Board of Advisors

Dr. Dayan Naik, MD, FACC, FCCP


Biography: Dr. Naik received an M.B.B.S. from Karnataka Medical College in Hubli, India in 1968. He did his post-graduate rotating internship at Karnataka Medical College Hospital and an Internship in Medicine at Edgewater Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Naik’s academic appointments include experience as a Lecturer in Human Anatomy at JJM Medical College, an appointment as an Associate of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Assistant Professor in Medicine at New York Medical College and a current appointment as Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine at New York Medical College.

Dr. Naik’s distinguished work at New York Metropolitan area hospitals began in 1975, when he was appointed as Associate Cardiologist in the Beth Israel Hospital Cardiology Department. Subsequently, he was selected as an Attending in Cardiology and served as the Director of the Cardiac Care Unit and as the Supervisor of the Cardiac Laboratory at the Flower Fifth Avenue Hospital. He currently serves as an Associate Attending in Medicine Cardiology at Lawrence Hospital, an Associate Attending in Medicine and Cardiology at Westchester County Medical Center, an Associate Attending in Cardiology at Mount Vernon Hospital and as an Assistant Attending in Medicine and Cardiology at Hackensack University Medical Center. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Cardiovascular Disease. Dr. Naik holds licensure in New York, California, and New Jersey.

Dr. Naik is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. From 2000-2001, Dr. Naik served as President of the prestigious American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI). Additionally from 2004-2006, Dr. Naik served as the President of the American Association of Cardiologists of Indian Origin (AACIO).

Dr. Richard J. Derman, MD, MPH, FACOG


Biography: Richard J. Derman, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G., was appointed Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Christiana Care in May 2008. He also serves as Associate Provost for Global Affairs at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Derman served in a number of senior leadership roles during his career. Before completing his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Cornell University, The New York Lying-In Hospital, and his MPH degree from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Derman served as a Peace Corps Physician in India and a Medical Director of the Peace Corps in Washington, D.C. Upon completion of his residency, he was Medical Director and CEO of a federally-funded agency dedicated to maternal-child health. He remained on the faculty at Cornell until 1994, when he accepted a professorship and became Director of Women’s Health at the University of Illinois School of Medicine, where he also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University’s School of Public Health. Dr. Derman has served as Medical Director and/or PI of the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health both at University of Illinois and University of Missouri, Kansas City and at Christiana Care.

Dr. Derman has held the positions of Associate Dean for Clinical Research, Interim Associate Dean for Research, Associate Dean for Women’s Health, Schutte Chair in Women’s Health and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City.

Dr. Derman is a Principal Investigator of the Global Research Network for Women’s and Children’s Health, funded by the National Institutes of Health and is involved in research funded by the World Health Organization and the Gates Foundation. He has published more than 70 articles in indexed peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Jubil Malieckal, MBBS


Biography: Dr. Malieckal is a graduate from JN Medical College at Karnatak University, Belguam. He completed his Nephrology fellowship at Brooklyn Cumberland Medical Center. Dr. Malieckal joined the Board of Advisors with a successful career in New York. He is a specialist in Internal Medicine / Nephrology and maintains hospital affiliations at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, New York Methodist Hospital, and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.

Dr. Azad K. Anand


Mr. Herry Koolman