CAAM Conference 2023 Speakers
Dr. John Douillard
Dr. John Douillard, DC, CAP is a globally recognized leader in the fields of natural health, Ayurveda, and sports medicine. A brilliant Mind, he is the creator of LifeSpa.com, where ancient Ayurvedic wisdom meets Modern Science. LifeSpa.com is one of the leading Ayurvedic health and wellness resources on the web with over 11 million views on YouTube and over 130 thousand newsletter subscribers. LifeSpa.com is evolving the way Ayurveda is understood around the world, with thousands of free articles and videos published weekly.
Dr. John is the former Director of Player Development for the New Jersey Nets NBA team, author of 7 health books including his newest Amazon bestseller “Eat Wheat” and a repeat guest on the Dr. Oz show, He directs LifeSpa Ayurvedic Clinic, the 2013 Holistic Wellness Center of the Year in Boulder, CO.
Dr. L. Mahadevan
Considered a formidable authority in Ayurveda, he is known to fill the hearts of Ayurveda Students/Scholars with a passion for Ayurveda, their heads with knowledge of Ayurveda and their hands with confidence…the three essential components of an ideal teacher.
With a Bio too long to list, Dr. L Mahadevan has received numerous awards, created ayurveda institutions for the poor and ill, written protocols for Practitioners and formulated clinical protocols for various ailments using classical Ayurveda for new Practitioners. He is a rare clinical teacher who teaches in the classroom and society, runs a Hospital, he propagated Ayurveda through audio video – print media and social media through his regular speeches, demonstrations and training programmes. He has taught over 2,500 students.
Dr. Robert Svoboda
Dr. Robert Svoboda needs little introduction. He brings a wealth of wisdom on ayurveda, and other Vedic Sciences he has pursued over the last 30 years. He is the first Westerner ever to graduate from a college of Ayurveda and be licensed to practice Ayurveda in India. During and after his formal Ayurvedic training he was tutored in Ayurveda, Yoga, Jyotish, Tantra and other forms of classical Indian lore by his mentor, the Aghori Vimalananda. He is the author of over a dozen books and has served as Adjunct Faculty at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, NM, and at Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA.
Pt. Sanjay Rath
While strictly adhering to the knowledge as imparted by ancient seers, he is profoundly involved in research and further development of Jyotish. His writings span across various schools of thought. Hailed internationally as one of the great Jyotisha Teachers of our time, and able to bridge to the modern mind, his works are filling the void of advanced teachings and raising the standards in the astrological world. Sanjay Rath belongs to a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan village of Puri, Orissa, which trace their lineage back to Shri Achyuta Das (Sri Achyutananda). Sanjay studied under his uncle, the late Pandit Kasinath Rath. His grandfather, the late Pandit Jagannath Rath, was the Jyotish Ratna of Orissa and has authored many books on Jyotish. He began his studies at a tender age, and received the depth of Jyotish only found among those who have been trained in the ancient traditional way of the parampara. His gems of wisdom bring great credibility to this great ancient science.
Dr. Claudia Welch
Dr. Claudia Welch has been a lifelong student of life and medicine. She has practiced Āyurveda, is licensed as a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, and authored Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life: Achieving Optimal Health and Wellness Through Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine and Western Science, and The Four Qualities of Effective Physicians: Practical Ayurvedic Wisdom for Modern Physicians.
She is also one of the Founders of Satsangam.net. Dr. Welch has lectured internationally on Oriental medicine and Āyurveda, exploring how Eastern medicine applies to Women’s Health, and today’s reality in general.
Dr. Ramkumar Kutty
Dr. Ramkumar Kutty, modestly refers to himself as a student of Ayurveda and other traditional Indian knowledge systems for the last 3 decades.
A much sought after international Authority and Teacher of Ayurveda, he is based out of Coimbatore in Southern India, works with, among others, the following organizations in the promotion of knowledge from the Vedas for health, happiness and contentment.
Vaidya M. Prasad
Vaidya M. Prasad, a native of Kerala, India, is a postgraduate practitioner of authentic Ayurveda with 27 years of clinical experience. Apart from his clinical services, currently, he is serving as Guru for the informal educational program of Rashtriya Ayurveda Vidyapeeth under the Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India. He has specialized in the care of Autistic kids since 2002 and developed an Ayurvedic protocol called SuPrA, (Sunethri Protocol for Autism) for the Ayurvedic management of autism spectrum disorders. In addition to his clinical practice, he delivers lectures, trains young vaidyas, writes articles and columns, gives radio talks, loves music, reads books of all genres, and finds time to cultivate medicinal plants. He did his Post-Graduation in Shalakya Tantra from the prestigious Govt. Ayurveda College Thiruvananthapuram. In 2006 he started Sunethri Ayurvedashram and Research Centre, in a remote village in the Thrissur District of Kerala. He was a regular teacher up to 2020 and headed an Ayurveda college as its Principal for 5 years.
Dr. P. Rammanohar
Vaidya Rammanohar presently serves as Director of the Amrita Centre for Advanced Research in Ayurveda at Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kollam, Kerala. He has more than 30 years of professional experience and has more than 100 publications to his credit. He is a Research Advisor for the Indian National Science Academy, School of Research in Ayurveda, Kerala University of Health Sciences and National Institute of Ayurveda. He was PI on the Indian side of the NIH, USA-funded study on Rheumatoid Arthritis that won the Excellence in Integrative Medicine Research Award from the European Society of Integrative Medicine. In 2022, he was honored with the Ayurveda Ratan Award from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Indian Traditional Sciences, Houses of Parliament, United Kingdom. He has traveled worldwide for the propagation of Ayurveda, visiting countries like the USA, Canada, UK, UAE, Germany, Netherlands, France, Austria, Belgium, Latvia, Italy, Russia, Singapore, Denmark, and many more.
Dr. Sarita Shrestha
M.D. Ayurveda in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Worked in the field of Ayurveda for more than 30 years. Taught in Tribhuvan University, Nepal 6 yrs., 2 yrs. in Sanskrit University. Nepal, Mount Madonna Ayurveda and Yoga institute. CA, USA. 12 Yrs. Founder Director Devi Ma Ayurveda Hospital, Nepal, Founder Principal, National Ayurveda Medical College, Nepal. Member Resources for Primary Health Care Center. Member Ethical Board, National Ayurveda Research and Training Center.
Ex. member National Research Council Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council. Founder Treasurer Ayurveda Doctors Association.
Presented hundreds of papers in national and international conferences. Awarded with prestigious awards from the Government of Nepal and India.
Featured in many books including “In search of Medicine Buddha”, 50 women of Nepal who will change the way it looks at the world. Writer of the book, “Impact of Nepalese cultural food in Health”.
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar
Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar BAMS, MD (Ayurveda) is a classically trained Ayurvedic Physician with over 30 years of Clinical Experience and a Best-Selling Author, Motivational Speaker and an acclaimed Educator in the field of Ayurveda & Integrative Medicine. He has traveled around the globe popularizing Ayurveda, Yoga, Meditation & Natural Medicine. He has Chaired & designed curricula for several Ayurvedic schools including Mount Madonna, College of Ayurveda, Kerala Ayurveda Academy and Maharishi University. He is an adviser to National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
Dr. Suhas has also formulated some very successful herbal products generating multi-million dollars in revenues. He was featured in many popular Podcasts, Radio & Television shows, is an Adviser to the Chopra Center and is the Director of Ayurvedic Healing, an Integrative Wellness and Pancha Karma Clinic in Santa Cruz, CA.
His popular books are: The Hot Belly Diet, Change Your Schedule, Change Your Life, and The Art & Science of Vedic Counseling.
Sarbani Rath is a renowned Jaimini Scholar, Jyotiṣa Pandita, JSP & PJC Mentor and President of Sri Jagannath Centre. She started learning Vedic Astrology in 2001 from Pt. Sanjay Rath and now teaches extensively in the Parāśara Jyotiṣa Course and in the Jaimini Scholar Program. She regularly lectures at international astrological conferences and consults globally. She is a member of BAVA and CVA. She is involved in the editing and production of The Jyotiṣa Digest quarterly magazine. She has done her post graduation from Presidency College, University of Calcutta. Enjoy her wealth of spiritual and scholarly understanding of Jyotish!
Vaidya S. S. Galgalli
Vaidya SS Galgali B.A.M.S. M.D. (Samhita) I.P.G.T & R.A.Ph.D (Ayu.) received the Purushottam Shastri Nanal “Charak Award” of 2021 by Khadiwale Pratishthan, Pune. He is the Founder Director of Punarvasu Chikitsalaya, Punarvasu Aushdhalaya and Punarvasu Ayurveda Prabodhini.
He runs the Course in charge of conducting Post Graduate Diploma in Panchkarma Chikitsa and Ayurveda Paramedical Training Course for the last 10 years. With 23 years of experience in independent and institutional Ayurveda Practice with all its Panchkarma and Procedural therapies, he has treated more than 10 thousand patients.
He has 21 yrs experience of Indoor care and management of critical cases through Ayurvedic treatment.He has done Ph.D. work on the 7th Century Manuscript “Madhava Chikitsitam” under Prof. D.P. Gadgil, in Tilak Maharashtra University.
Publications: Books: Textbook of “Padartha Vijnan”- a curriculum subject Published by ‘Gujarat Ayurveda University, ICAS’ Jamnagar, ayurveduniversity.com/News/Feb.news
Dr. Pooja Sabharwal
Dr. Pooja Sabharwal, BAMS, MD, PHD, PGDHM, PGDYOGA, PGDAST, CFN is an Ayurveda Academician and Researcher, working in the Ayurveda field since 2006. At present she is Assistant Professor of Ayurveda at CBPACS, under Govt of NCT of Delhi.
She has vast experience in India and abroad for propagating evidence based Ayurveda. For propagation of Ayurveda she has visited Latvia, Germany, London, Dubai and Malaysia, Brazil & Caribbean’s. She was invited by the Embassy of India for Latvia & Sweden, Embassy of Germany, Embassy of Sweden, Ministry of Health of Brazil, for promotion of Ayurved.
As a part of the campaign to promote Ayurveda, she participated in the dialogue with various prominent doctors, oncologists, academicians & regulators from the Ministry of Health of various countries. She is author of two books: “Epigenetics and Ayurveda” & “Yoga Chakras and its relation to Ayurveda and Cancer.” She has presented and/or published over 45 papers at national and international Journals. Dr Pooja Sabharwal is engaged in extensive research in the field of integrative oncology & epigenetics through Ayurveda . She is part of two projects related to integrative oncology.
She has received National Human Rights award from All India Human Rights Association & Ayurveda excellence award from Union Minister of Communication. She has been International coordinator for various International Ayurveda conferences. She is associated with various International Associations as Ayurveda academic/research advisor. She worked as Consultant/Assistant Medical Superintendent at Shri Dhanwantry Ayurvedic College and Dabur Hospital Chandigarh. She has also served as Ayurveda consultant in Germany on deputation From Dept of Ayush , Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India.
Eddie Stern is a yoga teacher, author, and researcher based in New York City. He is known for his multi-disciplinary approach to furthering education and access to yoga through science, research, technology, and collaboration. His current focus is on evidence-based research in the healing capacities of Yoga and is pursuing a masters in science for yoga research at the Vivekananda Yoga University. He has published several books, including the best-selling One Simple Thing, A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How it can Change Your Life. He is the founder of Manhattan’s only Ganesha Temple, The Broome Street Ganesha Temple, and has been practicing Yoga since 1987.
Dr. Pratibha Shah
Pratibha Shah, BAMS, MD-Ayurveda, MPH, is an internationally renowned Ayurevda Expert. Her pioneering initiatives in the field of Ayurveda, have brought her to attention at the White House, the Department of Health and Human Services, as well as the Consulate General of India, NYC. She is a prolific speaker and educator in the community. She has authored several papers and is an editor with the Ayurveda Journal on Health. She is senior faculty and Domain Expert at Kerala Ayurveda Academy, USA and for Boston School of Ayurveda. She routinely delivers educational lectures at modern medicine institutes/bodies such as Mass College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, American Holistic Nurses Association, among others.
With more than 30 years of clinical practice, she is one of the few holistic practitioners leading the effort of true integration, focused on client-centric wholesome care. For her work, she was nominated in the Top 20 Women of the Year, for the year 2014. Before moving to the US in 2004, she was working as Chief Medical Officer with the Central Government of India, in the ministry of AYUSH. In 2019, she was featured in an international documentary on Ayurveda. In 2022, she attended the inauguration of the WHO Global Center for Traditional Medicine, as a special Government of India invitee.
Founder, President of the Wholistic Health Alliance , Founder, President of Council for Ayurveda Research (non-profit), Founding Director of Ayurvidya Anusandhan Abhiyan Foundation, India (a Section 8 NGO), and CEO of My Ayurved LLC. In 2019, she launched her own high end organic herbal product line by the name of Swa Stha. She currently practices in the Greater Boston area but has clientele throughout the world.
Dr. Somit Kumar
Dr. Somit Kumar, MD(Ayu), (PhD), is the Director Research of AVP Research Foundation in Coimbatore. University Lecturer and Research Scholar at Latvia University. Whole system Clinical research and reverse pharmacology are his Ayurvedic research interests. After earning a postgraduate degree in DravyaGuna (Ayurveda Pharmacology), he is conducting doctoral research at the University of Latvia’s department of molecular biology to understand the molecular mechanisms behind Ayurveda-based formulations for chronic diabetic wound healing. He heads integrative COVID research on high-risk diabetic patients. He co-investigates Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research funded by AYUSH and University of Latvia-led clinical research of personalized Ayurvedic therapy for Type 2 diabetes. Dr. Somit Kumar has been practicing for 19 years and treats metabolic, neuroendocrine, rheumatologic, dermatological, and autoimmune disorders. He has been invited to present at international seminars, academic discussions, and consultations in Malaysia, Singapore, Brazil, Turkey, Slovenia, Switzerland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, and Italy.
Marilyn Allen, MS
Marilyn Allen MS is an expert in practice-building, office management, marketing, and professional ethics and jurisprudence. With an MS in management and administration from Pepperdine University, Marilyn carries her business acumen into the classroom and Traditional Medicine industry at large. Marilyn is the Public Relations and Marketing Director for the American Acupuncture Council and serves as the US Traditional Medicine/Acupuncture representative to the World Health Organization WHO since 2005.
Dr. Dinesh KS
Dr. Dinesh KS, BAMS, MD(Ayu), PhD is an evangelist of Ayurveda and son of a traditional Ayurveda Healer. He is putting maximum efforts to integrate the principles of ayurveda with current understanding of basic science in health and disease management. He specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Developmental Disorders of Children, Redesigning Cancer Survival, Researches in Gut Microbiome.
He is an Ayurveda Professor, Academic Researcher and Practitioner who has presented in over 300 National and International Platforms, conducted Research for the Govt. of India Dept. of AYUSH, has 19 years teaching experience and 23 years clinical experience.