Brian Gee, MD

As a specialist in emergency and wilderness medicine, Co-Medical Director Dr. Gee’s skill set makeshim unusually well-equipped to handle medical emergency in rural settings as well as address everyday health needs in remote areas. Click here for more of his story.


Dr. Vijaya “Arun” Kumar

While visiting India in 2016, Dr. Kumar,  Co-Medical Director, began a search for a village to study how to improve the health of that rural community. “PPES aligned with my vision in general, but its special appeal  was the concern for women and children,” he says.  Click here for more of his story.


Charles E. Sheehan III, MD, FACP

When Dr. Sheehan, Co-Medical Director, first visited PPES in 2012, there was no medical care or health education. Of those early days, he says, “We had no grand plan for creating the Prana Health Center. Rather it took a thousand small steps.”   Click here for more of his story. 


Anuradha Sharma, BAMS

Staff physician Dr. A. Sharma received her Bachelor’s degree in 1995, and a B.A.M.S. degree from Kanpur University. She completed her residency from Agra Medical and Cardiac Research Center. She has Contraceptive training from SN Medical College in Agra and WHO.


Elsa Joseph

Ms Joseph, staff nurse, was raised in Kottayam, Kerala. She graduated from the University of Kerala and received her nursing degree from Lady Hardinge Medical College in New Delhi.  She has worked as a nurse at Tirath Ram Shah Hospital, New Delhi; the Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia; and Max Super Speciality Hospital, New Delhi.


Mary Cairns

During more than a decade of volunteering at PPES, Advisory Board Member Mary Cairns has introduced the girls at PPES to things most Westerners take for granted, from toothbrushes and liquid soap to disposable sanitary pads. And that’s just for starters. Click here for more of her story.