People Behind

Over 40 years ago, when doctors relied on stethoscope and pulse as their primary investigation tools, one man set up a diagnostic laboratory believing that the future of investigative medicine will rely upon laboratory tests as a primary diagnostic tool. Today, this laboratory has grown to incorporate the latest in diagnostic medicine, supporting clinicians across the region with reliable reports for accurate diagnosis and treatment of illnesses.

  • The Core Management
  • The Executive Management
  • The Anand Parivar
  • Dr. A.V.Ramaprasad
    Founder Director
  • Dr. N.Jayaram
    Managing Director
  • Dr. Sujay Prasad
    Technical Director
  • Ms. Sheela Ashok
    Director, Quality
  • Ms. Smitha Jayaram
    Director, Administration
  • Mr. Anand K
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr. S.Nagarajan
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Dr. Ajith.K.N
    Medical Director, Clinical and Imaging Services
  • Mr. B.N.Sridhara
    Director, HR
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  • Dr. A.V.Ramaprasad
    Founder Director
    Dr.Ramaprasad is the founder Director of Anand Diagnostic Laboratory. From its humble beginnings in 1974, ADL has grown leaps and bounds over the years under his vision and leadership. Dr. Ramaprasad started ADL at a time when laboratory medicine was just emerging as a new specialty. He saw the future of lab medicine and dedicated his life to building an institution on the foundation of good ethics and values to build a brand that will epitomize good laboratory medicine. To this day, Anand Diagnostic Laboratory sustains these values in all its interactions within the organization and beyond.

    Prior to this venture, Dr. Ramaprasad was a well-respected teacher in the academic field. He taught Biochemistry, Pathology and Microbiology at prestigious institutions like Bangalore Medical College, KMC Hubli and JNMC, Belgaum – to graduate and post graduate students, many of whom are currently either teaching or practicing laboratory medicine.
    Dr. Ramaprasad obtained his MD in Pathology and Bacteriology from Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Mangalore in 1966.

  • Dr. N.Jayaram
    Managing Director
    Dr. Jayaram is the silent force behind the operational excellence of the lab. He joined Anand Diagnostic Laboratory in 1988 and has ever since followed the footsteps of his mentor Dr. Ramaprasad. Together they were instrumental in bringing operational excellence in the laboratory and expanding into specialized tests ranging from renal transplantation, cytopathology and histopathology to many other areas.

    Dr. Jayaram is a certified lead assessor for NABL accreditation, and has conducted assessments both in India and Overseas. He is also actively involved in training other laboratory personnel on accreditation and internal audit requirements. He is academically very active and participates regularly in national and international scientific meetings as faculty.

    Dr. Jayaram obtained his MD in Pathology from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and research, Chandigarh. Subsequently he also acquired additional experience in Cytopathology and Immunopathology from the same Institution.

  • Dr. Sujay Prasad
    Technical Director
    Dr.Sujay Prasad is the creative force behind new innovations, technology initiatives and business process improvements at Anand Diagnostic Laboratory. He has been instrumental in expanding the service capability of ADL from facility expansion to acquisition of state of the art equipment. With his zero tolerance attitude to errors, he has designed innovative methods with focus on minimizing errors across all operating processes. He oversees all IT initiatives and has implemented interesting IT enabled ideas such as automated report printing kiosks and online results reporting, much ahead of the industry adoption. He is also a certified lead assessor for NABL accreditation and has conducted technical assessments overseas.

    Dr.Sujay Prasad obtained his MD in Pathology from the Mumbai University and joined Anand Diagnostic Laboratory thereafter in 1995.

  • Ms. Sheela Ashok
    Director, Quality
    Ms. Sheela Ashok joined Anand Diagnostic Laboratory in 2003 as a Joint Quality Manager. Under the mentorship of Dr. Jayaram she gradually took over the responsibility of overseeing the Quality requirements of ADL and replaced him as Quality Manager in 2012. During her tenure in ADL, Ms. Sheela Ashok has been a driving force in introducing and implementing key Quality Monitoring activities like competency assessment of technical staff, monitoring of Sigma in various processes, and risk management. Being an extremely meticulous and analytical person, Ms. Sheela Ashok has acquired a strong foundation in QC analytics and has provided training regarding the same to doctors and technicians both within and beyond the organisation.
  • Ms. Smitha Jayaram
    Director, Administration
    Ms. Smitha Jayaram joined Anand Diagnostic Laboratory in 2000 to oversee client relations. Soon after joining the organisation she began to take on more responsibilities with respect to the general administration of the lab and staff relations. Due to a personal interest in delivery of patient care and introduction of new technology, Ms. Smitha Jayaram also familiarised herself with various analysers and is quick to identify errors in data entry. Her hands on experience in interacting with clients have led to many improvements in the processes implemented at ADL, right from work flow to client service, finance, Laboratory Software and Staff Welfare. Her tough yet approachable demeanour has made her the go-to person amongst the staff of ADL
  • Mr. S.Nagarajan
    Chief Financial Officer
    Mr. Nagarajan is a Practicing Chartered Accountant with nearly 30 years experience across various industries. He has held positions in many top companies like Ashok Leyland Group, Larsen & Toubro Limited and General Electric Company and has helmed both domestic and international teams. Mr. Nagarajan has a sound foundation in current financial practices, having worked in a wide range of industries including Automotive Ancillary, Earth Moving Equipment, Financial Services, Engineering Services, Electrical Equipment Manufacturing, Global Sourcing for Energy, Transportation & Aviation, and Laboratory Diagnostic Services.

    Mr. Nagarajan is a BSc(Mathematics) F.C.A and has provided a vital business orientation to an otherwise technically minded organisation.

  • Dr. Ajith.K.N
    Medical Director, Clinical and Imaging Services
    Dr. Ajith is a General Physician with nearly 10 years of experience in Clinical Practice, and currently holds the position of Medical Director, Clinical and Imaging Services at Anand Diagnostic Laboratory. While he is involved in preventive health and wellness services, his areas of interest include Clinical Diagnosis, Clinical Interpretation of Laboratory Data, Role of Technology in Clinical Diagnosis and Patient Care.

    Dr. Ajith obtained his primary medical degree from Dr.BR Ambedkar Medical College, RGUHS, in 2006 and holds additional certifications in Basic Life Support, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Cardiac Technologies for Medical Practitioners.

    Dr. Ajith has zero tolerance for cutting corners when it comes to patient care and is a favourite amongst the clients of ADL for his friendly demeanour and thoroughness of consultations.

  • Mr. B.N.Sridhara
    Director, HR
    Mr B.N.Sridhara heads the Human Resources Department of Anand Diagnostic Laboratory and has more than 14 years of experience in Human Resource Management. He has been involved in recruitment and assessment board proceedings at various levels. Amongst his key interests are training of individuals and groups on various topics of personality development. He gives more attention to resolving employees’ problems, both official and personal, and hence builds a strong bridge between the employees and employer. Amongst his many strengths are his ability to counsel and motivate employees to work towards achieving organisational goals.

    Mr. Sridhara has become a staff favourite and has made a place for himself as the benevolent yet strict guiding force.

  • Mr. Anand K
    CEO
    Mr. Anand joined Anand Diagnostic Laboratory as CEO in 2016, and was previously working with Metropolis Healthcare Ltd as their Chief Operating Officer and SBU – Head for South India and Sri Lanka Operations. He has been with Metropolis for the past 12 years and handled various portfolios covering Sales, Network and Channel development and management, Marketing, Strategic Business Development, Greenfield projects including international, M&A – domestic and international, Hospital lab management contracts, PPP, PnL responsibilities for South SBU, integration and change management, partner development and management.

    Before joining Metropolis, Anand has worked in In Vitro Diagnostics for 10 years covering various products and geographies across India. He has been involved in Product launches, new product development, sourcing, setting up and managing channel partners, distribution and supply chain.

    Mr. Anand is a Graduate in Medical Technology from JIPMER Medical College, Pondicherry and an MBA in Marketing with a Fellowship in Advanced Marketing from IIAM, Mumbai and Strategic management from IIM, Ahmedabad.

    He brings to the organization through his experience, Quality and Industry best practices, Team development and management, Innovation, strategic market development and ethical business practices that will help ADL scale new heights and achieve the vision of leadership in the pathology lab space not only in Karnataka but also across the country and beyond.