Tony Nader, MD, PhD, MARR
Patron of the Congress
Dr. Nader received his M.D. degree from the American University of Beirut. His Ph.D. is in the area of Brain and Cognitive Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and he completed post-doctoral work as a Clinical and Research Fellow in Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. med. Rainer Picha
Dr med Rainer Picha, Austria
Rainer Picha, MD, senior consultant in cardiology from Austria; former Assistant Director, Department of Cardiology of the State Hospital in Graz, Austria; researcher at Maharishi Vedic University in Vlodrop, Netherlands, since 1996. Dr. Picha is now Chairman of International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation, overseeing all Maharishi AyurVeda activities worldwide.
Padma Bhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna
Padma Bhushan Vaidya Devendra Triguna, India
President, National Academy of Ayurveda, Ministry of Ayush, Government of India; Chairman, Trust, All India Ayurvedic Congress; recipient of “Padma Shri” & “Padma Bhushan” award for his contribution to Ayurveda
Prof. Dr. Subhash Ranade
Prof Dr Subhash Ranade, India
One of the foremost experts on Ayurveda. He is leading academician and physician in the field of Ayurveda. Chairman International Academy of Ayurved, Pune, India.
Raja Kingsley Brooks
Kingsley Brooks, USA
Chairman, Maharishi Vedic University, Courses & Consultations (MVU-CC); Board of Directors, International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation (IMAVF)
Prof. Gunvant Yeola
Prof Dr (Vaidya) Gunvant Yeola MD, PhD (Ayurveda), India
Head of Dept. of Kayachikitsa, D. Y. Patil College of Ayurved and Research Centre, Pune, India
Deepak Prakash Baskota
Deepak Prakash Baskota, Nepal
Chairman Nepal Maharishi Vedic Foundation, former State Home Minister and executive chairman of the National Cooperative Federation of Nepal
Dr. Sarita Shrestha
Dr Sarita Shrestha, Nepal
Consultant, MD (Stree tatha Prasuti); Guest Lecturer at Mount Maddona University, USA
Dr. Santosh Kumar Thakur
Dr Santosh Kumar Thakur, Nepal
Chairman, Nepal Ayurveda Medical Council Kathmandu, Nepal
Dr. Vasudev Upadhyaya
Dr Vasudev Upadhyaya, Nepal
Director General, Department of Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine, Teku, Kathmandu, Nepal
Dr. Pradip Gyawali
Dr Pradip Gyawali, Nepal
Executive Chief, Nepal Health Research Council, Kathmandu, Nepal
Dr. Shyam Babu Yadav
Dr Shyam Babu Yadav, Nepal
President, Ayurveda Doctors Association of Nepal, Naradevi, Kathmandu, Nepal
Dr. med. Walter Mölk
Dr med Walter Mölk, Austria
Director, International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation; Director, Stichting MERU; Director Maharishi College of Perfect Health International, The Netherlands; Founder Austrian Society for Ayurvedic Medicine (1986)
Dr. Sunanda Ranade
Dr Sunanda Ranade, India
Ayurvedic gynaecologist and nutritionist. Since the past 40 years she is the Vice Chairman of International Academy of Ayurved, Pune, India and is working in the field of Ayurveda and Yoga.
John Hagelin
John Hagelin (PhD Harvard), USA
President, Maharishi International University, renowned quantum physicist, Director of the Institute of Science, Technology and Public Policy at MUM, and President of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace.
Vaidya Manohar Palakurthi
Vaidya Manohar Palakurthi, BAMS, PhD, USA
Clinical Professor of Physiology and Health at Maharishi International University, USA
Dr. med. Wolfgang Schachinger
Dr med Wolfgang Schachinger, Austria
President European Ayurveda Medical Association (EURAMA); Board German Ayurveda Association; Medical Director Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre, Ried, Austria
Dr. med. Oliver Werner
Dr med Oliver Werner, Switzerland
President, Swiss Physicians‘ Society for Ayurveda;
President, Swiss Association for Maharishi Ayurveda;
Founder, Maharishi Ayurveda Health Center, Seelisberg, Switzerland
Vaidyaraj Sunil B. Patil
Vaidyaraj Sunil B. Patil, India
Founder and president of Vanoushadhi Vidhyapeeth, Kolhapur, India; editor of Vanoushadhi Magazine and author of eight books on Ayurveda; received numerous national and international awards


Lothar Pirc
Prof. Lothar Pirc
CEO & Owner of the award-winning Maharishi AyurVeda Health Centre Bad Ems, Germany; Founder and President of the Foundation for the Promotion of Vedic Cultural Heritage in Nepal, Germany; Board of Directors, International Maharishi AyurVeda Foundation (IMAVF); Professor of Practice, DPU Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, India

Vaidya Kopila Adhikari
Vaidya Kopila Adhikari
BAMS, MD, Nepal
General Secretary Ayurveda Doctor’s Association of Nepal ADAN, Consultant Ayurveda Doctor at Ajasrika Ayurveda and Panchakarma Center, Nepal

Dr Ankita Shirkande
Dr Ankita Shirkande
MD (Ayurved), PhD (Scholar), India
Secretary, International Academy of Ayurved; Associate Professor at Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Ayurved & Research Centre, Pune; Owner and Chief Consultant, Shree VishwAngad Ayurved, Panchakarma & Yoga Clinic, Pune, India