About Me

I am a medical professional; I have done my M.B.B.S from a reputed medical college of India – Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. I have done my specialisation in Sports Medicine from Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports, Patiala. In addition, I have participated in competitive sports at various levels, including All India Inter-University and Senior National levels, which have given me firsthand experience in exercise and physical fitness programs. This unique combination of professional qualifications and participation in competitive sports has enabled me to establish myself as a trusted Health, Wellness, and Fitness expert. I served in the Indian Army for about 29 years holding various clinical and administrative appointments. The organisation offered me a rich experience in a variety of areas while working in some of the very challenging conditions. To pursue my keen interest in the field of ‘health and wellness’, I took premature retirement from the Army in Nov 2016.

In view of the fact that Lifestyle diseases are the leading killers globally, accounting for almost 71% of all deaths, my chosen field of work is ‘the role of exercise and nutrition in health and disease’ and I excel in the prevention, management and rehabilitation of Lifestyle diseases (including obesity, heart diseases, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and lifestyle concerns) through a holistic health approach. My main area of interest is the management of overweight and obesity – colloquially known as the “mother of all diseases”. To hone my skills in the management of obesity, I have attended “Obesity Management Workshop for Health Professionals” conducted by internationally renowned faculty at ‘The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise and Eating Disorders’,  the University of Sydney, Australia.  I am SCOPE (Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education) Certified…the only Internationally recognised certification in obesity management by the World Obesity Federation.

I have a strong belief in sharing my experience and expertise with a view to making a difference in the lives of people. To help people benefit from my long experience and expertise in the field of health and wellness, I am presently writing a book titled “Prevention of Lifestyle Diseases – the Silent Killers.” To educate people about the Holistic Health approaches with a view to attain freedom from a life of protracted ill-health, improve quality of life, and achieve healthy ageing, I have recently started a blog https://dryatendrayadav.com. After completing my book, I plan to start Wellness Centres which will provide people with an opportunity to learn and practice various holistic health approaches to achieve wellness.

Expertise

    • Prevention and management of overweight and obesity, including its comorbidities (i.e. associated diseases or disorders).
    • Prevention and rehabilitation of lifestyle diseases – heart diseases, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and lifestyle cancers, through holistic health care.
    • Reversing heart disease through holistic health care.
    • Customised exercise prescription for chronic diseases such as arthritis, back pain etc.
    • Customised exercise prescription for special population groups such as children & adolescents and older adults.
    • Customised exercise prescription for women during pregnancy and after delivery.Contact me

Education

  • M.B; B.S. Dec. 1987 Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.
  • ‘Diploma in Sports Medicine’, 1995 Netaji Subhash National Institute of Sports, Patiala.
  • ‘Post Graduate Dip in Health Care Management’, 2011, Baba Bhim Rao Ambedkar Univ.

Professional Training and Courses

(a)  Attended the workshop on ‘Obesity Management Workshop for Health Professionals’ at ‘The Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders’, the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

(b) ‘FIMS Team Physician Development Course’ conducted by the ‘Federation Internationale De Medicine Sportive’.

(c) ‘Doping Control Officer’ Training Course, conducted by Sports Authority of India.

Professional affiliations

Member ‘Indian Association of Sports Medicine’ and ‘Indian Federation of Sports Medicine’.

Publications

(a) Role of Ultrasound Therapy in the Treatment of Stress Fractures. Medical Journal Armed Forces India 2000; 56 (2): 95 – 98.

(b) Obesity a Modern Day Plague. MJAFI 2002; 58(1): 60 -65.

(c) Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability. Medical Journal Armed Forces India 2002; 58 (1): 95 – 96.

(d) Peculiar Phenomenon in a Case of Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder. Medical Journal Armed Forces India 2004; 60 (3): 292 – 294.

(e) Exercise in the Management of Coronary Artery Disease. Medical Journal Armed Forces India 2007; 63 (4): 357 – 361.

(f) Role of Ultrasound Therapy in the Healing of Tibial Stress Fractures. Medical Journal Armed Forces India 2008; 64: 234- 236.

Book

Presently writing a book on “Prevention of Lifestyle Diseases: the Silent Killers” – through Holistic Lifestyles.

Research Projects: 02 – Under the auspices of ‘Armed Forces Medical Research Committee’ (Sponsored by DRDO).

(a) Does Ultrasound Therapy Expedite The Healing Process In Stress Fractures Enabling Early Return To Training?

(b) A Study of the Fitness Status and Prevalence of Lifestyle Diseases in the Troops in the Station and Correlation between the Two. Also to Study the Impact of Lifestyle Modification on Fitness Status and Lifestyle Diseases.

Paper presentation in International Conferences: 12th Asian Federation of Sports Medicine Congress.

  • Presented a paper on the Prevalence rate of Lifestyle diseases in Armed Forces.
  • In the main congress, gave a presentation on prevention of Lifestyle Diseases.

Training Films: 02 – Produced in collaboration with ‘Armed Forces Film & Photo Division, Min of Defence, New Delhi.

(a) Stress Fractures in Armed Forces – Management Protocol.

(b) Talent Identification and Monitoring for Sports.

Major Sports achievements

(a) Represented the University of Poona in ‘Best Physique’ & ‘Weight Lifting’ at All India Inter-University Championship at Mysore – 1986-87.         Won IV position in Best Physique.

(b)  “Maharashtra Shree 1985” Best Physique Contest – IIIrd

(c) Pune Distt Wt Lifting Championship 1985 – IIIrd

(d)  Represented the state of Uttar Pradesh at the ‘25th Senior National Body-Building championship 1986’ held at Chennai.

(e)  Western Command Best Physique contest – 1991 – Ist; Captained Western Command Best Physique team at the ‘Inter-Services Best Physique’ contest – 1991.

(f) Western Command Best Physique contest – 1992 – IIIrd.

(g)  Awarded ‘College Colours’ in Weight Lifting – 1985-86.

(h) Awarded ‘College Blues’ in Weight Lifting – 1986-87.

(i) Awarded ‘Best Sportsman’ trophy of Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, for two consecutive years – 1985-86 & 1986-87.

Professional Work experience

(a)   Worked as a ‘Medical Officer’ with the various units/hospitals of the Indian Army 1987 – 93.

(b)   Raised and Commanded the ‘Sports Medicine Centre’ at Artillery Centre, Hyderabad, Nov 1995 – May 99. Provided sports medicine cover to the various teams of Regiment of Artillery & various ‘Boys Sports Companies.’

(d)   Regimental Medical Officer (Sports Med Specialist), Army Institute of Physical Training, Pune. Nov. 2001 – Aug. 2005 – Instructor in ‘Sports Sciences’ for various sports courses.

(e)   Officer Commanding, Sports Medicine Centre, Lucknow.  Aug 2005 – Oct 2007.  Provided sports medicine cover to the 12 Army Nodal Centres, 18 Central Command nodes, and 06 Boys Sports Companies, comprising various ‘team’ and ‘individual’ sports.

(f) Established and Commanded the Sports Medicine Centre at BEG & Centre Roorkee, Apr 2008 – Mar 2010.

Administrative experience

 (a) Commanded a Field Hospital, in ‘intense counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism’ operations area on the Line of Control, in Northern Sector w.e.f Mar 2010 till 14 Jul 2012…Hospital provided medical cover to large no of Battalions deployed on the Line of Control, in Northern Sector.

(b) Senior Registrar & Officer Commanding Troops, Military Hospital Shillong (250 bedded, multi-speciality hosp) w.e.f 15 Jul 2012 till Sep 2015.

(c) Colonel Medical (Colonel Medical is the Head of Medical Services in a Division) of an Infantry Division, w.e.f Sep 2015 till Oct 2016. Was responsible for providing medical cover to a large no of Army Units, with a total population of about 30000, spread over 05 different military stations.

Foreign Missions

      Deputy Assistant Director Medical Services (DADMS), Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT), Bhutan, Oct. 1999 – Nov. 2001 – Coordinated the medical services of IMTRAT.

Medical Cover in various Games:

National Games

(i)   Member of the “Anti-Dope Commission” for the Punjab National Games, Dec 2001.

(ii)  Dope Control Officer, 51st Inter-Services Weight Lifting Championship held at 3 BRD, Air Force, Chandigarh, Dec. 2007.

(iii) Dope Control Officer, 52nd Inter-Services Weight Lifting Championship held at 1 STC, Jabalpur, Dec. 2008.

(iv) Member Medical Commission, Boxing, 42nd Youth National Boxing Championship, Coimbatore (TN). 02-07 Jun 09.

(v) Member Medical Commission, Boxing. 4th Junior National Women Boxing Championship, Patna (Bihar). 10 – 14 Nov 09.

International Games

(i) 4th CISM Military World Games, Hyderabad Oct 2007.

– Team Physician – Indian Athletics Contingent.

– Member Medical Commission – Boxing

(ii) III Commonwealth Youth Games Pune (India) 2008. Member Boxing Medical Commission.