Dr. Navas Nadukkandiyil

Dr. Navas Nadukkandiyil
Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha,Qatar


I acted as a bedside teacher and trainer of clinical examination for medical graduate students for their OSCE (objective structured clinical examination) since January 2013 ? to present date. As a senior physician, my role was to give directions and advice in relation to the course and also to undertake some work-based assessments. I was actively involved all kind of clinical sessions, lectures, seminars, journal club presentations for medical, dental, nursing students. Lead Clinicians for Internal Medicine (IM) and Family Medicine (FM) Residents Rotating in Geriatrics Department. Regular Weekly teaching sessions are planned and organized for IM and FM residents. My teaching includes didactic lectures, bedside teaching, and presentations. Team Leader, Mentor for clinical care improvement training(CCITP) Program, in HMC My role is to guide, direct, supervise, and monitor a CCITP project team Members to train their respective Multidisciplinary level staff. Geriatrics Curriculum Committee core faculty, Preparing the curriculum for geriatrics fellowship program and helps in preparing and completing their clinical research

Research Interest

My research interests are mainly focused on improving the life standard of elderly with special emphasis on the elderly people in the state of Qatar. I was the co-Investigator in a Study Epidemiology of Vitamin D Deficiency Among Elderly Population. The research was intended to know the prevalence of vitamin D Deficiency in the elderly in the state of Qatar. A high prevalence of VDD (72%) was observed among elderly population in Qatar. Lower VDL was associated with higher HbA1c and lower HDL levels. Further studies are warranted to evaluate whether vitamin D supplementation controls DM and low HDL levels among elderly population.