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September 5, 2023 — The Sumaira Foundation is pleased to welcome Professor Lekha Pandit of Nitte University in Mangalore, India, to join TSF’s international Medical Advisory Board. Pr. Pandit joins TSF as the first NMOSD/MOGAD expert from India and South Asia.
Professor Lekha Pandit is the Director of the Centre for Advanced Neurological Research and Professor in the Department of Neurology at KS Hegde Medical Academy, Nitte University located in Mangalore, India.
She runs the demyelinating disease clinic and the Mangalore Demyelinating Disease Registry (MANDDIR) at Nitte University. Her clinical and research interests include observational studies and treatment effects in patients with MS, MOGAD, NMOSD and seronegative disease, diagnostic assays and biomarkers, genetic and environmental associations.
Pr. Pandit has a special interest in supporting access to care in resource-poor settings and is associated with the MS International Federation’s (MSIF) access to care efforts. She is the current secretary of PACTRIMS and has been closely associated with its educational and scientific committees for more than a decade.