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Dr. Naveen Salins

Associate Professor and Consultant, Department of Palliative Medicine, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai

Dr. Naveen Salins is an Associate Professor and Consultant in the Department of Palliative Medicine at the Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai. He is also the Editor of the Indian Journal of Palliative Care, Director of the EPEC India program of the North-western University United States and Honorary Tutor of the School of Medicine, Cardiff University UK. Dr. Salins is the mentor of the CTC-RMI program of the Government of India for implementing the provisions of amended NDPS act. He was instrumental in creating the curriculum for MD Palliative Medicine and is the member of the executive group of the Medical Council of India.

His area of interest in palliative care is end of life care, and he played a pivotal role in drawing up the position statement and policy guidelines on end of life care for India. He is one of the national lead from India for disseminating the integrated care plan for the dying by collaborating with the International Collaborative for the Best Care of the Dying, University of Liverpool. He played a significant role in the ICRMR, ELICIT, IAPC initiative towards creating the standard definitions and terms for the end of life care.

He completed his Internal Medicine training with honours from the Manipal University and accomplished his Diploma and Fellowship in Palliative Care from Adelaide, Australia. He has held many clinical positions in Palliative Care in prestigious institutions such as The Royal Adelaide Hospital, Kasturba Medical College Manipal, HCG Bangalore Institute of Oncology and Tata Memorial Hospital. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Palliative Care from the Lancaster University UK.