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The website “Caring for India” is run by me, KIRAN KUMBHAR. I am a medical doctor and health policy graduate, and currently a doctoral student at Harvard University (history of medicine). I have been writing about public health and health reform in India for the past several years, with contributions to Times of India, HuffPost, Wire, Scroll, among others. In my PhD currently, I focus on history of India and the history of medicine.

I was born and raised in the Konkan region of western India, and graduated with an MBBS from BJ Medical College Pune in 2010. I worked as medical officer and resident doctor in several health centres, then went to Harvard Univ in 2014, to graduate with a master’s degree in public health. After spending 2015-16 in India, I am back at Harvard Univ for my PhD.

For more information about my ‘caring for India’ and my motivations to write about public health in the country, kindly visit DONATE TO HELP THE AUTHOR.

My CV is available here.

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5 thoughts on “About

  1. I appreciate both your articles on Dr BcRoy as well the transplant saga of Dr PK send.
    Happy to know that I are from Konkan region, we are about100 MD Medicine physicians in this area & incidentally I am president of API Konkan chapter, work at Khopoli


  2. Thank you very much! I did not receive notifications for comments before, so am seeing this today for the first time. Apologies for the delayed response.


  3. Namaskar Dr Kulkarni. Thank you for your appreciation. Very happy to know about the API Konkan chapter. Best wishes for both your practice and the administrative work.


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