Board of Trustees


Dr. Anand . N

Dr. Anand joined IAPA’s Board of Trustees in 2014. The doctor finished his medical degree from Chengalpattu Medical College and has also done Post Graduate Certificate course from Dr. M.G. R. University. His passion to work with the people infected with HIV, made him to complete a Fellowship in HIV Medicine at YRG Care Center, Chennai. He has undergone more than 6 trainings, the most important among them being HIV/AIDS Management and De-addiction and Rehabilitation for chemical abusers. He has more than 11 years of rich experience, working as Occupational physician and Medical Officer at various hospitals, corporate houses where he looked after Industrial Hygiene, Ergonomics, Accident and Trauma Care, VCTC , STI Management to name a few. At present he is the Chief Medical Officer at L & T Shipbuilding Ltd., He has been working as Medical Officer for Shelter Trust, where he attends to children on call at any time. His entry into IAPA Board of Trustees will undoubtedly give fillip to many of the projects of IAPA, aimed at the care of people with HIV, especially children.


Dr. Swathi Padankatti

Managing Trustee

Dr Swathi Padankatti is a doctor at the department of Pediatrics and Neonatology in Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai. Having completed Post Graduate training in Pediatrics from Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, she worked in a mission hospital for 5 years and was instrumental in setting up a tertiary care neonatal ICU there. Her burning interest in community work and teaching lead her to conduct a national level workshop on “Essential New Born Care” in 2003. Dr. Swathi is a recipient of several awards and grants which include Travel Scholarship of the International Pediatric Association 2013 and International Pediatric Association Foundation Grant Award 2014. She is passionate about improving children’s health in India and has spearheaded many community initiatives within the department to improve child health and survival. She resides in Chennai with her husband Dr L Rajiv Padankatti, a pediatric surgeon and their 12-year-old son Rohit. Her inclusion as a Trustee in IAPA’s Board of Trustee would give fillip to all the health interventions of IAPA aimed at children.

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