Sumair Mitroo brings an impressive range of education, research, and proven business experience as CEO with Larasan. He graduated with a degree in Chemistry from Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). As part of a Biochemistry research team at CWRU he assisted in the publication of an article in the NY Academy of Science in November 1989.
Thereafter, Sumair decided to embark on a career in business and subsequently established a successful sales career with many companies. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Mitroo started in sales in the medical supplies industry with International Medical Supply, Inc. and rose to the rank of V.P. Between 1993 and 1997,Mr.Mitroo spearheaded several joint venture and international license technology collaborations between companies in USA and India as V.P. of Macro International, Inc. From 1998 to 2002, he worked for Geac Computer Corporation (NASDAQ: GEAC; TSE: GAC), and WorldCom/MCI. In 2003, Sumair started Mitroo Networks And Communications, Inc., a telecom sales agency involved in providing voice and data solutions for companies worldwide, and in 2004, he started Ashoretree Services, Inc., to help organizations with outsourcing, subcontracting, or in-sourcing their marketing and BPO (Business Process Outsourcing).
Mr.Mitroo has been a consultant for business development for several firms. His experience and creativity in utilizing technology and people to provide goal driven solutions has been instrumental for many companies. Mr.Mitroo has a wide range of contacts that he can readily engage to form synergistic licensing and marketing campaigns for Larasan Pharmaceutical Corporation.
Dr. Deepak Santram, M.D.
Dr. Deepak Santram, M.D., has an impressive blend of medical practice, teaching/advisor, and research/consulting experience. After receiving his M.D. from Maulana Azad Medical College of Delhi University, India, in 1966, Dr. Santram completed postgraduate studies in India and then in the USA for both internal medicine and cardiology. He served as Chief of Medicine, Chief of Special Care, and Chief of Cardiology at SCCMC in West Grove, PA from 1973 to 1982 and has since continued a practice in both internal medicine and cardiology in West Grove, PA and adjoining areas.
Dr. Santram has substantial experience in advisory and teaching capacities. Since, 2002, Dr. Santram has been a Physician Advisor in the Utilization/Care Departments for both Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove, PA and Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville, PA. Since 2003, he has served as Clinical Assistant Professor with the Physician Assistant Program for Drexel University, College of Nursing and Health Professions.
Dr. Santram has been independently conducting clinical trials and also serving as a medical consultant for pharmaceutical companies and medical technology companies. In 1984, he established the Santram Medical Associates Research Center and has since completed 65 research studies, including two for the National Institute of Health. Dr. Santram has a proven track record of coordinating a medical practice along with a research and consultancy company that will help Larasan in many ways.
John R. George
COO Investor Relations, Director
Mr. George has had a key role with Larasan since the beginning and has been appointed Vice President of Investor Relations for Larasan. For the past 30 years, Mr. George held key executive management positions in several capacities including investor relations, marketing, sales, manufacturing, publishing, construction and education. Mr. George held the position of Senior Vice President and Co-founder of NutraXchange, Inc., a B2B / Bricks and Mortar Company headquartered in Tampa, Florida, specializing in the nutraceutical realm.
Mr. George was also founder/President of Adult Management Corporation, which designed and developed adult living facilities. As Co-founder and Secretary of Burrito Factory Licensing Group, Inc., a company with exclusive rights to license and franchise East Coast Burrito Factory restaurants worldwide, Mr. George oversaw the business development process.
In addition, Mr. George held the position of Treasurer for The National Centre for Handicapped Rights, Inc., a lobbying organization for handicapped amenities including, handicapped accessible buildings, curbs, and parking.
Mr. George was the founder/publisher/Editor and Chief for magazines in Florida and Kentucky, including a magazine for the Kentucky Derby, and Secretary / Treasurer of Medical Hair Institute, Inc., comprised of several clinics for medical hair restoration in Florida
Mr. George earned his undergraduate and Masters Degree from Western Kentucky University and served honorably in Vietnam, receiving the Purple Heart.
R. Sirish Kumar
API, Formulation and Bio-Equivalence; Director
Mr. Kumar is the CEO of Larasan’s Pharmaceutical Partner in India, RA Chem Pharma Ltd., and he is also on the Board Of Directors at Larasan. Mr. Kumar has been a successful entrepreneur for the past 7 years and besides being the CEO, he is also the Founder and Director of RA Chem Pharma Ltd., an integrated pharmaceutical and health care company. The company has presence in API, Solid Dosage Forms and Clinical & Bio Equivalence Studies. He also holds the position of Director & CEO Of the Formulation and Bio-Equivalence Divisions. Furthermore, Mr. Kumar is also one of the founding partners of Laxmi RA Holdings & Investments Pvt. Ltd., with whom Larasan has recently signed a joint development, manufacturing, and marketing agreement.
Mr. Kumar has over 12 years of experience in Marketing, Business Development, Strategic Planning with leading Pharmaceutical Companies such as Bayer (India), NATCO Pharma Ltd., Nichloas Piramal (India) Ltd. – now a part of Abbot (USA), and Alembic Ltd. Within these companies, he has held positions with them ranging from General Manager (Marketing), General Manager (Business Development), Vice President Global Marketing and Business Development, and Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. Kumar has a B.E (Hon). Chemical Engineering; M.Sc (Hon). Chemistry – BITS Pilani, and Master of Management Studies – University of Mumbai, Sydenham College of Management.
Bernard L. Katz
Vice President Pharmaceutical Research, Director
Bernard Katz brings to Larasan 40 years experience in all aspects of the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Katz developed the initial concept and compounded the initial prototype for controlled released analgesics, primarily the aspirin.
He has extensive knowledge in the areas of pharmacology, health care markets, franchising, structuring of chain pharmacy operations, design, research, health care organizations, medical studies and product studies regarding viability, statistics for prevention, treatment, and intake methods. Furthermore, Mr. Katz has additional skills in marketing, budgeting, finance, high-level management, and business practices.
Mr. Katz is highly respected in the Canadian Pharmaceutical Industry, having held the following positions: Board member of the Ontario Pharmacists Association, Chairman of the Board of the Ontario Chain Drug Association, Vice President of Pharma Plus Drug Marts, (a leading Canadian Pharmacy chain), President of the Executive Board of the Metropolitan Toronto Pharmacists Association and Chairman of the Pharmaceutical Practices Committee. Mr. Katz was an Ex-officio member of all committees for Shopper’s Drug Mart Chain, Canada’s largest drug store chain, and founded all of the committees, including the Board of Management.
Mr. Katz was a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, for dispensing laboratory students. In addition, he has been the recipient of awards from the North York (Toronto) City Council, Knights of Malta for the development and institution of programs for medical aid to victims of war in Sarajevo, and the A.H. Robins Bowl of Hygeia Award for outstanding service.
Mr. Katz earned his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (B.S. Phm.) at the University of Toronto, Canada.
Development and Advisory Board
The Larasan Professional Advisory Board and Development Committee also include the Scientists involved in product development and individuals who are expected to make significant contributions to the Company operations.
Dr. Bob Arnot
Chief Education Officer
As Larasan’s Chief Education Officer, Dr. Bob Arnot works with Larasan to provide valuable information to people on how they can reduce pain in their lives with Larasan’s products. Larasan will also produce informative documercials (documentary style promotional videos) with Bob Arnot Productions, Dr. Bob Arnot’s Production company, to demonstrate how we can make a difference in the lives of the unfortunate through humanitarian efforts.
Dr. Bob Arnot is a physician and international humanitarian with a hunger for knowledge and a desire to introduce audiences to important issues and exotic locations around the world. From the genocide in Darfur to the crises in the Middle East, Dr. Arnot has seen it all and guides audiences through a firsthand look at major international issues.
Dr. Arnot is one of the most recognized names in medical and health professions, having served as the former chief medical editor and special foreign correspondent for NBC News. As a special correspondent, Dr. Arnot has covered numerous world-changing events, including the Gulf War, Iraq War, and wars in Somalia, Sudan, Rwanda, and Kosovo. He has reported on epidemic diseases from Ebola in Central Africa to AIDS in Zimbabwe, Botswana, and Malawi, to cholera in Bangladesh, Somalia, and Turkey. He has also reported from Pakistan prior to the United States’ military response to the September 11 terrorist attacks. He has reported extensively on the threat of terrorism and strongly believes in humanitarian campaigns against terror as a way to break down worldwide terrorist organizations, their cells, and military training camps.
Dr. Arnot is devoted to educating audiences about international humanitarian issues. He believes that by traveling the world and exposing viewers to foreign conflicts and human devastation, audiences will be inspired to become humanitarians themselves. Dr. Arnot serves on the Board of Directors of both Save the Children and the United States High Commission for Refugees and uses his work with these organizations to educate and influence world leaders and average citizens, in the hopes that they will contribute to humanitarian efforts.
For his work in the media, Dr. Arnot has won an Alfred I. DuPont Award for his insider’s look at the use and abuse of crack cocaine for the program 48 Hours on Crack Street and an Overseas Press Club Award for NBC’s team coverage of the floods in Mozambique.
A native of Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Arnot received a Bachelor of Science degree from Dartmouth College in 1972 and a medical degree from McGill University. He began his medical career as the Founder and Chief of the Lake Placid Medical Center, where he not only served as administrator but also as the physician for the 1977-1980 US Ski Team and the 1980 Winter Olympic Games. He continues to be an active member of the US Ski Team’s Board of Directors. From 1980-1984, Dr. Arnot served as National Medical Director of the National Emergency Service, where he was responsible for the education and quality control of 25,000 physicians in 116 hospitals across the country, and for the planning and implementation of emergency services.
A successful author, Dr. Arnot has published ten books, including his most recent, Seven Steps to Stop a Heart Attack. His other books include: Sports Selection, a comprehensive sports science book; The Best Medicine, a book which gives concrete, practical advice on how to receive the best medical treatment possible; Dr. Bob Arnot’s Guide to Turning Back the Clock, a complete fitness program for men featuring nutrition, sports, and exercise; Dr. Bob Arnot’s Revolutionary Weight Control Program, a groundbreaking step-by-step diet program; The Breast Cancer Prevention Diet; The Biology of Success, a book which focuses on the role that positive mental energy plays in living a successful and satisfying life; The Prostate Cancer Protection Plan, the Healthy Breast Cook Book, and Wear and Tear: Stop the Pain and Put the Spring Back in Your Body.
Arthur C. Pulitzer
Director of Distribution
Born on Feb. 1, 1944 to Samuel Clarence Pulitzer and Sylvia Copeland Pulitzer, Arthur Clarence Pulitzer brings a wealth of business experience and contacts to assist Larasan in product distribution. Mr. Pulitzer graduated from Isidore Newman High School in 1961 and graduated from Tulane University in 1964 with degrees in History in Languages before joining the family business.
Arthur worked full time at Wembley Industries, his family’s business, from 1964 to 1994. Wembley Industries was started by Arthur’s father and uncle in 1925 and became the largest necktie manufacturer in the world. Mr. Pulitzer’s responsibilities at Wembley included all merchandising, styling, sales, and marketing. Mr. Pulitzer grew the company from $6 million in sales to $80 million with a worldwide distribution network.
Thereafter, Mr. Pulitzer pursued creative and other non-profit work. He was a partner in Jimmy Pertuit and Associates Advertising and later Alford Advertising in New Orleans.
He has served with the following non-profit associations:
- New Orleans Center For the Creative Arts
- President of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation
- Chairman of the Music Commission for the State of Louisiana
- The Beautiful Foundation
- Audubon Park Commission
- New Orleans Development Services
- University Of New Orleans Foundation
- Contemporary Art Center
- Science Technology Engineering and Math Committee for New Orleans
- WWOF Radio
- New Orleans Jewish Welfare Federation
- New Orleans Jewish Children’s Services
- Co-founder of the Horizon Initiative (after hurricane Katrina), which formulated how New Orleans needed to change in order to succeed. This initiative was accepted by the mayor and constituted a 17-person board, 6 of which are in charge of city planning, zoning, etc. The initiative brought 200 of the top people on the city together to realize the positive changes we see today.
Currently, Mr. Pulitzer is an active real estate developer in Louisiana, Mississippi, Florida, and California, and he is an entrepreneur with an interest in many businesses. His high-level contacts with many well-known distribution channels will be very helpful in establishing Larasan’s products in the marketplace.
International Distribution and Humanitarian Causes
Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada and CEO of Frontier Canada Inc, is a fiercely vocal and internationally renowned champion for gender equality and women’s social, economic and political empowerment. She spearheads the initiative of corporate growth in relation to humanitarian development. A successful business woman and a dedicated humanitarian, Ms. Jiwani has combined her business skills, leadership and passion for women’s rights to raise the profile and promote the work of UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. She has served at the acclaimed global agency Aga Khan Council for Canada, working with refugee women, and has earned accolades for her efforts to strengthen the economic capacity of women.
Ms. Jiwani will join the board to facilitate introduction of Larasan’s Bug Patch®, a transdermal insect repellant patch, along with its analgesic products, to third world countries, particularly Africa, where she has done extensive humanitarian work.
Director of Communications and Marketing Strategy
Sue Kiner has more than 25 years of experience in corporate strategy, marketing and management. She has assisted blue chip and entrepreneurial companies and government agencies within the U.S. and abroad. She brings a unique blend of strategy and creativity to each project. Her specialty is product development and positioning.
Kiner began her career in New York for a top 10 advertising agency and worked within the advertising business for 13 years, rising to vice president. She managed media, creative, research and public relations teams within agencies for a variety of clients, including Helene-Curtis, Ragold (German-based candy company), Sara Lee, AMF Tennis, Alberto-Culver, Allied Van Lines, and Procter & Gamble.
Kiner segued to management consulting and worked as a senior consultant for The Chicago Group, procuring proprietary information and evaluating the feasibility of new products and segments for clients such as The World Bank, Commonwealth Edison and Bass Pro Shops. Through Indochine Partners, Kiner was contracted to work in Viet Nam for the US Commerce Department and analyze market viability and export opportunities for American firms. Kiner moved to Morris-Anderson, a national crisis and turnaround firm as Corporate Strategy & Marketing specialist. A dozen engagements were completed, assisting in reviving or overhauling business, sometimes in asset sale or acquisition.
Kiner moved to London and continued to assist Morris-Anderson and other firms on a project basis. She was one of four people invited to Istanbul by the Council for Promoting Turkey to present to 50 key government officials.
In addition, Kiner founded the Chicago Film Critics Association and executive produced the Chicago Film Critics Awards show for 11 years, drawing 500+attendees and a variety of top Hollywood celebrities, such as Oliver Stone, Denzel Washington and Tom Hanks. She won several awards for a documentary she co-wrote and co-produced. She organized XMBA, a successful alumni gathering of 555 people in London.
Kiner holds a MBA from Kellogg School of Management and BS from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
Rochelle K. Seide, Ph.D., J.D.
Business Affairs & Intellectual Property
Dr. Rochelle Seide received her B.S. in Bacteriology and Botany from Syracuse University (1968), her M.S. in Biology/Immunology from Long Island University (1974) and her Ph.D. in Human Genetics from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York (1977). Dr. Seide was an instructor and assistant professor of Medical Genetics and Microbiology at the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine from 1977 to 1985. During that time, she attended The University of Akron School of Law and received her Juris Doctor degree in 1984 and was a member of The University of Akron Law Review.
Dr. Seide began her law career in 1985 as an associate attorney with the law firm, Brumbaugh, Graves, Donohue and Raymond. She left Brumbaugh in 1988 to work at other firms, but returned in 1993 and was named a partner in 1997. Brumbaugh merged with BakerBotts, LLP in 1997 and Dr. Seide became head of the firm’s biotechnology practice, resident in the New York office. In 2004, she became a partner with Arent Fox, LLP in New York (practicing in the IP and life sciences groups) and from 2008 to 2009, she was Senior Counsel with Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner. From 2009-2011 she served as Vice President, Intellectual Property, at Biovail Corporation (now Valeant Pharmaceuticals International) where she headed the company’s IP department and reported directly to the company’s Executive Committee, including the CEO, COO and General Counsel. She was recently (part-time) Vice President, Intellectual Property & Business Affairs, Sancillio & Company, Inc. in Riviera Beach, FL and is currently a consultant on legal and life sciences-related matters.
Dr. Seide has over 26 years of experience as a patent attorney, with the majority of it focused in the life sciences industry. Her experience in private practice encompassed all facets of patent law, including business analysis, patent litigation, due diligence, clearance opinions, patent strategies, IP audits and portfolio management, patent prosecution, licensing and other transactional matters. She obtained patents in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, and pharmaceuticals for a variety of clients.
While at Biovail (Valeant), as a member of the senior management team (reporting to the CEO and other members of the company’s Executive Committee), she represented the company in all significant transactional matters and prepared, reviewed, revised documents and led negotiation or otherwise contributed to the negotiation of all transactions, including acquisitions, joint ventures and licensing agreements related to the company’s Intellectual Property and other assets. Dr. Seide also reviewed new market opportunities, and led and managed Intellectual Property due diligence investigations and provided opinions relating thereto. She also actively managed and oversaw all of the company’s IP-related litigation in the US and Canada (including negotiating settlements and other agreements), conducted IP audits and portfolio management and supervised in-house team and external counsel on patent mapping and landscape analyses for significant company assets and identified and managed the company’s IP and contractual risks, enabling compliance with all applicable laws, corporate policies and contractual obligations.
While in private practice, Dr. Seide was listed in the Chambers USA Guides, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business from 2004-2009 and in the Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers from 2004-2006. She was also listed in Best Lawyers in America from 2004-2006 and selected as a New York Super Lawyer from 2006-2008.
Dr. Seide was a member of the board of directors of the National Inventors Hall of Fame and is a member of the board of the BioJudiciary Project, a not-for-profit venture of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), which was established to provide education to the judiciary on biotechnology. She also served on the Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in Genomic and Protein Research and Innovation of the National Academy of Science, which issued a report: “Reaping the Benefits of Genomic and Proteomic Research” in 2006.
Dr. Seide is a frequent invited author and speaker on IP and Life Sciences issues at legal and business conferences. Dr. Seide is a native of Bronx, New York and currently resides in Boca Raton, Florida.
Athletic Performance, Brand Recognition, and Endorsements
Tim Grover and his company Attack Athletics (www.attackathletics.com) are preeminent in the field of athletic performance. Tim has built a solid reputation for himself and his company over the past 20 years by conditioning world-class athletes and improving their performance. As a former NCAA Division 1 basketball player, Mr. Grover is widely recognized for his understanding of mental and physical disciplines to create success for professional athletes, including Hall Of Fame clientele like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, and Hakeem Olajuwon. His current clients include NBA champions Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade.
Mr. Grover’s contribution to Larasan will cover the following areas: brand name recognition, media and other relationships, product testing, and new endorsements. Mr. Grover is the owner and CEO of Attack Athletics, which boasts a cutting edge 65,000 sq. ft. facility in Chicago, Illinois, including 4 NBA sized basketball courts, seating for 1,000 people, a 10,000 sq. ft. weight room, and 4 locker rooms. Tim will be recommending Larasan’s to help improve his performance regiment for his clients. Furthermore, Tim has existing relationships with well-known media outlets and nationwide retail chains and to help Larasan advertise and sell its products.
Currently, Larasan can utilize the following statement in the promotion of its transdermal analgesic product line.
“When Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Dwyane Wade needed to get stronger, faster and fitter they all turned to Tim Grover and his Attack Athletics training philosophy. For over twenty years Tim has trained many of the professional and amateur elite from around the world and made them better. Tim is further enhancing his training program by introducing Larasan’s products to his clientele.”
Mr. Grover has been recognized as one of the leading sports enhancement specialists since 1989. Tim speaks to audiences worldwide on fitness and motivational themes, and his latest trip was in July 2011 when he travelled to China with Kobe Bryant.
Tim received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Science from the University of Illinois-Chicago. He was inducted into the UIC Hall of Fame with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.
Director of Sports Performance Marketing
Richard Centerbar has had a lifetime of professional tennis and teaching experience. A former professional tennis player, Richard was ranked No. 3 nationally in the USPTA 50 years and over. He also used to play professional team tennis for Timindorff Germany for two years. Richard also ran and hosted various high level tennis prize money championships. He is a former USPTA Florida division President, including 1600 tennis professionals, 7 board members, and 19 district presidents.
Mr. Centerbar currently serves on the USPTA National Executive Committee representing the Florida division. Additionally, he currently serves on both the USPTA Florida and National Nominating Committees.
As the current Director of Tennis at the Prestigious Boca Grove Plantation in Boca Raton, Florida (now in its 28th year), he is introducing Larasan’s Sports And Performance line of products to numerous professional tennis pros and tennis enthusiasts.
J. Rajender Rao
Mr. Rao is one of the founders of RA Chem Pharma and is a partner in Laxmi RA Holdings & Investments Pvt. Ltd. (the holding company of RA Chem Pharma). Since co-founding RA Chem Pharma with Mr. R. Sirish Kumar (who is on Larasan’s Board Of Directors), Mr. Rao has been driving the growth of the company and has been responsible for business development, sales of API’s, and finances of all the three division of RA Chem Pharma.
Previous to his role within RA Chem Pharma, Mr. Rao promoted RA Interchem Pvt. Ltd., in 1998 and RA Chemicals Intermediates Pvt., Ltd., in 1999. Both these companies were then merged into RA Chem Pharma Limited at a later date. Mr. Rao’s major activity was in the area of sourcing of pharmaceuticals and manufacture of pharmaceuticals. Through the years 1996-1998, Mr. Rao was the Head of Business Development & Logistics for Nicholas Piramal India Ltd., one of the top ten pharmaceutical companies in India. With Nicholas Piramal, Mr. Rao was responsible for coordination of factory operations, business development, and monitoring of purchase of critical raw materials. And through the years 1993-1995, Mr. Rao was with Reliance Industries Ltd. and was responsible for exports of products made at Hazira factory (Surat). He reported directly to the Vice President (SBU Head) of Reliance Industries Ltd. Reliance Industries Ltd. is a Fortune Global 500 company and is the largest private sector company in India.
Mr. Rao has a Post Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (PGDIT) from the Indian Institute Of Foreign Trade and a Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) from Osmania University.
S. V. Krishna Prasad
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing & Clinical Research Services
Mr. Prasad brings a broad range of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing and clinical research services to Larasan. Based in Hyderabad, India, Mr. Prasad is also CEO & Director of Cito Healthcare (P) Ltd., which has been established with the objective of providing services to the pharmaceutical industry in procurement of materials, training of manpower, placement of manpower, facilitating clinical trial projects including third party monitoring services, representing clients at national and international locations and such other allied services. Mr. Prasad is also Advisor for Marketing & Business Development with RA Chem Pharma Ltd., and facilitated the business partnership between Larasan and RA Chem.
Within the Clinical Research sector in India and abroad, Mr. Prasad has initiated over ten Indian Pharmaceutical sponsors for their business projects in the areas of: bioavailability and bioequivalence both in healthy and patient populations; pharmacoscintigraphic imaging based proof of concept studies; differentiated generic product related projects, et. al. Moreover, Mr. Prasad has a great deal of experience in developing international clientele and has initiated over six International Pharmaceutical sponsors for their business projects – notably the first special population (Post Menopausal Women) project which went straight into regulatory submission mode without any piloting studies.
Within the Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Sector in India, Mr. Prasad has been associated with pharmaceutical warehouse management and has been responsible for cGMP compliance activities of warehouse management with experience in all the following areas: Material Movement, Documentation, Material Planning, Logistics, Maintenance of the System in constant State of Compliance, Maintain and update records as per standards, Any Time Ready For Audits And Inspections, Insurance, Training, and Implementation.
Mr. Prasad has a broad education background, which has served him well in his experience.
B.Com. from Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada under Nagarjuna University, AP
GDMM from Indian Institute of Materials Management from the Hyderabad Chapter
Diploma in Journalism, Commercial Advertising and Public Relations from Loyola School of Communication Arts, Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada, Krishna Dt.
Ten week’s certificate course on DOS, Wordstar, Lotus 123, dBaseIII+ from Computer Point
MBA from Andhra University
Pursuing MBA in Healthcare Management from Apollo Health Educational Research Centre offered by BRAOU.
Neeta Mitroo, M.D.
Dr. Mitroo is a practicing physician with board certification in Anesthesiology and Bariatric Medicine. As an anesthesiologist, Dr. Mitroo specializes in pain management, both acute and chronic.
Subsequent to receiving her M.D. at Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi, India, and practicing in family practice for 8 years, Dr. Mitroo moved to the United States in 1971. Thereafter, she completed a residency in Anesthesiology at Hahnemann Hospital, Philadelphia in 1975. During 1976-1979, she worked as a staff anesthesiologist at JFK Hospital, Philadelphia and became the Chief of Anesthesiology. From 1979 to 2007, Dr. Mitroo has been on staff as an Anesthesiologist at Trumbull Memorial Hospital (TMH) in Warren, Ohio. where she was appointed Chief of Anesthesiology and instrumental in establishing a pain clinic for the hospital. In 1997, Dr. Mitroo established Bariatric Wellness Clinic, Inc., a clinic for comprehensive, medically correct, treatment of Obesity and achieving and maintaining wellness. In 2001, along with other physicians, she helped to establish the Bariatric Surgery Program at TMH. In 2007, Dr. Mitroo moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where she has been a practicing anesthesiologist at Holy Cross Hospital. Concurrently, she also established Sitara Medi Spa, a medical spa specializing in aesthetic medicine and treatment of obesity.
Dr. Mitroo has been on the Speakers Bureaus of Knoll Pharmaceutical Co. and Roche Pharmaceuticals, addressing professional groups on obesity and its management. She has organized and conducted annual Women’s Health Seminars and serves as a consultant to companies and clinics regarding health and wellness.
Dr. Morton Hyson
Dr. Hyson is Board certified in Neurology and licensed to practice in New York, Texas, and Nevada. He has practiced Neurology in Las Vegas, Nevada since 1990 and has been a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, School of Medicine since 1993. He was the Medical Director for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Las Vegas from 1991-1993 and he was a Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School from 1983 to 1990.
Dr. Hyson holds three patents for analgesic devices, which are used to relieve headache and pain in body members respectively. His expertise in pain management for the body will be helpful to Larasan in its customer-centric approach to pain management.
Dr. Hyson completed his pre-med studies at the University of Michigan (1967-1969) and Columbia University, New York (1974-1975). He completed his M.D. studies at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan from 1975 to 1979 and served an internship in Internal Medicine at Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Internship (1979-1980) and residency in Neurology at Montreal Neurological Hospital Montreal, Quebec, Canada (1980-1983.)
Dr. Hyson’s professional affiliations include the American Medical Association, American Academy of Neurology, American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons, American Association of the Study of Headache, the Clark County Medical Society, and the Nevada State Medical Association. Dr. Hyson is the author of several publications dealing with headache and has presented numerous papers at professional symposia and meetings. He was included in Marquis Who’s Who in America in Health Care in the 14th Edition, 1996.
Dr. Hyson’s Headache Relief System has been used by headache sufferers worldwide. Clinical studies documenting it’s efficacy have been published in “Headache”, “Headache Quarterly”, and ” The Journal of Practical Pain Management”. This headache system will now be marketed exclusively by Larasan.
Jagdish B. Mitroo, MIE
J. B. Mitroo brings a wide range of experience to Larasan from his broad professional work over 50 years spread across USA and India. JB is presently Executive Vice President of Sitara Medi Spa and of Beauty Clinics Of America, LLC (BCA) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He has been planning, organizing, and executing all work related to taking BCA into India for introducing quality medical aesthetic procedures and treatments to the rapidly growing upper middle class.
JB did his Masters in Engineering (MIE) from the College Of Military Engineering affiliated with Pune University, India. He was an officer in the Corps of Engineers in the Indian Army for 17 years, where he held various senior positions, including command of an engineering regiment and an instructor at the College of Military Engineering.
After coming to the USA in July 1975 and after doing Computer Science studies at the University of Pennsylvania, JB formed his own consulting company for setting up joint ventures in new technologies and electronic components between American and Indian companies (in both government and private sectors). JB has in depth experience in negotiating LC (Letter Of Credit) based transactions for 23 years with domestic and international banks, which will be helpful for Larasan as it starts doing business in large volumes with Indian pharmaceutical companies.
Scott Talbot has worked within the pharmaceutical industry for the past 22 years holding several senior positions in major pharmaceutical companies including Baxter Healthcare, Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals and TEVA Pharmaceuticals. He has been an integral part of highly successful technology development teams and has brought many new products to the market. Scott currently holds the title of Sr. Director, Quality Assurance & Regulatory Compliance for Novel Laboratories and also runs a successful consulting business. In his current role, Scott oversees hundreds of New Drug Applications and navigates the documents through the FDA review and approval process. He has extensive knowledge in FDA regulations including the review and approvals of New Chemical Entities (NCE), Investigational New Drugs Applications, New Drug Applications and Abbreviated New Drug Applications. Scott has been the company representative during several successful FDA inspections confirming the companies compliance to Good Manufacturing Practices and ISO standards. Scott holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology from Illinois State University.