KOA Healthcare Network

OBJECTIVES

  • Create a database of community healthcare professionals in USA that would render second opinion to community members.
  • Identify key projects that could benefit our community and KOA in long run.

HISTORY

KOA Telemedicine project has become operational since summer of 2014.  Dr. Surinder Kaul (former KOA President), Dr. Nirmal Mattoo, NY (Healthcare Chair), Dr. Chand Bhan, MA (KOA Program Director – Medical Fund), and Dr. K.L. Chowdhury, India, initiated this great effort.

HOW TO APPLY FOR A SECOND OPINION?

  • Step 1: A KP Patient (India-based/Us-based) submits medical records to GrandOpinion either directly, or through KOA or KMECT. If applied through GrandOpinion, follow these steps:
    • Register profile or Request Opinion online by choosing a specialty from the drop down menu. Make sure to select KOA- Kashmiri Overseas Association/KMECT as your group/association to identify as a community member (for verification and to let internal team know).

    • If in trouble/queries please call customer care at +91 7859851030 immediately for assistance or email at support@grandopinion.com

    • Upload case query, along with any attachments, files that would help specialist come give a detailed opinion.

    • Once GrandOpinion receives the above, its office will match the case with the available specialist from the community and work towards getting the consult as desired.

  • Step 2: If GrandOpinion is not contacted directly, KOA or KMECT forwards medical records to GrandOpinion (Apply through KMECT and download application form by clicking here).
  • Step 3: GrandOpinion submits medical records to US-based specialist.
  • Step 4: US-based specialist renders second opinion to the patient directly (not through GrandOpinion, KOA or KMECT).



KOA Healthcare Network

CONTACTS

KMECT:

Maharaj PajanSh. Maharaj Pajan
House no 692,
Sector 14, Faridabad 121007, India
(e-mail: raj_692@hotmail.com)
Jatinder KawEr. Jatinder Kaw
E-15 / 16-C, Shatabdi Vihar
Sector-61, Noida, (U.P.) 201 307, India
(e-mail: jatinder.kaw@gmail.com)
Sunil K. ThusuSh. Sunil K. Thusu
SHYAMALAYA
House No 47, Lane no 2
Shyam Vihar (Opp Directorate of Agriculture)
TALAB TILLOO
Jammu 180002, India
(e-mail: sunilkthusu@gmail.com)

GrandOpinion:

DOCUMENTS

PROGRAM DIRECTORS

Dr. Shakun Munshi Malik

Dr. Shakun Malik

The experience of serving as zone-4 president over the last 2 years has been very enriching to Dr. Shakun Malik. She has come to know a lot of great people who have further enriched her knowledge about her Kashmiri heritage. She is particularly proud of our youth who have been active in her zone with Sunday school where they discuss our heritage and teach Kashmiri language to the younger ones.

She considers Kashmiri Pandits a part of an extended family. “Our families all look and think different and it’s always been so. Families are whom you love because it provides support and a framework of values to each of its members. Family members teach each other, serve one another and share life’s joys and sorrows”.

A family works together to overcome struggles and to provide happiness to each of its members.

Shakun Malik is a graduate of Kashmir Medical College and is serving as the head, Thoracic and Head & Neck Cancer Therapeutics at the Clinical Investigations branch of National Cancer Institute/NIH. She is married to Rajat Pamposh Malik (a gastroenterologist by profession) and has two children Raeva and Hersh.

Dr. Anil Mattoo

Dr. Anil MattooDr. Anil Mattoo was born in Karan Nagar, Srinagar in Kashmir. His father Mr G.L. Mattoo is a Civil Engineer and his mother Mrs. Krishna Mattoo (Adalati) worked as a school teacher. Dr. Mattoo is a product of Tyndale Biscoe School in Srinagar. He graduated from Govt. Medical College Srinagar in 1989. He also completed post graduation in internal Medicine from G R Medical College, Gwalior. In 1996 Dr Mattoo moved to the United States and completed a residency in Internal Medicine from Rush Westlake Hospital in Chicago and subsequently a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine from Winthrop University Hospital in long Island, New York. He is currently working as a consultant physician at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue, NY. Dr Mattoo is married. His wife Nita Kaul is also a physician. He has two beautiful children Harshil and Himani.