Dr Rahul Padmanabhan is a pioneer in home and community based elder care programs and has been successfully managing elders through innovative care programs. He specializes in chronic disease management, palliative care and dementia care. He has been instrumental in developing feasible models for transitional care. He is a graduate of Calicut medical college. He did his Master’s Degree in Applied Gerontology and Wellness Management from Ball State University, Indiana, USA. He has worked closely with long term care (LTC) facilities in USA and brings with him rich expertise in managed care of elders.