About Us - Advisory Panel



    Dr Deepak Gupta India

He holds the privilege of being one of the few qualified Child & Adolescent psychiatrists in India. He has is own centre, Centre for Child & Adolescent Wellbeing (CCAW), at Greater Kailash, which is an exclusive multi speciality centre for emotional and social wellbeing of children, young people and parents. Dr. Deepak Gupta&39s credentials in brief are as under:

• DCAP in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (Kings College, London, UK), MD (Psychiatry), DNB (Psychiatry)
• Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist associated with Sir Ganga Ram & Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals.
• Director, Centre for Child & Adolescent Wellbeing (CCAW), Greater Kailash-I.
• He holds the privilege of being one of the few qualified Child & Adolescent psychiatrists in India.
• Honorary Member, American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (USA)
• Board of Advisor, Child Mental health, CHILD, Magazine, A Parents Publication.
• Donald Cohen Fellowship, 13th International Congress of European Society for Child and Adolescent
  Psychiatry (ESCAP), Florence, Italy, August 2007.
• Joint Secretary, 2007-2008, Delhi Psychiatric Society, Delhi.
• Member, Working Group, Empowering the Disabled, XIth Plan (2007-2012), Government of India.
• Member, Working Group, Adolescent Development, XIth Plan (2007-2012), Government of India.
• Fellow, International Institute of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (IICAMH), United Kingdom
  (UK), 2005-2006.
• He has conducted workshops at various Schools (Modern School Barakhamba, Bal Bharti Public Schools,
  Springdales School, Apeejay Schools, Suncity World School, Euro International School and Welhams Boys
  School Dehradun, etc.) and Colleges (Aurobindo, Gargi, JMC, Janaki Devi, Zakir Hussain) and Organizations
  (Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rotary clubs) for teachers, children and parents.
• He has appeared in various Newspapers (HT, TOI, Asian Age, Indian Express, Amar Ujjala, Dainik Jagraan),
  Magazines (India Today, Parenting, CHILD, Grahalakshmi) and TV Channels (AAJ TAK, HEADLINES TODAY,

Oct 2009 : Defeat Autism Now conference in Dallas Texas DAN trained



Dr. Praveen Kumaar Saxena -  MBBS, DMRD, CMT,  FACAM,FRCAM.   India


Medical School__Osmania Medical College Hyderabad 1990

Internship__Osmania General Hospital, Hyderabad 1991



DMRD    University  of Health Sciences A.P 2004
Fellow Member of American College for Advancement in Medicine
Fellow Royal College Alternate Medicine ( Dublin)
Member IMA  & IRIA Hyderabad


Dr. Praveen Kumaar Saxenaa is a renowned interventional radiologist based at Hyderabad. With over a decade of experience in the field of ultrasound guided interventions, he groomed himself to focus on non-invasive therapies like, Intravenous Chelation Therapy, Far Infra Red Detox, External Counter Pulsation (ECP), Anti-aging, Ozone Therapies etc.

Apart from his specialization in the areas of Interventional Radiology, he is also a Board certified CLINICAL METAL TOXICOLOGIST (IBCMT). He is one among the only 8 qualified Clinical Metal Toxicologists in India and a Fellow Member of American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), FRCAM (Dublin), Member – IMA and IRIA, Hyderabad.

He began his career as an radiologist  in CDR Hospitals  Hyderabad Dr. Saxena then moved to Warangal in 1995-1996  to serve  Rohini Hospital, Hanamakonda where his  interventional  skills were much appreciated

His next mission was as a  radiologist working in Apollo Hospitals & Vijaya Diagnostic Centre   in  Hyderabad  And then around 2000 after his  son Milind  got a  diagnoses  of ASD  he  worked out  with  him  he is  his  first  chelation  patient

Dr. Saxena turned his attention and interests to providing   simple  effective non invasive  solutions for complex  problems   He developed his insight into health problems associated with aging, and became passionate about preventing physical decline and illness. Dr. Saxena discovered that removing heavy metals , toxins  and   keeping hormones in balance might be a path to wellness, a concept he says, was not taught in medical school. He started on his own by setting up a diagnostic centre known as “Dr. Saxena’s Scan Centre” at Basheerbagh in the year 2003. Seeing the plight of his clients, he focused his research on learning about the alternative therapies doing wonders in both treating and preventing heart diseases. Thus his work from ultrasound guided interventions reached new heights in providing simple solutions to rather complex problems.



Behavior Intervention  USA

Ms. Karen Umstead M.Ed. BCBA

Ms. Karen Umstead has worked with students and staff from Eden Institute, Princeton Child Development Institute, Douglass Development Disabilities Center, and other agencies An international presenter, she has presented trainings or consultations to a variety of institutions and individuals including Action for Autism in Delhi, families, teachers (general, special, special area), paraprofessionals, administration, related service personnel, child study members, camp counselors, and bus drivers. She has a working knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) and is well versed in the use of augmentative communication devices. She has designed and supervised home programs, conducted numerous Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), written classroom and individual behavior intervention plans, and conducted social skills training and groups. (



Dr Dan Rossignol

Dr Dan Rossignol, MD, FAAFP, Researcher Dan Rossignol, MD, FAAFP received his Doctorate of Medicine at the Medical College of Virginia and completed his residency in family medicine at the University of Virginia (UVa). He is a former clinical assistant professor of family medicine at UVa and is currently a staff physician at Creation&39s Own and the International Child Development Resource Center. He is the father of two children with autism, ages six and four. He has authored several papers including 2 on the use of HBOT in autism, one on the use of urinary porphyrins in autism, and another on mitochondrial dysfunction in autism. He is a medical advisor to the International Hyperbarics Association and USAAA, and is currently involved in research to find treatments for inflammation, oxidative stress, gastrointestinal problems, and heavy metal toxicity in autism.



Dr Anju Usman

Dr. Usman is the Director of True Health Medical Center in Naperville, IL where she specializes in treating biochemical imbalances in children with ADD and Autism. Dr. Usman is a Defeat Autism Now doctor who has researched copper/zinc imbalances, metallothionein dysfunction and promotion therapy. She received her degree from Indiana University, completed residency at Cook County Hospital, and is board certified in Family Practice.



Dr Karima Hirani

Has been practicing medicine since 1993. She received her MD from USC Medical School and is Board Certified in Family Practice. In addition, She  completed her Family Practice Residency, an additional three years of training after medical school, from Long Beach Memorial Hospital in Long Beach, California. She hold a Master's degree in Nutrition from the UCLA School of Public Health (1989). She is  also clinical faculty at USC Medical School where she teaches first and second year medical students. She has been a DAN! Doctor since 2001 (Defeat Autism Now!).


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