ABOUT US

Ananda Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to bring innovation in Healthcare management to the lives of people by providing medical services online (Telemedicine) for deserving Neurology/Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine & Pediatric/Adolescent Medicine patients from all over the world. This includes clinical knowledge exchange, health technology implementation, and patient treatment in collaboration with the areas of telemedicine, tele-radiology services, and remote medical opinions/second opinions.




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MISSION


If you or your loved ones have been diagnosed with a serious Neurological condition or Pediatric/Adolescent diseases or in need of Internal Medicine consultation to deal with prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases, Ananda Foundation can assist you in navigating through the confusing and expensive medical treatment process.

Since inception Ananda Foundation have set a valued consistency and strategic priority in helping patients avoid redundant, unnecessary and costly medical procedures and tests regardless of the family's ability to pay.

  • Ananda Foundation's Online Medical Consultation Program (OMCP*) provides patients with reliable online medical second opinions that help prevent misdiagnoses and unnecessary treatments.
  • Avoid incorrect diagnoses.
  • Empower patients with additional treatment options.
  • Provides users with a convenient site to store and access all their health information and medical records.
  • Provides peace of mind to patients and their families.
  • Share their health information and medical records with their physicians.
  • Help patients avoid redundant, unnecessary and costly medical procedures and tests.
  • Reduce hospital re-admissions.
*OMCP is not a crisis medical service. If you are having an emergency go to your local emergency room or call emergency services at 911.

PEOPLE BEHIND


Rajee Ananda, M.D.
Attending Physician,
Neurology


Dr. Rajee Ananda is a graduate of Thanjavur Medical College, University of Madras, India. She completed a year of her internship at the Thanjavur Medical College Hospital before moving to the United States. She completed a three-year residency in neurology and one year of clinical fellowship in neurology and pharmacology at the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center in Los Angeles. Since 1981, Dr. Ananda has been in private practice, specializing in neurology in the Simi Valley/Westlake Village region of California, with privileges at several hospitals. She is currently on the faculty of neurology at USC Medical School in Los Angeles.

Ajay Ananda, M.D.
Attending Physician,
Neurological Surgery


Dr. Ajay Ananda graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Neuroscience from Brown University in Rhode Island before obtaining his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He performed an internship in general surgery and a residency in neurosurgery at University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center. Thereafter, he affiliated with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as an Attending Neurosurgeon. He is currently an Attending Neurosurgeon at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles.

Dr. Venkatraman Sadanand, M.D.
Attending Physician,
Neurological Surgery


Dr. Venkatraman Sadanand earned a bachelor's degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India. He earned master's and doctorate degrees from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, followed by a medical degree from the University of Toronto in Canada. He completed a residency in neurosurgery at Royal University Hospital, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. That was followed by a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at Northwestern University, Chicago. Dr. Venkataraman is currently an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. His expertise is in pediatric neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery.

Dr. Prasad A. Ananda, M.D.
Attending Physician,
Internal Medicine


Dr. Prasad Ananda completed his medical degree at the Medical College, Thanjavur, India before joining the Los Angeles County/USC Medical Center in Los Angeles as a Research Associate in cardiology. Subsequently, he completed a residency in anesthesia at the same medical center before performing a residency (including one year as Chief Resident) in internal medicine at the University of Birmingham Medical Center, Birmingham, AL. Since 1983, Dr. Ananda has been in private practice in internal medicine in Oxnard, CA.

Dr. Kumar Ananda, M.D.
Attending Physician,
Pediatrics/Adolescent Medicine


Dr. Kumar Ananda did his M.D. from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal/ Mangalore in India (1970–1976). He worked as Tutor in Anatomy at KMC Mangalore (1977–1978) and did his Internship at Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles (1980–1981). He did Pediatric Residency in Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia (1981–1983) and then did Neonatology Fellowship at LAC/USC Medical Center, Los Angeles (1984–1985). Since 1985, he has been an attending Neonatologist in both St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital, Camarillo and St. Regional Medical center, Oxnard,CA. For the past 5 years he has limited his practice to taking care of high risk infants, graduates of NICU and some adolescent patients as well.

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