Westland Books, publishes in India, book on kidney disease

Shades of Life Shades of Life - A Book   A Book by
Vasundhara Ramanujan,
Mohammad Akmal - MD

Foreword by
R Gopalakrishnan
Director, Tata Sons

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  Mrs. Vasundhara Ramanujan
  Mrs. Vasundhara Ramanujan

Author Biography

Mrs. Vasundhara Ramanujan got her Bachelor's in Commerce from Bombay University in 1975. After a number of years in accounting, she worked in the Mumbai based “Media Research Users Council”, a not for profit organization that serves the media, marketing and advertising industry with nation wide estimates of media and product consumption, through the IRS or Indian Readership Study. The last position she held was Secretary General at MRUC. In 2005 she opted for premature retirement to explore other opportunities. This book is a result of her efforts at documenting a series of major events that have been an integral part of her personal life over the last 15 years.


  Dr. Mohammad Akmal
  Dr. Mohammad Akmal

Dr. Mohammad Akmal graduated from Khyber Medical College, Peshawar Pakistan in 1967. After extensive training in Internal Medicine in England, he immigrated to the USA where he completed Fellowship in Nephrology at the Christ Hospital Cincinnati, Ohio and Los Angeles-County Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. He ascended the academic ladder to Professor of Medicine in 1993 at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He has also been a Medical Director of Dialysis Program for about quarter of a century at the same institution that included more than a decade of Directorship at the USC/DaVita Kidney Center.

Dr. Akmal also had the opportunity to serve renal communities in different capacity that included the following; President of the Medical Advisory Board, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Southern California National Kidney Foundation, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Southern California Renal Disease Council, Inc. Network 18.

Dr. Akmal has published 65 scientific papers and chapters and has received numerous meritorious awards including “Spirit of Nephrology Award” by Southern California National Kidney foundation, and “Dr Pepper Award” by DaVita Inc. (Wild West Division).

Finally, he is recognized as Man of The Year in Medicine and Healthcare, 2008 (American Biographical Institute), America’s Top Physicians, 2008 (Consumer Research Council of America), Super Doctor, Southern California 2008 (Key Professional Media, Inc), and Professional of The Year, 2007(The Global Directory of WHO, WHO).


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