Meet Our Team

With the most experienced faculty members, ABSMARI ensures the wider spectrum of professional learning ranging from Orthopedics to Sports, Cardiopulmonary, Neurology, Biomechanics, Kinesiology, etc

Assoc. Prof. Remya K R

With 11+ years of experience, Ms Remya is skilled in Neurodevelopmental therapy,Sensory Integration therapy,Motor Re-learning Program and capable of co-ordinating multidisciplinary Rehab Programs

Assoc. Prof. Shahriyar Ahmed

With his diverse experience in Clinical, Sport and Education, Mr. Shahriyar uses his knowledge to train future Physiotherapists 

Assist. Prof. Sonali Jena


Assist. Prof. Pankaj Verma

With his specialisation in Sport Physiotherapy, Mr. Pankaj has worked with renowned organisations like the Indian institute of sports medicine, DLTA organization and LPU

Assist. Prof. Pratikshya Ray

Ms. Pratikshya specialises in Adult Neurosciences with a keen interest in Stroke and Spinal Cord Neuro-Rehabilitation. Her expertise lies in Neurorehabilitation of both adult and paediatric condition in
both acute an chronic conditions.

Assist. Prof. Rashmi Kumari Hembrom

Ms. Rashmi brings 7 years of experience in both clinicals and education with her specialisation in Cardiopulmonary sciences

Assist. Prof. Nidhi Pande

Ms. Nidhi having specialised in OBG/Women’s health is an expert in Antenatal and Postnatal care, Peri and post menopausal care, Fitness, Female Sports rehabilitation and Cancer rehabilitation

Assist. Prof. Gayatri Upasana

Ms. Gayatri is a physiotherapist with specialization in Musculoskeletal and Sports science. She has clinical experience of 2yrs and has previously worked in corporate sector.

Assist. Prof. Harshavardhan

Mr. Harshavardhan holds specialisation in Orthopaedic Manual therapy and his enthusiasm towards helping his patients makes him an eager and driven healthcare professional with the eagerness to teach the next generation

Assist. Prof. Gayathri


International Faculty

Professor Karim Khan

Professor Karim Khan (MD, PhD, MBA) has served the sport & exercise medicine community since the late 1980s as: a clinician and team doctor for non-elite and elite teams, a researcher, a book co-author (Brukner and Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine, 5 editions), and a journal editor (BJSM—British Journal of Sports
Medicine, 2008-2020).
Karim was born in Germany, grew up in Australia, and was recruited to the University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada, in 2000. He learned a great deal while on sabbatical in Norway in 2012 and while he was Director of Research at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital (2013-15). You can find Karim on Twitter @KarimKhan_IMHA.

Professor Evert Verhagen

Evert Verhagen (1976) is a human movement scientist and epidemiologist. He holds a University Research Chair as a full professor at the Department of Public and Occupational Health of the Amsterdam UMC and the Amsterdam Movement Science Research Institute. He is the director of the Amsterdam Collaboration on Health and Safety in Sports (one of the 11 IOC research centers) and director of the Amsterdam Institute of Sports Sciences (AISS). His research revolves around the prevention of sports and physical activity related injuries; including monitoring, cost-effectiveness and implementation issues. He supervises several (inter-)national PhDs and post-docs and has (co-) authored over 250 peer-reviewed publications around these topics.

Clinical Assoc. Professor Cathy Arnot

Dr. Cathy Arnot obtained her entry-level degree from the United States Army-Baylor University Physical Therapy Program in 1990. Since that time she has practiced in a wide variety of settings including military hospitals and outpatient clinics. She received her board certification from the APTA as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist in 2001, Manual Therapy Certification from the University of St. Augustine in 2003 and became a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists in 2005. She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of South Carolina. Her primary responsibilities include research, teaching Manual Therapy (mobilization and manipulation), Dry Needling, Therapeutic Exercise, and Ethics as well as providing coverage for the U.S. Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun Team since 2003.

Professor Lars Engebretsen

Prof. Lars Engebretsen is currently the Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Oslo University Clinic and Head of Medical Sciences in the International Olympic Committee. Professor Engebretsen has published over 400 articles and book chapters, with a citation index (H-index) of 56.
He is among the world’s most productive in clinical, epidemiological and basic science research in the areas of general sports medicine, knee ligaments, cartilage and prevention of sports injuries and illnesses. He has received research grants and awards from many agencies and associations, including the National Institutes of Health, the Norwegian Council for Research in Science and Humanities, the Norwegian Ministry of Health, the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the International Olympic Committee. He and his group have won several research awards around the world, and he was inducted into the AOSSM Hall of Fame in July 2015 and became an ESSKA Honorary member in
2016 and ISAKOS Honorary member in 2017. He received the Nordic Prize in Medicine in 2016.
Prof. Engebretsen is involved with three research groups: Knee ligaments together with May Arna Risberg in Oslo and Robert LaPrade in Vail, Colorado, the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center co-chaired with professor Roald Bahr and emphasizing prevention of injuries and diseases in sports, and the Oslo Cartilage Group, which encompasses research from the cell to rehab after surgery, involving molecular biologists, pathologists, radiologists, physiotherapists and orthopedic surgeons.
In 1997, the cartilage group performed the first knee joint chondrocyte transplantation in Norway. Since then, the group has had major emphasis on translational research. The group works closely with the Stem Cell group led by dr Brinchmann and has optimized chondrocyte and stem cell cultivation while at the same time developing surgical techniques for implantation. Professor Engebretsen has been the President of the Norwegian Sports Medicine Society, the Scandinavian Foundation of Sports Medicine and European Society of Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy (ESSKA).
Prof. Engebretsen is or has been a board member of many other societies including, but not limited to, the Norwegian Society of Sports Medicine, the Scandinavian Foundation of Medicine & Science in Sports, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), the Orthopedic Research Society and International Knee Society. He is the Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (IPHP edition), Associate Editor of Journal of Bone and Joint (the most prestigious journal in orthopedics) and on the editorial board of American Journal of Sports Medicine, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology, and The Knee and is a regular reviewer for all the major orthopedic and sports traumatology journals.

Professor Wayne E Derman

Wayne E Derman is Director and Chair of the Institute of Sport and Exercise Medicine, at the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stellenbosch University. Wayne does research in Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine and Cardiology. Their current project is ‘Injury and Injury Surveillance for athletes with Impairment including the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games settings.

Professor Margo Mountjoy

Dr. Mountjoy is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University Medical School and Regional Assistant Dean of the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University. She is also a clinician scientist – sports medicine physician practicing at the Health + Performance Centre at the University of Guelph, as the Clinical + Academic Director. Dr. Mountjoy works for several International Sports organizations in the field of sports.