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Meet Our Team

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

Nidhi Pande


Possessing expertise in Female Sports Rehabilitation, Cancer rehabilitation, Antenatal and Post-natal care, etc., Prof. Nidhi Avinash Pande was also an active participant in the ‘National conference on Physiotherapy in Women’s Health Current Practice Guidelines’. At ABSMARI, she is be working as Assistant Professor under the Dept. of Community Physiotherapy.

Pratikshya Ray


Prof. Pratikshya Ray carries hands-on expertise in Neuro-rehabilitation of both adult and pediatric conditions. While pursuing education in the field of Physiotherapy, She was the part of National Physiotherapy Seminar and secured First Prize for her dissertation related to balance improvement in Stroke.
At ABSMARI, she is working as Assistant Professor under the Dept. of Neuro-Sciences Physiotherapy.

Gayatri Acharya


Prof. Gayatri Upasana Acharya carries more than 2 years of experience as a consultant physiotherapist specialized in handling musculoskeletal and sports injury cases. At ABSMARI, she is working as Assistant Professor under Dept. of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy.

Remya K. R.

Associate Professor

Prof. Remya K.R. carries more than 11 years of experience in Neurodevelopmental Therapy, Sensory Integration therapy, Motor Re-learning Program etc. and adequate expertise in teaching physiotherapy education at renowned institutions! At ABSMARI, she is working as Associate Professor under the Dept. of Neuro-Sciences Physiotherapy.

Rashmi Kumari Hembrom

Assistant Professor

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

Sonali Jena

Assistant Professor

Prof. Sonali Jena carries hands-on expertise in the management of traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, acute and chronic stroke, and post-surgery rehabilitation techniques. At ABSMARI, she works as an Associate Professor under the Departments of Electro-Therapeutics and Electro-Diagnosis & Neuro-Sciences Physiotherapy.

Shahriyar Ahmed

Associate Professor

Prof. Asifuzzaman Shahriyar Ahmed is a certified osteopathy manipulation therapist and ex-principal of Kakatiya College of physiotherapy, Warangal, Telangana. At ABSMARI, He is working as Associate Professor under the Dept. of Musculoskeletal & Sports Physiotherapy.


Assistant Professor

Prof. Harshavardhan S carries certifications and hands-on experience in physiotherapy techniques like dry needling, athletic shoulder rehabilitation, management of lower limb sports injury etc. He has also worked as a lead physiotherapist at the Karnataka State 1st Muay Thai Competition! At ABSMARI, he is be working as Assistant Professor under the Dept. of Electro-Therapeutics and Electro-Diagnosis

Pankaj Verma

Assistant Professor

Prof. Pankaj Verma is a certified Sports Physiotherapist having years of experience as an ex-assistant professor and sports coordinator at one of the renowned Universities of India. Apart from teaching he has also worked as On-Field Physical Therapist. At ABSMARI, he is working as Assistant Professor under the Dept. of Movement Sciences!

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).

Professor Evert Verhagen

Evert Verhagen (1976) is a human movement scientist and epidemiologist. He holds a University Research Chair as a 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).

Clinical Assoc. Professor Cathy Arnot

Dr. Cathy Arnot 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. She is currently a Clinical Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of South Carolina.

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.

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.