‘Keraleeya Ayurveda Samajam Hospital’ at Shornour for a tenure of two years.

Having achieved a D Ac, B.A.M.S. and B.Sc. from Calicut University, he has also served at the Kerala Ayurveda Pharmacy Ltd in their various branches at Chennai, Aluva and Ernakulam as Medical Officer and branch in-charge for 8 years. Later he moved to Malaysia to work as center Manager cum Ayurvedic Physician in a 5 Star Deluxe Resort for a period of 3 years.

He is now with AyurVAID Kadavantara as Senior Physician.

Dr. Jayakumar R, B.A.M.S., M.D. (Ay)

Dr. Jayakumar R, B.A.M.S., M.D. (Ay) is a Consultant Physician, FERTILITY & REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE, at AyurVAID Hospital, Cochin.

Dr. Jayakumar completed his research and thesis in the area of fertility and reproductive medicine under the guidance of eminent Allopathy practitioner Dr.Sathi.M.Pillai, (SAMAD IVF Hospitals, Trivandrum, Attingal, Kollam & Cochin) and under several distinguished Ayurveda practitioners. He has treated more than 80 couples and obtained excellent results. He is skilled in doing the unique ayurvedic procedure ‘Utharavasthi’ which is one of the key procedures in this specific Ayurveda specialty. Dr. Jayakumar has in a short time span established himself as a confident flag bearer for the science of Ayurveda in effective treatment of this most fundamental of human needs.

After completing his graduation from SDM Ayurveda College, Hassan, Dr. Jayakumar completed his M.D. in Roga Nidana from Government Ayurveda College, Kannur. Dr. Jayakumar focuses on treating the male and female partners jointly, in holistic fashion, to address the underlying causes for:

MALE SUB-FERTILITY: • Oligospermia • Asthenospermia • High seminal viscosity / increased liquefaction time. • OAT due to systemic disorders like Diabetes mellitus and thyroid dysfunction. • Oligospermia secondary to varicocele • Oligo-asthenospermia secondary to smoking and alcoholism. • pH related sub-fertility – hyperalkaline or hyperacidic. • Sub-fertility secondary to infections like rubeola. • Pyospermia • Azoospermia due to obstructions

ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION: • Psychogenic ED • Neurogenic ED • Vascular ED • Hormonal ED • Diabetic ED • Premature ejaculation • Night emission • Retrograde ejaculation secondary to clinical conditions like BPH.

GYNAECOLOGICIAL CONDITIONS: • Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) • Uterine fibroids • Amenorrhea • Menstrual irregularities

He can be reached through email at:

Dr Bindu M

Dr.Bindu M is working as a physician cum Resident Medical Officer at AyurVAID Hospitals and brings 3 Yrs. of experience in the field of Ayurveda. She holds the bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery from the prestigious Vishnu Ayurveda College, Shornur.

Dr. Asha Paulose

In a short span of 4+ years of experience Dr.Asha was fortunate enough to have worked with Sr. doctors at various clinics of Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala. Her focus of interest lies mainly on treating low back ache, sinusitis, gynecological diseases, obesity and beauty treatments including hair care treatments.

After completing her B.A.M.S from Nangelil Ayurveda College, Kothamangalam (M. G. University), she joined AyurVAID Hospitals and has been constantly striving toward developing a synergy between different streams of medicine.

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