About Us

Our Vision

To instill the spirit of seva in doctors and the medical fraternity. To provide a structured platform for medical and non-medical professionals, to volunteer their time and skills, and strengthen the healthcare system.

Our Objective

Build a global network of medical and non-medical volunteers. Provide meaningful volunteering opportunities in the health space. Create models within the healthcare ecosystem that will demonstrate and showcase the effects of an organized network.

Why Volunteer With Us?

Start at the grassroots level

Aarogya Seva offers a range of micro volunteering opportunities which empower you to build a robust and healthy system in rural areas most in need of health services.

Contribute to a sustainable service

Partnering with Aarogya Seva means your good work is continued by other volunteers in our network, ensure a continuous and sustainable service that helps the community thrive.

Volunteer at your convenience

The immense flexibility that our programs provide allows you to volunteer at a time and location of your choosing. If there's a cause or country that's close to your heart, we will help you get there.

Share the workload

You are never alone with Aarogya Seva, and you only need to take on as much responsibility as you are comfortable with. Our team of volunteers are happy to work hand-in-hand with you and shoulder your responsibilities.


Directors Note

Seva – a Sanskrit word that means ‘selfless service’ is the inherent human quality that moves us to empathize with others. When I was studying to be a doctor, I had the opportunity to serve in the rehabilitation efforts of the 2004 Tsunami. Working in the wake of its incredible destruction, I knew then that my calling was to do seva. It did not matter where or how, or what I got in return, seva became my goal.

For ten years now, this personal commitment to seva has been made possible through a host of national and international organizations. The decade-long journey has led me to work with a sea of diverse people and places. I wish to express my gratitude to family, friends, various communities for giving me the opportunity to serve and all the organisations I have worked with, for having faith in me, and allowing me to incubate my ideas.

A new phase begins!

Journeys grow exciting with every turn, and the road to seva is no different. Armed with all the experiences I have assimilated and lessons I have learnt, it is time to take things to the next level and I am thrilled to announce the beginning of this new organization: The DoctorsForSeva Aarogya Foundation.

There’s no time like now…

This new chapter will work to involve more people in our efforts in a structured and holistic manner. Partnerships and collaborations, volunteerism and de-commodification of the healthcare system are central to our modus operandi. Governments, international agencies and charitable foundations are paying greater attention to the physical and mental wellbeing of their citizens. There is also increasing awareness of good health and its critical connection to economic development and people’s happiness. So now, more so than ever, Aarogya Seva has a large and pivotal role to play.

Together, we can!

There is a synergy in collaborative efforts that amplifies everything we do for those in need. Volunteerism, in various ways, will be the key driver to achieving our end objective – de-commodification of the healthcare system so every individual has access to quality health and healthcare.

We choose to work completely impartially, meaning all our choices are based on the needs of the patient and in the spirit of seva and volunteerism – a principle which is enshrined in ancient Indian traditions, international humanitarian law and medical ethics. Commitment and dedication from passionate volunteers, both medical and non–medical, will be the key to the success of this new organization. If it weren’t for the immense support of the volunteer family, scripting our success stories will be impossible. I hope you will be inspired to support Aarogya Seva and join us in our common mission of providing health for all and making Aarogya Seva a global movement that is driven by the spirit of seva!


International Advisory Board

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Dr Sanjay Sharma


Founder-CEO of ARTH, MS in General Surgery, PhD in Ayurveda & alumnus IIM-B

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Dr H Sudarshan, (Padma Shri)


Founder VGKK and Karuna Trust, Social worker and tribal rights activist & Recipient of Right Livelihood Award

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Dr Devi Shetty (Padma Bhushan)


Chairman and Founder, Narayana Heath, he is on a mission to provide the lowest-cost, highest-quality healthcare in the world.

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Prof. S Yathiraj


Professor of Medicine and Dean, Bangalore Veterinary College instrumental in developing and modernizing the Veterinary Clinical Medicine Department.

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Leadership Circle

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Dr. Chilukuri K. Mohan


Academic Mentor and Advisor Engineering Affairs

A professor at Syracuse University, where he has been teaching since 1988, recently serving as EECS Department Chair and ECS Interim Dean. 

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Dr Ramakrishna Prasad


Academic Mentor Medical Affairs

A U.S. Board Certified Family Physician and HIV/AIDS specialist & faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh

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Jon Schull


Mentor - Open Innovation and 3D printing

An inspiring public speaker and research scientist who found e-NABLE  & the Enable Community Foundation.

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Executive Team

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Dr. Dayaprasad G Kulkarni


Founder and Director

AarogyaSevak, Public Health Enabler, Connected Humanitarian, Affordable MedTech Catalyst, Integrative Medicine Practitioner, Motivational Speaker

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Dr Bhaskar Rajkumar


Corporate Social Responsibility and Development Guru

A physician by academia, with specialisation in radiology and masters in healthcare administration.

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Ilhaam Ashraf


Volunteer Coordinator

An Intern at BMCRI Ilhaam has been actively volunteering with us for over two years now. 

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Mohan Satyaranjan


Chief Sevak - Technology Projects

BE & MS, IISC Bangalore. 30+ years of multi-national R&D, Product Development, International Business, and Leadership Experience. 

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Poornima Sukumar


Resident Artist & Creative Lead

In-house Artists and Designer - Art for Aarogya Initiative and Lead - Aravani Art Project

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Toby Lamp


Volunteer Liaison North America. 

Toby Lamp is a Registered Nurse from Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. Having worked as an ER Trauma Tech, Medical Support Assistant and LPN, Toby has over 4 years of hands on experience.

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Krishna Karthik


Central New York Regional Coordiator

An engineer from JSS Academy of Technical Education, Bangalore with a Master's degree in Engineering Management from Syracuse University, NY

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Tanisha Das


Social Media, Communication and Outreach Sevak 

Former Senior Sub-Editor, The New Indian Express

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Achuth Desai


Project Assistant - Gift of Hand

Achuth Desai has completed his ITI in fitter trade and is pursuing his diploma in mechanical engineering. 

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Interns

Angela Shizuko Tsuda

Angela Shizuko Tsuda

Intern - Gift of Hand

Angela is a final year medical student at the Federal Flunimense University College of Medicine in Brazil. 


Dr Sushma Srinivas

Dr Sushma Srinivas

Intern - Mental Health Initiative

An ECFMG certified foreign medical graduate who is pursuing career in
psychiatry.


Tsering Dekyi

Tsering Dekyi

Intern - Social Media and Communication

Master of Social Work - Christ Univeristy



Rhema Joseph

Rhema Joseph

Intern - Social media and Communication

A dentist pursuing her masters in Social Work



Past sevaks

Manish Arora

Manish Arora

Chief Technology Sevak

A PhD in applied physics at University of Twente, the Netherlands (2006) and B. Tech (Chemical Engineering) from IIT-Delhi (2002).


Mohan Krishna

Mohan Krishna

                                                                  Managing Sevak – Bangalore

He was associated full time with AarogyaSeva since its inception. He currently Volunteers at the AarogyaSeva Cleveland Chapter.


Meenakshi Singh

Meenakshi Singh

Communication and Arts Sevak

Minakshi Singh is a practicing artist and has acquired a Masters in Art and Media Practice, from the University of Westminster, London, in September, 2011.



Wendy Chan

Wendy Chan

Social media, communication and outreach Fellow

Wendy Chan joined us as part of the January 2016 IDEX fellowship. The IDEX Global Fellows program is a 6 month curriculum.