Dr. Ramesh I Kapadia, MRCP (cardiology) FRCP (Edin.), a distinguished Professor of Medicine and a successful consultant, combines the wisdom of East and knowledge of mainstream western medicine; a rare combination of a physician and a philosopher. Ever since he started practicing cardiology in 1964, Dr. Kapadia was seeking an affordable successful approach to the complex problem of Coronary Heart Disease. He came to know of Dr. Dean Ornish's programme in the management of CHD in 1991. He started Universal Healing Programme for Coronary Heart Disease at Ahmedabad on October 2, 1991. Since that time thousands of patients have participated in his programme. The Programme not only heals the coronaries but also heals the individual as a whole so it is called Universal Healing Programme.
He has been widely felicitated for his missionary work. With the background of consulting experience in conventional medicine over a period of more than four decades, Dr. Kapadia looks upon Universal Healing Programme, not as an alternative, but as an essential complementary component, in total management of Coronary Heart Disease. He is the author of eight books about the Universal Healing Programme and its impact on coronary heart disease and life in general. They are published by Navajivan Publishing House, Ahmedabad India, founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1919. Dr. Kapadia has given lectures at many conferences and seminars. He delivered the prestigious Dr. Kempner Memorial Lecture at Duke University, USA in June 1994. He was invited as a Resource Person to deliver a talk on Universal Healing Programme in holistic management of Coronary Heart Disease, at CAMHADD/WHO International Consultative Workshop held at Bangalore, India, in November 2001. He has also published a *paper on his work in prestigious journal, Proceedings of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, UK.
His son, Samir, an interventional cardiologist, Samir's wife Manasvee, an ophthalmologist and daughter, Bina, a lecturer in English literature , her husband Pranav Mehta a software engineer with Intel live in the USA.
R. I. Kapadia, The Conservative Management of Coronary Heart Disease,
Proc. Royal College of Physicians Edin 1997; 27: 554-558
Dr. Ramesh Kapadia has been awarded Adjunct Professorship in centre of Science and Nonviolence of Gujarat Vidyapith founded by Mahatma Gandhi in 1920.
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