National Secretary, Society for Emergency Medicine India
Editor in chief – Health Quality Up gradation by Enabling Space Technology ( HEALTH – QUEST)
Dr. Saravana Kumar completed his Emergency Medicine Training from India and MBA in Hospital Management from BITS,Pilani.
He is the current GM and Unit Head of Dr Mehta’s Hospitals Chennai and leads Quality and patient safety across the organization and a Consultant in Emergency Medicine at Dr Mehta’s Hospitals, Chennai. He started his carrier at Dr Mehta’s as Head of Emergency Department.
Dr. Saravanakumar is currently the National Secretary of Society for Emergency Medicine India (SEMI)
Having gained his Quality & Patient safety training experience from Consortium of Accredited Health care Organizations, India (CAHO) and Association of Healthcare Providers India (AHPI) he was instrumental in designing and bringing EM standards quality training program, Disaster life support program, National Cardiac life support training programs by SEMI and CAHO and Implemented a Fellowship in Emergency Medicine certification course under SEMI in 2009 for which he was awarded as “Pioneer in SEMI academics”.
He is also the editor in chief of health QUEST – first of its kind EM safety guidelines for India drafted from quality best practices of Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)
He continues to work towards improving governance and quality control in EM and beyond and was awarded “Young Quality Achiever 2018” award by Consortium of Accredited Healthcare Organizations, India in 2018 for his work towards patient safety and quality Improvement.
He is an active member of International Federation of Emergency Medicine Special Interest Groups for Quality and patient safety and is working towards sensitizing Indian EM departments in quality and patient safety.
Have various awards and publications to his credit and has delivered multiple guests lecture in Quality, Patient Safety, Health policy in patient safety, Technology in health care across India and Abroad.