Dr Priyadarshini Kulkarni, MBBS, DA, BCCPM, APHN Diploma, GCH (Pal C), FNCC

Dr Priyadarshini Kulkarni

Medical Director, Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre, Pune, India

E-mail: priyadarshini.kulkarni@gmail.com
Skype: dr.priyadarshini.kulkarni

Dr. Priyadarshini Kulkarni is the Medical Director at Cipla Palliative Care and Training Centre, Pune, India. She heads a team of Doctors, Nurses, Medical Social workers and Volunteers that provides holistic palliative care to cancer patients, free of cost. This centre provides inpatient, outpatient and homecare services.

Dr Kulkarni also initiates training programs at the centre for professionals from various walks of life, including new members of the team, especially in the areas of pain management, symptom control and counselling. She is committed to establish palliative services all over Maharashtra State.

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Other Appointments:

  • Consultant, Palliative Care Medicine, Sahyadri Specialty Hospital, Pune, India
  • Secretary, Maharashtra Chapter, Indian Association of Palliative Care (IAPC)
  • Certified Teacher, EPEC India curriculum

Key Accomplishments:

  • Secretary, Maharashtra State Chapter of Indian Association Of Palliative Care
  • Past, Core Committee Member, Indian Association of Palliative Care
  • Led an initiative for developing software for Cipla Centre to provide better data management and build a database for future research activities

Education / Honors:

  • International Palliative Care Leadership Development Initiative Diploma, San Diego, CA USA, Cohort 1, 2010-2011
  • Scholarship for BCCPM course, a WHO-recognized course at Calicut, Kerala, India
  • Training in Tata Memorial Hospital, Bombay, in Pain & Palliative Medicine, 2001
  • Lien Foundation Fellowship, APHN Diploma in Palliative Medicine
  • Commonwealth scholarship for MSc, Palliative Medicine, Cardiff University, UK
  • Fellowship from International Association for Study of Pain
  • Clinical Fellowship, National Cancer Center, Singapore
  • Certificate in Health (Pal C), Flinders University, Australia

Key Publications:

  • Hospital-based Palliative Care: A case for integrating care with cure. Indian Journal of Palliative Care. Year: 2011 | Volume: 17 | Issue: 4 | Page: 74-76
  • Use of Turmeric and Curds in Fungating Wounds; Asia Pacific Hospice Care Conference, Jan 2005
  • Management of Maggots in Cancer Wounds, IJPC Dec 2004
  • Use of Hydrocortisone Enema for per Rectal Bleeding in Cancer Patients – IAPC, Chandigarh Conference, 2004

Key Presentations:

  • Role of Palliative Care in HIV/AIDS, Bharati Deemed University, January 2012
  • Hospital Based Palliative Care – Need for Development of Palliative Care Services in India, APHN conference, Penang, Malaysia, July 2011 (Poster)
  • Technology Boost for Efficient Palliative Care Services at International Conference of Indian Association of Palliative Care, Trichy, India, February 2010
  • Prescribing Analgesics in Children, International Conference of Pediatric Palliative Care arranged by CHI international, Sept 2007
  • Holistic Approach of Pain Management, ISSP Pain Conference, Jan 2005
  • Training Govt. Officials in Palliative Care, IAPC, Chandigarh Conference, Jan 2004


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